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Steven S.

Murphysboro, IL

$50/hour

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Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
English Lit. and His
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Master's

Education

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (English Lit. and His)

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Master's)

About Steven

I am not your average recent Master's Degree college graduate. I specialize in non-traditional students and students who need a more cognitive approach (rather than "teacher speaks, you try to just memorize what teacher says.) Upon graduating from High School, I had to go to work. I worked several jobs before moving up the ladder at a construction company. I started as a laborer, moved on to carpenter, and eventually became the assistant to the architect/contractor. When I saved enough money, I came to Southern Illinois to go to school. I graduated in 2001 with a double degree in English and History (more details below.) With that, I went to work for Walmart first as a Dept. Mgr., then as a trainer and safety specialist. I finally became the manager of Financial Services. I decided to go back to SIUC for my master's degree in 2010 and received my M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition (Education) where I specialized in first-year students and tutoring.

I also thoroughly enjoyed working with students whose first language is NOT English. So I am eager to help THOSE types of students as well. I am certified to teach in Illinois at the public school and college levels. I have been thoroughly "vetted" by the FBI and DCFS as that is a requirement for being a Graduate Assistant and for Certification.

I graduated in August of 2015. Certified or Well Qualified, the Illinois Budget Crisis prevents me from being hired as NO ONE is being hired in Illinois for teaching positions. Even after I am hired, I plan to continue tutoring.

My specialties and certifications are in: Grammar, Rhetoric, Writing and Reading skills, and Tutoring. I have taught and tutored for John A. Logan College and SIUC. I have also served many students as a private tutor.

My qualifications in history stem from my undergraduate degree where I specialized in American History and Civics.

If you find that the traditional teaching approaches to literature, reading, writing, and speaking are not to your advantage or taste, I think I can be of help. Also, I am very good with all types of students in developing better personal study habits. If all you need is to write a better research paper or pass an important test, I am eager to help you there, as well!
I am not your average recent Master's Degree college graduate. I specialize in non-traditional students and students who need a more cognitive approach (rather than "teacher speaks, you try to just memorize what teacher says.) Upon graduating from High School, I had to go to work. I worked several jobs before moving up the ladder at a construction Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates may be subject to negotiation based on the amount and consistency of tutoring sessions. Also, group rates may be available for ESL students learning the English language.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Murphysboro, IL 62966
English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, ASVAB, College Counseling, Common Core, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Grammar

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Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
English Lit. and His
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Master's

Education

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (English Lit. and His)

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates may be subject to negotiation based on the amount and consistency of tutoring sessions. Also, group rates may be available for ESL students learning the English language.

Travel policy

Steven will travel within 20 miles of Murphysboro, IL 62966.