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Reka J.

Hinsdale, IL

$50/hr

Chemistry, Math, Biology, test prep, ESL

Background check passed as of 12/13/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Chemistry, Math, Biology, test prep, ESL

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I graduated with a master's degree in chemistry and a bachelor's degree with variety of subjects: chemistry, math and biology along with English, physics, etc. I was consistently in the top 2% of my class during high school and college. In addition, in college, I was awarded a medal for having the highest grade in chemistry in my graduating class. After a few years of working as a chemist, I decided to share my knowledge and expertise in science,math and English with students and adults as well. In college, I tutored all levels of students including elementary and middle school and college students. I tutored my two wonderful kids from elementary to high school and college years. They are now both highly educated and successful in their respective fields. I have also tutored for the Dupage Literacy Program.

I am a very patient person and am passionate about teaching. I will go the extra mile to make sure the student thoroughly understands the material.

I always make sure my students understand basic concepts and principles when learning new subjects. I present the subject matter with a lesson plan, and at the end of each lesson I review the relevant material by asking questions and giving quizzes on material learned in order to solidify understanding and foster critical thinking. This is not the only way, though.

I am also very flexible in ways of tutoring as every student has his own ways of learning and different needs.

I am originally from India and am fluent in Hindi and Gujarati and can work with those who speak these languages and/or want to learn them.

Testimonials

"Awesome Tutor"

- Maureen`, Clarendon Hills, IL on 6/5/12

"Excellent"

- Stephanie, Hinsdale, IL on 12/28/13

"Great tutor"

- Raji, Clarendon Hills, IL on 9/13/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Joe, Mount Prospect, IL on 7/1/13

"Excellent tutor! "

- Elizabeth, Chicago, IL on 5/2/13

"Great Tutor"

- Cate, Western Springs, IL on 12/13/12

"Wonderful ACT tutor!!!"

- AMY, Hinsdale, IL on 5/29/12

"Great Algebra1 &2, ACT & Compass Math, and Nursing Entrance Exam tutor!!"

- Jill, Orland Park, IL on 1/29/12

"Great tutor!"

- Salie, Orland Park, IL on 1/2/12

"Great Tutor "

- Inez, Westchester, IL on 10/16/11

"Excellent tutor"

- Caray, Chicago, IL on 10/16/11

"great tutor"

- Ama, Willowbrook, IL on 8/19/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry,
Genetics,
Physical Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Hindi,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry,
Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Praxis, SAT Math, TEAS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

If your child has any problem with algebra, I am happy to let you know that algebra is one of my strongest subjects along with other math. I always earned high grades and accolades and learned those concepts quickly and easily. When I work with students, first I make sure that student understands all related concepts then I spend time teaching strategies to solve the problems assigned. I prepare students for quizzes, tests, homework and ISAT or any other standardized tests. I also specialize in preparing students for ICTS(TAP) basic skills exam.

Chemistry

Having earned M.S. degree in chemistry and winning a medal at university level, I am very knowledgeable in all aspects of chemistry. I have been tutoring honors chemistry, AP chemistry, Intro. and regular chemistry college level general chemistry 1 and 2 and SAT2 chemistry for last several years and have acquired the proficiency of making difficult aspects easy to understand for the students.There are two main aspects in learning chemistry -- 1. I make students to understand principles and concepts thoroughly; 2. Help them learn to apply those principles along with the concepts of math and algebra in a step by step process leading to final conclusion or results. I often hear my students say, "Oh, you are of such a great help" and they earn a higher grade than they had before tutoring with me.

ESL/ESOL

I not only excel in science and math but also in tutoring English as a second language. I have taken training in tutoring ESL and am certified to do that. I have tutored adults and can tutor anybody-whether they are beginning to speak, write and read English, if they are struggling with English or if they need help at higher level.

Genetics

As biology was one of my major subjects, I had genetics courses at college level and tutor genetics, both, Mendelian and molecular genetics as part of biology.

Hindi

I lived in India for many years and am fluent in Hindi and Gujarati languages. I can work with those who speak these languages and/or want to learn them. I had a Hindi course at a higher level and scored well in it. I can help with communication, listening comprehension, grammar, and writing.

Prealgebra

If your child has any problem with prealgebra, I am happy to let you know that math is one of my strongest subjects. I always earned high grades and accolades and learned those concepts quickly and easily. When I work with students, first I make sure that student understands all related concepts, then I spend time teaching strategies to solve the problems assigned. I prepare students for quizzes, tests, homework and ISAT or any standardized tests.

University of Illinois,Vikram university
Roosevelt University- Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Illinois,Vikram university

Roosevelt University- Chicago (Master's)

Awesome Tutor — My son continues to get better with lessons from Reka. He is absorbing knowledge like a sponge. He has jumped to an A- grade. I see his GPA increase every time Reka spends time with him. She is very responsive to our needs. My son understands the material much better after every session. Very accommodating with our schedule, too. ...

— Maureen`, Clarendon Hills, IL on 6/5/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

High level universities--$70/hr.

Travel policy

Reka will travel within 10 miles of Hinsdale, IL 60521.


About Reka

I graduated with a master's degree in chemistry and a bachelor's degree with variety of subjects: chemistry, math and biology along with English, physics, etc. I was consistently in the top 2% of my class during high school and college. In addition, in college, I was awarded a medal for having the highest grade in chemistry in my graduating class. After a few years of working as a chemist, I decided to share my knowledge and expertise in science,math and English with students and adults as well. In college, I tutored all levels of students including elementary and middle school and college students. I tutored my two wonderful kids from elementary to high school and college years. They are now both highly educated and successful in their respective fields. I have also tutored for the Dupage Literacy Program.

I am a very patient person and am passionate about teaching. I will go the extra mile to make sure the student thoroughly understands the material.

I always make sure my students understand basic concepts and principles when learning new subjects. I present the subject matter with a lesson plan, and at the end of each lesson I review the relevant material by asking questions and giving quizzes on material learned in order to solidify understanding and foster critical thinking. This is not the only way, though.

I am also very flexible in ways of tutoring as every student has his own ways of learning and different needs.

I am originally from India and am fluent in Hindi and Gujarati and can work with those who speak these languages and/or want to learn them.

Testimonials

"Awesome Tutor"

- Maureen`, Clarendon Hills, IL on 6/5/12

"Excellent"

- Stephanie, Hinsdale, IL on 12/28/13

"Great tutor"

- Raji, Clarendon Hills, IL on 9/13/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Joe, Mount Prospect, IL on 7/1/13

"Excellent tutor! "

- Elizabeth, Chicago, IL on 5/2/13

"Great Tutor"

- Cate, Western Springs, IL on 12/13/12

"Wonderful ACT tutor!!!"

- AMY, Hinsdale, IL on 5/29/12

"Great Algebra1 &2, ACT & Compass Math, and Nursing Entrance Exam tutor!!"

- Jill, Orland Park, IL on 1/29/12

"Great tutor!"

- Salie, Orland Park, IL on 1/2/12

"Great Tutor "

- Inez, Westchester, IL on 10/16/11

"Excellent tutor"

- Caray, Chicago, IL on 10/16/11

"great tutor"

- Ama, Willowbrook, IL on 8/19/11

Education

University of Illinois,Vikram university
Roosevelt University- Chicago
Master's

Education

University of Illinois,Vikram university

Roosevelt University- Chicago (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

High level universities--$70/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Hinsdale, IL 60521

Reka’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry,
Genetics,
Physical Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Hindi,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry,
Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE, Praxis, SAT Math, TEAS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

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.


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