Award-Winning SAT Writing Tutors in Chicago, IL
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..."
Miguel "Before joining Varsity Tutors, I devoted three years to working as an academic instructor and student advisor for several non-profits dedicated to 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..."
Alex "...For example, the relationship between popular culture today and 19th century literature might not be immediately apparent, but so many things--from serialized television to pop music to superheroes and superhero movies--continue to feel the influences of earlier periods and forms (like the novel, poetry, nonfiction, and even literary celebrity of the 19th C). Additionally, I am familiar with numerous approaches to teaching composition and would be able to customize tutoring sessions to fit a wide range of student ability. I hold a PhD in English with a Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California. My dissertation was on the topic of slackers in popular film, television, and literature from the 1980s to the present, and traces the contemporary slacker's origins to 19th century literature and literary figures (such as Herman Melville's "Bartleby" and Oscar Wilde)..."
Molly "...As such, I do not aim to teach "tricks" for getting the right answer. Rather, I aim to wholly ingrain the skills, strategies, and overall thinking needed to fully understand how and why we can come to certain answers. My goal is not to help students to merely get a good grade on the next quiz, but to help build a foundation that allows him or her to find success on their own in future units of study..."
Evan "My name is Evan and I am a graduate of Pomona College, one of the Claremont Colleges located in east Los Angeles. At Pomona I studied Cognitive Science and Psychology, played varsity basketball, and worked as a Teacher's Assistant in the Linguistics and Cognitive Science department. I've worked for Varsity Tutors since moving back to Seattle last September, and love my job..."
Anastasia "I recently graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. I currently work at a therapeutic school and pediatric therapy clinic in Chicago, but I have been tutoring since I was in middle school! I’ve always loved teaching and have plenty of experience as a tutor, substitute teacher, teaching assistant, Big Sister Mentor, and Peer Coach. By working with so many different individuals, I’ve learned to personalize my tutoring methods to best match each of my student’s learning styles and needs..."
Riva "I graduated from Harvard in 2012 with a major in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, a minor in English, and a language citation in Spanish. I love biology and in particular animal behavior, which is what I research: I will begin my PhD in the fall. I love fieldwork and I have studied in the rainforests of Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Peruvian Amazon..."
Michelle "I have taught English at both high school and college levels. I have taught reading to children ranging between kindergarten and adulthood.."
Washington University in St. Louis - BA, English Lit and American Studies
Auburn University - MA, English
Northwestern University - MS, Secondary Education
National-Louis University - CAS, Reading Specialist, Educational Leadership
State Certified Teacher
Amanda "I received my degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where I majored in History and minored in Political Science. During my college career I also worked and did extensive community service in the realm of education. This includes volunteering as a debate teacher at a middle school for 4 years, teaching a SAT preparation class to high school students, and creating a 6-month college preparation curriculum that combined standardized test preparation with the college application process. History and logic are huge passions of mine and are my favorite subjects to teach..."
Igor "No matter what the concept or problem is, I describe the pathway to understanding it so that it becomes as intuitive and clear as anything. This is a promise. I know the pitfalls and ambiguities which prevent people from understanding concepts in math and the sciences, and I know how to get around them. I explain every concept in straightforward and totally plain language to describe the relationships between all of the moving parts in math and science subjects. I use familiar analogies as needed to paint a picture of the models students should imagine to successfully solve problems and wrap their heads around the concepts..."
University of Wisconsin - BS, Chemical Engineering AND Chemistry