Award-Winning English Tutors in Chicago, IL
Tony "I have been a teacher for almost twenty years now at the college level, and I have also worked with high school students during that time in such areas as Composition, College Essay prep, Grammar, Spelling and Literature. I also have a degree in French with a minor in Translation, and I have taught creative writing in both fiction and poetry. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, science fiction in literature and in movies, video games, and writing..."
Western Michigan University - BA, English, French
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - MFA, Creative Writing
Rachel "I am a 2011 graduate of Goshen College--a liberal arts college in northern Indiana--where I studied English and Secondary Education. Since graduation, I have taught high school English, taught 5th and 6th grade Art, tutored elementary and middle school students, worked and taught at an orphanage in Cambodia, and am currently working in a 5th grade classroom. While I tutor a wide-range of subjects, I most enjoy teaching English, Literature, Math, and Art. When I am not teaching or tutoring, I enjoy playing tennis and volleyball, doing art projects, reading, writing, and exploring the great city of Chicago.."
Audrey "... I am fluent in Spanish and LOVE working with emerging bilingual students, whether they're learning English or Spanish as a new language! In my spare time, I enjoy writing, reading, and singing. I am a spoken-word poet and a published writer of both fiction and nonfiction. I am an energetic, enthusiastic educator who is passionate about learning and creativity, and I use this enthusiasm to get students excited about their course material, which I believe is the most important way to help students perform their best..."
University of Iowa - Bachelors, English
Calumet College of St. Joseph - Masters, Teaching Masters
Kendall "...I am a Louisiana licensed attorney with a JD from Southern University Law Center, and am currently studying for the Illinois Bar Exam. I am happily married with four sons, two of whom have special needs (Autism and Downs). I have a proven track-record of presenting complex topics in an easy format that will allow you to efficiently improve, and eventually master, any academic subject. I am dependable, patient and effective, and I have no desire to bore you or waste your time..."
Katrina "... I hold teaching certifications from both Indiana University and Kingston University in London, England. I have a great deal of experience teaching literature, composition, grammar, reading, study skills, and test prep both in the classroom and as a private tutor. I taught middle school Language Arts for two years in California and high school English literature and composition in London, England for several years..."
Kathryn "... I adore languages and have enjoyed tutoring French at all levels for a significant amount of time now. Reading and writing are favorite pastimes of mine, and I was a student who actually thoroughly enjoyed taking the SAT, ACT, and PSAT reading/writing sections! I have a passion for helping others find enjoyment in standardized test taking (no matter what it takes!) and securing the best strategies for their success. Editing is another 'hobby' of mine, and I am always eager to work through a paper with someone..."
Loyola University-Chicago - BA, International Studies and French; Minors in German, Arabic, African Studies
Kate "...News' and Newsweek's lists of top 100 high schools in the nation. I attended Indiana University, as a member of the prestigious Herman B Wells Scholars Program. I joined the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and I graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Classical Studies: Latin and Greek and Theatre & Drama, and with a minor in Art History. My strengths as a tutor are my personable style and my individualized review methods. I believe in strong communication with students and parents, and I offer detailed written feedback after every tutoring session..."
Indiana University Bloomington - BA, Classical Studies: Latin & Greek, Theatre & Drama, minor in Art History
Ali "...I especially love teaching math and science. I know thats an area that a lot of students struggle with, but I think it just takes the right method to show students that those subjects are actually really fun. I am also passionate about working with English Language Learners and students with disabilities..."
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - BS, Elementary Education
University of Roehampton - MA, Special and Inclusive Education
Nick "...While my primary specialty is tutoring in writing and reading, I am also available for tutoring in mathematics, history, the social sciences, and ACT/SAT preparation. I have a Master of Arts in English from Ohio University. I received my bachelor's from Ohio State and also attended Kenyon College..."
Ohio State University - BA, English
Ohio University - MA, English
Evan "... At Pomona I studied Cognitive Science and Psychology, played varsity basketball, and worked as a Teacher's Assistant in the Linguistics and Cognitive Science department. I've worked for Varsity Tutors since moving back to Seattle last September, and love my job. As a tutor, I specialize in teaching SAT/ACT/GRE/ISEE prep, writing, English, Spanish, math, music, and psychology..."