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I have taught 5th grade, 7th grade, college-level classes, and was a Principal for 7 years. I also used to manage the standardized testing program for a prominent Chicago private high school. I am a graduate of an east coast ivy league school, but have been in Chicago since grad school. Although I was a Principal, I am not mean!! I will work with you to achieve the academic goals you have. I love young people, including elementary, high school and college students. I have three children of my own (14, 7, and 4). My strengths are in Math, Writing, and strategic test-taking. I look forward to working with you.
Algebra 1 is one of my favorite subjects to teach. I am intimately familiar with multiple-step equations, graphing, systems of equations, and all of the rules that are associated with algebra. What I have found is that some students become confused with the introduction on a single variable or multiple variables. My approach is to describe the role of variables in a way that makes algebra far less intimidating.
The college application process is the most exciting time for a high school student. When a student are guided and exposed to various options, wonderful opportunities present themselves. The college counseling process has many important steps, all of which are crucial to student success. The first step in this process, of course, is working with the student to identify their interests and goals. Once these interests and goals are identified, families can methodically sort the college brochures, based on whether they highly competitive, competitive, and "safety schools". In these troubled economic times, prospects for financial aid are an important consideration. For this reason, school endowment and scholarship prospects should be examined also. The college application itself can seem quite intimidating. The application process is rigorous, but as a college counselor, we would set a timetable for completion of each application. Application essays will be revised and re-revised, until they are strong and can "stand on their own". College applications are have increased at most colleges, so it is very important to be prepared and competitive. I am here to help you with any portion of the process!!!
My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Great writing tutor! — We used Courtney's help to prepare for a writing portion of ISAT exam. She was very efficient, always had each session planed ahead and it worked! My daughter had worked with Courtney for just four weeks and it helped her to get from 2 to 4 on ISAT extended reading response. Thank you! Would highly recommend Courtney to anybody who is looking to boost their writing score. ...
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