Upcoming Events

Information Session-Executive Functioning and Mental Health

JAM Teaching is hosting informational sessions for parents and educators. Learn about Executive Functioning and how these essential skills are linked to Mental Health.

October 20, 2022 6:30 PM

Downer's Grove Library

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Information Session-Executive Functioning and Mental Health

JAM Teaching is hosting informational sessions for parents and educators. Learn about Executive Functioning and how these essential skills are linked to Mental Health.

October 25, 2022 7:00 PM

Glenview Library

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How We Help

We customize

We understand that no two students are the same. We provide customized learning for each student to fit their individual learning styles.

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We Maximize

We maximize learning gains with research based techniques.

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We Improve

We improve student outcomes.

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Our Process

Let’s See How it Works

STEP 1

Consultation

Consult with a JAM Teaching and Consulting team member.

STEP 2

Discuss

Share your child's learning needs and desired outcomes.

STEP 3

Action

You are paired with a tutor that can support your child's unique needs.

Our Process

How does it work?

The process starts with a consultation from a JAM Teaching and Consulting team member.  You will discuss your child's learning needs and desired outcomes.  You are then paired with a tutor that can support your child's unique needs.  The process is simple, streamlined, and child-centered.


What makes us different?

We utilize innovative, research-based teaching practices. We consider the whole child and incorporate all aspects of your child. We believe that every child is unique, and they should have a support plan catered to their specific needs.

JAM Teaching and Consulting is a team of professional teachers, qualified tutors, and highly qualified educational consultants. JAM consists of a team of skilled professionals who will help your child succeed in school and life.

What’s the process?

Consultation

Determine outcomes

Customized plan

Learning outcomes

Why us?

We are innovative

We customize and individualize

We consider your child as a whole learner

We communicate

We are reflective

We collaborate

We motivate children to learn

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Tutoring Team

Julia Mahowald

Founder

  • Dominican University, Masters as a Reading Specialist
  • National Boards Certification, Exceptional Needs Specialist
  • Orton Gillingham Trained, Institute of Multi-Sensory Design
  • Northeastern Illinois University, Masters as a Learning Behavioral Specialist II
  • Central Washington University, Bachelors of Elementary Education and Special Education


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Mr. Brendan

  • Certified in Orton-Gillingham Reading Methodology, Institution of Multi-Sensory Education
  • Masters of Arts in Child, Family and School Psychology, University of Denver
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Elon University
  • Orton Gillingham Trained, Institute of Multi-Sensory Design

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Ms. Karen

  • Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, National Louis University
  • Bachelor of Science in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education, Syracuse University

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Ms. Elaine

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Distinction with a Minor in Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago


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Ms. Dhalia

  • Certified in Orton-Gillingham Reading Methodology, Institution of Multi-Sensory Education
  • Masters in Curriculum and instruction with a focus on Community of Engagement,  Concordia University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Endorsements in Reading K-6,  The University of Iowa



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Ms. Gina

  • Specialist in Education Degree in Administration and Supervision, National Louis University
  • Bilingual/ESL Endorsement, University of Phoenix
  • Masters of Education, Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, DePaul University

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Ms. Jennifer

  • Masters of Educational Leadership, IUPUI, Urban Principal Program
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Evansville
  • Proficient Practitioner License, K-12 Building Level Administrator
  • Advanced Practitioner License Primary and Intermediate Generalist


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Ms. Mae

  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies- Child and Adolescent Development Focus, Minor in Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Ms. Ariana

  • Bachelors of Science in Physics, Bachelors of Science in Mathematics, Loyola University, Summa Cum Laude
  • Masters in Mathematics, Loyola University Chicago

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Mr. Anosh

  • North Park University, Bachelors of Science in Physics and Mathematics

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Mr. Jackson

  • DePaul University, College of Education, Masters of Education, Mathematics
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Grainger College of Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Minor in Business

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Ms. Janaki

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Doctorate
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Major: Rehabilitation Sciences, Minors: Psychology and Disability and Human Development

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Ms. Ashley

  • Illinois State University, Bachelor's Degree in Early-Childhood Education (Birth-3rd Grade)
  • Reading Specialist Certificate
  • Golden Apple Award Recipient

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Ms. Miriam

  • Marian University, Indianapolis, IN, Master of Arts in Teaching, Cum Laude
  • Syracuse University, Bachelor of Science Child and Family Studies, Dean’s List
  • Orton-Gillingham trained

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Ms. Rania

  • University of Washington, Masters Degree in Elementary Education, Reading Endorsement
  • Central Washington University, Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Health and Fitness

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Ms. Sheila

  • University of Notre Dame, ACE, Masters Education
  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Responsive Classroom Educator

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Ms. Stacey

  • Northeastern Illinois University Master of Arts Degree in Reading
  • Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist Certification
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education

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Ms. Mary Kate

  • University of Kentucky Lexington Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Family Sciences
  • Teach For America: Illinois State Board of Education, Relay Graduate School of Education, Elementary Education

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Ms. Kelly

  • Saint Joseph University Masters Certified in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • University of Concordia Masters in Advanced Special Education
  • University of Dayton B.S. Education: Special Education

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Ms. Abby

  • The University of Wisconsin La Crosse Bachelors in Science: Middle Childhood Early Adolesce

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Ms. Taylor

  • National Louis University Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Grades Education – English Language Arts 
  • Endorsements: Math
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies

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Ms. Katie

  • Arizona State University: Sociology
  • Northcentral University Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

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Ms. Grace

  • DePaul University: Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) (June 2023)
  • Anticipated Endorsements: 9-12 Psychology

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Ms. Jaci

  • Benedictine University: Master of Educational Leadership 
  • Northern Illinois University: Bachelor of Arts in English Education
  • John Cabot University, Rome, Italy: International Study

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Ms. Arielle

  • Washington University in St. Louis: Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Miami University College of Education, Health, and Society
  • Miami University College: Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Health
  • Miami University College: Bachelor of Science Degree in Business

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Ms. Kathy

  • Elmhurst College: Bachelor of Arts in Special Education Learning Disabled/ Behavior Disordered
  • Sonday System 1 and 2 Certified Teacher

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Ms. Corey

  • National Louis University: Early Childhood Special Education Approval
  • National Louis University: Masters in Specialized Endorsements: Reading and English as a Second Language
  • Illinois State University: B.S. Special Education LBS 1, Cert Type 10, K-12
  • Illinois State University: Spanish with a Middle School Endorsement

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Ms. Claire

  • Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy: Master of Science in Secondary Science: Biology, w/ endorsement in English Expected, June 2023
  • The University of Chicago: Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Psychology

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Angela Martin

Desinger

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John Doe

Developer

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Testimonials

"Julia has just been incredibly flexible, patient and tireless without being pushy. She's a huge support. Highly credible and trustworthy. She's the main reason we prioritized tutoring with JAM."

Priya Koduri

"I love Julia - her easy breezy, loving personality comes through even through the screen. Vivian looks forward to her time with Miss Julia!"

Beth N.

Working with Julia has been a gamechanger for us. As parents, we didn't know how to support our first-grader with reading since it didn't seem to come 'naturally' to her. Once we got the diagnosis of dyslexia, a friend highly recommended JAM Teaching as an incredible resource, and I am so grateful she did. Julia helped to humanize the dyslexia diagnosis for us. Rather than being a scary clinical thing that defined our daughter, Julia helped our daughter and us to learn how to navigate it and capitalize on her strengths as a learner. In just two months, our daughter has made incredible gains, is interested in reading and learning and looks forward to her daily Zoom sessions with Miss Julia. I am so grateful that Miss Julia is part of our team of loving and creative adults supporting our daughter in her learning.

Julie H

"I am so happy that I found JAM Teaching. We just started tutoring for two of my children ages 11 and 5 years. Both tutors are great fits for our kids and we are already seeing improvement in terms of confidence and academic skills. Julia did a great job pairing each kid with an appropriate tutor and scheduling has been so easy."

Theresa R.

"Brendan has increased in my child’s happiness and recent MAP testing growth surge in the 90th percentile since Fall!"

JAM Parent

Julia has had such a positive impact on our son. She understands his personality and learning characteristics, which helped develop a strong working relationship. We are so happy to see his growth a person, beyond schoolwork, thanks to all of her help!

Tim C

Ryan’s confidence has grown since working with Julia. I also appreciate knowing that he’s working with someone who has a clear, comprehensive plan. I appreciate the wealth of experience & knowledge Julia brings to each session.

J. K.

Julia is a remarkable teacher. She has immense patience and great insight. Without Julia’s guidance we would not have managed school and home successfully for the past few years. Her assistance with the IEP process made us confident to advocate for our son. You can tell she really cares for each one of her students. We are very lucky to have her as a tutor for our son!

Marie M.

Julia is an asset to any student's academic team! She’s approachable and easy going but direct and firm when working with our boy. She has helped us continue to identify and progress his literacy areas that need growth. She is able to help interpret certain school district and state level documents if needed for learning differences. Our boy always finishes feeling accomplished and positive despite his areas of struggle! When asked who he prefers to work on difficult tasks with he answers “Julia!” I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julia for any type of student.

Laurie C.

Julia is so professional!

Ariel F.

Julia has been such a gift to our son and our family! We hired her to tutor our 1st grade son, who was in a mainstream class but has some special needs and was really struggling with the remote learning during the shutdown. Julia engaged and motivated him immediately. I have never seen someone able to work with him so well. She is energetic, warm, and kind, while also being firm and structured in order to keep my son on task. She goes above and beyond in terms of both prepping for their sessions and in terms of follow-up and collaborative planning. I cannot recommend her highly enough for any student - special needs or not. We love Julia!

Kate and Michael

"I can see Jose is more confident since he is with Elizabeth and back to school, he is more interested in learning and he happily waits to be with Ms. Elizabeth and enjoys her games!"

H. L

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"Julia has just been incredibly flexible, patient and tireless without being pushy. She's a huge support. Highly credible and trustworthy. She's the main reason we prioritized tutoring with JAM."
Priya Koduri
Lead Developer, Flowbase
"I love Julia - her easy breezy, loving personality comes through even through the screen. Vivian looks forward to her time with Miss Julia!"
Beth N.
Lead Developer, Flowbase
Working with Julia has been a gamechanger for us. As parents, we didn't know how to support our first-grader with reading since it didn't seem to come 'naturally' to her. Once we got the diagnosis of dyslexia, a friend highly recommended JAM Teaching as an incredible resource, and I am so grateful she did. Julia helped to humanize the dyslexia diagnosis for us. Rather than being a scary clinical thing that defined our daughter, Julia helped our daughter and us to learn how to navigate it and capitalize on her strengths as a learner. In just two months, our daughter has made incredible gains, is interested in reading and learning and looks forward to her daily Zoom sessions with Miss Julia. I am so grateful that Miss Julia is part of our team of loving and creative adults supporting our daughter in her learning.
Julie H
Lead Developer, Flowbase
"I am so happy that I found JAM Teaching. We just started tutoring for two of my children ages 11 and 5 years. Both tutors are great fits for our kids and we are already seeing improvement in terms of confidence and academic skills. Julia did a great job pairing each kid with an appropriate tutor and scheduling has been so easy."
Theresa R.
Lead Developer, Flowbase
"Brendan has increased in my child’s happiness and recent MAP testing growth surge in the 90th percentile since Fall!"
JAM Parent
Lead Developer, Flowbase
Julia has had such a positive impact on our son. She understands his personality and learning characteristics, which helped develop a strong working relationship. We are so happy to see his growth a person, beyond schoolwork, thanks to all of her help!
Tim C
Lead Developer, Flowbase
Ryan’s confidence has grown since working with Julia. I also appreciate knowing that he’s working with someone who has a clear, comprehensive plan. I appreciate the wealth of experience & knowledge Julia brings to each session.
J. K.
Lead Developer, Flowbase
Julia is a remarkable teacher. She has immense patience and great insight. Without Julia’s guidance we would not have managed school and home successfully for the past few years. Her assistance with the IEP process made us confident to advocate for our son. You can tell she really cares for each one of her students. We are very lucky to have her as a tutor for our son!
Marie M.
Lead Developer, Flowbase
Julia is an asset to any student's academic team! She’s approachable and easy going but direct and firm when working with our boy. She has helped us continue to identify and progress his literacy areas that need growth. She is able to help interpret certain school district and state level documents if needed for learning differences. Our boy always finishes feeling accomplished and positive despite his areas of struggle! When asked who he prefers to work on difficult tasks with he answers “Julia!” I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julia for any type of student.
Laurie C.
Lead Developer, Flowbase
Julia is so professional!
Ariel F.
Lead Developer, Flowbase
Julia has been such a gift to our son and our family! We hired her to tutor our 1st grade son, who was in a mainstream class but has some special needs and was really struggling with the remote learning during the shutdown. Julia engaged and motivated him immediately. I have never seen someone able to work with him so well. She is energetic, warm, and kind, while also being firm and structured in order to keep my son on task. She goes above and beyond in terms of both prepping for their sessions and in terms of follow-up and collaborative planning. I cannot recommend her highly enough for any student - special needs or not. We love Julia!
Kate and Michael
Lead Developer, Flowbase
"I can see Jose is more confident since he is with Elizabeth and back to school, he is more interested in learning and he happily waits to be with Ms. Elizabeth and enjoys her games!"
H. L
Lead Developer, Flowbase

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