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James K.

Helpful, encouraging social studies tutor!

Evergreen Park, IL (60805)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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In June of 2006, I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Chicago, where I majored in history and closely worked with some of the top professors in the department. Then in August of 2009, I graduated from Northwestern University with a 3.94 GPA, earning both my master's degree in education and my Type 09 Illinois Teaching Certificate.

My most recent position was working as a high school social studies teacher in Kuwait, where I gained a lot of valuable experience working with ELL students (and learned a lot about the Middle East!). Before that, I taught college-level and continuing education students at Northwestern College in Chicago. And finally, I've also worked as a private tutor, which has given me a terrific sense for how wonderfully productive working one-on-one can be.

I seem to gravitate toward teaching in one way or another, simply because I have a genuine love of helping others learn and grow, and I think you can easily find that in my work. It is worth noting that I am extremely keen at being able to tell when someone genuinely understands something, and when they're just telling me what "the right answer" is. When I work with my students, I know I have done my job only when they can teach the material back to me.

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James’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Career Development, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
English, Geometry, Piano, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Public Speaking
Art:
Composition (Music), Film
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Music:
Composition (Music), Ear Training, General Music, Music Theory, Piano
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Archaeology
Math:
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Piano

From 2005-2009, I worked as a private piano tutor, giving lessons to students of all ages (child to adult) and skill levels (beginner to advanced). I am adept at working with students in whatever genre interests them, from classical to ragtime to show tunes to popular music, I have had experience with just about every major one.

Social Studies

In 2009, I graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Science in Education degree upon completion of a program focusing on secondary education, and social studies in particular. I am certified to teach social studies in Illinois classroom, to any students in grades 6 through 12. To date I have taught U.S. History (regular and AP level); Geography; World History; Non-Western History; and Ancient History. However, I am also adept at working with students on Civics/Government and Political Science.

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Education

University of Chicago

Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 5 miles of Evergreen Park, IL 60805.

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