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Carrie F.

Chicago, IL

$65/hour

Math and science tutor

Background check passed as of 3/13/14
5.0 average from 119 ratings
Extremely Knowledgeable
— Rachel, Chicago, IL on 2/3/16

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Augustana College
Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD

Education

Augustana College (Biology)

University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD)

About Carrie

I have 20 years of experience tutoring in math and science. I have a strong math and science foundation. I received my PhD in Molecular Genetics in 2006 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I currently work at Loyola University as a research scientist. I use math and science in my everyday life. My goal as a tutor is not only to help students learn math and science, but also to share my enthusiasm and passion for these subjects. When I work with students, I make sure that that they understand the concepts before moving on. I give students additional practice problems to ensure that they understand the concepts, and I have the student explain the concepts back to me.
I also help students prepare for the ACT. I provide my own materials, including actual ACT exams from previous years. I work on reviewing concepts, going through practice tests, and teaching students test taking strategies.
I have 20 years of experience tutoring in math and science. I have a strong math and science foundation. I received my PhD in Molecular Genetics in 2006 from the University of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I am open to tutoring two or more students in the same subject for an hourly rate of $45 per student

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60625
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely Knowledgeable"

- Rachel, Chicago, IL on 2/3/16

"Carrie is incredibly knowledgeable and kind"

- Isabella, Chicago, IL on 6/4/15

"Professional and patient, very pleasant, effective"

- Elizabeth, Chicago, IL on 5/4/14

"Great Tutor"

- Nadia, Park Ridge, IL on 4/25/14

"A Good Tutor"

- ADISAK, Chicago, IL on 3/19/14

"Prompt and patient"

- Joyce, Skokie, IL on 2/28/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Genetics,
Microbiology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Genetics

I have a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, which I received in 2006. I currently work as a research scientist at Loyola University. I work on bladder cancer research.
After being the only freshman to take Genetics (a 300 level course) at Augustana College and doing exceptionally well, the professor asked me to tutor other students. I started tutoring in genetics in my sophomore year at Augustana College (1997).

Augustana College
Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD

Education

Augustana College (Biology)

University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD)

Extremely Knowledgeable — Carrie is extremely knowledgeable, as well as very patient. It has been quite a long time since I've been exposed to mathematical formulas. Carrie broke down formulas to help ease my apprehension. She supplied detailed hand-outs, highlighting key formulas with examples. Carrie also supplied mock take home ACT tests, with detailed time breakdowns for each section. ...

— Rachel, Chicago, IL on 2/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I am open to tutoring two or more students in the same subject for an hourly rate of $45 per student

Travel policy

Carrie will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60625.