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Duane J.

Mahomet, IL

$30/hour

Former English teacher with 25 years experience

In-person lessons
2.5 average from 2 ratings

$30/Hour


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valparaiso university
English Education

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valparaiso university (English Education)

About Duane

For most of my adult life I have been an English teacher, although I have occasionally taught other subjects. I recently left the teaching profession, but would like to find something that gives me a chance to have one-on-one interaction with young people. I am currently certified to teach high school English in Indiana, although I now work at the University of Illinois in a non-teaching position, but I have time in the evenings and on weekends to help students as needed.

Throughout my teaching career, I have been known as (the) grammar man. I have a keen attention to detail in my writing, and I love to help others improve their own written communication. In addition, I have a love for literature and have experience teaching British, American, and global literature.

I have a B.A. in English education and a lot of graduate work in both education and literature. I actually have credits from ten different schools as I have pursued various passions. I was a teacher for 25 years before leaving the profession recently, having taught all levels of middle school/junior high and -- most recently -- high school. In addition to general English classes, I have taught AP English and creative writing. I was the coach of the English academic team at my last teaching assignment, and I led the team to a first-ever spot in the state finals.

Please contact me if you're interested in improving your writing skills or you need some assistance with understanding literature or grammar.

I know that I can help you.
For most of my adult life I have been an English teacher, although I have occasionally taught other subjects. I recently left the teaching profession, but would like to find something that gives me a chance to have one-on-one interaction with young people. I am currently certified to teach high school English in Indiana, although I now work at the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Mahomet, IL 61853
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Writing

I was a writing teacher for 25 years, including working in a university writing lab. I am currently on the editorial board for a major educational journal.

valparaiso university
English Education

Education

valparaiso university (English Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Duane will travel within 40 miles of Mahomet, IL 61853.