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Justin R.

Naperville, IL

$45/hour

Fun Math Tutor who is easy to understand!

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/21/16
4.9 average from 92 ratings
Knowledgeable, and easygoing
— Jennifer, Naperville, IL on 12/9/16

$45/Hour


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Illinois Wesleyan University
Mathematics

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University (Mathematics)

About Justin

Hello! I am a 32-year-old licensed teacher who specializes in high school level math. My areas of expertise is Pre-Algebra up to Algebra 2/Trigonometry, although I can tutor in other subjects such as Discrete Math and Pre-Calculus as well (if given a day notice, so I can brush up on my skills ;)). I have 3 years full-time teaching experience and over 5 years tutoring experience. I am local to Naperville and can meet almost any time! :)

My favorite part about tutoring is helping students understand concepts that they struggle with in school. Being able to explain things 1-on-1 has made such a big difference in my experience, and I feel tutoring is the best way to help students understand and build their math skills. I also believe in building a strong foundation, so I like to do a quick test when I first work with students which gives me a great idea of how strong or weak they are so I know what areas need work in addition to working on the current material. Since I earned my degree in Math first and Education second I believe I have a much better understanding of math and its concepts and can communicate that to students to help them appreciate and get along with math throughout their lives.

I have a great ability to show students how math concepts work, focusing on the "why" instead of just procedural "hows." Anyone can show someone how to solve an equation, but when the student understands why things are done the way they are, they become more independent problem solvers and can work on more complex problems because they know the laws of math and know what they can and cannot do. They aren't just memorizing procedures.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time! Thanks and have a great day!
Hello! I am a 32-year-old licensed teacher who specializes in high school level math. My areas of expertise is Pre-Algebra up to Algebra 2/Trigonometry, although I can tutor in other subjects such as Discrete Math and Pre-Calculus as well (if given a day notice, so I can brush up on my skills ;)). I have 3 years full-time teaching experience and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

$63 for a 90-minute session $80 for a 2-hour session

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Naperville, IL 60563
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable, and easygoing"

- Jennifer, Naperville, IL on 12/9/16

"Great first session with Justin!"

- Karin, Bolingbrook, IL on 3/14/17

"Awesome and smart"

- Samia, Aurora, IL on 3/14/17

"Session notes very helpful"

- Lynette, Wheaton, IL on 11/3/16

"Excellent Tutor! Highly Recommend!"

- Sarah, Naperville, IL on 10/24/16

"Relaxed and competent"

- Tracy, Naperville, IL on 10/24/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Susan, Naperville, IL on 9/27/16

"Great first lesson!"

- Karen, Batavia, IL on 9/16/16

"Excellent!!"

- Carson, Naperville, IL on 6/13/16

"Great teacher, very patient"

- Ellen, Plainfield, IL on 3/1/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Discrete Math, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

I taught Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 at a High School in Chicago Heights, IL for 3 years. I am currently working my 3rd year for ExcelEdge, Inc. as a Math ACT teacher where we teach students test-taking techniques to achieve higher scores on the ACT.

Algebra 1

I've taught Algebra 1 for 3 years at the high school level, and have been tutoring ACT math for 3 years. I have a great grasp of the concepts and can explain them multiple ways to make sure every student can understand.

Algebra 2

I taught Algebra 2 at Bloom High School for one year.

Geometry

I have over 4 years teaching experience with Geometry, having taught it for 3 and a half years full-time at a high school, and 3 years of teaching ACT math prep classes which has a lot of Geometry content (each program lasts for 8 weeks and I'm currently in my 3rd year). Geometry has been one of my favorite subjects to teach!

Illinois Wesleyan University
Mathematics

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University (Mathematics)

Knowledgeable, and easygoing

My daughter feels much more confident in Algebra 2 and Geometry after meeting with Justin only 2 times. He is easy to work with, and makes his students feel comfortable. We will continue to work with Justin.

— Jennifer, Naperville, IL on 12/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

$63 for a 90-minute session $80 for a 2-hour session

Travel policy

Justin will travel within 15 miles of Naperville, IL 60563.