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Alex S.

Chicago, IL

$35/hour

Actor and Writer, enthusiastic about language arts!

In-person lessons

$35/Hour


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The University of Chicago
English Literature

Education

The University of Chicago (English Literature)

About Alex

Hi! I'm an actor and writer living in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. I graduated from the University of Chicago in 2013, enjoying a diverse course load ranging from classic and contemporary English literature, theatre history and theory, cinema studies, art history, to the French language.

In the past, I've taught SAT (and other standardized test) prep. I've tutored students of all ages in reading, writing, vocabulary, critical thinking, as well as rhetoric and public speaking. I've worked as a teaching artist, leading a political-themed acting class at the community center, Little Black Pearl, in Kenwood, and a youth drama class in the suburbs.

I enjoy working though difficult problems with students and giving them tools to navigate obstacles themselves. As a tutor, I'm satisfied when a study session empowers a student and opens their confidence to the challenge at hand.

I'm a strong believer in the power of books, of critical thought, and beautiful language. Reading and writing is difficult for everyone. I think of the name of the game is finding how you connect to the material. What will make a difficult reading unfold before your eyes? A troublesome essay write itself? That's the goal here!

There's great potential for alternative approaches as well. If tackling a problem from head-on isn't working, why keep knocking your head? I find both art and performance to be reliable teaching tools. And I love to get creative and get them involved.

I'm a fairly laid back tutor, so whatever environment works best for the student works for me. If that means sessions at the library, a coffee shop, or at home, it's all fine by me.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!
Hi! I'm an actor and writer living in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. I graduated from the University of Chicago in 2013, enjoying a diverse course load ranging from classic and contemporary English literature, theatre history and theory, cinema studies, art history, to the French language.

In the past, I've taught SAT (and other
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60608
In-person lessons
Art:
Drawing, Theatre
English:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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The University of Chicago
English Literature

Education

The University of Chicago (English Literature)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Alex will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60608.