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Alrick K.

PhD in literature/ history; all levels of writing, reading, Spanish

PhD in literature/ history; all levels of writing, reading, Spanish

$75/hour

  • 499 hours tutoring

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Hi, I'm Alrick!
I have a Ph.D. in literature/ history and am a college professor in Chicago with 20 years of teaching experience. As a tutor, I help students of all levels - from elementary school to high school to college - with their writing, reading, U.S./ Western literature, and history. I have also taught Spanish language and literature for 20 years (both my B.S. and masters degrees are in Spanish).

I also help students with the SAT and ACT in the English, Reading, Writing & Language,...

Hi, I'm Alrick!
I have a Ph.D. in literature/ history and am a college professor in Chicago with 20 years of teaching experience. As a tutor, I help students of all levels - from elementary school to high school to college - with their writing, reading, U.S./ Western literature, and history. I have also taught Spanish language and literature for 20 years (both my B.S. and masters degrees are in Spanish).

I also help students with the SAT and ACT in the English, Reading, Writing & Language, and Essay sections. Many people tell students to "prepare" by reading extensively, studying advanced math, taking AP science classes, and doing all kinds of unnecessarily rigorous activities. The SAT and ACT aren't hard because they require advanced knowledge of the subject. They're hard because they test the basics - but in very strange ways. They're designed according to rules that are actually pretty simple, even though these rules are also quite different from the rules that are used for high school and college tests. REMEMBER: The SAT and ACT are standardized tests, which means that the questions must be repetitive and therefore predictable year after year. The test writers have to do similar things in similar ways on every single test, or else the tests wouldn't be standardized. They have to test students in the same way, year after year, in order to be fair (i.e., "standard"). Put simply, the SAT and ACT are challenging only because they use oddly-framed questions of basic skills, and NOT because they're advanced tests that reward you for being a genius. Feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to send you a few simple examples to show you what I mean.

About me:
When I'm not teaching, I love being on the other end of the learning process: reading, attending conferences, taking classes, and a long etc. I also love the outdoors, and often escape from the bustle of city life to hike, camp, bike and fish.

I've helped thousands of students to understand their subject. In the spirit of complete honesty, I don't take on a


Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
English and Spanish literature
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
PhD
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a licensed, full-time teacher of literature and composition, and in my 20 years of teaching, I have helped thousands of students to succeed at reading and writing, including Spelling.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
English,

English

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Literature,

Literature

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a licensed, full-time teacher of literature and composition, and in my 20 years of teaching, I have helped thousands of students to succeed at reading and writing, including Spelling.
Writing,

Writing

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Grammar, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
European History

European History

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.

Homeschool

English,

English

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Spelling,

Spelling

I am a licensed, full-time teacher of literature and composition, and in my 20 years of teaching, I have helped thousands of students to succeed at reading and writing, including Spelling.
Writing

Writing

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.

Most Popular

English,

English

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Writing

Writing

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
Writing

Writing

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I am an experienced tutor and an enthusiastic university professor with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I am qualified to teach U.S. history, world history, world literature, geography and Spanish. I have experience tutoring students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and my students have shown tremendous growth in test scores. I have taught language, literature and history professionally for 19 years. My strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability.

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Extremely knowledgable and extremely patient.

Alrick brought me insight on how to make things clearer and stay on a linear path with my story. He brought up idea that I never even realized and really helped me see the writing structure. Amazing teacher and tutor.

Parker, 1 lesson with Alrick

Fantastic tutor/ knowledgable and friendly

Alrick is always prepared and ready to challenge me with every lesson we have. Since we first started working together, my comprehension of Spanish has gone to a new level. Sentence structure, pronunciation, past/present/future verbs and much more are things he has helped me understand. I would recommend him to anybody looking to improve their Spanish.

Cesar, 47 lessons with Alrick

Knowledgeable, patient, and understating.

I recently had the pleasure of workig with Alrick on a paper for my English 101 class. He is extremely nice, patient and very informative. He even followed up with me and offered to help some more. I looked forward to working with him again!

Zaira, 5 lessons with Alrick

Text comprehension and reading

In the time working with Alrick, and I have learned and improved my reading and comprehension of texts, he is a person very focused on his work, he is always striving so that I understand everything we study, he also makes a study plan focused on my weaknesses which has helped me a lot to improve my skills.

Carlos , 10 lessons with Alrick

Alrick

Rick helped me get more comfortable with Reading and Writing SATs by helping me go over a practice SAT test that he gave me. Although we did not go over all the questions, he helped me understand the questions that I had the hardest times with.

Adam, 33 lessons with Alrick

Great as always!

Alrick is always patient and very helpful with my college level Spanish work. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor in Spanish.

Riley, 25 lessons with Alrick

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

My daughter was a bit apprehensive about being tutored by a male, but she said he’s so patient and looking forward to the next session! She already realized her mistake with point of view!

Alejandra, 1 lesson with Alrick

An Excellent tutor, Mr. Alrick.

Mr. Alrick helped me improve my writing skills. My essay improved greatly after Mr.Alrick pointed out different writing elements that would make my essay better. He was patient and guided me to think clearly and specifically for a top-quality essay. He is a very thorough and highly skillful tutor. Thanks, Josh.S

Josh, 1 lesson with Alrick

Knowledgeable tutor

My son felt very happy with the help he gets from Rick to get start for his history thesis and want to schedule more lessons during the course of his thesis.

Sophie, 1 lesson with Alrick
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