Carefully selected, highly-credentialed HSPT Prep tutors in Evanston
" The majority of my teaching and tutoring has been done with students in grades five through eight, which are some of my favorites. I also have a masters degree in gifted education, which taught me to strengthen higher levels of thinking and learning with students. I incorporate inferential thinking and logic into all of my tutoring sessions in order to give my students practice with skills that they will need throughout their lives. I also have an arsenal of test-taking tips and tricks that students can use to excel on standardized tests. Test-taking is generally not an inborn talent; it is a skill that must be learned." ...
- University of New Orleans - BA, Elementary Education
- Northeastern Illinois University - MA, Gifted Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Phonics, Elementary Math, HSPT Prep, Middle School Math, Geometry, Reading, Writing, Algebra, Algebra
"I'm also certified fluent in both French and Spanish and spent last semester in Paris, France. I'm a fun, engaging teacher with a dynamic personal energy, and one of my greatest strengths is generating enthusiasm in even the most reluctant students. I don't see why grammar lessons can't be games and punctuation worksheets can't make you laugh! I understand how discouraging it can be to struggle with reading or writing at any age, and my personal objective is to give students the tools they need to feel confident and proud of their work. In my spare time, I love reading, running, and spending time with my family.." ...
- Loyola University Chicago - Double BA, Journalism & English
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, SSAT, College Essays, Essay Editing, Reading, HSPT Prep, French, Writing, Phonics
" Prior to teaching, I worked as a full time nanny during the week and a tutor on the weekends. I currently teach second grade in Chicago but have experience with students in kindergarten through 8th grade. I like to keep my classroom, as well as my tutoring sessions, student centered. I feel this approach allows the student to learn information at their own pace and in their own learning style making it "stick" with them beyond each session."
- University of Iowa - BA, Elementary Education
- Concordia University - MA, Reading Specialist
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, Elementary Math, Phonics, HSPT Prep, Writing, Reading
" 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 English, Elementary Math, ISEE, Writing, College Essays, HSPT Prep, Phonics, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading, SAT Verbal, ACT Writing, ACT Reading, Essay Editing, SAT Writing
"I earned a Master’s of Science in Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Environmental Education, and I am currently working as the Education Coordinator for a non-profit organization. There I develop curriculum and provide professional development to educators. I very much enjoy my tutoring positions and have found them to be rewarding, both for me and for my students. The majority of my clients come to me for ACT test prep, but I have tutored many other subjects, ranging from elementary language arts and SSAT/ISEE prep to Algebra II/Trigonometry and college writing. My goal is to teach my students the strategies, ...
- Illinois State University - B.S. Ed, Special Education
- Northern Illinois University - M.S.Ed, Curriculum & Instruction
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:ACT, ACT Science, ACT Math, SSAT, SAT Math, SAT Verbal, Biology, ACT Writing, SAT Writing, SAT, Spanish, ACT Reading, College Essays, Pre-Calculus, Phonics, HSPT Prep, ACT English, Algebra, Writing, Essay Editing, ISEE, Grammar and Mechanics, History, Reading, PSAT
" In addition, I also taught courses in GRE, GMAT, SAT, and ACT preparation in addition to training new instructors as the co-lead teacher of the Kaplan center in Highland Park Illinois. In 2006 I was one of approximately 150 in the inaugural class of Chicago Teaching Fellows, a cohort of individuals who sought accelerated alternative teaching certification through a joint program between Chicago Public Schools and National Louis University. After an intensive summer workshop, I taught high school mathematics full time for two years at Chicago Discovery Academy, my courseload included Honors Algebra I and Honors Geometry, AP ...
- University of Kansas - BA, Mathematics
- University of Kansas - BA, Political Science
- Harvard Law School - JD, Law
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Science, ISEE, GRE, GMAT, Calculus, HSPT Prep, Algebra, Trigonometry, ACT Reading, Algebra, ACT, ACT Writing, SAT Math, ACT Math, LSAT, SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, SAT, ACT English
"If working for test prep, I would like to work with the student in his or her own test prep book (I will have the same myself) working through specific strategies for each question. My past tutoring and teaching experiences include working with individual college students on English essay writing, Intro Micro- and Macroeconomics, and 4th-5th grade creative writing. I am now working full-time as a tutor/behavior coach with an 8th grade English class on the south side of Chicago. My main interests are English composition and English language/literature. Additionally, I very much enjoy working with students on introductory Economics ...
- Indiana University - BA, English; Speechwriting
- University of Cambridge - MPhil, English
- University of Chicago Law School - JD, Law
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Reading, LSAT, SAT, ISEE, Algebra, ACT Science, Reading, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT Math, HSPT Prep, Elementary Math, PSAT, SAT Writing, History, GRE, SAT Verbal, ACT, ACT English, ACT Writing, Economics, College Essays, SAT Math, Middle School Math, Essay Editing, Writing
" I look at education as a series of building blocks, or skill sets. I believe in repetition and mastering of skill sets before proceeding to the next levels. It is important to learn and know the basics because they provide the foundation for further learning. I am an avid reader and I believe that the more an individual reads, the better they will become at reading, writing and comprehending, not to mention building a better vocabulary and understanding of English and Language Arts."
- Harrington College of Design - BA, Interior Design
- Indiana University Northwest - MA, Secondary English Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:SSAT, Grammar and Mechanics, ISEE, Writing, Phonics, Reading, Essay Editing, College Essays, HSPT Prep
" There I studied Physics with a specialization in Astrophysics. I was very involved in the student physics organizations, published several papers about gamma rays, and traveled to South America to work on experiments. I then went to graduate school at Northwestern University, where I received my Master's Degree in Learning Sciences (which is like a degree in Education with an emphasis on public policy.) I focused mostly on better teaching practices outside the classroom, utilizing technology to teach, and getting girls interested in math and science. I have an informal, friendly teaching style. I like to show students that they CAN ...
- University of Chicago - BA, Physics
- Northwestern University - MA, Learning Sciences
Tutoring Subjects:ACT English, Middle School Math, ACT Math, Algebra, Calculus, Physics, Trigonometry, SAT Math, ACT Reading, SAT, ISEE, ACT Science, SAT Writing, Differential Equations, SAT Verbal, Elementary Math, Pre-Calculus, HSPT Prep, ACT, ACT Writing
"At the same time I think it is important to know and incorporate a student's individual style of learning. I've lived in Austria and Spain for four years where I taught English in a local school and language academy. Mainly I worked with high school students and adults, but outside of schools I have worked with children of all ages. My main tutoring subjects, in addition to being my biggest interests, are German, Spanish, History, Geography, and Earth Sciences and I'm always excited to help others learn about them."
- University of Illinois-Urbana - BA, Germanic Languages and Literature
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, ACT Math, Middle School Math, Phonics, ACT Science, ACT Reading, HSPT Prep, German, ACT, ACT Writing, ACT English, Spanish
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