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Carrie F.

Chicago, IL

$50/hr

Math and science tutor

Background check passed as of 3/13/14
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Math and science tutor

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I have 18 years of experience tutoring in math and science. I have a strong math and science foundation. I received my PhD in Molecular Genetics in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I currently work at Loyola University as a research scientist. I use math and science in my everyday life. My goal as a tutor is not only to help students learn math and science, but also to share my enthusiasm and passion for these subjects. When I work with students, I make sure that that they understand the concepts before moving on. I give students additional practice problems to ensure that they understand the concepts, and I have the student explain the concepts back to me.
I also help students prepare for the ACT. I provide my own materials, including actual ACT exams from previous years. I work on reviewing concepts, going through practice tests, and teaching students test taking strategies.

Testimonials

"Professional and patient, very pleasant, effective"

- Elizabeth, Chicago, IL on 5/4/14

"Great Tutor"

- Nadia, Park Ridge, IL on 4/24/14

"A Good Tutor "

- ADISAK, Chicago, IL on 3/18/14

"Prompt and patient "

- Joyce, Skokie, IL on 2/28/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Genetics

I have a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, which I received in 2006. I currently work as a research scientist at Loyola University. I work on bladder cancer research.
After being the only freshman to take Genetics (a 300 level course) at Augustana College and doing exceptionally well, the professor asked me to tutor other students. I started tutoring in genetics in my sophomore year at Augustana College (1997).

Augustana College
Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD

Education

Augustana College (Biology)

University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD)

Professional and patient, very pleasant, effective — Both my daughter and I instantly liked Carrie's demeanor and approach. My daughter had very specific expectations of her tutor. Weaker in the math and science portions of the ACT, Carrie immediately devoted the first hour to math and the second to science. But rather than spending the entire hour of each subject just practicing test problems, each hour started off with a few practice problems. Thi ...

— Elizabeth, Chicago, IL on 5/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carrie will travel within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60625.


About Carrie

I have 18 years of experience tutoring in math and science. I have a strong math and science foundation. I received my PhD in Molecular Genetics in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I currently work at Loyola University as a research scientist. I use math and science in my everyday life. My goal as a tutor is not only to help students learn math and science, but also to share my enthusiasm and passion for these subjects. When I work with students, I make sure that that they understand the concepts before moving on. I give students additional practice problems to ensure that they understand the concepts, and I have the student explain the concepts back to me.
I also help students prepare for the ACT. I provide my own materials, including actual ACT exams from previous years. I work on reviewing concepts, going through practice tests, and teaching students test taking strategies.

Testimonials

"Professional and patient, very pleasant, effective"

- Elizabeth, Chicago, IL on 5/4/14

"Great Tutor"

- Nadia, Park Ridge, IL on 4/24/14

"A Good Tutor "

- ADISAK, Chicago, IL on 3/18/14

"Prompt and patient "

- Joyce, Skokie, IL on 2/28/14
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Education

Augustana College
Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD

Education

Augustana College (Biology)

University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chicago, IL 60625

Carrie’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics,
Microbiology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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 Carrie F.

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