Lesson Details

Pre Calculus

Levels Taught:
High School, College
Experienced math tutor of 3 years available for eager students at all levels of expertise! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of basic math skills. I understand that math can be particularly hard and even boring for some, but I specialize in changing that outlook and increasing the confidence needed to excel!
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About

Sally delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
2013

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!

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Experience

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.

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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.

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Education

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences
Aug 2012 - May 2015
Western Illinois Univeristy

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Substitute Teacher License
Aug 2016
Illinois State Board of Education

Certified Tutor
Sep 2015
American Tutoring Association

Awards

Outstanding Senior Award
Apr 2015
Illinois Geographical Society

Affiliations

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

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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.

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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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5 Reviews

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Natalie J. Nov 19, 2017
Calculus · Online

Evie Nov 5, 2017
Calculus · Online

A good fit. Explained concepts in a simplified manner to help my daughter understand calculus better.

Andrew H. Jan 30, 2017
Calculus · In home

Very helpful, fun to work with

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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