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Sonya D.

Lake Villa, IL

$60/hour

ACT/SAT Test Prep, Reading/Writing, Math, and more!

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/30/14
5.0 average from 99 ratings
Great at helping to grasp concepts and very patient!
— Kaitlyn, Champaign, IL on 3/1/15

$60/Hour


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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Chemistry
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
MD

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Chemistry)

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (MD)

About Sonya

Hello! I am a first year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and I am very excited to continue tutoring students in the nearby area. I recently graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Chemistry. In high school, I was a peer tutor for several students consistently, and I graduated from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in 2012. I have tutored in ACT and SAT preparation, mathematics, chemistry, ASVAB, SSAT, and other subject areas and have spent much time helping students pinpoint exactly where they are having difficulty. These experiences have helped me become understanding of the different backgrounds of the students with whom I work.

I would like to use this opportunity as a way to communicate with students and instill confidence in each student. My goal as a one-on-one tutor is to meet the needs of you or your child's learning style. Tutoring is a very valuable part of my life, because it helps me afford my own educational goals while being able to help others with theirs. I look forward to meeting you, and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
Hello! I am a first year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and I am very excited to continue tutoring students in the nearby area. I recently graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Chemistry. In high school, I was a peer tutor for several students consistently, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Open to negotiation.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lake Villa, IL 60046
Background Check: Passed

"Great at helping to grasp concepts and very patient!"

- Kaitlyn, Champaign, IL on 3/1/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Carmen, Waukegan, IL on 6/17/16

"Excellent ACT Help"

- Sean, Wauconda, IL on 6/9/16

"very willing"

- Ibra, Springfield, VA on 5/19/16

"Very patient!"

- Dreena, Mahomet, IL on 2/2/16

"Awesome Crash Course"

- Abby, Champaign, IL on 10/1/15

"Very helpful and creative!"

- Sanket, Savoy, IL on 8/20/15

"Very knowledgable and has shown me where my weakness is in Math on the ACT"

- Sue, Kenosha, WI on 8/5/15

"She is patient, extremely knowledgeable and caring"

- Shelby, Clio, MI on 7/20/15

"Great tutor with great patience"

- Tianjiao, Champaign, IL on 9/20/14

"Very pleased with Sonya"

- Randa, Champaign, IL on 8/3/14

"Wonderful Tutor, Very Friendly, and Polite"

- Milena, Spring Grove, IL on 7/20/14

"Awesome Tutor!!!"

- Cheri, Urbana, IL on 4/9/14

"Very patient, kind, and knowledgeable"

- Brandon, Wadsworth, IL on 9/19/13
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Elementary Math, GED, Geometry,
Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra,
Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Elementary Science, Organic Chemistry
English:
ACT English,
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Geography, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, 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.

ACT English

I have provided several other students near my age and below with tutoring relevant to the ACT English section. I am very familiar with the structure and type of questions associated with this part of the test, and I have put together several strategies to help students approach the type of questions that are asked on the ACT English portion.

ACT Math

I have provided several other students near my age and below with tutoring relevant to the ACT Math section. I am very familiar with the structure and type of questions associated with this part of the test, and I have put together several strategies to help students approach the type of questions that are asked on the ACT Math portion.

Algebra 1

I have tutored students in Algebra I material since 2009. The most memorable experience I have had with Algebra I tutoring was when I helped two students in the grade below me bring their grades up from a C- borderline grade to an A- by the end of the semester.

Algebra 2

I've provided 70 hours in Algebra II Basic and Advanced Tutoring.

Chemistry

I have taken introductory accelerated chemistry courses and respective labs, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry courses. These have all prepared me to tutor students in general chemistry and introductory organic chemistry. Currently, I am mostly focusing on tutoring students in organic chemistry classes.

Geometry

I have tutored students of all ages in basic, accelerated, and advanced geometry at both the high school and community college course levels. I am very comfortable helping students work through homework assignments, understanding textbook examples, and preparing for exams in this course. I also tutor Geometry as a subject included in standardized tests (ACT/SAT).

Organic Chemistry

I tutor Introductory Organic Chemistry at my campus, UIUC. I have experience helping students prepare for organic chemistry finals, and can teach this subject on the high school and college level.

Prealgebra

I have tutored students in Prealgebra for the last seven years, starting with a pretest for arithmetic and introductory math skills and progressing to building blocks for success in Algebra later on.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Chemistry
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
MD

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Chemistry)

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (MD)

Great at helping to grasp concepts and very patient!

I contacted Sonya because I have been struggling with Pre Calculus due to having a bad teacher and she has made so many aspects easier for me. Sonya is great at explaining things and is also very patient. If you don't understand exactly what is going on at first, she will explain it until you do. She also is great at explaining the background information on why you are doing what you are doing to

— Kaitlyn, Champaign, IL on 3/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Open to negotiation.

Travel policy

Sonya will travel within 10 miles of Lake Villa, IL 60046.