I graduated from Wesleyan University in 2013 (4.0 GPA), majored in Sociology, recieved a Certificate in Education, and completed the pre-med track. I simultaneous toured the country, competing in National spoken word compeitions.
I spent the last 6 years directing a Chicago based non-profit, where I led all grant writing earning the organization over a half million dollars. I am also a restorative justice practicioner and have led trainings at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and more.
Here's my linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evan-okun/
Helping a student find excitement in math and writing, then riding that joy into endless learning.
Listens well and builds good rapport. An excellent tutor and coach
Highly recommend. Evan is extremely knowledgeable and great teacher. He meet me where I was at with my learning needs and guided my learning with intention.
Evan weaves together three crucial skills: conceptual understanding of disciplinary content, strong relationship- and trust- building skills, and deep compassion for those he is mentoring/tutoring. Learning with Evan is a rigorous while also supportive and enjoyable experience.
Set up a call to talk through what exactly the student needs and wants. From there, I share more about who I am and the skills I offer. If it's a good fit, we schedule a first session at 20% off!
I received a Certificate in Education from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. As an undergrad, I developed and implimented creative writing curriculum that explored social justice issues through modern day poetry & pros.
I served as a Senior Interviewer for Wesleyan's admissions, interviewing high school students who applied to the University.
Upon graduation, I worked full time creating course content for the music therapy department of a local juvenile detention center. I then recieved a grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepeneurship to move to Chicago and work for Circles & Ciphers. Circles & Ciphers is a restorative justice organization led by and for young people impacted by violence. I began as their first full time employee and left managing a team of 11, coordinating a national consultancy which rendered services to Harvard and Yale, and having octoopled the organizations budget.
Standard rates: $60/hr.
First Session: $48/hr.
I began at age 14, working as a summer employee at Turn 2 Us, an educational organization founded by Derek Jeter that seeks to support elementary school students in Washington Heights battling mental health problems.
From there I fell in love with supporting the growth and engagement of young people!
- Elementary school students for 5 years
(Turn 2 Us, NYC)
- Middle school students for 9 years
(Green Street Art Center, CT; Circles & Ciphers, IL)
- Teenaers, 14-24yo, for 6 years
(Circles & Ciphers, IL)
I've spent a minimum of 20 hours per week in 1-on-1 educational settings for the last 9 years. Whether at Wesleyan University working with neighborhood schools or in Chicago offering educational services to middle school and teenage students.
College Essay Writing: An instructor should be able to send you their own college essay. Reading it, you should be so engaged you can't put it down.
Math: an instructor should not only be able to do math, but have mastered the art of teaching. The two are quite different!
Spoken Word Poetry: an instructor should send you footage of their work and have competed in at least 1 national competition!
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