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Carey R.
45/hour

Near Oak Park, IL

College Essay Writing, ACT/SAT Test Prep, Reading & Writing Tutor

Covid-19 Statement: I am fully vaccinated; however, if you would like me to continue wearing a mask and/or tutor outdoors, I am fine with that. Is your student needing additional help in English class with writing, analysis, discussion or test-taking? I have taught English since 1997, including many grade and ability... read more

45/hour
4.9 (68)
175 hours tutoring
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Covid-19 Statement: I am fully vaccinated; however, if you would like me to continue wearing a mask and/or tutor outdoors, I am fine with that. Is your student needing additional help in English class with writing, analysis, discussion or test-taking? I have taught English since 1997, including many grade and ability... read more

Jen G.
40/hour

Near Oak Park, IL

Experienced English/Communication Teacher | Writing Coach | Editor

When we work together, it will be a collective effort and I will give you options to ensure that you not only share the message you intend but that it's in your voice, too. As a teacher, I also learn through my students and their experiences. Coaching students with essays and personal statements is my... read more

40/hour
4.8 (19)
57 hours tutoring
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When we work together, it will be a collective effort and I will give you options to ensure that you not only share the message you intend but that it's in your voice, too. As a teacher, I also learn through my students and their experiences. Coaching students with essays and personal statements is my... read more

Lindsey N.
75/hour

Near Oak Park, 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 admission essays. I have received stellar evaluations from both students and... read more

75/hour
5.0 (19)
82 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 admission essays. I have received stellar evaluations from both students and... read more

Caitlin S.
70/hour

Near Oak Park, IL

B.A. in History with specialization in Early American Legal History

When I applied to colleges myself, I was required to write a series of essays as a key part of my application. I have since discussed at great length with members of the University of Chicago admissions office what types of essays college admissions counselors are really looking for. My goal is to help... read more

70/hour
5.0 (5)
7 hours tutoring
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When I applied to colleges myself, I was required to write a series of essays as a key part of my application. I have since discussed at great length with members of the University of Chicago admissions office what types of essays college admissions counselors are really looking for. My goal is to help... read more

Jessica B.
40/hour

Near Oak Park, IL

former high school teacher, current college advisor @ a non-profit

I currently tutor for SAT's Reading and Writing sections and work with high school students directly mentoring them, helping them locate institutions of interest, write essays, apply for scholarships, and more. read more

40/hour
4.9 (349)
645 hours tutoring
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I currently tutor for SAT's Reading and Writing sections and work with high school students directly mentoring them, helping them locate institutions of interest, write essays, apply for scholarships, and more. read more

Jose P.
75/hour

Near Oak Park, IL

Multi-faceted tutor: Music, Computer Work, Writing, English

Accomplished musician: composer, arranger and pianist. Accomplished writer: wrote many essays, poetry, plays, autobiography and still write online blogs. Associate editor for college publication, Convergence. read more

75/hour
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Accomplished musician: composer, arranger and pianist. Accomplished writer: wrote many essays, poetry, plays, autobiography and still write online blogs. Associate editor for college publication, Convergence. read more

Robert T.
40/hour

Near Oak Park, IL

Experienced and certified IB, AP, and IGCSE teacher

I'm an active professional journalist, and as an IB and AP teacher I have advised many students on their IB Extended Essays, AP exam essays, and IB Theory of Knowledge essays, IGCSE Global Perspectives essays, as well as their college application essays. I am good at generating... read more

40/hour
5.0 (4)
30 hours tutoring
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I'm an active professional journalist, and as an IB and AP teacher I have advised many students on their IB Extended Essays, AP exam essays, and IB Theory of Knowledge essays, IGCSE Global Perspectives essays, as well as their college application essays. I am good at generating... read more

Shane D.
125/hour

Near Oak Park, IL

UChicago Lecturer, NY Times Contributor, Elite Writing 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 a writing project. QUALIFICATIONS I've been a professional writer, editor, and teacher for almost twenty-five... read more

125/hour
5.0 (46)
156 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 a writing project. QUALIFICATIONS I've been a professional writer, editor, and teacher for almost twenty-five... read more

Chereese R.
27/hour

Near Oak Park, IL

International Award-Winning Speaker & Writer of 7+ Years

In 2016c I was awarded an ‘Iconic Woman Impacting the World’ at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India. I have been writing and delivering speeches, poetry, essays, and articles professionally for the past 7 years. read more

27/hour
5.0 (25)
73 hours tutoring
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In 2016c I was awarded an ‘Iconic Woman Impacting the World’ at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India. I have been writing and delivering speeches, poetry, essays, and articles professionally for the past 7 years. read more

Julia C.
30/hour

Near Oak Park, 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 (6)
54 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

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