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Tara B.

Chicago, IL

$60/hr

Catching your own fish

Background check passed as of 6/10/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

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 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.

Testimonials

"Intense but Productive Lessons"

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

"A tutor willing to teach everything he knows"

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

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, 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.


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 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.

Testimonials

"Intense but Productive Lessons"

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

"A tutor willing to teach everything he knows"

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