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Andy L.

Glen Ellyn, IL

$38/hour

German, Math, Grammar, Composition, Public Speaking, Football Tutor

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/17/14
5.0 average from 26 ratings
Single-handedly led to a successful College Math Placement Test!
— Penny, Aurora, IL on 3/23/17

$38/Hour


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Lake Forest College
Northwestern University
Master's
Several
Other

Education

Lake Forest College

Northwestern University (Master's)

Several (Other)

About Andy

In 1978 I earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in German from Lake Forest College, along with a minor in Math. I received a Master of Arts in German Literature from Northwestern University in 1984.
After living in Germany from 1979-80, I began my teaching career at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, where I taught German I-IV and Algebra from '80-83. I moved to Miami, FL and taught Algebra and Finite Math from '84-85. Returning to Illinois in '85, I taught German level I through Advanced Placement, Algebra I and Modified Algebra at Lake Park High School, Roselle, IL until I retired in 2011. I returned to Germany to coach football for the 2011 season, and have since continued my coaching at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, coaching Offensive & Defensive Line.
Currently I tutor through Wyzant and nearby school districts in several subjects. I can help you with language, math, grammar, composition in English and German. I can also help you when you want to speak to others. I have over 30 years of experience speaking to several different audiences: School Boards, teams, classrooms, individuals.
If you need someone to bounce ideas off as well, I can help you synthesize and get to the best of your thoughts.
In 1978 I earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in German from Lake Forest College, along with a minor in Math. I received a Master of Arts in German Literature from Northwestern University in 1984.
After living in Germany from 1979-80, I began my teaching career at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, where I taught German I-IV and Algebra
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Background Check: Passed

"Single-handedly led to a successful College Math Placement Test!"

- Penny, Aurora, IL on 3/23/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Christine, Glen Ellyn, IL on 3/13/17

"Excellent teacher!"

- Steven, Winfield, IL on 6/13/13
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math,
GED, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, GED
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German,
Speech
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL
Sports/Recreation:
Football

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I taught Algebra at Mt. Carmel H.S. in Chicago, Miami Norland Senior High in Miami, and at Lake Park H.S. in Roselle, IL over 33 years.

Elementary Math

I taught Algebra I, Pre-Algebra, Algebra Part I, Modified Algebra and Finite Math at the high school level over 33 years. Since retiring from teaching I have continued to tutor in these subjects and Elementary Math.

ESL/ESOL

I taught German and lived in Germany over a 34-year career. I tutor speech as well, know the International Phonetic Alphabet and Phonetics in general. Writing, Morphology and Syntax are strong points for me.

Football

I was the Head Football Coach at Lake Park High School, Roselle, IL for 17 years; 7 years prior as Defensive Coordinator; 2 as Assistant Coach at Freshman, then Varsity level. In 2011 I retired from teaching, coached football in Marburg, Germany on the Defensive Line. In 2012 I returned to Lake Park H.S. to coach Offensive Line, and will return for next year.

I began coaching football at Wheaton Central H.S., Wheaton, IL in 1978 at the Freshman level. My next position was Assistant Coach at Mt. Carmel H.S., Chicago, IL from 1980-1984. I moved to Miami, FL to teach and coach at Miami Norland Senior H.S., as an assistant, from 1984-5, before returning to Illinois and Lake Park H.S.

I have coached every position at some level in the game. Next year will mark my 35th season.

German

I graduated with a B.A. With Honors in German from Lake Forest College, have taught German for over 30 years at the high school level. I taught Elementary German at Northwestern University as a graduate student, and earned an M.A. in German there.

I retired from teaching In 2011, and coached (American) football in Germany that season for the Marburg Mercenaries.

I lived and worked in Grainau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1979-80.

Speech

I studied and used Phonics in German, using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
I am also an experienced public speaker as President of a Teachers Association, Head Football Coach and Educator.

Lake Forest College
Northwestern University
Master's
Several
Other

Education

Lake Forest College

Northwestern University (Master's)

Several (Other)

Single-handedly led to a successful College Math Placement Test!

I've been out of College life for quite a while and feared venturing back into the Math arena. Andy's tutoring paved a way to a successful Math Placement test into College level algebra. This saved me hundreds of dollars with an additional prerequisite course. His style is user-friendly and demeanor is fine-tuned to put you at ease. You will be hard-pressed to find a better tutor at such an afford

— Penny, Aurora, IL on 3/23/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andy will travel within 20 miles of Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.