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Brittany Jarka, Freelance Certified Editor

Brittany Jarka, Freelance Certified Editor

$39/hour

  • 402 hours tutoring

About Brittany


Bio

I am certified to edit by the University of Illinois at Chicago and I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I helped my peers with their writing pieces through the writing center at UIC. The class I took while volunteering at the writing center helped me come up with techniques for helping students learn how to write well. The class helped with how to tackle issues and in what order issues should be handled.
I have been tutoring students of all ages since 2012...

I am certified to edit by the University of Illinois at Chicago and I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I helped my peers with their writing pieces through the writing center at UIC. The class I took while volunteering at the writing center helped me come up with techniques for helping students learn how to write well. The class helped with how to tackle issues and in what order issues should be handled.
I have been tutoring students of all ages since 2012 with lots of successful feedback.

I am patient, I love writing, and I love helping people. Writing is my passion; helping writers is my calling.


Education

University of Illinois, Chicago
English and Rhetorical Arts

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $39
  • Rate details: Discounts available if you have two children who need tutoring and can do back to back sessions on the same day.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/20/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

In high school and college I took public speaking courses and I received an A on every single speech. I was briefly on the speech team in high school as well. I have bachelor's degree in English and have given presentations all of my life with great success.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

One of the classes I took for my English degree was specifically on grammar, and I know how to graph a sentence as well as each part of speech. I currently tutor grammar and have seen improvement with my students.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have edited three novel manuscripts, numerous newspaper articles, endless papers of peers, and I edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and discuss grammar, writing, and editing on a daily basis.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

In high school and college I took public speaking courses and I received an A on every single speech. I was briefly on the speech team in high school as well. I have bachelor's degree in English and have given presentations all of my life with great success.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

One of the classes I took for my English degree was specifically on grammar, and I know how to graph a sentence as well as each part of speech. I currently tutor grammar and have seen improvement with my students.
Reading,

Reading

I majored in English and the Rhetorical Arts. I read constantly and I edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well. I know how to tutor reading out loud and how to help students read silently to themselves.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I tutored my peers in college through a tutoring class and I have actually been teaching study skills already, without even realizing it. I also help my younger siblings with their homework (since junior high and they are in college now). My current students are showing definite progress. I just now noticed I wasn't actually certified by WyzAnt.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I read every single day and I have Merriam Webster as my home page. I look at the Word of the Day every single day. I have several vocabulary builder books and reference them. Every word has a specific nuance. I have learned that drawing a picture in connection with the word helps memorize definitions.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a bachelor's degree in English and the rhetorical arts and had a 3.4 major GPA when I graduated. I still edit and read every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

My first method for tutoring ACT Reading skills is to use the teacher manual. After we KNOW The correct answer, we work backwards to find out why the other answers are wrong. This method decreases frustration. My second method is time management. Many issues come from stress when it comes to time management. Every two minutes or so, I interrupt the student's reading and say, "That's two minutes, just breathe." By saying the same thing, it creates a trigger word that decreases stress. Hopefully, when I'm not physically there and the student feels stressed, they will hear my voice saying, "just breathe" and they will relax. My third method is to determine a student's vocabulary. I have the student read the practice passage and circle any words they don't know, can't pronounce or just don't make sense. Then I show the student how to "play detective" and find clues for what the meaning could be.
English,

English

I majored in English and the Rhetorical Arts and had a 3.4 major GPA when I graduated. I still read and edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well.
Grammar,

Grammar

One of the classes I took for my English degree was specifically on grammar, and I know how to graph a sentence as well as each part of speech. I currently tutor grammar and have seen improvement with my students.
Literature,

Literature

For my bachelor's degree in English and the Rhetorical Arts, I took several literature classes and received As in every single one.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have edited three novel manuscripts, numerous newspaper articles, endless papers of peers, and I edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and discuss grammar, writing, and editing on a daily basis.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

In high school and college I took public speaking courses and I received an A on every single speech. I was briefly on the speech team in high school as well. I have bachelor's degree in English and have given presentations all of my life with great success.
Reading,

Reading

I majored in English and the Rhetorical Arts. I read constantly and I edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well. I know how to tutor reading out loud and how to help students read silently to themselves.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am currently tutoring two students in ACT reading and they are both showing insanely good improvement. I would use the same methods and apply them to the SAT test-taking style.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I tutored my peers' writing in college and took a class on how to tutor. After viewing a sample of writing, I can efficiently pinpoint areas that need improvement.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I read every single day and I have Merriam Webster as my home page. I look at the Word of the Day every single day. I have several vocabulary builder books and reference them. Every word has a specific nuance. I have learned that drawing a picture in connection with the word helps memorize definitions.
Writing

Writing

My process for tutoring writing is to determine what stage the writing is in--if the writing is started or if we need to brainstorm. I ask important questions such as "Who is the intended audience?" and "Is there a prompt or theme?" After those things are determined, we can work on organization and order of thoughts. Grammar and spelling would be the finishing touches. I would also point out positive things as I found them in the paper, such as good description or a clever point. Staying positive is always important.

Homeschool

English,

English

I majored in English and the Rhetorical Arts and had a 3.4 major GPA when I graduated. I still read and edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well.
Reading,

Reading

I majored in English and the Rhetorical Arts. I read constantly and I edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well. I know how to tutor reading out loud and how to help students read silently to themselves.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am currently tutoring two students in ACT reading and they are both showing insanely good improvement. I would use the same methods and apply them to the SAT test-taking style.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I tutored my peers in college through a tutoring class and I have actually been teaching study skills already, without even realizing it. I also help my younger siblings with their homework (since junior high and they are in college now). My current students are showing definite progress. I just now noticed I wasn't actually certified by WyzAnt.
Writing

Writing

My process for tutoring writing is to determine what stage the writing is in--if the writing is started or if we need to brainstorm. I ask important questions such as "Who is the intended audience?" and "Is there a prompt or theme?" After those things are determined, we can work on organization and order of thoughts. Grammar and spelling would be the finishing touches. I would also point out positive things as I found them in the paper, such as good description or a clever point. Staying positive is always important.

Most Popular

English,

English

I majored in English and the Rhetorical Arts and had a 3.4 major GPA when I graduated. I still read and edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well.
Reading,

Reading

I majored in English and the Rhetorical Arts. I read constantly and I edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well. I know how to tutor reading out loud and how to help students read silently to themselves.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I tutored my peers in college through a tutoring class and I have actually been teaching study skills already, without even realizing it. I also help my younger siblings with their homework (since junior high and they are in college now). My current students are showing definite progress. I just now noticed I wasn't actually certified by WyzAnt.
Writing

Writing

My process for tutoring writing is to determine what stage the writing is in--if the writing is started or if we need to brainstorm. I ask important questions such as "Who is the intended audience?" and "Is there a prompt or theme?" After those things are determined, we can work on organization and order of thoughts. Grammar and spelling would be the finishing touches. I would also point out positive things as I found them in the paper, such as good description or a clever point. Staying positive is always important.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I tutored my peers in college through a tutoring class and I have actually been teaching study skills already, without even realizing it. I also help my younger siblings with their homework (since junior high and they are in college now). My current students are showing definite progress. I just now noticed I wasn't actually certified by WyzAnt.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I tutored my peers in college through a tutoring class and I have actually been teaching study skills already, without even realizing it. I also help my younger siblings with their homework (since junior high and they are in college now). My current students are showing definite progress. I just now noticed I wasn't actually certified by WyzAnt.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I majored in English and the Rhetorical Arts. I read constantly and I edit every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well. I know how to tutor reading out loud and how to help students read silently to themselves.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I tutored my peers in college through a tutoring class and I have actually been teaching study skills already, without even realizing it. I also help my younger siblings with their homework (since junior high and they are in college now). My current students are showing definite progress. I just now noticed I wasn't actually certified by WyzAnt.
Writing

Writing

My process for tutoring writing is to determine what stage the writing is in--if the writing is started or if we need to brainstorm. I ask important questions such as "Who is the intended audience?" and "Is there a prompt or theme?" After those things are determined, we can work on organization and order of thoughts. Grammar and spelling would be the finishing touches. I would also point out positive things as I found them in the paper, such as good description or a clever point. Staying positive is always important.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have a bachelor's degree in English and the rhetorical arts and had a 3.4 major GPA when I graduated. I still edit and read every day. I am a member of Chicago Women in Publishing and freelance edit as well.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

My first method for tutoring ACT Reading skills is to use the teacher manual. After we KNOW The correct answer, we work backwards to find out why the other answers are wrong. This method decreases frustration. My second method is time management. Many issues come from stress when it comes to time management. Every two minutes or so, I interrupt the student's reading and say, "That's two minutes, just breathe." By saying the same thing, it creates a trigger word that decreases stress. Hopefully, when I'm not physically there and the student feels stressed, they will hear my voice saying, "just breathe" and they will relax. My third method is to determine a student's vocabulary. I have the student read the practice passage and circle any words they don't know, can't pronounce or just don't make sense. Then I show the student how to "play detective" and find clues for what the meaning could be.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am currently tutoring two students in ACT reading and they are both showing insanely good improvement. I would use the same methods and apply them to the SAT test-taking style.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I tutored my peers' writing in college and took a class on how to tutor. After viewing a sample of writing, I can efficiently pinpoint areas that need improvement.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (118 ratings)
5 star
(110)
4 star
(7)
3 star
(1)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


history /English review

great at explaining Everything I needed to know and very patient!!overall a great lesson Definitely will be working with her again

Alexa, 1 lesson with Brittany

Excellent tutor

Brittany helps my son with Writing and ACT English. She is very experienced, and quick in identifying the areas could be improved. She gives encouraging and positive feedback, very pleasant to work with.

Charissa, 5 lessons with Brittany

Awesome!

When we were able to set up lessons with Brittany for our daughter to prepare for the ACT we were so happy-she came highly recommended by a friend. The other night our daughter came home and said Brittany is going to help her with scholarship stuff also! That's awesome!

Katie, 9 lessons with Brittany

Wonderful experience

My daughter enjoyed her ACT English lesson. To my surprise, she is looking forward to seeing Brittany next week and working more on the ACT prep. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Jennifer, 7 lessons with Brittany

Very patient and responsive

Brittany is off to a great start with my 5th grader. My child needs improvement in reading and comprehension. Brittany is making a difference! She is patient and takes the time to understand her students. She is very responsive.

Narsinga, 42 lessons with Brittany

Great teaching perspective

Brittany is great on what she does. Great teaching perspective and disposition. Full of enthusiasm and confidence in teaching. Thanks for teaching my son.

Lolita, 5 lessons with Brittany

Motivating and Encouraging

Brittany is a motivating and an encouraging tutor. She makes me feel comfortable and challenges me to speak up and be confident in expressing myself as a writer. A great thing about her, she encourages instead of informs. She continues to help me become an effective writer.

Ro, 6 lessons with Brittany

Brittany B. great tutor in building self confidence with challenging subject

Brittany is a terrific tutor; she is young, enthusiastic and helpful in building up the kids' confidence level. I think that is such a critical element for kids struggling with a particular subject. Helping them believe they have the smarts to master the subject they are struggling with makes the kids want to come back and work on it. I would recommend Brittany as a tutor without any hesitation. We just had our first lesson with her and our kids can't wait to get back together for their next lesson.

Maria, 5 lessons with Brittany

Proficient, Patient and Professional!

My 8 year old son was having issues with his writing. Then, we found Brittany. In the short time that she has been working with him, he has become a more confident writer. Brittany is flexible, easy to reach and most of all, she works very well with my son. I highly recommend her!

Smitha, 44 lessons with Brittany

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