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Alice S.

Chicago, IL

$20/hour

I'll Teach You the Write Stuff!

In-person lessons
5+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/2/14
5.0 average from 6 ratings

$20/Hour


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Principia College
English
Arizona State University
Master's

Education

Principia College (English)

Arizona State University (Master's)

About Alice

Thanks for considering me as your future tutor! I have a wide range of experience in the writing education field from college to elementary school classrooms, disability centers, and even prison. I strongly believe every single student is different and, thus, requires unique methods to best thrive. I take full advantage of the one-on-one tutoring model to assess student's needs on a very individual basis and address their specific needs.

It's not hard for me to be enthusiastic about writing because I know my writing development offered me great career opportunities, personal joy, and clarity about my own and others' opinions. In 2012 I was a finalist for the Arizona State University Teaching Excellence awards for innovative teaching methods and my sense of humor in the classroom.

I am currently an instructor for Chicago City Colleges where I teach English 101 and English 100 for developing writers. For the past three years I taught film and theatre courses at Arizona State University. I also worked at the University's Disability Resource Center as an exam proctor and counselor. I worked with students with a wide-range of special needs including sensory disabilities (like sight or hearing impairments), anxiety/bi-polar tendencies, and learning disabilities (dyslexia etc.). Each day was a new challenge at the DRC, but over time I learned while my educational approaches had to be uniquely tailored, the basis of all my work was to be empathetic and patient with everyone. Before I moved to Arizona for grad school I tutored writing style and grammar at Principia College. While working for the Writing Center I coached multiple students through the college, grad school, and job application process. I enjoyed getting to know students individually and helping them realize and communicate their best traits to future employers and programs.

Beyond the typical classroom experience, I have been a high school speech and debate coach for the past four years. I coached public speaking and interpretive events--including a national semi-finalist in humorous interpretation at the 2014 National Tournament. I tutored and taught inmates at New Mexico State Penitentiary last spring in essay and creative writing.

I am ready to work with writers high school and up! There are no bad writers--just people who haven't fully unlocked their potential yet. Work with me to find and fulfill that potential!
Thanks for considering me as your future tutor! I have a wide range of experience in the writing education field from college to elementary school classrooms, disability centers, and even prison. I strongly believe every single student is different and, thus, requires unique methods to best thrive. I take full advantage of the one-on-one tutoring Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60657
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar, Literature, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

Currently, I teach beginning English courses at Harold Washington College. I also spent a year tutoring writing and English to students who were unable to pass writing proficiency tests. I graduated with highest honors and a BA in English from Principia College.

Principia College
English
Arizona State University
Master's

Education

Principia College (English)

Arizona State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

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