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Hoyt K.

Chicago, IL

$45/hour

IELTS, History, ESL and Russian Tutor

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/10/15
4.9 average from 43 ratings
Gave me the confidence to start college again after 20 years!
— Brittany, Chicago, IL on 8/21/15

$45/Hour


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Cleveland State University
History
St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Master's
Kent State University
MEd

Education

Cleveland State University (History)

St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Master's)

Kent State University (MEd)

About Hoyt

IELTS - I specialize in IELTS tutoring. Usually, my students are low intermediate who need to raise their scores to over a 6. I have also tutored students studying for the TOEFL exam. I'm an IELTS Examiner and I have been certified in Ohio and Illinois to teach ESL. I am experienced in tutoring for the GRE, SAT, and TOEFL. I currently tutor and teach at St. Augustine College.

ESL - My background is as an ESL Instructor for ELS. I also am an ESL Professor at St. Augustine College, Chicago. There I teach English and tutor an average of 6 hours per week.

EXECUTIVE TUTORIALS - I also have a considerable amount of experience with executives who wish to polish their already high level of English. I have a wide range of interests and experience that facilitate conversation that is targeted to the needs of the learner.

RUSSIAN - For Russian, I specialize in beginning students. I have been a Russian translator for over 10 years. I have permanent certification to teach Russian as a Foreign Language in the Russian Federation. I have had certification in Ohio to teach Russian. Masters degree in Secondary Education includes a specialization in teaching Foreign Language.

HISTORY - I hold a Master's degree in Secondary Education with a specialization in Social Studies.

TERM PAPERS - I teach a course on Research Writing using Google Drive. If you wish advice on research and the writing of your research paper, I would use Google Drive to help, and likely could conduct a lesson online. I will not write papers, but assist in the writing process.

I am interested in students with a focused goal in mind. Tutoring is client guided, meaning you have to know what you want. I can help with the "how" of reaching your goal.
IELTS - I specialize in IELTS tutoring. Usually, my students are low intermediate who need to raise their scores to over a 6. I have also tutored students studying for the TOEFL exam. I'm an IELTS Examiner and I have been certified in Ohio and Illinois to teach ESL. I am experienced in tutoring for the GRE, SAT, and TOEFL. I currently tutor and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

Regular English as a Second language classes $35 per hour. Two or three students = $55 per hour. Group of 4 or more = $15 per hour per student IELTS $45 per hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60657
Background Check: Passed

"Gave me the confidence to start college again after 20 years!"

- Brittany, Chicago, IL on 8/21/15

"Really goooood!"

- Yi, Chicago, IL on 7/9/16

"Makes me more confident!"

- Lyla, Chicago, IL on 3/20/16
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, IELTS,
Literature,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
Russian,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball

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.

American History

I have a bachelors degree in History from Cleveland State University. I have a Masters in Teaching with a focus on Social Studies. I have taught History a great deal over the years at the middle school and high school levels.

Baseball

I completed the Jim Evans Umpiring School course in 1991.

English

I have received certification to teach English from both the states of Ohio and Illinois. I teach English as a Second Language practically every day.

ESL/ESOL

I have been certified by the states of Ohio and Illinois to teach ESL. I have reach master's degree level in TESOL from Cleveland State University. I have over 10 years of experience in teaching ESL. I am an IELTS examiner.

Government & Politics

I have taught Social Studies a great deal over the years at the middle school and high school levels.

One example is an American Government course for upper level high school students.

IELTS

I have been trained to grade the Writing and Speaking exams for IELTS.

I have professional experience in conducting this exam.

I have an integrated tutoring approach that combines online and face to face instruction.

Literature

I have a master's degree with a focus on Russian literature. This means I know how to approach the study of a particular genre/author.

Political Science

I obtained a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. I received this degree as part of a double major in History and Political Science.

My area of concentration was geopolitics. This is because I have an abiding interest in cultures besides my own.

Russian

I have a Masters degree in Philology from St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

I have a Masters in Teaching with a focus on teaching foreign language - Russian.

Social Studies

I have a MA in Teaching from Kent State University with a focus on Secondary Social Studies.

TOEFL

I have tutored and taught TOEFL courses many times over the years. I have found that usually students will prefer the IELTS exam once they are aware of it.

Vocabulary

I have a masters degree in Applied Linguistics. I have TESOL certification from the states of Ohio and Illinois. I teach vocabulary practically every day.

World History

I have been certified in Social Studies in both the states of Ohio and Illinois
I have Social Studies teaching experience at the middle school and high school levels
I have comprehensive knowledge of culture and history

Cleveland State University
History
St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Master's
Kent State University
MEd

Education

Cleveland State University (History)

St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Master's)

Kent State University (MEd)

Gave me the confidence to start college again after 20 years!

Hoyt was organized and innovative. He came up with both a game-plan for our sessions as well as what I should be doing at home every day. After almost 20 years away from college I was really nervous to go back. Now I'm confident I can do it.

— Brittany, Chicago, IL on 8/21/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Regular English as a Second language classes $35 per hour. Two or three students = $55 per hour. Group of 4 or more = $15 per hour per student IELTS $45 per hour

Travel policy

Hoyt will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60657.