Hello there, my name is Lauren. I hold a master's degree in social work and a bachelor's degree in creative writing.
I have over seven years of experience working with youth in academic and social service settings.
I was named Chicago's #1 test prep tutor by Thumbtack.com and scored in the 97th percentile on my own SAT.
I offer assistance with:
- ACT, SAT and high school admissions tests
- Admissions essays, literature essays
I average a 4-5 point increase on the ACT and a 200-250 point increase on the SAT.
I assist students in learning both content as well as strategy. Lesson plans are customized to fit the need and skill level of each unique client. I track weekly homework assignments to proved tangible evidence of progress.
LOCATION: I currently offer remote services only, via Zoom, during Covid.
Test prep can feel overwhelming for students and families alike. I aim to demystify and simplify this seemingly complex process, helping students to feel confident, empowered and prepared.
Lauren combines effective, rigorous, results oriented tutoring with an ability to deeply connect with her students. She is is immensely insightful and will work hard to find a way to encourage and motivate each student according to their individual needs and personality. It makes all the difference in the world when the student looks forward to tutoring and has someone coming along side who makes the most of the student's strengths. I cannot recommend Lauren highly enough!
Lauren tutored my son in preparation for the ACTs after we had some concerns regarding his scores on the practice test. I was immediately impressed with her professionalism and good work ethic. Our son tends rest on his laurels on academic subjects that do not interest him, however Lauren was able to role model and push him a bit to do his best. In the end, he scored very well. Initially the ACTs had us concerned about what college choices would be open to our son, however his progress during the sessions made me and my wife breath a little easier. Thanks, Lauren!
Lauren helped our son, Sam, to increase his ACT score from a 21 to a 26. Sam tends to struggle with reading and English. Lauren was able to explain the materials in an accessible way. She held Sam accountable in completing his homework but was also very warm and inviting. I was impressed with the fact that Lauren demonstrated knowledge and mastery of all of the sections of the test. She also helped to ease some of the pressures that Sam had been feeling. I was very pleased with Lauren's work and with Sam's success!
Lauren was so helpful in helping my daughter prepare for the ACT. She was initially very overwhelmed. Lauren was able to help her to not only better understand the materials but also to manage her test anxiety. She was punctual, reliable and thorough. I would hire Lauren again in a heartbeat!
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