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Stephen B.

Experienced Test Prep/Academic Tutor with Flexible Availability

Experienced Test Prep/Academic Tutor with Flexible Availability

$151/hour

  • 144 hours tutoring

  • Evanston, IL 60201

About Stephen


Bio

Quick Summary:
I am a full-time tutor based in Chicago with 10 years experience in boosting students' scores for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, and GRE. A high test-score is a vital part of a strong application to college or graduate school. No matter what kind of student you are, I will help you achieve the best results possible.

More detail:
I have been a private tutor since 2005. Born and raised in the Chicago area, I received a BA with Honors from DePaul University and an MA in Psychology from...

Quick Summary:
I am a full-time tutor based in Chicago with 10 years experience in boosting students' scores for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, and GRE. A high test-score is a vital part of a strong application to college or graduate school. No matter what kind of student you are, I will help you achieve the best results possible.

More detail:
I have been a private tutor since 2005. Born and raised in the Chicago area, I received a BA with Honors from DePaul University and an MA in Psychology from National-Louis University, majoring in Psychology. I have used my academic training in learning theory and interpersonal communication, combined with my extensive tutoring experience, to help countless student gain acceptance into top schools of their choice.

I worked for a national private tutoring company for two years before establishing my independent tutoring business in 2007. During that time, I had a 100% success rate in improving students' ACT/SAT scores by a contractually guaranteed amount, and demonstrated my proficiency in working with students who had poor results with previous tutors. Today, I work with students all over the Chicagoland area to improve their results for entrance exams and academic tests, as well as offering generalized academic preparation services.

I also have extensive experience working with students with special needs:
* Developing study plans for students with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD, including students with 504 Plans or IEP's
* ELL and ESL students
* Coaching for students who experience test-taking anxiety
* Working with neurodiverse students, such as those diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome

I would love the opportunity to help you or your child achieve the scores you want. Drop me a line!


Education

DePaul University
Psychology and Minor in Communications
National-Louis University; Chicago, IL (Psychology)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $151
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Evanston, IL 60201
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/22/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

ACT Math, SAT Math

Science

ACT Science, Psychology

Summer

SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (70 ratings)
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Reviews


Excellent Tutor!

My son has been working with Steve to prepare for his HS enrollment tests. Steve is incredibly smart, patient, professional and has really done a great job. He is always on time, excellent follow up and a very warm and friendly person. My sons test scores went up exponentially, his school work has improved and there is no doubt that he is well on his way to a top High School. He has gained so much confidence and knowledge working with Steve. Best tutor ever!

Nancy, 23 lessons with Stephen

Very informed and knowledgeable on the subjects.

Punctual, informed, and well thought out lesson. He met me at the library and was able to jump right into the lesson.

Joe, 1 lesson with Stephen

Exceptional ACT Tutor

I have been happy with Stephen B.'s performance in helping my child reach her ACT goals. He has broken the test down, so that my daughter can understand the concepts on how to maximize your score. This takes putting the right attention on certain parts of the test, so that you are answering them correctly. This will help you to make sure that you are getting most of them right, instead of rushing through and only getting some of the answers right. At the same time, he is patiently working with my daughter to ensure that she fully understands each portion of the test. Lastly, because he has a psychology background, he is able to understand how to relate and communicate with my daughter. She is now doing the practice testing, and she is scoring in the mid 20s. Her improvement has happened with just a few sessions. I have been more than satisfied with his results. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an ACT tutor, as he has exceeded our expectations.

Tara, 8 lessons with Stephen

Very efficient and helpful

I met with Stephen about a week before the ACT. His explanations of the test were very clear and easy to follow. In addition to doing a great job reviewing the test, he really helped me lower the anxiety I had the night before. He was thoughtful and very helpful. After just 2 meetings, I had a 5 point increase in my score. Great tutor!!!

Ruby, 3 lessons with Stephen

Tutor with a passion for learning

Stephen is an excellent teacher His ability to carefully listen to the needs of the student makes him ideal to learn from. He shows compassion and understanding for each student's needs. His ability to explain material and break down the pieces of information makes for facile learning. I recommend him highly.

Marianne, 1 lesson with Stephen

$151/hour

Stephen B.

$151/hour

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