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Paul S.

Highland Park, IL

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The University of Connecticut
Master's
Parsons New school for Design
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The University of Connecticut (Master's)

Parsons New school for Design (Master's)

About Paul

I am an experienced teacher and tutor, having taught I wide variety of subjects. I'll give you a quick rundown of my experience and then tell you a little bit about my philosophy. I recently worked as a teacher's assistant at Parsons The New School for Design. I did both Structures (which is essentially physics for architects) and History of World Architecture. I taught ESL in Italy for about a year and a half, where I also tutored for both the TOEFL and foreign language exams. I worked as a teacher's assistant at the University of Connecticut in World Civ I and II, as well as Europe in the 20th century and History of the Italian Renaissance. Additionally, I have many years of private tutoring experience, particularly with SAT and ACT prep.

I have a BA in history from the University of North Carolina, an MA in Italian Renaissance from the University of Connecticut, and an M.Arch from Parsons the New School for Design. I am also TESOL certified. I received a 1420 on the SAT in 1998 and 800 math, 710 verbal, 6 writing on the GRE in 2007.

My philosophy on teaching and tutoring is to listen to the student's needs and goals. Tutoring is about helping someone achieve what he or she wants to. As a tutor I can't make you excel, but can only help you to excel through the combined hard work of both you and me. As a tutor, I will come prepared with a variety of methods to help you do well, but you have to come prepared to work. It is important that you meet me halfway. Finally though, it's not all hard work. I know how to laugh and have fun, and I feel that being comfortable is equally important in learning. I don't want sessions to be boring and neither do you. So, we can both work hard and have fun at the same time.
I am an experienced teacher and tutor, having taught I wide variety of subjects. I'll give you a quick rundown of my experience and then tell you a little bit about my philosophy. I recently worked as a teacher's assistant at Parsons The New School for Design. I did both Structures (which is essentially physics for architects) and History of World Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, GRE, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Physical Science, PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Art History,
European History, Geography, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Business:
Architecture,
ESL/ESOL,
GRE, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Adobe Photoshop

While obtaining my master's in architecture, I used the Adobe Design Suite on an almost a daily basis, specifically Adobe Photoshop. I know the basic functions that students need to learn, as well as some more intricate tools for advanced work.

Architecture

I have a master's degree in architecture. I have taught both structures and history of world architecture. In addition, I'm familiar with a wide variety of architecture software, including AutoCAD, Rhino, and the Adobe Design Suite.

Art History

I have an art history minor from the University of North Carolina. My specific focus was on Italian Renaissance History, but I have also studied survey courses in art history. At the University of Connecticut, I was a teacher's assistant for an Italian Renaissance History course where I gave a couple of lectures on Renaissance Art.

ESL/ESOL

I have been a TESOL certification from TEFL International earned at the Interlingual school in Roma. I lived in Italy teaching English for approximately 18 months. I worked at a school doing one-on-one and small group lessons. I also taught at a private company every day of the week during their lunch hours. Additionally, I have had a handful of private students.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The University of Connecticut
Master's
Parsons New school for Design
Master's

Education

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The University of Connecticut (Master's)

Parsons New school for Design (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Paul will travel within 5 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035.