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Tara B.

Catching your own fish

Chicago, IL (60614)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$60.00
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As a tutor, I don't catch fish for you; instead I teach you how to fish!

Hello,

I am a recent graduate from The University of Chicago. I have been tutoring part time for 5 years and full time for 1 year and have been very successful with Standardized Tests like the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc., and have helped many to improve their quantitative scores significantly. I myself scored 1510 out of 1600: (800 Quant. and 710 verbal) on the GRE test and 1450 on the SAT.

Teaching is my passion and means a lot more to me than a source of money. I take it very seriously and take great satisfaction in making a difference towards a student's future. My focus will be not only on solving problems that students come to me with, but guiding them how to tackle problems of all difficulty levels quickly and with ease. I also teach effective ways of learning and shortcuts for math calculations, and provide tips to memorize things easily.

All of my students in the past 5 years have found me unique in that I ask you important questions to have you effectively work through the problem on your own, not just give you the solution.

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Tara’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
Business:
GMAT, GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
GMAT, Statistics

Hindi

I am a fluent Hindi speaker. I have spoken it all my life and taken 5 years of Hindi literature in school. I have helped a few students in the past who went to India as foreign exchange students in both speaking and reading.

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Education

Northeastern University

University of Chicago (Master's)

Intense but Productive Lessons — Tara has the advantage of being really comfortable and fluent in colloquial American English, a quality not always found in Hindi speakers. This means he can suggest nuance and correct register for Hindi. He comes with flexibility in that he's willing to accommodate a student's learning style. In my case, I was very directive (pushy, assertive, call it what you will) and I met no conflict. He unde ...

— Nancy from Chicago, IL on 7/21/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tara will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60614.

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