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Monica L.

Experienced English Teacher Specializing in Writing and Test Prep

Experienced English Teacher Specializing in Writing and Test Prep

$35/hour

  • 87 hours tutoring

About Monica


Bio

Hello! I am a high school English teacher with a B.A. in English Education and two years of classroom experience. I have been tutoring and working with students since 2016. I studied at Illinois State University, and did my student teaching at Dwight Township High School. I then taught for two years at LaSalle Township High School. I worked as an after school tutor during this time as well. I absolutely love working with students, but am taking a short break from teaching to stay home with my...

Hello! I am a high school English teacher with a B.A. in English Education and two years of classroom experience. I have been tutoring and working with students since 2016. I studied at Illinois State University, and did my student teaching at Dwight Township High School. I then taught for two years at LaSalle Township High School. I worked as an after school tutor during this time as well. I absolutely love working with students, but am taking a short break from teaching to stay home with my own kids. Tutoring allows me to do what I love at the same time, and continue my passion of sharing language and communication life skills with students. I have grown up in this area, and enjoy riding horses and playing flute in my spare time.

I have an extensive background in writing and literature both throughout my college experience and teaching career. I have taught students from 9th through 12th grade in the classroom, and tutored students from 6th grade to the college post-graduate level. Classes I have taught include speech, Shakespeare, creative writing, SAT prep for the reading and writing sections, and American Literature. I have assisted with teaching Advanced Placement classes. My tutoring experience is based in writing and grammar. I also have experience working on reading comprehension and preparing students for the SAT. My students have come from diverse backgrounds, from having Spanish as a first language and more. I have worked with English Language Learners at many different levels and in many age groups to build their language proficiency, as a tutor and as a conversation partner for exchange students in college. I have enjoyed working with and learning from a wide variety of students on speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. I also work with my students on organization and study skills if needed. I am the author or the adventure novel No Matter What and a contributor to the anthology Illinois' Best Emerging Poets.

I meet students where they are and help them to find their own way to buil


Education

B.A. Illinois State University
English Education

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My teaching career included two years teaching a speech class. In it, I worked with students on public speaking skills as well as speech writing. I have also done public speaking myself at author events and as a teacher. I have been tutoring students in this subject since 2016, including working with exchange students at my college on their English as a second language speaking skills.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

I am a high school English teacher with two years experience teaching grammar, and have tutored students in this subject since 2016. I have worked with students at all levels, including diagnosing strengths and weaknesses in grammar and preparing targeted lessons and practice to build their skills. I have a Bachelor's degree in English Education.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have extensive background proofreading and editing since 2016 for junior high, high school, and college students as well as adults. I help perfect students' writing and build their writing skills in genres ranging from college entrance essays to analysis to creative writing. I provide extensive feedback to my students on their grammar, word choice, analysis, content, and more.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

My teaching career included two years teaching a speech class. In it, I worked with students on public speaking skills as well as speech writing. I have also done public speaking myself at author events and as a teacher. I have been tutoring students in this subject since 2016, including working with exchange students at my college on their English as a second language speaking skills.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I am a high school English teacher with two years experience teaching grammar, and have tutored students in this subject since 2016. I have worked with students at all levels, including diagnosing strengths and weaknesses in grammar and preparing targeted lessons and practice to build their skills. I have a Bachelor's degree in English Education.
Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students in reading comprehension and literature since 2016. I work with students from the junior high to college level in order to build their skills in this area. I have two years classroom experience teaching high school students, including Shakespeare and American Literature.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have tutored since 2016, and have extensive experience working with English language learners up to a graduate school proficiency gain practice and knowledge about the vocabulary and grammar of the language. I have worked with students on both spoken and written vocabulary and language use.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a high school English teacher experience teaching test prep since 2017.
English,

English

I have taught high school English for two years and tutored students through the college post-graduate level since 2016. I have worked with students at all levels of reading and writing and have extensive experience in grammar, language, reading, writing, speaking, listening and literature. I routinely work with English Language Learners and native speakers at many levels on a wide variety of ELA skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am a high school English teacher with two years experience teaching grammar, and have tutored students in this subject since 2016. I have worked with students at all levels, including diagnosing strengths and weaknesses in grammar and preparing targeted lessons and practice to build their skills. I have a Bachelor's degree in English Education.
Literature,

Literature

I taught literature to high school students for two years, including American Literature, Shakespeare, and poetry. I have tutored students since 2016 in their reading comprehension and literature analysis skills at many different levels.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have extensive background proofreading and editing since 2016 for junior high, high school, and college students as well as adults. I help perfect students' writing and build their writing skills in genres ranging from college entrance essays to analysis to creative writing. I provide extensive feedback to my students on their grammar, word choice, analysis, content, and more.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

My teaching career included two years teaching a speech class. In it, I worked with students on public speaking skills as well as speech writing. I have also done public speaking myself at author events and as a teacher. I have been tutoring students in this subject since 2016, including working with exchange students at my college on their English as a second language speaking skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students in reading comprehension and literature since 2016. I work with students from the junior high to college level in order to build their skills in this area. I have two years classroom experience teaching high school students, including Shakespeare and American Literature.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT prep in my sophomore and junior classes for two years. I have lessons prepared on the many different types of questions that are asked, practice tests, and other helpful practice available and will tailor lessons to the needs of each individual student.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I taught SAT prep in my sophomore and junior classes for two years, and have been tutoring since 2016. I have lessons prepared on strategies for essay writing, the many different types of questions that are asked, and practice tests available and will tailor lessons to the needs of each individual student.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have tutored since 2016, and have extensive experience working with English language learners up to a graduate school proficiency gain practice and knowledge about the vocabulary and grammar of the language. I have worked with students on both spoken and written vocabulary and language use.
Writing

Writing

I routinely help students proofread and edit their writing and develop their writing skills. I have helped students with college entrance essays and personal statements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have an extensive background in creative writing, as a published author, and taught high school English for two years. I have experience tutoring students at all levels in writing as well, including building grammar and analysis skills. I routinely help English Language Learners build their writing proficiency in the language.

History

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I help to lead a Catholic Young Adult group, and I have completed multiple Bible study programs. I have an extensive background in studying and analyzing written texts.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught high school English for two years and tutored students through the college post-graduate level since 2016. I have worked with students at all levels of reading and writing and have extensive experience in grammar, language, reading, writing, speaking, listening and literature. I routinely work with English Language Learners and native speakers at many levels on a wide variety of ELA skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students in reading comprehension and literature since 2016. I work with students from the junior high to college level in order to build their skills in this area. I have two years classroom experience teaching high school students, including Shakespeare and American Literature.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT prep in my sophomore and junior classes for two years. I have lessons prepared on the many different types of questions that are asked, practice tests, and other helpful practice available and will tailor lessons to the needs of each individual student.
Writing

Writing

I routinely help students proofread and edit their writing and develop their writing skills. I have helped students with college entrance essays and personal statements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have an extensive background in creative writing, as a published author, and taught high school English for two years. I have experience tutoring students at all levels in writing as well, including building grammar and analysis skills. I routinely help English Language Learners build their writing proficiency in the language.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught high school English for two years and tutored students through the college post-graduate level since 2016. I have worked with students at all levels of reading and writing and have extensive experience in grammar, language, reading, writing, speaking, listening and literature. I routinely work with English Language Learners and native speakers at many levels on a wide variety of ELA skills.
Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students in reading comprehension and literature since 2016. I work with students from the junior high to college level in order to build their skills in this area. I have two years classroom experience teaching high school students, including Shakespeare and American Literature.
Writing

Writing

I routinely help students proofread and edit their writing and develop their writing skills. I have helped students with college entrance essays and personal statements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have an extensive background in creative writing, as a published author, and taught high school English for two years. I have experience tutoring students at all levels in writing as well, including building grammar and analysis skills. I routinely help English Language Learners build their writing proficiency in the language.

Other

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

I help to lead a Catholic Young Adult group, and I have completed multiple Bible study programs. I have an extensive background in studying and analyzing written texts.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students in reading comprehension and literature since 2016. I work with students from the junior high to college level in order to build their skills in this area. I have two years classroom experience teaching high school students, including Shakespeare and American Literature.
Writing

Writing

I routinely help students proofread and edit their writing and develop their writing skills. I have helped students with college entrance essays and personal statements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have an extensive background in creative writing, as a published author, and taught high school English for two years. I have experience tutoring students at all levels in writing as well, including building grammar and analysis skills. I routinely help English Language Learners build their writing proficiency in the language.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a high school English teacher experience teaching test prep since 2017.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have taught SAT prep in my sophomore and junior classes for two years. I have lessons prepared on the many different types of questions that are asked, practice tests, and other helpful practice available and will tailor lessons to the needs of each individual student.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I taught SAT prep in my sophomore and junior classes for two years, and have been tutoring since 2016. I have lessons prepared on strategies for essay writing, the many different types of questions that are asked, and practice tests available and will tailor lessons to the needs of each individual student.

Examples of Expertise


Monica has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 23 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Smart, careful and friendly tutor

Monica proofreads my song lyrics and gives me feedback on them. She reads the whole lyric, thinks about it, checks her sources and tells me what should be changed if anything. Her feedback is always given in a friendly way. I highly recommend her.

Eugen, 2 lessons with Monica

Knowledgeable and Smart Tutor

Go through writing exercises, and improve grammar. Monica is a smart teacher that knows where you are weak at, and she points out the parts that could be enhanced through the class or offline activities.

Kaiyin, 19 lessons with Monica

Excellent tutor!!

Monica was very helpful and professional. She helped me to proofread my essay, was very punctual and thorough. She just started on this platform but she is very experienced tutor and did an amazing job with my essay. In addition to proofreading she also explained me the rules and logic behind her corrections which I found very helpful. It was a pleasure working with her! I highly recommend her!

Fatikh, 1 lesson with Monica

Knowledgeable and patent tutor

Monica is a great teacher. She is very patient, resourceful, and fun. We went over my writing together during the class efficiently. She helped raise my awareness of the grammarian mistakes I made. It helps me to identify the errors by myself in the future. It’s very useful. I enjoyed the class.

Lynn, 1 lesson with Monica

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Monica taught me English writing and was very patient and knowledgeable. She patiently went through a writing assignment with me and gave me great feedback to improve my writing. Would strongly recommend her.

Jai, 1 lesson with Monica
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