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Amy R.

Reading, Writing, English, Finance Tutor

Chicago, IL (60610)

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Hourly fee
$50.00
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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

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

Business

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.

CFA

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

Drawing

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.

Dyslexia

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.

English

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.

ESL/ESOL

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.

Finance

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.

GED

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.

Painting

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.

Phonics

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

Praxis

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.

Writing

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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Education

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 from 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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