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Brian P.

Veteran English/Writing Teacher and Published Author

Veteran English/Writing Teacher and Published Author

$50/hour

  • 5 hours tutoring

  • Norwood Park Chicago, IL 60631

About Brian


Bio

I've been teaching high school English/Writing classes for over a decade. My work primarily consists of teaching different levels of high school writing instruction, but I've also taught literature, A.P. English Language and Composition, Film Studies, Journalism, Yearbook, and history. My students have met with success in my own classroom as well as on the ACT and in their college classes. I'm also a published author and have written about music and film fairly extensively.

I've taught...

I've been teaching high school English/Writing classes for over a decade. My work primarily consists of teaching different levels of high school writing instruction, but I've also taught literature, A.P. English Language and Composition, Film Studies, Journalism, Yearbook, and history. My students have met with success in my own classroom as well as on the ACT and in their college classes. I'm also a published author and have written about music and film fairly extensively.

I've taught in both urban and rural settings and worked with extremely diverse ranges of learning styles and abilities. Teaching/tutoring is best fostered through building relationships alongside learning. An outsider would find my students reading, writing, working cooperatively, discussing, analyzing, all with a positive mindset and a few laughs here and there. My tutoring approach is very similar with special attention to focus upon whatever agreed upon skills are assigned.

I want my students to feel comfortable, reflective upon their own previous experiences, and challenged. As with exercise, the best approach is to "warm up" (relax and stretch those mental muscles before diving into the work), focus on a specific skill or lesson (whatever we both see fit), practice, ask questions, reflect, try again, and determine goals for next time. I understand that every student has a "frustration level," so we'll be careful not too push overboard, while at the same time sticking to our goals. Whenever possible, I will tailor lessons to appeal to student interest as those passions can often provide that extra push when learning about something new or confusing.

Perhaps most importantly, I want students to be lifelong learners. While school may be frustrating to many, we all recognize the importance of sharpening academic skills for whatever future lies beyond.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you to achieve your learning goals!


Education

Western Illinois University
English

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60631
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I teach high school and work with students every day on proofreading skills. I also do some freelance work, proofreading for a private social work practice.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I teach high school and work with students every day on proofreading skills. I also do some freelance work, proofreading for a private social work practice.
Writing,

Writing

I am a published author (non fiction) and am also currently working on two fiction pieces. I also teach writing at both the "college bound" and A.P. level.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I am a published author (non fiction) and am also currently working on two fiction pieces. I also teach writing at both the "college bound" and A.P. level.
English

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I am a published author (non fiction) and am also currently working on two fiction pieces. I also teach writing at both the "college bound" and A.P. level.
English

Summer

Writing

Writing

I am a published author (non fiction) and am also currently working on two fiction pieces. I also teach writing at both the "college bound" and A.P. level.

Test Preparation

ACT English

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$50/hour

Brian P.

$50/hour

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