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Jimmie S.

Chicago, IL

$30/hour

Certified tutor in writing can clean papers up!

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Michigan State University
Journalism and English
Chicago State Univerisity
Master's

Education

Michigan State University (Journalism and English)

Chicago State Univerisity (Master's)

About Jimmie

I have a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing. I have two Bachelor's degrees from Michigan State in journalism and English. Also, I am a nationally certified writing tutor.

My approach to tutoring is this: I try to apply examples that can be entertaining and comedic in order to get students to understand how to clean up their papers. If this approach can help you write papers with fluidity, then I am your tutor!!
I have a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing. I have two Bachelor's degrees from Michigan State in journalism and English. Also, I am a nationally certified Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60615
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have over six years of experience as an English and writing tutor. I am a nationally certified English tutor (endorsed by the National Tutoring Association). I have a Bachelor of Arts in English and and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University.

Grammar

When it comes to tutoring grammar, I break down the spelling rules, the punctuation rules and the sentence structure rules. I explain them by using tangible examples to provide students with a better understanding of the concepts. For example, my first sentence is written in parallel structure because the definite article "the" is placed in front of spelling rules, punctuation rules and sentence structure rules. Therefore, the sentence functions in unison within the confines of a complex sentence.

Proofreading

As an English and writing tutor, I specialize in proofreading and editing. Whenever I am looking at a paper, I make sure that sentences, grammar, punctuation and spelling is correct. If a sentence is unclear, I do my best to make sure that it is corrected even if I have to read it multiple times!

Public Speaking

I have experience as a freelance sports announcer, sports talk radio host and as a poet performing in front of an audience on numerous occasions. I can tutor on stage presence, nuances such as using hand gestures and pace and tone of voice. Also, because I am a nationally certified English and writing tutor, I can assist students with using correct diction when conveying a speech as a message to a given audience.

Vocabulary

When there is a word that I am unfamiliar with, I look it up, therefore, I have my students do the same so that they improve their diction when they are writing. Also, I have them look up the synonyms and antonyms of different words so that they can be more fluid in their writing. The more a student utilizes vocabulary in his or her life, the more familiar that individual becomes with the words because repetition is key!

Michigan State University
Journalism and English
Chicago State Univerisity
Master's

Education

Michigan State University (Journalism and English)

Chicago State Univerisity (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jimmie will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60615.