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Vanessa G.

Burbank, IL

$40/hour

English tutor

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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Illinois State University
English Studies and Acting

Education

Illinois State University (English Studies and Acting)

About Vanessa

Not only am I a great advocate for the subject of English but I am very passionate and outgoing. I love the study and growth of the English language and I believe that I can help you fall in love with it or at least find it interesting. Because the English language is incredibly important to our daily lives it is important to me that my students understand the simple grammar techniques they need to succeed. With my knowledge of grammar I can help my students make proper sentences in their essays, speeches, and even text messages.

As an A student with a 3.8 GPA, I know that I have the ability to tutor students. In my college English classes teachers would use my notes to give to students, because of how detail oriented and neat I was. I also stayed after class to help my classmates understand the material.

I even hosted small get togethers at the library to help my fellow classmates study for an upcoming exam. A part from tutoring my classmates, I also held leadership positions for a couple of clubs I was a part of. I was the president/founder of The Normal Humor comedy club and I lead many meetings, workshops, and events. I was also the fundraising chair for the Illinois State Theater Outreach Program.

I do understand that reading texts about American literature can be boring to most students, but I think my outgoing personality can help students feel comfortable when trying to read such content heavy texts. I really love helping people in this subject and I believe that others like working with me, because I am patient and I don't give up on my students. This can be a very challenging subject, but with patience and positivity I can help you be the best student you can be. I speak Spanish fluently and would be able to help students understand the language from a native speaker. In college I was able to take skip all Spanish classes because of level in the subject and only take the SPN 120.15 class entitled "Academic Spanish for Spanish Speakers" which I received an A in.

I will be an outstanding English and Gramma tutor because I specialized in Linguistics. I have taken classes such as "The Growth and Structure of the English Language," "Introduction to Old English," "Grammar," and more in that area. I am also great with Proofreading. I have an article published in the Grassroots Writing Research Journal which I proofread and worked on for three years. I also double majored in Acting, so public speaking is no stranger to me. I competed in public speaking in high school on our speech team and did very well.
Not only am I a great advocate for the subject of English but I am very passionate and outgoing. I love the study and growth of the English language and I believe that I can help you fall in love with it or at least find it interesting. Because the English language is incredibly important to our daily lives it is important to me that my students Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Burbank, IL 60459
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

I am qualified to tutor in Public Speaking because of my extensive experience in the subject. I was given the award "Most Contributions" to my high school's speech team and made it to our Regional and Sectional competitions. I am also always asked to come back to help the new team members as a coach. I guide them in the right direction on how to deliver their speeches. I am also asked to judge at speech tournaments, seeing as I have the qualifications to judge high school speech members.

I also have a Bachelors Degree in Acting (and English Studies). I have been performing since I was five years old and have been in countless plays, musicals, comedy shows. I have been performing in public for 17 years now and have no doubt that I am qualified to be a Public Speaking advocate or tutor.

Illinois State University
English Studies and Acting

Education

Illinois State University (English Studies and Acting)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Vanessa will travel within 15 miles of Burbank, IL 60459.