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Philip S.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

Experienced Tutor Specializing in Science and Test Prep Skills

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North Park University
Biology and History

Education

North Park University (Biology and History)

About Philip

I have had a passion for education ever since I started my first job as a tutor upon my graduation from college in 2012. I studied at North Park University where I doubled majored in biology and history. In addition to being a full time student, I was a member the North Park University Basketball Team. As an NCAA student-athlete, I learned the importance of time management and organization in both my athletic and academic responsibilities. I'm able to relate to how busy students can be at times with regards to balancing their academic, athletic, and extracurricular commitments. It was the development of these important skills that allowed me to graduate from North Park University on the athletic honor roll. I try my best to help my students to develop these skills throughout our work together.

I've been working as a tutor for various tutoring companies for the past three years and have enjoyed it very much. The majority of my tutoring experience is with ACT/SAT preparation, however, I have experience tutoring various science, history, and English classes as well. My goal for each lesson is to keep my student genuinely interested in the material and lesson. From my past education experience as student, the subjects I excelled in were the ones with the most interesting and passionate teachers. Since then, I have used this as a big part of my teaching philosophy: keep every lesson as interesting and fun as possible. I believe that doing so will allow my students to genuinely enjoy our lessons, allowing them to achieve their academic goals.

Because much of my tutoring over the past three years has been focused on ACT/SAT preparation, I have a great success rate when it comes to my students improving their scores. I scored a 30 on the ACT myself, so I know what it takes to do well on the test. I believe that I can teach ACT preparation in a way that students will enjoy and achieve the scores they desire.

I appreciate all feedback from the lessons, and I am happy to use any and all feedback to better myself as an educator. I have a 24 hour cancellation policy, but I try to be as flexible as possible and offer makeup lessons.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed in your studies!
I have had a passion for education ever since I started my first job as a tutor upon my graduation from college in 2012. I studied at North Park University where I doubled majored in biology and history. In addition to being a full Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Chicago, IL 60625
Science:
ACT Science,
Biology, Chemistry
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have three years of experience tutoring ACT preparation for multiple tutoring companies and scored a 30 on the English section. I've had great success helping my students improve their English score using my strategies and approach to this section. I have all the specific material needed for a ACT prep course, including practice tests, drill worksheets, and subject material for this specific section of the test.

ACT Reading

I have three years of experience tutoring ACT preparation for multiple tutoring companies, and scored a 35 on the Reading section. I've had great success helping my students improve their Reading score using my strategies and approach to this section. I have all the specific material needed for a ACT prep course, including practice tests, drill worksheets, and subject material for this specific section of the test.

ACT Science

I have three years of experience tutoring ACT preparation for multiple tutoring companies. I've had great success helping my students improve their Science score using my strategies and approach to this section. I have all the specific material needed for a ACT prep course, including practice tests, drill worksheets, and subject material for this specific part of the test.

Chemistry

I have three years of experience teaching chemistry for multiple tutoring companies. I've had great success in the past with helping my students improve their chemistry grade and achieve their goals in the class. As a biology major, I've taken five different chemistry courses, so I am very familiar with the core material and concepts of chemistry. Because of this, I believe that I can effectively teach these concepts in a way that will allow my students to understand them, helping them to succeed in their chemistry class.

ESL/ESOL

I taught English in Prague, Czech Republic, for the past year. I worked for Caledonian Language School, teaching English to classes of students at various businesses located throughout the city of Prague. I taught students of all ages, proficiency levels, and from many different countries. I currently hold a 120-Hour TEFL Certification.

North Park University
Biology and History

Education

North Park University (Biology and History)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Philip will travel within 25 miles of Chicago, IL 60625.