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Kayla M.

Chicago, IL

$85/hour

Experienced (and Enthusiastic!) Math and Science Tutor

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 93 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Nikki, Chicago, IL on 7/4/16

$85/Hour


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University of Southern California
Physics
University of Chicago
PhD

Education

University of Southern California (Physics)

University of Chicago (PhD)

About Kayla

I am currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago. I have extensive training in math, physics, and science subjects from my undergraduate and graduate schools. I graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the University of Southern California with a 3.9 GPA, and currently have a 4.0 GPA at the University of Chicago in a medical physics Ph.D. program. I am well qualified to tutor all undergraduate physics courses, and math courses through calculus and differential equations. I also tutor test preparation, including ACT, SAT and GRE.

I also have significant experience teaching children. I worked for two years at the Pacific Science Center (a science museum for children). There, I worked one-on-one and with small groups of children to make math and science fun and enjoyable to learn and explore! I have also worked as a volunteer science teacher for elementary, middle, and high school students, and I am well qualified to tutor students of all ages.

I am very excited to help you achieve all of your academic goals!

Notice: I hold all of my tutoring lessons on or near the University of Chicago campus.
I am currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago. I have extensive training in math, physics, and science subjects from my undergraduate and graduate schools. I graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the University of Southern California with a 3.9 GPA, and currently have a 4.0 GPA at the University of Chicago in a medical physics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

If you cancel your lesson within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, you will be charged a cancellation fee of the cost of the planned lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Chicago, IL 60637

"Excellent Tutor"

- Nikki, Chicago, IL on 7/4/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Susan, Chicago, IL on 12/8/16

"Knowledgeable and provided exactly what I needed"

- Kendrah, Chicago, IL on 10/26/16

"The best tutor."

- Lori, Chicago, IL on 10/10/16

"Wonderful!"

- Rachel, Chicago, IL on 6/14/16

"Knowleadgeable and Patient tutor"

- Chynna, Chicago, IL on 3/16/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Differential Equations, Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
Common Core, GED, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Computer Programming,
Java, MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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.

Calculus

I earned an A grade in high school calculus, and college level calculus I, II and III. I have also taken college level differential equations and linear algebra, and graduate level probability, earning an A in each course.

College Counseling

I am uniquely qualified to tutor in college counseling, as I myself have recently completed college and graduate school applications, which were highly successful. I have extensive experience writing and revising personal statement for college applications, and have helped mentor students through the college application process and have helped them gain acceptance to highly prestigious universities. I have also worked closely with other college counselors, which has taught me strategies of how to best help students succeed.

Computer Programming

I have taken several college-level courses in computer programming, including C++ and Matlab programming languages. I am also in a PhD program for which I write computer programs for science research. I like to focus on programming concepts when tutoring, and break down confusing computer algorithms into simple, understandable pieces.

MATLAB

I use MATLAB every day as part of academic research. I am fluent in writing functions and scripts in MATLAB. I have mentored fellow students in developing MATLAB programs, and have tutored students in MATLAB as well. I have taken college level courses in MATLAB.

Public Speaking

I took a college-level course in public speaking and received an A grade in this course. Additionally, I have given many oral presentations as part of my coursework, and public presentations about my research projects. When tutoring for public speaking, I try to focus on helping the student build a solid structure for the talk, as well as build confidence in the student's ability to communicate his or her ideas succinctly and clearly to his or her audience. I achieve this by giving strategies for success including structure of a successful public speech, and delivery strategies including pacing, tone and eye contact with the audience.

Study Skills

I am highly qualified to teach study skills. As a graduate student, I have had many years to develop my own personal study skills, and I believe that I can teach others from my own experience. I graduated from undergraduate with a 3.9 GPA, which required the top level of study skills. I also have significant experience teaching children. I worked for two years at the Pacific Science Center - a science museum for children. There, I worked one-on-one and with small groups of children.

University of Southern California
Physics
University of Chicago
PhD

Education

University of Southern California (Physics)

University of Chicago (PhD)

Excellent Tutor

Kayla tutors my daughter in Trig. My daughter was struggling earning a grade of a "C" in summer school. After the first session with Kayla, my daughter earned an "A" on her next test. She says Kayla explains things better than her teacher and makes it easier to understand. Kayla also did not use any resources to reference during tutoring. She understood every concept. Kayla is awesome. I pl

— Nikki, Chicago, IL on 7/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If you cancel your lesson within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, you will be charged a cancellation fee of the cost of the planned lesson.

Travel policy

Kayla will travel within 1 miles of Chicago, IL 60637.