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Chris K.

Des Plaines, IL

$50/hr

Master's Level Math Tutor, specializing in Math/Science Test Prep

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— Ellen, Woodridge, IL on 4/20/14

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University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Mathematics
DePaul University
Master's

Education

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign (Mathematics)

DePaul University (Master's)

About Chris

I have taught high school mathematics for 10 years. I earned my bachelor's of science in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I also earned my master's in mathematics and education from DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

I have four years of experience tutoring ACT test prep for math and science. I also have five years of tutoring private high school mathematics.

I am a passionate teacher and enjoy seeing my students succeed. I easily identify how my students learn and then adjust my teaching accordingly. Communication with the students and parents is crucial. I listen to my students, and adapt the lesson plan if needed, so they can understand effectively and learn quickly.
I have taught high school mathematics for 10 years. I earned my bachelor's of science in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. I also earned my master's in mathematics and education from DePaul Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Des Plaines, IL 60016
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Ellen, Woodridge, IL on 4/20/14

"Chris did a fantastic job!"

- Chris, Park Ridge, IL on 6/7/15

"Chris - An Outstanding Geometry Tutor!"

- Sharon, Willowbrook, IL on 6/29/14

"Turned my daughter's C in pre-calc into an A"

- Karen, Elmhurst, IL on 5/13/14

"Able to communicate math concepts to those who struggle with math"

- Kathie, Brookfield, IL on 12/25/13

"Outstanding ACT Science Tutor"

- Osb, Darien, IL on 12/21/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Discrete Math, Geometry,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
SAT Math
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
SAT Math

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ACT Math

My four years of ACT prep experience has given me knowledge of the test subjects, time criterion, and study methods effective for preparing for the ACT, specifically in math and science.

ACT Science

I have four years of experience tutoring ACT Science. I have proctored ACT science practice tests and reviewed with students to ensure understanding. I am very familiar with the ACT Science test format, subjects and questions types.

My tutoring methods include understanding the subjects included on the Science ACT test, review of ACT science question types, discussion of strategy for answering the questions and doing practice questions together and also having the student do practice testing.

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 in a formal classroom environment. I have a deep understanding of the Algebra curriculum and teaching strategies so my students have a deep understanding of the subject.

I have tutored students privately in Algebra 1 for 8 years. I can quickly see where a student is struggling in Algebra 1 and then provide sound educational pedagogy to help the student understand and retain the information.

Algebra 2

I have extensive experience teaching algebra 2 and advanced algebra for over five years. Also, I have been a course leader and worked with fellow teachers to work on algebra 2 course curriculum. I enjoy this material the most out of other math content and enjoy teaching it to new young minds.

Geometry

I have taught Geometry and Geometry Honors for 5 years and have been a team leader in the design of a Geometry course. In my Bachelor's degree and Master's degree, I took 3 courses focused in Geometry.

Precalculus

I have taught Pre-Calculus for 4 years and took many classes in my Undergrad and Master's degrees focused on Calculus and Pre-Calculus. I am familiar with and have taught specific topics like trigonometry, polynomial functions, vectors, binomial theorem, parametric equations, rational equations and many others.

Trigonometry

I have taught trigonometry for 4 years. At the schools I taught at, Trig was a part of an Advanced Algebra course. I am very knowledgeable with the content of Trigonometry and know many pitfalls and where students get stuck in their understanding.

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Mathematics
DePaul University
Master's

Education

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign (Mathematics)

DePaul University (Master's)

Outstanding Tutor — Chris has greatly helped our teen in Geometry. After a couple sessions there was a test. We were so pleased with the high score. Now they work ahead so that our teen is prepared for the upcoming material. It is great to see the change in confidence. We highly recommend Chris. ...

— Ellen, Woodridge, IL on 4/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Chris will travel within 20 miles of Des Plaines, IL 60016.

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