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Kayla M.

Chicago, IL

$85/hour

Experienced (and Enthusiastic!) Math and Science Tutor

300+ Hours
5.0 average from 150 ratings
Brilliant tutor!
— Joan, New York, NY on 10/25/17

$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
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60637

"Brilliant tutor!"

- Joan, New York, NY on 10/25/17

"Kayla is knowledgeable and great!"

- Laura, Brookfield, IL on 11/5/17

"Organizational skills"

- Alexander, Evanston, IL on 10/25/17

"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

"Excellent Tutor"

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

"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,
Common Core, Differential Equations, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Finite Math, GED, Geometry, GRE, Logic, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary Science, 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:
Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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)

Brilliant tutor!

Kayla is an excellent tutor - extremely knowledgeable and very skillful in making difficult concepts easy to understand. Kayla has tutored my children in Physics, Chemistry, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. Kayla is very personable, kind and flexible in scheduling. We are so grateful to have such a talented tutor!

— Joan, New York, NY on 10/25/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kayla will travel within 5 miles of Chicago, IL 60637.