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James W.

Veteran college instructor/writing coach/ACT/SAT tutor

Veteran college instructor/writing coach/ACT/SAT tutor

$70/hour

  • 280 hours tutoring

  • Woodridge, IL 60517

About James


Bio

I am a veteran college composition teacher and copy editor who can help you with all stages of the writing process and get you the grade you deserve. While my academic specialty is American Studies and American Literature, I am qualified to handle most writing and research assignments at the high school, undergraduate and graduate level. For those students who are seeking ACT/SAT test help, I have tutored students in the English and Reading sections for three years and developed a strategic...

I am a veteran college composition teacher and copy editor who can help you with all stages of the writing process and get you the grade you deserve. While my academic specialty is American Studies and American Literature, I am qualified to handle most writing and research assignments at the high school, undergraduate and graduate level. For those students who are seeking ACT/SAT test help, I have tutored students in the English and Reading sections for three years and developed a strategic approach that has routinely earned my students four to six point gains on the ACT English and Reading sections. I am also an Illinois Board certified teacher who has worked with students of all backgrounds and ability levels.


Education

University of Iowa
English
Governors State University
Graduate Coursework
Concordia University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $70
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Woodridge, IL 60517
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/26/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have proofread and copy edited well over a hundred college admissions essays and applications for law school, medical school, internships and scholarships. I have also taught Business Writing at The College of DuPage and Harper College for five years. Outside of the academic world, I have edited countless business documents.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

English,

English

I hold a MA in English and I have taught high school and college English for over 15 years. I am an Illinois Board of Education certified teacher. For several years, I taught at the College of DuPage's Center for Independent Learning, where I refined a student-centered, one-on-on teaching approach.
Literature,

Literature

I have taught all levels of literature-based English curriculum at the high school level for nearly 15 years. Also, for the past seven years, I have taught a Survey of American Literature course at Joliet Junior College. I hold a MA in English with an emphasis on literary studies.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have proofread and copy edited well over a hundred college admissions essays and applications for law school, medical school, internships and scholarships. I have also taught Business Writing at The College of DuPage and Harper College for five years. Outside of the academic world, I have edited countless business documents.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught college composition and research-based composition for nearly 20 years.
Grammar, Reading

History

American History

Homeschool

English,

English

I hold a MA in English and I have taught high school and college English for over 15 years. I am an Illinois Board of Education certified teacher. For several years, I taught at the College of DuPage's Center for Independent Learning, where I refined a student-centered, one-on-on teaching approach.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught college composition and research-based composition for nearly 20 years.
Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I hold a MA in English and I have taught high school and college English for over 15 years. I am an Illinois Board of Education certified teacher. For several years, I taught at the College of DuPage's Center for Independent Learning, where I refined a student-centered, one-on-on teaching approach.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught college composition and research-based composition for nearly 20 years.
Reading

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

As a high school English teacher who has helped many juniors and seniors craft their college application letters, I am qualified to help students through all the stages of the writing process, from brainstorming, outlining, crafting and revising. I have a solid grasp of what college admission officials are looking for in student admission essays (originality, honesty and mature insight) and--perhaps, even more importantly--what turns them off (cliches and trite platitudes). I can help students write essays that pop and demand attention.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have taught college composition and research-based composition for nearly 20 years.
Reading

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

As a high school English teacher who has helped many juniors and seniors craft their college application letters, I am qualified to help students through all the stages of the writing process, from brainstorming, outlining, crafting and revising. I have a solid grasp of what college admission officials are looking for in student admission essays (originality, honesty and mature insight) and--perhaps, even more importantly--what turns them off (cliches and trite platitudes). I can help students write essays that pop and demand attention.

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Great Strategies!

James's strategies on how to approach the ACT/SAT tests have been eye opening and he taught them very well. I hope he will continue to keep up the good work.

Weihua, 1 lesson with James

James is highly knowledgeable about his subject matter and strategies

He strengthened my son's reading and writing skills for the ACT. His positive approach helped him build confidence to do his best.

Dianne, 3 lessons with James

Excellent teacher. Very good at explaining transitions.

Jim is a pro! Very good at getting to the point in a way you will understand. Highly recommend him.

Luke, 71 lessons with James

$70/hour

James W.

$70/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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