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Stephen E.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

Stephen

4.6 average from 54 ratings
Top-Notch
— Alicja, Chicago, IL on 4/28/11

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Grinnell College
Computer Science

Education

Grinnell College (Computer Science)

About Stephen

Hi! My name is Stephen and teaching is what I love to do. I have over six years' experience tutoring and teaching students of all ages, and I'm always ready for a new assignment. I have done most of my work in the United States through the Huntington Learning Center, where I helped my students prepare for the SAT and ACT tests. My method is to teach not only the material on the tests, but also the test-taking process itself. I work with my students on time management, guessing strategies, and overcoming test anxiety. My goal is not for my students to reach 100% comprehension, but to improve their scores as much as possible before the date of their next test. I have scored above the 90th percentile on the ACT, SAT, and GRE, so I do know the material thoroughly myself, but the method of taking the test can make all the difference for a student looking for a few more points.

I also tutored math at that location, working on skills ranging from simple arithmetic through Geometry, Algebra II, and Trig. I am prepared to tutor any Calculus students as well. As opposed to standardized tests, in which the result is all-important - I believe comprehension and a consistent method of arriving at solutions should be stressed first, and that improved grades will follow. Unfortunately there is no short-cutting in math, as a solid foundation is always needed before advancing on. I learned this first hand while studying for two years of Calculus and beyond to get my Computer Science degree.

I recently returned from living for two years in Ecuador and Colombia teaching English. I earned my TEFL certification through the Bridge-Linguatec program. I have experience helping beginning, intermediate, and advanced English speakers improve their grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation. I'm also happy to do purely conversational classes. I can also teach beginning or intermediate Spanish as I reached a high level of fluency while living abroad.

Email me and let me know how I can help you in your studies. I am happy to work with young children, older children, and adults. I'm eager to get started.
Hi! My name is Stephen and teaching is what I love to do. I have over six years' experience tutoring and teaching students of all ages, and I'm always ready for a new assignment. I have done most of my work in the United States through the Huntington Learning Center, where I helped my students prepare for the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Chicago, IL 60618
Background Check: Passed

"Top-Notch"

- Alicja, Chicago, IL on 4/28/11

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Alyssa, Belmont, CA on 2/3/16

"Good job!!"

- Marian, Chicago, IL on 10/13/15

"GRE with Stephen E!"

- Danielle, Chicago, IL on 9/30/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Syreeta, Chicago, IL on 4/14/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Jordi, Chicago, IL on 3/11/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, TOEFL
History:
Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Business:
GRE
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

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Grinnell College
Computer Science

Education

Grinnell College (Computer Science)

Top-Notch — Stephen is truly a top-notch tutor. He helped me prepare for a difficult Math test. I studied with a couple of tutors before and was not content until I found Stephen. He is very professional, patient and diligent. From the moment we began studying Math, Stephen had a plan of action worked out, gave me lots of homework, and at the start of each new lesson, he made sure I understood the previous ma ...

— Alicja, Chicago, IL on 4/28/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Stephen will travel within 12 miles of Chicago, IL 60618.