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Brian L.

Chicago, IL

$40/hr

Experienced English Language & Writing Tutor (Master's Graduate)

Background check passed as of 3/21/14
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Experienced English Language & Writing Tutor (Master's Graduate)

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Hello,

I'm Brian. I'm a teacher and writer originally from Chicago, Illinois. I have almost two years of experience teaching English internationally, and I've recently returned to Chicago to continue my teaching career here.

I taught for one year in Thailand, and for seven months in Colombia. I have a bachelor's degree in interactive design and a master's degree in international journalism. I've published three books, and had many journalism articles published by various online and print outlets in the U.S. and the U.K.

I approach my teaching, writing, and everything else I do, with a deep and innate interest in people. I get to know my students and teach to their interests and comfort levels. I believe that learning can/should be fun, and that there should be many laughs had along the way. This is how I try to approach every lesson, whether it involves role­playing, storytelling, singing, songwriting, reading, listening, poetry, game­play, student interviews, drawing, story acting, etc. I've worked with my previous students on everything from Beatles' songs and Bukowski poems to straight grammar and pronunciation and slang, and I've thoroughly enjoyed watching them engage and progress along the way.

Thanks for your time,
Brian

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
HTML, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, HTML, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have almost two years of full-time English teaching experience. I have a master's degree in international journalism. I've also written and published three books and many journalism articles.

ESL/ESOL

I have more than one year of full-time, professional English language teaching experience. I also have a Master's degree in international journalism, and I've written and published two books and many journalism articles.

Web Design

I have more than six years of full-time web design experience. I also have a bachelor's degree in interactive design, and more than two years of professional English teaching experience.

The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
Interactive Design
City University London
Master's

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago (Interactive Design)

City University London (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 2 miles of Chicago, IL 60605.


About Brian

Hello,

I'm Brian. I'm a teacher and writer originally from Chicago, Illinois. I have almost two years of experience teaching English internationally, and I've recently returned to Chicago to continue my teaching career here.

I taught for one year in Thailand, and for seven months in Colombia. I have a bachelor's degree in interactive design and a master's degree in international journalism. I've published three books, and had many journalism articles published by various online and print outlets in the U.S. and the U.K.

I approach my teaching, writing, and everything else I do, with a deep and innate interest in people. I get to know my students and teach to their interests and comfort levels. I believe that learning can/should be fun, and that there should be many laughs had along the way. This is how I try to approach every lesson, whether it involves role­playing, storytelling, singing, songwriting, reading, listening, poetry, game­play, student interviews, drawing, story acting, etc. I've worked with my previous students on everything from Beatles' songs and Bukowski poems to straight grammar and pronunciation and slang, and I've thoroughly enjoyed watching them engage and progress along the way.

Thanks for your time,
Brian

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
Interactive Design
City University London
Master's

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago (Interactive Design)

City University London (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Chicago, IL 60605

Brian’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
HTML, Web Design
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, HTML, Web Design

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.


Background Check Status for Brian L.

Brian L. passed a background check on 3/21/14. The check was ordered by Brian through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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