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Emily W.

English Tutor specializing in ESL

Chicago, IL (60659)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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I have taught ESL for many years, for seven years in the Czech Republic, two years at Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, and five months in Chicago, IL. I have worked with many nationalities, especially students from Korea, the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia.
I have also substitute taught for many years at the elementary level and enjoy working with children from 6-12 years, tutoring in all subjects, especially Language Arts, Reading, Writing, and Math.
I have been happy to help ESL students, who are professionals, improve their English and go on to achieve career goals requiring greater English fluency. I have also helped younger students get up to speed at school or, in the case of gifted students, achieve test scores which enable them to jump a grade.
I love seeing students progress. I can provide references from students or parents I work or worked with through Wyzant.

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Emily’s subjects

Language:
History:
American History, European History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

ACT English

I have tutored for ACT exams and every student I have tutored has achieved more on taking the second time.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a substitute teaching certificate for the State of Illinois, valid until 2016. I substitute taught elementary school between 2005-7 and 2002-4 at a Christian school and for Aberdeen School District. I also substitute taught elementary and middle school in Piscataway, NJ.

Elementary Math

I have have a number of students I am tutoring math at the elementary level. Each year I make myself familiar with the curriculum for this important core subject at the grade level of the student.

English

I have a degree in English Literature and have taught reading and writing at elementary, middle school, high school and college level.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for many years. My husband and I owned a language school in Prague, Czech Republic and we taught there for seven years. I have taught students of all nationalities, especially Korean, Chinese, African, and Saudi Arabian on the International English Program at Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

Literature

I have a B.A (Hons) degree in English Literature. I am happy to teach British and American literature.

Reading

I have taught reading as a substitute resource room teacher and also as an ESL teacher to students whose first language was not English.

Study Skills

I taught at Northern State University from 2010 to 2012. As part of the orientation I gave a presentation on study skills including what is the best way to read short text in order to answer reading comprehension questions and also how to take bullet point notes on long reading assignments. I also stressed the importance of note-taking in class at all times. Some of my Arab students were new to the US and alcohol was something new to them, so I discussed the very negative effect alcohol can have on study in general. I discussed the common stress reaction of over-studying, which actually has a negative impact on test score and time management in tests and in organizing homework.

TOEFL

I have taught TOEFL at Northern State University from 2010 to 2012 and have references for this.

Vocabulary

I try and introduce a minimum of ten new vocabulary words every lesson, especially to the age group where vocabulary is expanding most rapidly. We spell the words, review their meaning and look at synonyms and antonyms.

Writing

I have a degree in English Literature and am passionate about writing. I have published a few novels, through a small press which is not a vanity press. Sales have been modest. I taught one class in creative writing to adults on autobiography and am preparing another for homeschoolers.

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Education

Bradford and Ilkely College (English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Emily will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60659.

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