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Kendal A.

Oak Park, IL

$40/hour

English Teacher

$40/Hour


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valparaiso university
Creative Writing
Secondary Education: English
Graduate Coursework

Education

valparaiso university (Creative Writing)

Secondary Education: English (Graduate Coursework)

About Kendal

I am a certified high school English teacher currently teaching in a western suburb right outside of Chicago. I have been teaching for several years, specifically with seniors (English 12) for the last three years. I work heavily with analytical writing and higher-level critical reading. However, I have worked with reading at the middle-school levels, as well.

My undergraduate degree is in Creative Writing, so I very much enjoy and encourage more non-formatted types of reading writing, too. Thinking: finding written works that truly make one think, regardless the type of text, is the goal.

I have worked one-on-one with ACT prep--both reading and writing--in the past. I have also worked with English language learners in the areas phonetic pronunciation of the English language, syntax, and grammar.

My true passion is the academic focus of reading a complex text and analytically creating an argument, to which is further supported in an essay. I have worked with all ages (including adult learners) and find that, as long as I have the love of teaching, the connection comes naturally.


Please feel free to reach out! I would love to help advance your understanding, confidence, and eventually love, for reading and writing.

I do coach Cross Country in the fall and Girls' Track in the spring, so the winter and summer months are easily flexible with scheduling. Not to discourage the fall and spring--we would just need to find a consistent time.
I am a certified high school English teacher currently teaching in a western suburb right outside of Chicago. I have been teaching for several years, specifically with seniors (English 12) for the last three years. I work heavily with analytical writing and higher-level critical reading. However, I have worked with reading at the middle-school Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Oak Park, IL 60302
Math:
Common Core
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Common Core

I currently teaching high school English at a public school, where all of our formative and summative assessments adhere to Common Core standards. Instead of reading for details specific to the story, we read for author's purpose and technique. Our class writing is set up to critically expose and support our analytical read of the novel.

Public Speaking

I initially went into public relations after receiving my undergraduate degree, where I worked for a large agency that continually pitched to major corporate brands. I actively took part in many of these big presentations.
Public speaking is also an aspect of common core, so we actively work on these skills in my classroom through such activities as Socratic Seminars and presentations.

Writing

I teach analytical and formulaic writing at the high school level.

valparaiso university
Creative Writing
Secondary Education: English
Graduate Coursework

Education

valparaiso university (Creative Writing)

Secondary Education: English (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kendal will travel within 5 miles of Oak Park, IL 60302.