Julia Chertok

Julia C.

Vernon Hills, IL
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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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  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 18; Female: 6 and up

Reviews (19)

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Kristen C. Apr 23, 2019
Algebra 1 · Online

Sogi Feb 1, 2019
Elementary Math · In home

My daughter was doing well but short of excelling in math. I sent her to Julia for that extra push and confidence that she needed. She really helped her have confidence and made her thorough with her concepts. She been doing really great ever since!

Alina Jan 23, 2019
Math · In studio

Julia is a highly knowledgeable, professional and personable teacher. My son has been tutored by her since the age of 4 and is now 13. His MAP and PARCC scores are off the charts and he just received his placements for Stevenson High School with the recommendations for the highest math classes offered to incoming freshmen. Julia taught him to love and be passionate about mathematics. Her primary goal is to make sure that the students learn in a stress-free environment and with that strategy she is able to accomplish brilliant results. I recommend Julia highly. She is very approachable and patient, loves children and loves what she does.

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Jesse C. Aug 2, 2018
Algebra · In home

My son, who has had a terrible time with math in the classroom, enjoyed the session and looks forward to the next one. This is a low pressure, pleasant, and enjoyable way for him to do his math. I look forward to the next time.

Christine M. Feb 6, 2018
Algebra 1 · Online

Skylar Jan 30, 2018
Algebra 1 · Online

Very helpful! Julia was very hands on and wrote problems on a white board. She helped me better understand what I'm struggling with. Looking forward to my next session!

Hanna Jun 21, 2017
Math · In studio

Our son was tutored in math for 3 years while in middle school. Julia's tutoring provided a great foundation for his high school curriculum. It allowed him to finish one year of a college level math class while in high school.
Our daughter was also tutored while in elementary school. Math is her favorite subject in school. We really liked Julia's teaching approach,great communication skills , and her patience .

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Irina Jun 3, 2017
ACT Math · In studio

Was a great resource for my daughter in helping her improve in math, would recommend!

Alex May 30, 2017
Math · In home

Very knowledgeable and attentive math teacher. Had both of my kids attending her classes and very satisfied.

MICHAEL May 30, 2017
Algebra 2 · In studio

My son just graduated VH High school with high gpa score. He is accepted to a University of his choice in Honors college. We are very happy with the academic scholarships he has received.
I can't thank Julia enough for the help and guidance she provided for Brian. He was struggling until grade 7 or 8, but after getting additional help from Julia he was able to cruise later on his own.
I would highly recommended her if anybody is considering tutor for they child.

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Valerie May 28, 2017
Common Core Math · In home

Great teacher.

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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Lesson Details

ACT

Levels Taught:
High School

I am a certified High School Math teacher, tutoring for ACT for more than 15 years.

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Experience

Math Tutor
Sep 2006 - Present

self-employed

Math teacher
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018

Torah Academy

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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