Over 200 tutoring hours

Derek G.

Lincolnshire, IL

$50/hour

Derek's English and History Enrichment

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 70 ratings
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— Michael, Mount Prospect, IL on 6/17/13

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Northwestern University
De Paul University College of Law
J.D.

Education

Northwestern University

De Paul University College of Law (J.D.)

About Derek

As a former attorney, businessman, and teacher, I have had a broad range of experience. My favorite subjects have always been history, government, geography, and English, both literature and composition. I have also taught beginning and intermediate Mandarin Chinese, as well as piano and harp for adults for several years.

I spent four years as a GED tutor teaching people from different backgrounds and cultures, and feel that I am a very patient instructor. My area of GED concentration was every subject except mathematics.
As a former attorney, businessman, and teacher, I have had a broad range of experience. My favorite subjects have always been history, government, geography, and English, Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lincolnshire, IL 60069
In-person lessons

"AAA"

- Michael, Mount Prospect, IL on 6/17/13
Music:
Piano
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
History:
American History, Criminal Justice,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Criminal Justice

I was a practicing attorney for over twenty years, and in the past four have been a columnist for a monthly criminal justice magazine. Additionally, I blog on the subject.

Piano

I have played piano since I was six years old, and have played continuously since the. I have taught it, mainly to adults, the past four years. I have my own course books and teaching method which have proven successful

I also play the harp, and have since I was ten, and performed as a guest with local symphonies and high school holiday programs.

Social Studies

As a GED teacher for the past four years, I have had an opportunity to teach all aspects of social studies.

In high school, I won the social studies/history department award.

My voracious diet of reading keeps me informed on most major subjects that would need to addressed by students.

Northwestern University
De Paul University College of Law
J.D.

Education

Northwestern University

De Paul University College of Law (J.D.)

AAA — Knowledge, patient, reliability, and humor is just a small part of what Derek brings each time he comes to tutor me. Derek was given a true gift, thank you for sharing it with others. Much thanks. ...

— Michael, Mount Prospect, IL on 6/17/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Derek will travel within 10 miles of Lincolnshire, IL 60069.