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The following linguistics graduate students and TESOL professionals offer their services as private paid tutors independent of Northwestern University and its Linguistics Department. This information is provided for public convenience. The decision to use any particular private tutor, including any individual listed below, rests solely with the hiring party. Northwestern University does not warrant, endorse, or guarantee the quality, appropriateness, or any other aspect of any service provided by a private tutor.

Tutoring fees vary, but the range for one-on-one services is generally $25-$60 per hour.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment, please contact one of the tutors listed below directly. Tutors may be contacted either by telephone or e-mail, see specific listings for details. Please be aware that none of our tutors accept wire transfers as a method of payment, or payment in the form of a personal check in an amount that exceeds the cost of services.

Tutors should normally be able to respond within 3 business days. If you do not receive a response within that time, please contact our staff at elp@northwestern.edu and let us know which tutor you are trying to contact so that we can help.

Jennifer A. Alexander, PhD
Jen received her PhD in Linguistics from Northwestern in 2010 after earning BAs in English and Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Jen has nearly a decade of ESL teaching and tutoring experience. She has taught multiple NU ESL courses, and has tutored many students, on English pronunciation; communication, culture, and conversation; academic and business writing/editing/proofreading; English proficiency exams; and academic presentations. Student- and small-group discounts available; references from previous clients also available on request.
e-mail: jenalex@gmail.com

Anne Delaney, MA
Anne has an MA TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has over 15 years of experience in English language teaching and coaching, and taught for many years at UCSD in San Diego, CA. The founder of Excelsior English, she customizes classes and tutoring for each student and client, and helps to create more confidence, clarity and success for students and employees in their professional, academic and personal lives. She provides in-person, office, classroom, Skype, and web training. Areas of expertise: Pronunciation & Fluency, Accent Modification, Business English, Effective Writing Skills, Conversation.
e-mail: anne.delaney@gmail.com, phone: 858-699-0389, website: www.excelsiorenglish.com

Steve Fix, PhD
Steve received his PhD in Linguistics from Northwestern after earning a BA at the University of Chicago. While at Northwestern, he taught several ESL courses, including those focusing on pronunciation, basic communication and conversational skills, and academic writing/editing and presentation. He also served as Northwestern's ESL Tutor, assisting students with both academic presentation skills and everyday communication.
e-mail: fixsteve@gmail.com

Jennifer Kerrigan, MA
Jennifer received her MA TESL from Northeastern Illinois University and has enjoyed teaching ESL to international students for 8+ years. She has specialized in preparing students for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs in the US. Jennifer assists students with academic writing, pronunciation, and presentation skills to help ensure their academic success. Additionally, Jennifer has worked with immigrant students in building communicative competence, specifically for the workplace. Currently, Jennifer combines her TESL expertise with her background in K-12 education to prepare K-12 teachers in obtaining ESL endorsement in the state of Illinois.
e-mail: jenniferkerrigan41@gmail.com

Jenna Luque, MA, CCC-SLP
Jenna has an MA in both Linguistics and Speech-Language Pathology; she is currently pursuing a PhD at University of South Florida. She has been working with English learners for over seven years, including Northwestern's English Language Programs. She is the founder of Native Advantage, a company offering conversation, pronunciation, writing, and presentation services over the internet, so learners have access to native English speakers no matter where in the world they live.
e-mail: CustomerService@nativeadvantage.us; web: www.nativeadvantage.us

Victoria Reeves, BA, TESOL Certified
Victoria provides private tutoring for international MA students enrolled in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. Victoria has a BA in English Composition from Beloit College, and a TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) Certification from the English Language Center in London. She has taught all aspects of English as a Second Language (Levels 1-8, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Idiomatic English, Accent Reduction/Pronunciation) for over 20 years in the USA and Japan. Her other specializations include Academic Writing (Essays, Research Papers, Dissertations, Statements of Purpose, Fellowship Essays), Business Writing (Resumes, LinkedIn Summaries, Web Content, Branding) as well as both Academic and Career Coaching for clients from the USA and abroad. Victoria works with clients in Evanston or remotely using GoogleDocs and Skype. She has many local references.
e-mail: WordsmithVictoria@gmail.com, phone: 206-617-5677, web: www.prosperitycareercoaching.com

Irene Sakk, MA, TEFL and TESOL Certified
Over 25 years of experience in teaching English to adult learners at all levels in the USA and abroad. Specialization: conversational and survival English, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Remote tutoring via Skype.
e-mail: i-sakk@northwestern.edu

Carol Yoken, PhD
Carol has a Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Texas at Austin) and a graduate-level TESOL certificate (University of Cincinnati). She has 15+ years helping international students achieve their goals. She has been a writer/editor, professor, counselor, and university administrator. She has a wide range of publications and has assisted many students and professionals produce very polished documents and presentations. She loves editing all kinds of written material, coaching students for presentations and interviews, and tutoring for academic writing. In addition to private work with international students and scholars, she teaches English to immigrants part time in a community center.
e-mail: carolyoken@gmail.com, phone: 773-633-4748