Award-Winning English Tutors in Chicago, IL
Hayat "...I believe in a constructivist approach to learning, and will act as a guide for the student to learn, explore and wonder. Lecturing does not engage the student in learning, and will hinder their progress, so I make it a point to provide discussion-based instruction, where the student has an active role in his/her own learning. I have an eclectic taste in music, enjoy reading and swimming, and will never say no to a friendly board game or a game of touch football..."
Nikolaj "...Write a cover letter. Go to an interview. Several smaller, manageable tasks coalesce into the conquering of one larger task. I want to challenge students to find the value in everything, even if it's something they hate, because even those things have something to teach us..."
Jane "For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about literature and languages. With a background in creative writing, I am confident that I can help any student struggling to connect with the language arts. Additionally, I have extensive knowledge of the French language, having spent 6 years living in the Paris area..."
Annie "... I obtained a Master's in Medical Sciences this past year at Loyola University Chicago. And after all this hard work I was accepted to medical school! While I am able to tutor on a variety of subjects, I am most passionate about biology and application essay writing. I am an avid reader and love animals, particularly my rescue dog, Birdie..."
Hannah "...After graduating I worked for a year as an Americorps fellow for a program called AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, and I am currently working with young adults with Aspergers at a social service agency. I have extensive experience tutoring and mentoring children, teenagers, and young adults, including those with developmental and/or learning disabilities. These experiences have taught me to approach every new student as a unique individual with her or her own slew of strengths, limitations, and learning styles..."
Melissa "...Young Magnet School. I enjoy tutoring because I like helping students make sense of difficult topics. I also enjoy meeting new students, and forming a strong rapport. In order to create a successful tutoring session I believe the session must be student centered. During my student teaching experience at Whitney M..."
Emerson "...I believe that once a student understands something at the conceptual level, he or she will be much better prepared for the topic, not only in the specific test we are preparing for, but anywhere else it may come up. Memorizing words or equations might help somebody in the short term, but understanding why that word means what it means, or what an equation is actually depicting is worth the extra effort. Besides test-prep I think I can be a great help in writing and editing, as I have experience in everything from short, timed essays such as the SAT essay, to college essays, to research papers such as the IB Extended Essay..."
Sean "...I have been tutoring since I was in graduate school for students of all levels and academic abilities. My first academic love is Latin and the Classics- I really enjoy helping others develop their skills with the language and gain an appreciation for the culture and history of Rome. In my spare time I love to travel, especially to Italy and Greece, whenever I get the chance..."
Katie "I'm an undergraduate student at Indiana University. I'm studying Elementary Education and Special Education, so I have a strong passion for teaching and helping children in any way that I can. My favorite part of teaching is what I like to call "lightbulb moments", which are moments when a student finally understands something they've been struggling with, and it's as though a little lightbulb goes off in their minds..."
Thomas "I am a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus on Criminology and Law Studies and Spanish. While in college I completed a study abroad program in Guadalajara, Mexico where I was able to develop my Spanish skills..."