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Molly M.

Chicago, IL

$85/hr

Writing Coach, AP English Teacher, ACT/SAT essay, College Essay Guru

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Writing Coach, AP English Teacher, ACT/SAT essay, College Essay Guru

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Just returned from 10 weeks teaching at a public school in Abu Dhabi even more convinced that literacy in English requires more than computer skills!

I am an experienced English teacher who has taught writing and literature at Rutgers University, SMU, University of Texas, Columbia College. I was a full time English teacher at Evanston Township High School for nine years and a long term substitute at New Trier. I am certified in English, specialize in college admission essay writing and working with teenagers.

I am a published novelist who was a NYT Notable Book and have written a book on writing college admission essays called Pitch Perfect. I have presented at NCTE, ASCD and IATE on the topic of adolescent literacy.

Testimonials

"Exceptional!!"

- Ben, Chicago, IL on 11/5/14

"Highly recommended "

- Lizz, Chicago, IL on 9/17/14

"Exceptional Tutor"

- Collin, Chicago, IL on 10/24/12

"Great tutor, patient, understanding and easy to contact!"

- Sarena, Chicago, IL on 3/26/12
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, 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.

ACT English

I have taught ACT/SAT English courses at New Trier. I have a degree in teaching English, have an English certification and have been tutoring in this subject for years.

English

I have taught junior honors, junior regulars, senior honors, regular and AP Literature, College Composition and creative writing.

Grammar

I have taught grammar to every level from juniors in high school to college freshmen.

Literature

I am certified to teach AP Literature and I have published three novels.

Proofreading

I have been working as a proofreader for twenty years. I am a published novelist and certified English teacher. I am a columnist for an online literary magazine and a blogger.

SAT Writing

I have taught an SAT course at New Trier.

Writing

I am an expert in writing, essay writing, business and academic writing.

Rutgers University
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Master's
DePaul Graduate School of Education
Other

Education

Rutgers University

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Master's)

DePaul Graduate School of Education (Other)

Exceptional!! — Molly has done WONDERS with my son's writing! She is patient and is so flexible with her time. Somehow she will try and make it work for you even if you call at the last minute. My son's grades have gone up in writing and he is learning new writing skills every time he has a session with Molly. You would be lucky to get her. ...

— Ben, Chicago, IL on 11/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $85.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Molly will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60613.


About Molly

Just returned from 10 weeks teaching at a public school in Abu Dhabi even more convinced that literacy in English requires more than computer skills!

I am an experienced English teacher who has taught writing and literature at Rutgers University, SMU, University of Texas, Columbia College. I was a full time English teacher at Evanston Township High School for nine years and a long term substitute at New Trier. I am certified in English, specialize in college admission essay writing and working with teenagers.

I am a published novelist who was a NYT Notable Book and have written a book on writing college admission essays called Pitch Perfect. I have presented at NCTE, ASCD and IATE on the topic of adolescent literacy.

Testimonials

"Exceptional!!"

- Ben, Chicago, IL on 11/5/14

"Highly recommended "

- Lizz, Chicago, IL on 9/17/14

"Exceptional Tutor"

- Collin, Chicago, IL on 10/24/12

"Great tutor, patient, understanding and easy to contact!"

- Sarena, Chicago, IL on 3/26/12
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Education

Rutgers University
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Master's
DePaul Graduate School of Education
Other

Education

Rutgers University

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Master's)

DePaul Graduate School of Education (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60613

Molly’s Subjects

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