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Sonya D.

ACT/SAT Test Prep, Reading/Writing, Math

Lake Villa, IL (60046)

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Hello! I am currently a student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign majoring in biochemistry, and I am very excited to spend time this summer tutoring students in the nearby area. In high school, I was a peer tutor for several students consistently, and I graduated from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in 2012. I have tutored in ACT (Score: 34) and SAT preparation, mathematics, chemistry, and German I. Through this experience, I spent over 300 hours over four years helping classmates who struggled with certain concepts pinpoint exactly where they were having difficulty. I feel that after these four years, I have become more patient with all the students I tutor, especially the ones in younger grades.

One particular example that sticks out to me is a friend who had to miss her first semester of junior year of high school due to a family issue. When she returned to school, I helped her work through geometry and Algebra II material almost every day for two and a half months of the semester. She told me that she had previously struggled in this material but now felt much more confident with the classes. I felt so humbled and rewarded that I was able to use my time and efforts to help her.

I would like to use this opportunity as a way to communicate with students and instill confidence in each student. My goal as a one-on-one tutor is to meet the needs of you or your child's learning style. Tutoring is a very valuable part of my life, because it helps me afford my own educational goals while being able to help others with theirs. I am available on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays this summer and have a flexible schedule on these three days. I also do not charge for the first hour of tutoring so you and/or your child have some time to decide if you would like to continue. I try to keep my rates as low as possible, as I truly believe that a quality education should be accessible for students of all backgrounds. I look forward to meeting you, and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

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Sonya’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Statistics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
History:
Geography
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT English

I have provided several other students near my age and below with tutoring relevant to the ACT English section. I am very familiar with the structure and type of questions associated with this part of the test, and I have put together several strategies to help students approach the type of questions that are asked on the ACT English portion.

ACT Math

I have provided several other students near my age and below with tutoring relevant to the ACT Math section. I am very familiar with the structure and type of questions associated with this part of the test, and I have put together several strategies to help students approach the type of questions that are asked on the ACT Math portion. I have 48 peer tutor hours for ACT Math Tutoring.

Algebra 1

I have tutored students in Algebra I material since 2009. The most memorable experience I have had with Algebra I tutoring was when I helped two students in the grade below me bring their grades up from a C- borderline grade to an A- by the end of the semester.

Algebra 2

I've provided 35 hours in peer Algebra II Honors Tutoring.

Chemistry

Chemistry Background:

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy:
Scientific Inquiries in Chemistry (2009)
Advanced Chemistry: Structure and Properties (2010)
Advanced Chemistry: Chemical Reactions (2011)
Biochemistry (2011)

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign:
Chemistry 104: Accelerated Chemistry
Chemistry 105: Chemistry Lab
Chemistry 202: Accelerated Chemistry
Chemistry 203: Chemistry Lab

Peer Tutoring- 60 Hours in Chemistry (Ages 12-17)

Differential Equations

I have taken Differential Equations (Basic and Advanced levels) and will be a tutor for Differential Equations at my college campus next semester. I have put together multiple study guides and strategies for the class for myself and a few fellow students.

Geometry

ACT Math: 34
Algebra I Honors (2008)- A+/A+: 5.0
Geometry Honors (2009)- A+/A+: 5.0
Algebra II Honors (2009)- A+/A: 5.0

Math Peer Tutoring- 120 hours since 2009

Organic Chemistry

I have taken Basic and Advanced Organic Chemistry and Lab and now tutor all of these at my campus, UIUC. I have experience helping students prepare for organic chemistry finals, and can teach this subject on the high school and college level.

Prealgebra

ACT Math: 34 (2011/2012)
Pre-Algebra- A+/A+ (2008)
Algebra I- A+/A+: 5.0 (2008)
Geometry- A+/A+: 5.0 (2009)
Algebra II Honors- A+/A: 5.0 (2009)

Study Skills

I have over 300 hours of peer tutor experience from sixth grade to now, my second year of college. I have learned how to identify the needs of students in order to provide them with the best study and test-taking strategies. I am especially experienced with providing standardized test taking skills.

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Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Biochemistry)

Very patient, kind, and knowledgeable Sonya is a very kind compassionate person with an excellent grasp of the material she tutors. She helped me out greatly in the time period leading up to, and through my summer finals. I would highly recommend her to anyone, especially anyone who struggles with anxiety along with their studies. Great tutor. ...

— Brandon from Wadsworth, IL on 9/18/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $24.00

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Travel policy

Sonya will travel within 25 miles of Lake Villa, IL 60046.

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