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Sunny G.

Arlington Heights, IL

$25/hr

Creative and Thought-Provoking Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/28/14
Usually responds in about 1 day

Creative and Thought-Provoking Tutor

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I really believe in the power of being multidimensional and exploring new avenues of learning. With that mindset, I've engaged in domestic and international teaching/tutoring experiences that have helped to shape my perspective on education as a whole, including stints in Thailand and Costa Rica, along with student teaching in Chicago Public Schools.

I maintain an educational philosophy that gives credence to the idea that creativity and enthusiasm are crucial in helping a student to not only understand curriculum, but also to enjoy the learning process itself. I use teaching methods that involve linking subject matter to modern-day examples of everyday life, thus making things relevant to the student. Ultimately, learning should be fun and I always try to invoke some humor and laughter into the lesson at hand, when applicable.

Math:
Geometry
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Astronomy, Geology, Philosophy, Sociology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Drawing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Economics, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Chess,
Poker
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Basketball

I played on both junior varsity and varsity basketball teams when I attended high school. I still enjoy playing the game and try to stay active in the sport when the opportunity presents itself. I definitely know the sport well enough to be able to teach it to someone who seeks to learn.

Chess

I learned to play chess during my middle school years. Although I no longer play it at the pace and consistency as I once did before, I still manage to get a game or two in every other week or so. I've taught the game to a few individuals in the past and I believe I'm well versed in chess strategy/vernacular in order to competently teach it a prospective learner.

English

I have a TEFL teaching certificate from Thailand and have years of tutoring/volunteering experience, both domestic and international, in helping students learn to read, write, and speak English competently.

Alongside this, my educational background in both History & Secondary Education has allowed me to become proficient in reading, writing, editing, researching, analyzing, and public speaking.

ESL/ESOL

I completed a TEFL certification course at the TEFL Corporation in Phuket, Thailand. This course involved 120+ hours of rigorous study and 9+ hours of observed in-class teaching. In addition, I also volunteered as an English tutor for adults through Read To Learn in Palatine. I feel I have the necessary background and foundation with which to tutor an aspiring English language learner.

Social Studies

I completed my bachelor's degree in history. In addition, I've taken a number of classes in fields concerning political science, religious, studies, psychology, and economics. My graduate work also included focus upon individual/group psychology/sociology as it pertains to education in both middle school and high school settings.

World History

I majored in History, with an emphasis on world history in both ancient and modern eras. I also underwent an independent study with a central focus on South Asian studies, featuring interpretations upon issues concerning religion, society, culture, subculture, and subaltern studies.

DePaul University
History
DePaul University
MEd

Education

DePaul University (History)

DePaul University (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sunny will travel within 15 miles of Arlington Heights, IL 60005.


About Sunny

I really believe in the power of being multidimensional and exploring new avenues of learning. With that mindset, I've engaged in domestic and international teaching/tutoring experiences that have helped to shape my perspective on education as a whole, including stints in Thailand and Costa Rica, along with student teaching in Chicago Public Schools.

I maintain an educational philosophy that gives credence to the idea that creativity and enthusiasm are crucial in helping a student to not only understand curriculum, but also to enjoy the learning process itself. I use teaching methods that involve linking subject matter to modern-day examples of everyday life, thus making things relevant to the student. Ultimately, learning should be fun and I always try to invoke some humor and laughter into the lesson at hand, when applicable.

Education

DePaul University
History
DePaul University
MEd

Education

DePaul University (History)

DePaul University (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Sunny’s Subjects

Math:
Geometry
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Astronomy, Geology, Philosophy, Sociology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Drawing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Economics, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Chess,
Poker
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Sunny G.

Sunny G. passed a background check on 4/28/14. The check was ordered by Sunny through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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