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Carey R.

ACT/SAT Test Prep, Reading & Writing Tutor

ACT/SAT Test Prep, Reading & Writing Tutor

$60/hour

  • 172 hours tutoring

  • Hinsdale, IL 60521

About Carey


Bio

Is your student needing additional help in English class with writing, analysis, discussion or test-taking? I have taught English since 1997, including many grade and ability levels from basic through honors. I would love to help! I am currently pursuing my reading specialist certification at National Louis University.

If scoring higher on the ACT or SAT is one of your child's goals, I can help with that as well. While I am a certified English teacher, I have many years' experience teaching...

Is your student needing additional help in English class with writing, analysis, discussion or test-taking? I have taught English since 1997, including many grade and ability levels from basic through honors. I would love to help! I am currently pursuing my reading specialist certification at National Louis University.

If scoring higher on the ACT or SAT is one of your child's goals, I can help with that as well. While I am a certified English teacher, I have many years' experience teaching these tests and am familiar with the new format of the SAT. Whether your middle grade student is trying to win an award or your high school student needs a better score for admission or scholarships, I can help. I can look over current scores your student has and help make a plan - sometimes it is better to focus on getting higher scores in the areas of strength and sometimes a few hours of tutoring in a weak area can greatly increase one's score.

I have worked with several major test prep companies, and I can honestly say most of them spend too much time (and too much of your money) on lessons. Most students improve the most in the first 8-12 sessions.

If you are interested in long-term (i.e., school year tutoring), please contact me and we can discuss rates and schedule availability. If we are meeting more than once per week, I usually offer a discount.

I am an experienced subject tutor as well. Over the years, I have created curriculum for and taught numerous English classes, including freshman English, world literature, American literature, and creative writing. I studied British literature at the University of New Hampshire. I have taken numerous languages including Spanish, French, and Old English. I am comfortable teaching any subject through grade nine (including math and science), and I can teach all humanities subjects through high school and freshman year of college. I have helped many students go from LA to ELA, improve their writing and vocabulary and feel more confident in their writing. I have also helped students improve their writing for college essays and for A.P. English classes.

As for my personality, I am friendly with a good sense of humor. When I taught high school, students always thought of me as a compassionate and creative teacher. Parents with students with learning disabilities frequently requested me as their child's teacher.

Keep in mind that Wyzant will ask for payment info up front, and this is partly to ensure the tutor's safety. But we can speak on the phone to find out if I would be a good fit for both of us, or we can meet for a coffee to see what goals you have for yourself or your child.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please cancel appointments at least 48 hours before scheduled time. Last minute cancellations require a fee equal to one hour of tutoring. If we can make up the time during THAT week, I will not assess a fee. Continued cancellations may result in loss of time slot. My apologies for this, but I often have a wait list!


Education

Benedictine University
English Education
University of New Hampshire
Graduate Coursework
National Louis University
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Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $60 for in-person / $60 for online
  • Rate details: Additional students - $20 per hour per student up to 3. 4 or more students flat class rate of $100 per hour.
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Hinsdale, IL 60521
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/27/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

As an English teacher, professional proofreader, and writer, I have developed a quick ability to find errors in others' writing. I am also an excellent teacher of writing and grammar.
Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I was trained to tutor all subjects at Huntington Learning Center. I currently teach math through grade 9 at Fusion Academy in Oak Brook.
Grammar,

Grammar

As an English teacher, professional proofreader, and writer, I have developed a quick ability to find errors in others' writing. I am also an excellent teacher of writing and grammar.
Reading,

Reading

Taught reading comprehension within English classes, to ESL students and as a tutor.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked one-on-one with students with disabilities learn how to study, use graphic organizers, keep track of assignments and take notes. I served as a resource teacher early in my career, which gave me the opportunity to tutor many subjects and help students excel in school.
Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught a prep class for ACT English and grammar workshops for many years. In the past few years, I have tutored approximately 25 students in taking the ACT English section.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

In addition to teaching a prep class for ACT Reading, I have also tutored for major tutoring companies. I have access to materials like Cambridge's program, which is better than anything out there! I teach reading strategies to help students read the sections faster and choose correct answers. I use strategies that help them predict what the questions and answers will be before they even get to the questions.
English,

English

I have taught and tutored English since 1997 (15 years). I have also worked an editor and writing in the corporate world, created online marketing materials, and written a novel. I am currently writing a young adult fiction novel!
Grammar,

Grammar

As an English teacher, professional proofreader, and writer, I have developed a quick ability to find errors in others' writing. I am also an excellent teacher of writing and grammar.
Literature,

Literature

I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English literature. In addition to classic literature, I have experience teaching modern fiction and non-fiction (middle grade through adult). I can help younger students learn to enjoy reading. I have also taught honors English (both world and American literature). I can help with writing analytical papers as well.
Reading,

Reading

Taught reading comprehension within English classes, to ESL students and as a tutor.
Writing,

Writing

I am a certified English teacher, which includes writing.
Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History

American History

I have taught American Studies (English/social studies combined) and have a minor in social sciences.

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and algebra 2. My main area is English/reading, but I am able to help with math as well.
English,

English

I have taught and tutored English since 1997 (15 years). I have also worked an editor and writing in the corporate world, created online marketing materials, and written a novel. I am currently writing a young adult fiction novel!
Reading,

Reading

Taught reading comprehension within English classes, to ESL students and as a tutor.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked one-on-one with students with disabilities learn how to study, use graphic organizers, keep track of assignments and take notes. I served as a resource teacher early in my career, which gave me the opportunity to tutor many subjects and help students excel in school.
Writing,

Writing

I am a certified English teacher, which includes writing.
SAT Reading, Spelling

Math

Algebra 2

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and algebra 2. My main area is English/reading, but I am able to help with math as well.

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and algebra 2. My main area is English/reading, but I am able to help with math as well.
English,

English

I have taught and tutored English since 1997 (15 years). I have also worked an editor and writing in the corporate world, created online marketing materials, and written a novel. I am currently writing a young adult fiction novel!
Reading,

Reading

Taught reading comprehension within English classes, to ESL students and as a tutor.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked one-on-one with students with disabilities learn how to study, use graphic organizers, keep track of assignments and take notes. I served as a resource teacher early in my career, which gave me the opportunity to tutor many subjects and help students excel in school.
Writing

Writing

I am a certified English teacher, which includes writing.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked one-on-one with students with disabilities learn how to study, use graphic organizers, keep track of assignments and take notes. I served as a resource teacher early in my career, which gave me the opportunity to tutor many subjects and help students excel in school.

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked one-on-one with students with disabilities learn how to study, use graphic organizers, keep track of assignments and take notes. I served as a resource teacher early in my career, which gave me the opportunity to tutor many subjects and help students excel in school.

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have experience tutoring pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and algebra 2. My main area is English/reading, but I am able to help with math as well.
Reading,

Reading

Taught reading comprehension within English classes, to ESL students and as a tutor.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have worked one-on-one with students with disabilities learn how to study, use graphic organizers, keep track of assignments and take notes. I served as a resource teacher early in my career, which gave me the opportunity to tutor many subjects and help students excel in school.
Writing

Writing

I am a certified English teacher, which includes writing.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught a prep class for ACT English and grammar workshops for many years. In the past few years, I have tutored approximately 25 students in taking the ACT English section.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

In addition to teaching a prep class for ACT Reading, I have also tutored for major tutoring companies. I have access to materials like Cambridge's program, which is better than anything out there! I teach reading strategies to help students read the sections faster and choose correct answers. I use strategies that help them predict what the questions and answers will be before they even get to the questions.
ACT Science, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (67 ratings)
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Reviews

Patient tutor who cares

My daughter was failing her AP Lit class up until a few weeks ago, primarily due to struggles with the essay writing process. She comes up with good ideas for a thesis but has difficulty getting her thoughts organized. Carey was instrumental in helping my daughter work through the entire essay process and address the teacher's rough draft comments. My daughter received an A on the first essay she turned in after working with Carey for a few sessions. Very grateful to have found such a patient and caring tutor.

Lori, 5 lessons with Carey

Focused, effective and friendly!

Carey was able to quickly analyze where my son needed the most help. Then she suggested a helpful and realistic outline for sessions and timing. In turn, he felt comfortable with her strategy and personality...not always an easy task when working with a 17-year-old : ) An excellent tutor!

Jennifer, 3 lessons with Carey

Professional tutor

Carey really helped me get my essay in good shape for my application! She did a great job and I highly recommend her.

Attila, 1 lesson with Carey
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Response time: 11 hours

$60/hour

Carey R.

$60/hour

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Response time: 11 hours