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Chicago, IL

$50/hour

Writing/Elementary Tutor Available

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Columbia College Chicago
Fiction Writing

Education

Columbia College Chicago (Fiction Writing)

About Sayla

Ever since I was a little kid I've always wanted to be a teacher. I used to spend all my time creating lesson plans in my head, play-teaching my stuffed animals, and learning new vocabulary words I could show off at school. I was driven to learn as much as I possibly could, and nothing made me happier than relaying my newly learned facts to everyone around me. As a recent college graduate with a BA in fiction writing as well as graduating from the honors college at my school, I have had many opportunities to teach and tutor students in writing. I believe that by creating goals and utilizing a great work ethic, students can realize their dreams of learning anything they wish. Tutoring is one of the best jobs I've ever had and I would love to continue doing that!

Because of my experience teaching in a fourth grade classroom in a Chicago public school, I specialize in elementary tutoring as well as writing for all age levels. I have experience working with kids as young as one all the way to college-aged students. I am very goal-oriented and work with students to create their own unique goals not only for each lesson, but for the entire time I spend working with them as well. I assign creative but challenging homework after each lesson and ensure that students work on their time management skills to ensure all the work is completed on time. I also like to send progress reports periodically to both parents and students to make sure that we are all on the same page as we move forward with the tutoring sessions.

However, I do know that sometimes life gets in the way. I have a very flexible cancellation policy (a 4-hour notice is all I require) and I offer make-up classes during designated times. I also work with parents and students to make sure they are satisfied with my lessons as I go along. I prefer meeting in public places (such as libraries), because I believe these places offer fewer distractions during tutoring sessions, but I am open to other options as well.

I look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to contact me with any further questions. Thank you!
Ever since I was a little kid I've always wanted to be a teacher. I used to spend all my time creating lesson plans in my head, play-teaching my stuffed animals, and learning new vocabulary words I could show off at school. I was driven to learn as much as I possibly could, and nothing made me happier than relaying my newly learned facts to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60622
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Spanish, Writing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking, Yoga

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.

Columbia College Chicago
Fiction Writing

Education

Columbia College Chicago (Fiction Writing)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sayla will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60622.