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Phillip T.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

Diligent and patient math tutor in Chicago

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University of Virginia
Economics
National Louis University
Master's

Education

University of Virginia (Economics)

National Louis University (Master's)

About Phillip

I first started enjoying math when I was in middle school. My teacher influenced the way I understood the material and she took pride in the subject, as I do now. After several, advanced, college-level math courses, I graduated college with more than just an Economics degree: I left with a love for math.

I began tutoring calculus and prealgebra to high school students while at college. Most recently, I've tutored several high school students while employed at a national learning center. Here, I tutored primarily SAT Math prep. Over the year as a tutor, I saw several students improve their PSAT and SAT math scores. Seeing my students grow as learners and improve as students is one of my dearest accomplishments.

As a tutor, I have taught students within a wide range of understanding of math. I specifically specialize in middle school math concepts plus high school level geometry, precalculus, calculus and SAT Math prep. So, whether you are in great need of one-on-one guidance or simply require review, I aim to facilitate breakthroughs that occur from within, on the student's terms. Simply pointing out errors or revealing answers would--I found--preclude understanding; instead, I employ a student's reading comprehension (and I will help with that as needed) and re-read problems (always out loud), consider applicable concepts, and speak his or her thought processes. These steps tell me more about a student's tendencies, which help me to tailor sessions most effectively. All the while, a student acquires a deeper understanding of the material.

My goal as a tutor is to ensure a student's understanding and application of math concepts. I will be patient until we reach that goal together!

My schedule is very flexible with a 12-hour cancellation policy and I can meet at a student's home or at another location, whichever is convenient and comfortable for the student. I'm happy and willing to travel to wherever Chicago public transit can take me.

I look forward to helping students better understand math. A little practice and guidance can go a long way.
I first started enjoying math when I was in middle school. My teacher influenced the way I understood the material and she took pride in the subject, as I do now. After several, advanced, college-level math courses, I graduated college with more than just an Economics degree: I left with a love for math.

I began tutoring calculus and
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Chicago, IL 60640
Math:
Algebra 1, Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Geometry

A strong understanding of geometry helped me quickly grasp algebra, calculus and trigonometry. I was able to succeed in advanced calculus with my knowledge of geometry. I've tutored SAT level geometry for over a year with multiple students.

Prealgebra

After excelling at high school level precalculus and calculus AB, I completed college level credit courses calculus and applied calculus. While not directly featured on the SAT, proficiency in precalculus can strongly benefit a student on that test.

Precalculus

As a introduction to calculus, precalculus is so important to understand in order to take on advanced math concepts. After completing high school AP Calculus AB, I went on to study calculus and applied calculus in college. I employ what students already know in order to understand precalculus; I believe students can grow with guidance as needed.

SAT Math

After taking advanced math courses in both high school and college, I was able to better understand the concepts tested on the SAT Math section. I tutored SAT Math prep for over a year with sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school. Most sessions lasted 2 hours and I encouraged students to study and gave them customized homework.

University of Virginia
Economics
National Louis University
Master's

Education

University of Virginia (Economics)

National Louis University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Phillip will travel within 3 miles of Chicago, IL 60640.