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Carolyn O.

Master Tutor: Test Prep Expert with 17 Yrs Experience in Many Subjects

Chicago, IL (60611)

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Carolyn's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
French
GMAT more »
Grammar
Latin
Microsoft Word
Proofreading
Sports/Recreation:
Chess more »
Cooking more »
Poker
Test Preparation:
ACT English more »
ACT Math more »
ACT Reading more »
ACT Science more »
AFOQT more »
ASVAB
CBEST
CLAST
COOP/HSPT
GED
GMAT more »
GRE more »
IELTS
ISEE
Praxis
PSAT more »
SAT Math more »
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
SSAT
TOEFL
Homeschool:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Biology
Chemistry
English
ESL/ESOL
French
Geometry
Handwriting more »
Prealgebra
Reading
SAT Math more »
SAT Reading more »
Writing
Business:
GMAT more »
GRE more »
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Elementary Science
Grammar
Handwriting more »
Reading
Spelling
Vocabulary
History:
American History
Classics
European History
Geography
Government & Politics
Religion
Social Studies
World History
Language:
ESL/ESOL
French
IELTS
Latin
TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science more »
Anatomy
Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Nutrition
Philosophy more »
Physical Science
Psychology
Sociology
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Math:
ACT Math more »
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Linear Algebra
Logic more »
Prealgebra
Probability
SAT Math more »
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English more »
ACT Reading more »
English
ESL/ESOL
Grammar
IELTS
Literature
Proofreading
Reading
SAT Reading more »
SAT Writing more »
TOEFL
Vocabulary
Writing

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ACT English

I have a strong background in English, including a Master's degree in comparative literature. I have taught the English section of the ACT for more than a decade. I was initially trained by Kaplan, where I taught for many years, and continue to favor their materials and methods. However, I am flexible and well-versed enough in the exam to employ whatever materials my students prefer.

ACT Math

I have taught the math section of the ACT for more than a decade. My score ranked in the 99th percentile and I consistently help my students achieve similar results. I was initially trained by Kaplan, where I taught for many years, and continue to favor their materials and methods. However, I am flexible and well-versed enough in the exam to employ whatever materials my students prefer.

ACT Reading

I was initially trained by Kaplan, and have taught the Reading section of the ACT for more than a decade. I have a strong background in reading, including a master's degree in comparative literature. My score ranked in the 99th percentile and I consistently help my students achieve similar results.

ACT Science

I have taught the science section of the ACT for more than a decade. I was initially trained by Kaplan, where I taught for many years, and continue to favor their materials and methods. However, I am flexible and well-versed enough in the exam to employ whatever materials my students prefer. My ACT score ranked in the 99th percentile and I consistently help my students achieve similar results.

AFOQT

I first tutored the ASVAB years ago for Fortune Tutoring in Beverly Hills and found the test to be more varied but also easier than the vast majority of other standardized tests with which I have more than a decade of experience teaching and tutoring. Being the wife of an US Army veteran and the daughter of an Air Force colonel has given me a wealth of knowledge about the military, while my expertise in the subjects tested by the AFOQT uniquely qualify me to tutor the exam.

Chess

I have played chess for nearly ten years and have studied many techniques and Chess Masters as a way to more fully engage in the activity. I have taught many students to play as both a learning tool and stress reliever during down time between classes or tutoring sessions. I'm a member of several online chess organizations and relish the opportunity to play whenever I can.

Cooking

I come from a large Catholic family and began cooking for the family when I was eight years old. I am an experienced baker and cook, and an enthusiastic "foodie". Living in Paris for a year while I was studying at the Sorbonne enabled me to learn firsthand the technique of French cuisine (sauces being central) and pastries (tartes tatin, clafoutis, etc.). More recently, while setting up a philanthropy to benefit artists-in-residence at a friend's villa, I lived for almost a year in a small town called Barga and was able to learn more about Italian food and various specialties belonging to the Tuscan countryside (porcini risotto, broccoli rabe, farro, etc.).

GMAT

I was initially trained by Kaplan, where I taught for many years, and I continue to favor their materials and methods. However, I am flexible and well-versed enough in the exam to employ whatever materials my students prefer. I have taught all of the quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT for more than a decade. My score ranks in the 99th percentile and I consistently help my students achieve similar results.

GRE

I have taught both quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE for more than a decade. My score ranked in the 99th percentile and I consistently help my students achieve similar results.

Handwriting

I attended Catholic school for 8 years and took classes to learn D'Nealian print and cursive while there. The same school provided mandatory art classes to instruct students in calligraphy, with an emphasis in the Gothic style. As an avid poet and writer, I've been interested in chirography for years and recently learned the Chancery style.

Logic

Logic can -- and, verily, must -- take many forms, given that it governs not only the way in which we reason and the manner in which sound arguments are constructed, but the very way in which we think. Indeed, the work done by post-modern philosophers (the most notable among them being Jacques Derrida) has made great strides in establishing the history of logocentrism as the very history of history itself. I have an extensive background in both philosophy and literature (studied with a comparative approach) both as an undergraduate and a graduate student. Additionally, I received an 'A' in my course in formal logic at USC.

Philosophy

Beginning as a philosophy major as an undergrad, I continued to study philosophy throughout graduate school. I am well-acquainted with ancient and modern schools of thought in a variety of languages and traditions. My study of metaphysics, epistemology, phenomenology, linguistics and ethics underpinned my subsequent specialization in Derridian thinking.

PSAT

I have been teaching PSAT preparation for more than a decade. I consistently help my students achieve great results. I was initially trained by Kaplan, where I taught for many years, and continue to favor their materials and methods. However, I am flexible and well-versed enough in the exam to employ whatever materials my students prefer.

SAT Math

I have taught the math section of the SAT for more than a decade, and consistently help my students achieve great results. Because my score ranks in the 99th percentile, I was initially trained by Kaplan, where I taught for many years. I continue to favor their materials and methods. However, I am flexible and well-versed enough in the exam to employ whatever materials my students prefer.

SAT Reading

I have a master's degree in comparative literature and a strong background in reading. I have taught the reading section of the SAT for more than a decade. I was initially trained by Kaplan, where I taught for many years, and continue to favor their materials and methods. However, I am flexible and well-versed enough in the exam to employ whatever materials my students prefer.

SAT Writing

As a poet and recipient of a master's in comparative literature, I have a very strong writing background. I have been teaching the Writing section of the SAT for more than a decade. I was initially trained by Kaplan, where I taught for many years, and continue to favor their materials and methods. However, I am flexible and well-versed enough in the exam to employ whatever materials my students prefer.

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