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Elizabeth W.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

English/ESL/Spanish Tutor

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.9 average from 32 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Patrick, Chicago, IL on 5/30/17

$40/Hour


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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Spanish

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Spanish)

About Elizabeth

I am an experienced tutor with a CELTA certificate (a credential issued by Cambridge University for teaching English to adults). I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Linguistics. I have about a year's experience tutoring ESL in a volunteer capacity with a nonprofit organization in Chicago and over three years' experience as a private tutor. During college, I spent a semester in Spain to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

I have always enjoyed learning languages because of all the new experiences and opportunities they give you; I love teaching because it allows me to use my knowledge and experience to help others get the same benefits. Because I know what it's like learning a new language, I am a very patient teacher and I know how to set an appropriate pace and workload to maximize learning.

My goal when tutoring is to provide an effective and engaging lesson for the student. In general language lessons I teach the various language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocab, etc.) in a context that is interesting and relevant to the student. In all my lessons, I strive to provide instruction that is catered to each student's individual needs and learning style.
I am an experienced tutor with a CELTA certificate (a credential issued by Cambridge University for teaching English to adults). I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Linguistics. I have about a year's experience tutoring ESL in a volunteer capacity with a nonprofit organization in Chicago and over Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Chicago, IL 60618
In-person lessons

"Excellent Tutor"

- Patrick, Chicago, IL on 5/30/17

"Knowledgeable and Patient tutor."

- Salman, Chicago, IL on 8/28/15
Art:
Drawing
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Spanish,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

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.

Drawing

I have many years' experience drawing, both as a formal study and as a pastime. I understand very well the various elements of design that make a visually appealing composition. I also know many of the key techniques needed to create a drawing with pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, and various other media, and can explain and demonstrate them in a concise and understandable way.

English

I have a CELTA, which certifies me to teach English as a foreign language. Additionally, I have an educational background in language and linguistics, giving me a thorough understanding of English grammar. I also have more than four years' experience tutoring English in various capacities, to both adults and adolescents.

ESL/ESOL

I am CELTA certified (a 120-hour certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language issued by Cambridge University). I have taught for 6 hours observed and assessed by a Cambridge-certified instructor, and I have over 7 months of experience tutoring English in a volunteer capacity. In addition to this, I have a minor in Linguistics, which gives me an in-depth knowledge of how the English language works.

Grammar

In my undergraduate degree, I minored in Linguistics, which gave me a thorough understanding of the grammar of English and other languages. I have taken many college-level courses on grammar and grammatical analysis, and I use this knowledge to present grammar to students in a way that is easy to understand. In my four years' experience tutoring, I have taught many grammar lessons and it is a subject I am very comfortable with.

Spanish

I have an undergraduate degree in Spanish (University of Illinois, 2012). I am proficient in the language and am familiar with many important pieces of Spanish literature from Spain and Latin America, having read, analyzed, and in some cases translated them during the course of my studies. My educational background makes me well-suited to tutor students taking high school or college-level classes.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Spanish

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Spanish)

Excellent Tutor

Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and great at explaining things and making them simple. She constructed a lesson plan based off what I wanted to learn and the session was fun.

— Patrick, Chicago, IL on 5/30/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

Elizabeth will travel within 7 miles of Chicago, IL 60618.