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Drake University (Spanish and French)
Roosevelt University (Master's)
Northeastern Illinois University (Graduate Coursework)
I am a retired high school and college teacher and administrator with over 40 years of experience teaching Spanish, French, English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Drivers Education. I have been tutoring students on a 1-on-1 basis for over 40 years as well. I am a retired high school and college teacher and administrator with over 40 years of experience teaching Spanish, French, English, … Read more
Alan was very knewledgeable and super patient with my son. They spent two hours together on Spanish. My son did not even feel it was that long.
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I have 44 years of classroom experience teaching ESL to high school and adult continuing education students. I also have the ESL endorsement for my Illinois Teaching Certificate and 18 graduate hours in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University.
I am a retired high school teacher, and am experienced in teaching study skills, including outlining, test-taking strategies, effective exam review techniques, and strategies to build self-confidence and self-esteem in one's own abilities.
I can also assist with creating a proper study environment, and I bring 44 years of experience with these techniques.