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Marcus S.

Chicago, IL

$45/hr

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Since I have been a practicing trial attorney, I have had the opportunity to teach the law to eager law students that wanted to learn how to be an attorney, which is not highly taught in law schools. Keeping in mind their levels of experience and knowledge of the law, I have been able to develop ways of teaching them by giving them assisting tasks to complete on a variety of cases I have handled.

For example, I have had law students fact check complete files in the lead-up to trials. I have also requested students draft pleadings, complete legal research tasks, prepare trial exhibits and conduct witness interviews. At all times I reinforced that these students and their work were very important to the matter on which they were working. And because I placed an appropriate level of trust in them, the work they provide is important.

I believe the learning should go beyond the ability to recall and recite what a person has memorized, as this is not something that has been actually learned but rather, something simply remembered. Ideally a student should understand the subject matter. For example, when studying history, many students feel poorly about having to memorize the dates of events, which is understandable.

Knowing that Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941 is much less important than knowing why Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese empire. It is in my opinion that subjects such as history, are learned more effectively if students are taught to see the overall picture of events and not allowed to get lost in the minutia of dates and other trivial matters.



English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Anthropology,
Biology, Microbiology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Criminal Justice,
Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Law,
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Biology, English, ESL/ESOL, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Law,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology

I have a bachelor of arts in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Criminal Justice

I have been a solo practicing felony criminal trial attorney in Chicago since 2009. I have a very thorough and intimate understanding of criminal justice.

Law

I am an Illinois licensed attorney.

Public Speaking

I have been a practicing jury trial attorney since 2009 and before that was an appellate attorney with oral argument experience.

Track & Field

I have been a competitive distance runner for twenty years and ran the Chicago Marathon in October 2012 in 2:49:03.

University of Texas, Austin
Anthropology
Northern Illinois University College of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Texas, Austin (Anthropology)

Northern Illinois University College of Law (J.D.)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marcus will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60605.


About Marcus

Since I have been a practicing trial attorney, I have had the opportunity to teach the law to eager law students that wanted to learn how to be an attorney, which is not highly taught in law schools. Keeping in mind their levels of experience and knowledge of the law, I have been able to develop ways of teaching them by giving them assisting tasks to complete on a variety of cases I have handled.

For example, I have had law students fact check complete files in the lead-up to trials. I have also requested students draft pleadings, complete legal research tasks, prepare trial exhibits and conduct witness interviews. At all times I reinforced that these students and their work were very important to the matter on which they were working. And because I placed an appropriate level of trust in them, the work they provide is important.

I believe the learning should go beyond the ability to recall and recite what a person has memorized, as this is not something that has been actually learned but rather, something simply remembered. Ideally a student should understand the subject matter. For example, when studying history, many students feel poorly about having to memorize the dates of events, which is understandable.

Knowing that Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941 is much less important than knowing why Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese empire. It is in my opinion that subjects such as history, are learned more effectively if students are taught to see the overall picture of events and not allowed to get lost in the minutia of dates and other trivial matters.




Education

University of Texas, Austin
Anthropology
Northern Illinois University College of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Texas, Austin (Anthropology)

Northern Illinois University College of Law (J.D.)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60605

Marcus’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Anthropology,
Biology, Microbiology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Anthropology,
Criminal Justice,
Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
Law,
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Biology, English, ESL/ESOL, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Sports/Recreation:
Track & Field
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Law,
Public Speaking

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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