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Nic E.

Fairview Heights, IL

$30/hour

English, Writing, and Japanese Tutor

5.0 average from 3 ratings
Sociable and Knowledgable
— Sean, Belpre, OH on 8/27/16

$30/Hour


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Truman State University
BS Linguistics

Education

Truman State University (BS Linguistics)

About Nic

Learning and sharing knowledge is a passion I came across in college. First as an after-school tutor at a local high school, then as a Japanese tutor in college, in my weekly presentations to my school's Linguistics Club (an organization I helped found and was president of for two years), as a Teaching Assistant for Linguistics, and most recently as a private tutor.

I studied Japanese for three years in college and continue to study it on my own. During college, I also tutored Elementary Japanese for 2 years. My combination of Linguistics and Japanese knowledge helps me see what students need help with, and provide more personalized tutoring. I love opportunities to advance my Japanese knowledge and introduce others to this vibrant language and the culture it comes from.

My degree in Linguistics gives me a scientific view of languages, language learning, and language usage which allows me insight into the specific help that each student needs in reading, writing, and speaking. During college I also helped many of my peers with presentations and papers. On the GRE, I scored a perfect 6 in Writing and near perfect 168 in Verbal.

When I took the GRE myself, I scored a 168 in the Verbal Reasoning and a 6 in Writing, meaning I'm more than ready to help students prepare for the English aspects of the test.

I began learning Linux, on my own, in high school. By college I was using it exclusively on my desktop. Now, I have more than 7 years of desktop Linux experience in a variety of Distros, ranging from Ubuntu to Debian to Arch. I also obtained a minor in Computer Science in college, and have some programming and server knowledge.

I look forward to hearing from prospective students, and working with you to reach your goals!
Learning and sharing knowledge is a passion I came across in college. First as an after-school tutor at a local high school, then as a Japanese tutor in college, in my weekly presentations to my school's Linguistics Club (an organization I helped found and was president of for two years), as a Teaching Assistant for Linguistics, and most recently Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Fairview Heights, IL 62208

"Sociable and Knowledgable"

- Sean, Belpre, OH on 8/27/16
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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Truman State University
BS Linguistics

Education

Truman State University (BS Linguistics)

Sociable and Knowledgable

As an advantage, Nic is a native English speaker. He has a strong mechanical background in how language works, and it really shows when you need to understand the more technical aspects of construction, rather than just asking how to say "hello." If anyone is put off by the fact that he isn't Japanese, rest assured he will give you a solid foundation and even some of the more advanced material.

— Sean, Belpre, OH on 8/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Nic will travel within 30 miles of Fairview Heights, IL 62208.