Amadou Craig-ba

Amadou C.

Chicago, IL

About Amadou C.

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Amadou teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2008
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I am a distinguished graduate with Summa Cum Laude honors from Ivy Tech College. I make it my duty to break down many of the complexities in math and science that have been plaguing students since the beginning of time. I have over 7 years of teaching experience, and I have taught several middle-school and high-school students math, science and ACT/SAT prep who have went on to make 180 degree turns in their grades under my instruction. And because I have worked with such a vast diversity of people over the span of 16 countries throughout the world, I have developed the patience and understanding that is crucial in producing stellar students. Age has never been a problem with me, as I've helped several post-graduate students straighten out their grievances in math and science.

As an engineering major at IIT, I naturally maintain an exemplary study ethic that inspires my students to achieve more. I bring results. I relate to my students by incorporating elements of the things that they like (sports, hobbies, music, etc...) into their most challenging courses allowing them to develop a passion for the courses I tutor. Additionally, I always make a conscious effort to work at each student's own pace and I make it my priority to decompose enigmatic 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 fuel their future academic endeavors. I guarantee quality, commitment, and a passion for training my students to be the best.

I have lived in over 20 countries, which allowed me to speak several languages, and which permitted me to maintain my patience, élan and spirit of enthusiasm when dealing with even the most extreme personalities. I have solid background in both math and the natural sciences, as I have consistently maintained a 4.0 G.P.A since high school. I am now studying mechanical engineering at IIT, and I have gotten 5s in all of my AP Chemistry, AP Physics and AP Biology exams. I have also been the winner of many STEM-related competitions, through my demonstrating of exemplary leadership qualities and through my brainstorming of blue-sky ideas. I am also a "Mental-Math" practitioner, reflexologist and guitarist. I believe that everyone has potential; however potential is worthless unless put in motion. And experts like me value ourselves 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.

Photos and Videos

Beginning French

Experience

Assistant Engineer
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
NYLF

Participated in and achieved a certificate of achievement from the NYLF summer program hosted at Loyola University.

Project Syncere participant
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
After school matters

Here, I led my team members to victory in all of the competitions.

Senior ACT math prep tutor
May 2013 - Jun 2013
DLA

During my junior year in high-school, I assisted my fellow seniors in their pursuit to score higher on the upcoming ACT math.

Education

Mechanical Engineering
Jul 2015 - Present
Illinois institute of Technology
Bachelors in Science
Jul 2015 - Present
Illinois Institute of Technology
Associates in Science
Aug 2014 - May 2015
American Honors at Ivy Tech
Diploma in Natural Science
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Wolaitta Liqa Secondary and Preparatory school

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Distinguished Graduate Award
May 2015
American Honors at Ivy Tech Northwest

For Academic Achievement, Integrity and Leadership

Certificate of Recognition for the History Award
Apr 2015
American Honors at Ivy Tech

For stellar performance and participation in class.

Dean's List
Jan 2015
American Honors at Ivy Tech

Maintained a 4.0 GPA through Freshman year of first semester and made the Dean's List; taking 6 classes and 18 credit hours.

Certificate of Achievement
Jul 2014
National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) - Engineering

For demonstrating exceptional leadership, critical things and creativity skills.

Highest Honors G.P.A
Jun 2013
DLA

My award for having the highest grade point average of the entire junior class(4.00).

Excellence in English
Jun 2013
DLA

My awards for displaying miraculous grammar and mechanics skill and compelling writing and oral ability.

Excellence in science
Jun 2013
DLA

My awards for exhibiting exemplary prowess in the field of science.

Awards

Most Complex Engineering Design
Aug 2013
Project Syncere
Most Valuable Engineer
Aug 2013
Project Syncere

Affiliations

National Tutoring Association
Jan 2014

The NTA was formed in 1992 for the purpose of establishing a membership organization for tutoring professionals. The NTA is dedicated exclusively to tutoring, and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and thirteen other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services.

22 Reviews on Amadou C.

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Anthony Dec 31, 2016
· AP Calculus · Online
Amadou is a great tutor. He is very patient and very helpful. I quickly became comfortable learning from him and was very grateful at how patient and helpful he was with me.
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Keri .. Nov 13, 2016
Verified Student · French · Online
Wonderful instructor. She now enjoys her lessons and has much enthusiasm for each one.
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Navila Feb 24, 2016
· Algebra 2 · Online
Amadou has been a great help for our daughter. She was struggling in her class and wasn't exactly seeing eye-to-eye with the teacher. Amadou was able to identify her strength/weaknesses and encouraged her to not doubt her initial instincts. While it took sometime for her to realize it, he influenced her to change her study habit. He followed up with us by providing addition work/practice problems that strategically enabled her to work in a "harder" problem. I do believe that he is worth every penny.
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Jessica Feb 14, 2016
· Algebra 2 · Online
Amador is a really great tutor! He's a very chill, funny guy that allows students to connect better. Be able to communicate is the most important part between teacher and student. It makes it easier to learn if i am able to share my problems without embarrassment knowing that he will help me in whatever way he can. Thanks Amadou!
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Marco D. Feb 7, 2016
Verified Student · French · Online
Great instructor! He will definitely help you increase your hearing and speaking ability in French. There were excellent exercises in class too.
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Marco D. Jan 11, 2016
Verified Student · French · Online
Amadou is a great instructor. He guided me patiently through the online platform and was very helpful with answering my questions. Highly recommended!
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Marco Dec 30, 2015
· French · Online
Amadou is a great instructor. She guided me patiently through the online platform and was very helpful with answering my questions. Highly recommended!
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Megan Soderberg Dec 23, 2015
Verified Student · French · Online
We had a great first lesson. He made me feel very comfortable.
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Patricia B. Oct 26, 2015
Verified Student · French · In studio
Amdadou this great. We were able to interact and we both learned something from each other. The time went by so fast! Enjoying this very much. I will be referring Take Lessons to other friends.
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aisha S. Oct 3, 2015
Verified Student · French · Online
Learned at lot in just one session...
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