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Thomas B.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

Thomas B. ESL, English, Vocab, Reading, Writing, Drums

Background check passed as of 12/5/16

$40/Hour


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Southern Oregon Univeristy
English and Writing

Education

Southern Oregon Univeristy (English and Writing)

About Thomas

Hello. My love for teaching comes from a lifetime of learning. As an honors student in college, I started tutoring students in our Learning Assistance Program. I finished a BA in English and Writing at Southern Oregon University in Ashland where the world-reknowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival offered both classical and modern plays. I was lucky enough to see some work we studied in the classroom on stage. Soon after, I spent time teaching English as a Foreign Language in China.

I've helped hundreds of students achieve academic goals over the last decade as an English as a Second Language teacher, Environmental Ed. instructor and basic music teacher. Working with people from Chicagoland, and points far beyond has been a great honor.

One of my goals with tutoring sessions is to stimulate students without overwhelming them.

I enjoy all sorts of music. Playing drums and guitar in various bands is great. I grew up in N.E. Illinois and I'm proud to call Chicago home.
I am available from 6:30-10 PM M-Thurs. and all day F-Sun depending on location. My rate is $40/hr for in-person lessons and $25/hr for on-line lessons.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve success in your goals.
Hello. My love for teaching comes from a lifetime of learning. As an honors student in college, I started tutoring students in our Learning Assistance Program. I finished a BA in English and Writing at Southern Oregon University in Ashland where the world-reknowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival offered both classical and modern plays. I was lucky Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Chicago, IL 60622
Background Check: Passed
Music:
Drums
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drums

I paid my way through college playing drums in our school jazz band. I took drum lessons for about 5 years as a kid, and I still play rock n' roll. I know how to read drum music, and I am a patient, encouraging instructor.

English

I am approved by Wyzant to tutor Literature/Reading/Writing.

ESL/ESOL

I've taught ESL for 10 years.

Literature

Having spent years studying literature, I have a decent grasp on a lot of plots, settings, devices and how to react to them.

Reading

I have a BA in English and Writing Southern Oregon University.

Writing

I worked on the editing staff of the award-winning West Wind Review in college and am well-versed in methodology, and finding ways to get students enthusiastic about the craft of writing.

Southern Oregon Univeristy
English and Writing

Education

Southern Oregon Univeristy (English and Writing)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 30 miles of Chicago, IL 60622.