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Gary D.

Chicago, IL

$30/hr

Gary, Math and Science Tutor Chicago, IL

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Gary, Math and Science Tutor Chicago, IL

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I'm a strong believer in comprehensive learning, as opposed to teaching someone how to pass a test. One method that I find useful is to have a student explain a lesson in his own words, because one of the best ways to learn something is to explain it to someone else. Unexpected questions and relations come up this way, which I believe are essential for learning.

To me, the relationships and connections between subjects are as important, if not more so, as the material itself. All of this is part of the effort to make the material relevant to the student in some way, and, therefore, memorable and useful.

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, World History
Music:
Drums,
General Music, Music Theory, Piano
Art:
Art History,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Piano,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Chess
Corporate Training:
Accounting, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, SPSS, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Art History

I minored in Art History at Ohio State University. My studies covered a range of cultures, including Asian Buddhist art, European Art since the late sixteenth century, and American art. My work in the theatre has also exposed me to many strains of art, particularly in 20th century Europe.

Drums

I have played percussion for 24 years. During the course of my ten years of private lessons, I studied solo snare drum, drum set rhythms for jazz, rock, funk, and soloing, as well as keyboard percussion including vibes, marimba, and xylophone. I have performed at state competitions in Ohio, and in a range of musicals as a member of the pit orchestra.

Piano

I have been playing piano for over 25 years. My performance experience includes recitals, musicals, and a stint at a piano bar here in Chicago. I have performed in France with Trap Door Theatre and currently I play keyboards in two local bands.

My experience in instruction is somewhat less, but I am excited by the challenge and feel I am qualified to teach at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Reading music has always been a part of my education and I have students learn theory and look at sheet music right away, as I feel this is essential to being a musician.

The Ohio State University Columbus

Education

The Ohio State University Columbus

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gary will travel within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60647.


About Gary

I'm a strong believer in comprehensive learning, as opposed to teaching someone how to pass a test. One method that I find useful is to have a student explain a lesson in his own words, because one of the best ways to learn something is to explain it to someone else. Unexpected questions and relations come up this way, which I believe are essential for learning.

To me, the relationships and connections between subjects are as important, if not more so, as the material itself. All of this is part of the effort to make the material relevant to the student in some way, and, therefore, memorable and useful.

Education

The Ohio State University Columbus

Education

The Ohio State University Columbus


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60647

Gary’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SPSS
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Geography, World History
Music:
Drums,
General Music, Music Theory, Piano
Art:
Art History,
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Piano,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball, Chess
Corporate Training:
Accounting, ESL/ESOL, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, SPSS, Statistics

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.


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