Award-Winning SAT Writing and Language Tutors in Chicago, IL
Asta "I am a graduate of the University of Chicago where I received my undergraduate degree in political science. Right after graduation, I worked as an academic and test prep tutor as well as admissions consultant in Hong Kong. For the past two years, I worked with a number of students to help prepare them for college in the United States. Even though I tutor a wide range of subjects, I enjoy teaching English and standardized test preparation the most..."
University of Chicago - BA, Political Science
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. In addition to standardized test preparation, I enjoy tutoring a variety of academic subjects spanning the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences.."
Harvard University - BA, History and Science; Comparative Literature (French, German)
Sara "I'm a trained writer with a bachelor's in English from Kenyon College and a master's in journalism from Northwestern University. I've worked full-time as a writer since graduating from journalism school. I love writing of all sorts and helping other people enjoy the English language as much as I do.."
Kenyon College - Bachelors, English
Northwestern University - Masters, Journalism
Jordana "I am a graduate of Elmhurst College, having received my Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Communication Studies. I am currently pursuing an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Loyola University Chicago and have broad plans to eventually pursue a doctorate in educational administration. I discovered my passion for teaching towards the end of my undergraduate career and have been working on helping others flourish academically ever since. I currently teach 1st/2nd grade Hebrew school on Sunday mornings and I have tutored struggling college students both in course content and in study skills..."
Elmhurst College - BA, History/Communications
Loyola University-Chicago - MEd, Elementary Education
Alex "Often we are faced with obstacles in learning we don't believe we can overcome. As a tutor, it's my duty to aim higher with my students in grasping that new idea or internalizing the keystone concept. I take a holistic approach to learning, since our education should be structured not only to help us pass exams but to additionally give us enjoyment and perspective for life's ups and downs. I began teaching in earnest over a decade ago when I taught ESL in South Korea..."
University of Wisconsin - Madison - BA, Economics & International Relations
University of Southern California - BA, MBA Finance & Real Estate
Sahil "...Over the last few years, I have been privileged to tutor lots of students from kindergarten level to college. The most satisfying part has been making the students realize their own potential and see their grades improve. I tutor in many different subjects such as various levels of math, science, history, English, Test-taking strategies, and writing. I strongly believe that each student has his unique way of learning and it is my responsibility as their tutor to figure it out and prepare my lessons to fit their needs..."
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Bachelors, Molecular and Cellular Biology
William "...I'm planning on attending doctoral school for a PhD in Neuropsychology after a few years of working and traveling. I fell in love with Italy while studying abroad in Rome and will take any chance I can get to go back! When I'm not working, I enjoy visiting art museums and seeing musicals and plays. I was a peer tutor at Loyola for two years and have been a private tutor for the past year. It has been a very fulfilling experience and a skill I would like to continue developing..."
Loyola University-Chicago - BS, Psychology
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. After learning with me, you will be able to navigate any problem because you will know the subject backwards and forwards, from the ground up. I have three years of experience tutoring high school and college students algebra, calculus, SAT/ACT, physics and chemistry..."
University of Wisconsin - BS, Chemical Engineering AND Chemistry
Casey "I graduated from Williams College in 2007. I then received a Watson Fellowship, and traveled to Romania, Hungary, the Ukraine, and Morocco, collecting oral narratives from women in minority groups. Upon returning to the U.S., I began the PhD program in Comparative Literature at Northwestern University, with a focus in early 20th-century Latin American literature. I just finished my doctorate in December of 2014..."
Williams College - BA, Comparative Literature
Northwestern University - PhD, Spanish & Portuguese
Ellie "...One of these activities is teaching. At the beginning of this academic year, I joined an organization on campus that teaches juniors and seniors at a local high school about community engagement through the lens of philanthropy. Through this, I have the unique opportunity to empower students to become leaders in their community; to provide them a platform to change issues about which they are most passionate. This experience inspires my desire to educate young students; to provide them the tools to be leaders, whether that be in the classroom, on the playing field, or in their community..."
University of Chicago - BA, Economics