Carefully selected, highly-credentialed HSPT Prep tutors in Lake Forest, IL
"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:HSPT Prep, ACT Math, ACT Writing, Writing, ACT English, Algebra, ACT Reading, ACT, Geometry, ACT Science, SSAT
"I teach time management techniques and tricks in addition to the actual material on the test. I go over the types of questions that are most likely to show up on the test, and make sure that students are completely comfortable with them. I customize my tutoring plan to each student's strengths and weaknesses, and hopefully by the time we are done the student will have no weaknesses! ."
- Northern Illinois University - BS, History
Tutoring Subjects:PSAT, ACT Math, ACT, History, ACT Reading, SAT Verbal, SAT Math, ACT English, ACT Science, HSPT Prep, SAT
" 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. I like to make my tutoring sessions fun and applicable to my students' everyday lives.."
- University of Iowa - BA, Elementary Education
- Concordia University - MA, Reading Specialist
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, HSPT Prep, Reading, Phonics
" 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. Working with a tutor is a great way to learn how!."
- University of New Orleans - BA, Elementary Education
- Northeastern Illinois University - MA, Gifted Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Geometry, Phonics, Writing, Reading, Algebra, HSPT Prep, Middle School Math, Elementary Math, Algebra
"My success has in every case been due to my patience, my ability to adapt to student needs, and my ability to break down complex ideas into simple, digestible components. I've found that I especially enjoy helping students prepare for the ACT, but I love teaching math, physics, and the humanities, as well. Besides tutoring and studying, I enjoy backpacking and kayaking, playing guitar, exploring Chicago with friends, and watching the Bulls.."
- Wheaton College - BA, Philosophy
- University of Chicago - MA, Philosophy
Tutoring Subjects:Algebra, ISEE, Pre-Calculus, ACT Writing, History, ACT Science, Essay Editing, ACT Reading, ACT Math, Chemistry, HSPT Prep, Writing, Trigonometry, Physics, ACT, Geometry, College Essays, ACT English, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading
"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. Outside of education, I'm an amateur actor and guitarist/vocalist, and I maintain a close relationship with my alma mater's theater program. While I enjoy traveling (my passport has stamps from the UK and France, and needs more), I love Chicago, and teaching and performing help keep my head up when the White Sox inevitably break my ...
- Dominican University - BA, U.S. History
- Dominican University - MaT, Type 09 Secondary Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Writing, Writing, ACT Math, SAT Math, HSPT Prep, ACT English, History, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT Science, Reading, SAT Verbal, Essay Editing, Phonics, SAT, ACT Writing, ACT, ACT Reading, College Essays
"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 with pen and paper, or--more realistically--with a laptop and Microsoft Word. I rely on the notion that the best pieces of writing are crisp, clear, and a pleasure for the reader, no matter what the topic may be.."
- Lawrence University - BA, Economics
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Writing, Essay Editing, SSAT, HSPT Prep, Grammar and Mechanics, Spanish, ACT English, ACT Science, ACT, ISEE, Economics, College Essays, ACT Reading, ACT Math, Writing
" As an undergraduate at William and Mary, I double majored in Linguistics and Theater. I love English, especially writing, and I love helping students become better writers. I believe that every student is already a writer with a unique voice. My job is to help them get past any problems that may be keeping them from communicating that voice effectively to others."
- College of William and Mary - BA, Linguistics, Theater
- Florida State University - MA, English
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Reading, SAT, Writing, SAT Math, Grammar and Mechanics, Essay Editing, College Essays, HSPT Prep, SAT Verbal, Phonics
" 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:ISEE, SAT Verbal, College Essays, Writing, HSPT Prep, Reading, SAT Writing, ACT Reading, Phonics, ACT English, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT Writing, Elementary Math
" 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:HSPT Prep, Trigonometry, ISEE, ACT Reading, ACT English, ACT Writing, Differential Equations, ACT, Pre-Calculus, Elementary Math, SAT Verbal, SAT Math, ACT Math, SAT Writing, Middle School Math, Physics, SAT, ACT Science, Calculus, Algebra
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