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Kevin S.

Certified ESL / TOEFL Tutor in Chicago

Chicago, IL (60614)

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Hourly fee
$29.00
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Chicago-based tutor specializing in ESL, TOEFL test prep, Writing, English, Proofreading and Spanish. I'm a Cambridge CELTA certified instructor of English as a Second Language and a creative person filled with good energy. I enjoy helping to impart this energy to my students, so that they feel great leaving my lessons. I will create a lesson plan to meet your specific needs - whether you want a casual English conversation lessons a few hours a week, or a full-time intensive course.

I enjoy working with foreigners applying to graduate schools in order to help them craft the best possible personal essays to support their applications. I taught English as a Second Language for one year in Kyiv, Ukraine, and have been working as a private tutor and proofreader for the last four years. I am also experienced in teaching for TOEFL and IELTS. This past summer I designed a three month full-time intensive ESL course for two foreign students visiting the US.

I have worked with children and adults, and I speak Spanish and Romanian, along with some Russian and French. I received my BA in English from Loyola University New Orleans in 2006, and my CELTA certification from Cambridge in 2012. I am a professional theater artist (director, actor, and playwright) and currently serve as Associate Artistic Director for Theatre Y in Chicago. I am also a published film critic. My diverse background makes me an ideal ESL tutor.

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Kevin’s subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:

English

I received my BA in English from Loyola University New Orleans. I was certified through Cambridge to Teach English as a Second Language in 2012. I have over three years of experience teaching and tutoring in English, both privately and in the classroom setting. I favor a communicative method that makes the student and active participant in his or her learning.

ESL/ESOL

Over three years of experience as a private ESL tutor.
One year of experience teaching ESL abroad in Kyiv, Ukraine.
CELTA certified through Cambridge University.
Experience teaching for TOEFL exam.
Experience guiding ESL masters program applicants through the entire process of developing and writing the necessary personal essays.

Literature

I hold a BA in English from Loyola University New Orleans. I am also a CELTA certified ESL teacher, with years of experience in both private tutoring and teaching in the classroom setting. I am also a playwright, poet, actor, and published film critic. My training as an actor and writer coupled with my experience as a teacher and tutor makes me an ideal tutor for Literature.

Proofreading

I hold a BA in English, with an emphasis in Writing from Loyola University New Orleans. I am a playwright, poet and published film critic. I have many years of experience proofreading and editing essays. I specialize in proofreading and editing essays for ESL applicants to Masters programs. My experience as a writer and teacher makes me an ideal candidate.

Public Speaking

I am a CELTA certified ESL teacher. I have a degree in English from Loyola University New Orleans. I am also an accomplished, trained actor who has performed in many cities in the US, including New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. My work has been awarded a Joseph Jefferson Nomination, and I was named Best Actor of 2011 in CHICAGO STAGE REVIEW. Coupling my skills as an English language tutor with my training as an actor makes me an ideal tutor for Public Speaking. I can assist students in a fun and relaxed way with vocal projection, poise, presentation and textual analysis.

Romanian

An avid student of foreign language, Romanian is my third language. A combination of work with tutors, immersion in the Romanian community and living in Bucharest, the Romanian capital have solidified and strengthened my grasp of this beautiful language. I am an ideal tutor for beginners or pre-intermediate Romanian language students. I have over three years of experience as a language tutor and teacher, both privately and in the classroom setting.

Spanish

I have taught and tutored foreign language for three years in both private and classroom settings. I began my own study of Spanish at the age of ten, and continued to the end of my studies at Loyola University New Orleans. I gained practical experience on the workplace, where I have served as a Spanish language translator and worked on a largely Spanish-speaking staff. For four years, I communicated with my colleagues in Spanish on a daily basis. I have a great love of learning languages, and nothing makes me happier than imparting that to my students.

TOEFL

I received my BA in English from Loyola University New Orleans. I was certified through Cambridge to Teach English as a Second Language in 2012. I have over three years of experience teaching and tutoring in English, both privately and in the classroom setting. I have experience teaching for TOEFL and enjoy helping students master the learning strategies necessary to succeed on the test.

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Education

Loyola University New Orleans (English - Writing)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $29.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special rates available for groups of 2 or more. Special rates available for intensive, full-time courses.

Travel policy

Kevin will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60614.

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