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University of Illinois, Chicago (Biological Sciences)
Illinois State University (Master's)
I have been tutoring math and all sciences since 1995. I have been trained in tutoring for all learning styles, study skills, test-taking skills, time management, workload organization, and most importantly [to me] learning to learn on your own. In 2008, I became a CRLA III certified tutor (highest level certification).
I have also been teaching at the collegiate and high school level since 1998. At the collegiate level, I teach all sciences (primarily Biology) and some introductory level math courses. At the high school level, I teach and train high school students for ACT Science Reasoning and ACT test-taking tactics.
Most recently, I began instructing and training college juniors and seniors for Medical College Admission Testing (MCAT). For this position, I teach introductory and advanced levels of Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Verbal Reasoning, and Writing.
I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (major - Biology) in 1998, a Master of Science Degree (focus - Molecular Biology and Genetics) in 2000, and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in 2009 (major - Digital Media Communications, focus - print/online publishing and video production).
Tutoring was my first job and still my job and even more so, my passion. My drive to continue tutoring is seeing my students succeed test by test (step by step) and thus becoming enthusiastic about learning [even math] and driven to continue education and furthermore, excelling beyond expectations. Learning is fun. And when it is fun, it becomes easy. And when it becomes easy, it is exciting. When it is exciting, students progress to the highest levels possible. This is my goal. I have been tutoring math and all sciences since 1995. I have been trained in tutoring for all learning styles, study skills, test-taking skills, time… Read more
I have never understood math the way I do with Amreen. She is very friendly and easy to interact with, patient, and stays on top of things. She is very knowledgeable about math and if you don't understand one way of solving a problem, she has many other ways to show you and won't stop until you get it. Highly recommended.
I am in California and needed to find a tutor for my daughter in Illinois. Amreen has been a God-sent. She helped my daughter organize her work and has given her hours of help in Chemistry.
Amreen has been tutoring both of my children weekly. We hired Amreen after my daughter struggled with elementary math last year. Since working with Amreen, my daughter has increased confidence in her math abilities and has improved her math grades as well as her MAP scores. In addition to her expertise in tutoring, Amreen approaches her students with enduring patience and positive affirmation. This is an invaluable trait in a tutor since children may experience lowered self-esteem even from short-term academic struggles. My daughter's confidence, self-esteem, and math performance have all improved! What more could I ask?
My son was interested in advancing his knowledge in science, especially biology. He had become bored with his science classes at school and did not feel challenged. He really looks forward to tutoring each week and any homework he receives from Amreen! He is genuinely excited to learn. Amreen has also been helping him improve his overall study skills and habits which benefits him in all areas of his education (and teaches him increased responsibility overall, which parents love).
Overall, we have had a very positive experience with Amreen and plan to continue utilizing her services. She is very professional, passionate about tutoring, and well-educated regarding learning styles and educational theory and practices. I highly recommend her services for all ages and subject matter.
Amreen helped a lot with my ACT score and also precalculus. With her help, my ACT math score jumped 4 points and my science went up 5 points. She helps make difficult concepts seem easy. Overall, a very helpful and effective tutor.
Amreen is an excellent teacher with a willingness to adapt to your way of learning. She is very flexible with scheduling tutoring times (a godsend while attending university and working!) and well-versed in everything on her profile. I would not be able to make it through my current classes without her additional help in understanding my class material.
Since I had never been a strong math student, I was dreading taking the GRE. I hated studying and felt very overwhelmed about the whole situation. However, when I started tutoring with Amreen that all changed. I left our sessions feeling positive and hopeful. I actually enjoyed going to tutoring! Feeling like I was improving after each session made me want to study in my spare time, and calmed my nerves about going in to take the test. I can't recommend her highly enough! Great tutor.
Amreen is an awesome tutor. I needed help with getting at least a 22 on the ACT test in order for it to take place of my TAP teaching test. I had taken the ACT at least 3 times and still did not get the score I needed until Amreen tutored me. She was very patient and flexible. She gave her advice on what she thought we should focus on and then we compromised. She helped me stay positive and calm. After tutoring with her I believed I was fully prepared to get the score I needed. I would recommend her as a tutor for anyone!
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In my 17 years of tutoring, the subject I have tutored the most is Algebra -- because I have tutored it so much, I have come to really like math.
I am confident I can give you the tools necessary to be successful throughout your Algebra course(s).
I show my students the math, and when they see it, they are able to attack any type of problem -- even the big, clunky word problems - the most intimidating of all algebraic problems.
My students go from saying "I hate math" to "math is actually kinda fun."
I have been trained to teach and tutor all sections of MCAT content and test-taking strategy and success skills. The subjects of MCAT include: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry, Verbal Reasoning, and Writing Sample (although the Writing Sample section will be eliminated from MCAT as of January 2013).
While practicing passage focused questions and science discrete questions with students, I incorporate strategies and skills into the lesson plans to guide students into maintaining focus and optimizing correct answers. Along the way, I also bring up hints and tricks based on passage and question type that appear in patterns throughout the exam, thus further optimizing students success.
As a Biological Sciences Instructor, Organic Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects because it is the basis of Biology.
Organic Chemistry is indeed quite intimidating in the beginning, but having the proper foundation, understanding Carbon-based compounds and reactions, will make all your Organic Chemistry courses easier. Understanding organics will also help you in other courses like Biochemistry, Biology and even some concepts in General Chemistry.
I aim to show students the foundations in Organic Chemistry and bring full understanding of Carbon compounds and reactions, which is generally covered in the first part of Organic Chemistry 1. With the proper foundation, students are able to visualize Organic systems and will then thoroughly understand organic reactions, which is the subject matter in the rest of your Organic Chemistry courses.
Beyond having completed several training modules in study skills for College Reading and Learning Association certification, I have always practiced, taught, demonstrated, and instilled within students [during my one-on-one sessions] not only study skills in various areas and across various fields of academics, also have emphasized the importance of effective study skills and habits. I also personalize study skills and habits to the specific needs of individual students, based on their strengths and weaknesses in comprehension and problem solving. The importance of effective study skills and habits becomes apparent to students when the start experiencing success in all their subjects -- not just with the subject in which I tutor them. One of my current WyzAnt students recently expressed with excitement to me that her teacher actually complimented her on her note-taking and thanked me for guiding her on that and encouraging her to revamp the way she takes notes and uses them for studying.
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