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Seth W.

Chicago, IL

$50/hour

M2 at Top 20 Medical School; MCAT and All College Sciences Tutor

100+ Hours
4.9 average from 45 ratings
Really passionate and knowledgeable.
— Jasmine, Elk Grove, CA on 3/24/16

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University of Pittsburgh
Neuroscience, HPS
Feinberg School of Medicine (MD Candidate)
Enrolled
Northwestern University Medical Humanities and Bioethics (M.A.)
Enrolled

Education

University of Pittsburgh (Neuroscience, HPS)

Feinberg School of Medicine (MD Candidate) (Enrolled)

Northwestern University Medical Humanities and Bioethics (M.A.) (Enrolled)

About Seth

I have always enjoyed teaching and assisting others throughout my high school and college career. I have a love for teaching that I fostered while going above and beyond during my years as a Chemistry Teaching Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh. I have worked as a tutor since that time in various cities, including Pittsburgh, Boston, and Chicago. I am currently a second year medical student at a Top 20 institution, and I am hoping to help others with my knowledge and abilities. I am a clear speaker, a pleasant individual, and I value and respect the variety of learning styles that each student possesses.

I scored in the 97th percentile on my MCAT purely through self-study, with a distinction of scoring in the 100th percentile on the Verbal section. I am familiar with both the old and new MCAT sections, and I have a strong knowledge of how the exam has changed in the past and staying up to date as it continues to change. Whether it is working extensively to review the basic science material covered on the MCAT, setting up an individualized study plan, or working with a student to assess progress and identify techniques to break through a slump in practice tests scores, I believe I am able to help any student reach measured and consistent improvements on his or her MCAT exam. Every student I have consistently tutored has shown marked improvement, and I take pride in the fact that I have yet to have a consistent student score below the 90th percentile on his or her exam.

In regards to my other subjects, I scored in the 99th percentile on my ACT and achieved multiple perfect scores in each section under testing conditions while in high school. I have continued to stay current with the exam as changes have been implemented. More important than my own stats, however, is the variety of teaching styles and techniques that I bring to help students achieve their absolute best score. Many of my students report large percentile jumps. Whether it is from a 17 to 28, a 23 to a 30, or a 30 to a 36, I feel that all my students truly learn both the knowledge and the test taking skills necessary to have consistent success on the ACT. I also have teaching experience with a variety of scientific, mathematic, and philosophical subjects. I have particular expertise in tutoring both General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry topics to students with a variety of learning styles. I am also qualified to assist with writing (whether brainstorming or editing) and speaking (including professional language techniques and general public speaking). I solely tutor the subjects in which I feel very comfortable, so feel free to reach out if you believe I can be of assistance. I assure every potential student that they will receive a quality experience during every session.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all. My foremost goal is to help others, and if I do not believe I am qualified or suited for the position, I will let you know as soon as possible.
I have always enjoyed teaching and assisting others throughout my high school and college career. I have a love for teaching that I fostered while going above and beyond during my years as a Chemistry Teaching Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh. I have worked as a tutor since that time in various cities, including Pittsburgh, Boston, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the general rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611

"Really passionate and knowledgeable."

- Jasmine, Elk Grove, CA on 3/24/16

"Expert in Chemistry"

- NINA, Chicago, IL on 9/17/17

"review for exam"

- Whitney, Chicago, IL on 10/3/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Microsoft Excel, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science,
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Philosophy, Physics
Music:
Oboe
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading,
ACT Science,
MCAT,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Soccer, Swimming,
Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Reading

I have been a one-on-one tutor for the entire ACT exam for the past two years and have prior experience tutoring students for the ACT exam since high school. I recognized that the Reading section can be a source of great stress for students, as it is typically one of the most time-intensive components of the exam. By working individually with students, I find that we are able to find strategies that work within the student's own approach to the exam. By developing a careful and considered approach that focuses on rapidly identifying information within the passage and applying this to questions accurately, I find that students are soon able to realize their full potential.

ACT Science

I have been a one-on-one tutor for the entire ACT exam for the past two years and have prior experience tutoring students for the ACT exam since high school. I recognized that the Science section can be a source of great stress for students, as it is typically one of the most time-intensive components of the exam. By working individually with students, I find that we are able to find strategies that work within the student's own approach to the exam. By developing a careful and considered approach that focuses on the importance of understanding and breaking down graphs and tables, students are able to rapidly identify the necessary facts to accurately answer the exam questions.

Chemistry

I am currently a second year medical student with a passion for tutoring Chemistry. As an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh, after completing all my Chemistry courses with an "A", I was a TA for six semesters and worked closely with my professor to not only explain complex Chemistry topics, but also to appreciate the styles of learning for individual students. I feel that my approach to teaching Chemistry is multi-faceted and can involve the use of diagrams, example problems, or even 3-D modeling. I have had great success tutoring students in Chemistry at all levels since graduating in 2015, and I always aim to meet the students goals, whether it be truly learning and appreciating the content itself, receiving the grade they wish on their transcript, or both!

MCAT

I scored in the 97th percentile on the MCAT. I self-studied all of the material, and I believe I have a useful study strategy that can be applied to others. I am educated in both the nature of the test and the content of the test. I have tutored multiple students in all of the necessary sections of the MCAT, and they all have had great success in reaching their goals. I actively review the necessary content covered in the MCAT as a medical student.

Organic Chemistry

I achieved a grade of "A" in both Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II at the University of Pittsburgh. I also tutored Organic Chemistry for two semesters on a personal basis. I believe I understand both the material and the mindset needed to have success in the class.

Public Speaking

I have spoken on numerous occasions to public audiences as large as 500 people. I took two public speaking courses at the University of Pittsburgh, both of which I received an outstanding grade of A on each speech. One class was focused on the general topics of speaking, while the other focused on how to explain scientific topics to a variety of audiences. I have helped several others through general feedback and acting as an audience, and as such, I feel that I can continue to truly assist others, no matter their level of previous experience or ability.

Swimming

I have been a swimmer since I was 5 years old. I completed many years of lessons, and I was varsity for four years on my high school's swim team. I have completed triathlons and still continue to swim on a regular basis.

Track & Field

I competed in the 400m, 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay for four years during high school. I was a component to the team that qualified for state in Illinois in the 4x800m and 4x400m races. I still continue to run on a regular basis.

University of Pittsburgh
Neuroscience, HPS
Feinberg School of Medicine (MD Candidate)
Enrolled
Northwestern University Medical Humanities and Bioethics (M.A.)
Enrolled

Education

University of Pittsburgh (Neuroscience, HPS)

Feinberg School of Medicine (MD Candidate) (Enrolled)

Northwestern University Medical Humanities and Bioethics (M.A.) (Enrolled)

Really passionate and knowledgeable.

He answered all my questions and gave me a deeper understanding of organic chem. I highly recommend him, because I see he is passionate about teaching and does a great job at it! One of the best tutors I've ever had.

— Jasmine, Elk Grove, CA on 3/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the general rate.

Travel policy

Seth will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60611.