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I received a B.S. in Forensic Science, with minors in Chemistry, Italian, and Biostatistics, from Loyola University Chicago. I am currently a graduate at Purdue University studying entomology. I spent several years tutoring in Chicago, high school students as well as college students. As a tutor at my university, I held small group tutoring sessions (3-6 students, all in the same class, meeting once a week) as well as open study halls (where any student in any class could come in and ask questions). I spent some time as a private tutor for Chicago high school student, and I was a math tutor at a local Chicago high school. I tutor a variety of math and sciences, as well as some languages (Italian and Latin), though my favorite subject to tutor is probably chemistry. When I took my first chemistry class in high school, it left a bad taste in my mouth. I found the subject dull and pointless. As I progressed through my academic career, however, I found myself growing increasing passionate about a topic that I once hated, and I love being able to share that passion with others. I firmly believe that any person can excel at any topic, as long as they have a teacher who is passionate about the topic they're teaching, patient enough to work at the student's own speed, and humble enough to know that if a student is having difficulty understanding a topic, it might be the teacher's fault, not the student's.

Kelie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Loyola University-Chicago - Bachelor of Science, Forsensic Science

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2040

SAT Math: 700


Reading, crocheting, camping, running, board games

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade

10th Grade Math

11th Grade

11th Grade Math

12th Grade

12th Grade Math

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Science

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Science

5th Grade Math

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Science

9th Grade

9th Grade Math


Algebra 2

Analytical Chemistry

AP Chemistry

AP Italian Language and Culture




College Biology

College Chemistry

College Physics

Conversational Italian

Earth Science


Elementary Algebra

Elementary Math

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Science


GED Prep

GED Science

General Biology

General Chemistry


High School

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

High School Physics


IB BIology

IB Biology HL

IB Biology SL

IB Chemistry

IB Chemistry HL

IB Chemistry SL

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Mathematical Studies SL

IB Mathematics

IB Physics

IB Physics HL

IB Physics SL


Latin 1

Latin 2


Microsoft Office

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Science


Physical Science






Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Q & A

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I've found that one of the best ways to gauge how well you understand a concept is to try to teach it to someone else. I like to use practice problems and have the student explain to me the concepts they're using as they go through the problem. If they're unsure of what they're doing, it becomes clear pretty quickly.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

I think that it's important to get to know a student's learning style as soon as possible. Are you a visual or auditory learner? Do you find that you benefit more from hands-on work or detailed breakdowns? Knowing this, I can adjust my teaching style accordingly. I also like to have the student try a few practice problems, so we're both aware of what his/her strong and weak points are, and we can better focus our time from that point forward.