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J. W.

University Professor Specializing in Reading, Writing, and Antiquity

University Professor Specializing in Reading, Writing, and Antiquity

$80/hour

  • 131 hours tutoring

  • Chicago, IL 60610

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Bio

I'm J.W.! I have a Ph.D, M.A., and B.A. in Religious and Ancient Studies. In my lessons, I make learning fun, creative, and exciting! I have been teaching in colleges and universities for over 8 years. I am friendly and skilled at helping students with reading comprehension, writing, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and editing. I love helping students to reach their goals and build their confidence and skills. My approach to tutoring is to assess students' strengths and weaknesses and offer...

I'm J.W.! I have a Ph.D, M.A., and B.A. in Religious and Ancient Studies. In my lessons, I make learning fun, creative, and exciting! I have been teaching in colleges and universities for over 8 years. I am friendly and skilled at helping students with reading comprehension, writing, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and editing. I love helping students to reach their goals and build their confidence and skills. My approach to tutoring is to assess students' strengths and weaknesses and offer suggestions on how to improve the areas of weakness. I offer a variety of lesson types: brainstorming/outlining, writing/editing, teaching/study, editing/proofreading, and test prep. Each lesson is customized to what the student needs.

WRITING: I am experienced in writing, editing, and proofreading high school, college, and graduate school papers. I have formatted papers in APA, MLA, and Chicago Style. I have helped students write, edit, and proofread doctoral dissertations in the areas of education, psychology, sociology, and religion. I am skilled at writing and editing personal statements and scholarship essays. I have assisted students in writing research and grant proposals, marketing plans, scientific analyses, and cybersecurity reports. I have also helped working professionals craft compelling cover letters, resumes, and CVs.

TEST PREP: I provide customized sessions to prepare for tests, especially ACT and SAT English, Reading, and Writing. In test prep sessions, I assess the student's responses to questions and isolate areas that need improvement. I craft personalized lessons in which I review topics that are most relevant for the student. For instance, I can review grammar, syntax, and punctuation rules, and I give the student opportunities to practice skills. I offer practice reading sessions to improve reading comprehension. I offer practice writing sessions to help with crafting compelling essays. Depending on the student's needs and the date of the test, I can offer "Study Plans" or "Burst Sessions." Study Plans are for students looking for an extended test prep program. Study Plans typically run for 4-12 weeks. A Study Plan would be ideal for a student who wants lessons 1-2 times per week over several weeks. In between sessions, the student would receive practice problems to complete, and answers would be reviewed at the next lesson. "Burst Sessions" are for students looking to review specific types of questions, topics, or for a variety of test questions. These sessions are ideal for students who are taking the ACT or SAT relatively soon. A Burst Session could concentrate on one section (e.g. Burst Session on Writing would involve outlining and writing 1-2 essays), one topic (e.g. Burst Session on punctuation would involve answering questions on that topic), or a medley (e.g. Burst Session would include a sampling of English and Reading questions). Practice problems generally are not given to Burst Session students (although they are available as needed).

RELIGION: I am a religion professor with expertise in biblical studies, ancient history, and archaeology of the middle east. I have published a book and scholarly articles on studies in antiquity. I teach college religion courses on biblical studies, church history, Judaism, and Christianity. I have tutored students in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament texts. I have offered study sessions on biblical studies and church history.

Since I customize my lessons, I welcome suggestions and resources that students or parents can provide. This will make it easy for me to employ techniques that will be most successful. I respond very quickly to inquiries. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like to schedule a lesson!


Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $100 for in-person / $80 for online
  • Rate details: *If a lesson is canceled less than 2 hours before its start time or if a lesson is missed, the full lesson fee will be charged. *Urgent appts are subject to a higher hourly rate.
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Chicago, IL 60610
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

As a professor, I advise students on career growth and development. I help students select appropriate majors/minors for their desired career. I also give advice on finding and securing internships, and I have written several letters of recommendation. In addition, I have helped students to craft compelling cover letters and resumes for career advancement.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

As a professor, I advise students on career growth and development. I help students select appropriate majors/minors for their desired career. I also give advice on finding and securing internships, and I have written several letters of recommendation. In addition, I have helped students to craft compelling cover letters and resumes for career advancement.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I can provide very careful, detailed proofreading to any document. I have proofread formal writing such as academic papers, cover letters, marketing plans, scientific analyses, and doctoral dissertations. I have also proofread informal writing such as discussion board posts and emails. When proofreading, I edit grammar and syntax, and I add or remove punctuation as needed. I can also add transitional sentences and adjust texts to read more fluidly.
Grammar, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

During sessions, I assess strengths and weaknesses and offer customized lessons to focus on areas needing improvement. I work through sample ACT test questions and explain correct/incorrect answers. My lessons focus on improving grammatical skills, critical thinking, and analysis.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

During sessions, I assess strengths and weaknesses and offer customized lessons to focus on areas needing improvement. I work through sample ACT test questions and explain correct/incorrect answers. My lessons focus on improving grammatical skills, critical thinking, and analysis.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I can provide very careful, detailed proofreading to any document. I have proofread formal writing such as academic papers, cover letters, marketing plans, scientific analyses, and doctoral dissertations. I have also proofread informal writing such as discussion board posts and emails. When proofreading, I edit grammar and syntax, and I add or remove punctuation as needed. I can also add transitional sentences and adjust texts to read more fluidly.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

During sessions, I assess strengths and weaknesses and offer customized lessons to focus on areas needing improvement. I work through sample test questions and explain correct/incorrect answers. My lessons focus on improving grammatical skills, critical thinking, and analysis. This approach is not adopted by all tutors, but I think it is an effective way to do well, especially on English/Reading tests. Depending on your needs, I can develop Study Plans which are extended programs for 4-12 weeks with homework, or I can offer Burst Sessions which are lessons focused on specific topics or sections of the test usually without homework.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

During sessions, I assess strengths and weaknesses and offer customized lessons to focus on areas needing improvement. I can review grammar, syntax, and punctuation. I can help with outlining essays so that responses are clear, coherent, and effective. I can give suggestions on how to improve clarity and fluidity in writing. Depending on your needs, I can develop Study Plans which are extended programs for 4-12 weeks with homework, or I can offer Burst Sessions which are lessons focused on specific topics or sections of the test usually without homework.
Writing,

Writing

I have helped many high school, college, and graduate school students to become effective writers. I have also helped working professionals review writing mechanics and writing for business. I specialize in writing admission essays, personal statements, scholarship essays, research papers, grant proposals, cover letters, and resumes.
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a PhD in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. I have published a book and scholarly articles on biblical studies.
Religion,

Religion

I have a PhD in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, MA in Religion, and BA in Theology. I have published in the area of biblical studies.
Philosophy

Homeschool

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

During sessions, I assess strengths and weaknesses and offer customized lessons to focus on areas needing improvement. I work through sample test questions and explain correct/incorrect answers. My lessons focus on improving grammatical skills, critical thinking, and analysis. This approach is not adopted by all tutors, but I think it is an effective way to do well, especially on English/Reading tests. Depending on your needs, I can develop Study Plans which are extended programs for 4-12 weeks with homework, or I can offer Burst Sessions which are lessons focused on specific topics or sections of the test usually without homework.
Writing,

Writing

I have helped many high school, college, and graduate school students to become effective writers. I have also helped working professionals review writing mechanics and writing for business. I specialize in writing admission essays, personal statements, scholarship essays, research papers, grant proposals, cover letters, and resumes.
English, Reading, Study Skills

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I have helped many high school, college, and graduate school students to become effective writers. I have also helped working professionals review writing mechanics and writing for business. I specialize in writing admission essays, personal statements, scholarship essays, research papers, grant proposals, cover letters, and resumes.
English, Reading, Study Skills

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I have a PhD in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. I have published a book and scholarly articles on biblical studies.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I am currently a professor. I serve on a scholarship committee that assists students with essay writing. I also do advising to college students on course enrollment.
Religion,

Religion

I have a PhD in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, MA in Religion, and BA in Theology. I have published in the area of biblical studies.
Philosophy, Study Skills

Science

Archaeology,

Archaeology

I have a PhD in Near Eastern Studies. As a part of my doctoral coursework, I completed courses in archaeology, including Archaeological Theory and Biblical Archaeology. I have also participated in an excavation near the Sea of Galilee in Israel. My research sometimes requires me to analyze archaeological reports.
Philosophy

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have helped many high school, college, and graduate school students to become effective writers. I have also helped working professionals review writing mechanics and writing for business. I specialize in writing admission essays, personal statements, scholarship essays, research papers, grant proposals, cover letters, and resumes.
Reading, Study Skills

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

During sessions, I assess strengths and weaknesses and offer customized lessons to focus on areas needing improvement. I work through sample ACT test questions and explain correct/incorrect answers. My lessons focus on improving grammatical skills, critical thinking, and analysis.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

During sessions, I assess strengths and weaknesses and offer customized lessons to focus on areas needing improvement. I work through sample ACT test questions and explain correct/incorrect answers. My lessons focus on improving grammatical skills, critical thinking, and analysis.
Career Development,

Career Development

As a professor, I advise students on career growth and development. I help students select appropriate majors/minors for their desired career. I also give advice on finding and securing internships, and I have written several letters of recommendation. In addition, I have helped students to craft compelling cover letters and resumes for career advancement.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I am currently a professor. I serve on a scholarship committee that assists students with essay writing. I also do advising to college students on course enrollment.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

During sessions, I assess strengths and weaknesses and offer customized lessons to focus on areas needing improvement. I work through sample test questions and explain correct/incorrect answers. My lessons focus on improving grammatical skills, critical thinking, and analysis. This approach is not adopted by all tutors, but I think it is an effective way to do well, especially on English/Reading tests. Depending on your needs, I can develop Study Plans which are extended programs for 4-12 weeks with homework, or I can offer Burst Sessions which are lessons focused on specific topics or sections of the test usually without homework.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

During sessions, I assess strengths and weaknesses and offer customized lessons to focus on areas needing improvement. I can review grammar, syntax, and punctuation. I can help with outlining essays so that responses are clear, coherent, and effective. I can give suggestions on how to improve clarity and fluidity in writing. Depending on your needs, I can develop Study Plans which are extended programs for 4-12 weeks with homework, or I can offer Burst Sessions which are lessons focused on specific topics or sections of the test usually without homework.

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Great tutor, and very patient!

J.W. was the only tutor who agreed to edit my admissions essay last minute. I, with a lot of help from her, transformed my essay into a beautiful piece that was well organized and flowed well. Thank you again!!!

Amberly, 1 lesson with J.

Great writer

J. helped me with my writing. She did editing and proofreading for me. She was quick and fast. Corrected all my mistakes and cleaned up my paper. In the end, it looked great and I was thankful.

Zahra, 1 lesson with J.

Highly skilled. Very nice and natural person.

J.W. helped me to write and organize my marketing plan assignment. She just listened me and perfected every single sentence, and added more information that I was not able to write. I totally recommend her to choose. Working with her was so easy. Also, looking forward to ask her help for my future assignments.

khondamir, 1 lesson with J.
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J. W.

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