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Alison K.

Experienced, Fun Tutor

Experienced, Fun Tutor

$75/hour

  • 190 hours tutoring

  • Northbrook, IL 60062

About Alison


Bio

I am very well educated: BA in Political Science; JD in Law; and MA in Liberal Studies. I have practical experience including the practice of law and owning my own business. I have tutored students from age four through post-BA. My teaching experience includes assisting special education students in elementary school and teaching at the college level. I am able to tutor a variety of subject, including, but not limited to, study skills, English, writing and reading. In addition, I have a great...

I am very well educated: BA in Political Science; JD in Law; and MA in Liberal Studies. I have practical experience including the practice of law and owning my own business. I have tutored students from age four through post-BA. My teaching experience includes assisting special education students in elementary school and teaching at the college level. I am able to tutor a variety of subject, including, but not limited to, study skills, English, writing and reading. In addition, I have a great deal of experience tutoring history, social studies, law, psychology, and elementary math and science. Most importantly, I am the tutor who will take my own time to help students whether it be reading the book they are working on or helping them to research the topic they are assigned. I am patient and understanding and really love to help students.


Education

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
undergrad
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D.
Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/14/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I have successfully owned my own businesses for over 13 years and realize the importance of day to day management. I have also worked at several large corporations. I am versed in accounting and financial matters. My education includes several MBA courses taken at Pepperdine University in addition to my law degree. Successful business practices require, among other things, the ability to manage with dignity, predict trends, and stay ethical.
Criminal Justice,

Criminal Justice

I enjoy the area of criminal justice. When I taught in Roosevelt University's paralegal training program, I enjoyed teaching this course. In fact, I wrote the curriculum for it. It is an interesting field for most students and one that lends itself to tutoring.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have run two businesses with Quickbooks during the past 10 years. It is a wonderful system for small businesses and easy for accountants to gather their needed information. Quickbooks is user friendly and fun to learn. With a session or two of tutoring, a student is able to use most features. I enjoy helping others learn Quickbooks.
Law, Microsoft Word

Computer

Macintosh,

Macintosh

I am a Mac person. I have two Mac computers, an iPad and an iPhone. Mac is the way to go because it is not prone to viruses. It is also very easy to use. Once one becomes familiar with the system, one can use it with little trouble. Its price is higher than a PC, but its longevity is worth it. I have used Macs for over 20 years.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have run two businesses with Quickbooks during the past 10 years. It is a wonderful system for small businesses and easy for accountants to gather their needed information. Quickbooks is user friendly and fun to learn. With a session or two of tutoring, a student is able to use most features. I enjoy helping others learn Quickbooks.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have successfully owned my own businesses for over 13 years and realize the importance of day to day management. I have also worked at several large corporations. I am versed in accounting and financial matters. My education includes several MBA courses taken at Pepperdine University in addition to my law degree. Successful business practices require, among other things, the ability to manage with dignity, predict trends, and stay ethical.
Grammar,

Grammar

My writing abilities stem from my years as an attorney writing briefs. I have helped many students of all ages write their papers. I truly enjoy this type of tutoring.
ESL/ESOL, Law, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been successfully tutoring elementary students for over five years. I truly enjoy working with these students in every subject they takes. I feel that I have the ability to get students to enjoy their studies.
Grammar,

Grammar

My writing abilities stem from my years as an attorney writing briefs. I have helped many students of all ages write their papers. I truly enjoy this type of tutoring.
Phonics,

Phonics

I enjoy working with youngsters in phonics. I worked for Lindamood-Bell one summer and learned their fantastic way of teaching phonics. Teaching phonics is a course in repetition as the sounds may be repeated many times before being conquered.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Teaching study skills is about helping students learn how to organize their studies and time. One is coaching the student on how to best utilize their time, how to plan large projects so everything is not left until the end, how to stay focused, and how to achieve better success in school.
Reading, Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

My writing abilities stem from my years as an attorney writing briefs. I have helped many students of all ages write their papers. I truly enjoy this type of tutoring.
English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

Elementary and middle school social studies have always been on the top of my list for tutoring. It is a preview of life and which is often a source of discussion with students. They are always asking why when it comes to a subject. My college years were filled with history and political science courses and this is why I am attracted to this subject.
American History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been successfully tutoring elementary students for over five years. I truly enjoy working with these students in every subject they takes. I feel that I have the ability to get students to enjoy their studies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Teaching study skills is about helping students learn how to organize their studies and time. One is coaching the student on how to best utilize their time, how to plan large projects so everything is not left until the end, how to stay focused, and how to achieve better success in school.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been successfully tutoring elementary students for over five years. I truly enjoy working with these students in every subject they takes. I feel that I have the ability to get students to enjoy their studies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Teaching study skills is about helping students learn how to organize their studies and time. One is coaching the student on how to best utilize their time, how to plan large projects so everything is not left until the end, how to stay focused, and how to achieve better success in school.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

Teaching study skills is about helping students learn how to organize their studies and time. One is coaching the student on how to best utilize their time, how to plan large projects so everything is not left until the end, how to stay focused, and how to achieve better success in school.
ESL/ESOL, Government & Politics, Law

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

I enjoy working with youngsters in phonics. I worked for Lindamood-Bell one summer and learned their fantastic way of teaching phonics. Teaching phonics is a course in repetition as the sounds may be repeated many times before being conquered.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Teaching study skills is about helping students learn how to organize their studies and time. One is coaching the student on how to best utilize their time, how to plan large projects so everything is not left until the end, how to stay focused, and how to achieve better success in school.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been successfully tutoring elementary students for over five years. I truly enjoy working with these students in every subject they takes. I feel that I have the ability to get students to enjoy their studies.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Teaching study skills is about helping students learn how to organize their studies and time. One is coaching the student on how to best utilize their time, how to plan large projects so everything is not left until the end, how to stay focused, and how to achieve better success in school.
ESL/ESOL, GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Bar Exam,

Bar Exam

I have passed both the California and Illinois bars. I have helped several students with law school related work. I worked for a company that wrote bar questions, editing them. I also graduated from law school with honors.
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have tutored two students for this entrance exam. Both students were successful and, as a result, were admitted to Loyal Prep in Wilmette.
GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (60 ratings)
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Reviews

Prepared and helpful

Alison is always prepared, organized, knowledgeable, and keeps me on track. My time with her is very beneficial. Would recommend to others.

Ryan, 4 lessons with Alison

Great tutor

Alison is great and completely patient with my boys! I am really happy to have found her; she is wonderful and flexible.

Laura, 5 lessons with Alison

Great Tutor

She was able to pull relevant facts and provide guidance on the scope and depth what I needed to draft for my essay. Very patient and very thorough in her explanation. I highly recommend her.

Renuka, 46 lessons with Alison

$75/hour

Alison K.

$75/hour

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