Carefully selected, highly-credentialed Test prep tutors in Downers Grove, IL
"I am currently working full time as a Manager for Risk Management at one of the largest banks in the world. I joined Varsity out of my keen interest in teaching mathematics and helping students. Throughout my career and during my masters and undergrad, I enjoyed teaching to direct reports, junior analysts, classmates and students. I graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a Masters degree in Civil Engineering with a 4.0 GPA in 2006. During my Masters, I worked as a research assistant and trained two interns in data analysis, statistics and worked with them in completing research projects." ...
- Indian Institute of Technology - B. Tech, Civil Engineering
- The University of Texas at Austin - Masters, Civil Engineeting
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Math, GRE, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, Middle School Math, SAT Math, Differential Equations, Elementary Math
" I have donated many hours teaching at grade and high schools on various subjects in the U.S. and abroad, many times in several languages. My primary objective is to get students from a basic understanding of the material to a level where they can independently think and apply the material in practical situations or to problem solve. This is one of the greatest goals and benefits of the educational experience."
- Augustana College - BA, Biology
- Illinois State University - M.S., Ecology
- University of Missouri - Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, Chemistry, Biology, ACT Science, Essay Editing, Anatomy, College Essays
"Recognizing that hard work becomes easier with interest and engagement, I make the learning environment relaxed and enjoyable - and sometimes outright fun! I find tutoring to be incredibly rewarding, and strive to have my students view their work the same way, leaving them feeling more comfortable in their coursework, confident in their abilities, and excited for new challenges. For three years I worked as an ACT teacher and tutor, helping students raise their scores an average of 4 points, and as many as 9. Most recently, I worked with a struggling college senior (self-described as "bad at math") to achieve a score of 100% on her college ...
- Duke University - BS, Psychology
Tutoring Subjects:ACT, Geometry, ACT Math, Trigonometry, SAT Math, SAT Verbal, Algebra, ACT Science, SAT, ACT Writing, Pre-Calculus, SAT Writing, ACT Reading, ACT English
" Prior to attending the Harris School, I worked as a GMAT instructor at the Bluedata International Institute in Manhattan and as an SAT math instructor at the Excel Class Academy in Queens. I also have experience tutoring the GRE and the GMAT in a one-on-one setting. My tutoring style is influenced by my background in philosophy. When I teach a math problem, I try to make sure my students understand not only how to solve the problem, but also how to explain the principles and the logic behind the solution."
- Washington University in St. Louis - BA, Philosophy
- Stony Brook University - M.A., Philosophy
Tutoring Subjects:Pre-Calculus, SAT Verbal, Writing, SAT Writing, SAT Math, SAT, GRE, Calculus, Algebra, Geometry, Essay Editing, Statistics, Grammar and Mechanics, Middle School Math
"A recent college graduate and soon-to-be grad school student, I have tutored students in math, English and writing for the past ten years. These days, my specialty is test prep tutoring; I know the SAT, ACT and GMAT inside and out. I am passionate about helping students get the great scores they need in order to move on to the next phase of their education.."
- Columbia College Chicago - Bachelor of Arts, Film and Video - Screenwriting
Tutoring Subjects:ACT Science, ACT Reading, ACT Math, SAT Writing, ACT English, SAT, ACT Writing, ACT, SAT Verbal, SAT Math, GMAT
"in Mechanical Engineering. My fiancee and I just moved to the Chicago area. My passion for physics and math distinguishes me as a tutor because I explain the "why" behind the "how". My Experience: I have extensive experience with leading study groups while in school at Georgia Tech. Studying with such a diverse group of people allowed me insight into the different ways people learn and think about studying."
- Georgia Institute of Technology - BS, Mechanical Engineering
Tutoring Subjects:Statistics, ACT Science, Geometry, Middle School Math, Algebra, Trigonometry, Physics, Elementary Math, Calculus, Pre-Calculus
" There I studied Physics with a specialization in Astrophysics. I was very involved in the student physics organizations, published several papers about gamma rays, and traveled to South America to work on experiments. I then went to graduate school at Northwestern University, where I received my Master's Degree in Learning Sciences (which is like a degree in Education with an emphasis on public policy.) I focused mostly on better teaching practices outside the classroom, utilizing technology to teach, and getting girls interested in math and science. I have an informal, friendly teaching style. I like to show students that they CAN ...
- University of Chicago - BA, Physics
- Northwestern University - MA, Learning Sciences
Tutoring Subjects:SAT Math, Middle School Math, ACT Math, Pre-Calculus, ACT English, Elementary Math, SAT Writing, ACT Science, Physics, HSPT Prep, Differential Equations, ACT Writing, ACT Reading, Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, ACT, ISEE, SAT Verbal, SAT
"I've found that this demeanor is great for teaching. By combining it with a sense of humor, my students are able to grasp what's so great about words: they're the backbone of stories. Whatever is needed, be it micro (grammar or mechanics), macro (essay editing and creative writing), or test prep, I can help students of any age become better readers, writers, and test-takers. This leads to not only short-term perks like better grades and increased test comprehension, but long-term perks such as complete confidence in an increasingly digital world. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an English degree in ...
- U of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign - BA, English
Tutoring Subjects:Grammar and Mechanics, ACT, ACT Reading, Essay Editing, ACT Math, ACT English, Phonics, Writing, ACT Science, ACT Writing, Reading, History
" I believe that education is extremely important in today’s society in all forms; that is why I love delivering knowledge and assisting students in enhancing their educational experiences. I realized that I loved helping and teaching at an early age when I began assisting my younger brothers with their homework. In high school I began tutoring my peers and soon began tutoring for local non-profit organizations including The Education Center in Naperville, the Student Opportunities for After-school Resources program (S.O.A.R.) in Champaign, along with other programs. Needless to say, I have had a lot of experience working with a ...
- University of Illinois-Champaign - BS, Mathematics
Tutoring Subjects:Phonics, Algebra, Statistics, Writing, Elementary Math, ACT English, Reading, Middle School Math, Grammar and Mechanics, ACT Math, ACT Science, ACT Reading, ACT, Essay Editing, Biology, Physics, Geometry, ACT Writing, Calculus, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus
"I fully recognize the importance of learning. For the past two years I taught mathematics at the middle and high school level as a Teach For America corp member in the Dallas Independent School District. I know that the confidence that a student receives when they finally understand a concept that has alluded them is powerful enough to positively impact them in all arenas of their life, not just in school. Confidence in your own ability is a powerful thing! I am excited to be part of the Varsity Tutors program and to continue teaching and inspiring through education!." ...
- University of Kansas - BA, Psychology
- State Certified Teacher
Tutoring Subjects:Writing, Elementary Math, STAAR, Geometry, Middle School Math, Grammar and Mechanics, Essay Editing, Algebra, Reading
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