Award-Winning English Tutors in Chicago, IL
Sarah "I am a licensed social worker, a former special education teacher, and a proud aunt to two wonderful nieces. As a teacher and tutor, I believe in setting clear expectations, finding new accommodations and modifications that help students achieve their full potential, and using students' individual strengths and passions to propel learning. I've worked with learners from ages 3 to 56 on subjects ranging from the beginning phonics to the 2014 GED."
Ally "...I am consistently displaying the highest level of personal and professional standards. I am passionate about being a life-long learner. My professional goal is to be the spark to light the fire of learning for others..."
Sherry "... Before journalism, I actually started out in engineering so I have a math and science background. My true passion is in communicating and writing however and I love to help others with it! In my meantime, I cook and bake a lot with my boyfriend. We own two Bengal cats, Evie and Niko, who are quite a handful! I also love playing tennis and piano (Rachmaninoff is my favorite)..."
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..."
Mimi "...I have spent my non-teaching career in corporate finance, development and internal consulting, but have a hard time imagining not teaching in some capacity, hence Varsity Tutors. I am very interested in languages ad abstract communication, which is why language arts and mathematics are by far my favorite subjects to talk about and teach. On the surface, languages and branches of math are very different, but they are both based in their internal logic and can both feel beautiful when you make a breakthrough, which is what I aim to share with students. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, yoga, cooking, eating and discussing ideas with friends..."
Jessica "Education is, and has always been my passion! Ever since I can remember, I have had a natural tendency and desire to share knowledge and teach others. I have over 15 years of teaching experience, and am most passionate about teaching Spanish, Math and English as a Second Language(ESL). I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at The Ohio University and my Master's Degree in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago..."
Ohio University-Main Campus - Bachelors, Psychology, Spanish
University of Illinois at Chicago - Masters, Public Health, Community Health Sciences
Ellie "...This experience inspires my desire to educate young students; to provide them the tools to be leaders, whether that be in the classroom, on the playing field, or in their community. My time as a youth soccer coach and tutor of my little brother and his friends has further bolstered my love of teaching. Given my extensive experience and longtime passion for math and applied math subjects, I feel I can best help students seeking help in these areas, though I have experience in a broad range of subjects..."
Mengyi "...I also have experience tutoring graduate students with ESL. I love getting to know my students and understanding how they study best. I tailor my teaching style and methods to each individual, and sometimes I find that the most effective way to learning is to have the student teach it back to me..."
Princeton - BA, International Relations
Richard "...I have lectured to undergraduate students at Northwestern University in cell biology, and have taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in both a classroom setting and one-on-one. I have a very diverse background of knowledge and have worked in a variety of settings, both academic and in industry, and can meet any of your tutoring needs. I am a very patient person with excellent communication and listening skills who will take the time to get to know each of my tutees..."
Anne "... This involved reading the assigned topics along with the students, helping them form their thesis statements, and then assisting them in writing a high quality essay. Many of my students used their work as part of the entrance requirements to colleges and universities in the United States. Deciphering grammar in both English and Spanish is not always easy..."