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Adam P.

Chicago, IL

$45/hour

Hey I'm Adam! I Specialize in Econ, Psych/Soc and Biomedical Sciences!

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— Raman, Chicago, IL on 1/6/16

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University of Illinois at Chicago- Honors College
Economics

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago- Honors College (Economics)

About Adam

I come from a family of educators who taught me growing up that what you do for yourself is finite. However, what you do for others has the capability to live on continuously. How exciting! This is why I enjoy teaching so much. I also very much enjoy witnessing first hand the growth students undergo when they dedicate themselves! I managed to graduate Summa Cum Laude while holding numerous positions like teacher's assistant at an elementary school, program director at financially the world's largest municipal park district, and cancer researcher as part of the liver pathology team at University of Illinois Hospital. Holding these positions while maintaining strong academic performance has required dedication, effective time management, and enthusiasm! I hope to have the pleasure of helping you improve your grades, MCAT scores, communication skills, or whatever needs work by employing these skills during our sessions!

As an Economics/Pre-med graduate, I specialize in assisting with economics, MCAT (98th percentile Psych/Soc 91st percentile Bio/Biochem), chemistry, biology, and math. I also do proofreading and public speaking. If you have questions about specific classes please feel free to ask! My approach is a very patient one, and I stress investment in the subject by both myself and you. I aim to create a comfortable environment where questions can flow freely, and active learning is paramount. I also fancy tying questions into everyday situations that one might find themselves in! I find that when there is practical context to complex problems we are more likely to learn and remember pertinent information. My goal every session is to make sure that not only are problems solved, but that the fundamental concepts, processes, and rationale behind said problems have been ingrained. After all, the less you see of me the better! I also stress the ability to find confidence. Confidence is incredibly important in our day to day lives, and it is no different when you are trying to learn something new. The caveat being that only with practice and persistence comes true confidence!

I am very flexible with time so whatever works for you I can make work for me. I prefer to host tutoring sessions somewhere near my Logan Square apartment, but I am willing to make any arrangement which would make you most comfortable (on-campus, at a library, Starbucks, etc.). I require a 12-hour cancellation notice which I believe is pretty flexible and can offer make up classes on weekends. However, the sooner you let me know you cannot make it the better! Thank you for being so considerate!

I cannot wait to hear from you, and I am excited to help you reach all of your academic goals. You are capable of great success!

- Adam
I come from a family of educators who taught me growing up that what you do for yourself is finite. However, what you do for others has the capability to live on continuously. How exciting! This is why I enjoy teaching so much. I also very much enjoy witnessing first hand the growth students undergo when they dedicate themselves! I managed to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60618

"Very Helpful and Effective!"

- Raman, Chicago, IL on 1/6/16

"Exceptional Tutor and Very Helpful"

- Munzir, Chicago, IL on 12/7/15

"Adam is very fun, outspoken and respectful."

- Amanda, Chicago, IL on 11/17/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Econometrics, Elementary Math,
Linear Algebra, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
Music:
Guitar
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading,
Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, College Counseling, MCAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Business, Economics,
Microsoft Excel, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball, Chess, Football, Soccer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Before deciding on a career in medicine, I was on the path to become a college math professor. Algebra is fun because it is straightforward and logical. Once you understand the fundamentals, you will be surprised at how much you can do! I have never received less than an "A" in any algebra course and have tutored everything from brilliant 5th graders to struggling college students!

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is often much more challenging for students. However, the introduction of the graphing calculator I think makes the subject much more approachable than many give it credit for. I have tutored this subject in the past with students finding great success; often times I have seen students jump two letter grades. Whether it is a system of equations, functions, logarithms, quadratics or rational expressions, let us find your success in this subject together!

Biology

My aspirations to be a surgeon has provided me with loads of biology coursework; this has definitely prepared me to help others with biology! I have never received a letter grade less than an "A" and have tutored students in biology throughout every stage of my academic career. I have also worked as part of a liver and colorectal cancer research team. That being said, I am capable of bringing interesting practical connections/applications to our biology tutoring sessions.

Chemistry

As a pre-medical student I was required to take numerous chemistry courses. In all of them I have received "A" marks. I have also tutored hundreds of struggling students during office hours, library visits, and study sessions during my time as a college student. Whether it is determining periodic trends, or performing specific heat calculations, I am confident that I can help you reach your chemistry goals!

Economics

The subject that gets me the most excited! It is why I am pursuing a dual M.D./MBA degree as opposed to the standard M.D. Economics is my major and I currently hold a perfect 4.0 GPA within it. I have been lucky enough to present research at places like Illinois Economic Association, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and have even been invited to national competitions because of my economic prowess! I have tutored dozens of students; whether it be intro, intermediate, advanced, or econometrics, I can definitely help!

Elementary Math

I have worked with elementary-aged students for the last six years. Math is a subject that I very much enjoy tutoring elementary school children in because they become vastly more powerful learners once they master just the fundamentals. It also amazing to see the excitement it brings them once they see they are capable of progressing so quickly. With my enthusiasm and proper guidance I can ensure that your elementary student will be a math whiz in no time!

MCAT

I will be attending medical school this fall and thus studied for MCAT 2015 vehemently! The new MCAT is a longer and more comprehensive exam, but that does not mean it has to be harder! I scored above the 90th percentile overall. I did the most well in the Biology/Biochemistry section and Behavioral Sciences section scoring in the 91st and 98th percentile respectively. The Physics and Chemistry section can be difficult for many students, but with basic understanding of general science principles, supplemented by practical life experiences, I can help you achieve your MCAT goals. CARS is tricky but one tip I can give is to read like the author is in front of you!

Organic Chemistry

As an aspiring medical student, I was required to take Organic Chemistry for 2 semesters. I received an "A" both semesters and have tutored Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 for dozens of struggling students. Electron Pushing Mechanisms are my favorite because once you understand those, Organic Chemistry becomes so much more easy! Organic Chemistry is difficult at first because it is like learning a new language, but I would be happy to help you gain a grasp of this language and help you achieve that high grade you are looking for!

Proofreading

Writing is the first subject I began to help others with. It is an incredibly valuable skill which can provide SO many opportunities if done well. I have tutored others within the writing centers of the City Colleges of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and have edited innumerable essays from college students. I am also in the process of having a scientific paper published. Creative writing, scientific writing, or simply helping a grammar/high school student complete essays are all things I would love to assist with.

Reading

The importance of reading cannot be overstated; I have especially discovered this during my college years. Whether it be of the sports section of the newspaper, textbooks, fantasy novels, sci-fi adaptations, or comics, reading is paramount. I stress this to all of the young people I encounter day-to-day. I have tutored reading from kindergartners to high school juniors. I emphasize focus on, investment in, and comprehension of the topic at hand. Many of the passages students encounter on standardized exams do not consist of the most enthralling subject matter, however, we can find ways to make them interesting once critical information is obtained from the passage!

University of Illinois at Chicago- Honors College
Economics

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago- Honors College (Economics)

Very Helpful and Effective! — Adam helped me with reaction mechanisms and how to study for them so that they're easier to comprehend. Looking forward to more sessions! ...

— Raman, Chicago, IL on 1/6/16

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Adam will travel within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60618.