Carefully selected, highly-credentialed English tutors in Northbrook, IL
" 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 (both in literature and in movies), video games, and writing. I look forward to working with you!."
- Western Michigan University - BA, English/French
- Louisiana State University - MFA, Creative Writing
Tutoring Subjects:French, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading, Essay Editing, Writing, College Essays
"I'm also certified fluent in both French and Spanish and spent last semester in Paris, France. I'm a fun, engaging teacher with a dynamic personal energy, and one of my greatest strengths is generating enthusiasm in even the most reluctant students. I don't see why grammar lessons can't be games and punctuation worksheets can't make you laugh! I understand how discouraging it can be to struggle with reading or writing at any age, and my personal objective is to give students the tools they need to feel confident and proud of their work. In my spare time, I love reading, running, and spending time with my family.." ...
- Loyola University Chicago - Double BA, Journalism & English
Tutoring Subjects:Essay Editing, French, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading, Writing, HSPT Prep, College Essays, Phonics, SSAT
"I hope to pass this excitement on to my students, even if the subject isn't the easiest or the most exciting. I started tutoring during my Senior year in high school, and have been tutoring on the side ever since. In addition to tutoring on a regular basis, I also have a lot of experience helping out friends with subjects that they have difficulty with. I enjoy solving problems, so helping someone with an extra math problem or with editing their paper is always a welcome activity."
- Wheaton College - BS, Chemistry
Tutoring Subjects:Chemistry, Geometry, Reading, German, Writing, Pre-Calculus, Essay Editing, Trigonometry, Algebra
"Although I always thought teaching sounded exciting, it was not until I began volunteering in a third grade classroom that I was sure I wanted to pursue education as a career. Since making this decision I have had experience with students of all ages. I taught weekly lessons to 2nd and 4th graders during the first year of my program at Vanderbilt and then student taught in a fifth grade and a kindergarten. Although I enjoy teaching in all subjects, my favorites are language arts/reading, Spanish, and science."
- Northwestern University - BA, Psychology with a minor in Spanish
- Vanderbilt University - M.Ed, Elementary Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Math, Reading, Spanish, Writing, ACT, ACT English, Phonics, Middle School Math, ACT Reading, Elementary Math, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT Science, ACT Writing
" I ultimately want to become a professor and I believe my experience as a tutor will help me become the type of professor that can effectively lecture as well as personally mentor my students through their studies and research. During my graduate school training I had the opportunity to mentor students from high school to graduate school. Each situation provided me with an opportunity to teach science and laboratory research skills to students of varying levels of experience. I understand that academic success is much easier when a student feels engaged in the topic. I feel that it is my job as tutor and mentor to explain subjects in a way ...
- University of Chicago - AB, Biological Sciences
- Northwestern University - PhD, Molecular Biology
Tutoring Subjects:Chemistry, Microbiology, College Essays, Essay Editing, Biology
"I lived in Brazil for six months where I taught English to elementary school kids, and after that experience, I realized that teaching and tutoring give you some of the best feelings you could ever have. Watching someone learn, understand, and grow and knowing that you've helped in that process is incredibly fulfilling. My teaching style is very easy to work with. I like to see what the students know first, then work with them in a way that builds upon their strengths while tackling their weaknesses, so that they never feel left behind or confused." ...
- The Ohio State University - BA, International Relations and Diplomacy
Tutoring Subjects:Phonics, College Essays, Spanish, French, Reading, History, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, Essay Editing
"I have also volunteered as a tutor for an adult education program aimed at teaching computer and English skills and preparing students for GED testing. Learning Mandarin here in the States can be a daunting task for any student. Besides the obvious obstacles of differentiating tones and writing characters, the language is infused with many cultural nuances that add to its beauty as well as its complexity. As a native speaker of English myself I know just how difficult learning Mandarin can be."
- Eckerd College - BA, Biology, Chinese (minor)
Tutoring Subjects:Biology, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, Mandarin Chinese, Essay Editing
"Some students learn by reading, others by verbally reasoning through problems, still others by drawing out scenarios and making the appropriate visual connections. For many students, academic difficulties are not caused by a lack of intelligence. These students simply do not have the tools at their disposal to be successful; their full potential is not being realized. As a tutor, I want to teach my students about themselves and help them perform to their fullest potential."
- Loyola University Chicago - BS, Molecular Biology
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, Biology, Essay Editing, Writing, Microbiology
" I obtained my law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. Prior to law school, I earned my bachelor's degree in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked as a medical equipment technician during my semester breaks. As a lawyer, it is not only my job to advocate my client's position, but to counsel my client. Counseling involves taking concepts that can be abstract or counter-intuitive, and making sure the client appropriately understands the concepts. My experiences working as a lawyer and equipment technician have taught me how to distill difficult ...
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - BS, Bioengineering
- Indiana University Maurer School of Law - JD, Law
Tutoring Subjects:Algebra, Physics, Writing, ACT English, College Essays, Chemistry, ACT Science, Biology, ACT Writing, Geometry, ACT, Essay Editing, ACT Reading
"I have tutored for many years and I have found that students may learn in different ways and all can excel at math. I like to present material in an engaging and relevant manner so that we can all learn and achieve success. One-on-one tutoring is an effective technique for explaining and modeling math and I enjoy seeing students attitudes toward school brighten when they see immediate progress in their work. ."
- Drake University - B.S., Education, History
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Math, SSAT, ACT Reading, HSPT Prep, Algebra, Geometry, Writing, ACT, ACT Writing, ACT Science, ACT English
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