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Deborah P.
80/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

Experienced Certified Teacher: Italian; English Writing Skills; ESL

In addition to teaching Italian, I tutor middle school, high school, and college students needing help with their writing skills (including composition, grammar, syntax, vocabulary enrichment, and spelling, as well as writing essays, reports, short stories, prose, and poems.) I also help high school students... read more

80/hour
4.9 (1510)
2,968 hours tutoring
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In addition to teaching Italian, I tutor middle school, high school, and college students needing help with their writing skills (including composition, grammar, syntax, vocabulary enrichment, and spelling, as well as writing essays, reports, short stories, prose, and poems.) I also help high school students... read more

John B.
55/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

Stanford PhD Experienced in SAT, ACT, Math, College Essay Apps

In college I appreciated having professors break down complex material into simple, easy-to-follow steps. I take this approach with my students by sectioning math or reading problems or essays into discrete steps or paragraphs then tackling each section one at a time. I also believe organization is key to top... read more

55/hour
4.9 (9)
36 hours tutoring
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In college I appreciated having professors break down complex material into simple, easy-to-follow steps. I take this approach with my students by sectioning math or reading problems or essays into discrete steps or paragraphs then tackling each section one at a time. I also believe organization is key to top... read more

Jacqui Z.
40/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

MFA in Creative Writing with 5 Years of Teaching Experience

I have published my own poems in various journals (CV with publication list available upon request). Additionally, I was a college writing center tutor for 3 years, assisting students in writing essays, research papers, and dissertations. read more

40/hour
5.0 (12)
26 hours tutoring
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I have published my own poems in various journals (CV with publication list available upon request). Additionally, I was a college writing center tutor for 3 years, assisting students in writing essays, research papers, and dissertations. read more

Julia C.
30/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

Marketing Copywriter, Published Essay Editor

I have been working in the marketing content space for the last 6 years as a copywriter, editor, and data analyst. I am a published essayist. I have been tutoring students on their college application tests and essays for the last 4 years. read more

30/hour
4.8 (5)
36 hours tutoring
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I have been working in the marketing content space for the last 6 years as a copywriter, editor, and data analyst. I am a published essayist. I have been tutoring students on their college application tests and essays for the last 4 years. read more

Ruth V.
40/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

Language Arts teacher - including proofreading essays and other work

I have 20 years experience teaching and tutoring language arts which includes proofreading essays and other written assignments. Additionally, I have also taught and tutored American and British literature. read more

40/hour
5.0 (100)
117 hours tutoring
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I have 20 years experience teaching and tutoring language arts which includes proofreading essays and other written assignments. Additionally, I have also taught and tutored American and British literature. read more

Hanna A.
65/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

Ivy League Law Student: English, Public Speaking, Writing, Philosophy

My flexibility and understanding of the student allow me to improve their skills successfully and give them a more tailored approach to learning. I can read essays and papers and make comments, help a student with the easiest and fastest ways to produce an A paper for any subject, and work on strengthening... read more

65/hour
5.0 (105)
386 hours tutoring
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My flexibility and understanding of the student allow me to improve their skills successfully and give them a more tailored approach to learning. I can read essays and papers and make comments, help a student with the easiest and fastest ways to produce an A paper for any subject, and work on strengthening... read more

Whitney W.
35/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

PA(ASCP) Student Tutoring in Science and Reading

...becoming an English wiz. From tutoring tricks to strengthen the grammar basics, practicing proper email etiquette, or editing and proofreading your graduate level essays, I want to be the resource to help bring your words, meaning and imagination to life. If you are someone that wants to learn in a manner that's tailored ... read more

35/hour
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...becoming an English wiz. From tutoring tricks to strengthen the grammar basics, practicing proper email etiquette, or editing and proofreading your graduate level essays, I want to be the resource to help bring your words, meaning and imagination to life. If you are someone that wants to learn in a manner that's tailored ... read more

Sam V.
70/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

Kellogg MBA, Marketing & Communications Expert, Admissions Essays

I have extensive experience in digital marketing, website building, and target audience outreach, business writing (pitch decks, business plans, press releases, reports, analysis), journalism and essays. In addition to my work as a communications and marketing consultant, I have also written for Time Out New York,... read more

70/hour
4.9 (26)
72 hours tutoring
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I have extensive experience in digital marketing, website building, and target audience outreach, business writing (pitch decks, business plans, press releases, reports, analysis), journalism and essays. In addition to my work as a communications and marketing consultant, I have also written for Time Out New York,... read more

Andrew K.
45/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

Legal and English Tutor

Both my academic and legal careers have dealt heavily in reading for comprehension, often from dense and difficult to parse legal or philosophical tomes. Persuasive writing, essay writing, and public speaking were also essential skills, and I honed an understanding on how to organize arguments around easily... read more

45/hour
4.8 (18)
30 hours tutoring
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Both my academic and legal careers have dealt heavily in reading for comprehension, often from dense and difficult to parse legal or philosophical tomes. Persuasive writing, essay writing, and public speaking were also essential skills, and I honed an understanding on how to organize arguments around easily... read more

Katherine G.
50/hour

Near Des Plaines, IL

Experienced English Teacher Specializing in Reading and Writing

...write more clearly and precisely, and participate in class discussions more confidently. I would love to help you write or revise literary analysis, college essays, or responses for English, history, or philosophy classes, and I'm always excited to teach grammar and writing skills, either for class or for standardized tests... read more

50/hour
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...write more clearly and precisely, and participate in class discussions more confidently. I would love to help you write or revise literary analysis, college essays, or responses for English, history, or philosophy classes, and I'm always excited to teach grammar and writing skills, either for class or for standardized tests... read more

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