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Jim F.

Experienced Tutor and Certified Spanish Teacher

La Grange Park, IL (60526)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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In terms of tutoring, my most proficient area is Spanish having taught it for four years and having lived in Toledo, Spain. In addition to a bachelor degree in Spanish and Great Books from the University of Notre Dame, I studied pre-med in a post-baccalaureate program at Northwestern University and earned a master degree in counseling psychology from Lewis University. Though I do not have the same competency as with Spanish instruction, I can assist students with Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Algebra I.

Currently, I'm a school counselor at a local public high school finishing my eighth year after teaching Spanish for four years. On the college counseling side, I have extensive knowledge of many two and four-year colleges having assisted over 500 secondary students in discerning the next step in their educational careers. My well-researched approach is geared toward finding a quality school at a price the family and student can afford.

Please feel free to contact me if you have further questions.

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Jim’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Spanish
Sports/Recreation:
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, College Counseling, GED
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Spanish, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Business:
Career Development
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy, Psychology
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

ADD/ADHD

Currently, I am in my thirteenth year as a professional educator, and I have served a couple roles including teacher, tutor, and counselor. I have worked with a range of students including students with ADD/ADHD. In addition, for the last year I have worked one-on-one a couple hours a week as a sort of big brother with a ten year old with ADHD. Finally, my master's degree in counseling psychology introduced to some of the scientific understanding of ADHD as well as techniques for helping to mitigate some of its more challenging aspects.

Algebra 1

In addition to having studied math through college-level Calculus, most of my tutoring at the high school I work at has been for math. My first two years at the school were as an academic support teacher in which I helped students with Algebra and Geometry.

Basketball

I have seven years of high school coaching experience at all levels, in addition to being an all-conference high school basketball player.

College Counseling

I serve as the college counselor at our high school, so I have had the opportunity to visit many colleges as well as to stay current with trends in higher education. I also have been a member of our state college counseling association for the past eight years, allowing me to attend our annual conference as well as national conferences three of the years. Every June, I coordinate a college application workshop for seniors at our high school.

Psychology

I am an LPC (licensed professional counselor) with a master's degree in counseling psychology and currently work in a high school as a counselor.

Spanish

I am a certified Spanish Teacher and taught Spanish for four years at the high school level. I majored in Spanish at the University of Notre Dame and spent sophomore year of college studying at a Spanish university and living with a Spanish family.

Study Skills

In my eighth year as a guidance counselor, study skills are a daily topic I address with students. In addition, my background in psychology including a master's degree in it and my own research make me well-versed in different techniques and research-based approaches to improving organization and study strategies. Currently, our school implements a structured executive functioning program for all freshmen.

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Education

University of Notre Dame (Spanish, Great Books)

University of Notre Dame (MEd)

Lewis University (Master's)

Respectful and Very Reliable Jim was very patient and reliable while tutoring my son in Spanish. He was always available when we needed him and he gave my son the support he needed to become a more confident student! ...

— Jane from La Grange Park, IL on 6/11/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jim will travel within 5 miles of La Grange Park, IL 60526.

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