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Esther P.

Northwestern Univ Student & Experienced Tutor

Northwestern Univ Student & Experienced Tutor

$50/hour

About Esther


Bio

Hello! My name is Esther and I am currently studying Legal Studies, International Studies, and Sociology at Northwestern University. I first became interested in teaching when I worked as an research assistant, conducting interviews with various leaders of educational organizations to study how students can best learn. I also had an opportunity help younger peers with college application process. Throughout this particular experience, realized students never ceased to inspire me, simply by...

Hello! My name is Esther and I am currently studying Legal Studies, International Studies, and Sociology at Northwestern University. I first became interested in teaching when I worked as an research assistant, conducting interviews with various leaders of educational organizations to study how students can best learn. I also had an opportunity help younger peers with college application process. Throughout this particular experience, realized students never ceased to inspire me, simply by their passion and appreciation of learning. They also helped me to see how fulfilling a life of helping other students is going to be.

I understand my personal teaching style will evolve as I draw on my own strengths, knowledge, skills, values, and experiences. Previously, I volunteered as a teacher assistant for various classes and spent a considerable amount of time observing classrooms, along with teaching Korean school at my church. I also had a chance to tutor many students as I ran my non-profit organization to provide an important part of students’ support system. Overall, with the love I have for students, along with my education, and the experience I have had, I know I will enjoy this opportunity to meet new students!

MATH: To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too!

ESL/ESOL: As a student who came to the U.S. without any prior exposure to English, I can say had a first-hand experience with ESL classes. In fact, I started with the most beginner's level in ESL since I did not even know the alphabets. However, with so many kind and patient teachers, I was able to graduate from the ESL program in three years and take Advanced Placement English classes (college-level curricula) in high school. From here, I used my own experience and success as an immigrant to help others who were new to the U.S. Overall, as a teacher assistant in ESL class, I helped students become acclimated to the culture and educational system of the U.S.

Furthermore, I had a chance to work as a summer intern at Literacy Dupage, a Nonprofit Organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. With this experience, I learned the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.

KOREAN: I am a native Korean speaker with four years of teaching experience in a Korean school located in Naperville, IL. I have founded a first Korean club in high school and interacted with many students interested in the language. I have also passed Illinois Seal of Biliteracy test (Korean) and also ranked as a third place in an International English-Korean Translation Contest hosted by a Korean-American Newspaper. Overall, it is my passion to introduce students to Korean language and culture!

If you are interested in any of my tutoring services, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or to schedule a lesson!


Education

Northwestern University
Legal Studies

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: My rate policy is flexible based on your needs. I charge more for standardized test prep and college counseling. Tutoring for basic school subjects ranges $30-$50.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a student who came to the U.S. without any prior exposure to English, I can say had a first-hand experience with ESL classes. In fact, I started with the most beginner's level in ESL since I did not even know the alphabets. However, with so many kind and patient teachers, I was able to graduate from the ESL program in three years and take Advanced Placement English classes (college-level curricula) in high school. From here, I used my own experience and success as an immigrant to help others who were new to the U.S. Overall, as a teacher assistant in ESL class, I helped students become acclimated to the culture and educational system of the U.S. Furthermore, I had a chance to work as a summer intern at Literacy Dupage, a Nonprofit Organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. With this experience, I learned the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.
Korean,

Korean

I am a native Korean speaker with four years of teaching experience in a Korean school located in Naperville, IL. I have founded a first Korean club in high school and interacted with many students interested in the language. I have also passed Illinois Seal of Biliteracy test (Korean) and also ranked as a third place in an International English-Korean Translation Contest hosted by a Korean-American Newspaper. Overall, it is my passion to introduce students to Korean language and culture!
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a student who came to the U.S. without any prior exposure to English, I can say had a first-hand experience with ESL classes. In fact, I started with the most beginner's level in ESL since I did not even know the alphabets. However, with so many kind and patient teachers, I was able to graduate from the ESL program in three years and take Advanced Placement English classes (college-level curricula) in high school. From here, I used my own experience and success as an immigrant to help others who were new to the U.S. Overall, as a teacher assistant in ESL class, I helped students become acclimated to the culture and educational system of the U.S. Furthermore, I had a chance to work as a summer intern at Literacy Dupage, a Nonprofit Organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. With this experience, I learned the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.
Proofreading, TOEFL

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too, including with Algebra 1!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too, including with Algebra 2!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a student who came to the U.S. without any prior exposure to English, I can say had a first-hand experience with ESL classes. In fact, I started with the most beginner's level in ESL since I did not even know the alphabets. However, with so many kind and patient teachers, I was able to graduate from the ESL program in three years and take Advanced Placement English classes (college-level curricula) in high school. From here, I used my own experience and success as an immigrant to help others who were new to the U.S. Overall, as a teacher assistant in ESL class, I helped students become acclimated to the culture and educational system of the U.S. Furthermore, I had a chance to work as a summer intern at Literacy Dupage, a Nonprofit Organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. With this experience, I learned the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a student who came to the U.S. without any prior exposure to English, I can say had a first-hand experience with ESL classes. In fact, I started with the most beginner's level in ESL since I did not even know the alphabets. However, with so many kind and patient teachers, I was able to graduate from the ESL program in three years and take Advanced Placement English classes (college-level curricula) in high school. From here, I used my own experience and success as an immigrant to help others who were new to the U.S. Overall, as a teacher assistant in ESL class, I helped students become acclimated to the culture and educational system of the U.S. Furthermore, I had a chance to work as a summer intern at Literacy Dupage, a Nonprofit Organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. With this experience, I learned the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.
Korean,

Korean

I am a native Korean speaker with four years of teaching experience in a Korean school located in Naperville, IL. I have founded a first Korean club in high school and interacted with many students interested in the language. I have also passed Illinois Seal of Biliteracy test (Korean) and also ranked as a third place in an International English-Korean Translation Contest hosted by a Korean-American Newspaper. Overall, it is my passion to introduce students to Korean language and culture!
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received overall ACT score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too!
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too, including with Algebra 1!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too, including with Algebra 2!
Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too, including with Algebra 1!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too, including with Algebra 2!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a student who came to the U.S. without any prior exposure to English, I can say had a first-hand experience with ESL classes. In fact, I started with the most beginner's level in ESL since I did not even know the alphabets. However, with so many kind and patient teachers, I was able to graduate from the ESL program in three years and take Advanced Placement English classes (college-level curricula) in high school. From here, I used my own experience and success as an immigrant to help others who were new to the U.S. Overall, as a teacher assistant in ESL class, I helped students become acclimated to the culture and educational system of the U.S. Furthermore, I had a chance to work as a summer intern at Literacy Dupage, a Nonprofit Organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. With this experience, I learned the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.
Geometry, Prealgebra

Music

Flute

Flute

I started playing flute when I was in 4th grade and continuously participated in band/orchestra/jazz ensemble for over 9 years as a principal flute player. I have already worked with children in music programs hosted by my school. I have also helped students practice their parts and ran group rehearsals as a student director of youth ensemble in Naperville. I provide flute lessons with music theory so students can master how to read sheet music. For younger students, I try to make the lessons fun and engaging by coloring, playing games, and playing music from movies/shows they like.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

Hello! My name is Esther and I am currently studying Legal Studies, International Studies, and Sociology at Northwestern University. I was admitted to Northwestern and was offered over $260,000 in scholarships, including full ride offers from various top 20 schools. As a current college student, I have a firsthand experience of the entire college application process. In addition, I have several years of experience guiding high school students for college admissions & scholarship applications. I have helped my students get into their dream schools by editing their essays and conducting mock interviews. I have also guided them through the financial aid process (with FAFSA, CSS profile, and scholarships). So far, I have helped fill out over 60 college applications and over 40 scholarships. From this experience, I learned how an applicant can stand out from a huge pool of other talented students. I recently joined Wyzant to expand my tutoring services and I hope to encourage more students aspire for a higher education and further opportunities!
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

As a student who came to the U.S. without any prior exposure to English, I can say had a first-hand experience with ESL classes. In fact, I started with the most beginner's level in ESL since I did not even know the alphabets. However, with so many kind and patient teachers, I was able to graduate from the ESL program in three years and take Advanced Placement English classes (college-level curricula) in high school. From here, I used my own experience and success as an immigrant to help others who were new to the U.S. Overall, as a teacher assistant in ESL class, I helped students become acclimated to the culture and educational system of the U.S. Furthermore, I had a chance to work as a summer intern at Literacy Dupage, a Nonprofit Organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. With this experience, I learned the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too, including with Algebra 1!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received ACT math score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can self-study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too, including with Algebra 2!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

As a student who came to the U.S. without any prior exposure to English, I can say had a first-hand experience with ESL classes. In fact, I started with the most beginner's level in ESL since I did not even know the alphabets. However, with so many kind and patient teachers, I was able to graduate from the ESL program in three years and take Advanced Placement English classes (college-level curricula) in high school. From here, I used my own experience and success as an immigrant to help others who were new to the U.S. Overall, as a teacher assistant in ESL class, I helped students become acclimated to the culture and educational system of the U.S. Furthermore, I had a chance to work as a summer intern at Literacy Dupage, a Nonprofit Organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. With this experience, I learned the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.
Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

To be honest, I was not originally good at math. In high school, I hated my math classes and even received a low score of 24 (out of 36) in ACT math section as a Freshman. However, I constantly tried to improve on my math skill and ended up finishing AP Calculus course as a Junior and received overall ACT score of 35 (99 percentile), as well as a perfect score of 800 in SAT Subject Test (Mathematics Level 2). With this experience, I learned how I can study most effectively with right resources to master complicated mathematical concepts. More importantly, I learned that limitation is a variable. Dedicating on the subject I really disliked was a definite challenge for me. However, the more I tried to conquer these insecurities, the more my accomplishments stacked up. I saw that it was the driving force behind my own development. My goal is to help my tutees to realize this too!
College Counseling,

College Counseling

Hello! My name is Esther and I am currently studying Legal Studies, International Studies, and Sociology at Northwestern University. I was admitted to Northwestern and was offered over $260,000 in scholarships, including full ride offers from various top 20 schools. As a current college student, I have a firsthand experience of the entire college application process. In addition, I have several years of experience guiding high school students for college admissions & scholarship applications. I have helped my students get into their dream schools by editing their essays and conducting mock interviews. I have also guided them through the financial aid process (with FAFSA, CSS profile, and scholarships). So far, I have helped fill out over 60 college applications and over 40 scholarships. From this experience, I learned how an applicant can stand out from a huge pool of other talented students. I recently joined Wyzant to expand my tutoring services and I hope to encourage more students aspire for a higher education and further opportunities!
SAT Math, TOEFL

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Great tutor, very prepared!

Esther is the perfect tutor. She identified areas for improvement and was well prepared and explained the process thoroughly. Thank you!

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