Loyola University Chicago (math and comp sci)
Loyola University Chicago (Master's)
I have been a high school math teacher at Loyola Academy in Wilmette and at Carmel Catholic HS in Mundelein. I was at Loyola for 5 years and at Carmel Catholic for 11 (up to 2013). In between, I was an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University, where I taught mostly algebra-related courses. I have also tutored math throughout my college and post-college years.
I really enjoy working with students 1-1, as it is much easier to tailor instruction to an individual's needs. Many times students are just unfamiliar with and lack confidence in tackling new material, especially when it's math. Having someone to gently guide you through problem solving often results in substantial and rapid improvement. I have been a high school math teacher at Loyola Academy in Wilmette and at Carmel Catholic HS in Mundelein. I was at Loyola for 5 years and at Carmel Catholic for 11 (up to 2013). In between, I was an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University, where
Joe was prompt and focused. He worked out the problems from geomeyry test and explained why and what were the steps/theorems. Then had my son work through problems.
My son felt that he better understood and prepared to take the chapter tests. We will be calling to set an appointment again.
Joe explains material very well and has had a big impact on test scores for my son. He is very focused and patient and you can easily tell he is more concerned with helping the student than just taking the fee like other tutors we have worked with.
Joe is very patient and thorough. Joe has only worked with my son for a couple of weeks, but I have noticed some improvement in his work. Not only is he tapping into the needed curriculum explanations, but he's helping him hone in on skills that will make him a success in any subject.
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I have both taught algebra 2 at the high school level and tutored it privately since college.
The SAT has been a big part of my tutoring career, as many students I have worked with have wanted help taking this particular test and/or improving their scores. I am very familiar with the kind of questions that are asked on the math portion of the SAT.