Award-Winning English Tutors in Chicago, IL
Kim "...I have a Master's degree from Concordia University in Curriculum and Instruction and have completed classes toward a certification in special education. My passion is Mathematics. I believe instilling confidence in my students is the key to their success and I believe all students are capable of reaching their goals..."
Millikin University - BA, Elementary Education
Concordia University - MA, Curriculum and Instruction
State Certified Teacher
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..."
Isabel "My positive and humor-based teaching style lends itself to building confidence in my clients. When my students to feel good about themselves and the subject, that is when I can really push them. As a tutor, I like to establish specific and high expectations from the get-go, stay organized and over-prepared for each session, and design my instruction to support the learning style of each individual student..."
Northwestern University - Bachelors, Theatre and Psychology
Mercedes "...for almost ten years now), I double-majored in English and in Hispanic Studies so that I could read and study Literature in both languages and from many different periods and countries. I also recently earned my M.A. degree focused on Modernist Literature from the University of Chicago..."
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..."
Minu "...I have lived in 7 different cities in 18 years and love to go on road trips! I love dark chocolate and Thai food anytime, any day. My favorite subject to teach is Math, because I like to work with numbers! I strongly believe in incentives. I believe that setting small treats for each goal you reach will motivate you to do better, as long as you set your mind to it..."
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..."
Lisa "...While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about Biology and Writing. Also, I have helped prepare many students for standardized exams such as the PSAT, SAT and ACT, and enjoy making the best of the experience. I was a National Merit Finalist for the PSAT. I am a firm proponent of peer-to-peer learning and the importance of a strong education..."
Brandon "I'm a 4th year at the University of Chicago, and I love teaching. I'm elated to help others learn and gain confidence in subjects that may not be their strong suit today. Also, I want to give students the tools to succeed in subjects outside of what we directly cover..."
University of Chicago - Bachelors, Public Policy, Psychology
Rachel "I am a 2011 graduate of Goshen College--a liberal arts college in northern Indiana--where I studied English and Secondary Education. Since graduation, I have taught high school English, taught 5th and 6th grade Art, tutored elementary and middle school students, worked and taught at an orphanage in Cambodia, and am currently working in a 5th grade classroom. While I tutor a wide-range of subjects, I most enjoy teaching English, Literature, Math, and Art. When I am not teaching or tutoring, I enjoy playing tennis and volleyball, doing art projects, reading, writing, and exploring the great city of Chicago.."