Verbal tutoring: Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, Test Prep
Verbal tutoring: Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, Test Prep
Hello! As a tutor of all things verbal, I bring a wide range of experience and training. I hold an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I did two years of additional graduate work in Comparative Literature at Kent State and I studied English and American Literature with a concentration in Modern Literature at the University of Kentucky. I have published poetry in a number of literary magazines and am the author of a chapbook of poems. I spent ten...
Hello! As a tutor of all things verbal, I bring a wide range of experience and training. I hold an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I did two years of additional graduate work in Comparative Literature at Kent State and I studied English and American Literature with a concentration in Modern Literature at the University of Kentucky. I have published poetry in a number of literary magazines and am the author of a chapbook of poems. I spent ten years as a free-lance writer and editor. I have taught the following college courses: Freshman English, Remedial English, Advanced Composition, Advanced Composition for Non-English Majors, Introduction to Literature I & II, Special Studies in Poetry: Stylistics, Creative Writing: Poetry. On the high school level, I have taught sophomore and senior English.
Because I have always been a great test-taker and because there always seems to be a great demand, I have been tutoring test prep recently and can offer the following: ACT English, Reading, and Science; GRE verbal (97th percentile); GRE Advanced Test in Literature (92% percentile); LSAT (99th percentile). I actually think the logic games on the LSAT are fun! I also prepare students for the GMAT by teaching them all the relevant grammatical issues needed for the sentence correction, as well as the logic and RC. (The rates for LSAT and GMAT preparation are substantially higher than the rates for other tests; please e-mail for prices)
If you are one of those who can’t quite get the special types of thinking that literature demands, or if you need assistance in your own essay writing or your own poetry, I can help you with any genre of literary studies or any type of writing task.
I especially enjoy the one-to-one relationship of tutoring, within which I can quickly diagnose a student’s weaknesses and work with him or her on precisely those issues that need addressing. With my direction and your hard work, we can help you find the success that eludes you in the classroom environment!
At present I teach only at the Evanston Public Library, main branch, or via Skype.
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Attentive and invested in your success!
Neil provides his students with everything they need to succeed on the test. I never lacked material to practice with, and was always able to reach out in between sessions for help via email. He even spent time outside of our sessions analyzing my work, defining my trouble areas, and figuring out how to help. This way, I always got the most out of the time we had face to face. Neil distills the information you need to know to do well in a way that you can't find in any LSAT prep book. He teaches you how to approach the test by building a solid foundation in logic. Not only that, but he was always willing to be accommodating for any schedule changes, so it's always possible to sneak a meeting in. Neil is so great that I was even willing to make an hour long round trip for our sessions!Ashley, 15 lessons with Neil
Knowledgeable, friendly and a great tutor!
Neil is great! I wish I would've worked with him months ago to perform well on the LSAT. It would’ve saved me lots of money and time. He’s smart, patient and a great teacher. If you’re thinking of getting help for the LSAT, ACT, GRE or GMAT, you won’t be disappointed!Tiffany, 15 lessons with Neil
Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor
Neil gave a great first impression, he was on time, professional and he knows his English and Grammar well. A very personable person, and funny. I was able to identify that I do have a lot of work on my part to master the verbal part of GMAT, but I have no problem enjoying the ride, putting in the work and working with Neil again.Gabriel, 2 lessons with Neil
Easy to Understand
Neil is very good in dropping down to the basics and building up. He makes it easy to comprehend and relate. We started with sentence correction building blocks and tied those components to GMAT answer choice traps.Tejas, 1 lesson with Neil
We had our first session today and I can't wait to work with Neil again!! He was so helpful and kind and funny, I didn't even notice an hour and a half pass by. He is truly a wonderful tutor and I already learned so much!Sophie, 13 lessons with Neil
Willing to help out on short notice for LSAT
Very thorough, I wish I would have sought his help earlier as he is great at finding what works best for you!Morgan, 1 lesson with Neil
Very knowledgeable - great first lesson on CR (GMAT)
I'm very glad I found Neil L.! He seems to be very knowledgeable about the GMAT - he taught me some great tips today on how to tackle CR for the GMAT. I look forward to our next lesson.Jackie, 6 lessons with Neil
Very knowledge and thorough!
We reviewed more about sentence structure and useful tips for sentence correction. Neil had helped me focus on the essentials of grammatical correct sentences.Daryl, 12 lessons with Neil
Simply the best
Neil is as good a teacher as I've ever had. He's patient, encouraging, and flexible. He takes an unconventional approach to the GMAT verbal section, which, having also studied with MGMAT and Kaplan, is superior to the elite test prep companies. He takes the time to teach you the basics before diving into complex material. As a result, his students are better prepared and more confident during the real test. I'd recommend Neil to any- and everyone. I improved from the 55th to 93rd percentile in about 10 sessions. I couldn't have it without him!Brad, 19 lessons with Neil
Incredibly thoughtful and productive tutor re: GMAT verbal
Several GMAT verbal tutoring sessions materially improved my score. Neil has a very thoughtful approach and focuses on developing basics, not simply teaching to the test. I highly recommend Neil. His easy going personality also provides a great backdrop to learning.Jordan, 5 lessons with Neil
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