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James H.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

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University of Rochester
English
Yale University College of Medicine
Master's

Education

University of Rochester (English)

Yale University College of Medicine (Master's)

About James

My love of teaching began at a young age. I graduated college as an English major with certification from the university's Department of Education to teach English at a secondary school level. Although I later pursued graduate work in public health, teaching has been central throughout my career. In my current workplace, this has primarily been focused on graduate medical and advanced degree students including pediatric, psychiatry, psychology and social work residents. I have also been a mentor to high school youth through my employer's literacy and health career programs each year. I have worked closely with these (and other) high school youth on essays for college applications and financial aid, resume writing and cover letters. I have worked with more advanced students on written assignments and special projects. Professionally, I collaborate with colleagues in writing academic articles for submission to professional journals for publication. In this capacity, I provide oversight for grammar, usage and vocabulary and editing as part of the collective writing process.

Understanding and designing instruction around the unique learning needs of my students is my primary goal as a teacher. I view teaching as dynamic where the student is active in defining learning goals and teaching is adapted to the ways that the student learns best. I have used this approach at multiple levels of learning and with diverse student populations. Over the past 15 years, I have served as an ESL instructor and volunteer tutor to a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds. I began as an evening ESL instructor with Truman College and worked on the West side, Albany Park and at the main campus. More recent volunteer experiences include the Chinese Mutual Assistance Association and Refugee One. I have received certification for advanced training by Literacy Works and will be pursuing graduate TESOL certification in January 2017.

It's all about telling your story. What do you want them to know? Why are you a good return on investment? What makes you stand out and special? Let's find the words to let them know.
My love of teaching began at a young age. I graduated college as an English major with certification from the university's Department of Education to teach English at a secondary school level. Although I later pursued graduate work in public health, teaching has been central throughout my career. In my current workplace, this has primarily been Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

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University of Rochester
English
Yale University College of Medicine
Master's

Education

University of Rochester (English)

Yale University College of Medicine (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60640.