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Adam S.

Academic Tutoring & Counseling

Chicago, IL (60615)

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I graduated from the University of Chicago (June, 2013) with a major in Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience, and minors in Biology. I fell only a few credits short of a major in English literature and language, and also had the basic medical sciences (physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, etc.).

Originally from Detroit, MI, I attended public school through primary and secondary schooling. Since then, I have been a resident of Hyde Park.

While attending university, I worked at the SmART Museum for three years as a docent (as well as working in medical research). I led scheduled gallery tours, facilitating discussion (e.g., pitching open-ended questions) and teaching visual learning skills to various patrons, ranging from Pritzker medical students to 3rd to 12th grade students.

I have three years of direct tutoring experience. In the past, I home-schooled a 8th grader for an academic year in algebra and trigonometry. He went from struggling to earn passing marks in mathematics the previous year to consistently receiving A/B marks on progress tests required by his former school district. I've also tutored in ACT/SAT prep, pre-calc/calc, biology, physics, chemistry, and English.

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Adam’s subjects

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography
American History, European History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Statistics

College Counseling

As a first-generation college applicant publicly schooled in greater Detroit, MI, I was accepted (& have graduated) from the University of Chicago.

I have personally counseled three students in the college admission process: two who are now attending the University of Michigan, and one who is attending Case Western Reserve.

I love helping students realize their own potential and take a fresh, compelling perspective on their own experiences - one fit for the (undaunting!) essay. I was lucky to have two such people in my own life as a high school student (both teachers), and because of this experience, I have developed a deep-seated passion for helping the ambitious.

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University of Chicago (Neuro' Bio' English)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

The second student to join the group may do so at a premium of $10/hour. For the third student and all students thereafter, the additional hourly cost is $5/pupil.

Travel policy

Adam will travel within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60615.

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