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Hayley L.

Mundelein, IL

$42/hour

Early ACT Prep + College Counseling = Stress-Free Senior Year!

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4.9 average from 171 ratings
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— Joyce, Northbrook, IL on 10/7/13

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Knox College
History, English
Hamline University
Master's

Education

Knox College (History, English)

Hamline University (Master's)

About Hayley

Besides working professionally in traditional print publishing, I specialize in academic tutoring for high school and college prep students, particularly those looking to expand their skills in English, reading, language arts, writing, and history. I have training in ACT, SAT, ISEE, HSPT, COOP, Terra Nova, ISAT, and EXPLORE Test strategy and method, and I used to work as a certified College Admissions Counselor (NACAC). If your student is looking to write a killer college application, I have read thousands and worked with many students to improve their chances of getting into their "dream school."

After working on the college side, I began working as a private tutor for grades K-12 in 2009. I have a BA in History and Creative Writing from a highly selective college in Illinois, one of the official "Colleges That Change Lives" (Loren Pope) and that designation is one that I use to drive my passion for helping students reach their full potential and find, impress, and ultimately attend the college that will change their lives. Having worked with group tutoring in the past, I believe that one-on-one tutoring is an unbeatable experience and that supplementing schoolwork with focused tutoring and engagement with a student's interests and abilities is the clearest path to academic (and life!) success.

Outside of my interest in tutoring and education, I am a published writer and cultural anthropologist. The impact of guided independent learning and attention to detail, especially in learning thematic concepts and synthesis in academic materials, utterly shaped my life, and it's a joy to see students' eyes light up in understanding when they make a breakthrough of their own.
Besides working professionally in traditional print publishing, I specialize in academic tutoring for high school and college prep students, particularly those looking to expand their skills in English, reading, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Tutor reserves the right to charge the full fee for lessons cancelled inside of twenty-four hours or for "no shows." Group rates and multiple hours per lesson discounts are available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Mundelein, IL 60060
In-person lessons

"Awesome Tutor"

- Joyce, Northbrook, IL on 10/7/13

"Knowledgeable tutor"

- Marianne, Arlington Heights, IL on 5/31/16

"Knowledgeable and Helpful"

- Susan, Grayslake, IL on 11/10/15

"Great tutor"

- Scott, Mchenry, IL on 10/31/15

"Excellent tutor for Essay writing class"

- Devi, Vernon Hills, IL on 10/30/15

"Vey helpful"

- Cori, Crystal Lake, IL on 8/22/15

"Progress being made!"

- Lisa, Grayslake, IL on 3/9/15

"Another great day"

- Rodelo, Crystal Lake, IL on 8/4/14

"Very understanding"

- Shawn, Dundee, IL on 12/2/13
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
College Counseling,
COOP/HSPT,
ISEE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL
History:
American History,
Anthropology,
European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have been trained in ACT strategy both as a College Admissions Counselor and as an ACT-specific tutor. On my own ACT in 2004, I scored a 36 in the English portion and a 34 composite.

ACT Reading

I have been trained in ACT strategy both as a College Admissions Counselor and as an ACT-specific tutor. On my own ACT, I scored a 36 in the Reading portion and a 34 composite.

ACT Science

On my own ACT, I scored a 34 in the Science portion and a 34 composite.

American History

I double-majored with History for my undergraduate degree, and have published a nonfiction book on pop culture ethnology in the 20th century. I held one history-based internship during my undergraduate years of college. In high school, I scored perfect 5's on the AP European History, AP US History, and AP Government exams.

Anthropology

I have written and published in the field of cultural anthropology, with one of my works ranking as high as #7 on the Amazon nonfiction bestseller list. I will also be keynoting a conference on cultural anthropology at a large state university during the Fall 2013 semester.

College Counseling

I worked as a certified college counselor (through NACAC) for Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois for the 2009-2010 admissions cycle. I attended over 25 college recruitment fairs and interviewed several hundred students, as well as having evaluated applications for admission. Additionally, I have been a college application adviser for the last three years at a private tutoring firm.

COOP/HSPT

I have tutored for both tests through a private tutoring firm in the last three years. All of my students have been accepted to their top-choice secondary schools, including parochial schools and high-ranking magnet schools.

English

I have a Master of Fine Arts in Writing, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing. I have studied English Language and Literature at a post-grad level, which has necessitated the publications of theory papers in academic and mainstream journals.

Social Studies

I have written and published in the field of cultural anthropology, with one of my works ranking as high as #7 on the Amazon nonfiction bestseller list. I will also be keynoting a conference on cultural anthropology at a large state university during the Fall 2013 semester. Additionally, I majored in history as an undergrad and have tutored in the subject since that time.

Sociology

I have written and published in GWRS (intersectional feminist sociology and media criticism), with one of my works ranking as high as #7 on the Amazon nonfiction bestseller list. I can tutor at a high school level and content-read papers for undergraduate college students.

Writing

I am currently writing my Master's Thesis for a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. I have published three nonfiction books, including one bestseller, and multiple articles. I majored in Creative Writing for my undergraduate degree, and held multiple high-ranking journalism internships.

Knox College
History, English
Hamline University
Master's

Education

Knox College (History, English)

Hamline University (Master's)

Awesome Tutor — Hayley is amazing and worked great with my daughter. She is super responsive. After just a few sessions, my daughter brought her ACT score up 2 points, I can only imagine what it would be if we had given her more time. Thank you Hayley, we truly appreciate everything. ...

— Joyce, Northbrook, IL on 10/7/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Tutor reserves the right to charge the full fee for lessons cancelled inside of twenty-four hours or for "no shows." Group rates and multiple hours per lesson discounts are available.

Travel policy

Hayley will travel within 15 miles of Mundelein, IL 60060.