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Mr. Timothy L.

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"I believe any student can succeed at learning a tricky subject given the right tutor. I look at tutoring each student as a unique situation. Every student understands things in their own ways, and their holes in understanding are unique to them. When I'm tutoring, I try to find the root of what's holding a student back and come up with a solution that works for them specifically.

I have years of more...

"I believe any student can succeed at learning a tricky subject given the right tutor. I look at tutoring each student as a unique situation. Every student understands things in their own ways, and their holes in understanding are unique to them. When I'm tutoring, I try to find the root of what's holding a student back and come up with a solution that works for them specifically.

I have years of teaching experience from my time as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Chicago. There I taught first year chemistry students who had never taken chemistry before in order to catch them up with UChicago's rigorous curriculum. I'm passionate about getting students to that "Aha!" moment in which they finally understand a concept they had been struggling with, and can engage with students regardless of their level of knowledge. I'm approachable and try to make teaching fun.

Companies like Magoosh are great, and their materials are super helpful. However everyone is different, and test prep companies lack the capacity to tailor their content to their customers needs. I want to work with you to develop personalized problem solving strategies and mnemonics that you can carry into the test with confidence. I also excel at test taking strategies, and knowing the test is just as important at knowing what's on the test.

My GRE scores were: Math 165, Reading 167, writing 6.

Do you find biology or chemistry boring? I did too! Bio and chem are taught in such a dry manner sometimes that students have trouble connecting with the material. Having studied biochemistry for 8 years post high school, I have a unique perspective on bio and chem which can make these subjects fun to learn, which I believe is the biggest barrier to success.

I have a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas with honors, and a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Chicago

In college I fell in love with programming. In graduate school I realized that coding is a fickle beast that can drive even the most talented programme" less...

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fee: $80 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Timothy L. is a certified tutor

University of Texas, Biochemistry

University of Chicago, Masters

Chicago, IL 60605

Subjects Tutored

Biology - Chemistry - GRE