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Angela J.

English, Writing and Math Tutor, ACT too!

English, Writing and Math Tutor, ACT too!

$50/hour

  • 405 hours tutoring

  • Lisle, IL 60532


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About Angela


Bio

Hello. I'm a friendly, dynamic tutor with experience teaching students from middle school age to adults returning to school. I have three years of experience teaching high school English and five years of experience teaching college composition. I also have taught speech and reading classes. I really enjoy working one-on-one with students because it allows me to "see the wheels turning" as they learn to understand what they are reading or express their ideas in writing. I can be a...

Hello. I'm a friendly, dynamic tutor with experience teaching students from middle school age to adults returning to school. I have three years of experience teaching high school English and five years of experience teaching college composition. I also have taught speech and reading classes. I really enjoy working one-on-one with students because it allows me to "see the wheels turning" as they learn to understand what they are reading or express their ideas in writing. I can be a proofreader, but I'd rather help students through the entire process of writing an essay so they develop skills to eventually be independent writers.

My other academic strength is math; I taught a basic algebra (college) class for six years and tutored many students along the way. It is so rewarding to hear students tell me that I presented a math concept in a way they could finally understand. And, of course, my uncommon combination of verbal and math skills makes me an ideal tutor for the ACT and admission tests like the TEAS.

It's important to me that my students build confidence as well as skills, so whether you are struggling with English, math, or a big test, please know that I have a non-intimidating approach, a good sense of humor, and a lot of patience.


Education

Augustana College (Rock Island)
English
Northern Illinois University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: Rates can be reduced for students with a regular weekly appointment.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Lisle, IL 60532
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/31/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My undergraduate minor was speech communication and I earned secondary teacher certification in speech and English. I have taught semester-long courses in speech/public speaking: one at the high school level and three at the college level.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

With my BA and MA in English, I've had a lot of writing experience. I evaluate students' grammar as I grade their essays, but I prefer to teach the grammar concept and let students identify and correct their own errors. I believe that sentence structure, grammar and punctuation are best taught in context as strategic rhetorical choices rather than in a long list of restrictive rules and exceptions.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I earned a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric with a perfect 4.0 and achieved secondary teacher certification in English. My bachelor's degree is also in English. I have been teaching college composition for more than six years. As the only English teacher at a small private school, I was frequently asked to help proofread and rephrase webpages, business communication, and peers' papers. When reviewing student assignments, I consistently and thoroughly indicate any problems in content, organization and style, but my marks become more general over the course of the term to help students become reliable, independent reviewers of their own work.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My undergraduate minor was speech communication and I earned secondary teacher certification in speech and English. I have taught semester-long courses in speech/public speaking: one at the high school level and three at the college level.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

With my BA and MA in English, I've had a lot of writing experience. I evaluate students' grammar as I grade their essays, but I prefer to teach the grammar concept and let students identify and correct their own errors. I believe that sentence structure, grammar and punctuation are best taught in context as strategic rhetorical choices rather than in a long list of restrictive rules and exceptions.
Reading

Reading

In addition to my BA and MA in English, I completed several sessions of teacher training in how to teach reading strategies at the high school level. I have applied these tools and techniques when teaching English classes and when I tutored a few (non-ESL) students in reading comprehension skills.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have an MA in English. I taught high school English classes for three years and have been teaching college composition for six years. I've also tutored students preparing for multi-subject standardized tests (ACT, TEAS, COMPASS).
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have an MA in English. I taught high school English classes for three years and have been teaching college composition for six years. I've also tutored students preparing for multi-subject standardized tests (ACT, TEAS, COMPASS).
English,

English

I earned a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric with a perfect 4.0 and achieved secondary teacher certification in English. I taught high school English classes at all four grades and both regular and honors levels. I have been teaching college composition, which includes a reading and literary analysis component, for six years. I continue to write and read as hobbies.
Grammar,

Grammar

With my BA and MA in English, I've had a lot of writing experience. I evaluate students' grammar as I grade their essays, but I prefer to teach the grammar concept and let students identify and correct their own errors. I believe that sentence structure, grammar and punctuation are best taught in context as strategic rhetorical choices rather than in a long list of restrictive rules and exceptions.
Literature,

Literature

I earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric. I also achieved secondary teacher certification in English. I taught high school English classes for three years and have been teaching college composition, which includes a reading and literary analysis component, for six years. I am particularly interested in poetry, American literature, and the relationship of film and literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I earned a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric with a perfect 4.0 and achieved secondary teacher certification in English. My bachelor's degree is also in English. I have been teaching college composition for more than six years. As the only English teacher at a small private school, I was frequently asked to help proofread and rephrase webpages, business communication, and peers' papers. When reviewing student assignments, I consistently and thoroughly indicate any problems in content, organization and style, but my marks become more general over the course of the term to help students become reliable, independent reviewers of their own work.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My undergraduate minor was speech communication and I earned secondary teacher certification in speech and English. I have taught semester-long courses in speech/public speaking: one at the high school level and three at the college level.
Reading,

Reading

In addition to my BA and MA in English, I completed several sessions of teacher training in how to teach reading strategies at the high school level. I have applied these tools and techniques when teaching English classes and when I tutored a few (non-ESL) students in reading comprehension skills.
Writing

Writing

I have been teaching college composition (English 101 and 102) for more than six years, including time spent as a graduate teaching assistant while earning a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric. My bachelor's degree is also in English with an emphasis in writing. I continue to write as a hobby and have a particular interest in writing reviews, essays, poetry and song lyrics. Personally, I believe that the process of learning to write well can not help but improve one's critical thinking and analytical skills, useful tools for any educational pursuit or career. That is why I am so passionate about teaching writing: it develops the overall student and person.

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I am familiar with the bible as a Christian, but also as a teacher of literature. I am familiar with the stories and literary devices contained therein (parables, poetry, rhetoric). I have also taught Sunday school to 3rd-5th graders for more than 6 years.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Although I am what you might call "an English person," I have always been good at math as well. This is probably because I tend to think in a logical and orderly way and I am a determined and creative problem solver. I first tutored math as I helped students prepare for standardized tests. I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead workshops for the school's placement and admission tests.
English,

English

I earned a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric with a perfect 4.0 and achieved secondary teacher certification in English. I taught high school English classes at all four grades and both regular and honors levels. I have been teaching college composition, which includes a reading and literary analysis component, for six years. I continue to write and read as hobbies.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I first tutored math in graduate school as I helped education majors prepare for state exams. A few years later, I was a math and algebra (and language arts) tutor at Sylvan Learning Center. Since then, I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead multi-subject workshops for the school's placement and admission tests, which have a pre-algebra focus.
Reading,

Reading

In addition to my BA and MA in English, I completed several sessions of teacher training in how to teach reading strategies at the high school level. I have applied these tools and techniques when teaching English classes and when I tutored a few (non-ESL) students in reading comprehension skills.
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching college composition (English 101 and 102) for more than six years, including time spent as a graduate teaching assistant while earning a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric. My bachelor's degree is also in English with an emphasis in writing. I continue to write as a hobby and have a particular interest in writing reviews, essays, poetry and song lyrics. Personally, I believe that the process of learning to write well can not help but improve one's critical thinking and analytical skills, useful tools for any educational pursuit or career. That is why I am so passionate about teaching writing: it develops the overall student and person.
Algebra 2, Geometry

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Although I am what you would call "an English person," I have always been good at math as well. This is probably because I tend to think in a logical and orderly way and I am a determined and creative problem solver. I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead workshops for the school's admission test. Also, I recently started tutoring ACT students at a local branch of a successful national tutoring center.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Although I am what you might call "an English person," I have always been good at math as well. This is probably because I tend to think in a logical and orderly way and I am a determined and creative problem solver. I first tutored math as I helped students prepare for standardized tests. I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead workshops for the school's placement and admission tests.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I first tutored math in graduate school as I helped education majors prepare for state exams. A few years later, I was a math and algebra (and language arts) tutor at Sylvan Learning Center. Since then, I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead multi-subject workshops for the school's placement and admission tests, which have a pre-algebra focus.
Algebra 2, Geometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Although I am what you might call "an English person," I have always been good at math as well. This is probably because I tend to think in a logical and orderly way and I am a determined and creative problem solver. I first tutored math as I helped students prepare for standardized tests. I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead workshops for the school's placement and admission tests.
English,

English

I earned a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric with a perfect 4.0 and achieved secondary teacher certification in English. I taught high school English classes at all four grades and both regular and honors levels. I have been teaching college composition, which includes a reading and literary analysis component, for six years. I continue to write and read as hobbies.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I first tutored math in graduate school as I helped education majors prepare for state exams. A few years later, I was a math and algebra (and language arts) tutor at Sylvan Learning Center. Since then, I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead multi-subject workshops for the school's placement and admission tests, which have a pre-algebra focus.
Reading,

Reading

In addition to my BA and MA in English, I completed several sessions of teacher training in how to teach reading strategies at the high school level. I have applied these tools and techniques when teaching English classes and when I tutored a few (non-ESL) students in reading comprehension skills.
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching college composition (English 101 and 102) for more than six years, including time spent as a graduate teaching assistant while earning a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric. My bachelor's degree is also in English with an emphasis in writing. I continue to write as a hobby and have a particular interest in writing reviews, essays, poetry and song lyrics. Personally, I believe that the process of learning to write well can not help but improve one's critical thinking and analytical skills, useful tools for any educational pursuit or career. That is why I am so passionate about teaching writing: it develops the overall student and person.
Algebra 2, Geometry

Other

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I am familiar with the bible as a Christian, but also as a teacher of literature. I am familiar with the stories and literary devices contained therein (parables, poetry, rhetoric). I have also taught Sunday school to 3rd-5th graders for more than 6 years.

Science

ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Although I am what you might call "an English person," I have always been good at math as well. This is probably because I tend to think in a logical and orderly way and I am a determined and creative problem solver. I first tutored math as I helped students prepare for standardized tests. I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead workshops for the school's placement and admission tests.
Reading,

Reading

In addition to my BA and MA in English, I completed several sessions of teacher training in how to teach reading strategies at the high school level. I have applied these tools and techniques when teaching English classes and when I tutored a few (non-ESL) students in reading comprehension skills.
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching college composition (English 101 and 102) for more than six years, including time spent as a graduate teaching assistant while earning a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric. My bachelor's degree is also in English with an emphasis in writing. I continue to write as a hobby and have a particular interest in writing reviews, essays, poetry and song lyrics. Personally, I believe that the process of learning to write well can not help but improve one's critical thinking and analytical skills, useful tools for any educational pursuit or career. That is why I am so passionate about teaching writing: it develops the overall student and person.
Algebra 2, Geometry

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have an MA in English. I taught high school English classes for three years and have been teaching college composition for six years. I've also tutored students preparing for multi-subject standardized tests (ACT, TEAS, COMPASS).
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Although I am what you would call "an English person," I have always been good at math as well. This is probably because I tend to think in a logical and orderly way and I am a determined and creative problem solver. I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead workshops for the school's admission test. Also, I recently started tutoring ACT students at a local branch of a successful national tutoring center.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have an MA in English. I taught high school English classes for three years and have been teaching college composition for six years. I've also tutored students preparing for multi-subject standardized tests (ACT, TEAS, COMPASS).
TEAS,

TEAS

My last place of employment used the TEAS as the admission test for the degree program. As the English and math teacher there, I led test prep workshops about six times a year for over four years. I am very familiar with the content of each subject area and the format of the test.
ACT Science

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (93 ratings)
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4 star
(6)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(1)
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Reviews

Helpful and Proactive

Angela did a great job when my son needed some help at the last minute. We will use her again as needed. If you want help then I highly suggest you contact her.

Edward, 1 lesson with Angela

Knowledgeable and patient turtor

Angela was very kind and knowledgeable.... my daughter loves her. She took the time to review the areas that my daughter needed help in for her upcoming ACT test to help my daughter excel.

Katie, 1 lesson with Angela

Knowledgeable and flexible tutor

Angela helped Lily understand her Algebra much better, thank you! And thank you for meeting with us on short notice!

Ann, 9 lessons with Angela

Great Tutor

Just what she needed and does not even complain that she has homework first day of summer break! Thanks Angela

Theresa, 1 lesson with Angela

Highly qualified and knowledgable tutor

Angela is very knowledgeable and experienced with what she is teaching. She was able to detect problems quickly and worked on them efficiently. Highly recommend for all students!

Karen, 3 lessons with Angela

Great First Session!

Angela reviewed geometry and science with my daughter. Additionally she spent some time on reading comptrehension and writing. My daughter felt very comfortable with Angela and is very happy with her teaching style. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Angela!

Dianne, 5 lessons with Angela

Patient and knowledgeable.

We are just starting tutoring and we feel like in Angela we found the perfect person to tutor our daughter!

Becky, 2 lessons with Angela

Incredible ACT tutor!

After two unsatisfactory ACT scores along with a 9 week class that did nothing to help, we decided to provide our daughter with a tutor for one-on-one sessions to prepare for her third and last attempt. Angela to the rescue! She had the experience to know exactly what was holding our daughter back and off they went. You could see our daughter's confidence increase over the weeks and she came to really look forward to her sessions with Angela. (she misses her already). Angela is patient and brings a lot of positive energy with her. The scores from our daughter's last exam were outstanding and exceeded her original goals. She increased 4 points for her composite score and her weakest section increased by 6 points. We are very grateful for Angela's work with our daughter but also with encouraging our daughter to see herself as smart, skilled, and capable. The skills she learned with Angela could be seen in how she approached her end of year finals which took place only one week before the ACT exam resulting in her best semester grade point ever.

Janeth, 8 lessons with Angela

Great Tutor- Very Understanding

Angela is a great tutor, she is very understanding to change. We started using Angela for ACT tutoring, which was going really well, but my daughter changed her focus, and then wanted to focus on college essay writing and scholarship writing. She was very accommodating and helpful with the switch of focus. Would definitely recommend her.

Laura, 4 lessons with Angela

Awesome Tutor!

Despite the short amount of time my son had left before his last test, Angela was able to give him tips and strategies that helped him tremendously on his ACT test. I believe her tutoring, tips and strategies made a huge difference which resulted in a much better score. One on one tutoring is a much better alternative than taking ACT classes, which my son took too. Angela will definitely tutor my daughter before she takes her ACT. I would highly recommend her. She was very easy to work with and accommodated my son's crazy schedule. Thanks Angela!

Hyacinth, 7 lessons with Angela

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