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Holly H.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

Math (through Calculus/Differential Equations), Physics, ACT/SAT

20+ Hours
4.8 average from 19 ratings
My daughter said Holly was great!
— Juan, Chicago, IL on 4/18/17

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Nuclear Engineering

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Nuclear Engineering)

About Holly

Hello! My name is Holly. :D

I studied nuclear, plasma, radiological engineering with a concentration in power, safety, and the environment and currently work for two tech companies doing work in content, marketing, and data analysis. However, I used to teach preschool and previously lead first and second graders at a summer camp.

Through the American Nuclear Society, I have gained experience teaching by volunteering several times every semesters for the Boy Scouts of America. I have assisted Boy Scouts in receiving the Nuclear Science Badge and the Energy Badge. This program would involve my peers and me teaching middle school aged boys (class size between 7 - 30) about science and engineering. I have been helping with that program for over three years. Prior to attending college, I also tutored flute and math. What I love about tutoring is helping others discover the beauty of math, as well as helping them unlock and utilize their potential.

Since I am studying engineering, I have a strong background in math and science. I have done well in college math courses (As in the whole collegiate calculus sequence), which rely heavily on the math taken prior to attending college (Algebra, Trig, Geometry, Discrete). Additionally, I attended a math and science boarding school (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, IMSA) which really fostered my interest in engineering, At IMSA, I was a student ambassador and helped with programs (K - 8th grade) that encouraged creativity and interest in STEM. I am particularly passionate about encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM.

While in college, my stronger courses have included statics, energy systems, and thermodynamics. In my free time, I enjoy reading poetry and playing ukulele.

As previously stated, I received all As in the calculus sequence throughout college. I have also taken through general chemistry (with lab) and quantum physics. Both my university and high school have rigorous course work and high expectations, which built the foundation of my current education.

ACT Math: 34
SAT Math: 680

I am passionate about helping others and teaching STEM! I'm very friendly and approach everything/everyone with a smile :) Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or appointments.
Hello! My name is Holly. :D

I studied nuclear, plasma, radiological engineering with a concentration in power, safety, and the environment and currently work for two tech companies doing work in content, marketing, and data analysis. However, I used to teach preschool and previously lead first and second graders at a summer camp.
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 9 miles of Chicago, IL 60657

"My daughter said Holly was great!"

- Juan, Chicago, IL on 4/18/17

"Knowledgeable and helpful"

- Mark, Chicago, IL on 2/20/17

"Great with my teenage daughter"

- Christina, Chicago, IL on 2/12/17

"Holly is an excellent teacher"

- Sandra, Chicago, IL on 11/15/16

"Helpful AP Physics Tutoring"

- Muge, Palatine, IL on 10/2/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary Math,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science, Common Core, GED, PSAT, SAT Math
Computer:
MATLAB
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

My ACT Scores was 33 in Math.

Algebra 1

I've volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America to teach merit badges about nuclear science and energy systems, so I'm comfortable in teaching STEM at a middle school/early high school level.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is the backbone for a lot of upper-level math, so I find myself using it in a lot of high-level math, physics and engineering courses. I also use a lot of resources (MatLab, Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, Texas Instruments) to learn new techniques and check my (and my students) work.

Elementary Math

I work a lot with kids. This summer I worked at a day camp and taught math (as well as swimming) at the preK - 3rd grade level. I understand that it's important to have a solid foundation and make it interactive; math isn't inherently fun and I try really hard to engage the kids. I volunteered with several semesters teaching the Boy Scouts (late elementary - middle school). I taught them about Energy Systems and Nuclear Science so I'm familiar with teaching STEM at that age level. I think for kids that age it's important to really be engaged in the math and understand the practical application; I use a lot of pictures and hands-on examples.

Geometry

I've volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America to teach merit badges about nuclear science and energy systems, so I'm comfortable in teaching STEM at an early high school level. I also try to teach the important concepts for studying and test-taking, which I feel are necessary to success in high school math classes. Additionally, geometry is the building blocks for algebra and trigonometry, so I try to help tying in a student's current coursework into other classes they may take in the future.

Precalculus

I have taken (and received As in) the entire college calculus sequence, so I have a thorough understanding of precalculus and its applications to calculus and higher-level math. I also tutor in geometry, trig, and algebra; often I find that if a student does not have a strong foundation in these, it can be difficult to do precalc. I'm able to help them refresh their knowledge to really be able to use what they have already learned in precalc. I also tutor in ACT/SAT, so I'm able to help the student work on test-taking skills if that is something they struggle with. Given my private tutoring experience, I also have supplemental material of my own to help illustrate certain concepts if a student is not understanding it through their textbook, coursework, and tutoring. If there is a topic I don't have material for, I'm more than happy to create something to help the student understand.

SAT Math

I'm currently tutoring multiple high school students for SAT Math, so I have experience with helping students prepare for the standardized exams in regards to both test taking approaches as well as the content itself.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Nuclear Engineering

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Nuclear Engineering)

My daughter said Holly was great!

My daughter said Holly did a great job breaking it down for her and making notes for her. She said Holly was sweet and patient. My daughter didn't feel intimidated or embarrassed to let her know she wasn't getting something. She felt very comfortable with Holly. She was able to come home and do her homework with confidence!!!

— Juan, Chicago, IL on 4/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Holly will travel within 9 miles of Chicago, IL 60657.