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Shay P.

Experienced tutor in all subjects, specializing in math

Chicago, IL (60651)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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I have been teaching and tutoring in a variety of settings for the past 7 years. I have worked with elementary through high school students as an in-school tutor, as a private tutor, and as a teacher within a homeschool collective. Much of this has been tutoring math (elementary math through calculus), but I have also taught and tutored English/Language Arts, history, and physics.

My goal in tutoring is to ensure that students thoroughly understand the material while making it an enjoyable experience. I always strive to understand a student's thinking so that I can directly address the root of any misconceptions. This also ensures that we are working at the exact level that is right for the student, and I will move forward only when the student is ready. I am always very patient when working with students and will explain a concept in as many different ways as necessary until it makes sense. I have found that anyone can learn and understand anything as long as it is presented in the right way, but the right way is different for different people.

I also strive to be continuously learning and am always open to feedback from both students and parents.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Shay’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
Physical Science, Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, PSAT, SAT Math
Sports/Recreation:

Baseball

I played baseball for 8 years in Greenwich Village Little League, playing during the regular spring season, on summer tournament teams, and during fall ball. I also served as a pitching coach for younger teams, and I umpired games. I was a coach for a summer youth team (ages 9-12) in Grahamsville, NY.

Elementary (K-6th)

I spent a year teaching Language Arts to a 6th grade homeschooled student. When I first started working with him, he was a non-reader. By the end of the year, he was reading at about a 2nd grade level. In college, I spent 2 1/2 years tutoring in local elementary school classrooms (grades 3-5). Two of those years, I was working through the program America Reads and also participated in bi-weekly trainings and workshops on tutoring and working with elementary school students. The additional semester I worked in the elementary schools was through a class I took called Practicum in Tutoring, which consisted of working as a tutor while also taking a class on tutoring pedagogy.

Martial Arts

I have been practicing Tae Kwon Do with the World Martial Arts Association for the past 20 years. I am currently a 3rd degree black belt. I helped to teach classes for 11 years, and I have been running my own classes for the past four years.

Prealgebra

This past year, I taught 6th and 7th grade math to two homeschooled students. I have also tutored many high school students in remedial prealgebra skills. During college I took a class, Teaching & Tutoring Quantitative Skills, that focused on fully understanding and being able to explain math concepts, particularly prealgebra skills.

Softball

In high school, I played on my high school varsity softball team for all four years and played on fall and spring teams through Greenwich Village Little League. I also umpired Little League softball games and was an assistant coach for the Little League team once I aged out of it. I continued to play in college, playing all four years on the varsity team for Oberlin College (Division III). During this time, I also assisted in running softball clinics that the team offered to elementary and middle school-aged softball players.

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Education

Oberlin College (History)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Enrolled)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shay will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60651.

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