Carefully selected, highly-credentialed Reading tutors in Downers Grove, IL
"I'm also a 2010 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I earned a Masters degree in creative writing. I love to read and write, cheer for the Chicago Blackhawks, and, of course, help students meet their academic goals. My favorite tutoring subjects include composition and reading comprehension, and I enjoy working with students of all ages!."
- St. Lawrence University - BA, English
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - MFA, Creative Writing
Tutoring Subjects:Algebra, HSPT Prep, Algebra, ACT English, SAT Verbal, Reading, ACT Math, SAT Math, Middle School Math, ACT Reading, SAT, Writing, ACT Writing, SAT Writing, Elementary Math, ACT, ACT Science
" Chicago was suddenly too big and crowded for our tastes, and we wanted to live in closer proximity to the great outdoors. Since moving, I have continued to pursue educational opportunities. My current projects involve designing and teaching public speaking courses for Wedgwood children, providing volunteer homework support for refugees at the Somali Community Service Coalition, and working with Varsity Tutors. In the future, I hope to obtain my master's and doctorate, work in public education or museum studies, and teach History at the college level, for it is my belief that understanding our actions in the past is essential to ...
- DePaul University - BA, History and African Studies
Tutoring Subjects:Spanish, College Essays, ISEE, Writing, Phonics, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, History, Reading, SSAT
" As an undergraduate at William and Mary, I double majored in Linguistics and Theater. I love English, especially writing, and I love helping students become better writers. I believe that every student is already a writer with a unique voice. My job is to help them get past any problems that may be keeping them from communicating that voice effectively to others."
- College of William and Mary - BA, Linguistics, Theater
- Florida State University - MA, English
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, Phonics, SAT, SAT Verbal, SAT Math, Reading, Essay Editing, HSPT Prep, College Essays
"To me, writing is just like any other skill that can be learned with proper guidance. I'm experienced with diverse student demographics and I am an active and internationally published English faculty member seeking people to teach. I hope to see you soon!."
- Eastern Illinois University - BA, English
- University of Alaska Fairbanks - MFA, English: Creative Writing
Tutoring Subjects:College Essays, Essay Editing, Writing, Reading, Grammar and Mechanics
"Although I will not provide answers or a quick and simple fix, I will provide students with guidance and encouragement as they work through problems and learn to apply familiar concepts to unfamiliar situations. I also believe strongly in teaching “to the student,” and therefore adapt my teaching to fit each individual’s needs and learning styles. By pinpointing and addressing students’ weaknesses and creating a comfortable, nurturing environment in which they can learn, I work to help students solidify their knowledge base and learn how to learn. In my free time, I enjoy running, playing piano, baking, and learning about ...
- Amherst College - BA, French
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Writing, College Essays, ACT English, ACT Science, Grammar and Mechanics, SAT, SAT Writing, Middle School Math, Reading, ACT, ACT Math, Phonics, ACT Reading, French, Elementary Math, Essay Editing, SAT Verbal, SAT Math, Writing
" I have devoted my life to being an effective teacher so that I can help create lifelong learners as well as readers. It has always been important to me to make a difference in a child's life when it comes to educating them. If I've reached one child and made a difference, than becoming a teacher was worth it.."
- Concordia University Chicago - Masters, Reading Education
- Concordia University Chicago - Masters, Technology Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:History, Writing, Phonics, Grammar and Mechanics, Essay Editing, Reading
"I returned back to my home city, Chicago, in October 2012 and since then have been working at Northwestern University in the admissions department for the Kellogg School of Management. My interests including traveling and learning about new cultures, as well as staying active. I played lacrosse at Marquette and am currently training for the Chicago marathon in October."
- Marquette Univeristy - BA, Political Science
Tutoring Subjects:Reading, Latin, History
"If your student needs any help in Language Arts, request me, you won't be disappointed. I've been reading ever since I started reading those little pamphlet books like "See Dick Run." I'm consistently in the middle of two or three books. I'm very interested in movies and tv shows as a medium for excellent writing.."
- Trinity Christian College - BA, English Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Writing, College Essays, Essay Editing, Writing, ACT Reading, ACT English, History, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading
" I have also spent time in Madagascar where I taught ESL to elementary and middle school aged students. I have been a teacher in several religious settings as well for students of all ages. I am a creative person, and my tutoring style includes finding new ways to look at each problem to ensure complete understanding of the topic.."
- North Park University - BA, International Studies and Communication Theory
Tutoring Subjects:Middle School Math, Writing, Spanish, Elementary Math, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading, French, Phonics
"I am a rising senior at Northwestern University in Evanston, and I am thrilled to be working with Varsity Tutors! As a tutor, I pride myself on having a sharp ability to key into what each individual student needs. I understand that different students seek out tutoring for a vast array of reasons, and as a result, I opt to use distinctly individualized plans to help achieve each student's goals. I hope to make the SAT fun and manageable for my students, so that they can reap the benefits of a good score like I did!."
- Northwestern University - Bachelor of Arts, Film, English
Tutoring Subjects:Essay Editing, Reading, SAT, Grammar and Mechanics, Writing, College Essays, SAT Writing, SAT Math, SAT Verbal
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