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Colette V.

Oak Park, IL

$25/hour

Reading and Writing - no 'rithmetic

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 7/17/13
4.6 average from 42 ratings
Knowledgeable, kindly and patient tutor
— Marcela, Chicago, IL on 8/11/15

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About Colette

I love reading and writing, and I love helping other people fall in love with the written English language. I have written a blog in the past, and will soon return to blogging. I have written employee handbooks, job descriptions, business letters, family histories, company minutes, and many other writing assignments. I minored in English in college, and have never stopped learning. When I write, my goals are clarity and brevity. My writing is as long as it needs to be but no longer, and I eliminate all fluff and repetition. I have graded standardized tests, and prepared and given training in the areas of employment law, safety, and OSHA compliance.

I'm a graduate of a Catholic grade school in which grammar and reading were stressed. I can still diagram a sentence!

Unfortunately I do not believe that I am a good match for small children seeking basic reading. I am a much better tutor of teen-agers and adults.

I also have two master's degrees in areas in which clear writing is critical: public administration and human resources management.

Being able to express oneself in writing is essential to success in today's world. I would love to help you shine.
I love reading and writing, and I love helping other people fall in love with the written English language. I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

No shows, no calls will be charged $25.00.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Oak Park, IL 60301
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Knowledgeable, kindly and patient tutor"

- Marcela, Chicago, IL on 8/11/15

"Outstanding tutor!"

- Veronica, La Grange, IL on 5/20/14
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I am very well skilled in ACT English. I have graded ACT tests through Pearson and have tutored several people in English reading and writing.

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with non-English speakers for many years. When I worked at Crane Carton, I established an ESL program for our employees. I have also tutored students at local schools.

Study Skills

I have successfully completed a bachelors degree and two masters degrees. I have tutored for Literacy Volunteers of America. I set up a training program in basic skills, math, and reading for a manufacturing company. I have also graded ISAT reading and math tests for Pearson Education.

When I read a chapter for a class, I highlight key points as I read the passage for the first time. Then I re-read the highlighted sections. If I have time, I write important points on note cards and review the cards several times.

Writing

I have a bachelors degree in political science, a masters degree in public administration, and a masters degree in human resources and industrial relations. I am a Senior Professional in Human Resources. I have 25 years experience in the human resources field, and have written many employee handbooks, reports, etc. I also created an in-house training program for employees who had poor reading and writing skills.

Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University - Chicago, IL
Master's
Roosevelt University- Chicago
Master's

Education

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University - Chicago, IL (Master's)

Roosevelt University- Chicago (Master's)

Knowledgeable, kindly and patient tutor — Colette is very nice, patient, friendly, and Knowledgeable. She gave me a lot of advice in order to improve my English skills, like go to museum, read newspaper, and make friends that speak English. ...

— Marcela, Chicago, IL on 8/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

No shows, no calls will be charged $25.00.

Travel policy

Colette will travel within 10 miles of Oak Park, IL 60301.