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Saint Xavier University (elementary education)
I have a passion for learning and enjoy sharing it with others. This is why I love tutoring. It brings me satisfaction to see one of my students understand a concept that he or she has been struggling with. I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Saint Xavier University. As a student there I completed more than 150 hours of field experience in schools around Chicagoland. When I first meet a new student he or she is usually feeling frustrated with their schoolwork and afraid of failing. But after some tutoring time he or she usually starts to better understand their work and feel more confident. One mother of a child who was struggling with reading told me that after working with me her daughter thought that learning reading was fun now and was looking forward to our next session.
One experience that I feel helped me to become a WyzAnt tutor was working as a tutor at my university. There, I helped my fellow education students to prepare for the difficult task of passing their teacher certification exams. When the students first came in they were nervous about taking the test. Some of them had failed the test previously and were worried that they might never become teachers. After I had spent time working with them they felt ready about going to take the test because they had a solid understanding of the subject matter that they would face and had confidence in themselves as well. The students often came to me after the tutoring sessions and thanked me personally, which made the experience very rewarding.
One of my favorite things to do is to write. It gives me a way to express myself and deeply explore my own thoughts. When I am writing I can let my imagination run wild and it seems like anything is possible. I think that writing is an important tool for learning in all subject areas, too. It encourages students to try to clearly communicate ideas and see what they truly know. Brainstorming on paper can help one to generate and sort through ideas for many different types of assignments. Writing can also help students to think creatively and look at things in a different way. Additionally, students can learn about themselves by writing about their own life experiences.
I hope that by reading this you can see how passionate about learning I am. I am excited to meet your student and share this passion with him or her. I look forward to hearing from you! I have a passion for learning and enjoy sharing it with others. This is why I love tutoring. It brings me satisfaction to see one of my students understand a concept that he or she has been struggling with. I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from
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Christopher was very patient and kind with my son who can be a bit shy at times. He took the time to understand his strengths and weaknesses and worked with them.
My son was really struggling in math and after a few sessions with Christopher went from 50's and 60's on his math exams to an 89%!
He really benefited from the one on one time spent with Christopher and has gained some confidence that he needed to help him succeed in math.
Christopher always follows up and suggests material to reinforce learning at home.
I would recommend Christopher to anyone needing a tutor for their child.
I am a tutoring coordinator for a non-profit that provides one-on-one tutoring sessions for community college students in the Chicago area. Our organization has worked with Chris for over a year now and he has played an incredible role in the lives of the students he works with. Chris is able to meet any student where he/she is at and help them master their course material. He has the patience and dedication to help a struggling student make the small changes needed to succeed and sets him apart from other potential tutors.
Furthermore, Chris always has the best interests of his students at heart. He is willing to bend over backwards to help students when they need him. I would enthusiastically recommend Chris to any college or high school student who is looking for help in their classes, whether it be for a few weeks or over the course of their semester.
Thanks so much, Chris for tutoring me in geometry. I love your format. I'm glad my mom, Bettina, found you. If anyone needs a tutor, Chris is the best choice. Thank you very much, Chris. You're Outsanding!!
We have had Christopher as our son's tutor for almost 3 months. He is just wonderful! Christopher is extremely intelligent, easy-going & patient. Our son, Jason has gained so much confidence in his studies and is giving much extra effort . He used to lack motivation and I truly believe that Christopher's gentle & positive approach has given him that "push in the right direction!!!
Chris is almost always available and willing to help! It is evident that he takes time to carefully edit papers.
Chris is a GREAT tutor! He explains everything to my son at his level so he can understand how to do his geometry work!! Chris is very reliable and he is on time every session we have scheduled. He never once has canceled on us. He comes on time, and if he needs to stay a little longer to help my son understand the lesson, he stays and explains everything until he knows exactly what he is doing! Chris is a very smart individual!! He came to meet us first before he started tutoring my son, and to make sure he would be able to help him with his geometry work! Chris is excellent! I honestly would recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor!! My son's grade has improved because of Chris!
Chris worked with my son for several months while I was out of town on a military deployment. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a tutor for their child or children. He was always on time, quickly gained my son's confidence, and helped my son maintain good grades by helping him with his homework. I would certainly seek his tutoring services again if needed!
Christopher did a great job working with my son. He was very patient with us and when my son wasn't ready for the lesson with what he needed to work on, Christopher helped him get ideas for a topic and helped him with his story boards and was willing to stay as long as needed to get the work done.
Christopher was great!!! He was able to convey to me on how to structure my paper according to the rubric and the assignment description for my first paper. I was able to structure my paper and see that it flowed in a much better organized way. Thank you Christopher for all of your help! I am still working with Christopher after a year! He is great!
Christopher is always on time in sending back comments. I am very pleased and happy with his feedback. Thank you! Thank you!
After a brief introduction my daughter and Christopher went right to work. He was very patient, easy to talk to and approachable. I could tell my daughter's anxiety was disappearing. That says it all for me.
Christopher is an excellent tutor. He has been working with my 13 year old son, who has extreme attention problems, on math, to get him up to speed for the coming school year. They are making good progress. Amazingly, Christopher has been able to hold his attention, in part by utilizing technology (in this case, a Kindle app), and also by knowing when a short break is required. He is also a very nice guy. My son looks forward to Christopher's visits and rates him at 5 out of 5 stars. We've had other tutors in the past and Christopher is by far the best. I highly recommend him.
My son is an freshman honors student. He was struggling with Algebra and has been working with Christopher. I have been very pleased with Christopher. My son tells me that Christopher explains things with more detail and is more helpful than his math teacher. My son feels more confident and more importantly his grade has gone up significantly. I feel that working with Christopher is a worthwhile investment. I plan to continue. It's worth the money.
Chris is great with my 10 year old. He is very friendly & put her at ease their first lesson. I see a marked difference in her academics & most of all I see an increase in her self esteem. I attribute that largely to Chris & his diligence with helping her learn. When I asked her she said what she likes most about Chris is that he makes her lessons fun!
I am very impressed with Chris on many levels. His communication response time is remarkable. He is open to a flexible tutoring schedule. My nephew needs help with algebra. This is his most frustrating class. What Chris is providing my nephew is an opportunity to learn at his own pace and to thoroughly understand concepts before moving on to the next. It will take a lot of work and time but Chris has the most calm and patient demeanor which is what is so necessary when grasping difficult problems. Not only is Chris calm and patient but he is very thorough and I am confident with his assistance my nephew will finally have success in the area of algebra.
Christopher is very patient and knows the material well. He helped my son improve his understanding of geometry in just one lesson.
Chris was very patient with my daughter and was very clear in his explanations. He was easy to work with and has begun formulating a tutoring plan that I feel will work well with my expectations and with the way she learns.
Christopher J is a competent and patient tutor. He cares about your achievement and responds very quickly to editing your papers. I would definitely recommend him for his outstanding gift of writing.
Chris was prepared for the lesson. He went to the library, picked up a book and researched the subject I was having trouble with. Definitely worth the time out of my schedule to have him tutor me. He was patient and had ideas that were easier than my instructor had shown us.
Christopher is a great tutor. Really makes sure you understand what you are doing. Goes at your pace. Looking forward to continually working with him on C++
Christopher is an amazing tutor! He takes the time to make sure you truly understand the material. He comes prepared to the tutoring sessions. He provides hand outs with areas that may help you understand the subject you are trying to study for. He's a very nice person. Easy to get along with and very friendly. I would definitely recommend Christopher to other students who need a tutor. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to English questions. He also brought books along to go over the rules of punctuation. You will get quality services at a very good price. All around great experience and and friendly person.
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During my time at university I worked as a math tutor, preparing students for their teacher certification exams. This involved helping my peers one-on-one and in small groups review mathematics concepts. I have also completed many college math courses, so I have a good understanding of algebra. Through WyzAnt I have tutored many high school and college students in algebra. I have helped students to understand polynomials, graphing equations, exponents, absolute value, and other algebra concepts.
My concentration in college was elementary education, so I have a great deal of experience working with younger students. My college coursework included over 150 hours of field experience that I spent in a variety of schools throughout Chicagoland. I have experience working with all kinds of students in all the different subject areas. Since joining WyzAnt, I have taught many elementary students and helped them to become successful in school.
I have an bachelor's degree in elementary education. As a requirement for my degree I participated in over one hundred hours of field experience in elementary schools in the Chicago area. There I worked with a diverse range of students in all levels of elementary school. As a tutor I have helped many elementary school students in math. During this time I have helped my students to improve their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, ratios, percents, and other math concepts. With my help these students were able to improve their grades and gain more confidence in their academic abilities.
English was my minor in college, so I have completed many English college courses. I wrote for the school newspaper while I was there. A piece of my writing was published in the school's literary magazine. I have tutored many students in English and helped them to improve their grades.
During my time as a WyzAnt tutor, I have taught many students geometry and helped them to greatly improve their understanding of quadrilaterals, triangles, proofs, similarity, angles, and other geometry topics.
I minored in English in college, so I have taken many writing courses. I worked for my university's newspaper when I was a student there, so I have experience editing and proofreading documents. My experience also includes proofreading my tutoring students' papers for errors in grammar. Additionally, I have helped students to prepare for English exams by helping them study grammar.
I have tutored many students in writing and helped them to improve their writing abilities. Writing was my minor in college, so I have taken many college writing courses. At my university I wrote for the school newspaper. I also had a piece of my writing published in the school's literary magazine.
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