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Courtney F.

Ivy League Grad, Former Principal, University Faculty!

Ivy League Grad, Former Principal, University Faculty!

$60/hour

  • 591 hours tutoring

  • Hyde Park Chicago, IL 60615


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About Courtney


Bio

I have taught 5th grade, 7th grade, college-level classes, and was a Principal for 7 years. I also used to manage the standardized testing program for a prominent Chicago private high school. I am a graduate of an east coast ivy league school, but have been in Chicago since grad school. Although I was a Principal, I am not mean!! I will work with you to achieve the academic goals you have. I love young people, including elementary, high school and college students. I have three children...

I have taught 5th grade, 7th grade, college-level classes, and was a Principal for 7 years. I also used to manage the standardized testing program for a prominent Chicago private high school. I am a graduate of an east coast ivy league school, but have been in Chicago since grad school. Although I was a Principal, I am not mean!! I will work with you to achieve the academic goals you have. I love young people, including elementary, high school and college students. I have three children of my own (14, 7, and 4). My strengths are in Math, Writing, and strategic test-taking. I look forward to working with you.


Education

Brown University
Economics
University of Chicago
Masters
Northeastern Illinois University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Chicago, IL 60615
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/16/2010

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am in the process of getting my second master's degree, and it is an MA in Applied Linguistics: ESL. I currently teach ESL at a local university, where my focus is reading, writing, and conversation. I have worked with students from China, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Mexico.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am in the process of getting my second master's degree, and it is an MA in Applied Linguistics: ESL. I currently teach ESL at a local university, where my focus is reading, writing, and conversation. I have worked with students from China, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Mexico.
ACT English, English, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Sociology

Sociology

I have a Master's degree in Social Work and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics. I teach Social Work Research levels I II, and III at a university in my city, where I work full time. In short, I help students to structure research proposals all the time. Although I live in Hyde Park, I work near Skokie.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is one of my favorite subjects to teach. I am intimately familiar with multiple-step equations, graphing, systems of equations, and all of the rules that are associated with algebra. What I have found is that some students become confused with the introduction on a single variable or multiple variables. My approach is to describe the role of variables in a way that makes algebra far less intimidating.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am in the process of getting my second master's degree, and it is an MA in Applied Linguistics: ESL. I currently teach ESL at a local university, where my focus is reading, writing, and conversation. I have worked with students from China, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Mexico.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Spelling, Study Skills, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am in the process of getting my second master's degree, and it is an MA in Applied Linguistics: ESL. I currently teach ESL at a local university, where my focus is reading, writing, and conversation. I have worked with students from China, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Mexico.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is one of my favorite subjects to teach. I am intimately familiar with multiple-step equations, graphing, systems of equations, and all of the rules that are associated with algebra. What I have found is that some students become confused with the introduction on a single variable or multiple variables. My approach is to describe the role of variables in a way that makes algebra far less intimidating.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is one of my favorite subjects to teach. I am intimately familiar with multiple-step equations, graphing, systems of equations, and all of the rules that are associated with algebra. What I have found is that some students become confused with the introduction on a single variable or multiple variables. My approach is to describe the role of variables in a way that makes algebra far less intimidating.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am in the process of getting my second master's degree, and it is an MA in Applied Linguistics: ESL. I currently teach ESL at a local university, where my focus is reading, writing, and conversation. I have worked with students from China, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Mexico.
Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Study Skills, Writing

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

The college application process is the most exciting time for a high school student. When a student are guided and exposed to various options, wonderful opportunities present themselves. The college counseling process has many important steps, all of which are crucial to student success. The first step in this process, of course, is working with the student to identify their interests and goals. Once these interests and goals are identified, families can methodically sort the college brochures, based on whether they highly competitive, competitive, and "safety schools". In these troubled economic times, prospects for financial aid are an important consideration. For this reason, school endowment and scholarship prospects should be examined also. The college application itself can seem quite intimidating. The application process is rigorous, but as a college counselor, we would set a timetable for completion of each application. Application essays will be revised and re-revised, until they are strong and can "stand on their own". College applications are have increased at most colleges, so it is very important to be prepared and competitive. I am here to help you with any portion of the process!!!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am in the process of getting my second master's degree, and it is an MA in Applied Linguistics: ESL. I currently teach ESL at a local university, where my focus is reading, writing, and conversation. I have worked with students from China, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Mexico.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Sociology,

Sociology

I have a Master's degree in Social Work and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics. I teach Social Work Research levels I II, and III at a university in my city, where I work full time. In short, I help students to structure research proposals all the time. Although I live in Hyde Park, I work near Skokie.
Study Skills

Science

Sociology

Sociology

I have a Master's degree in Social Work and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics. I teach Social Work Research levels I II, and III at a university in my city, where I work full time. In short, I help students to structure research proposals all the time. Although I live in Hyde Park, I work near Skokie.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is one of my favorite subjects to teach. I am intimately familiar with multiple-step equations, graphing, systems of equations, and all of the rules that are associated with algebra. What I have found is that some students become confused with the introduction on a single variable or multiple variables. My approach is to describe the role of variables in a way that makes algebra far less intimidating.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am in the process of getting my second master's degree, and it is an MA in Applied Linguistics: ESL. I currently teach ESL at a local university, where my focus is reading, writing, and conversation. I have worked with students from China, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Mongolia, and Mexico.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

My undergraduate major was Economics, but I fell in love with Economics when I took it during my entire senior year of high school. I am very comfortable with both Microeconomics (the actions of businesses and individuals) and Macroeconomics (an examination of the entire economy), having taught both subjects at a local two-year college. I help students to understand the subject using real-life examples, and I utilize graphs to make economics come to life.
Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, SAT Math, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

The college application process is the most exciting time for a high school student. When a student are guided and exposed to various options, wonderful opportunities present themselves. The college counseling process has many important steps, all of which are crucial to student success. The first step in this process, of course, is working with the student to identify their interests and goals. Once these interests and goals are identified, families can methodically sort the college brochures, based on whether they highly competitive, competitive, and "safety schools". In these troubled economic times, prospects for financial aid are an important consideration. For this reason, school endowment and scholarship prospects should be examined also. The college application itself can seem quite intimidating. The application process is rigorous, but as a college counselor, we would set a timetable for completion of each application. Application essays will be revised and re-revised, until they are strong and can "stand on their own". College applications are have increased at most colleges, so it is very important to be prepared and competitive. I am here to help you with any portion of the process!!!
ACT English, ACT Math, ASVAB, GED, SAT Math, SAT Writing, SSAT

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (251 ratings)
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(225)
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Reviews

Awesome

Courtney is awesome! She is helping my son with his college essays. He looks forward to his sessions with her and is always very confident afterwards. I am positive with her help he will get into the school of his choice.

Nanette, 7 lessons with Courtney

We love Courtney

Our 8 year old is in a CPS selective enrollment school and we found that the old way of doing math differs from the common core way of doing it. Courtney F. to the rescue. She is very professional and patient with our daughter.

Vanessa, 6 lessons with Courtney

Great writing tutor!

We used Courtney's help to prepare for a writing portion of ISAT exam. She was very efficient, always had each session planed ahead and it worked! My daughter had worked with Courtney for just four weeks and it helped her to get from 2 to 4 on ISAT extended reading response. Thank you! Would highly recommend Courtney to anybody who is looking to boost their writing score.

Sandra, 10 lessons with Courtney

Great tutor.

Courtney had been a great teacher for my kids, she prepared them for the academic High School exam.She had been pleasant, on time and helped them a lot. Thanks Courtney!!!

Macus, 4 lessons with Courtney

Has big picture, clear, and kind

My son worked with Courtney to prepare for the writing portions of the ACT and SAT. I actually teach college writing, but sometimes what is hard to take from a mom comes much easier from someone else. Since I teach writing, I can say that Courtney clearly knew what she was doing when she worked with my son. My son reported that Courtney was "personable, not intimidating or demeaning," that she had a comprehensive understanding of writing for the tests (beyond what he could find online or from test prep books), and that she is good at explaining the rules while also showing how they did not have to constrict his ability to express himself. Courtney was also a pleasure to work with, responding quickly to my queries, sending me thoughtful assessments of my son's progress, and being understanding when he had to cancel at the last minute. I highly recommend her.

Michelle, 11 lessons with Courtney

Our daughter was thrilled!

We loved our math session with Courtney. Our daughter was relaxed, inspired and thrilled to learn. She can't wait to work with Courtney again.

Susan, 11 lessons with Courtney

Courtney Fis the best!

Courtney F has been a lifesaver for our family. She helped my grandson bring his math grade from an F to a B after just a few sessions. She's phenomenal!

Donna, 33 lessons with Courtney

Courtney has my Highest Recommendation - We are extremely pleased with her teaching methods.

My daughter and I have employed Courtney F through WyzAnt for the past two years. Courtney's tutoring of my grandson made a huge difference in not only his grades, but also in his confidence as a student. We are extremely pleased with her teaching methods along with the positive results that we have seen in my grandson. My grandson looks forward to having Courtney review his lessons with him. We love the fact that Courtney never missed a scheduled day and arrived on time. During the end of the school term, we needed some additional assistance and she rearranged her schedule to help my grandson during finals. May God Bless Courtney for the good things she has taught my grandson.

Valerie, 110 lessons with Courtney

"Excellent tutor...Very patient!!"

Courtney has a very patient, yet innovative style of tutoring. Courtney currently tutors my 7 year old daughter in math, once a week. My daughter gets along very well with Courtney, and constantly talks about her "tutor" to anyone that will listen. In the short time that she has worked with Courtney, I have seen tremendous improvement in my daughter's math skills. In one instance my daughter recd a timed mathematics quiz at school, in which she did not score very well (60%). She got several of the problems wrong, and was unable to finish the test. This was before Courtney. Once I met with Courtney and explained the problem areas that my daughter was having in math, Courtney reassured me that she would do her best, to help my daughter in math. Needless to say....2 weeks later, my daughter took a similar test....82%! We owe a large portion of this score to Courtney, and we will continue to allow her to tutor my daughter long after she has "aced" mathematics. Highly recommended!

Chris, 15 lessons with Courtney

Great Tutor

We remain delighted that Courtney is our son's pre-algebra tutor and that her assistance enhances his learning and keeps him accountable

Frederick, 32 lessons with Courtney

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Courtney F.

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