Over 200 tutoring hours

Margaret F.

River Forest, IL

$89/hour

Math/Test Prep Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 8/18/11
4.8 average from 58 ratings
A + tutor!
— Frazin, Chicago, IL on 7/22/11

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DePaul University - Elementary, Mathematics
Elementary Education
Concordia University - Chicago - Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Math Education
Enrolled

Education

DePaul University - Elementary, Mathematics (Elementary Education)

Concordia University - Chicago - Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Math Education (Enrolled)

About Margaret

I recently graduated from graduate school at Concordia University with my Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Math Education.

I also graduated from De Paul University with a Bachelor's in elementary teaching with a math specialty. I am a licensed teacher and love helping students understand concepts and am empathetic towards their learning.


I believe every student can learn and succeed. I think tutors should explain things in simple ways and work until the student fully understands a concept before moving on.

I have acquired more than 900 hours of tutoring experience over the past 6 years. Throughout that time I have tutored algebra, geometry, trigonometry, ACT, PSAT, HSPT and SAT prep.

When tutoring for test prep, I use an individualized approach. I teach content as well as test taking strategies. I utilize practice tests to give the student a real feel of what the official test will be like, as well as for use as practice passages to gain confidence.

I do my best to respond as quickly as possible. I also am available for last minute tutoring!

If you have any questions or concerns, just let me know!

Thanks,
Margaret

**24 hour cancellation policy - Lessons usually must be set with 24 hour notice, they must be canceled or changed with as much notice as possible. Lessons canceled with 12-24 hours notice will be charged half rate, lessons cancelled with less than 12 hours notice will be charged full rate.

Last minute lessons - Lessons may be scheduled within 24 hours but same rules apply as above for cancelled or changed lessons. **

Meeting location: River Forest Library
I recently graduated from graduate school at Concordia University with my Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Math Education.

I also graduated from De Paul University with a Bachelor's in elementary teaching with a math specialty. I am a licensed teacher and love helping students
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of River Forest, IL 60305
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A + tutor!"

- Frazin, Chicago, IL on 7/22/11

"Exceptional tuor"

- Maureen, Oak Park, IL on 12/16/11

"Very helpful for both various levels of Math"

- Jolana, Elmhurst, IL on 10/5/11

"Excellent Tutor"

- Veronica, Berwyn, IL on 12/7/10
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, COOP/HSPT,
GED, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing, SSAT, TEAS
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint

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COOP/HSPT

I have effectively tutored a few students in the COOP/HSPT test for admittance into high school. I use prep books to teach content as well as test taking strategies for the COOP/HSPT.

ISEE

I have tutored test prep for over 4 years. I have helped students with the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The following sections are on the ISEE: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, mathematics achievement, and an essay. There is a lower level (for grades 5-6) a middle level (for grades 7-8) and an upper level (for grades 9-12). I can help prepare for all sections.

Study Skills

I have tutored test taking strategies and test prep for a few years. I use an individualized approach and am deeply interested in helping students improve their scores.

DePaul University - Elementary, Mathematics
Elementary Education
Concordia University - Chicago - Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Math Education
Enrolled

Education

DePaul University - Elementary, Mathematics (Elementary Education)

Concordia University - Chicago - Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Math Education (Enrolled)

A + tutor! — Margaret is an excellent tutor. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of tutoring. ...

— Frazin, Chicago, IL on 7/22/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $89.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Margaret will travel within 5 miles of River Forest, IL 60305.