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Alison W.

Des Plaines, IL

$47/hour

Alison W: Test Prep & Essay Writing

Background check passed as of 7/28/15
5.0 average from 8 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 six 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 six 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 15 miles of Des Plaines, IL 60018
Background Check: Passed

"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
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, ACT Reading,
ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
History:
American History,
Social Studies
Business:
Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have three years' experience tutoring elementary students. I have worked with students in this age group as part of an after school tutoring program and a volunteer after school education program. I specialize in Reading and Writing but also have experience tutoring elementary students in Math, Science, and Social Studies.

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

My tutorial experience is in a wide variety of tutoring environments, which gives me the tools to make each student comfortable and relaxed. I have a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and six years' experience tutoring students of all ages in English.

Grammar

I have a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and six years' experience tutoring students of all ages in English. I have worked in college writing centers, after school tutoring centers, and as an independent tutor.

Literature

I work with parents and students to determine their goals, develop a plan to achieve these goals, and continually updates parents on progress. I have a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and six years' experience tutoring students of all ages in English.

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.

Proofreading

I have a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and six years' experience tutoring students of all ages in English. I find creative, innovative ways to make learning fun for students, while giving them the tools they need to succeed. My specialties include essay writing, test prep, study skills, and grammar/mechanics.

Reading

I have a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and six years' experience tutoring students of all ages in English.

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.

Spelling

In addition to earning a Bachelor's degree in English Writing, I also have six years of experience tutoring students of all ages. I have been tutoring students in English. And I have worked in college writing centers, after school tutoring centers, and as an independent tutor.

Study Skills

I have a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and six years' experience tutoring students of all ages. I have tutored students on a variety of tests (including the ACT and SAT). While working with students who are focusing on test taking/study skills, I like to increase the student's confidence and proficiency by focusing on time management, testing techniques, and optimizing memory.

Vocabulary

I have a Bachelor's degree in English Writing and six years' experience tutoring students of all ages in English. I have worked in college writing centers, after school tutoring centers, and as an independent tutor. I have helped students develop a better understanding of the following areas of English: reading comprehension, grammar/mechanics, essay writing, research, citations/formatting, spelling, phonics, pronunciation, and penmanship.

Writing

I am is a professional tutor with a Bachelor's degree in English Writing. And I have six years of tutoring experience and has worked with students ages 4-24 in various disciplines.

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 rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $47.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alison will travel within 15 miles of Des Plaines, IL 60018.