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I'm a 42-year old teacher of ESL on the Northside of Chicago. I service the local Asian immigration population there. I've found it an incredibly rewarding experience. Prior to that, I worked for many years at University of Chicago, managing major grants and academic programs. I also did several years of doctoral work at the University of Chicago, studying religion from a social sciences perspective. My focus was on popular religiosity in Brazil.

Profile Summary:
Proofreading and copy editing Chicago, IL
ESL Tutor Chicago, IL
High School Tutor Chicago, IL
Portuguese to English Translator Chicago, IL
More About Me
Portuguese language and music, cooking and baking, Indian food, independent film, all kinds of sports (minus NASCAR)
Work Experience:
BA double major English Literature and Religious Studies, University of Rochester, NY; MA History of Religions, University of Chicago
Organizations / Affilations:
Southeast Asia Center, Chicago, IL
Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago
University of Chicago Alumni Group
Phi Beta Kappa Society
Kelly Gallagher is located in Chicago, IL and has the following skills: Proofreading and copy editing, ESL Tutor, High School Tutor, Portuguese to English Translator
Language / Translation, Education
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My Skills

Proofreading and copy editing

Category: Education
A second-pair of eyes can be invaluable in all types of writing. My specialties are college-level writing as well as ESL writing support. I do online copy editing and proofreading for clients in the Chicago area who prefer this convenience. I also offer one-on-one tutoring for students whose goal is to develop better writing techniques (northside of Chicago).

Send a sample of your document and I will provide an estimate. Rates are very reasonable: charged on an hourly basis, dependent upon the complexity of the work, and turn-around time needed.

I look forward to working with you!

Relevant Education / Credentials
I have an M.A. from the University of Chicago and years of experience in all levels of academic writing. My B.A. degree is in English Literature and my graduate work was in multidisciplinary studies in the social sciences. I also have extensive experience in grant writing to major, international funding agencies.
Years Experience: 17

ESL Tutor

Category: Education
I have several years experience in one-on-one teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL). Whether you have recently arrived in the United States, or you have lived here for a number of years in a community where English is not the first spoken language, I can improve your skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. I have experience with beginners who have been in the US for as little as one month to advanced students needing help with college-level writing. I work in individual sessions, preferably on the north side of Chicago.

For an estimate, please reply indicating your native language, your current level of experience with English and your language goals. We can then hold an introductory meeting (at no charge) to better evaluate your needs. I look forward to working with you.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Three years teaching Asian immigrants in the Chicago area
Years Experience: 3

High School Tutor

Category: Education
I offer support in one-on-one sessions with high school students who need improvement in English or Biology.

Services provided in the areas of composition, grammar, and reading comprehension.
Biology sessions aim to give the student clarity in the concepts of the biological sciences using the student’s own texts. This results in easier retention of the many facts that must be incorporated for success in science courses.

Services provided on the north side of Chicago. I arrange hourly rates on an individual basis after an introductory evaluation (at no charge).

I prefer to hold meetings in a local café or library. Cash payments only, upon receipt of services.

Please contact me for an estimate and a questionnaire designed to target your student’s needs.

I look forward to working with you!
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have a BA degree in English Literature, several years of experience working with non-native speakers of English, and experience with dyslexic students.
Years Experience: 6

Portuguese to English Translator

Category: Language / Translation
My focus is in translations of academic writing. In the past, I have provided translations of academic articles and lectures to visiting Fulbright faculty from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. I have also translated and produced a voice-over video recording for that academic institution. I am fluent in written and spoken Brazilian Portuguese. Rates are determined per standard page (double-spaced text, 1” margins) and the complexity of your text. I work with clients in Chicago on a cash basis.

Send a sample of your document and I will provide an estimate. Rates are very reasonable. I look forward to working with you!

Relevant Education / Credentials
4 years training in Brazilian Portuguese at University of Chicago. Several academic translation projects for Brazilian faculty
Years Experience: 10