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Randy F.

Laid-back professor, skilled in HS composition and college rhetoric

Laid-back professor, skilled in HS composition and college rhetoric

$30/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

  • Bloomington, IL 61701

About Randy


Bio

The unique interaction between student and teacher is what makes tutoring such a rewarding experience for me. All students have the ability to grow and mature in their learning. What I do discover in the route to learning and discovery, students do have challenges in understanding the scope of assignments and ultimately subject areas. I try to connect the dots so to speak for students. I do a great deal of 'chunking' in my tutoring, breaking down the essentials of an assignment, building a...

The unique interaction between student and teacher is what makes tutoring such a rewarding experience for me. All students have the ability to grow and mature in their learning. What I do discover in the route to learning and discovery, students do have challenges in understanding the scope of assignments and ultimately subject areas. I try to connect the dots so to speak for students. I do a great deal of 'chunking' in my tutoring, breaking down the essentials of an assignment, building a foundational base of knowledge and then have the student scale that knowledge into subject matter mastery.

I have a wide ranging background and educational experience. I hold masters' degrees in communication and library science and doctorate in education. I also have baccalaureates in English and Religion. Writing is my strength and with that subject area mastery comes the ability to tutor on a host of topic areas as writing prevails across all majors, program of studies and subject areas.

Holding advanced degrees in communication, information science and education, I am a season critical thinker and communicator. The GRE is more about these skills, especially in the English and reading portions of the exam. I also understand the scientific method as an educational researcher. Most of the exam relies on inductive and deductive reasoning and I can provide accurate and sensible insight and lesson development for students wanting to acquire these crucial skills to be successful on the GRE exam.

I have been a writing instructor for over twenty years. My experiences have been with all levels of writing from grammar and sentence mechanics to paragraph development to essay creation. I am skilled proofreader, amassing over 30 years in this arena. I have successful written and defended a doctoral dissertation.

If you are looking for a laid-back, yet thorough approach to instruction, I am a tutor that provides this innate quality. I love the learning process and have made higher education my life's work. I am approachable and understandable and will deliver prompt and effective tutoring, meeting your educational needs on your schedule and appropriate to your learning style. Please contact me to schedule a time to discuss your current tutoring needs.


Education

Illinois Wesleyan University
English Literature
Illionois State University, Normal, IL
Masters
University of Illlinois at Urbana-Champaign
EdD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $30 for in-person / $30 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

An accomplished educator with over 25 years of classroom and administrative experience in community colleges, I am skilled in basic mathematics principles and formulas to assist elementary students in mathematics. I am able to relate to students of all ages and will be able to transform the tutoring environment into a welcoming, healthy and nurturing place for learning and personal growth. I have tutored students in numbers, fractions, decimals and story problems from K-3. I have also tutored students in multiplication, division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals. I am well versed in Algebraic functions.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

My qualification to tutor students in ACT preparation includes: 25 years of college composition teaching experience Highly skilled in Grammar, Mechanics, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Essay writing. Advanced degrees in communication, information science and higher education. Present position in higher education is chief academic officer, dean of the faculty at the nation's oldest two-year college.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Having taught English and reading courses throughout my entire academic career, I am very skilled in comprehension, reading for meaning and main ideas and moreover critical reading using inference and deductive and inductive reasoning. My style and approach to reading skill acquisition is more about talking and discussing reading than rote learning and repetition drills.
English,

English

I have 25 years of experience in grammar and composition instruction. I developed a basic writing curriculum and have a Doctorate in Education.
Writing,

Writing

My education is as follows: Ed.D in Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. in Library and Information Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. in Communication Studies - Illinois State University B.A in English and Religion (double major) I have been employed in higher education since 1996. I am currently Vice President for Academic Affairs at Joliet Junior College. The nation's 1st community college.
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

An accomplished educator with over 25 years of classroom and administrative experience in community colleges, I am skilled in basic mathematics principles and formulas to assist elementary students in mathematics. I am able to relate to students of all ages and will be able to transform the tutoring environment into a welcoming, healthy and nurturing place for learning and personal growth. I have tutored students in numbers, fractions, decimals and story problems from K-3. I have also tutored students in multiplication, division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals. I am well versed in Algebraic functions.
English,

English

I have 25 years of experience in grammar and composition instruction. I developed a basic writing curriculum and have a Doctorate in Education.
Writing,

Writing

My education is as follows: Ed.D in Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. in Library and Information Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. in Communication Studies - Illinois State University B.A in English and Religion (double major) I have been employed in higher education since 1996. I am currently Vice President for Academic Affairs at Joliet Junior College. The nation's 1st community college.
Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

An accomplished educator with over 25 years of classroom and administrative experience in community colleges, I am skilled in basic mathematics principles and formulas to assist elementary students in mathematics. I am able to relate to students of all ages and will be able to transform the tutoring environment into a welcoming, healthy and nurturing place for learning and personal growth. I have tutored students in numbers, fractions, decimals and story problems from K-3. I have also tutored students in multiplication, division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals. I am well versed in Algebraic functions.
English,

English

I have 25 years of experience in grammar and composition instruction. I developed a basic writing curriculum and have a Doctorate in Education.
Writing,

Writing

My education is as follows: Ed.D in Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. in Library and Information Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. in Communication Studies - Illinois State University B.A in English and Religion (double major) I have been employed in higher education since 1996. I am currently Vice President for Academic Affairs at Joliet Junior College. The nation's 1st community college.
Reading

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

An accomplished educator with over 25 years of classroom and administrative experience in community colleges, I am skilled in basic mathematics principles and formulas to assist elementary students in mathematics. I am able to relate to students of all ages and will be able to transform the tutoring environment into a welcoming, healthy and nurturing place for learning and personal growth. I have tutored students in numbers, fractions, decimals and story problems from K-3. I have also tutored students in multiplication, division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals. I am well versed in Algebraic functions.
Writing,

Writing

My education is as follows: Ed.D in Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. in Library and Information Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign M.S. in Communication Studies - Illinois State University B.A in English and Religion (double major) I have been employed in higher education since 1996. I am currently Vice President for Academic Affairs at Joliet Junior College. The nation's 1st community college.
GED, Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

My qualification to tutor students in ACT preparation includes: 25 years of college composition teaching experience Highly skilled in Grammar, Mechanics, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Essay writing. Advanced degrees in communication, information science and higher education. Present position in higher education is chief academic officer, dean of the faculty at the nation's oldest two-year college.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Having taught English and reading courses throughout my entire academic career, I am very skilled in comprehension, reading for meaning and main ideas and moreover critical reading using inference and deductive and inductive reasoning. My style and approach to reading skill acquisition is more about talking and discussing reading than rote learning and repetition drills.
GED, PSAT

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$30/hour

Randy F.

$30/hour

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Response time: 21 minutes