Carefully selected, highly-credentialed Elementary Math tutors in Northbrook, IL
"I can tailor each tutoring experience to my students' needs and learning styles. I have worked with a variety of students and can apply what it takes to help them succeed. Students not only see me as their teacher and/or tutor, but a role model who cares about them.."
- Indiana University - BA, Biology and Secondary Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Physics, Biology, Algebra, Geometry, Chemistry, Elementary Math, Middle School Math
"I LOVE science, and its applications with math, and am very excited to be helping students in these fields! In my free time, I play in three softball leagues and love watching professional sports. I love running for exercise, and in 2011 ran an 8k, a 15k, 3 half marathons, and the Chicago Marathon. I look forward to meeting you!."
- The University of Vermont - BS, Biochemistry
- Northwestern University - MS, Secondary Education
Tutoring Subjects:Physiology, Geometry, Middle School Math, Statistics, Biology, Microbiology, Physics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Algebra, Elementary Math, Physical Chemistry
"I have lived in China for the past 6 years and am really excited to begin helping students speak and learn Mandarin--a language, culture and people group so very close to my heart! Learning a new language can open us up to more opportunities and new experiences we might otherwise think were impossible. Learning a new language, I find, brings people of different backgrounds, countries and cultures together and makes this world a little smaller :) I am really looking forward to the opportunity to work with you!."
- Illinois State University - BA, Community Health Education
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Mandarin Chinese
"I learned Spanish as a second language, and becoming fluent was one of the most exciting things I have ever done. Helping beginners to feel comfortable with the language is very rewarding. Last, I have worked with so many students who have great ideas, but struggle to write them down effectively in the ways that teachers, tests and colleges require. I love to help students represent themselves and their ideas well through essay-writing, and I focus especially on ACT, SAT and college applications.."
- Northwestern University - B.S., Human Development and Psychological Services, Spanish minor
Tutoring Subjects:Spanish, ACT Science, ACT Writing, Algebra, SAT, ACT Reading, ACT, Essay Editing, SAT Writing, ACT English, SAT Math, Middle School Math, Elementary Math, College Essays, ACT Math, SAT Verbal
"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. I truly believe that the best way to help students learn is to do what works best for them -- if a student is struggling with reading, I try to get to know the student to learn not only the academic troubles he or she is having but also his ...
- Illinois Wesleyan University - BA, English
Tutoring Subjects:Writing, Essay Editing, SAT Math, Spanish, ACT, ACT Reading, College Essays, PSAT, SAT, Elementary Math, ACT English, Reading, ACT Writing, SAT Writing, Phonics, ACT Math, ACT Science, Grammar and Mechanics, SAT Verbal
"But I think understanding and connecting ideas is more sustainable than "getting it right" one time. I think it’s important to empower students so they can become enthusiastic independent learners. What drives me? A curiosity for how people think."
- Grinnell College - BA, Biological Chemistry
Tutoring Subjects:Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, ACT English, Trigonometry, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Calculus, ACT Science, Elementary Math, ACT Writing, Middle School Math, ACT, Algebra, Biology
" Presently, I volunteer at a home for at-risk teens and help with interview skills, developing resumes, and filling out applications. Also, I substitute teach at a Catholic middle school in the West Suburbs. When tutoring, I believe it's important to stress understanding the concepts that can lead to true subject mastery. Often, these are touched upon in the classroom, where there simply isn't enough time to digest the ideas fully. Once understood, these concepts can save hours of effort when completing assignments and approaching future concepts." ...
- University of Notre Dame - BS, Civil Engineering
- Carnegie Mellon University - MS, Civil and Environmental Eng.
Tutoring Subjects:Algebra, Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Differential Equations, Statistics, Physics, GRE, Elementary Math
" 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:Grammar and Mechanics, ACT English, HSPT Prep, ISEE, ACT Writing, Essay Editing, Phonics, Elementary Math, Writing, SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, College Essays, ACT Reading, Reading
"During my time teaching I have worked with students with varying backgrounds and skill sets. This experience has helped me in tutoring career. I am able to focus on individual student needs and to adapt my style of teaching to best serve the student. My goal is to maintain a positive learning environment for every student I work with while assisting in the development of confidence in mathematics.."
- Roosevelt University - BS, Mathematics
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Trigonometry, Middle School Math, Algebra, Elementary Math, Geometry
" 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:Geometry, Algebra, Grammar and Mechanics, Middle School Math, Reading, Essay Editing, Elementary Math, Writing
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