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Catherine W.

Chicago, IL

$90/hr

Math and Physics Tutor with Engineering and Architecture background

Background check passed as of 10/30/14
Usually responds in about 1 hour

Math and Physics Tutor with Engineering and Architecture background

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My tutoring experience ranges from grade school to college levels, up to and including Calculus II and College Physics. I've tutored at Penn State's Learning Center as well as students at home. My passion for education comes through in my teaching methods, as I believe that all students have the ability to learn a subject as long as it is presented to them in a way in which they are able to grasp. I use both analytical as well as graphical methods or a combination of the two as needed to cater to each student. Having both an Engineering and Architecture background, I am able to explain difficult concepts to either a left or right-brained student, verbally or with visual representations. I am also great at getting students excited about the subject they are learning by relating it to something relevant to them.

My passion about education led me to co-found a college coaching program in Philadelphia, which provided essay writing and college application coaching. Through this program, I have insight into the college application review process and can help a student discover their application theme/personal branding as well as construct thoughtful essay responses.

Testimonials

"Very Patient!!!"

- Mechelle, Chicago, IL on 11/6/14

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Jake, Chicago, IL on 10/15/14

"Best tutor I have ever had. Excellent."

- Joe, Chicago, IL on 11/19/13

"Catherine has tricks under her sleeve!"

- Victoria, Park Ridge, IL on 10/21/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy, Physics, Psychology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD,
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint
History:
Social Studies, World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Architecture,
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, 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.

Architecture

I have a Master's degree in Architecture and has practiced in the field for 4 years, mostly as an interior architect. I've tutored at Penn State's Learning Center as well as students at home.

AutoCAD

I use AutoCAD extensively as an architecture / interior design professional. I have been using it since engineering schooling in undergrad and have continued to use it in an architectural capacity at large architectural firms.

Penn State
Industrial Eng
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework
University of Illinois, Chicago
Master's

Education

Penn State (Industrial Eng)

University of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

University of Illinois, Chicago (Master's)

Very Patient!!! — Catherine's first meeting was very good!!! Catherine was very patient and understanding, and we look forward to the next meeting. ...

— Mechelle, Chicago, IL on 11/6/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Cancellation fee assessed for late notice and no shows

Travel policy

Catherine will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60647.


About Catherine

My tutoring experience ranges from grade school to college levels, up to and including Calculus II and College Physics. I've tutored at Penn State's Learning Center as well as students at home. My passion for education comes through in my teaching methods, as I believe that all students have the ability to learn a subject as long as it is presented to them in a way in which they are able to grasp. I use both analytical as well as graphical methods or a combination of the two as needed to cater to each student. Having both an Engineering and Architecture background, I am able to explain difficult concepts to either a left or right-brained student, verbally or with visual representations. I am also great at getting students excited about the subject they are learning by relating it to something relevant to them.

My passion about education led me to co-found a college coaching program in Philadelphia, which provided essay writing and college application coaching. Through this program, I have insight into the college application review process and can help a student discover their application theme/personal branding as well as construct thoughtful essay responses.

Testimonials

"Very Patient!!!"

- Mechelle, Chicago, IL on 11/6/14

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Jake, Chicago, IL on 10/15/14

"Best tutor I have ever had. Excellent."

- Joe, Chicago, IL on 11/19/13

"Catherine has tricks under her sleeve!"

- Victoria, Park Ridge, IL on 10/21/13

Education

Penn State
Industrial Eng
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework
University of Illinois, Chicago
Master's

Education

Penn State (Industrial Eng)

University of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

University of Illinois, Chicago (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

Cancellation fee assessed for late notice and no shows

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60647

Catherine’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Philosophy, Physics, Psychology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD,
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint
History:
Social Studies, World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Architecture,
Art History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, 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.


Background Check Status for Catherine W.

Catherine W. passed a background check on 10/30/14. The check was ordered by Catherine through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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