Award-Winning ISAT Tutors in Naperville, IL
John ...Math but also work with Science, English and Social Studies. This is my 5th year teaching in the South Chicagoland area. I chose a career in teaching because I have always had a knack for helping people understand difficult concepts. Since high school, I was always helping friends and classmates with homework and tests. My favorite part of being a teacher is seeing when "the lightbulb" turns on when someone finally gets it.
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign - BS with a Secondary Teaching Degree, Mathematics - Secondary Education
State Certified Teacher
Adrianne ...I have tutored math up to Calculus AP; English Writing, Reading Comprehension and College Essay instruction; Science through AP Physics; and test preparation for GRE, ACT, SAT as well as state-mandated tests in Illinois and Michigan. Finally, I majored in and am pursuing a Master's Degree in the field of social science. The Master's in Education program at Depaul is preparing me to teach students from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds at the...
University of Michigan - BA with Highest Honors, Social Science, Latin American Studies
DePaul University - M.Ed., Bilingual Education/Secondary Education
Michelle ...a desire to teach children and prepare them for the future. Besides being a K-12 reading specialist, I am also an adjunct (part time) instructor at Moraine Valley Community College. I teach developmental reading, writing, and grammar at Moraine Valley. Recently I received my ten-year service award at Moraine Valley. In addition to teaching, I am also a freelance writer for local publications. Most of the stories I have written are community and family based....
Northern Illinois University/Elmhurst College - BA, Communications/English
University of St. Francis - MS, Reading Specialist
State Certified Teacher
Ben ...certified Reading Specialist. I hope to eventually pursue a doctorate and advanced research into the complex and changing intersections between literacy and technology. To me, this is the most practical and relevant area that I can focus on, and it also happens to fit my passions and my strengths. I love to write, and I love to teach writing because of what it helps me learn about my students and about writing itself.
John Carroll University - BA, English/Philosophy
John Carroll University - MA, English
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - ABD (Passed prelim exam), English
Olivet Nazarene University - MA, Reading Education
State Certified Teacher
Jourdan ...mentor and tutor throughout the student’s time in high school. I tutor in math courses and in standardized test preparation. Math is my favorite subject to tutor because it is rewarding once the student understands the concepts and can solve problems on their own. There are many different ways to approach math problems, so there is usually a way that fits the student the best. This reflects my tutoring style, because I like to see...
Matt ...I get this student interested and confident in this subject matter?" I spend my sessions doing just that: getting kids excited about whatever it is they are learning. In doing so, that student's chance of succeeding in the classroom grows immensely. Tutoring does not take up all my time, however. Since finishing school and moving back to the Chicagoland area, I have been able to do some things I did not quite have the time...
Miguel ...educational advocacy and academic enrichment. I thus have extensive experience working with middle and high schoolers in a variety of educational environments - including public, charter, and private schools throughout New York City. My individual-driven approach to tutoring has been shaped by working with students with diverse needs and educational backgrounds. In addition to standardized test preparation, I enjoy tutoring a variety of academic subjects spanning the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences.
Judie ...done so for more than ten years - it's a great activity to develop confidence and teamwork. I come from a large family- -12 brothers and sisters - and like to make people laugh. Even when we are doing homework! I always find out what the student knows, and what might be confusing before starting to tutor. I often find that we can get a quantum leap in performance if we inspect the little things.
Sarah ...the Chicago charter school system. As a school based speech-pathologist I have worked with K-12 students at a variety of ability levels as well as transition aged students in a specialized program. I love bringing my clinical skills to my work as a tutor because it allows me to break skills down to their fundamental levels. Working with students to understand the concepts at play helps them to not only get the right answer but...
Carolyn ...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 do physics and math, even if they have a mental block that says they're "bad at it" or "just...