Over 20 tutoring hours

Maureen K.

Chicago, IL

$40/hr

history nerd, literacy developer, and Harry Potter enthusiast

In-person lessons
Replies in 2 days
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
6 Ratings
 
 
2 days Response Time

Message Maureen

Send Maureen a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Maureen or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.
I have read and agree to the terms of use. *

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
anthropology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's
Boston University
MEd

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (anthropology)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

Boston University (MEd)

About Maureen

Tutoring is one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever experienced for a number of reasons. Getting to know students' strengths and weakness on an in-depth basis, and being able to plan according to that individual's needs, interests, and learning styles, is a pleasure that is difficult to experience in other teaching situations. Tutoring an individual also allows more opportunity for experiential learning. Finally, constant monitoring of students' attainment of goals provides immediate feedback on my teaching and how to improve it. I have tutored in one-on-one and small group contexts for three years, and hope to continue to do so for a long time for all the above reasons. I love getting to know students on a personal level, learning as much from them as they learn from me.

My passions include teaching English as a Second Language and history. Doing the equivalent of a master's of arts in history through graduate-level coursework in history culminating in masters' comprehensive history exams has given me extensive content knowledge, as well as high vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills. My love for history, and especially Chicago history, grew throughout this program and is an area of continued interest for me. I was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute for the Humanities in Chicago's Gilded Age and Progressive Era during the summer of 2011, an experience I treasure and have used in the classroom. Above all, I love history because to me, it's our present and our future. As William Faulkner once said, "The past is never dead; it's not even past."
Tutoring is one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever experienced for a number of reasons. Getting to know students' strengths and weakness on an in-depth basis, and being able to plan according to that individual's needs, interests, and learning styles, is a pleasure that is difficult to experience in other teaching situations. Tutoring an Read more

Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60622
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
History:
American History, Classics,
European History, Government & Politics, World History
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Common Core, GRE
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

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.

Classics

I was a Classics major during my undergraduate education. I studied Latin, Greek and Roman mythology, Roman history, and read many of the classics from Virgil's Aeneid to Dante's Inferno. I tutored a fellow classmate in Latin during my studies.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
anthropology
University of Illinois at Chicago
Master's
Boston University
MEd

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (anthropology)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Master's)

Boston University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Maureen will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60622.

Background Check Status for Maureen K.

Maureen K. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Maureen, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.