Award-Winning Reading Tutors in Chicago, IL
Kate "I recently returned to the Midwest after completing my master's in acting at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. I am lucky that I can pursue simultaneously my professional interests in acting and teaching. I am a conscientious, engaged tutor, with five year's experience coaching students in SAT and ACT preparation. In addition to my work with Varsity, I’ve worked as a preferred tutor at a Cincinnati high school that consistently ranks in U.S..."
Indiana University Bloomington - BA, Classical Studies: Latin & Greek, Theatre & Drama, minor in Art History
Ian "...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..."
Eric "...I take time to get to know learners so that we understand each other, and we know where to look to make meaningful connections from academic content to everyday life. My biggest goal as a tutor is to help learners learn for themselves. I take time to isolate particular learning breakdowns by encouraging learners to talk me through their thinking..."
Mimi "I hold degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University. I taught summer school every summer from the summer after 8th grade through the summer after high school graduation and have kept my hand in tutoring and mentoring ever since..."
Mengyi "I graduated from Princeton University cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, and certificates in Global Health and Health Policy and Translation and Intercultural Communication. I will be attending Columbia Law School from 2014 to 2017, working toward a Juris Doctorate degree. I have tutored a wide range of subject areas during college, including languages (I have native fluency in Chinese and French - and have also tutored beginner to intermediate Spanish, Arabic and Russian), math (through calculus), intro micro- and macroeconomics, Statistics, and test prep (ACT, SAT, GRE, APs, and select IB subjects)..."
Princeton - BA, International Relations
Christen "I am a recent graduate of Purdue University (Class of 2013) and a native of the south suburbs of Chicago. I currently work full-time for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. I've always had a strong interest in helping children reach their goals and volunteered with the children's ministry at my church and later became a youth soccer referee and coach..."
Victoria "I have experience as an ACT teacher at a private educational company and have tutored many students from elementary school to high school on various subjects.."
Taryn "I just completed a PhD in Chemistry at Northwestern University. I started teaching in a Big Brother Big Sister program in Florence, Italy in 2006 and fell in love with sharing my knowledge with others. I was the teaching assistant for several chemistry courses at Pepperdine and Northwestern Universities; as well as being involved in Science in the Classroom demonstrations for 3rd and 4th grades..."
Amanda "In 2012, I recently graduated from St. Xavier University with a Degree in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Language. However, I love math and with one more class, I will be done with my Middle School Math Endorsement..."
Lisa "I am a graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and the University of Illinois at Chicago. This past year, I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology on the pre-medical track. Throughout my undergraduate career, I served as a Peer Mentor which included providing formal tutoring services and academic advice to peers..."