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Joy M.

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Niles, IL (60714)

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I've been teaching K through adult for over 15 years. Before that I contracted as a technical and professional writer and editor. I have helped many grad students with theses and dissertations. I can tutor math and science through the 10th grade and English and writing at any level, academic or professional. I am also ESL certified. I have 2 college-age sons, so I have been through the ACT prep, college search, FAFSA, and college-essay writing process.

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Joy’s subjects

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra
ACT English, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Biology, Botany, Nutrition, Physical Science, Psychology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading


I have played softball for decades, coached 2 sons in baseball, and I have been an avid fan of AAA and major league baseball my entire life. Both my sons are also umpires.


I played basketball in grade school and high school. I coached basketball for many years.

Bible Studies

I have taught Sunday School for over 15 years. I am on my church board, and regularly join Bible study classes.


I started out as a Biology major in college. I have taken 2 courses in Botany in college. I have also taught biology, earth science, and many botany-related subjects in my 15 years of teaching.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Master's degree in Education and a BA in English Literature and Rhetoric. I have taught K thru Adult for over 15 years. I have worked in over a dozen different schools, public, private, and therapeutic.


I have a BA in English Literature and Rhetoric from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Technical and Professional Writing from Illinois Institute of Technology, a Master's degree in Teaching from National-Louis. I had my own writing and editing consulting business for 15 years before I went into education. I can make anyone a better writer.


I have taught nutrition classes over the years. This is one subject I read about every day. I am interested in always learning the latest studies about the connection between nutrition and health.

Study Skills

I have been teaching for over 15 years. This includes writing tests and study guides. I have a Master's degree in Education, so I know how tests are designed. I know how to find the main point of a paragraph and teach others how to find it on their own.

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Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joy will travel within 10 miles of Niles, IL 60714.

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