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Paul K.

Wilmette, IL

$60/hr

Math Specialist

Background check passed as of 11/8/12
Usually responds in about 10 hours

Math Specialist

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I am a certified teacher in the state of Illinois with ten years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a BS in Mathematics, MA in Mathematics Education, and an Illinois Certification for teaching math 6-12. The math classes I have taught include Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. I have taught efficient problem solving strategies giving students a leg up on math competitions. I have also helped students improve their scores on the SAT, ACT, GED, and the GRE.

I believe every student can learn to be successful. With simple, clear, and straightforward explanations, students will understand concepts, experience success, and gain more self-confidence.

I am a math specialist with more than 1000 hours of tutoring experience, tutoring students of all grade and ability levels.

Testimonials

"Supportive and competent math tutor"

- Lisa, Highwood, IL on 1/10/14

"Great tutor and very easy to contact."

- Moo, Wilmette, IL on 12/14/12
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB, GED, SAT Math

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.

ACT Math

I have tutored ACT math for 10 years. Students have improved their scores and achieved great success on the ACT by learning foundational mathematics. By having a thorough understanding of fundamentals, students will experience measured improvements on their ACT. Utilizing efficient and time saving techniques, students are able to tackle problems with ease and elevate their scores as well as their confidence.

Algebra 1

I have taught and tutored Algebra for 10 years. I have helped students excel in Algebra by taking an organized approach to problem solving. By demonstrating multiple methods to problem solving, students are able to learn and understand this most foundational of all high school math classes.

Algebra 2

I have taught and tutored Algebra II for 10 years. I streamline material as needed to individualize instruction. I also accommodate students' learning style and ability level to maximize learning.

Geometry

I have taught and tutored Geometry for 10 years. I have had success both in teaching students how to write proofs and how to solve problems. I also focus on the different study methods which help students to be successful since these are disparate skills.

Prealgebra

I have taught and tutored Prealgebra for 10 years. I have worked with both students who struggle with the subject and those who excel. I focus on understanding the fundamentals as well as problem solving so that students see why prealgebra is both foundationally important and integral for high school mathematics.

Precalculus

I have taught and tutored Precalculus for 10 years. I have helped students excel in Precalculus by taking an organized approach to problem solving. By demonstrating multiple methods to problem solving, students are able to learn and understand this comprehensive and challenging math class.

Trigonometry

I have taught and tutored Algebra II/Trigonometry for 10 years. Better understanding of Algebra II is achieved by building on the foundation of Algebra and individualizing instruction to meet students learning style and ability levels. By demonstrating multiple methods to problem solving, students are able to learn and develop a more organized approach to problem solving.

Loyola University Chicago
De Paul University - Mathematics Education
Master's

Education

Loyola University Chicago

De Paul University - Mathematics Education (Master's)

Supportive and competent math tutor — Paul targeted the weak areas of my daughter's study habits and gave constructive methods for improvement. He was patient, personable, encouraging and firm - in a nutshell: Paul is a very supportive, competent ACT Math coach. ...

— Lisa, Highwood, IL on 1/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 15 miles of Wilmette, IL 60091.


About Paul

I am a certified teacher in the state of Illinois with ten years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a BS in Mathematics, MA in Mathematics Education, and an Illinois Certification for teaching math 6-12. The math classes I have taught include Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. I have taught efficient problem solving strategies giving students a leg up on math competitions. I have also helped students improve their scores on the SAT, ACT, GED, and the GRE.

I believe every student can learn to be successful. With simple, clear, and straightforward explanations, students will understand concepts, experience success, and gain more self-confidence.

I am a math specialist with more than 1000 hours of tutoring experience, tutoring students of all grade and ability levels.

Testimonials

"Supportive and competent math tutor"

- Lisa, Highwood, IL on 1/10/14

"Great tutor and very easy to contact."

- Moo, Wilmette, IL on 12/14/12
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Education

Loyola University Chicago
De Paul University - Mathematics Education
Master's

Education

Loyola University Chicago

De Paul University - Mathematics Education (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Wilmette, IL 60091

Paul’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB, GED, SAT Math

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.


Background Check Status for Paul K.

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