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Tara B.

Chicago, IL

$60/hr

Catching your own fish

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Background check passed as of 6/10/13

Catching your own fish

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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 2 years and have been very successful with Standardized Tests like the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. I have helped many students improve their test scores significantly. I myself scored 1510 out of 1600: (800 Quant. and 710 verbal) on the GRE test and 1450 on the SAT.

Teaching/tutoring is my true passion; I chose it over a research and a programming line of work. I take it very seriously and take great satisfaction in making a difference towards a student's future. My focus is not only on solving problems that students come to me with, but on 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 and have you effectively work through the problem on your own, instead of giving you the solution.

There can be many lurking hindrances keeping a student from learning, e,g, lack of interest, lack of confidence and comfort etc. I believe in talking to students about their fear, anxiety and worries about a course material or test taking and giving them suggestions on how to relieve them. I have worked with students who had little to no interest in math and was successful in making it entertaining enough for them.

In short, I care about my students' progress just as much as I cared about my own grades and scores.
Thanks,
Tara

"A tutor willing to teach everything he knows"

- Lyra, Chicago, IL on 10/17/12

"Intense but Productive Lessons"

- Nancy, Chicago, IL on 7/21/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
Hindi
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

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.

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.

Northeastern University
University of Chicago
Master's

Education

Northeastern University

University of Chicago (Master's)

A tutor willing to teach everything he knows — "I will try to teach you everything I know". Those were Tara's words to my step-daughter whom he tutored in preparation for the ACT. From the beginning, he dove in with practical test taking tips. He was respectful or her limited time and focused on the areas where she needed most help. Her confidence has increased as she's learned simple but powerful techniques to quickly solve problems. She feel ...

— Lyra, Chicago, IL on 10/17/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

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


About Tara

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 2 years and have been very successful with Standardized Tests like the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. I have helped many students improve their test scores significantly. I myself scored 1510 out of 1600: (800 Quant. and 710 verbal) on the GRE test and 1450 on the SAT.

Teaching/tutoring is my true passion; I chose it over a research and a programming line of work. I take it very seriously and take great satisfaction in making a difference towards a student's future. My focus is not only on solving problems that students come to me with, but on 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 and have you effectively work through the problem on your own, instead of giving you the solution.

There can be many lurking hindrances keeping a student from learning, e,g, lack of interest, lack of confidence and comfort etc. I believe in talking to students about their fear, anxiety and worries about a course material or test taking and giving them suggestions on how to relieve them. I have worked with students who had little to no interest in math and was successful in making it entertaining enough for them.

In short, I care about my students' progress just as much as I cared about my own grades and scores.
Thanks,
Tara

Testimonials

"A tutor willing to teach everything he knows"

- Lyra, Chicago, IL on 10/17/12

"Intense but Productive Lessons"

- Nancy, Chicago, IL on 7/21/13

Education

Northeastern University
University of Chicago
Master's

Education

Northeastern University

University of Chicago (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60614

Tara’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
Language:
Hindi
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

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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