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Maureen C.

Arlington Heights, IL

$65/hr

Maureen C., English writing and grammar

Background check passed as of 1/14/14
Usually responds in about 15 hours

Maureen C., English writing and grammar

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My passions are English, learning, and teaching. Graduating with a 3.92 GPA, I hold a Master's degree in Literature and Composition Rhetoric and specialize in the use and style of writing as well as grammar and mechanics. I have two years' experience tutoring middle and high school age students, and as a tutor, I find no better reward than seeing the look in students' eyes when they achieve understanding. My desire: to break down a complicated lesson to simplify it for easier understanding. My goal: to bring students from their current abilities to where they need to be. This guarantees each student receives an individualized tutor plan that best suits him or her in achieving the standard core competencies of English.

My tutoring style includes a holistic approach to understanding. That is, I will ask a student at varying times to physically re-write whole sentences, as opposed to simply verbalizing the correct form; read sentences or passages aloud to listen for style, tone, clarity, and sentence flow; as well as listen to me read aloud. Because the brain uses different areas to process different types of incoming information, I believe that performing each of these activities not only teaches to the learning strengths of both visual and auditory learners but also expands the student's learning to include approaches they may not otherwise use.

I will assign homework relating to the current session's lesson to be due at the following session. I will not ask students to complete assignments without first explaining the lesson. I believe homework should not be a puzzle, but should reinforce those lessons learned.

I offer a free initial consultation between the student, parent, and me. If you need to cancel a session, please notify me 24-hours in advance to avoid charges and to schedule a make-up session. I look forward to hearing from you and helping your student excel in English and writing.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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Northern Illinois University
English
Northern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Northern Illinois University (English)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maureen will travel within 8 miles of Arlington Heights, IL 60005.


About Maureen

My passions are English, learning, and teaching. Graduating with a 3.92 GPA, I hold a Master's degree in Literature and Composition Rhetoric and specialize in the use and style of writing as well as grammar and mechanics. I have two years' experience tutoring middle and high school age students, and as a tutor, I find no better reward than seeing the look in students' eyes when they achieve understanding. My desire: to break down a complicated lesson to simplify it for easier understanding. My goal: to bring students from their current abilities to where they need to be. This guarantees each student receives an individualized tutor plan that best suits him or her in achieving the standard core competencies of English.

My tutoring style includes a holistic approach to understanding. That is, I will ask a student at varying times to physically re-write whole sentences, as opposed to simply verbalizing the correct form; read sentences or passages aloud to listen for style, tone, clarity, and sentence flow; as well as listen to me read aloud. Because the brain uses different areas to process different types of incoming information, I believe that performing each of these activities not only teaches to the learning strengths of both visual and auditory learners but also expands the student's learning to include approaches they may not otherwise use.

I will assign homework relating to the current session's lesson to be due at the following session. I will not ask students to complete assignments without first explaining the lesson. I believe homework should not be a puzzle, but should reinforce those lessons learned.

I offer a free initial consultation between the student, parent, and me. If you need to cancel a session, please notify me 24-hours in advance to avoid charges and to schedule a make-up session. I look forward to hearing from you and helping your student excel in English and writing.

Education

Northern Illinois University
English
Northern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Northern Illinois University (English)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Maureen’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Maureen C.

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