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..."
Oliver "Hello! I'm a 2014 graduate of Northwestern University with a BS in Journalism and International Studies. My journalistic work has appeared in the Boston Globe and other respected publications, though at the moment I'm focusing on teaching the intricacies of the written word, among other subjects. I discovered the joys of teaching as a volunteer tutor to local high school students, helping my tutees fine-tune essays, read critically, and digest core historical and political concepts..."
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..."
Bani "Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, I did my undergrad in St. Louis, and grad program in public health at Michigan (go blue!) - bottom line I a,m a midwest educated lady now working full time in health analytics in the city. I have been a test prep tutor for three years now, specializing in the ACT and SAT, but I have also prepped and taken the MCAT and GRE..."
Saint Louis University - BS, Public Health and Biology
University of Michigan - MPH, Epidemiology
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
Emily "...These might agree or contrast with those of their parents, teachers or peers, and I like to provide a neutral space for the student to build her skills, confidence and self-knowledge. My schooling story: Several years ago I looked through an old booklet of drawings I made for kindergarten art class. Many showed the same picture of a child at the bottom of a ladder that reached the sun; they belong to my first memories of my trouble in school..."
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