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Amy R.

Reading, Writing, English, Finance Tutor

Chicago, IL (60610)

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With three graduate degrees in education (MEd), business (MBA), and finance (MS), I have worked as an educator, writer, editor, researcher, marketer, financial analyst, and artist. I grew up in Hawaii and have worked in Washington, D.C. and am currently living and working in Chicago. While in Hawaii, I tutored students in reading, English grammar, composition, and English as a second language. I have experience tutoring children and adults with reading disabilities. In my corporate career, I worked on proposals, marketing collateral materials, technical reports, and research materials for engineering and management consulting firms. In the financial industry, I worked as an analyst and researcher, passed the CFA Level 1 exam and studied for the Level 2 exam before leaving the industry. I did some freelance writing, editing, and research work for two university finance professors and worked as a researcher for a technology startup. I have created two blogs about arts, culture, and lifestyle in Chicago and have written several articles about Chicago for local papers and a prominent social networking site. For the past few years I have been studying art at various local schools, and I have been working as a freelance writer and researcher. I am in the process of writing and illustrating children’s books, which I hope to publish in a few years. My interests include writing, reading (world literature), art (watercolor and acrylic painting), playing the piano, and yoga.

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Amy’s subjects

Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Statistics
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Biology, Philosophy, Psychology
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Art History, Drawing, Painting
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Accounting, Algebra 1, Biology, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
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Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, Economics, ESL/ESOL, Finance, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics


I have an MBA with an emphasis in marketing, finance, and economics. I have worked for several consulting and financial firms and have held responsible positions in marketing, research, financial analysis, and operations. As a manager, I have trained a number of employees in business development and operations.


I passed the CFA Level 1 exam and studied the Level 2 for two years.


I have studied drawing for five years, and my work is for sale online and at a local frame shop / gallery in Chicago. I have taught drawing to children and adults in my home.


I have experience working with students with dyslexia, teaching them reading and writing skills.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a master's degree in education and have taught and tutored elementary school students in reading, writing and math.


I currently tutor English grammar, usage, mechanics, and writing. As an experienced teacher and tutor, I have taught English grammar and writing to children and adults. In addition, I am a freelance writer/editor and blogger.


I have tutored children and adults in speaking, reading, and writing English as a second language. Sessions have included pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and usage, as well as conversational English.


I have a an MBA with an emphasis in marketing and finance, as well as a master's degree in finance. I have worked in the financial industry in research, operations, and management. While in the industry, I studied for the CFA exams and passed Level 1.


I have experience teaching adult students preparing for the GED and similar tests. As a former teacher, I have a master's degree in education, an MBA, and a master's in finance.


I have studied painting for five years, and my work is for sale online and at a local frame shop / gallery in Chicago. I have taught painting to children and adults in my home.


I have an Master's degree in education with a specialization in reading.


I am familiar with the Praxis ICTS Basic Skills Test. With three graduate degrees (education, business, finance) and past teaching experience, I am able to tutor all aspects of the test, including reading comprehension, grammar and usage, algebra and geometry, and statistics.

Study Skills

I taught study skills at several community colleges in Hawaii. The class content included note taking, outlining, mind mapping, time management, memorization strategies, exam strategies, and critical thinking.


As a former community college instructor, I have taught English grammar, usage, and writing to native English speakers and ESL students. I have also worked as a technical writer and editor for various corporations, written for several blogs, and worked as a freelance writer.

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University of Hawaii

Illinois Institute Of Technology (MBA)

Illinois Institute Of Technology (Master's)

Great Tutor — Mrs. Amy R., absolutely knows her finance. She really helped me understand some of the fundamentals I was missing in class. Although I am not 100% confident in my knowledge of finance she definitely put me on the right track. I really appreciate her taking out the time in her schedule to be patient and help me find the tools I need to understand what I should be grasping in my finance class. Thank ...

— Selena, Chicago, IL on 10/23/11

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Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

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Amy will travel within 1 miles of Chicago, IL 60610.

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