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Jacqui Z.

Experienced English, Reading, and Writing Tutor

Experienced English, Reading, and Writing Tutor

$60/hour

  • 95 hours tutoring

About Jacqui


Bio

I teach all things related to Writing, from essay basics to creative writing to college applications. I have four years of teaching experience that includes classroom teaching, one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, and after school creative writing programs.

In 2018, I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. As part of this program, I completed a course on Teaching English Composition and taught English Composition 101...

I teach all things related to Writing, from essay basics to creative writing to college applications. I have four years of teaching experience that includes classroom teaching, one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, and after school creative writing programs.

In 2018, I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. As part of this program, I completed a course on Teaching English Composition and taught English Composition 101 and 102 for three years. These courses reviewed and expanded on English writing basics from high school. I've also had the pleasure of teaching in after school writing programs for kids aged 8-18. I particularly love teaching poetry workshops! It's so fun to see learners be creative and share their writing with others.

I have been tutoring and teaching English for 5 years in a variety of settings. I have tutored high schoolers in brick-and-mortar schools as well as online. I taught English Composition and Intro to Creative Writing at the college level while earning my Master's of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing.

My favorite subjects to tutor are essay writing, research papers, reading comprehension, and creative writing. I love brainstorming ideas for papers with my students, helping them to organize their thoughts and create a plan for finishing the paper on time. I also help with papers that have been writing, but need refinement.

I have spent the last year tutoring children ages 9-13 in basic essay writing and reading comprehension online. If your child needs help identifying the themes of a story, inferring information from a text, writing a thesis statement, or organizing their thoughts into paragraphs, I can help!

I want to tailor each session to the student's unique needs, so please contact me with any questions you may have. I am easy to reach and will respond within 24 hours to your messages.


Education

Illinois Wesleyan University
English and French
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: College Student Rate: $20 per hour / If you are a parent experiencing financial hardship, please message me about sliding-scale fees.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/9/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I incorporate grammar lessons into tutoring sessions as needed. I help students identify grammatical errors and go over grammar rules with them. The goal is to have students identify their own errors on their own and understand how English grammar functions.
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have a wide variety of teaching and tutoring experience, but I developed my proofreading skills mainly while working at the Writing Center of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I helped college and graduate students, often English Language Learners, review the grammar and spelling of their papers. I went above and beyond to ensure that students understood the principals of grammar behind my corrections, instead of merely correcting without explanation.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I incorporate grammar lessons into tutoring sessions as needed. I help students identify grammatical errors and go over grammar rules with them. The goal is to have students identify their own errors on their own and understand how English grammar functions.
Reading,

Reading

I incorporate reading into many of the classes that I've taught. We start my creative writing workshops by reading a contemporary poem out loud and identifying different types of figurative language within the poem. I also tutor reading comprehension for children ages 8-10.
Phonics

English

English,

English

I have a breadth of experience teaching English. My past experience includes small group tutoring sessions for high schoolers needing extra help with reading comprehension and writing. I taught 3 years of Composition and Creative Writing to college freshman as an Instructor of Record while earning my degree. Additionally, I spent 3 years tutoring in a college writing center and 4 years tutoring writing and reading comprehension to 2nd-8th graders in afterschool settings. Because I've taught a wide range of age groups in a variety of settings, I am confident in my abilities to help you or your child with English.
Grammar,

Grammar

I incorporate grammar lessons into tutoring sessions as needed. I help students identify grammatical errors and go over grammar rules with them. The goal is to have students identify their own errors on their own and understand how English grammar functions.
Literature,

Literature

I've been integrating literary analysis to the creative writing workshops I've been teaching for a total of 4 years. I begin each class by reading and analyzing a contemporary poem with my students. I also have tutored dozens of students writing literature essays at the high school and college level. As part of the Intro to Creative Writing class I taught to college students, we read an analyzed a short story collection and a poetry collection. And of course, I have taken over 20 literature classes myself, combined between my undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have a wide variety of teaching and tutoring experience, but I developed my proofreading skills mainly while working at the Writing Center of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. I helped college and graduate students, often English Language Learners, review the grammar and spelling of their papers. I went above and beyond to ensure that students understood the principals of grammar behind my corrections, instead of merely correcting without explanation.
Reading,

Reading

I incorporate reading into many of the classes that I've taught. We start my creative writing workshops by reading a contemporary poem out loud and identifying different types of figurative language within the poem. I also tutor reading comprehension for children ages 8-10.
Writing

Writing

I've taught poetry and short story workshops to students as young as 7 and as old as 30. I have published my own poems in various journals (CV with publication list available upon request). Additionally, I was a college writing center tutor for 3 years, assisting students in writing essays, research papers, and dissertations.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a breadth of experience teaching English. My past experience includes small group tutoring sessions for high schoolers needing extra help with reading comprehension and writing. I taught 3 years of Composition and Creative Writing to college freshman as an Instructor of Record while earning my degree. Additionally, I spent 3 years tutoring in a college writing center and 4 years tutoring writing and reading comprehension to 2nd-8th graders in afterschool settings. Because I've taught a wide range of age groups in a variety of settings, I am confident in my abilities to help you or your child with English.
Reading,

Reading

I incorporate reading into many of the classes that I've taught. We start my creative writing workshops by reading a contemporary poem out loud and identifying different types of figurative language within the poem. I also tutor reading comprehension for children ages 8-10.
Writing

Writing

I've taught poetry and short story workshops to students as young as 7 and as old as 30. I have published my own poems in various journals (CV with publication list available upon request). Additionally, I was a college writing center tutor for 3 years, assisting students in writing essays, research papers, and dissertations.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have a breadth of experience teaching English. My past experience includes small group tutoring sessions for high schoolers needing extra help with reading comprehension and writing. I taught 3 years of Composition and Creative Writing to college freshman as an Instructor of Record while earning my degree. Additionally, I spent 3 years tutoring in a college writing center and 4 years tutoring writing and reading comprehension to 2nd-8th graders in afterschool settings. Because I've taught a wide range of age groups in a variety of settings, I am confident in my abilities to help you or your child with English.
Reading,

Reading

I incorporate reading into many of the classes that I've taught. We start my creative writing workshops by reading a contemporary poem out loud and identifying different types of figurative language within the poem. I also tutor reading comprehension for children ages 8-10.
Writing

Writing

I've taught poetry and short story workshops to students as young as 7 and as old as 30. I have published my own poems in various journals (CV with publication list available upon request). Additionally, I was a college writing center tutor for 3 years, assisting students in writing essays, research papers, and dissertations.

Special Needs

Phonics

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I incorporate reading into many of the classes that I've taught. We start my creative writing workshops by reading a contemporary poem out loud and identifying different types of figurative language within the poem. I also tutor reading comprehension for children ages 8-10.
Writing

Writing

I've taught poetry and short story workshops to students as young as 7 and as old as 30. I have published my own poems in various journals (CV with publication list available upon request). Additionally, I was a college writing center tutor for 3 years, assisting students in writing essays, research papers, and dissertations.

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$60/hour

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Response time: 4 hours