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William T.

Lombard, IL

$50/hour

English Tutor Specializing in Grammar, Reading, and ACT Test Prep

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 5/13/14

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University of Illinois
English
The University of Connecticut
Master's

Education

University of Illinois (English)

The University of Connecticut (Master's)

About William

I have taught writing and literature for many years at the two-year college level. As an experienced English teacher, I have taught grammar and mechanics as well as paragraph unity and coherence. In addition, I am familiar with test-taking strategies that will help test-takers maximize their chances of doing well on the ACT. I have also tutored elementary and high school level students in literary interpretation and ACT preparation.As a published writer I have an active and working knowledge of steps in the writing process such as idea generation, drafting, revision, and proofreading. I have taught writing and literature for many years at the two-year college level. As an experienced English teacher, I have taught Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Lombard, IL 60148
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Literature,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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ACT English

We will focus upon close reading of the questions to make sure directions are understood and followed; grammatical structures such as parallelism; how to recognize the most concise sentence in a group. There will be supervised practice tests and immediate feedback. There will also be focused attention on areas that need improvement.

English

The student will learn appropriate word usage, such as the difference between such commonly confused words as "who's" and "whose," "there", "they're," and "their" and other troublemakers. The student will also learn to use commas and apostrophes, as well as less often used punctuation marks, according to the standard rules of punctuation.

Grammar

The student will learn the rules of agreement,or proper matching of verb with subject and of pronoun with noun. He will be able to identify when to use "which" after a comma and when no comma before "which" is called for. These and other rules of English grammar and standard English usage will be covered.

Literature

How to speak and write about literary works. Often students have insights into novels or poems that they lack the confidence to express, but which others find interesting and persuasive once they are put into words. Learning how to articulate and support one's ideas about literary works, as well as practice in interpretation and explication, will be covered.

Writing

The ability to write clearly and coherently is still one of the most important skills one can have, both for personal satisfaction and career advancement. I have experience in employing and giving instruction in all stages of the writing process--generating ideas, forming a thesis, getting down a first draft, and in revising to form the best possible letter, school paper, article or story

University of Illinois
English
The University of Connecticut
Master's

Education

University of Illinois (English)

The University of Connecticut (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 15 miles of Lombard, IL 60148.