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Paul M.

(18)
Oak Forest, IL
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Teaching since 1978
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Paul M.

Oak Forest, IL

(18)

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I am very proficient in reading skills and have helped numerous students learn to read better with inflections, phrasing and sentence endings in mind.

About Paul

I have my bachelors degree in sacred music, my masters degree in music performance, and my doctorate in worship studies. I am an experienced music teacher with great interpersonal skills and enjoy creating a fun and meaningful learning environment for all ages of students. I teach music theory conc

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July 14, 2017
Alex
Paul has been very patient and wonderful with my 6 year old son who has just started lessons.
October 17, 2016
Lorenzo S.
My first lesson was great. Mr. Paul was very patient and judged my skill level before making a lesson plan. Initially I was nervous, because I have never taken lessons before, but that quickly went away. I can definitely tell that he knows his stuff when it comes to teaching. He a great teacher and conversationalist.
September 15, 2016
Kennedy B.
Paul was very pleasant. He thoroughly explained things to my daughter in a manner that she could understand. He listened to her play and they also played together.

This was her first flute lesson with Paul, but she's already looking forward to the next lesson.
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Bill L.

(24)
Chicago, IL
Starting at $15
Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 2012
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I stress understanding rather than memorizing formulas. This ensures my students can derive formulas/solutions even without memorization.

I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn programming whether you are a total newbie, or a budding intermediate, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have close to 8 years of tutoring experience, which will surely come in handy!

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

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November 23, 2019
David
Amazing, very efficient. Very recommended.
August 12, 2019
Britney N.
Good communication and best explanation
January 26, 2019
Nathan F.
Good explanations and efficient with time!
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Joanna K.

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Chicago, IL
Starting at $75
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks Spanish, Polish
  • Teaches High School, College
  • Master's of Science in School Counseling from National Louis University
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Hello!
My name is Joanna and I am a recent graduate student (just finished my second Master's degree!).
I have a degree in school counseling and my strengths are helping with all aspects of the application process (Standardized testing, essay writing, financials, and finding the best college fit for you).

Along with this, I have experience working as a school counselor at one of our selective enrollment high schools in the city. I would love to help you clarify the application process, share tidbits and advice on making you a marketable candidate, and ensure you place at a top-choice college.I scored a 33 on the ACT, have recently proctored several of the exams for those seeking specialized support in standardized testing.

Let's get you to college!

About Joanna

Hello! My name is Joanna and I am a recent graduate student (just finished my second Master's degree!). I have a degree in school counseling and my strengths are helping with all aspects of the application process (Standardized testing, essay writing, financials, and finding the best college fit fo

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Terry J.

(1)
Business
Starting at $42
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English/Swahili/
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Realestate Bussiness from Allied University
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starting your business from Scratch
Marketing
Networking.
Finding your niche
smart money
Developing a business Mindset

About Terry

I have helped many students of mine learn how to start a business with little or no money, how to market their business, and how to build capital on many levels. I have witnessed many students of mine venture in various Bussiness such as real-estate, restaurant, computer coding, and so forth.Th

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January 16, 2019
Suzy
I was very impressed at the attention you get on one on one teaching. Great interaction at your own pace. It’s worth it. I recommend it to anyone hungry for business skills.😀
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Bailey H.

(0)
Algebra
Starting at $15
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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I loved algebra throughout school; even did worksheets for fun! I currently work full time with children in a teaching/school setting. I am very patient, respectful and knowledgeable.

About Bailey

Hi! I’m Bailey. I currently work with children with disabilities as my full time job but I am extremely passionate about makeup. I have taken classes, experimented on friends and family, and watched thousands of hours of tutorials so you don’t have to! If you are looking for a personalized tutorial

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Kimberley E.

(15)
Creative Writing
Starting at $60
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • A Levels (UK) from Clifton College
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I've had a book published and have written for a multi-national newspaper. I also got A grades right up until I finished college with English and Creative Writing. My style of teaching is very relaxed and informal, I want students to feel they can be equals with me, and gain confidence and be proud of their work. I set homework but I also encourage students to get creative in their own time and to show initiative! The most rewarding thing is that with writing, you can nowadays find so many outlets for your work - the sky's the limit!

Lessons can involve looking at literature and different styles of writing, as well as finding something that sparks the imagination and interest. I work especially well with young teens and pre-teens, as well as those who are looking to further their writing skills.

About Kimberley

Hi there! My name is Kimberley, and I'm a British singer/songwriter, and I love teaching young people about this amazing industry! I offer songwriting, singing and piano lessons, as well as writing and composition. My first rule is that there isn't any! Each student is unique and different, and

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July 15, 2019
FRED CHU
Great lesson, thanks Kimberly!
April 29, 2019
Karen P.
Kim was absolutely lovely!
April 11, 2019
Sharon *.
Very kind and patient, and inspiring!

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"Julia creates her own curriculum which is better than anything my daughters receive in their schools.
I see marked improvements in their grades for this past year, and my eldest is actually skipping fourth grade as a result of lessons. I am astounded as to my girls' progress, and greatly appreciative of our tutor's expertise.
Her patient, methodical approach to teaching is why I see us remaining with her for all of our educational instruction. She has already taught arithmetic to my youngest (3rd grade), and algebra to my eldest (starting 5th this sept!), and is proceeding with more advanced math with no issue whatsoever. I cannot recommend her enough."
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"I really like it. She is very easy to talk to. She is very practical and flexible with schedule."
- Olivia
Took Essay Writing lessons from Susan S.
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"Mena has been tutoring my son on the SAT math and he is an expert with great experience and methods and also very passionate in helping my son to improve the skill and scores. With his tutoring, my son has made good progress and improve both his skill and confidence in the SAT math test. Thank you very much!"
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Took SAT lessons from Mena H.
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"He has been an amazing. My kids are taking the ISEE test and he is helping them prepare for the verbal reasoning and essay portion. He researched the test, came up with a strategic plan for each kid based on the strengths and weaknesses, and prepared lessons appropriately."
- Elizabeth
Took Essay Writing lessons from Larry P.
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"Julie was very Kind and helped me A lot on my Place Values. She's very enthusiastic and I enjoyed talking with her, She was really Helpful when I was getting confused. And was very motivating."
- Jenelle
Took Elementary Math lessons from Julie L.
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Took AP Physics lessons from Daniel F.
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Thank you so much for your passion in teaching. My daughter is a big fan of Math now! Have a nice day, Catherine"
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