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About Benjamin K.

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Chicago, IL

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I have worked as a tutor for several years and taught a variety of subjects. My main goal is to equip every student with tools they need to be successful. I care more about comprehension and learning, than grades. I work with each student individual to develop a personalized plan of organization, motivation, and accountability.

About Benjamin
I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I currently work for a recording studio (Sound Summit Studios in Naperville IL) where I teach voice and help singers record their music in the studio. I have previously taught at The School of Rock in Indianapolis Indiana. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. Several of my students have recored albums and are currently performing all over the U.S.

I have a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in art. After graduating college, I was a full-time high school biology teacher, volleyball coach, and director of the school musical. As a high school teacher, I learned first hand the kind of pressure and expectat
ions that are placed on students in order for them to succeed. In college, I was the head student researcher on a two-year lab project. I took several upper level science courses including: biochemistry, calculus, organic chemistry, calculus based physics, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology. I studied marine biology in the Virgin Islands and am CPR certified.

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Voice lessons with me are fun and effective. You can expect to hear improved technique from day one, eventually reaching your long term goals. I begin every lesson aligning the students voice through various vocal warm ups and exercises. We then work together to pick repertoire that will suit the singer'€™s voice and they will enjoy singing. During a lesson we will also cover performance presentation, acting, diction, rhythm, musicality, style, and interpretation.

During tutoring you can expect a personalized plan based on your goals and aspirations. Since every student is different you can be assured we will come up with a plan that is designed just for you. I am a laid back tutor but will be sure to get the most out of you after our time together. Most students see at least a one letter grade improvement. My main goal for every tutoring session is student learning and comprehension.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, recording equipment, large collection of sheet music

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in helping students find their true singing voice.
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Marc May 23, 2019
· Singing · Online
Made me feel very at ease for my first singing lesson. Looking forward to the next.
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john March 29, 2019
· Acting · Online
Super teacher
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Maya S. March 21, 2019
· Singing · Online
My daughter has had 3 lessons so far and so far so good :) She enjoys it very much and looking forward to many more.
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Benjamin K.

Chicago, IL 60605
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$30 / 30-min

About Jasmine L.

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La Mesa, CA

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Session are 1.5-2 hours in length and will cover all subject areas as needed, including test-taking strategies.

About Jasmine
I love to teach and tutor kids and adults of all ages in many different subjects. I pride myself in customizing my lessons to suit each individual's learning style and goals. I try to keep my lessons fun and relaxed while ensuring that we still work hard and learn.
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Michael C. February 3, 2016
· Spanish · In home
First lesson...jasmine was very attentive and a good listener.
Looking forward to continuing the lessons!!
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Emmanuel Z. April 10, 2015
· Piano · In home
Very experienced for teaching 8 year old boy, I liked the books she provide.
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Grant B. March 27, 2015
· SAT · In studio
It's great that Jasmine can establish rapport so quickly with our cranky pre-teen.
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Jasmine L.

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About Amadou C.

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Chicago, IL

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Have you ever been worried about your recent SAT/ACT test scores? Have you ever tried to study and take practice tests only to be disappointed? If so, you've come to the right place. I have a host of strategies, tactics and tips that exploit every nook, cranny and loophole in the math portion of the tests. I provide effective study tips that you will need for your upcoming test and I also bring a host of enlightening study guides and references that give pertinent practice tests and example problems. Why be humbled when your next test comes around, when you can grab the reins, and 'tame test-prep'.

About Amadou
I am a distinguished graduate from Illinois Tech with a bachelor's of mechanical engineering. I make it my duty to break down many of the complexities in math, science and engineering that have been plaguing students since the beginning of time. I have over 10 years of teaching experience teaching students of all ages math, science and ACT/SAT prep who have went on to make 180 degree turns in their grades. This field experience has allowed me to develop the patience and understanding that is crucial in producing stellar students.

As an engineering-inclined individual, I encourage an exemplary study ethic in my students as well as an organized and systematic approach geared towards maximizing student grades/scores. I also bring results by relating to my students by incorporating elements of the things that they like (sports, hobbies, m
usic, etc...) into their most challenging courses allowing them to even potentially develop a passion for their most difficult courses. I always make a conscious effort to work at each student's own pace and I make it my priority to decompose the most challenging topics into components that can be more easily internalized by my students, effectively increasing their grades and giving them the self-confidence and enthusiasm they need to get killer grades. I guarantee quality, commitment, and results!

Having lived in over 20 countries has also permitted me to maintain my patience, composure and sense of flexibility and open-mindedness when dealing with even the most extreme personalities. I believe that everyone has potential; however potential is worthless unless put in motion. And experts like me take pride in our abilities to give students that push, that jolt of energy that galvanizes them into pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps, allowing them to achieve academic excellence.
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SC November 4, 2018
· ACT Math · Online
Amadou is excellent!!
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Nancy N. July 20, 2018
· Geometry · Online
Great job
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Toby May 19, 2018
· Geometry · Online
We didn’t have a lesson yet
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Amadou C.

Chicago, IL 60615
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$45 / 30-min

About Dr. D. B.

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Holbrook, NY

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I provide assistance in curriculum instruction, conducting discussion groups, and clarifying course content. I train students in developing effective writing and library research skills. I have extensive counseling of students to help them establish goals, identify options, and determine plans for action in reference to their studies. I hold a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction.

About Dr. D.
Greetings!

I am a dynamic educator with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the education and business fields. I have extensive experience mentoring and helping students develop research, writing, critical and creative thinking skills, as well as to establish goals and determine plans for action in both online and face-to-face formats. I am a strong oral and written communicator, with demonstrated cultural competency skills and Spanish language fluency, ready to help you with study skills, transition to college and university studies, elementary and middle school math, Spanish, ESL/ESOL, TOEFL, TEAS, MAT, reading, and writing, including attention to content, writing mechanics and implementation of APA Style.

I hold a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction. I also hold a Bachelor of Scienc
e in Technology and Management and a Master of Business Administration.

Come Back here Often to Book Tutoring, Coaching, and Mentoring Lessons with me and I will guide you towards personal, professional and academic success.

Looking forward to hearing from you...All the best,

Dr. D.
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Ramona C. May 17, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Dr. D is the best. I looked forward to every class I had with her. She made improving my Spanish so easy, joyful and entertaining. I would recommend her to everyone. I plan on taking her class again.
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Shelbe D. May 12, 2019
· Spanish · Online
I absolutely LOVE Dr. D! She is interactive and after only my first session i am able to remember some Spanish that i have practiced years ago! I will definitely continue my lessons!

Gracias Dr. D!
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Ramona C. March 10, 2019
· Spanish · Online
Very nice instructor. She was very patient, friendly and gentle with corrections. The time flew by. I am looking forward to our next lesson.
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Dr. D. B.

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About Randy S.

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Mount Prospect, IL

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Much like study skills, this is a topic that is primarily up to the student's willingness to put certain tips and tricks into practice. Pneumonic devices, time-frame requirements and the difference between knowing facts for a test and truly comprehending subject matter.

About Randy
I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, with a few years behind me; I'm ready to pass on what I have learned. At the risk of tooting my own horn; I am well trained, professionally, both as an actor and a teacher with more than a few credentials to support those claims. I invite you to please peruse my background on the site and feel free to ask any questions you desire.

Regarding Texas Hold 'em (poker), I have been playing and teaching the game, and working for online casinos for over thirty years. My approach is simple, requires extreme discipline, but I can show you how to win mo
re than you lose. And this is true of all subjects I teach whether literal or figurative.

My undergraduate Bachelors is in Acting & Directing I was taught by the same professors who launched the students that formed the now famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago (Illinois State University); I also have a Masters degree in Theatre History and Criticism (Theatrical Critical Theory). I have teaching experience both as a GA and in the private sector. I have been exposed to many different types of teaching styles and locales, (i.e. classroom, studio et.al). I hope that gives you a thumbnail concurrently I hope I didn't bore you to death.

Peace and Kindest Regards,
Randy
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Brandon February 27, 2019
· Poker · Online
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Jessica February 1, 2019
· Method Acting · Online
Very uplifting first class. Thank you Randy.
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Michael C. October 25, 2018
· Acting · Online
Randy is a genius and is very encouraging! I highly recommend!!
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Randy S.

Mount Prospect, IL 60056
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About Bill L.

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Chicago, IL
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SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT/AP tests in math, science, and programming. I stress understanding (geometrically/analytically) rather than memorizing formulas. This ensures my students can derive formulas/solutions even without memorization.

I know firsthand how difficult it is to learn test taking skills whether you are a total newbie, or a budding intermediate, but I have overcame these challenges myself and will guide you to overcome them too. I also have close to 8 years of tutoring experience, which will surely come in handy!

About Bill
I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

I enjoy tutoring (doing it ever since I was in high school for my classmates) and helping other overcome problems that I have encountered myself because it enhances my own understanding and makes me happy that my self-studying is helping others. Sometimes, my students even bring up alternative ways of thinking that I have never thought of before!
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Nathan F. January 26, 2019
· Python · Online
Good explanations and efficient with time!
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Jasmine November 21, 2018
· Classical Piano · In studio
Had played piano when I was young, and missed playing it. Bill is an excellent motivator and helped me enjoy practicing again and playing new pieces!
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LT October 29, 2018
· Java · Online
Bill is very patient and breaks the material down in a simple way to understand. He's helpful and motivating. With his help, I was better able to understand my assignments and class material. Before his help, I was very confused about java concepts. I would definitely recommend him as a programming tutor!
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Bill L.

Chicago, IL 60661
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$29.99 / 30-min

About Vivek V.

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Saratoga, CA

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I have been teaching Test Prep for a variety of exams (SAT, ACT, HSPT/COOP/TACH, DAT, MCAT, and AP) for 5+ years. Having scored highly or coached individuals to higher scores on these exams, I understand the rationale behind each test as well as the common pitfalls students encounter during preparation. Through continuous experience teaching, testing, and refining techniques to both prepare and take these exams, I can tailor a solution to success that is just right for ANYONE. And of course, I am there the entire journey too. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to helping you destroy your exams!

About Vivek
I am a graduate from the University of Rochester with a B.S in Neuroscience and the former president of a student run global health non-profit. My passion for teaching was founded by my own experience as a student. Throughout my academic career, the challenges I encountered refined my own approach to understanding subjects, and the ensuing success after overcoming such obstacles brought me further love for learning and those subjects. I want to transmit that feeling of accomplishment to students as they master their own subjects, and hopefully foster a passion for further learning and success in any of their other endeavors. As a top student in both high school, and scholarship recipient in college, I know the effort and dedication required to be successful, and the impact a good teacher and support system can have on a student.

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served as a tutor for speech and writing in college, I enjoy and thrive in tutoring English, Literature, Writing, Communication and Debate. I have honed my writing abilities and understanding to help many students on writing college application essays, even tailored for particular schools. As a neuroscience student, having taken numerous science courses in a university setting and performed well in them, I understand many of the common difficulties students face when grappling with the concepts and problems presented to them. I have used my own experience as a teaching instructor for the Department of Biology to hone my teaching abilities and help students master formerly challenging material. Ultimately, the skills I acquired throughout this process of teaching and learning have improved my own understanding and grasp on the sciences, and I pass on these acquired traits to my students as I instruct them in the various sciences.

For many students, standardized tests are the biggest challenges to obtaining college admission, earning scholarships, or placing into selective programs. As someone who self-taught and experimented his way through taking these exams and scoring well, I take students through the whole approach to exams like the SAT by breaking down each section to manageable parts and finding the most efficient and easy ways to answer questions. Through helping students individually leverage their strengths and destroy weaknesses in facing these exams, I am confident that they will have conquered yet another obstacle on the path to their goals.

I look forward to hearing from you. All the best!
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Vivek V.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

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Average Cost of Test Prep Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute test prep lessons in Chicago is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $49 and $95 per hour.

30-min $29
 
$39 average
$65
45-min $43
 
$49 average
$53
60-min $49
 
$64 average
$95

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute test prep lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute test prep lessons are 24% less expensive at $49, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $39.

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