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Donald M.

An individualized approach to help you realize your potential

An individualized approach to help you realize your potential

$65/hour

  • 21 hours tutoring

  • Lincoln Park Chicago, IL 60614

About Donald


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Tutoring, I believe, is an individualized, collaborative process between a teacher and a student. The process is informed by the tutor's philosophy of teaching and enthusiasm for learning, and by the student's learning needs, skills, circumstances, and objectives. I agree with the experts who say that the teacher should create a supportive, intellectually-stimulating environment, in which the teacher guides the student through the student's own learning processes to foster independent lea...

Tutoring, I believe, is an individualized, collaborative process between a teacher and a student. The process is informed by the tutor's philosophy of teaching and enthusiasm for learning, and by the student's learning needs, skills, circumstances, and objectives.

I agree with the experts who say that the teacher should create a supportive, intellectually-stimulating environment, in which the teacher guides the student through the student's own learning processes to foster independent learning and discovery, and encourages the student to achieve academic success by becoming a more knowledgeable and confident scholar.

I began tutoring in New Haven while in college at Yale, and have continued my teaching and education activities through the years as: an adjunct professor teaching and tutoring at the graduate level for 17 years at a Law School; a tutor and director of a tutoring program at an Elementary School in Chicago; and director of interviewing Yale applicants from some schools in Chicago. My knowledge area encompasses writing, reading, grammar, U.S. history, European history, government, politics, civics, French, algebra, geometry, and literature.

Tutoring will be tailored to the student's current work to increase knowledge and understanding of content and process in specific subjects, while developing critical thinking capabilities, facilitating and effectuating improved analytical and expressive processes, and fostering a sense of responsibility and confidence. The conversation and dialogue which animate the tutoring process will provide the student with insight into his or her own thinking, studying, and scholarship.

I will provide a free consultation meeting, and require a 24-hour notice of cancellation. I encourage prospective students to contact me to discuss tutoring and to schedule sessions.


Education

Yale
political science
Northwestern University
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60614
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/3/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Law

Corporate Training

French,

French

I have studied the French language and French literature, in and after college, for more than 16 years.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Law, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Literature,

Literature

I studied literature in college and have taken literature seminars for the past fifteen years with a professor at the University of Chicago, including American, English, French, German, Russian, and classical literature.
Writing,

Writing

Writing/English/Reading/Grammar/Proofreading/Vocabulary I have studied writing – and studied and taught English – throughout college, graduate school, and my work. The study and teaching also include reading, grammar, vocabulary, and proofreading. As an adjunct professor, I taught and tutored graduate level students in writing for 17 years (at John Marshall Law School), where the school's program director wrote positive things about my work. I have also written thousands of documents, and instructed others in writing them, in the primary modes of discourse (argumentation, description, exposition, and narration). I also drafted, evaluated, and interpreted legislative proposals for private and public entities, and wrote dozens of administrative opinions for the State of Illinois. I was an editor and co-author of the “Consumer Handbook”, published by the Chicago Bar Association. I was the editor of the Silliman College (Yale) newspaper for three years.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

American history was one of my main areas of study in college where I did research in the history of U.S. foreign policy.
European History,

European History

I studied European history in college, where I did research in the history of the governments of England, France, Germany, and Italy.
Government & Politics

Government & Politics

I studied government and politics extensively as a political science major at Yale, where I did research in government decision-making. I have worked in government and been active in politics.

Homeschool

French,

French

I have studied the French language and French literature, in and after college, for more than 16 years.
Writing,

Writing

Writing/English/Reading/Grammar/Proofreading/Vocabulary I have studied writing – and studied and taught English – throughout college, graduate school, and my work. The study and teaching also include reading, grammar, vocabulary, and proofreading. As an adjunct professor, I taught and tutored graduate level students in writing for 17 years (at John Marshall Law School), where the school's program director wrote positive things about my work. I have also written thousands of documents, and instructed others in writing them, in the primary modes of discourse (argumentation, description, exposition, and narration). I also drafted, evaluated, and interpreted legislative proposals for private and public entities, and wrote dozens of administrative opinions for the State of Illinois. I was an editor and co-author of the “Consumer Handbook”, published by the Chicago Bar Association. I was the editor of the Silliman College (Yale) newspaper for three years.
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Language

French,

French

I have studied the French language and French literature, in and after college, for more than 16 years.
ESL/ESOL

Math

Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

French,

French

I have studied the French language and French literature, in and after college, for more than 16 years.
Writing,

Writing

Writing/English/Reading/Grammar/Proofreading/Vocabulary I have studied writing – and studied and taught English – throughout college, graduate school, and my work. The study and teaching also include reading, grammar, vocabulary, and proofreading. As an adjunct professor, I taught and tutored graduate level students in writing for 17 years (at John Marshall Law School), where the school's program director wrote positive things about my work. I have also written thousands of documents, and instructed others in writing them, in the primary modes of discourse (argumentation, description, exposition, and narration). I also drafted, evaluated, and interpreted legislative proposals for private and public entities, and wrote dozens of administrative opinions for the State of Illinois. I was an editor and co-author of the “Consumer Handbook”, published by the Chicago Bar Association. I was the editor of the Silliman College (Yale) newspaper for three years.
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I studied government and politics extensively as a political science major at Yale, where I did research in government decision-making. I have worked in government and been active in politics.
ESL/ESOL, Law

Sports/Recreation

Football

Football

I played various forms of (American) football throughout secondary school and college. I played football for several years in an adult recreation league thereafter. I coached football for two years in a grade school league in Chicago. I continue to watch, discuss, and read about football, and am quite knowledgeable about the game, its origins, and history.

Summer

French,

French

I have studied the French language and French literature, in and after college, for more than 16 years.
Writing,

Writing

Writing/English/Reading/Grammar/Proofreading/Vocabulary I have studied writing – and studied and taught English – throughout college, graduate school, and my work. The study and teaching also include reading, grammar, vocabulary, and proofreading. As an adjunct professor, I taught and tutored graduate level students in writing for 17 years (at John Marshall Law School), where the school's program director wrote positive things about my work. I have also written thousands of documents, and instructed others in writing them, in the primary modes of discourse (argumentation, description, exposition, and narration). I also drafted, evaluated, and interpreted legislative proposals for private and public entities, and wrote dozens of administrative opinions for the State of Illinois. I was an editor and co-author of the “Consumer Handbook”, published by the Chicago Bar Association. I was the editor of the Silliman College (Yale) newspaper for three years.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Reading

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Knowledgable and strategic tutor

Donald helped me with Constitutional Law and exam writing. He is very knowledgeable and meets you where you are at in your learning process. Donald was very strategic with his teaching and worked with me to find areas that I needed to improve on and created a lesson plan around that. Donald was honest, knowledgeable and professional, I would definitely recommend him.

Cindy, 2 lessons with Donald

$65/hour

Donald M.

$65/hour

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