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Sidney D.

Lisle, IL

$75/hr

Versatile, Multi-Subject Holistic Tutor

Background check passed as of 3/11/14
Usually responds in about 42 minutes

Versatile, Multi-Subject Holistic Tutor

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Hello!

My name is Sidney and I love to see the light bulb of comprehension turn on in a child's eyes. I graduated in 1994 from Northwestern University with a degree in Biological Anthropology and completed the first three years of Northwestern's Honors Program in Medical Education. I left the medical track after 1 semester of medical school, realizing that it was not the career that I wanted. I worked in various fields including management, administration, statistical data compilation and analysis, and medical coding before quitting to become a full-time mother to my two sons. In that time, I have had the pleasure of raising two catholic school honor-roll students. During the last few years, as my sons have grown, I've been enrolled at the University of Phoenix online campus part-time pursuing a Master's Degree in Secondary Education. I have a 4.0 average and my dream is to become a high school biology or anatomy teacher, as these have always been my favorite subjects.

I love teaching and would be happy to help your student identify his or her strengths and weaknesses in order to better pursue a successful education. I believe in a holistic method of teaching in which I evaluate students' overall academic capabilities and then determine how best to improve their method of assimilating knowledge. Each student is unique and cannot be expected to wholly fit an arbitrary standard. I help students embrace the qualities that make them unique and learn to use them as productively as possible.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- APRIL, Naperville, IL on 6/9/14

"Understanding"

- Shirley, Naperville, IL on 4/3/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Genetics, Nutrition
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Sidney’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Sidney. View all of Sidney’s resources

4x-3=5x-17 (answer)

First move 4x to the right and -17 to the left...remember to reverse the negatives and positives. 4x-3=5x-17 ==> -3+17=5x-4x ==> 14=x

Take one of the equations and solve for one of the variables. For example, take 3x-4y=2  -->  3x = 4y+2  -->  x = (4y+2)/3 Then insert this value for x into the first equation... -13((4y+2)/3)+8y=-6 Multiple everything by 3 to eliminate...

Northwestern University

Education

Northwestern University

Great Tutor! — My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her first session with Sidney! She is excited that Sidney is willing to work one on one with her and is looking forward to their next Geometry session. I am so pleased! ...

— APRIL, Naperville, IL on 6/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sidney will travel within 10 miles of Lisle, IL 60532.


About Sidney

Hello!

My name is Sidney and I love to see the light bulb of comprehension turn on in a child's eyes. I graduated in 1994 from Northwestern University with a degree in Biological Anthropology and completed the first three years of Northwestern's Honors Program in Medical Education. I left the medical track after 1 semester of medical school, realizing that it was not the career that I wanted. I worked in various fields including management, administration, statistical data compilation and analysis, and medical coding before quitting to become a full-time mother to my two sons. In that time, I have had the pleasure of raising two catholic school honor-roll students. During the last few years, as my sons have grown, I've been enrolled at the University of Phoenix online campus part-time pursuing a Master's Degree in Secondary Education. I have a 4.0 average and my dream is to become a high school biology or anatomy teacher, as these have always been my favorite subjects.

I love teaching and would be happy to help your student identify his or her strengths and weaknesses in order to better pursue a successful education. I believe in a holistic method of teaching in which I evaluate students' overall academic capabilities and then determine how best to improve their method of assimilating knowledge. Each student is unique and cannot be expected to wholly fit an arbitrary standard. I help students embrace the qualities that make them unique and learn to use them as productively as possible.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- APRIL, Naperville, IL on 6/9/14

"Understanding"

- Shirley, Naperville, IL on 4/3/13

Education

Northwestern University

Education

Northwestern University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lisle, IL 60532

Sidney’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Genetics, Nutrition
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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.


Sidney’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Sidney. View all of Sidney’s resources

4x-3=5x-17 (answer)

First move 4x to the right and -17 to the left...remember to reverse the negatives and positives. 4x-3=5x-17 ==> -3+17=5x-4x ==> 14=x

Take one of the equations and solve for one of the variables. For example, take 3x-4y=2  -->  3x = 4y+2  -->  x = (4y+2)/3 Then insert this value for x into the first equation... -13((4y+2)/3)+8y=-6 Multiple everything by 3 to eliminate...


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