Carefully selected, highly-credentialed HSPT Prep tutors in Naperville, IL
" I also tutor students in math. I have tutored students ranging from middle school to college. Most of my students show dramatic improvements in their grades and test scores after receiving my help. I like to tailor my teaching style to the individual student because I know that everyone has a different learning personality."
- University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign - BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT Prep, Biology, Algebra, Chemistry, ACT, ACT Science, ACT Writing, ACT English, ACT Reading, Writing, Geometry, ACT 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:ACT Reading, Trigonometry, Physics, Middle School Math, SAT Writing, Elementary Math, ISEE, SAT Verbal, HSPT Prep, ACT Writing, Pre-Calculus, ACT Math, Algebra, SAT Math, ACT, Calculus, Differential Equations, ACT English, ACT Science, SAT
" 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 Calculus, Algebra I, and a formal preparation course for juniors taking the PSAE (which includes, among other components, ths ACT). I thoroughly enjoy the rewarding experiences I have had ...
- University of Kansas - BA, Mathematics
- University of Kansas - BA, Political Science
- Harvard Law School - JD, Law
Tutoring Subjects:GMAT, HSPT Prep, Geometry, Algebra, ACT Reading, Calculus, Trigonometry, ISEE, SAT Writing, LSAT, SAT, ACT Writing, ACT English, SAT Math, GRE, Pre-Calculus, ACT Math, SAT Verbal, ACT, ACT Science, Algebra
"I've worked with the whole spectrum of students, from sixth graders through college seniors, including students with disabilities. 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:Chemistry, Grammar and Mechanics, Algebra, History, College Essays, HSPT Prep, Essay Editing, ISEE, ACT, Reading, ACT Reading, ACT Writing, Writing, Geometry, Physics, ACT Science, ACT Math, Pre-Calculus, ACT English, Trigonometry
"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 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 ...
- Lawrence University - BA, Economics
Tutoring Subjects:Essay Editing, SSAT, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, College Essays, ACT, ACT Science, ISEE, Economics, Spanish, ACT Writing, ACT Reading, ACT English, HSPT Prep, ACT Math
"That's where I find it critical to provide opportunities for students to experience success through small steps. I also find it critical to work with content in a way that connects to their interests and to real-world situations and problems. I have a strong understanding of both the "science" and the "art" of teaching. I am a patient and enthusiastic educator with extensive knowledge research-based best practices. I can effectively adapt lessons and be flexible with my time and style to best meet the needs of students."
- Linfield College - BA, Education
- University of Oregon - MS, Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Elementary Math, Essay Editing, Writing, Reading, ISEE, College Essays, Grammar and Mechanics, Phonics, HSPT Prep, Middle School Math
"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, skills, and information necessary to succeed in their classes or on standardized tests. In addition, I strive to foster their independence and increase their self-confidence. I have a love of learning, and ...
- Illinois State University - B.S. Ed, Special Education
- Northern Illinois University - M.S.Ed, Curriculum & Instruction
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Writing, Reading, PSAT, Grammar and Mechanics, History, ACT Math, ACT Reading, SAT Math, ACT Science, Spanish, HSPT Prep, SSAT, Writing, Phonics, ACT Writing, Pre-Calculus, SAT, Biology, Algebra, SAT Verbal, Essay Editing, ACT English, ISEE, ACT, College Essays
"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:SAT Verbal, ACT, ACT Reading, SAT, History, ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math, HSPT Prep, PSAT
"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:French, Phonics, SSAT, Essay Editing, Reading, HSPT Prep, Grammar and Mechanics, Writing, College Essays
" 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:Writing, Phonics, SAT Verbal, ISEE, HSPT Prep, ACT Reading, Reading, SAT Writing, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT Writing, Elementary Math, ACT English, College Essays
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