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Dheeraj R.

Chicago, IL


Patient and Knowledgeable Math and Test Prep Tutor

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Background check passed as of 2/11/11
5.0 average from 86 ratings
Dheeraj Ravi - Great tutor / focused and produces results
— Madras, Philadelphia, PA on 3/3/11

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Swarthmore College
University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Swarthmore College (Economics)

University of Chicago Booth School of Business (MBA)

About Dheeraj

Hello! My name is Dheeraj; I'm a graduate of Swarthmore College and currently a business school student at the University of Chicago. Through the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows Program, I've taught high school math for 2 years and test prep for 5. I've also worked with The Johns Hopkins University CTY Summer Program as a Resident Assistant and Teaching Assistant and volunteer in underprivileged school districts. As a student, I've scored extremely well on my SAT (Math - 800) and GMAT (730) and middle and high school subjects (A/A- student). I truly believe I have the qualifications to help you or your child with math and other subjects mentioned below:

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry, SAT, Praxis, and GRE.

I am an established tutor in WyzAnt with over 80 student ratings, averaging almost a 5.0.

My passion for teaching stems from my ability to educate and help people understand concepts in a practical way. As a public high school math teacher, I had significant experience seeing where exactly students got stuck. From my time teaching, I have accumulated many resources from various websites, books, and articles to holistically address these problems. I believe I can present seemingly difficult math concepts in a very tangible and understandable manner. The key is to put it into real-world situations, which are actually meaningful and tangible to us.

I enjoy teaching on a 1-on-1 basis as well as in small groups. It is a very rewarding experience. I am confident I can help you improve your understanding and application of the subject matter and do well in school as well as in SAT or any other standardized test. Whether your goal is to get better at high school or middle school or do better in standardized tests, you will find me a great resource.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I could be of any help. I look forward to working with you.

Hello! My name is Dheeraj; I'm a graduate of Swarthmore College and currently a business school student at the University of Chicago. Through the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows Program, I've taught high school math for 2 years and test Read more

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Travels within 1 miles of Chicago, IL 60601
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Dheeraj Ravi - Great tutor / focused and produces results"

- Madras, Philadelphia, PA on 3/3/11

"Great Tutor!"

- Abbey, New York, NY on 4/27/15

"Very Helpful"

- Richard, Philadelphia, PA on 9/5/11

"conscientious and patient"

- Sean, Pitman, NJ on 9/3/11

"patient and reliable"

- Arlene, Boothwyn, PA on 9/2/11

"Prompt and Ready to Work"

- Carmen, Palmyra, NJ on 7/11/11

"Extremely Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Rafael, Philadelphia, PA on 5/5/11

"Very Helpful!"

- Alexis, Philadelphia, PA on 4/20/11

"Excellent tutor"

- Roberta, Philadelphia, PA on 4/13/11


- Dug, Maple Shade, NJ on 3/31/11

"Amazing Help"

- Karthik, Philadelphia, PA on 3/20/11

"Thanks for your effective tips."

- Mark, Philadelphia, PA on 3/8/11

"Dheeraj - Your teaching method works!"

- Sudha, Philadelphia, PA on 3/4/11
SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, SQL
Elementary Education:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I taught Algebra 1 at the 9th grade level during my time as a teacher. I am very comfortable with all aspects of the curriculum and have accumulated a wide variety of resources addressing all levels of difficulty. I have seen first-hand the problems students have with different concepts and can present new material in a number of ways, depending on what the student is most comfortable with.

Algebra 2

This course is designed to build on algebraic and geometric concepts. It develops advanced algebra skills such as systems of equations, advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, and concepts and includes the study of trigonometric functions. Algebra 2 is vital for students’ success on the ACT, SAT 2 Math, and college mathematics entrance exams.


Geometry can be very esoteric, but it can also be very interesting if taught in the right way. After teaching it for two years at a high school level, it is really important to approach difficult concepts with practical application.


My approach to tutoring the GREs is to focus on your weak areas, while reinforcing your strengths. The GRE does not test any math past the 10th grade, but it does come up with tricky questions so the important thing is using the best test-taking techniques. The verbal section is focused on figuring out vocabulary with relation to context clues and developing strong reading comprehension skills. The writing section assesses whether you can concisely write two 30-minute organized essays. I am confident that I can help you significantly improve your scores in all three areas.

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is an extremely powerful spreadsheet tool and may initially seem confusing, but with a little practice, can perform many diverse functions. I am confident that I will be able to help you master this versatile application and ensure it meets all your business and personal needs.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is an extremely effective tool for presentations and some quick easy tips go a long way. The amount of customizations you can make are endless. This is why hiring a tutor makes more sense than individually trying it, which leads to a lot of time lost. Practical experience working through concrete examples coupled with theory is the best instruction and what I know to be most effective.


I have taken the Praxis 1 and received 99th percentile in all three categories. I had to take the Praxis 2 Math Test (0061) to become a high school math teacher. I was in the Top 15%. I tutored two students with the high school subject test before as well as one student in the middle school test (0069). Both students successfully passed, and I was able to build up an invaluable set of resources for future students of all ability levels.


Prealgebra is the foundation for all secondary level math. It is vital that the math fundamentals are present for any student in order to become successful in any capacity. Obviously, most people will not go on to become rocket scientists, but a solid understanding of fractions, decimals, and percentages is essential to functioning in everyday life.


I taught precalculus as a high school math teacher and am extremely comfortable with all the material. Even though the material might look hard initially, with the proper instruction and right practice, you will master the concepts and even enjoy solving problems!

SAT Math

SAT Math only uses math topics up to 10th grade. There are no confusing subjects like calculus or trigonometry. Instead, I will focus on honing your test-taking abilities with relation to SAT techniques. Being able to identify what the problem is asking and what steps you need to take to solve the problem are critical. I sincerely believe that I can help you increase your score significantly.

SAT Writing

You can show the most improvement on the Writing Section because the SAT tests certain grammatical concepts and re-uses a lot of them. If you have practice identifying these errors, you can outsmart the SAT on this section! With my resources and past experiences, I guarantee a significant increase in your scores. Having received tutoring myself for an SAT II Subject Test, I can personally attest to the potential gains to be made by working with a tutor, since my score improved.


Trigonometry might seem like a really tough subject (just the name scares people!), but it's actually intuitive and follows the same logical rules that other math concepts follow. With exposure to many different problems and situations, anyone can become an expert.

Swarthmore College
University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Swarthmore College (Economics)

University of Chicago Booth School of Business (MBA)

Dheeraj Ravi - Great tutor / focused and produces results — I found him very knowledgeable about math and a few other subjects as well. He is patient, kind and helped me achieve my goals. Great strategies for taking SAT tests! My scores in practice tests are already up by 100 points in Math! Highly recommend Dheeraj for you or your children. ...

— Madras, Philadelphia, PA on 3/3/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dheeraj will travel within 1 miles of Chicago, IL 60601.