I love sharing my enthusiasm for learning with students, and I love to share my acquired knowledge within my particular fields of study. I tutor in English
-- I have my bachelor's degree in English from the University of Iowa, an MFA in Sustainable Design and Interior Architecture from Columbia College Chicago, and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I have taught English as a Second Language
through the English-use only method, which I have experience teaching to students overseas via Skype, and as a former teacher for In Lingua ESL
centers. The English area of my tutoring also includes ACT Reading
and English prep, reading, writing
(non-fiction, fiction, poetry, essay
, copy), grammar
, public speaking
, and comprehension.
Through my fellowship at Columbia College Chicago's pilot MFA program, I became well-versed in architectural design, especially green design-- as I have experience working for the City of Chicago's Chicago Center for Green Technology as a volunteer and past consultant. Through my graduate program I have published my well-received thesis and written many term papers. I also hold my LEED AP certification in Interior Design and Construction, and can offer any tutoring to those who are preparing for their LEED accreditation exam.
In the area of art, I have scholastic experience through my studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I specialized in video art and printmaking. I have teaching experience through Gallery 37 -- a Chicago-based apprenticeship program for 14-21 year olds-- as a former Lead Artist in Video Production
. I currently paint watercolor and acrylic works, and have advanced skill in painting
, including landscape, architectural drafting/rendering, and figure drawing.
I am willing to travel within 15 miles from Chicago at any agreed-upon location. Please let me know if you need to cancel within 12 hours before the lesson. For any studio art tutoring I have most necessary supplies. For English tutoring I do not use a textbook, as I customize lesson plans for each student. I would like an opportunity to work with you and share my passion for learning.