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Hi everyone! I graduated from Stanford in 2012 with my Masters in International Comparative Education, which is a research-based degree. It was a rigorous program and I gained a lot of experience and knowledge of good writing there. I spent most of my year working on my MA thesis but also tried to keep it lively by taking a course called Academic Writing for Clarity and Grace! I think it may have worked because I am now a News and Content Writer for a marketing company here in Chicago. That's right - I often spend nearly 8 hours per day researching, writing and editing.
Before Stanford, I was a student at Loyola in Chicago and spent a large portion of my free time tutoring, teaching English, and mentoring high school students, as well as working as a nanny. I also have much experience teaching ELL to adults. I genuinely enjoy tutoring and it's something I've done since high school.
I am comfortable tutoring students of any age in grammar, writing, scholarship essays and personal statements, and English as a Second Language/ELL. It's probably also worth mentioning that in college I worked as Chief Copy Editor of Loyola's student newspaper, and in high school, I received a perfect score on the English portion of the ACT, so I definitely know the ins and outs of grammar and am nerdy in that way.
Parents or Adult Learners, please message me - I'd love to help!
As a high school student, I received a perfect score on the English portion of the ACT. I love teaching English, grammar, syntax, etc. and also have some pretty awesome tips and techniques for how to maximize your time while taking the ACT, especially if you struggle with the English portion.
I've helped many people apply for college and write compelling personal statements that tell an excellent story - writing a good personal statement really is about telling a great story about yourself. I also help both friends and clients with grant applications and other things, all of which require an excellent narrative. I currently write at a marketing group and do a lot of freelance writing, and I really enjoy teaching it and helping others learn.
I have taught ESL for several years, mostly to adults and teenagers in the Rogers Park area of Chicago. While attending Loyola Chicago, I taught a refugee family who were at the beginner level - they had no experience with English. We focused on the most crucial vocabulary to help them navigate grocery stores, public transportation, etc. Another example of my ESL work is that while studying abroad in Rome, I tutored an Italian physician who had very advanced language skills. We read news articles and I would help him with pronunciation and any American idioms he didn't understand.
I really enjoy teaching English and would LOVE to help, whatever your needs might be.
I work as a news and content writer for the web for a content marketing group in Chicago. I also do freelance grant writing and other writing projects on the side, as well as edit friends' academic papers and college applications.
I love helping others learn, and I especially enjoy the process of reorganizing syntax and paragraphs to make others' writing more powerful and to help tell a story.
Reliable with results. — I first worked with Margaret to help my freshman son improve his grammar skills. She has done such a great job that she now works with my 6 grader on his grammar too. Both boys have improved their writing skills and have gained confidence in their abilities and are now able to tackle writing assignments and not dread them. Margaret has also helped them organize and strategize on school project ...
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