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Eric T.

Chicago, IL

$50/hr

Tutor with Valid IL Teaching Certificate

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I hold a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from DePaul University. I have a valid Illinois Type 09 teacher's license, and I am certified to teach grades 6-12 in all Social Studies content areas. I received a BS in History from Illinois State University, where I also double minored in Geography and Politics and Government.

I am committed to providing the highest quality education to my students to help prepare them for the increasingly global and technologically advanced work places of today and the near future.

My principles as a teacher are relatively simple. I believe in achieving excellence through hard work and practice. I am committed to making myself the best teacher I can be, and helping my students reach their full potential. This means setting high standards for all my students, and doing whatever I can to help make sure they can flourish.

I also believe in teaching students to be strong critical thinkers. In the Internet age, opinion routinely masquerades as fact, and I see it as a crucial duty of an educator to help students hone their critical thinking skills to make sense of their world and become autodidactic thinkers and responsible citizens. This is particularly important for teacher of the Social Sciences, and something I take very seriously.

I don't have a set in stone style or method. I work with students and try different approaches to see what works and what doesn't. I critically examine myself, and constantly strive to improve while learning from past experiences. I have experience in a number of roles in my career in education. I have worked as a Lead Classroom Teacher, a Special Education Co-Teacher, and a Special Education Paraprofessional, where I worked one-on-one with a special needs student.

Because of my diverse experiences in education, I like to think that I can adapt to just about any educational setting or situation. I have also privately taught guitar lessons, and spent a summer working as a tutor.
I will do whatever I can to ensure success for your student.

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Statistics
English:
Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology
History:
American History, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science,
Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Guitar,
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice, Grammar, Statistics

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.

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for 18 years. I took two years of classes, and three years of private lessons. I have over two years of experience teaching to beginners.

Political Science

One of my undergraduate minors was in Politics and Government. I currently teach Government in an Evening High School program. Also, I am an avid reader of political books, histories, news, and blogs so that I am up on current events in the field.

Social Studies

My undergraduate degree is in History, and I double minored in Geography and Politics and Government. I am certified to teach all Social Studies content areas for grades 6-12. I currently teach Government twice a week as part of an Evening High School program.

Illinois State University
History
DePaul University
MEd

Education

Illinois State University (History)

DePaul University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Eric will travel within 25 miles of Chicago, IL 60618.


About Eric

I hold a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from DePaul University. I have a valid Illinois Type 09 teacher's license, and I am certified to teach grades 6-12 in all Social Studies content areas. I received a BS in History from Illinois State University, where I also double minored in Geography and Politics and Government.

I am committed to providing the highest quality education to my students to help prepare them for the increasingly global and technologically advanced work places of today and the near future.

My principles as a teacher are relatively simple. I believe in achieving excellence through hard work and practice. I am committed to making myself the best teacher I can be, and helping my students reach their full potential. This means setting high standards for all my students, and doing whatever I can to help make sure they can flourish.

I also believe in teaching students to be strong critical thinkers. In the Internet age, opinion routinely masquerades as fact, and I see it as a crucial duty of an educator to help students hone their critical thinking skills to make sense of their world and become autodidactic thinkers and responsible citizens. This is particularly important for teacher of the Social Sciences, and something I take very seriously.

I don't have a set in stone style or method. I work with students and try different approaches to see what works and what doesn't. I critically examine myself, and constantly strive to improve while learning from past experiences. I have experience in a number of roles in my career in education. I have worked as a Lead Classroom Teacher, a Special Education Co-Teacher, and a Special Education Paraprofessional, where I worked one-on-one with a special needs student.

Because of my diverse experiences in education, I like to think that I can adapt to just about any educational setting or situation. I have also privately taught guitar lessons, and spent a summer working as a tutor.
I will do whatever I can to ensure success for your student.

Education

Illinois State University
History
DePaul University
MEd

Education

Illinois State University (History)

DePaul University (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Chicago, IL 60618

Eric’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Statistics
English:
Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anthropology
History:
American History, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science,
Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Music:
Guitar,
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball
Corporate Training:
Criminal Justice, Grammar, Statistics

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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