Carefully selected, highly-credentialed Algebra tutors in Downers Grove, IL
" My specialities are writing and SAT prep, although I enjoy working with students on a variety of different subjects, including math. I worked for three years at the Princeton Writing Center, helping students with brainstorming, organization, structure, and revision in academic writing. I also worked on SAT prep and college applications with high school students for Let's Get Ready, a nonprofit organization. I am excited to meet new students in Chicago! I excel at listening to student's needs and creatively finding a plan to meet them.." ...
- Princeton University - AB, Public and International Affairs
- Yale University - MA, European and Russian Studies
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, SAT Math, GRE, Writing, Elementary Math, Essay Editing, PSAT, Algebra, SAT Writing, SAT, SAT Verbal
"With a small group, I am able to encourage the students to not only find the answers themselves, but also allow some students to help others. In addition to strengthening their grasp on the material, it also creates connections for personal study groups. In terms of mathematical interests, I'm personally most interested in upper level algebra and number theory, but I enjoy tutoring all areas of mathematics. I'm an avid lover of board and card games, especially the mathematical strategies behind them. Recently, I've also begun exploring computer science and programming with Python, making my own small video games.." ...
- Hillsdale College - BS, Mathematics
- Loyola University Chicago - MS, Mathematics
Tutoring Subjects:Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Physics, Trigonometry, Algebra, Calculus
"Problems like science anxiety and "bad teacher syndrome" are my specialty. I can also help good students become great students and get into top tier universities. I have found that what I truly love is helping others to succeed in any way that I can. I believe that anyone can understand science if it is explained in a way that is meaningful. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife, playing with my dogs and working on old cars and Harleys.."
- University of Iowa - BA, Biochemistry
- Midwestern University CCP - PharmD, Pharmacy
Tutoring Subjects:Chemistry, Anatomy, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Algebra, Physics, Physiology
"Before becoming a lawyer I aspired to be an elementary school teacher and do have a teaching background. I minored in elementary education in college, student taught during my last semester, and also worked as a teacher's aide for our local Special School District. While most of my experience has been with elementary aged children, I am comfortable working with folks of all ages, including college and graduate students. I have tackled all sorts of problems in the legal field and hope to use the experience I gained while practicing to assist anyone who may need something to complement their current educational curriculum." ...
- Grinnell College - BA, Psychology/Education
- University of Missouri - JD, Law
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Writing, Reading, Algebra, Middle School Math
" As a result of such diverse opportunities, I’ve gained the patience, creativity, and experience needed to be a successful tutor in almost any subject. In addition, my college courses have provided me a breadth of knowledge applicable across all academic areas, as well as an understanding of how different individuals learn. I can relate to the challenges students face when approaching standardized tests, given that I’ve taken both the ACT and GRE within the last four years, and took 11 AP courses throughout high school. I chose to work with Varsity Tutors in particular because I believe that their unique focus on individualized, one on ...
- University of Notre Dame - BA, Psychology and English, with a minor in the Arts and Letters Honors Program
- Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine - PhD, Clinical Psychology
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Writing, ACT Science, ACT, Essay Editing, ACT Reading, GRE, ACT English, Algebra, Middle School Math, Reading, Phonics, ACT Math
" That means I know calculus inside and out, and I especially what it means in real world terms. Additionally, I've worked with students from high school through college on calculus, physics, and introductory economics, and have developed an appreciation for different styles of learning. Math is the language the universe speaks, and I'm very excited to learn about that as a physicist. As a tutor, I hope I can share some of that enthusiasm with you.."
- Colgate University - BA, Physics
Tutoring Subjects:Geometry, Economics, Physics, Calculus, Algebra
"As I currently work part-time performing research for environmental consultants, I use the rest of my time teaching in order to continue following my passion. My specialties are ACT, GRE, and physics. I also love travel, fitness, music shows and psychology!."
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- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - B.S., Civil Engineering
Tutoring Subjects:Physics, French, GRE, ACT Reading, Trigonometry, Calculus, College Essays, ACT English, Chemistry, Algebra, ACT Writing, Differential Equations, ACT Science, ACT Math, ACT
" For the past two years I taught mathematics at the middle and high school level as a Teach For America corp member in the Dallas Independent School District. I know that the confidence that a student receives when they finally understand a concept that has alluded them is powerful enough to positively impact them in all arenas of their life, not just in school. Confidence in your own ability is a powerful thing! I am excited to be part of the Varsity Tutors program and to continue teaching and inspiring through education!."
- University of Kansas - BA, Psychology
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Middle School Math, Algebra, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading, Writing, Geometry, Essay Editing, Elementary Math
" When I teach a math problem, I try to make sure my students understand not only how to solve the problem, but also how to explain the principles and the logic behind the solution. That way they can safely and confidently approach novel problems on their own. Finally, I believe it is important to make learning as fun and as interactive as possible. My goal is to get my students to enjoy math as much as I do."
- Washington University in St. Louis - BA, Philosophy
- Stony Brook University - M.A., Philosophy
Tutoring Subjects:Geometry, Middle School Math, Statistics, Algebra, SAT Writing, SAT Math, Grammar and Mechanics, GRE, SAT, Calculus, SAT Verbal, Pre-Calculus, Essay Editing, Writing
" I have tutored students ranging from middle school to college. Most of my students show dramatic improvements in their grades and test scores after receiving my help. I like to tailor my teaching style to the individual student because I know that everyone has a different learning personality. I get to know my students, discover the reasons they struggle."
- University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign - BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Writing, ACT Reading, ACT English, Algebra, HSPT Prep, Biology, ACT Science, Geometry, Chemistry, Writing, ACT Math, ACT
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