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Popular math tutoring subjects for Chicago students

Math classes can be challenging for students, especially once they get into middle school and high school and start learning algebra, trigonometry, and other advanced concepts. At Learner, we offer private online tutoring for a wide range of math subjects, including those that are essential for standardized tests and college preparation.

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Algebra 1

Covers algebraic expressions, variables, multi-step word problems, and functions to prepare students for upper-level math courses. Algebra is the foundation of upper-level math courses and has countless applications in daily life.
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Algebra 2

Introduces students to polynomials, complex numbers, radicals, exponential models, logarithms, the unit circle, and quadratic systems. These advanced concepts are essential for trigonometry, calculus, and other high-level math classes.
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Calculus

Focuses on the theory and practical applications of limits, derivatives, integrals, functions, and differential equations. These topics are vital in physics, engineering, aerospace, and many other fields.
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Geometry

Covers the Pythagorean theorem, transformations, properties, and analysis of two- and three-dimensional shapes: triangles, circles, and conic sections. Geometry topics appear in other classes, such as pre-calculus and college algebra. They have applications in architecture, computer science, physics, and engineering.
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Statistics

Focuses on collecting, organizing, and analyzing data to recognize trends, test hypotheses, and make predictions. Weather forecasters, economists, medical researchers, and business experts are just a few examples of professionals who use statistical analysis.
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Trigonometry

Often a precursor to calculus, this course focuses on right and non-right triangles and trigonometric functions: sine, cosine, and tangent. A thorough understanding of these topics is essential for success in calculus and physics classes and in fields such as engineering, surveying, and aerospace.

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Your child deserves the best online math tutors in Chicago

Your child needs a firm grasp of math to get good grades, prepare for standardized tests, and succeed in college. With Learner, you can augment your child's education with individualized instruction from highly qualified math tutors. Our instructors help students truly understand tricky concepts and improve their math skills.

Cara
Certified Math Tutor
Cara believes most people know more math than they think they do. She focuses on helping her students discover their natural strengths and how those can help them learn and build on their current knowledge to learn new concepts.

878 hours tutoring

Stanford Hollyhock Fellow

John
Certified Math Tutor
With a bachelor's in math and over a decade of tutoring and classroom teaching experience, John helps students of all ages learn to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of math. He believes in providing as many examples as necessary to help students master math.

1,267 hours tutoring

RIT Graduate

Charly
Certified Math Tutor
Charly has years of experience tutoring math and focuses on helping her students prepare for the SAT and ACT exams. She believes in developing a partnership with her students and preparing them for lifelong academic success by teaching them how to learn.

1,863 hours tutoring

Member of Independent Educational Consultants Association

Sanjay
Certified Math Tutor
An MIT graduate, Sanjay works with students of all ages but spends most of his time with middle school and high school students. He feels the key to helping his students is boosting their confidence so they believe they can succeed in math class.

1,100 hours tutoring

MIT Graduate

Chelsea
Certified Math Tutor
A passionate teacher with a master's degree in math and over 15 years of tutoring experience, Chelsea helps students from elementary school through college. Using games, music, and other fun activities, Chelsea helps her students feel comfortable and ready to learn.

3,721 hours tutoring

Woodrow Wilson Fellow

Cynthia
Certified Math Tutor
Cynthia tutors middle school, high school, and college students in various math topics from pre-algebra to college calculus. Her goal as a teacher is to develop flexible lessons that speak to each student's unique level and learning style.

1,000+ hours tutoring

Honors Chemistry Graduate

Kelly B
Certified Math Tutor
Kelly B is passionate about education. She spends her free time studying how the brain learns so she can adapt her teaching style to resonate with each student. She focuses on using visual aids to help students grasp difficult concepts in her lessons.

1,500 hours tutoring

Award Winning Teacher

Zachary
Certified Math Tutor
Zachary's goal is to help every student learn to enjoy the challenge of solving problems. He has a master's degree in math and a decade of tutoring experience with students of all ages, including those preparing for the ACT.

1,035 hours tutoring

Masters Degree in Mathematics

Stephanie
Certified Math Tutor
A graduate of the IB program and Princeton University, Stephanie has nearly 2 decades of math tutoring experience. She specializes in helping high school students with math and science, especially those taking accelerated AP and IB courses.

2,681 hours tutoring

Princeton graduate

William J
Certified Math Tutor
William J has tutored individuals of various ages and levels, from middle school students to middle-aged nontraditional students. He believes in helping students study and practice math to ensure they understand the material and have reliable problem-solving skills.

1,200 hours tutoring

Bachelor's in Pure Mathematics

Why Chicago students love Learner

Chelsea from Learner helped me to get a full ride to Duke University.

“Chelsea from Learner was the perfect match for me. She customized the training so that it would push me hard - but not too hard where I would get frustrated. I worked with Chelsea for years because she took a genuine interest in me and my future.”

"Stephanie taught me how to be more organized. I was getting Bs and Cs before I started working with her. I used to get overwhelmed before studying for a test. Stephanie taught me how to create “study guides” so I’d have all the big ideas in one place. I am now getting As and Bs and my parents are much happier."

"When I first started working with Alan, I told him I would never be good at math. I barely passed my first two years of high school math and I needed one more hard math class to graduate. Alan believed in me and worked with me on the basics. Little by little, he built up my confidence to the point where I realized I am good at math and I did well in the class."

How Chicago students can benefit from working with Learner

Better academic performance

The vast majority of students benefit from one-on-one instruction. It can benefit Chicago students who feel lost and overwhelmed in large, noisy classrooms. Our math tutors target each student's unique challenges to help them gain the skills they need for better grades and test scores.

Deeper understanding

Many traditional textbooks teach students to memorize problem-solving strategies without explaining the reasoning behind each step. Our tutors go beyond the typical Chicago classroom approach to help students improve their understanding of essential math concepts and their real-world applications.

Preparation for the future

We believe in helping students achieve their academic goals, whether that means getting into a Chicago prep school or landing an academic college scholarship. A strong foundation in math can help students succeed beyond high school and college and prepare them to be effective problem-solvers in any career field.

How does Learner tutoring work?

Answer questions about your child's background and unique needs.

Schedule a call with our Academic Advisor to identify learning goals and objectives.

We will custom match the right tutor for your child and your first session is 100% FREE.

Why work with Learner?

At Learner, we believe in offering every student the very best math education to help them improve their self-confidence. Our math tutors are experienced teachers who can tailor their lessons to address each student's unique needs. Students learn via our online platform, designed to provide a distraction-free environment.

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Chicago math standards

Illinois adopted the Common Core Math standards in 2010. Additionally, Chicago Heights School District 170 has also incorporated a district-wide "Problem of the Month" (POM), which is part of the South Cook Math Initiative (SCMI). The POM program gives students the chance to see and solve math problems different from typical textbook questions. Each problem is designed to improve reasoning skills and encourage students to work collaboratively to find the answer.

The SCMI is part of the Metro Chicago Mathematics Initiative (MCMI), designed to improve math teaching and learning, especially in grades 6 through 9 in high-needs school districts. The MCMI utilizes research and experience to improve the way teachers present math concepts in the classroom while still complying with Common Core standards.

Through these programs, teachers can work together to improve their classroom skills and teach math more effectively. Students can benefit from new approaches to engage them in math curricula to address their unique academic needs.

Chicago math test scores

A recent study indicates that Chicago has seen positive results in math scores in the decade since Illinois adopted the Common Core standards for math. This study suggests that Chicago students showed significant improvements in their math grades, pass rates, and test scores. Additionally, data indicate that teachers in the district have improved their instructional practices to align better with Common Core standards.

These improvements in math grades and test scores were especially notable in groups of students with low and average initial academic achievement. There was not as much improvement among students who initially displayed high academic achievement. 

Math test scores in the Chicago area have fluctuated in recent years. In 2019, elementary school students in the Chicago Public School district posted the best-yet reading and math scores in the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress assessment. 

However, over the next two years, standardized test scores for CPS students dropped, which is primarily attributed to the pandemic. In 2021, only 16% of CPS students met or exceeded expectations in math, which is a significant drop from the 24% pre-pandemic figure. SAT scores for Chicago students displayed a similar downward trend.

How to find the right online tutor in Chicago

When looking for a math tutor in Chicago, there are several factors to consider. A good teacher must have the knowledge and teaching skills to explain challenging concepts understandably. Plus, you need someone who can offer sessions at times that fit your student's schedule.

With Learner, you don't need to limit your search to tutors who live and work in Chicago. Our online platform is accessible from anywhere, so your student can connect with an expert teacher without the hassle of trying to find a convenient place in the city to meet.

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