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Andrew G.

Demystify the Test, Reduce Stress, and Maximize Your Score

Demystify the Test, Reduce Stress, and Maximize Your Score

$50/hour

  • 50 hours tutoring

  • Irving Park Chicago, IL 60618

About Andrew


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Thanks for considering me as your ACT tutor! I'm a graduate of the University of Chicago, where I majored in English and was named to the Dean's List. I have worked with dozens of students over the years, ranging in age from the elementary to college level. I currently focus on helping students prepare for the ACT. I know the test well and I meet each student where they are academically, with an eye to helping them reach their goals for the test and beyond.

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Thanks for considering me as your ACT tutor! I'm a graduate of the University of Chicago, where I majored in English and was named to the Dean's List. I have worked with dozens of students over the years, ranging in age from the elementary to college level. I currently focus on helping students prepare for the ACT. I know the test well and I meet each student where they are academically, with an eye to helping them reach their goals for the test and beyond.

Beginning with our first meeting, I make a sincere effort to find my students' academic interests and incorporate them into our work preparing for the ACT. I'll demonstrate how to approach the test in manageable chunks, building confidence and ability at the same time. As students progress, material that began seeming difficult will become more familiar and approachable. As a tutor I'm constantly refining my approach based on student and parent feedback. Since one-on-one tutoring is all about getting the individual attention that students need to learn, I'm always open to questions that will help clarify concepts we're working on.

I know that studying for a standardized test may feel intimidating, and that many students struggle with test anxiety. I'll work with students on building content knowledge that increases confidence, as well as strategies to help relax and give your best effort on test day.

Understanding the ACT Mathematics section means knowing the fundamental math content of the five major areas that are being tested: algebra and functions, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and probability, and number theory. I'll walk you through each one, reviewing concepts that students already know and demonstrating any that they don't, until they're comfortable with any question that might appear on the test.

You can think of the ACT Science section as taking skills from different areas of the test and smashing them together. The written content is very reminiscent of certain passages in the Reading section, with detailed write-ups of scientific data. Understanding the charts, graphs, and data visualizations depends on knowing the underlying math content, which most students will have encountered in their high school math and science classes. I'll help you put the two together so you can put forth your best effort on this final part of the ACT.

The ACT English section tests your ability to identify and implement the conventions of standard written English -- the same style of writing you're likely to encounter in a high school or college textbook. I'll teach exactly what those are, how to remember them, and the ways they're most likely to be tested. The ACT Reading section will measure your comprehension of four written passages, one each of fiction, non-fiction, social science, and natural science. I'll explain the different styles of each, what to look for, and how to interpret the test questions so you're confident your answer aligns with exactly what was written in the passages.

I'm always available to answer questions, provide suggestions on study strategies, and set up tutoring sessions to move students toward their goals for the ACT. Please reach out to me for more information and good luck on the test!


Education

University of Chicago
English

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $55 for in-person / $50 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 13 miles of Chicago, IL 60618
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/29/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Elementary Education

Reading

English

ACT English,

ACT English

As an undergraduate English major, I love words and writing, but neither are strictly necessary to do well on the ACT English section. The most important things are learning the rules of standard written English, remembering how and where to apply them, and practicing the very specific type of sentence corrections that make up the majority of this section.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

There is one guiding principle to this portion of the test: virtually every correct answer will have a direct piece of relevant supporting evidence in the text. Remembering this is the single most important thing for improving student scores on the test, and my tutoring practice is largely spent helping students hone their confidence in identifying each correct answer this way.
English,

English

I have a lifelong interest in the English language and truly enjoy helping students better understand the fundamentals of literature and effective written communication.
Reading, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

I have a lifelong interest in the English language and truly enjoy helping students better understand the fundamentals of literature and effective written communication.
Reading, Writing

Math

ACT Math

ACT Math

Math was never my favorite subject in school, and I think that helps me relate to students who are struggling or bored with the ACT Math section. After learning the details of the ACT Math section, it also taught me that even students without a natural affinity for the topic can master the limited range of math subjects tested on the ACT.

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English,

English

I have a lifelong interest in the English language and truly enjoy helping students better understand the fundamentals of literature and effective written communication.
Reading, Writing

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I've studied every ACT Science section practice test, both from the Official ACT Prep Guide and in publicly available previous versions of the test. What I've learned from all of them is the importance of correctly understanding the wording of each question, and being able to find precise supporting data for each correct answer. My work with students is to help them understand what each question is asking, where to look for the answer, and how to double check that they've correctly identified each relevant trend (e.g., decreasing or increasing, most vs. least consistent, etc.).

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Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

As an undergraduate English major, I love words and writing, but neither are strictly necessary to do well on the ACT English section. The most important things are learning the rules of standard written English, remembering how and where to apply them, and practicing the very specific type of sentence corrections that make up the majority of this section.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

Math was never my favorite subject in school, and I think that helps me relate to students who are struggling or bored with the ACT Math section. After learning the details of the ACT Math section, it also taught me that even students without a natural affinity for the topic can master the limited range of math subjects tested on the ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

There is one guiding principle to this portion of the test: virtually every correct answer will have a direct piece of relevant supporting evidence in the text. Remembering this is the single most important thing for improving student scores on the test, and my tutoring practice is largely spent helping students hone their confidence in identifying each correct answer this way.
ACT Science

ACT Science

I've studied every ACT Science section practice test, both from the Official ACT Prep Guide and in publicly available previous versions of the test. What I've learned from all of them is the importance of correctly understanding the wording of each question, and being able to find precise supporting data for each correct answer. My work with students is to help them understand what each question is asking, where to look for the answer, and how to double check that they've correctly identified each relevant trend (e.g., decreasing or increasing, most vs. least consistent, etc.).

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Andrew spent time learning about my son's needs in high school especially with English which is his toughest subject. They reviewed the assigned worksheets, read the assigned book together, Andrew bought his own copy and completed the required assignment. My son enjoyed working with Andrew and plans to continue working with him in the future.

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$50/hour

Andrew G.

$50/hour

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Response time: 43 minutes