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Andrea H.

Wheaton, IL

$75/hour

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

In-person lessons
500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/20/15
4.8 average from 123 ratings
Flexible and knowledgable
— Jonathan, Wheaton, IL on 1/12/17

$75/Hour


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

Education

Wheaton College (Spanish)

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) (Graduate Coursework)

About Andrea

Whether students love math and science or despise the subjects, I am usually able to make the experience better for them. I explain the material in very understandable ways, and I'm able to pinpoint where a student is struggling and provide specific help where it's needed. I am particularly good at making that beast called Chemistry much less painful to deal with. 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.

I have taught math and science courses to home schooled students who need an instructor for these topics. Please message me for rates.

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.

----Experience----
I have worked as a tutor on and off since my freshman year in college (2000), and I worked as a professional tutor at a tutoring agency from 2012-2015. I taught Algebra I, Algebra II/Trig, Geometry, and Spanish I-IV at a small private school where I worked for 3 years. I started my own private tutoring endeavors in January of 2015, and I have loved it!

----Education----
I have a Bachelors Degree in Spanish, and I have taken numerous college level Math, Chemistry, Physics and Biology classes.

~~~~Special Rates~~~~
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.)
$45/hr. ea. for 2 students
$35/hr. ea. for 3 students

----Premium rates----
$90/hr. for Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, and for any new students seeking sessions during finals (5/1/17-6/15/17)

----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
Whether students love math and science or despise the subjects, I am usually able to make the experience better for them. I explain the material in very understandable ways, and I'm able to pinpoint where a student is struggling and provide specific help where it's needed. I am particularly good at making that beast called Chemistry much less Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Wheaton, IL 60189
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Flexible and knowledgable"

- Jonathan, Wheaton, IL on 1/12/17

"Great tutor!"

- Suzanne, Geneva, IL on 9/25/16

"knowledgable and patient"

- Catherine, Western Springs, IL on 4/13/16

"Love Her"

- Jim, Westmont, IL on 2/27/16

"Very helpful!"

- Bryn, Wheaton, IL on 11/20/15

"Great Tutoring"

- Tom & Maureen, Wheaton, IL on 9/24/15

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

- Mark, Plainfield, IL on 6/11/15

"Patient"

- Bob, Lombard, IL on 6/11/15

"Significant results in short period of time"

- Shelagh, Glen Ellyn, IL on 6/8/15

"Tutoring with Andrea has been a great experience"

- Denise, Plainfield, IL on 4/28/15

"Knows Her Stuff!"

- Emily, Elmhurst, IL on 4/26/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry,
Ecology, Geology, Physical Science, Physics, Psychology,
Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Special Needs:
ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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

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

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

My minor in college was Psychology. I also have experience tutoring this subject for high school students.

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

I won 3 spelling bees when I was in grade school and middle school.

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

Education

Wheaton College (Spanish)

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) (Graduate Coursework)

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, Wheaton, IL on 1/12/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrea will travel within 10 miles of Wheaton, IL 60189.