### Award-Winning ASPIRE Tutors in Western Springs, IL

Elyse ...always thought teaching sounded exciting, it was not until I began volunteering in a third grade classroom that I was sure I wanted to pursue education as a career. Since making this decision I have had experience with students of all ages. I taught weekly lessons to 2nd and 4th graders during the first year...

Northwestern University - BA, Psychology (Spanish minor)

Vanderbilt University - M.Ed, Elementary Education

State Certified Teacher

Ilana ...for each student in order to make the most of our time together. While I am not being a tutor, I am a musician. In addition to singing, I play the violin and viola and dabble in everything from Bach to bluegrass to covers of pop songs. As an opera singer, I have studied Spanish,...

Northwestern University - BA; BMus, Cognitive Science (Neuroscience); Voice and Opera Performance

Christopher ...to graduate school to get my PhD in Archaeology. I have always loved teaching people about subjects that I myself am passionate about. In the long term I would like to be a college professor, teaching archaeology at a university. My favorite subject to tutor is archaeology, followed by history. Archaeology is an interesting subject...

Wheaton College (Illinois) - Bachelors, Geology double major with Archaeology

Kevin ...the SAT, and various AP tests. I am especially passionate about teaching students optimal test-taking strategies for conquering standardized tests and honing their critical thinking skills. I believe that education is not only necessary for being successful academically and professionally, but also capable of enriching one’s life experiences. In my spare time, I enjoy playing...

Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - BS, Accounting

Andrew ...a math degree. I then earned my masters in Secondary Math Education at Northwestern University. I have taught all high school subjects (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, and Finite Math) and prepared students for the ACT, SAT, SAT subject tests, AP exams, and college placement exams. When tutoring, I...

University of Notre Dame - BS, Math

Northwestern University - MSED, Math Education

Najla ...Assistant in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University in the City of New York while working on my PhD. I have also completed a number of teaching workshops at the University of Washington and Columbia University, as well as a course in pedagogy. Throughout this time, I continued to tutor K-12...

University of Texas - BA, Biology

University of Washington , Columbia University - MA, PhD in progress, History

John ...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...

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign - BS with a Secondary Teaching Degree, Mathematics - Secondary Education

State Certified Teacher

Brandon ...is for you to find the other three.-Confucius As a tutor it is my goal to not only teach my students the material they need to learn, but to better their core understanding of a subject and their methods of learning for the future. This way, they can continue to learn at an advanced level...

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - BS, Mathematics

David ...particularly for explaining and modeling math, and I enjoy seeing students attitudes toward school brighten when they see immediate progress in their work. As a writing tutor, I like to focus on helping students find their authentic voice. Essays succeed when students strip away the extraneous material and present themselves and their ideas honestly, and...

Drake University - BS, Education, History

State Certified Teacher

Eric ...mathematics and as high as Multivariable Calculus and Abstract Algebra. Personally, I prefer to tutor Calculus I. It is one of the most applicable mathematics courses and forces the student to put together all prior math knowledge. My biggest quality as a tutor is that I am able to adjust to the needs of the...

Northern Illinois University - BS, Mathematics

Northern Illinois University - MS, Mathematics