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Chris L.

Seattle, WA

$65/hour

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Montana State University
Sociology

Education

Montana State University (Sociology)

About Chris

I have over 3000 hours of tutoring experience, working with students of all ages, covering all types of academic content. I currently work as a full-time tutor and blog writer for Northwest Educational Services.

My specialties are teaching students how to be active learners and strategic test-takers. I also coach behavioral change techniques to help students develop good habits.

I also have a wide variety of teaching and coaching experience outside of tutoring. I've taught children's ski lessons, English classes for Peruvian teens, and science seminars for adults.

I am passionate about education because it is a direct way to make the world a better place. I love sharing ideas that help students grow.

-Chris L.

Issaquah High School
Class of 2003
GPA 3.8
AP National Scholar
Academic Achievement Award for Physics

Montana State University
Class of 2007
GPA 3.6
Bachelor of Science in Sociology, History Minor
Baccalaureate Honors Degree with Distinction
I have over 3000 hours of tutoring experience, working with students of all ages, covering all types of academic content. I currently work as a full-time tutor and blog writer for Northwest Educational Services.

My specialties are teaching students how to be active learners and strategic test-takers. I also coach behavioral change
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Online Rate: $35/hour

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98199
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Anthropology, Chemistry, Elementary Science, Physics, PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, Common Core, ISEE,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
Reading, Spanish, Writing
History:
American History,
Anthropology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies,
World History,
Writing
Special Needs:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Homeschool, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

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.

Algebra 2

From quadratics to logarithms, rational functions to radicals, I know it all. I have about 2000 hours of experience tutoring math at Northwest Educational Services. I can help students get caught up if they're behind, help them prepare for what's next, or coach them on how to become independently successful math students.

American History

I love teaching history, and I'm well-versed in U.S. history, government, politics, and economics. In addition to being a content expert, I know how to make the ideas become lasting memories. I scored a 5 on both the AP U.S. History Test and the AP U.S. Government Test. I have a great deal of experience helping students prepare for those exams.

ISEE

The ISEE exams are standardized, multiple choice tests, similar to the SSAT, used for entrance to selective secondary schools. The tests cover reading, vocabulary, math, and writing. Unlike the SSAT, the tests do not cover analogies and do not penalize incorrect answers. I typically work with about a dozen students each fall as they prepare for their early December exam date.

Social Studies

At Montana State University, I majored in Sociology and minored in History. I voraciously consume literature on sociology, psychology, history, economics, and current events. I tutor social studies with a wide variety of students at Northwest Educational Services, covering content that spans from elementary school to AP US Government, APUSH, and AP World History.

Study Skills

I work for Northwest Educational Services, which specializes in learning how to learn. I've taken the Coursera on Learning How to Learn and read several books about the subject. I teach study skills to students, parents, and tutoring companies both in one-on-one sessions and in group classes. Lastly, I write a blog that often focuses on study skills.

World History

I've been passionate about world history since elementary school. It was my minor in college, I taught it 5th graders in Montana, and I taught it to adults in Washington for four years. Over time, I've compiled everything I've learned reading history books into a comprehensive, 500-page word document. You'll be hard-pressed to find a tutor who knows more about world history.

I also have extensive experience with AP exams. Students should have a year-long plan for preparing because there is too much content to just review right before the exam. For the actual exam, students should also be trained up on multiple choice strategies, time management, and essay technique.

Montana State University
Sociology

Education

Montana State University (Sociology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Online Rate: $35/hour

Travel policy

Chris will travel within 5 miles of Seattle, WA 98199.