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Elaine W.

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Chicago, IL (60601)

Travel radius
5 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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Hello and thank you very much for taking the time to read my profile! My name is Elaine, I graduated with a BS in psychology (as well as a minor in chemistry) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I am currently a graduate student at National Louis University studying for my MAT. in elementary education. I also earned my TEFL certification from the TEFL Institute in Chicago.

The subjects I feel comfortable in tutoring include any elementary school content (grades K-8), high school chemistry, psychology, Mandarin, and ACT/SAT Math Prep. I also have experience working with ESL learners from my year as an English teaching assistant in Malaysia through the Fulbright Scholarship program. Finally, I have also had a number of years' worth of experience as a private violin/piano instructor and would love to be able to share the gift of music with more students (I currently work part-time as a piano instructor at Naperville Music).

Some people live their whole lives without getting a chance to discover their true passions, but I consider myself one of the lucky ones who do not fall into that category. For me, there is nothing quite like the thrill I get when I witness that look (that smile!) of excitement, wonderment, and deep satisfaction students get when the pieces come together and those proverbial light bulbs turns on. As a tutor, I promise to always do my very best to make learning as fun and fulfilling for my students and to help them reach their goals/create those "Eureka moments" for them.

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Elaine’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Psychology
Language:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL
Music:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Phonics
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Piano, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL

Piano

I have been playing piano since I was 5 years-old and took private lessons for over 12 years. I tutored piano students throughout my high school years and have been teaching beginner-intermediate students at Naperville Music for the past year. My background is primarily in classical piano and contemporary/easy listening music.

Violin

I took violin & viola lessons for 8 years growing up. I was a member of my school orchestras all throughout middle school, high school, and for one semester during my freshman year of college. I had the good fortune of going to IMEA All-State two years in a row in Peoria. I was also a member of the Youth Symphony of DuPage - (including being first chair violist for my final 2 years) - for 6 years and a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra program my senior year in high school. During my high school years, I tutored a few violin students and had a lot of fun playing in the pit orchestras for a couple Naperville's Summer Place Theater productions.

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Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Psychology)

National Louis University (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elaine will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60601.

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