Business Spotlight: Tutoring with a Twist of Tech

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Submitted by/job title: Jennifer Duffy

Your business name: Tutoring with a Twist of Tech

  • Email address: duffyedtech@gmail.com
  • Phone number: 630-765-5797

Business address/town: St. Charles

When and how did your business get started?

As a brand new business, I am excited to bring my skill set and knowledge to St. Charles. I work as a part-time assistive technology specialist in a well-funded school district. I am fortunate enough to have an employer that can send me to workshops to learn what is new and great in the world of educational and assistive technology. It is my hope to be able to bring that knowledge to my own community.

What is your business best known for?

* Direct Services and Tutoring: Using technology, students have the opportunity to challenge their thinking beyond paper and pencil. Students are engaged, actively thinking, and achieving higher levels! Using their device or mine, I appropriately utilize technology to challenge the student. If asked, I can also make recommendations for software and apps for the student to use independently in order to practice their new skills.

* Staff and Parent Education: Knowledge is power. Learn about the technology options available to students. Common Core Standards encourage and sometimes require the use of technology. The Common Core assessment will allow for more technological accommodations than ever before. Through presentations and workshops, parents and/or staff will learn about the role technology can play in the education of their students and children.

How can people contact your business? Phone or email is best

  • Phone: (630) 765-5797

  • Email: duffyedtech@gmail.com

Does your business offer a special deals card or program?

Yes, I want to make sure my services are available to everyone in need. If 1:1 tutoring is not financially feasible, small group tutoring is also available at lower cost.

What's something interesting about your business your customers might not know?

Assistive technology is typically used for people with disabilities. However, the general public can benefit from the technology as well. For one example, Word prediction software was developed to help people with fine motor disabilities because it means fewer buttons to press on a keyboard. However, students (or even adult professionals), that are just plain horrible spellers can buy the software and write with ease.

Why did you choose the town you did to open your business?

I love my community. I love my field. I would love to bring them together.

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