Allie H.

Chicago, IL


Writing, Editing and Test Prep Tutoring for Learners of All Ages!

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Oberlin College


Oberlin College

About Allie

My experience as a tutor, mentor and editor has provided me with the opportunity to help a variety of students, from kindergarteners just learning to read, to high school seniors writing the essays that will gain them access to top-tier universities. In my years as a teacher’s assistant for college freshmen, a workshop teacher at 826 Chicago, and a literacy tutor with at-risk kids in a low-income elementary school in Ohio, I’ve turned students who professed to hate reading and writing into confident and creative writers. I've also helped students excel in history, mathematics and particularly enjoy helping students exceed their own scoring expectations on the SAT.

As a graduate of the Oberlin College Creative Writing Program, I believe that every writing assignment, from historical essays to Japanese poetry to science term papers, has the possibility to enthrall and fascinate. I believe that all writing is creative writing, and that in every assignment can be approached with equal measures of enthusiasm and diligence. I am an excellent teacher of the building blocks of language, including phonics and grammar. As Joan Didion once said, “Grammar is a piano I play by ear.” I’ve helped dozens of students view grammar not as a stifling set of rules but instead, a toolbox for self-expression.

I look forward to working with you soon!
My experience as a tutor, mentor and editor has provided me with the opportunity to help a variety of students, from kindergarteners just learning to read, to high school seniors writing the essays that will gain them access to Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60657
In-person lessons
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
American History, Geography, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Adobe Photoshop, Drawing, Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, GRE, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

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Oberlin College


Oberlin College

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Allie will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60657.

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