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Elaine W.

Naperville, IL

$50/hour

Patient and Dedicated Tutor for a Wide Range of Subjects

4.7 average from 9 ratings

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Psychology
National Louis University
Enrolled

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Psychology)

National Louis University (Enrolled)

About Elaine

Hello and thank you very much for taking the time to read my profile! My name is Elaine, I graduated with a BS in psychology (as well as a minor in chemistry) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I am currently a graduate student at National Louis University studying for my MAT. in elementary education. I also earned my TEFL certification from the TEFL Institute in Chicago.

The subjects I feel comfortable in tutoring include any elementary school content (grades K-8), high school chemistry, psychology, Mandarin, and ACT/SAT Math Prep. I also have experience working with ESL learners from my year as an English teaching assistant in Malaysia through the Fulbright Scholarship program. Finally, I have also had a number of years' worth of experience as a private violin/piano instructor and would love to be able to share the gift of music with more students (I currently work part-time as a piano instructor at Naperville Music).

Some people live their whole lives without getting a chance to discover their true passions, but I consider myself one of the lucky ones who do not fall into that category. For me, there is nothing quite like the thrill I get when I witness that look (that smile!) of excitement, wonderment, and deep satisfaction students get when the pieces come together and those proverbial light bulbs turns on. As a tutor, I promise to always do my very best to make learning as fun and fulfilling for my students and to help them reach their goals/create those "Eureka moments" for them.
Hello and thank you very much for taking the time to read my profile! My name is Elaine, I graduated with a BS in psychology (as well as a minor in chemistry) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I am Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Naperville, IL 60565
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Psychology
Music:
Piano,
Violin
English:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math
Language:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Aspergers, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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Approved subjects

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Piano

I have been playing piano since I was 5 years-old and took private lessons for over 12 years. I tutored piano students throughout my high school years and have been teaching students of all ages and levels at Naperville Music since 2013. My background is primarily in classical piano and contemporary/easy listening music.

Violin

I took violin & viola lessons for 8 years growing up. I was a member of my school orchestras all throughout middle school, high school, and for one semester during my freshman year of college. I had the good fortune of going to IMEA All-State two years in a row in Peoria. I was also a member of the Youth Symphony of DuPage - (including being first chair violist for my final 2 years) - for 6 years and a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra program my senior year in high school. During my high school years, I tutored a few violin students and had a lot of fun playing in the pit orchestras for a couple Naperville's Summer Place Theater productions.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Psychology
National Louis University
Enrolled

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Psychology)

National Louis University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elaine will travel within 15 miles of Naperville, IL 60565.