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Peter S.

I specialize in a friendly approach to learning English

Chicago, IL (60611)

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Peter's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
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Grammar
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Test Preparation:
ACT English
ACT Reading
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
Series 63
TOEFL
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th)
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Reading
SAT Reading
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Business:
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Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th)
Grammar
Reading
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Vocabulary
Music:
Guitar more »
History:
American History
European History
World History
Language:
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TOEFL
English:
ACT English
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English more »
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Reading
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English

As a former English major and current professional writer, I can help you make sense of English composition and comprehension. Over the years I have developed some time-tested strategies to help students and professionals navigate the complexities of academic and professional English. My goal is to leave my students with tactics they can readily apply to future endeavors.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught English for over a decade to a variety of populations. I have a soft approach to teaching English grammar and vocabulary. A professional writer, I can also help you master the elements of written English.

Guitar

I have played guitar for over twenty years (both acoustic and electric). I studied music at DePaul University's school for continuing education, where I learned the fundamentals of music theory. While I would never pretend to have a mastery of classical or jazz styles, I have a strong understanding of chord theory and rhythm. In short, I can help anyone who wants to have fun with popular and rock styles.

Public Speaking

I have extensive experience in presenting for professional and academic purposes, having taught college-level writing as well as having offered professional modeling of corporate products. In 2007, I worked for EF Beijing both as an English teacher for professionals, and as a presenter of the EF Englishtown product for prospective clients. Public speaking can be an intimidating enterprise for beginners, but with a few key tips, presenters can approach their audiences with confidence.

Study Skills

As a graduate of Northwestern University (1991) and a master's degree student at Northeastern Illinois University (2012), I feel comfortable helping students with time management and study skills. Among the issues most prevalent in this domain are: procrastination, a lack of focus, and a lack of preparation. Reading for content and careful note taking can help; outlines are crucial. Finding the academic tools and assistance necessary to help a student complete a given assignment can go a long way towards reducing student stress and ensuring a positive outcome.

Writing

As a professional writer and writing tutor, I specialize in helping students navigate the world of essay construction. I have discovered that focusing on initial paragraph construction can help students map out their essays.

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