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Nicole C.

Math, Science, Engineering and Test Prep

Math, Science, Engineering and Test Prep

$45/hour

  • 906 hours tutoring

  • Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640

About Nicole


Bio

I was raised in a family of educators and realized the joys of sharing knowledge with others at a young age. I started tutoring and assistant teaching in 8th grade. I continued in this pattern into my years at Northwestern University with the Center for Talent Development program. From my experiences, I understand that the learning process is a journey. As a tutor, my goal is to help my students discover the joy and power of mastering that journey.

I specialize in tutoring all levels of...

I was raised in a family of educators and realized the joys of sharing knowledge with others at a young age. I started tutoring and assistant teaching in 8th grade. I continued in this pattern into my years at Northwestern University with the Center for Talent Development program. From my experiences, I understand that the learning process is a journey. As a tutor, my goal is to help my students discover the joy and power of mastering that journey.

I specialize in tutoring all levels of Math up to and including differential equations. Additional subjects I tutor are chemistry, physics, and engineering concepts. I will tutor up to the collegiate level. My knowledge base as a Material Science Engineer has given me a strong fundamental understanding of these subjects and the ability to relate these concepts to relevant real life problems. Furthermore I will tutor for GRE, ACT, SAT and AP math. These standardized tests all have structures, that when properly understood ensure student success.

When tutoring, my approach is to first assess what the students know then identify where their weakest point of understanding is. I will introduce problems that specifically engage the student in those areas. I take the time to find the explanation that resonates with my students. I want to build the skills necessary for students to succeed on their own in future endeavors.

I always appreciate communication with my students and their parents about difficulties and successes. Each client is an individual with unique needs and goals. The best for me to meet each clients's expectations is through your feedback.

I am willing to travel throughout the Chicago area that is CTA accessible. I do ask for 24 hour cancellation notice. However, I am always willing to reschedule and offer makeup sessions.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you improve in your academic goals.


Education

Northwestern University
Material Science Eng

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/11/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Computer

MATLAB

MATLAB

Every engineering student at Northwestern University is required to take MatLab in their first quarter. Students are then expected to regularly use MatLab in the following three quarters of that sequence. My average grade for the sequence was a A-, and I never received a grade lower than a B+. Furthermore, in my major, Material Science and Engineering, a MatLab project or assignment was included in the majority of my required classes to improved our proficiency and use of computational tools. I have a firm belief that the future of all engineering endeavors requires the use and development of strong computational tools and MatLab is one of those tools.

Corporate Training

Statistics

Statistics

As a part of my engineering courses I took several courses of statistics. Additionally I have tutored both high school and college students in their various statistic courses.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am extremely proficient in mathematics, it was the first subject I enjoyed. Furthermore my time as Center for Talent Development gave me experience working with elementary school children. I understand how to break concepts into their most basic level and focus on teaching by patterns and repetition with these younger kids.
Elementary Science

Homeschool

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is about understanding a fundamental set of rules and applying to them to various problems. I had mastered these concepts before entering middle school and started tutoring my peers in 8th grade. I continued tutoring algebra through out high school. At Northwestern, I was a teacher assistant for several algebra classes taught through the Center for Talent Development program. I have a firm understanding of these concepts and know multiple ways to explain each of them. I can't wait to share my knowledge with you.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 5 of both my AP calculus exams and tested into the honors calculus program at Northwestern. Calculus is yet another set of rules to memorize and the place where forgotten rules from trig and algebra 2 come back. However, these rules are not arbitrary and with the right approach can be understood.
Physics,

Physics

My major, material science engineering, requires a strong understanding of physics. Thus I have taken multiple advanced levels of physics at the collegiate level. I am required to understand how structures on atomic, microscopic, and macroscopic levels interact with each other. These interactions can by physical, electrical, magnetic, or chemical in nature. I can calculate how an electron will pass through a electron microscope's lens, interact with the sample, and how the resulting signal change will be picked up by a detector. I can predict how a microflaw in a gear will effect the performance and lifetime. I can quantify the stress inside a truss and how much load it can bear.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is where students build the fundamental skills they need to succeed in latter subjects. When I tutor in this subject my goal is to help students identify the skills they have and the simplest form of the question being asked. By doing this, students will be able to rapidly and efficiently tackle problems.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a part of my engineering courses I took several courses of statistics. Additionally I have tutored both high school and college students in their various statistic courses.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is about understanding a fundamental set of rules and applying to them to various problems. I had mastered these concepts before entering middle school and started tutoring my peers in 8th grade. I continued tutoring algebra through out high school. At Northwestern, I was a teacher assistant for several algebra classes taught through the Center for Talent Development program. I have a firm understanding of these concepts and know multiple ways to explain each of them. I can't wait to share my knowledge with you.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 5 of both my AP calculus exams and tested into the honors calculus program at Northwestern. Calculus is yet another set of rules to memorize and the place where forgotten rules from trig and algebra 2 come back. However, these rules are not arbitrary and with the right approach can be understood.
Differential Equations,

Differential Equations

As a an engineering student at Northwestern University I have taken and excelled in classes on ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations. Furthermore, most on my advanced science classes required a mastery of differential equations. Heat transfer, thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics all require the use of differential equations.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

As an engineering student, I had to take several advanced math courses, including Discrete Math. In discrete we are interested in numbers and patterns that only have certain possible values, typically integers. We can explore the properties of integers and solve specific mapping of sets using rigorous logic and proofs. The main difficulties in this type of course are based in understanding the implications on logic for having a limited yet infinite set and choosing the appropriate proof to justify the problem.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I, like every engineering student at Northwestern, have taken Linear Algebra at the collegiate level. Proper understanding of linear algebra is a necessary skill for understanding any large system. Many programs, like python and MatLab, use the concepts of linear algebra in their core operations. To be prepared for these problems and to use these tools, and individual needs a strong foundation in linear algebra.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

Every engineering student at Northwestern University is required to take MatLab in their first quarter. Students are then expected to regularly use MatLab in the following three quarters of that sequence. My average grade for the sequence was a A-, and I never received a grade lower than a B+. Furthermore, in my major, Material Science and Engineering, a MatLab project or assignment was included in the majority of my required classes to improved our proficiency and use of computational tools. I have a firm belief that the future of all engineering endeavors requires the use and development of strong computational tools and MatLab is one of those tools.
Physics,

Physics

My major, material science engineering, requires a strong understanding of physics. Thus I have taken multiple advanced levels of physics at the collegiate level. I am required to understand how structures on atomic, microscopic, and macroscopic levels interact with each other. These interactions can by physical, electrical, magnetic, or chemical in nature. I can calculate how an electron will pass through a electron microscope's lens, interact with the sample, and how the resulting signal change will be picked up by a detector. I can predict how a microflaw in a gear will effect the performance and lifetime. I can quantify the stress inside a truss and how much load it can bear.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is where students build the fundamental skills they need to succeed in latter subjects. When I tutor in this subject my goal is to help students identify the skills they have and the simplest form of the question being asked. By doing this, students will be able to rapidly and efficiently tackle problems.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a part of my engineering courses I took several courses of statistics. Additionally I have tutored both high school and college students in their various statistic courses.
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

To excell in trigonometry you can try to memorize over 50 different equations relating sine, cosine, and tangent. Or you can understand the form of approximately 10 of those equations and derive the rest. Trigonometry is about patterns and relationships of a small set of functions to each other. When I tutor or teach trigonometry I build upon those patterns so that students have less to memorize. Furthermore, a strong understanding of trig is essential to any student wishing to pursue a career in engineering or science. Our world operates in cyclic patterns described by these equations. I want to help my students have a strong foundations for the future problems they will solve.
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is about understanding a fundamental set of rules and applying to them to various problems. I had mastered these concepts before entering middle school and started tutoring my peers in 8th grade. I continued tutoring algebra through out high school. At Northwestern, I was a teacher assistant for several algebra classes taught through the Center for Talent Development program. I have a firm understanding of these concepts and know multiple ways to explain each of them. I can't wait to share my knowledge with you.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 5 of both my AP calculus exams and tested into the honors calculus program at Northwestern. Calculus is yet another set of rules to memorize and the place where forgotten rules from trig and algebra 2 come back. However, these rules are not arbitrary and with the right approach can be understood.
Physics,

Physics

My major, material science engineering, requires a strong understanding of physics. Thus I have taken multiple advanced levels of physics at the collegiate level. I am required to understand how structures on atomic, microscopic, and macroscopic levels interact with each other. These interactions can by physical, electrical, magnetic, or chemical in nature. I can calculate how an electron will pass through a electron microscope's lens, interact with the sample, and how the resulting signal change will be picked up by a detector. I can predict how a microflaw in a gear will effect the performance and lifetime. I can quantify the stress inside a truss and how much load it can bear.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is where students build the fundamental skills they need to succeed in latter subjects. When I tutor in this subject my goal is to help students identify the skills they have and the simplest form of the question being asked. By doing this, students will be able to rapidly and efficiently tackle problems.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a part of my engineering courses I took several courses of statistics. Additionally I have tutored both high school and college students in their various statistic courses.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry, Precalculus

Science

Physics,

Physics

My major, material science engineering, requires a strong understanding of physics. Thus I have taken multiple advanced levels of physics at the collegiate level. I am required to understand how structures on atomic, microscopic, and macroscopic levels interact with each other. These interactions can by physical, electrical, magnetic, or chemical in nature. I can calculate how an electron will pass through a electron microscope's lens, interact with the sample, and how the resulting signal change will be picked up by a detector. I can predict how a microflaw in a gear will effect the performance and lifetime. I can quantify the stress inside a truss and how much load it can bear.
Chemistry, Physical Science

Summer

Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra is about understanding a fundamental set of rules and applying to them to various problems. I had mastered these concepts before entering middle school and started tutoring my peers in 8th grade. I continued tutoring algebra through out high school. At Northwestern, I was a teacher assistant for several algebra classes taught through the Center for Talent Development program. I have a firm understanding of these concepts and know multiple ways to explain each of them. I can't wait to share my knowledge with you.
Calculus,

Calculus

I received a 5 of both my AP calculus exams and tested into the honors calculus program at Northwestern. Calculus is yet another set of rules to memorize and the place where forgotten rules from trig and algebra 2 come back. However, these rules are not arbitrary and with the right approach can be understood.
Physics,

Physics

My major, material science engineering, requires a strong understanding of physics. Thus I have taken multiple advanced levels of physics at the collegiate level. I am required to understand how structures on atomic, microscopic, and macroscopic levels interact with each other. These interactions can by physical, electrical, magnetic, or chemical in nature. I can calculate how an electron will pass through a electron microscope's lens, interact with the sample, and how the resulting signal change will be picked up by a detector. I can predict how a microflaw in a gear will effect the performance and lifetime. I can quantify the stress inside a truss and how much load it can bear.
Statistics,

Statistics

As a part of my engineering courses I took several courses of statistics. Additionally I have tutored both high school and college students in their various statistic courses.
Algebra 1, Chemistry, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GRE, SAT Math

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (220 ratings)
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Reviews


Very patient tutor

Nicole was very kind in her instruction method, and very knowledgeable. She was patient in explaining concepts to me, even repeatedly when I did not understand them, and found different ways to help me understand the material. She worked with me to cover topics in Discrete Math.

Stefanie, 2 lessons with Nicole

So patient

My daughter absolutely adores her. So patient and really takes her time. Highly recommend her to others. Very professional. So far I think she is really grasping the math now that Nicole has been tutoring her.

Christina, 1 lesson with Nicole

Amazing tutor

Nicole is the reason I am doing well in my calculus 2 class. She goes through everything step by step with me to make sure that I understand everything. She is just a great tutor. I highly recommend using her if you're struggling in a math class!

Bennett, 6 lessons with Nicole

You can't go wrong

I couldn't imagine anyone who is more well versed on even the most obscure type of math. She explains things well and came to our sessions amazingly prepared.

Moses, 2 lessons with Nicole

Wonderful and Knowledgable Tutor

Nicole was an awesome tutor. I started a Ordinary Differential Equations a bit late as I had to finish finals for another course so I was not up to speed in class. I needed help understanding and grapsing the concepts and she made sure that I was able to catch up to the course material. She was knowledgeable of all prerequisites including advanced alegbrea and calculus and was able to refresh my memory of the content that was needed. Nicole was also very flexible, and was able to modify meeting schedule if needed. She is very well organized and came to sessions prepared for each chapter subject ready to explain the material. I highly recommend Nicole as she has helped me pass a very difficult course. Thank You Very Much!

Daniel, 9 lessons with Nicole

Very patient and knows what she is doing

She's so good at explaining things in a way that's understandable. And she's super patient. I look forward to working with her.

Steve, 8 lessons with Nicole

Thank you Nicole!

This passed weekend I took my Chapter 11 quiz on Vectors and Curves in Space. Thanks to Nicole I aced it! Her visual teaching style helped me understand concepts and answer the questions confidently. Thank you Nicole!

Jim, 31 lessons with Nicole

Awesome Tutor

Patient, comprehensive, easy going and clear in her teaching! Helped me finish and understand my homework just in time before class.

Jesus, 1 lesson with Nicole
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Nicole C.

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