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Andrea H.

Experienced, Creative Tutor for Math, Science, ACT, and Spanish

Experienced, Creative Tutor for Math, Science, ACT, and Spanish

$75/hour

  • 660 hours tutoring

  • Wheaton, IL 60189


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About Andrea


Bio

Whether students love math and science or despise them, I am usually able to make the experience better for them. I tailor tutoring sessions based on students’ needs and parents’ expectations.

When a student is struggling, I provide specific help where it's needed. I am particularly good at making Chemistry much less painful to deal with. I am able to explain the material in understandable ways. One of the best compliments I received recently is that one of my students jokingly said to her...

Whether students love math and science or despise them, I am usually able to make the experience better for them. I tailor tutoring sessions based on students’ needs and parents’ expectations.

When a student is struggling, I provide specific help where it's needed. I am particularly good at making Chemistry much less painful to deal with. I am able to explain the material in understandable ways. One of the best compliments I received recently is that one of my students jokingly said to her mom, "I wish I could just go to the 'school of Andrea.' When she explains this stuff, it makes sense."

When a student is already excelling at a subject we're working on, I can help the student go deeper into the subject matter. Students who work with me see their understanding (as well as their grades) in math and science improve drastically.
Students who work with me for standardized test prep see an increase in scores. The majority of students who work with me on ACT test prep increase their test scores by 3-5 points in Math and Science Reasoning sections. I also have been successful in helping students prepare for the SAT, but since the state of Illinois just switched over this year, I don't have enough data to report what increases in scores students have seen on this particular test.

My short term goal with students is that they would understand the subject they're studying. My ultimate aim is to put myself out of a job by enabling students to be independent learners. I want my students to gain confidence in their abilities and apply the problem solving skills that I teach them to new challenges in school and in life.

~~~~Special Rates~~~~
Premium rates:
For college level and AP subjects, I charge 1.25 times my normal rate. These classes require more prep time, and I want to offer you the best tutoring experience that I can.

SAT and ACT test prep:
I offer special group rates for 2-3 students and hourly discounts for a series of 6 or 12 test prep sessions. Please contact me for details.

Multiple students: (Typically works best if they are working on the same subject matter. I won't tutor more than 3 students at a time - it divides my attention too much.)
$60/hr. ea. for 2 students
$50/hr. ea. for 3 students

Home school instruction:
I teach Math, Science, and Spanish classes for home schooled students who need an instructor for some courses. Please contact me for details and rates.

----Subjects tutored----
-Math (through Calculus I)
-Physics
-Chemistry
-Biology
-ACT test prep
-SAT test prep
-Spanish through the AP level
-Study Skills
-Problem Solving Strategies


Education

Wheaton College
Spanish
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Graduate Coursework
College of Dupage
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Wheaton, IL 60189
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/20/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Spanish

I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Wheaton College. I studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina while I was in college. I have tutored Spanish since I was an undergrad, and I taught high school Spanish at a private school for 3 years.

Elementary Education

Spelling,

Spelling

I won 3 spelling bees when I was in grade school and middle school.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

Spelling,

Spelling

I won 3 spelling bees when I was in grade school and middle school.
ACT English, ACT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math is vital to my area of study, and I've taken numerous college level math classes. I have gained a high degree of understanding of math, and I love teaching it to junior high and high school students. I have learned many strategies over the years for teaching all levels of math.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken 4 semesters of college level chemistry - 2 semesters of General Chemistry and 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry. I did very well in these classes due in part to an excellent professor. I like to help students gain an understanding of this subject that at one time was very difficult for me but that I grew to love.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Wheaton College. I studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina while I was in college. I have tutored Spanish since I was an undergrad, and I taught high school Spanish at a private school for 3 years.
Spelling,

Spelling

I won 3 spelling bees when I was in grade school and middle school.
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Language

Spanish

Spanish

I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Wheaton College. I studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina while I was in college. I have tutored Spanish since I was an undergrad, and I taught high school Spanish at a private school for 3 years.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Math is vital to my area of study, and I've taken numerous college level math classes. I have gained a high degree of understanding of math, and I love teaching it to junior high and high school students. I have learned many strategies over the years for teaching math from elementary level through Calculus. I love to see students "Aha!" moments when it comes to math. In addition to math content, I teach test taking and time management strategies that allow students to use the math skills they have to the best advantage on the ACT. Students usually improve their scores between 3 and 5 points on this section after working with me regularly for a couple of months.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math is vital to my area of study, and I've taken numerous college level math classes. I have gained a high degree of understanding of math, and I love teaching it to junior high and high school students. I have learned many strategies over the years for teaching all levels of math.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math is vital to my area of study, and I've taken numerous college level math classes. I have gained a high degree of understanding of math, and I love teaching it to junior high and high school students. I have learned many strategies over the years for teaching all levels of math.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken 4 semesters of college level chemistry - 2 semesters of General Chemistry and 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry. I did very well in these classes due in part to an excellent professor. I like to help students gain an understanding of this subject that at one time was very difficult for me but that I grew to love.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Wheaton College. I studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina while I was in college. I have tutored Spanish since I was an undergrad, and I taught high school Spanish at a private school for 3 years.
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken 4 semesters of college level chemistry - 2 semesters of General Chemistry and 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry. I did very well in these classes due in part to an excellent professor. I like to help students gain an understanding of this subject that at one time was very difficult for me but that I grew to love.
Psychology,

Psychology

My minor in college was Psychology. I also have experience tutoring this subject for high school students.
ACT Science, Biology, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Math is vital to my area of study, and I've taken numerous college level math classes. I have gained a high degree of understanding of math, and I love teaching it to junior high and high school students. I have learned many strategies over the years for teaching all levels of math.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taken 4 semesters of college level chemistry - 2 semesters of General Chemistry and 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry. I did very well in these classes due in part to an excellent professor. I like to help students gain an understanding of this subject that at one time was very difficult for me but that I grew to love.
Spanish,

Spanish

I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Wheaton College. I studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina while I was in college. I have tutored Spanish since I was an undergrad, and I taught high school Spanish at a private school for 3 years.
Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Physics

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

Math is vital to my area of study, and I've taken numerous college level math classes. I have gained a high degree of understanding of math, and I love teaching it to junior high and high school students. I have learned many strategies over the years for teaching math from elementary level through Calculus. I love to see students "Aha!" moments when it comes to math. In addition to math content, I teach test taking and time management strategies that allow students to use the math skills they have to the best advantage on the ACT. Students usually improve their scores between 3 and 5 points on this section after working with me regularly for a couple of months.
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (150 ratings)
5 star
(128)
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(20)
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Reviews

Great SAT Help

Andrea is very patient and thorough. First step to successful test taking is understanding the problems/questions. She gave my daughter a lot of help in this area.

Mary, 7 lessons with Andrea

Flexible and knowledgable

Andrea helped me with my college level business calculus class. She was extremely knowledgeable and helped me understand the core concepts needed to succeed in the course. She was able to accommodate for my learning style easily, and was patient while I was trying to grasp the concepts. I would highly recommend Andrea as a tutor.

Jonathan, 11 lessons with Andrea

Great tutor!

My daughter has worked with Andrea for several weeks now. I can't say enough great things about her! We've worked on Spanish, Geometry and Biology. She teaches in such a way that my daughter can understand the material. My daughter's confidence in school has grown and I couldn't be happier with the results.

Suzanne, 10 lessons with Andrea

knowledgable and patient

Andrea was helpful with our daughter's calc homework. She is, unfortunately, located a bit too far for our daughter to drive to on a routine basis so we will have to look for a tutor closer to our home. I would recommend her to others in her Glen Ellyn area.

Catherine, 1 lesson with Andrea

Love Her

Andrea is awesome! She's so patient and kind, and makes so much more sense than my insane physics teacher! I would probably be failing this class without her. If you're looking for someone to help you in a class that actually takes the time to figure out *how* you learn, then she's the one for you.

Jim, 28 lessons with Andrea

Very helpful!

Andrea is so knowledgeable and patient with my daughter. She has given her the confidence we needed to work through physics. We highly recommend Andrea!

Bryn , 31 lessons with Andrea

Great Tutoring

My son enjoys reviewing with Andrea and she explains anything he has questions on. She is always on time and has an upbeat positive attitude!

Tom & Maureen, 33 lessons with Andrea

Wow: The lesson plan provided more empowerment to learn at a higher level. She helped me MASTER techniques to handle math.

Andrea taught me math for the ACT. Andrea allowed me to complete problems, and then explain how I created solutions verbally making me a master of problem solving. I learned more with Andrea at a higher level than the entire school year in becoming a thinking problem solver for math. Thanks Andrea!!!

Mark, 2 lessons with Andrea

Patient

I really liked the way she taught. She approached things from different views. I liked her teaching methods that she used.

Bob, 8 lessons with Andrea

Significant results in short period of time

Andrea has been working with my HS sophomore on his Honors Chem class for a few weeks now, and we have seen a significant improvement in his scores. He actually asks to schedule lessons with her and goes quite willingly -- his schedule is already tight, so if the lessons weren't helping him, he would not be asking for them. Thanks, Andrea!

Shelagh, 8 lessons with Andrea

$75/hour

Andrea H.

$75/hour

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