Carefully selected, highly-credentialed PSAT tutors in Des Plaines, IL
" I enjoyed those industries, however, I felt more of 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."
- Northern Illinois University/Elmhurst College - BA, Communications/English
- University of St. Francis - MS, Reading Specialist
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Phonics, Reading, Writing, Essay Editing, Grammar and Mechanics, PSAT, College Essays
" My specialities are writing and SAT prep, although I enjoy working with students on a variety of different subjects, including math. I worked for three years at the Princeton Writing Center, helping students with brainstorming, organization, structure, and revision in academic writing. I also worked on SAT prep and college applications with high school students for Let's Get Ready, a nonprofit organization. I am excited to meet new students in Chicago! I excel at listening to student's needs and creatively finding a plan to meet them.." ...
- Princeton University - AB, Public and International Affairs
- Yale University - MA, European and Russian Studies
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Verbal, Grammar and Mechanics, Elementary Math, SAT Math, Writing, PSAT, SAT Writing, Essay Editing, SAT, GRE, Algebra
"This has given me great experience seeing what goes into testing students; I know what they should know at various grade levels, I'm familiar with LOTS of pedagogical techniques (and have seen what works and what doesn't), and I've had a lot of experience "leveling" text and lessongs. That means that I know how to adapt a student's in-school curriculum to match their particular ability level and learning styles. I truly believe that the best way to help students learn is to do what works best for them -- if a student is struggling with reading, I try to get to know the student to learn not only the academic troubles he or she is having but also his ...
- Illinois Wesleyan University - BA, English
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, Elementary Math, SAT Verbal, ACT English, ACT Writing, Phonics, ACT Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, ACT Science, Essay Editing, College Essays, SAT Writing, ACT, ACT Math, Reading, Writing, PSAT, SAT
" 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
Tutoring Subjects:Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, ACT Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, PSAT, ACT Math, Essay Editing, ACT English, College Essays, Algebra, Statistics, ACT, Physics, ACT Science, ACT Reading, Middle School Math, Geometry, Elementary Math
"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, PSAT, ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT, History, ACT Reading, ACT, ACT English, HSPT Prep, ACT Math
"Currently I'm a novelist, the head writer for an independent gaming studio, and a freelance carpenter. I've played jazz saxophone for fourteen years and garage punk bass for three. My skills would best be utilized by either a young child who needs general homework help or a high school student looking for extra support, with an added focus on assistance in writing college essays."
- Pomona College - BA, English
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Verbal, Essay Editing, Writing, SAT Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, Reading, Elementary Math, SAT, SAT Math, Middle School Math, College Essays, History, SSAT, PSAT
"There I gained a strong background in math and science, but also the humanities, while not thought of due to the name of the school, were also very strong. I am a very good standardized test taker, and know all of the tricks and tips that you need to get ahead. I am very capable at the SAT and ACT as can be seen by my scores, and also am well suited to tutor the MCAT as well as I have taken it with the intention of applying to medical school. I am very easy going and sociable. I have experience tutoring elementary school and middle school age students in all subjects. I am also able to tutor high school students in a variety of subjects, as well as college ...
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - BS, Biochemistry
Tutoring Subjects:Organic Chemistry, ACT, SAT Verbal, Physics, SAT Math, Trigonometry, Physiology, ACT Reading, SAT, Geometry, Chemistry, ACT Science, Algebra, ACT English, Anatomy, PSAT, SAT Writing, ACT Math, MCAT, ACT Writing, Calculus, Biology, Pre-Calculus
"I've always learned by getting the feel of the subject, and that's an experience I hope to share with you or your kids. I'm an undergraduate at Brown University, though I'm currently on leave to work with a non-profit organization here in Chicago. My college search is not yet a distant memory, making me a great resource for college application guidance, especially when it comes to fine-tuning or drafting personal essays. If you feel like I could be helpful, get in touch! ."
- Brown University - B.A. , Urban Studies
Tutoring Subjects:SAT, SAT Math, PSAT, Essay Editing, SAT Verbal, Grammar and Mechanics, SAT Writing, Writing, Reading, College Essays, French, Pre-Calculus, Algebra
"While I expect hard work from a student, I am patient above all and listen before I lecture. I specialize in teaching standardized tests (ACT and SAT I and Subject Tests), math and statistics, writing, French, and economics. In my spare time, I run religiously, listen constantly to music, and read. I look forward to teaching students with Varsity Tutors!."
- Pomona College - BA, Economics
Tutoring Subjects:Calculus, ACT English, SAT Writing, Reading, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, College Essays, Pre-Calculus, Middle School Math, ACT Science, Trigonometry, Economics, Essay Editing, Elementary Math, History, ACT Reading, Algebra, PSAT, Physics, SAT, Geometry, ACT, French, ACT Math, SAT Verbal, SAT Math, ACT Writing
"I can proudly say I've taught math and hard science to all types, from poets to future engineers. I focus on teaching my students to always think for themselves and to come up with their own solutions rather than relying on rote memorization. My goal is that come test time, even if they are initially stumped, the intuition that students have worked so hard to build up will push them in the right direction. In my free time, I devour books, go on cooking adventures, and explore Chicago with my friends.."
- University of Chicago - BS and BA, resp., Mathematics and Biology
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Verbal, SAT, Calculus, SAT Math, SAT Writing, Biology, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, Middle School Math, Trigonometry, Chemistry, ACT Writing, ACT Science, Essay Editing, Physics, Algebra, ACT Reading, PSAT, ACT English, ACT, Pre-Calculus, Spanish, Geometry, ACT Math, Grammar and Mechanics
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