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Michelle J.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

Reading, Writing, Essay Editing, Critical Thinking, College Guidance

In-person lessons

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Amherst College

Education

Amherst College

About Michelle

What I enjoy most about tutoring is applying my critical thinking skills in ways that assist my student to achieve his or her goals. Implicit in this assistance is identifying the student’s obstacles to a specific task, understanding the nature of these obstacles, and crafting an appropriate response to assist the student in overcoming these obstacles. Along the way, I enjoy answering students’ questions precisely and helping them to see their problems or their assignments from a different perspective. Ultimately, I hope to identify the student’s general obstacles to learning and, through our experience over time, assist them in being able to enjoy learning about new and difficult subjects.

Personally, as a first-generation college student, I have had to learn these strategies on my own, often without a tutor close to my age. There were many times where I wished someone my age could explain to me how to approach really complex homework assignments, or to contextualize college applications in ways that made sense to me. My experience overcoming these difficulties has forged my capacity to package my experience in ways that will be relevant and helpful to my students. It is my hope that I can help students to achieve clarity for themselves, a kind of clarity that will help them to make respectful, intelligent, and insightful decisions about how they want to learn.
What I enjoy most about tutoring is applying my critical thinking skills in ways that assist my student to achieve his or her goals. Implicit in this assistance is identifying the student’s obstacles to a specific task, understanding the nature of these obstacles, and crafting an appropriate response to assist the student in overcoming these Read more

Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60647
In-person lessons
English:
English, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Study Skills

Having taken and excelled in standardized subject testing, AP tests, SAT and SAT subject tests, I would like to assist students in becoming comfortable and confident in their test-taking abilities.

Amherst College

Education

Amherst College

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michelle will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60647.