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Elizabeth M.

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Chicago, IL (60647)

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Let me show you how to be your very best. Before committing, let's set up a brief meet and greet, to see if we are a good fit. Charges would only begin at an actual tutoring session.

I have extensive tutoring experience with college students, as well as high school and adult learners. I understand classroom expectations. Efficient and effective writing makes all the difference with grades. I have over 21 years as a university English professor, and tutoring experience with ESL, adults, and traditional college and high school students.

Also I am available for adult reading group coaching. Custom rates.

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With over 21 years of university teaching, I have experience in both literature and composition. I have also tutored high school and adult ESL students privately and as an Upward Bound tutor-counselor. I am also a published writer, and bring the perspective of writing for an audience to my work.


Many of my university and adult students had ESL backgrounds, starting with a group of Vietnamese refugee students I had for group tutoring as an undergraduate. I DO NOT hold a TEOFL or TESOL certificate. My strength is in English conversation.


My students learn to approach grammar as a foundation to effective communication, rather than an obscure system of rules separate from meaning.


My students learn to puzzle out meaning through an understanding of the elements of specific genres, then use their critical abilities to evaluate each piece of writing. I aim to reduce guessing at a teacher's response, and to become more confident in the student's own thoughtful response.

Public Speaking

As an adult, I have worked as a professional actor. I hold a SAG/AFTRA union card. I have performed on stage, in video industrials, theatrical and independent feature films. As part of my training, I developed my own voice using the Lessac method. As a college composition professor, I often incorporated oral presentations as a way for students to learn to present their arguments.


I have been a published writer since the age of 15, when I published a poem in a state teacher's journal, then wrote a column for the local newspaper. I am a graduate of UIC's Writer's Program (MA), and continue to write and publish. I have also taught university-level composition for over 21 years. It is a pleasure to share this challenge and craft with my students.

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Barat College, BA (English Humanities )

UIC, MA English/Writers Program (Master's)

Oxford University, undergraduate study abroad (Other)

Caring and well prepared. Elizabeth M. is a caring person and is prepared to teach the subject matter with patience. She provides homework assignments that fits the level that the student is currently able to do. ...

— Mela from Chicago, IL on 4/12/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

A parent and young child = single session. Two or more children w/same lesson = group, booked at 10% more flat. Separate preparations = 25% additional for each additional prep.

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Elizabeth will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60647.

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