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Justin B.

Chicago, IL

$45/hour

Creative Reading Tutor

$45/Hour


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Illinois State University
Technology Education
Coursework
Graduate Coursework

Education

Illinois State University (Technology Education)

Coursework (Graduate Coursework)

About Justin

I truly enjoy one on one teaching because so much more can be accomplished. I have been a classroom teacher for 6 years and during that time I continuously tutored students. I found tutoring a rewarding experience for the both the student and myself because of the amount a learning that can happen in a short amount of time.

For the past 2 years, I taught art at an international school in Shanghai, China. I have gained a lot of experience teaching kids from various cultures which I think helps with me connect with students quickly. My most rewarding tutoring experience happened in Shanghai with a first grade Japanese student named Hirosato. He passed the English entrance exam to join our international school but his classroom teacher quickly found out he did not have the reading ability to keep up with his class. His teacher asked if I could tutor him and I agreed. Hirosato is a very smart and clever student, I found out he passed the entrance exam because it was filled with pictures and he understood English names for the pictures but he could not phonetically read the words. Hirosato and I worked very hard for 2 months and by the end of the first semester he was the most improved student in first grade and excelled at reading.

I have been tutoring students in reading for 6 years. The students reading ability ranged from high school students needing comprehension help to first grade students not being able to read yet.

I have been working with Adobe Photoshop since 1998 and have kept up ever since. I really became interested in video production during my college years (2000-2004) and went on to teach high school video production for 3 years.

I have traveled and lived in many countries on the eastern side of the world and really learned their geography. I have zero formal education related to geography but I am very passionate about the subject.

I played organized baseball from 5 to 18 years old. I started 2 years on my varsity baseball team in high school at center field and lead off hitter. I always try to play or watch baseball any chance I get.

Lets learn and have fun! The smarter you become the more confident and happy you will be in life.
I truly enjoy one on one teaching because so much more can be accomplished. I have been a classroom teacher for 6 years and during that time I continuously tutored students. I found tutoring a rewarding experience for the both the student and myself because of the amount a learning that can happen in a short amount of time.

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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60647
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Video Production
English:
Reading
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Video Production
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Reading
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.

Video Production

I have a degree in technology education, and I taught video production at the High School level for three years. I have written, directed and edited video shorts for creative purposes. I have edited numerous short videos for promotional advertising on the web.

Illinois State University
Technology Education
Coursework
Graduate Coursework

Education

Illinois State University (Technology Education)

Coursework (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Justin will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60647.