Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 continues. Because of the order, I cannot meet in person with my students until it is safe to do so. I am encouraging all students to transition to online tutoring until the order is lifted. Online tutoring information can be found in the lower part of this page.
Because I am located in Libertyville, I tutor primarily at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville and Cook Aspen in Vernon Hills. As my schedule permits, I also tutor at Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire, Warren-Newport Library in Gurnee, and Ela Library in Lake Zurich.
All these library locations offer students the option of tutoring sessions in a private, quiet learning environment equipped with tables and chairs, white boards, and free WiFi.
Each library has its own policy regarding the use of study rooms, but these rooms can be reserved in advance. Once we have a scheduled meeting time, I will take care of all study room bookings and insure we have a private room.
I do have a limited number of in-home tutoring times available. However, it is much easier to accept new students and accommodate busy schedules if students are able to meet at one of the above area libraries.
Many of my college students regularly use online tutoring for assistance with essays and term papers. Online tutoring can also be effective for SAT and ACT prep. As a general rule, most students perform better in a face-to-face environment. Nonetheless, online instruction can be a suitable alternative if meeting in person is simply not possible.
The hourly rate for online tutoring is calculated based only on the live online time that the student and I actually spend together. I do not charge any additional fees for texting, emailing, editing writing assignments, and providing books and other study materials.
Other Online Meeting Platforms
I personally prefer Skype because it is user friendly, saves all chat files, and has the most efficient file sharing component. However, if you encounter a compatibility problem with the Skype platform or your Internet connection is weak, Zoom or Google Meet is an acceptable alternative.