Over 10 tutoring hours

Alison W.

Des Plaines, IL

$50/hour

Alison W: Test Prep & Essay Writing

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/28/15
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Always prepared and very patient
— Sue, Des Plaines, IL on 9/22/15

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North Central College
English with Writing Emphasis

Education

North Central College (English with Writing Emphasis)

About Alison

Alison is a professional tutor with a Bachelor's degree in English Writing. She has five years of tutoring experience and has worked with students ages 4-24 in various disciplines. Her experience in a wide variety of tutoring environments gives her the tools to make each student comfortable and relaxed.

Alison works with parents and students to determine their goals, develops a plan to achieve these goals, and continually updates parents on progress. She finds creative, innovative ways to make learning fun for students, while giving them the tools they need to succeed. Her specialties include essay writing, test prep, study skills, and grammar/mechanics.
Alison is a professional tutor with a Bachelor's degree in English Writing. She has five years of tutoring experience and has worked with students ages 4-24 in various disciplines. Her experience in a wide variety of tutoring Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Des Plaines, IL 60016
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Always prepared and very patient"

- Sue, Des Plaines, IL on 9/22/15
Math:
ACT Math, Elementary Math,
SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy
Art:
Art History, Drawing,
Painting
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading,
ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Language:
Latin, Spanish
History:
American History,
Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I have experience tutoring students in this subject as part of a recognized ACT preparation program.

ACT Reading

I have experience tutoring students in this subject as part of a recognized ACT preparation program.

American History

I took APUSH in high school and received a 3/5 pass on the APUSH test.

Drawing

I have eight years of experience as a private art student, where I developed an in-depth understanding of the elements of art (value, perspective, texture, etc.). I even developed my own study unit, which has been utilized by new students in the same program.

Elementary Math

I have tutored students of all ages on this subject.

Elementary Science

I have tutored students of all ages on this subject.

English

I have a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and five years experience in tutoring students in essay writing, grammar/mechanics, and ACT essays.

Grammar

I have a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and five years' experience in tutoring students in essay writing, grammar/mechanics, and ACT essay writing.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been using Microsoft PowerPoint for 8+ years for school and work presentations. I also have experience with Keynote for Macs.

Microsoft Word

I have 10+ years experience using Microsoft Word for school papers, business letters, resumes, charts, and even greeting cards! I also have experience with Pages for Macs.

Painting

I have eight years of experience as a private art student, where I developed an in-depth understanding of the elements of art (value, perspective, texture, etc.). I even developed my own study unit, which has been utilized by new students in the same program.

SAT Reading

I have experience tutoring students in this subject as part of a recognized SAT preparation program.

SAT Writing

I have a BA in English Writing and have tutored students in this subject in a recognized SAT preparation program.

Vocabulary

I have five years of experience tutoring students in spelling, vocabulary, grammar/mechanics, and writing.

North Central College
English with Writing Emphasis

Education

North Central College (English with Writing Emphasis)

Always prepared and very patient — Alison has been a great help to my daughter. Alison is always prepared, and is very patient with my daughter. We are so glad to have found her! ...

— Sue, Des Plaines, IL on 9/22/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alison will travel within 10 miles of Des Plaines, IL 60016.