Over 300 tutoring hours

Catherine W.

Chicago, IL

$90/hour

Math and Physics Tutor with Engineering and Architecture background

Background check passed as of 10/31/14
4.9 average from 47 ratings
Five star so happy I reached out to Catherine
— Gabielle, New York, NY on 11/14/15

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Penn State
Industrial Eng
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework
University of Illinois, Chicago
Master's

Education

Penn State (Industrial Eng)

University of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

University of Illinois, Chicago (Master's)

About Catherine

My tutoring experience ranges from grade school to college levels, up to and including Calculus II and College Physics. I've tutored at Penn State's Learning Center as well as students at home. My passion for education comes through in my teaching methods, as I believe that all students have the ability to learn a subject as long as it is presented to them in a way in which they are able to grasp. I use both analytical as well as graphical methods or a combination of the two as needed to cater to each student. Having both an Engineering and Architecture background, I am able to explain difficult concepts to either a left or right-brained student, verbally or with visual representations. I am also great at getting students excited about the subject they are learning by relating it to something relevant to them.

My passion about education led me to co-found a college coaching program in Philadelphia, which provided essay writing and college application coaching. Through this program, I have insight into the college application review process and can help a student discover their application theme/personal branding as well as construct thoughtful essay responses.
My tutoring experience ranges from grade school to college levels, up to and including Calculus II and College Physics. I've tutored at Penn State's Learning Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

One hour cancellation fee assessed for late notice and no shows

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60647
Background Check: Passed

"Five star so happy I reached out to Catherine"

- Gabielle, New York, NY on 11/14/15

"Outstanding"

- John, Chicago, IL on 2/4/15

"Very Patient!!!"

- Mechelle, Chicago, IL on 11/6/14

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Jake, Chicago, IL on 10/16/14

"Best tutor I have ever had. Excellent."

- Joe, Chicago, IL on 11/19/13

"Catherine has tricks under her sleeve!"

- Victoria, Park Ridge, IL on 10/21/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Philosophy, Physics, Psychology
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Architecture,
Art History
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD,
Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint
History:
Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Architecture

I have a Master's degree in Architecture and has practiced in the field for 4 years, mostly as an interior architect. I've tutored at Penn State's Learning Center as well as students at home.

AutoCAD

I use AutoCAD extensively as an architecture / interior design professional. I have been using it since engineering schooling in undergrad and have continued to use it in an architectural capacity at large architectural firms.

Penn State
Industrial Eng
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Coursework
University of Illinois, Chicago
Master's

Education

Penn State (Industrial Eng)

University of Pennsylvania (Graduate Coursework)

University of Illinois, Chicago (Master's)

Five star so happy I reached out to Catherine — I wanted to get a deeper understanding of the engineering end of doing full renovations. Catherine opened my eyes to the structural, plumbing alternatives and fire code rules. The hour was intense learning and I am very grateful I reached out to Catherine. Plus additionally she is so professional, we were well prepped for the appointment with emails before and even additional information sent to m ...

— Gabielle, New York, NY on 11/14/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $90.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

One hour cancellation fee assessed for late notice and no shows

Travel policy

Catherine will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60647.