Carefully selected, highly-credentialed Elementary Math tutors in Downers Grove, IL
"I've done a lot of work with bilingual (native Spanish-speaking)students. For the past 3 years, I've worked in the educational publishing industry -- in other words, I write text books. This has given me great experience seeing what goes into testing students; I know what they should know at various grade levels, I'm familiar with LOTS of pedagogical techniques (and have seen what works and what doesn't), and I've had a lot of experience "leveling" text and lessongs. That means that I know how to adapt a student's in-school curriculum to match their particular ability level and learning styles." ...
- Illinois Wesleyan University - BA, English
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Verbal, SAT, SAT Writing, SAT Math, Essay Editing, ACT Math, PSAT, ACT English, Reading, ACT Science, Spanish, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT Writing, Phonics, College Essays, ACT, ACT Reading, Elementary Math, Writing
"The truth is, they have the ability, they're just missing knowledge of certain basic fundamentals. It takes the personal attention of a tutor to find out what that missing knowledge is, and with guided practice, my students have gone on to solve problems they never thought they could, and achieve better grades on their exams. I possess a flexible schedule, and no matter what your school level, I gladly provide my services with good humor, patience, and respect. I look forward to working with you!."
- Washington University in St. Louis - BA, Anthropology
- City University of New York - Hunter College - MA, Psychology
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Trigonometry, Algebra, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Middle School Math, Geometry
" I continued at college by volunteering during homework time at a local homeless shelter and working at the college writing center. After graduation, as jobs and family commitments allowed, I continued to volunteer, again at a homeless shelter through a Chicago Public School program. Currently, I work with the wonderful children Varsity finds for me, devoting my energy and imagination to making their learning as productive as possible.."
- University of Illinois - Chicago - BA, History
- DePaul University - MA, Media and Cinema Studies
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Writing, Reading, SAT Verbal, College Essays, ACT Reading, HSPT Prep, Writing, Essay Editing, ACT English, Grammar and Mechanics, Elementary Math, ISEE, SAT Writing, Phonics
"Since making this decision I have had experience with students of all ages. I taught weekly lessons to 2nd and 4th graders during the first year of my program at Vanderbilt and then student taught in a fifth grade and a kindergarten. Although I enjoy teaching in all subjects, my favorites are language arts/reading, Spanish, and science. I also provide ACT tutoring."
- Northwestern University - BA, Psychology with a minor in Spanish
- Vanderbilt University - M.Ed, Elementary Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Spanish, Elementary Math, ACT, Phonics, Writing, ACT Writing, ACT Math, Reading, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT English, Essay Editing, ACT Science, Middle School Math, ACT Reading
"I have tutored fourth- and fifth-graders in math and peer-edited countless peers' college essays; I have directed youth sports camps and provided support to severely emotionally disturbed high-schoolers. It may sound trite, but I deeply enjoy the intellectual and interpersonal challenge of the teaching experience. While I expect hard work from a student, I am patient above all and listen before I lecture. I specialize in teaching standardized tests (ACT and SAT I and Subject Tests), math and statistics, writing, French, and economics." ...
- Pomona College - BA, Economics
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Math, Middle School Math, Elementary Math, ACT English, ACT Science, Algebra, Grammar and Mechanics, History, ACT Reading, Writing, Geometry, Physics, French, ACT Math, Pre-Calculus, SAT Writing, ACT, Essay Editing, SAT, Reading, ACT Writing, Calculus, SAT Verbal, Economics, PSAT, Trigonometry, College Essays
"As my skills progressed, I trained coworkers in animal nursing. Coworkers praised my patience and knowledge and recommended my teaching skills. While working as veterinary technician, I volunteered at a local private school assisting teachers in the preschool and elementary settings. My passion for mentoring students grew, and I found myself changing careers and now supervise students in the After School Care program. As supervisor, I assist students in their homework as well as help my own kids with theirs."
- Lake Land College - AS, Biological Sciences
- Southern Illinois University - BS, Zoology
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Phonics, Anatomy, Middle School Math, Reading
" Second, I don't give up easily. If one way of explaining something doesn't work, I'll try a second. And a third, and a fourth, and a fifth. I will try as many different methods as it takes for something to "click"."
- University of Chicago - BA, Philosophy
Tutoring Subjects:Reading, Elementary Math, GRE, Phonics, Writing
" I possess superb communication skills and am especially easy to get along with. Your needs as a client are most important to me, and the desire and need to uncover such needs is paramount and priority one with any of my clients. English and writing are often considered to be some of the most difficult subject areas to tackle, but I am here to assure you that it is quite the opposite. These subjects can easily be learned with assistance from the right tutor."
- Columbia College in Chicago - Bachelors of Arts, Journalism
- John Marshall Law School - Juris Doctor, Criminal Law
Tutoring Subjects:History, Phonics, Reading, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, Essay Editing, Elementary Math, Middle School Math
"I graduated from the University of Rochester, where I studied Public Health, Spanish, and Math. I tutor multiple levels of math, ACT and SAT prep in Math and English, and Spanish. My philosophy as a tutor is that students know more than they think they do. I like to guide my students through solving problems by using their prior knowledge and experience, and asking questions so that they can participate as much as I do."
- University of Rochester - Bachelor of Arts, Public Health
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Middle School Math, ACT Math, SAT, Trigonometry, SAT Verbal, Reading, SAT Writing, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, ACT, ACT Reading, ACT English, ACT Science, Algebra, SAT Math, ACT Writing, Spanish, Grammar and Mechanics
"I am a college graduate from Loyola University in Chicago with a BS degree in Physics. I will pursue a PhD in Chemistry. I am a very logical and rational person, and I believe that is reflected in how I teach my students. I do my best to have students understand concepts rather than just memorizing them."
- Loyola University Chicago - BS, Physics
Tutoring Subjects:Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Middle School Math, ACT English, Geometry, Physics, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Elementary Math, ACT Writing, ACT, Trigonometry, ACT Math, Chemistry, Algebra
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