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Priyanka B.

Evanston, IL



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Background check passed as of 11/2/11
5.0 Avg. Rating
415 Ratings
4hrs Response Time
Easy to work with, excellent tutor
— Beth, Wilmette, IL on 4/21/12

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Northwestern University


Northwestern University (Biochemistry)

About Priyanka

I am a professional tutor with over 6 years of experience. I tutor many students and promise success! My students have improved their grades by 1-2 letter grades within 3-4 sessions on average.

When tutoring, I am attentive and understand when a student is confused.I explain concepts in a manner in which they were taught in school so the student does not get confused.

I specialize in these subjects:

1) Elementary - Grades 1 to 8
2) Early Childhood - Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarte
3) Excellent academic preparation for kids entering grades K-6
4) Reading instruction for students with deficiencies at any grade
5) Math - Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus
6) Introductory and Intermediate French
7) Chemistry
8) ACT and SAT tutoring
I am a professional tutor with over 6 years of experience. I tutor many students and promise success! My students have improved their grades by 1-2 letter grades within 3-4 sessions on average.

When tutoring, I am attentive and understand when a student is confused.I explain concepts in a manner in which they were taught in school so
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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Evanston, IL 60201
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Easy to work with, excellent tutor"

- Beth, Wilmette, IL on 4/21/12

"Great tutor!"

- Theresa, Glenview, IL on 9/17/13

"Quite a turnaround for my 8th grade student."

- Mike, Park Ridge, IL on 4/29/13


- Laura, Evanston, IL on 4/12/13

"Amazing tutor!"

- Elizabeth, Chicago, IL on 3/12/13

"Unreliable tutor"

- Mohanbir, Evanston, IL on 3/11/13
Priyanka replied on 3/12/2013

Though this client's student was exceptionally bright and diligent, working with this student was often difficult due to her own schedule. Many times, the student would text a few hours before or at the time of the session to reschedule or cancel. Further, on rescheduled sessions, she would ultimately cancel those sessions. The parent/client may have been under the impression that I had initiated the rescheduling or cancellation. A major weakness I feel was that there was a lack of communication with the parent. Moving forward, if sessions are to be rescheduled, the parent will be notified and provided reason as to avoid any misunderstandings.

"Great explanations"

- Urbi, Chestnut Hill, MA on 9/16/12

"Great Job"

- Gary, Chicago, IL on 4/21/12

"Priyanka was Awesome!"

- Sharon, Chicago, IL on 4/15/12

"Great Help"

- Joseph, Deerfield, IL on 1/22/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics,
Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry,
Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology
ESL/ESOL, French, Hindi,
Spanish, TOEFL
American History, European History, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Dyslexia, Phonics
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Statistics, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish, Statistics

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I have worked with many students with ADD/ADHD. As a tutor, I find that the one-on-one interaction gives the ability to foster a strong interpersonal relationship that gives the student the flexibility to refocus his energy. With students diagnosed with ADD it is essential that we maximize the students' ability to concentrate. I thus teach the students in a calm environment and often give students checklists (agendas) of what they will learn that day, which allows the student to focus more clearly because they can anticipate what will come next.


I tutored biostatistics at Northwestern.

College Counseling

I have worked with many students editing college essays, scheduling tests and guiding students with college selection.


I am a native speaker of Hindi and have tutored many students in the past to help improve their Hindi.


I have successfully prepared many students for this exam. In preparing for the MCATs, my approach is to cover the essentials in all four subjects. With biology, we review the integral concepts tested with respect to mcb and physiology, and practice using questions from EK, TRP, and AAMC. Practice is essential to doing well on the MCATs, and I have helped students raise their scores from 28 to 37.

Organic Chemistry

I am currently a student at Northwestern University majoring in biochemistry. I have tutored many students in orgo and have even TA-ed classes in organic chemistry at Northwestern.

Study Skills

As a tutor, I have helped many students improve their organizational and study habits. During sessions we work on organization and time management, including assignment and grade tracking, organization of papers, binders and personal study area, study planning and goal setting. In addition we work on note-taking skills, covering everything from listening well and following directions, to managing, presenting, and organizing information. I have also worked on reading and studying skills including making use of notes effectively, handling textbooks, reading strategies across school subjects, researching and writing reports, and subject-specific study techniques. We also work on test-taking strategies that include approaching different test question formats, including mcq and essay, and overcome test anxiety

Northwestern University


Northwestern University (Biochemistry)

Easy to work with, excellent tutor — Today's session with Priyanka gave my son a clearer understanding of his upcoming Algebra test. The concepts are difficult for him to understand at school, but when working side-by-side with Priyanka, it clicks for him! ...

— Beth, Wilmette, IL on 4/21/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Priyanka will travel within 20 miles of Evanston, IL 60201.

Background Check Status for Priyanka B.

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