Julia Chertok

Julia C.

Vernon Hills, IL
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About

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Julia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 8+ and males 8 to 16

Teaching since:
September 1997

I taught Algebra I and Geometry at Clemente High School in Chicago and AP Statistics, Geometry and Trigonometry at Libertyville High School Summer Program. I am currently teaching 7th and 8th grade Math at a private school in Buffalo Grove, IL. I love tutoring students of any age, from elementary to high school. It makes me happy when I see the progress they are making. My Master's Degree is in Curriculum and Instructions from Loyola University, Chicago.
At one point in my life I wanted to be a pharmacist, but when I became a teacher, I realized that that is what I was meant to be. I love helping people. I see how much difference it makes in a student's life when he or she starts to feel confident in Math class, starts to get high scores, starts to dream big. Math opens the doors to a better future, to a better career, to a higher self-esteem. I am grateful for the opportunity to help to make it happen.

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Experience

Math teacher
Apr 2015 - Present
Torah Academy

Math Tutor
Sep 2006 - Present
self-employed

long-term substitute Math teacher, Summer School Math teacher
Apr 2001 - May 2005
Libertyville High School

Math teacher
Sep 1997 - Jan 2001
Math and Science Academy at Clemente High School, Chicago

Education

M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instructions, with honors
Sep 1997 - May 2001
Loyola University, Chicago
B. Ed. in Mathematics
Sep 1986 - Jun 1991
State Belarus Pedagogical University, Minsk

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Illinois State Teacher Certificate, type 39
Aug 1996
Lake County, IL

Endorsed to teach High School Math, Junior High Math, Middle School Math, General Science, High School Chemistry

Affiliations

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Sep 1998

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.

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Batia May 26, 2017
Math · In studio

Great tutor. Was Tutoring my son for elementary school math. Gave him confidence and knowledge. Unfortunately we had to stop with Julia because we moved out of the area. I wish she was still my son's tutor.

Anna May 25, 2017
Math · In studio

Julia is not only a great math teacher, who can explain challenging concepts to the kids, but also a wonderful and caring person. My son has been taking private math lessons with her. She makes the lessons challenging enough so the kid is not bored, but not so challenging that he doesn't feel discouraged. He is in third grade and they've been covering 4th grade material which allows him to get ahead of the curve.

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Oksana May 25, 2017
Common Core Math ·

Very professional, explains subject really clearly, great with her students and cares about them .

Olga May 25, 2017
· In studio

Our family had a wonderful experience with Julia. My middle school son was struggling with tests, both as part of the classroom testing as well as standardized testing, and Julia was able to identify particular weak areas and work with him on those areas. We saw definite improvement in test results and my son's general ability to organize an approach to solving math problems. As a result, he was able to advance to a higher level math class at his school. My son enjoys going to lessons with Julia, is dissapointed if we have to cancel a lesson, and has requested to continue to work with Julia even though he is now doing well in school. Julia is very pleasant to interact with, is flexible, tries her best to accommodate schedules, and her fees are reasonable compared to other tutors. We have tried several tutors and math programs for my children, and Julia has been one of the most effective instructors - Julia has my gratitude and the highest recommendation!

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Alisa B. May 7, 2017
Math · In studio

I am a sixth grade student, and Julia has been a very good math tutor to me for about 3 years already, and I plan to keep going to her for a while. I am seeing lots of improvement at school, and my MAP and other test scores have increased greatly since the start of Julia helping me out this year. Two things that are great about Julia as a tutor, are that she never, ever yells or gets frustrated when I don’t understand how to do something. Also, she takes as much time as needed to explain a hard problem to me, and she does that very clearly, until I fully understand how to do that problem. My overall opinion of Julia is that she is one of the best math tutors out there, because I had to go through many other tutors to find a good one, and Julia is the best.

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Eugene Zilberman May 3, 2017
Basic Math · In home

Julia is a very talented and knowledgeable tutor. I would highly recommend Julia for any child's math tutoring needs. She is very reliable, flexible, and working extremely well with my son and daughter. She and my kids connected right away and having very positive experience. Julia made a real difference and contributed great deal into their academic success in school.

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Natalia May 2, 2017
Geometry · In home

My daughter has knows Julia for about four years and she never fails to have my daughtet feel uncomfortable for asking questions when she doesn't understand something. She explains information in a way my daughter understands. I defenitly recomened Julia for anyone that is looking for a tutor.

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Yana May 2, 2017
Math · In home

My goal with home tutoring was to keep my son interested in math and get him and advanced and challenging work well ahead of what he was exposed to in school. My son got a lot of individual attention from Julia. She was very patient and kind and was structuring my son's lessons to keep up with his learning pace. This helped my son to accelerate in math and prepare him well for ACT and SAT testing.

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