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Steve P.

Building confidence is one of the keys to learning.

Building confidence is one of the keys to learning.

$49/hour

  • 24 hours tutoring

  • Elgin, IL 60124

"Excellent ESL Tutor"

Joy, 3 lessons with Steve

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About Steve


Bio

Hello!

I'm an experienced private tutor and could help with a variety of subjects such as history, philosophy, psychology, music, and humanities. My specialty is conversational English for shy, introverted people of all ages who need special attention with pronunciation, vocabulary, and proper grammar. I have coached Japanese businessmen in conversational English to build confidence with proper pronunciation. I’m a proven proofreader in the corporate world with a 99.9% accuracy rating. I...

Hello!

I'm an experienced private tutor and could help with a variety of subjects such as history, philosophy, psychology, music, and humanities. My specialty is conversational English for shy, introverted people of all ages who need special attention with pronunciation, vocabulary, and proper grammar. I have coached Japanese businessmen in conversational English to build confidence with proper pronunciation. I’m a proven proofreader in the corporate world with a 99.9% accuracy rating. I am able to help proofread and suggest changes to written papers in order to make them more concise for the reader.

As a undergraduate student, I studied music theory and aural skills. I have relative perfect pitch and can listen to a piece of music and make suggestions on dynamics and phrasing. I can coach a music student by listening to their playing and make suggestions on how to improve their stage presence, especially in a competitive environment.

I also have a minor degree in physical education and can coach students in health and fitness. I’m a seasoned tennis player who can assist anyone that would like to learn to play tennis and better their game. I have also played competitive baseball and can teach anyone to hit live pitching,fielding,and speed training.

In closing, I believe most learning is 80% attitude and 20% aptitude. I can tutor and coach on both. I can help build the confidence of the student by continually monitoring their progress, affirming their successes, and motivate them to be their very best.


Education

North Park University, Chicago, IL
Music Business
Tiffin University of Ohio
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $49
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 7 miles of Elgin, IL 60124
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/30/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development

Career Development

Career planning is a process of understanding oneself, exploring career options, making wise decisions and moving forward. What complicates it is that people, careers and organizations are constantly changing. I would be able to assist with career planning for students who are contemplating choosing a career path. This can be done through several online surveys that I have used and recommend and also share through my personal experience through research.

Computer

General Computer

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

Career planning is a process of understanding oneself, exploring career options, making wise decisions and moving forward. What complicates it is that people, careers and organizations are constantly changing. I would be able to assist with career planning for students who are contemplating choosing a career path. This can be done through several online surveys that I have used and recommend and also share through my personal experience through research.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Being born of immigrant parents, I understand the challenges of foreign speakers learning English. As a native English speaker, I've often coached and corrected broken English in the home at a very early age. After college, I've tutored Japanese businessmen in conversational English until the 2011 earthquake hit off the port of Oarai,Ibaraki where I lost all contact with my students. I would like to continue tutoring in ESL/ESOL privately, especially one-on-one with particularly shy or introverted students who rather avoid the sometimes embarrassing classroom setting or would like to supplement their learning with a tutor. I have excellent material that I use from full-time ESL/ESOL teachers. I can assist with idioms, urban vernacular, as well, as corporate jargon.
General Computer

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Learning depends on the cognitive processes that drive organization, planning and rule acquisition. When students struggle with organization and study skills, they are often disorganized, have difficulty planning ahead, don’t follow through on expected tasks, and/or give up on tasks easily. I have my own methods that work and allowed me to manage my time, and maintain a 4.0 GPA in graduate school while working full-time.
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English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Being born of immigrant parents, I understand the challenges of foreign speakers learning English. As a native English speaker, I've often coached and corrected broken English in the home at a very early age. After college, I've tutored Japanese businessmen in conversational English until the 2011 earthquake hit off the port of Oarai,Ibaraki where I lost all contact with my students. I would like to continue tutoring in ESL/ESOL privately, especially one-on-one with particularly shy or introverted students who rather avoid the sometimes embarrassing classroom setting or would like to supplement their learning with a tutor. I have excellent material that I use from full-time ESL/ESOL teachers. I can assist with idioms, urban vernacular, as well, as corporate jargon.
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History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

Social studies is the "integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence," as defined by the American National Council for the Social Studies. As a Graduate degree candidate of the Humanities, I have subject matter expertise in the area of social studies. By contrast with sociology, social studies courses often consist of a general and opinion-led discussion of topics without reference to academic theorists or research. This is also holds true for the interdisciplinary courses for the Humanities student. I can help a student think critically about society using the tools of reasoning and debate.
Government & Politics

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Being born of immigrant parents, I understand the challenges of foreign speakers learning English. As a native English speaker, I've often coached and corrected broken English in the home at a very early age. After college, I've tutored Japanese businessmen in conversational English until the 2011 earthquake hit off the port of Oarai,Ibaraki where I lost all contact with my students. I would like to continue tutoring in ESL/ESOL privately, especially one-on-one with particularly shy or introverted students who rather avoid the sometimes embarrassing classroom setting or would like to supplement their learning with a tutor. I have excellent material that I use from full-time ESL/ESOL teachers. I can assist with idioms, urban vernacular, as well, as corporate jargon.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Learning depends on the cognitive processes that drive organization, planning and rule acquisition. When students struggle with organization and study skills, they are often disorganized, have difficulty planning ahead, don’t follow through on expected tasks, and/or give up on tasks easily. I have my own methods that work and allowed me to manage my time, and maintain a 4.0 GPA in graduate school while working full-time.
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Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Being born of immigrant parents, I understand the challenges of foreign speakers learning English. As a native English speaker, I've often coached and corrected broken English in the home at a very early age. After college, I've tutored Japanese businessmen in conversational English until the 2011 earthquake hit off the port of Oarai,Ibaraki where I lost all contact with my students. I would like to continue tutoring in ESL/ESOL privately, especially one-on-one with particularly shy or introverted students who rather avoid the sometimes embarrassing classroom setting or would like to supplement their learning with a tutor. I have excellent material that I use from full-time ESL/ESOL teachers. I can assist with idioms, urban vernacular, as well, as corporate jargon.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Being born of immigrant parents, I understand the challenges of foreign speakers learning English. As a native English speaker, I've often coached and corrected broken English in the home at a very early age. After college, I've tutored Japanese businessmen in conversational English until the 2011 earthquake hit off the port of Oarai,Ibaraki where I lost all contact with my students. I would like to continue tutoring in ESL/ESOL privately, especially one-on-one with particularly shy or introverted students who rather avoid the sometimes embarrassing classroom setting or would like to supplement their learning with a tutor. I have excellent material that I use from full-time ESL/ESOL teachers. I can assist with idioms, urban vernacular, as well, as corporate jargon.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Learning depends on the cognitive processes that drive organization, planning and rule acquisition. When students struggle with organization and study skills, they are often disorganized, have difficulty planning ahead, don’t follow through on expected tasks, and/or give up on tasks easily. I have my own methods that work and allowed me to manage my time, and maintain a 4.0 GPA in graduate school while working full-time.

Music

Guitar

Guitar

I've formally studied classical guitar using the Aaron Shearer instructional book series. This method instructs students how to sight-read music. I can teach beginners simple chord progressions, major/minor scales, arpeggios, legato. I have also studied flamenco guitar at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago under Tom O'Callahan. My recordings can be heard on mp3 by request.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Being born of immigrant parents, I understand the challenges of foreign speakers learning English. As a native English speaker, I've often coached and corrected broken English in the home at a very early age. After college, I've tutored Japanese businessmen in conversational English until the 2011 earthquake hit off the port of Oarai,Ibaraki where I lost all contact with my students. I would like to continue tutoring in ESL/ESOL privately, especially one-on-one with particularly shy or introverted students who rather avoid the sometimes embarrassing classroom setting or would like to supplement their learning with a tutor. I have excellent material that I use from full-time ESL/ESOL teachers. I can assist with idioms, urban vernacular, as well, as corporate jargon.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Learning depends on the cognitive processes that drive organization, planning and rule acquisition. When students struggle with organization and study skills, they are often disorganized, have difficulty planning ahead, don’t follow through on expected tasks, and/or give up on tasks easily. I have my own methods that work and allowed me to manage my time, and maintain a 4.0 GPA in graduate school while working full-time.
Government & Politics

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Learning depends on the cognitive processes that drive organization, planning and rule acquisition. When students struggle with organization and study skills, they are often disorganized, have difficulty planning ahead, don’t follow through on expected tasks, and/or give up on tasks easily. I have my own methods that work and allowed me to manage my time, and maintain a 4.0 GPA in graduate school while working full-time.

Sports/Recreation

Baseball,

Baseball

My baseball experience begins in high school where I made the starting roster out of 200 young men trying out. I worked at becoming the fastest runner on the team, which I had to work very hard in doing. I ran around the bases in 18.2 seconds and from home to first base in 4.9 seconds. Currently, I play 12" softball in an ASA league and continue to use baseball fundamentals.
Bodybuilding,

Bodybuilding

I'm a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise. I can teach Functional Training and Traditional Strength Training in a gym or at a home gym. I've won the Get Fit 90-Day Challenge at X-Sport Fitness and understand what non-fitness types go through to establish a fitness plan.
Cooking,

Cooking

I've been a private chef specializing in Mediterranean cuisine with an added emphasis in heart-healthy cooking. I can meal plan based on dietary needs and preferences. I have experience using delicate phyllo dough in the preparation of pastries and hor dourves for parties. I can help train anyone who would like to add this expertise in their foreign repertoire.
Swimming,

Swimming

I was a captain of the varsity swim team and also a manager of the women's varsity swim team. I have placed in the top ten city-wide championships in Chicago. I have received my life-saving certification and have been a professional lifeguard at the University summer program. The swim strokes I can teach are free-style, butterfly, back stroke, and breast stroke. I can teach swimming fundamentals for anyone who would like to learn to swim.
Tennis

Tennis

I'm a formally trained, highly experienced, award-winning tennis champion ready to work as a tennis instructor for adults and children. I can communicate well with students at all levels, and I'm able to teach basic skills, supervise, and organize summer tournaments.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Being born of immigrant parents, I understand the challenges of foreign speakers learning English. As a native English speaker, I've often coached and corrected broken English in the home at a very early age. After college, I've tutored Japanese businessmen in conversational English until the 2011 earthquake hit off the port of Oarai,Ibaraki where I lost all contact with my students. I would like to continue tutoring in ESL/ESOL privately, especially one-on-one with particularly shy or introverted students who rather avoid the sometimes embarrassing classroom setting or would like to supplement their learning with a tutor. I have excellent material that I use from full-time ESL/ESOL teachers. I can assist with idioms, urban vernacular, as well, as corporate jargon.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Learning depends on the cognitive processes that drive organization, planning and rule acquisition. When students struggle with organization and study skills, they are often disorganized, have difficulty planning ahead, don’t follow through on expected tasks, and/or give up on tasks easily. I have my own methods that work and allowed me to manage my time, and maintain a 4.0 GPA in graduate school while working full-time.
Swimming,

Swimming

I was a captain of the varsity swim team and also a manager of the women's varsity swim team. I have placed in the top ten city-wide championships in Chicago. I have received my life-saving certification and have been a professional lifeguard at the University summer program. The swim strokes I can teach are free-style, butterfly, back stroke, and breast stroke. I can teach swimming fundamentals for anyone who would like to learn to swim.
Tennis

Tennis

I'm a formally trained, highly experienced, award-winning tennis champion ready to work as a tennis instructor for adults and children. I can communicate well with students at all levels, and I'm able to teach basic skills, supervise, and organize summer tournaments.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

Career planning is a process of understanding oneself, exploring career options, making wise decisions and moving forward. What complicates it is that people, careers and organizations are constantly changing. I would be able to assist with career planning for students who are contemplating choosing a career path. This can be done through several online surveys that I have used and recommend and also share through my personal experience through research.

Ratings and Reviews


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You will be pleased with his knowledge and teaching skills

I would highly recommend Steve as a tutor for his exceptional set of skills. He is a wonderful teacher, good communicator, and has a great personality. He takes time to prepare special material for every lesson in order to make his explanation easy and entertaining. He also tries to find a personal approach to teach students and to better accommodate their needs. You will be pleased with his knowledge and teaching skills.

Svitlana, 2 lessons with Steve

Great Help with Organizational Needs

Steve has a challenging job with our son. Although academically capable, our son needs help on his organizational skills. Steve has patiently helped him and to organize his material and assignments so that he can submit his work to his teachers in a more timely manner. We are very appreciative of the help that Steve has given our son.

Mark, 10 lessons with Steve

$49/hour

Steve P.

$49/hour

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