Carefully selected, highly-credentialed Reading tutors in Lake Forest, IL
"I have tutored fourth- and fifth-graders in math and peer-edited countless peers' college essays; I have directed youth sports camps and provided support to severely emotionally disturbed high-schoolers. It may sound trite, but I deeply enjoy the intellectual and interpersonal challenge of the teaching experience. 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." ...
- Pomona College - BA, Economics
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Math, Reading, ACT English, Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT Science, Geometry, History, Writing, Calculus, Economics, French, ACT Reading, Essay Editing, College Essays, SAT Math, PSAT, Middle School Math, SAT Writing, SAT Verbal, ACT, Physics, Elementary Math, SAT, ACT Writing
"I've worked with high school students for the past 5 years and absolutely love teaching! In my experience, most students already have the knowledge they need to do well. Teaching is really about building confidence and helping a student tie together bits and pieces they already know to answer a problem. Every student is different, and I enjoy the challenge of being able to figure out how to best tailor a session to an individual's learning style.."
- Northwestern University - Bachelor of Science, Economics, Human Communication Sciences
- Rush Medical College - M.D. (in progress),
Tutoring Subjects:Essay Editing, SAT Verbal, ACT English, Algebra, Writing, ACT Writing, MCAT, Elementary Math, ACT Math, SAT Writing, Pre-Calculus, SAT Math, Chemistry, ACT Science, ACT, Trigonometry, PSAT, Grammar and Mechanics, Biology, Reading, ACT Reading, SAT, Middle School Math
" Rather, I encourage them to become self-motivated learners by creating a positive experience that is tailored to each individual. My lesson plans are thus very flexible, and designed with the likes and interests of the student in mind. My goal as a tutor is to prepare students for academic evaluations while also setting them up to enjoy a lifetime of learning. ."
- University of Chicago - BA, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Tutoring Subjects:Essay Editing, SAT Writing, German, SAT Verbal, Writing, Reading, French
" I have many hours of experience in the classroom, teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and art. I also have many years of experience running an after-school program, which included tutoring and homework help for children aged five to fourteen. My interests and hobbies include cooking, walking, exploring Chicago, riding my bike, and both listening to and playing music. I try to use my skills and positivity to encourage children to take an interest in what they are learning."
- Roosevelt University - BA, Elementary Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Writing, Elementary Math, Middle School Math, Phonics, Reading, Grammar and Mechanics
"After a two year sojourn, I returned to the Midwest to attend college at DePaul University, where I worked as a tutor, mentor, and assistant teacher at the University Center for Writing-based Learning. During my collegiate tenure, I maintained a 3.99 GPA, garnered numerous accolades for literary achievement, received top departmental honors, presented scholarship at various Chicagoland conferences, and became a published author; these efforts all culminated in my June 2012 graduation: summa cum laude, with dual majors in History and African Studies. After graduation, my girlfriend and I moved to Seattle to experience the ...
- DePaul University - BA, History and African Studies
Tutoring Subjects:Phonics, Spanish, ISEE, Writing, Reading, College Essays, Grammar and Mechanics, Essay Editing, History, SSAT
" I assisted other students in their own writing processes and helped them to discover ways to improve their thesis statements, organize their arguments, and convey their points in a formal, academic, but also unique way. Rather than just telling them the answers, I prefer to guide the student to come up with the best changes to improve their writing. No one can learn how to write when someone just tells you what to say. But I like to help students learn how to best express themselves, so they can continue to write well, long after the tutor leaves." ...
- Wheaton College - BA, English Writing, Psychology
Tutoring Subjects:College Essays, Essay Editing, Reading, Writing, Phonics, Grammar and Mechanics
"As a tutor, I prefer to address students for the unique people they are. This interpersonal approach allows me to assess and evaluate students’ academic strengths and weaknesses vis-à-vis their own personalities, interests, and most importantly, learning needs. I do not simply seek to impart or prepare, but rather to take advantage of the opportunity to form a substantive, intimate bond with individual students and help them to assimilate knowledge and concepts in meaningful ways that resonate with them personally. ."
- University of Chicago - BA, History
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Reading, College Essays, Essay Editing, Reading, ACT English, ACT Writing, Writing, Grammar and Mechanics, History
" I possess superb communication skills and am especially easy to get along with. Your needs as a client are most important to me, and the desire and need to uncover such needs is paramount and priority one with any of my clients. English and writing are often considered to be some of the most difficult subject areas to tackle, but I am here to assure you that it is quite the opposite. These subjects can easily be learned with assistance from the right tutor."
- Columbia College in Chicago - Bachelors of Arts, Journalism
- John Marshall Law School - Juris Doctor, Criminal Law
Tutoring Subjects:Essay Editing, Phonics, Grammar and Mechanics, History, Reading, Writing, Middle School Math, Elementary Math
" The majority of my teaching and tutoring has been done with students in grades five through eight, which are some of my favorites. I also have a masters degree in gifted education, which taught me to strengthen higher levels of thinking and learning with students. I incorporate inferential thinking and logic into all of my tutoring sessions in order to give my students practice with skills that they will need throughout their lives. I also have an arsenal of test-taking tips and tricks that students can use to excel on standardized tests. Test-taking is generally not an inborn talent; it is a skill that must be learned." ...
- University of New Orleans - BA, Elementary Education
- Northeastern Illinois University - MA, Gifted Education
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:HSPT Prep, Algebra, Phonics, Elementary Math, Middle School Math, Reading, Writing, Algebra, Geometry
"Behind every topic, a new world is waiting for every student if we can just make things click. I tutor with gestures and jokes, messy diagrams and clean metaphors. 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." ...
- Brown University - B.A. , Urban Studies
Tutoring Subjects:Essay Editing, College Essays, Writing, Pre-Calculus, SAT, Grammar and Mechanics, French, SAT Writing, Reading, Algebra, SAT Verbal, SAT Math, PSAT
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