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Donald F.

Chicago, IL

$35/hr

Proficient English and Algebra Tutor

Usually responds in about 8 hours

Proficient English and Algebra Tutor

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I am a graduate of Chicago State University (CSU), from where I have earned my Bachelor of Arts in English. Also, I have an Associate's Degree from Olive-Harvey Community College, Chicago. I currently work as a writing tutor at CSU.

I am proficient in the essential elements of English, including grammar, punctuation, usage, vocabulary, spelling, and diction, and syntax. Further, I am a freelance editor who studies language diligently and continually. I can help you create effective essays free of grammatical and structural errors.

Although an English major, I have a strong math background. I have received an A in every one of my math classes in college. Also, I have been tutoring people, adults and children, in algebra for most of my educational career. Thus, I offer tutoring in Algebra I and II for those who are required to take math courses.

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, English,
Prealgebra,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ASVAB, GED, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I am proficient in Algebra 1, and I have the verbal skills to explain mathematical principles in simple terms. Fractions, equations, variables, decimals, word problems: these are a few of the basic elements of Algebra 1, which I can help a student master before he or she moves on to higher levels of Math. I understand that the key to proficiency in Algebra--or in any subject--is practice. My job is to practice with the student until he or she is able to perhaps help someone else.

English

I am an English enthusiast, qualified and able to impart to others the knowledge that I have acquired through intense study and academic instruction. I am currently an English major at Chicago State University, my graduation date May 2013. My skills include grammar, editing, syntax, spelling, typesetting, and rhetoric.

Grammar

Prescriptive Grammar is the aspect of the English Language in which I am the most interested. Therefore, I am happy (maybe even eager) to share my linguistic knowledge with students of any major. Allow me to show you the mechanics of writing, including the usage of different types of phrases, clauses, and modifiers, elements that promote sentence variety.

Prealgebra

I am available for Chicagoans in need of a prealgebra tutor. I have the will and patience needed to explain the essential principles, and shortcuts, of prealgebra, principles that will prepare you for future math classes. Algebraic knowledge definitely builds on itself, so it is important that you learn the basics before moving forward. Missing a day in a math class can cost you because one must learn the first lesson in order to understand the second lesson, figuratively speaking. Algebra does not have to be a subject that you loathe; it could be fun, or at least tolerable. Sometimes, professors simply do not have the time to give students the personal guidance needed to decipher algebraic expressions. That's where we (tutors) come in.

Proofreading

I am available for those who need their work checked for mechanical errors. I am a careful editor and strict grammarian, versed in the Chicago Manual of Style. I will make sure your work is accurate, clear, and cohesive.

Writing

As an English major with a focus on Technical Writing, I am a guardian of Standard English. Passionate about grammar, punctuation, organization, and clarity, I am able to teach students the most important elements of grammar, giving them the confidence to write structurally sound sentences and to identify the part of speech to which any word, phrase, or clause belongs.

Chicago State University

Education

Chicago State University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Donald will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60617.


About Donald

I am a graduate of Chicago State University (CSU), from where I have earned my Bachelor of Arts in English. Also, I have an Associate's Degree from Olive-Harvey Community College, Chicago. I currently work as a writing tutor at CSU.

I am proficient in the essential elements of English, including grammar, punctuation, usage, vocabulary, spelling, and diction, and syntax. Further, I am a freelance editor who studies language diligently and continually. I can help you create effective essays free of grammatical and structural errors.

Although an English major, I have a strong math background. I have received an A in every one of my math classes in college. Also, I have been tutoring people, adults and children, in algebra for most of my educational career. Thus, I offer tutoring in Algebra I and II for those who are required to take math courses.

Education

Chicago State University

Education

Chicago State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60617

Donald’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, English,
Prealgebra,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ASVAB, GED, 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.


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