Carefully selected, highly-credentialed HSPT Prep tutors in Hyde Park, IL
"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:Economics, SAT, College Essays, ISEE, LSAT, Middle School Math, SAT Math, Algebra, Writing, History, Reading, SAT Writing, GRE, HSPT Prep, ACT Writing, SAT Verbal, ACT English, Grammar and Mechanics, Elementary Math, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Essay Editing, PSAT, ACT, ACT Science
"I've had a passion for history and politics since my eighth grade social studies class, where we learned modern American history while also monitoring the presidential election and preparing for our U.S. and Illinois Constitution tests. My teacher instilled in me the firm belief that the past shapes the present, and that those who understand history have the power to shape the future. Literature has always been a close second-favorite; I'm an avid reader of fiction both classic and contemporary, and I hope to someday publish a novel of my own." ...
- Dominican University - BA, U.S. History
- Dominican University - MaT, Type 09 Secondary Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Verbal, ACT Writing, SAT Math, ACT Science, SAT Writing, Phonics, College Essays, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT Reading, ACT English, HSPT Prep, Reading, ACT, History, SAT, ACT Math, Writing, Essay Editing
" 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:Elementary Math, Algebra, Algebra, HSPT Prep, Geometry, Phonics, Reading, Writing, Middle School Math
"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:HSPT Prep, ACT English, ACT Math, Elementary Math, Phonics, ACT Writing, Middle School Math, ACT Reading, German, Spanish, ACT, ACT Science
" 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:Elementary Math, Trigonometry, ISEE, SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, Middle School Math, SAT Math, Physics, ACT Math, Differential Equations, ACT Reading, ACT Writing, ACT Science, SAT, ACT, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, ACT English, Calculus, HSPT Prep
"I was a tutor at the Lawrence University Center for Teaching and Learning for four years, and have found my students are most successful when they have fun with their lessons. I am always exploring new ways to make tutoring sessions fun and easy to understand! I am known to bring rubberbands, corn kernels, and LOTS of scratch paper to my sessions. I am a Spanish speaker and spent six months studying in Argentina where I learned to dance tango and practiced daily yoga in Spanish and English. I recently traveled to China for a college course studying sustainable water management strategies. I love to travel! I also love to write and tend to excel ...
- Lawrence University - BA, Economics
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, SSAT, Spanish, Economics, College Essays, ISEE, ACT, ACT Writing, HSPT Prep, Essay Editing, ACT English, ACT Science, Writing, ACT Reading, ACT Math
"I have tutored for many years and I have found that students may learn in different ways and all can excel at math. I like to present material in an engaging and relevant manner so that we can all learn and achieve success. One-on-one tutoring is an effective technique for explaining and modeling math and I enjoy seeing students attitudes toward school brighten when they see immediate progress in their work. ."
- Drake University - B.S., Education, History
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Science, Geometry, ACT Math, Algebra, ACT Reading, ACT Writing, ACT, ACT English, SSAT, HSPT Prep, 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:Grammar and Mechanics, Phonics, SAT Math, College Essays, ACT Reading, Spanish, Essay Editing, Pre-Calculus, History, ACT English, Reading, HSPT Prep, ISEE, Biology, SAT Writing, ACT Writing, ACT, ACT Math, SSAT, PSAT, Writing, SAT, ACT Science, SAT Verbal, Algebra
"I decided to do the very best for myself by attending one of the nation's top schools for teacher preparation, Michigan State University. Through my schooling, I have learned an incredible amount regarding children, the way they learn, different methods for teaching, and strategies for helping young ones achieve. Outside of the college classroom, I have learned even more about how to work with children by getting to know students one on one. I believe that by relating to my students, I learn more about how they process information best, and in return I am able to come up with creative and innovative ways to help them achieve and succeed. I am ...
- Michigan State University - BS, Elementary Education
Tutoring Subjects:Middle School Math, Phonics, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, College Essays, Reading, Writing, Elementary Math, HSPT Prep
" 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:College Essays, ACT English, ACT Reading, Phonics, SAT Writing, ACT Writing, HSPT Prep, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, Elementary Math, SAT Verbal, Reading, ISEE, Essay Editing
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