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Michele L.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

Writing structure, organization, clarity; literature

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 7 ratings
great instructor
— Linda, Chicago, IL on 11/11/16

$40/Hour


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DePaul University
English

Education

DePaul University (English)

About Michele

I have experience tutoring all ages in all subjects--from first graders to adults in everything from English to algebra--but tutoring in writing and reading is my favorite because an increase in writing skills and reading comprehension leads to a more successful overall academic career.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 2016 from DePaul University with a BA in English creative writing and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. This interdisciplinary degree combination prepared me with strong critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as very effective written communication skills.

While at DePaul University, I worked for two years in the University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) as a Peer Writing Tutor, where I worked with first year to adult students on all different kinds of writing assignments, from freshmen composition classes to biology lab reports, and even helping a student write his memoir! Writing can be overwhelming and intimidating, but by first looking at global issues (i.e., organization, thesis development) on a small scale (paragraph by paragraph) students can learn ways to tackle it with confidence!

In addition to having thorough academic experience in writing, grammar, and literature, I was trained extensively to be a tutor while working at the DePaul UCWbL. I took a 10 week course on writing tutoring theories and different ways to approach writing tutoring for different students. Some students react better to a minimalist approach, while others require a more direct approach. Understanding these different philosophies allows me to adjust my practices to each individual student to best suit them. I have also been trained on how to most effectively tutor online versus face-to-face. While these tools were first taught to me in a college setting, they weren't all designed that way and are easily adjusted for students of all ages and skill levels.

Thanks for reading my profile! If you have any more questions about my tutoring philosophy or experience, I would love to share my tutoring e-portfolio with you. Please contact me for more info or to set up a tutoring appointment.
I have experience tutoring all ages in all subjects--from first graders to adults in everything from English to algebra--but tutoring in writing and reading is my favorite because an increase in writing skills and reading comprehension leads to a more successful overall academic career.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude in June 2016 from
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Cancellation fee is 50% of scheduled lesson unless given 24 hours notice.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60622

"great instructor"

- Linda, Chicago, IL on 11/11/16

"Flawless"

- Jake, Chicago, IL on 10/24/16
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Writing

I graduated magma cum laude with a BA in English creative writing and worked for 2 years as a writing tutor at DePaul University.

DePaul University
English

Education

DePaul University (English)

great instructor

She is a great instructor, very good at helping to organize your own thoughts and words when jumbled! She is very organized. She is very professional and punctual. She is very nice and very reliable.

— Linda, Chicago, IL on 11/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Cancellation fee is 50% of scheduled lesson unless given 24 hours notice.

Travel policy

Michele will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60622.