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Robert

Expert in Middle/High School English, Speech, and Drama

Hi all. I teach English, Speech, and Acting. If you're looking for someone who is a strict taskmaster, teaches through fear, and uses a ruler to rap the hands of your child when they get something wrong, read no further. Alas, I am not that person. I believe in instilling the joy of learning (yes, tell your child, it can actually be fun!) and finding the connection with your children that will make English and English-related subjects meaningful and enjoyable.I have taught both formally...

ACT English

I have a Master's degree in teaching English for grades 6-12. I am also a professional playwright, having written over 30 published plays. I retired from a 27-year career with IBM. During that time, I wrote numerous business briefs and many pieces of marketing literature. In addition to the above, I have taken specific ACT prep training via a private company.


ACT Math

I have a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. As part of that degree, I took numerous math classes - from algebra to calculus. I then worked for IBM for 27 years, beginning as a computer programmer using my extensive math background. I have also taken specific instruction in teaching ACT-style math.


ACT Reading

I am a certified high school English teacher and have a Masters degree in teaching. In both public school and private tutoring situations, I have worked with many students to help them read more deeply and analyze texts more insightfully. I have also taken specific courses on the reading section of the ACT to understand both its content and strategy requirements.


ACT Science


English

I have a Masters degree in teaching English for grades 6-12. I have taught in two different area high schools. I am also a professional playwright, having written over 30 published plays. I retired from a 27-year career with IBM. During that time, I wrote numerous business briefs and many pieces of marketing literature.


grammar

I have a Masters degree in teaching English for grades 6-12. I have been a high school English teacher at two area schools. During those stints, I taught units on famous literature such as "Catcher in the Rye," "Of Mice and Men," and "Merchant of Venice." I am also a professional playwright, having written over 30 published plays. I retired from a 27-year career with IBM. During that time, I wrote numerous business briefs and many pieces of marketing literature.


guitar

I have been a professional acoustic guitarist for 30 years. I perform as a 12-string guitarist on occasion in local coffee clubs. I have taught both 6- and 12-string guitar to ages 8+.


literature

As a certified high school English teacher, I have taught units on many famous pieces of literature such as "Catcher in the Rye," "Of Mice and Men," and "Merchant of Venice." In achieving my Masters degree in teaching English (grades 6-12), I took classes in both English and American literature. I am also a professional playwright, having written over 30 published plays.


Microsoft PowerPoint

During my 27-year career with IBM, I led seminars designed to teach the effective use of MS Powerpoint presentations. I also produced numerous Powerpoint presentations as a marketing manager and customer educator, and continue my work with Powerpoint during a weekly class I teach on Public Speaking.


Microsoft Word

During my 27-year business career, I used MS Word extensively to craft business and marketing briefs. I am a certified high school English teacher. And I continue to work with MS Word to design supplementary documents for classes that I teach.


proofreading


theatre

I have been a professional actor for 35+ years appearing in over 70 plays. I have directed several plays as well. I also am a professional playwright of over thirty plays.


writing

I am a professional writer and playwright, having written over 30 published plays. I had a 27-year career with a large computer firm where I was responsible for writing numerous professional-level business briefs and many pieces of marketing literature. I also have a Masters degree in teaching English for grades 6-12.


Rosanne S. from Naperville, IL

He's very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He's helping my son organize his thoughts so he can get words down on paper, even though he feels overwhelmed with the task at hand. Very prompted, reliable and make every effort to be available to your schedule. Pleasant to be around and eager to help. My son is learning he can write when he has always thought he wasn't capable when it came to big, complicated research project/essays.


Grace H. from Barrington, IL

Robert is a great teacher who works hard to teach his student. Very knowledgeable and patient. My daughter enjoys taking drama lessons with him.


Denise B. from Downers Grove, IL

Annie felt very comfortable with Robert's teaching style and appreciative of the positive and constructive feedback !! Thank you so much !!


David L. from Naperville, IL

Robert is very kind, knowledgeable, and nice teacher. He teaches very well and treats students fairly. He enjoys teaching and have a lot of knowledge.


Joshua L. from Naperville, IL

Hi, my son just start with him few weeks. So far I like the way he taught, he explained to make the kid understand well he has home work every week. I has just few words right now because I want to see how my son improve. I will write more later. Thanks


Monica M. from Aurora, IL

He has been great with my son who started off fighting me on even having a tutor. He has been patiently working with him to help him with English assignments and ACT prep, trying different methods until he finds one that will work to help him be the most successful. My son enjoys learning from him with a subject that he normally doesn't find easy. I would strongly recommend Rob


Karen F. from Naperville, IL

Mr. Robert helped my son with great patience and good skills. They were focusing on ACT practice and my son's research essay. Its the first time tutoring, so I won't say too much at this moment. I hope he could help my son improve his grade and gain more confidence and interest in reading and writing.


Sean Z. from Bolingbrook, IL

Bob has tutored my son several times in the past two months on Sophomore Honor English. He is a very experienced, knowledgeable, and very patient teacher. The My son score and school work start to improve noticeably. Bob is flexible to adapt what are needed steering my son in critical reading, annotation, writing, speaking skills. We will definitely continue to work with Bob for my son's English study.