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Sidney D.

Lisle, IL

$50/hour

Versatile, Multi-Subject Holistic Tutor

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/12/14
5.0 average from 112 ratings
Knowledgeable and a good tutor
— Keerthana, Hinsdale, IL on 7/9/17

$50/Hour


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Northwestern University

Education

Northwestern University

About Sidney

Hello!

My name is Sidney and I love to see the light bulb of comprehension turn on in a child's eyes. I graduated in 1994 from Northwestern University with a degree in Biological Anthropology and completed the first three years of Northwestern's Honors Program in Medical Education. I left the medical track after 1 semester of medical school, realizing that it was not the career that I wanted. I worked in various fields including management, administration, statistical data compilation and analysis, and medical coding before quitting to become a full-time mother.

Shortly after the birth of my second son, I became disabled. I was confined to a wheelchair for several years and suffered from many other medical complications. As I slowly recovered, I began to explore the possibility of teaching. I enrolled at the University of Phoenix and nearly completed their Master's Degree in Secondary Education with a 4.0 GPA when I was stymied by their student teaching requirements because of my physical limitations. This is when I began tutoring.

I have been tutoring for 4 and a half years now and have accumulated a wealth of experience helping students as young as 8 years old all the way up to adult in a variety of subjects from introductory or remedial to AP and college. I love teaching and I believe my success is due to my ability to tailor my teaching methods to each student. I believe in a holistic method of teaching in which I evaluate a student's overall academic capabilities and then determine how best to improve his or her method of assimilating knowledge. Each student is unique and cannot be expected to wholly fit an arbitrary standard as today's educational system unfortunately demands. I help students embrace the qualities that make them unique and learn to use them as productively as possible.
Hello!

My name is Sidney and I love to see the light bulb of comprehension turn on in a child's eyes. I graduated in 1994 from Northwestern University with a degree in Biological Anthropology and completed the first three years of Northwestern's Honors Program in Medical Education. I left the medical track after 1 semester of medical
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Lisle, IL 60532
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and a good tutor"

- Keerthana, Hinsdale, IL on 7/9/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Syed, Lombard, IL on 2/8/16

"Great Tutor!"

- APRIL, Naperville, IL on 6/10/14

"Understanding"

- Shirley, Naperville, IL on 4/4/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, GED, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Elementary Science, Genetics,
Nutrition
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
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.

Genetics

I have successfully tutored several students on the subject during the past 2 years from introductory to the AP level.

Northwestern University

Education

Northwestern University

Knowledgeable and a good tutor

Helped with SAT Math. She is very patient with my daughter and is very clear on what she explains, she is very positive and encouraging with my daughter. They did work on her geometry skills .

— Keerthana, Hinsdale, IL on 7/9/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sidney will travel within 8 miles of Lisle, IL 60532.