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Private Tutoring

The following linguistics graduate students and TESOL professionals offer their services as private, paid tutors independent of Northwestern University. Tutoring fees vary, but the range for one-to-one services is $25-$80 per hour. Individual tutors should be contacted directly, either by telephone or e-mail (below). Tutors normally respond within 3 business days. If you do not receive a response within that time, please contact and let us know so that we can help.

This information is provided for public convenience only. The decision to work with any 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. Please be aware that tutors do not 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.



Brian Hampson, MA
Brian has an MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has over 20 years of English-language instruction both in the United States and Japan. He has taught extensively in both a classroom setting as well as in one-on-one settings. His specialization includes spoken English, written English, grammar, test preparation, cultural knowledge, and Business English. He can teach in both English and Japanese.  Remote tutoring is also available.


Jenna Luque, PhD, CCC-SLP
Jenna holds a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders, her MA in Linguistics, and her Certification of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology. She has been working with English learners for over fifteen years, including Northwestern's English Language Programs. She is the founder of Dr. Luque English Communication, a company offering conversation, pronunciation, writing, and presentation services over the Internet, so learners have access to the ability to work on their English wherever they are. Jenna lives in Miami, FL, and she offers services via Zoom. 
email:;  web:


Victoria Reeves, BA, TESOL Certified
Victoria provides private tutoring for international Masters students enrolled in the Kellogg School of Management/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 Zoom. She has many local references.
e-mail:, phone: 206-617-5677, web:

Irene Sakk, MA, TEFL and TESOL Certified
Over 30 years of experience in teaching English to adult learners at all levels in the USA and abroad. Specialization: spoken communication, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Remote tutoring via Skype or Zoom.


Marina Y. Sokolova, PhD and CELTA Certified.
Marina has a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Processing, and CELTA certification (Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is currently a postdoctoral researcher working on a PhD in non-native language processing.  Marina has 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience in real-life and virtual classrooms. She teaches academic and spoken English and provides IELTS and TOEFL training.  Her conversation-based classes are focused on grammar, accent modification, and academic reading and writing.  Marina teaches online and package- and small-group discounts are available.
email:,  phone: 872-232-2567,  website: