Sally Riccardi

Sally R.

DeKalb, IL

About Sally R.

Background check: Last verified 11/23/2016
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Sally teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: 2013
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Hi, there! My name is Sally and I can't wait to meet you! I've been tutoring since 2013 and have loved helping my students not only understand/learn the material they're struggling with, but also helping them to find an interest in the subject itself. I went to Western Illinois University and earned a degree in Atmospheric Science with a minor in Mathematics. I graduated with a 3.94 GPA on a 4.0 scale. I'm a passionate and caring person and my teaching style is fun, challenging, and geared towards the individual. I know math and science can be particularly tough subjects and I thoroughly enjoy helping others grasp the difficult concepts involved. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


Private Tutor

May 2015 - Present
Sycamore, IL

I have been providing private tutoring services for the last year and half in my hometown of Sycamore, IL. After tutoring at Western Illinois University, I found that I had a true passion for one on one tutoring. Helping someone to grasp a concept that is particularly hard for them to understand and watching them figure it out brings me so much joy. I've decided to continue with this work as I have a lot of passion for it. I've privately tutored anywhere from 3rd graders to college students, in subjects such as elementary math, pre-algebra, astronomy, meteorology, and calculus. My students have gone on to improve their testing performance and achieve higher grades, as well as find a new interest in the subject at hand.

Departmental Tutor

Aug 2013 - May 2015
Western Illinois University

I provided tutoring services to all students in the atmospheric sciences department, this included all required classes for the program (physical science, physics, and math). Students contacted me on an as needed basis. For some students, I would just help them once or twice throughout the year with concepts that particularly challenged them. For other students we would meet each week for the entire semester, as they required more help with a specific class.


Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences

Aug 2012 - May 2015
Western Illinois Univeristy

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Substitute Teacher License

Aug 2016
Illinois State Board of Education

Certified Tutor

Sep 2015
American Tutoring Association


Outstanding Senior Award

Apr 2015
Illinois Geographical Society


Phi Kappa Phi

Nov 2014

Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Golden Key International Honor Society

Mar 2014

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

American Physics Society

Jan 2014

The American Physical Society is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

American Meteorological Society

Oct 2013

Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic sciences. Our more than 13,000 members include scientists, researchers, educators, broadcast meteorologists, students, weather enthusiasts, and other professionals in the fields of weather, water, and climate. AMS is committed to strengthening the incredible work being done across the public, private, and academic sectors. Our community knows that collaboration and information sharing are critical to ensuring that society benefits from the best, most current scientific knowledge and understanding available.

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2 Reviews on Sally R.

Erin Nov 26, 2016
Algebra · In home
My daughter always struggled with Algebra, but Sally has found away to make a subject my daughter hated to study both understandable and engaging. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Grace C. Nov 23, 2016
Math · In home
Sally improved my son's overall grade in Math significantly and his tests scores are phenomenal! Also, he looks forward to his sessions with her because she makes things fun!
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