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Xavier H.

Kenosha, WI

$43/hour

Excellent Math and Science Tutor

50+ Hours
5.0 average from 13 ratings
Great Teacher
— Christine, North Bergen, NJ on 10/5/14

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University of Illinois, Chicago
Chemical Engineering
DePaul University College of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Illinois, Chicago (Chemical Engineering)

DePaul University College of Law (J.D.)

About Xavier

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
My teaching philosophy is very simple: teach students how to teach themselves. By teaching students the art of self-learning, their confidence in their learning ability will improve while they develop and enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills. These skills are important, because they are applicable in any endeavor, such as being a doctor, engineer, attorney, or an entrepreneur.

TEACHING STYLE
My teaching style is also very simple: teach to be taught. The ideology behind “teach to be taught” is that students obtain a certain level of subject mastery when they are able to teach the subject to another individual. To implement this teaching style, I would start by explaining a concept or theory from a big-picture perspective to a student while associating the concept or theory to something the student already knows. (For example, after introducing a calculus concept called a “derivative,” I would tell the student that a derivative is nothing more than a fancy word for slope.) Second, I would provide examples to the student showing how to apply the theory or concept. Third, I would give the student problems to work on after assessing the student’s level of understanding. Last, once I am confident with the student’s understanding of the material, I would give the student another problem and have the student teach me the material. Here, at this stage, I am able to identify and correct any misunderstanding the student may have about the concept or theory. If necessary, I would repeat the last step with the student.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND/TUTORING EXPERIENCE
I hold a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). I have intensive knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and enormous teaching and tutoring experience regarding these subjects (5+ years).

For the academic school year of 2006-2007, I tutored math at Bremen High School District 228, which is located in Midlothian, IL. The position required the ability to explain a variety of math subjects to high school students, which ranged from basic math to advance topics like Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus.

During my undergraduate career at UIC, I taught general chemistry and classical physics as a supplemental instructor for the Minority Engineering Recruitment and Retention Program (MERRP) at UIC for two years. In a classroom setting of approximately seven students, I provided students with additional problems and explained theories in order to enhance their understanding of the material. In addition to MERRP, I also tutored physics, chemistry, and mathematics for UIC campus housing.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
My teaching philosophy is very simple: teach students how to teach themselves. By teaching students the art of self-learning, their confidence in their learning ability will improve while they develop and enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills. These skills are important, because they are applicable in any
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Kenosha, WI 53144
Background Check: Passed

"Great Teacher"

- Christine, North Bergen, NJ on 10/5/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry, Physics
Test Preparation:
Bar Exam
Computer:
Microsoft Excel
Business:
Law, Microsoft Excel

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bar Exam

I am qualified to tutor in the Bar Exam subject because I have successful passed the IL bar examination of July 2010, the patent bar examination in 2011, and the NY bar examination of February 2013.

Chemical Engineering

I am qualified to tutor Chemical Engineering courses, because I graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a GPA in 3.31. I earned A's for the following engineering courses: (1) Introduction of Thermodynamics; (2) Material & Energy Balances; (3)Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics; and (4) Transport Phenomena I. I earned B's for the following engineering courses: (1) Transport Phenomena II; (2) Transport Phenomena III; (3)Chemical Reaction Engineering; and (4) Chemical Process Control. I earned C's for the Properties of Materials and Senior Design II. I will provide a copy of my transcript upon request.

University of Illinois, Chicago
Chemical Engineering
DePaul University College of Law
J.D.

Education

University of Illinois, Chicago (Chemical Engineering)

DePaul University College of Law (J.D.)

Great Teacher

Xavier is a very professional tutor who has a lot of patience and knowledge to give. His teaching methods are very understandable and he does not use difficult language to explain the information. I received tutoring in one of the hardest subjects, physics, and I passed physics one and two with an A. He is very easy to reach by phone or email and always tries to make himself available. I reached o

— Christine, North Bergen, NJ on 10/5/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $43.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Xavier will travel within 10 miles of Kenosha, WI 53144.