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The Best college essay Tutors in Illinois

62 IL private college essay tutors / Find the best local college essay tutor in IL

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Christine K.
30/hour

Darien, IL

Experienced academic writing teacher

...level learner combining research and citations (APA / MLA) or trying to practice writing for the ACT, TOEFL, or college admission essays, I can help. I can get you organized with your paper and research and then review your work, or we can write ... read more

30/hour
5.0 (618)
3,168 hours tutoring
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...level learner combining research and citations (APA / MLA) or trying to practice writing for the ACT, TOEFL, or college admission essays, I can help. I can get you organized with your paper and research and then review your work, or we can write ... read more

Layth A.
50/hour

Bridgeview, IL

Experienced College Advisor and Standardized Test Tutor

For the last 5 months I have been mentoring college applicants from across the country trying to help them gain admission into their dream colleges. I am open to helping my students in any way I can from test prep to college essay... read more

50/hour
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For the last 5 months I have been mentoring college applicants from across the country trying to help them gain admission into their dream colleges. I am open to helping my students in any way I can from test prep to college essay... read more

Christopher B.
55/hour

Skokie, IL

Education and Technology Specialist

My expertise is surrounding technology, but I also can help advise on choosing the right college, resume writing, college admissions essays, and other university related topics. I love making a difference in students' lives,... read more

55/hour
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My expertise is surrounding technology, but I also can help advise on choosing the right college, resume writing, college admissions essays, and other university related topics. I love making a difference in students' lives,... read more

Shane D.
225/hour

Chicago, IL

UChicago Lecturer, NY Times Contributor, Elite College Essay Coach

I specialize in helping top students write memorable college essays. I also offer tailored coaching, tutoring, and editorial support for anyone looking to improve their writing skills or complete almost any kind of writing project.... read more

225/hour
5.0 (61)
205 hours tutoring
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I specialize in helping top students write memorable college essays. I also offer tailored coaching, tutoring, and editorial support for anyone looking to improve their writing skills or complete almost any kind of writing project.... read more

Lindsey N.
75/hour

Chicago, IL

Award-winning Writing Teacher & Career Coach

I write and edit all copy, and I have designed curriculum for writing courses in business, fiction, and nonfiction, grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation. I specialize in writing resumes, detailed cover letters, and college... read more

75/hour
5.0 (20)
92 hours tutoring
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I write and edit all copy, and I have designed curriculum for writing courses in business, fiction, and nonfiction, grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation. I specialize in writing resumes, detailed cover letters, and college... read more

Laura R.
350/hour

Sugar Grove, IL

Let an Ivy League Ph.D. help you craft the perfect college essay

Learning is my passion, and I love sharing that passion with others. Each summer and fall, I work with students to create a cohesive profile of themselves for their college applications. I will help you perfect your essay so that it is original... read more

350/hour
5.0 (891)
3,568 hours tutoring
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Learning is my passion, and I love sharing that passion with others. Each summer and fall, I work with students to create a cohesive profile of themselves for their college applications. I will help you perfect your essay so that it is original... read more

Marlene L.
35/hour

Chicago, IL

Effective English Tutor Specializing in Essay Writing

My name is Marlene and I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management (4.0 gpa) and Masters of Healthcare Administration. I have gained experience tutoring my fellow college students in essay writing and APA... read more

35/hour
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My name is Marlene and I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management (4.0 gpa) and Masters of Healthcare Administration. I have gained experience tutoring my fellow college students in essay writing and APA... read more

James W.
70/hour

Woodridge, IL

Veteran college instructor/writing coach/ACT/SAT tutor

I have proofread and copy edited well over a hundred college admissions essays and applications for law school, medical school, internships and scholarships. I have also taught Business Writing at The College of DuPage and Harper... read more

70/hour
5.0 (90)
302 hours tutoring
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I have proofread and copy edited well over a hundred college admissions essays and applications for law school, medical school, internships and scholarships. I have also taught Business Writing at The College of DuPage and Harper... read more

MICHAEL K.
80/hour

Barrington, IL

Voracious reader who has written four books (3 fiction, 1 nonfiction)

I know how to write, and I know how to make it easy for you to write. Whether you are penning a memoir, instruction manual, or college essay, it all works the same way and it is easy to learn. We write the words to communicate an idea. I... read more

80/hour
5.0 (7)
29 hours tutoring
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I know how to write, and I know how to make it easy for you to write. Whether you are penning a memoir, instruction manual, or college essay, it all works the same way and it is easy to learn. We write the words to communicate an idea. I... read more

Rebecca S.
50/hour

Naperville, IL

Certified English Teacher, AP Lang, AP Lit, College Essay, Honors

I am available as a writing and English Language Arts coach/teacher/tutor during the school day for students who are homeschooled or learning virtually. I enjoy designing and teaching independent, one-on-one writing, reading and AP English... read more

50/hour
5.0 (62)
227 hours tutoring
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I am available as a writing and English Language Arts coach/teacher/tutor during the school day for students who are homeschooled or learning virtually. I enjoy designing and teaching independent, one-on-one writing, reading and AP English... read more

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