Angela J.


Angela J.

Tutor

Lisle, IL 60532

Will travel 10 miles

$50 per hour.

4.91 102 ratings

English, Writing and Math Tutor, ACT too!

Hello. I'm a friendly, dynamic tutor with experience teaching students from middle school age to adults returning to school. I have three years of experience teaching high school English and five years of experience teaching college composition. I also have taught speech and reading classes. I really enjoy working one-on-one with students because it allows me to "see the wheels turning" as they learn to understand what they are reading or express their ideas in writing. I can be a proofreader... [more]


Algebra 1

Although I am what you might call "an English person," I have always been good at math as well. This is probably because I tend to think in a logical and orderly way and I am a determined and creative problem solver. I first tutored math as I helped students prepare for standardized tests. I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead workshops for the school's placement and admission tests.


Algebra 2


Grammar

With my BA and MA in English, I've had a lot of writing experience. I evaluate students' grammar as I grade their essays, but I prefer to teach the grammar concept and let students identify and correct their own errors. I believe that sentence structure, grammar and punctuation are best taught in context as strategic rhetorical choices rather than in a long list of restrictive rules and exceptions.


Geometry


Prealgebra

I first tutored math in graduate school as I helped education majors prepare for state exams. A few years later, I was a math and algebra (and language arts) tutor at Sylvan Learning Center. Since then, I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead multi-subject workshops for the school's placement and admission tests, which have a pre-algebra focus.


Reading

In addition to my BA and MA in English, I completed several sessions of teacher training in how to teach reading strategies at the high school level. I have applied these tools and techniques when teaching English classes and when I tutored a few (non-ESL) students in reading comprehension skills.


Writing

I have been teaching college composition (English 101 and 102) for more than six years, including time spent as a graduate teaching assistant while earning a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric. My bachelor's degree is also in English with an emphasis in writing. I continue to write as a hobby and have a particular interest in writing reviews, essays, poetry and song lyrics. Personally, I believe that the process of learning to write well can not help but improve one's critical thinking and analytical skills, useful tools for any educational pursuit or career. That is why I am so passionate about teaching writing: it develops the overall student and person.


English

I earned a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric with a perfect 4.0 and achieved secondary teacher certification in English. I taught high school English classes at all four grades and both regular and honors levels. I have been teaching college composition, which includes a reading and literary analysis component, for six years. I continue to write and read as hobbies.


SAT Math


Literature

I earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric. I also achieved secondary teacher certification in English. I taught high school English classes for three years and have been teaching college composition, which includes a reading and literary analysis component, for six years. I am particularly interested in poetry, American literature, and the relationship of film and literature.


Proofreading

I earned a Master's degree in Literature and Rhetoric with a perfect 4.0 and achieved secondary teacher certification in English. My bachelor's degree is also in English. I have been teaching college composition for more than six years. As the only English teacher at a small private school, I was frequently asked to help proofread and rephrase webpages, business communication, and peers' papers. When reviewing student assignments, I consistently and thoroughly indicate any problems in content, organization and style, but my marks become more general over the course of the term to help students become reliable, independent reviewers of their own work.


PSAT


ACT Reading

I have an MA in English. I taught high school English classes for three years and have been teaching college composition for six years. I've also tutored students preparing for multi-subject standardized tests (ACT, TEAS, COMPASS).


ACT English

I have an MA in English. I taught high school English classes for three years and have been teaching college composition for six years. I've also tutored students preparing for multi-subject standardized tests (ACT, TEAS, COMPASS).


ACT Math

Although I am what you would call "an English person," I have always been good at math as well. This is probably because I tend to think in a logical and orderly way and I am a determined and creative problem solver. I've spent the last six years teaching math (and English) prerequisite courses at a small private nursing college. I still tutor there and lead workshops for the school's admission test. Also, I recently started tutoring ACT students at a local branch of a successful national tutoring center.


ACT Science


TEAS

My last place of employment used the TEAS as the admission test for the degree program. As the English and math teacher there, I led test prep workshops about six times a year for over four years. I am very familiar with the content of each subject area and the format of the test.