Kevin M. Zielinski Test Preparation ✍️📑
After earning my Molecular and Cell Biology B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I applied and earned 1 of 66 seats (~1,700 applications) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. I love the biomedical sciences: physiology, anatomy, molecular genetics, immunology, and pathology, and those are just a few of my favorites!
I never went on to become a dentist; I worked hard for three years at UIC College of Dentistry, but I withdrew from the program as I found little passion for what I discovered to be the day-to-day activities and duties of a general dentist.
I always learned best through teaching others. I often used my ability or inability to explain concepts to peers or professors as a reliable indicator of my grasp of a subject. With a natural affinity for explaining ideas to others, I started tutoring after dental school.
I never expected to be a private tutor for what is now nearly seven years!
In the past, I've privately tutored up to 21 students per week, in-person and online. I am now a law student who, like everyone else, has only 24 hours per day. Still, I meet consistently with two students every week online via Zoom. As another semester of school commences for students, I'd love to find 2-3 students looking for a well-rounded, highly experienced and personable tutor.
If I decide to work with a student, I give them the personalized attention they need. Whether I'm on the clock in a scheduled session or replying to a student's last-minute question via text, I take care of my students because I care. I'm easygoing but also professional and driven. I build rapport and healthy mentorships with students through mutual respect.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Meet and greet, establish rapport, develop a sense of my student's strengths and weaknesses based on diagnostic tests or other sources that reflect their current academic performance, establish (and physically write down) my student's academic or personal goals, and focus my time building their their strengths in areas that they may need some extra guidance.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
5+ years of tutoring experience
Previously Independently contracted by the following tutoring platforms:
Varsity Tutors (Present)
Club-Z Tutoring (Present)
Tutor Doctor - Chicago Northwest Suburbs
Strong academic background:
1L Law Student at Southern Illinois University School of Law (Present)
128 credit hours earned from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Program.
Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GPA 3.51/4.0
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Compensation is based on many factors including, but not limited to, age, grade level, subject, commute distance to the student, and student's specific needs.
Pricing ranges from $35-$75, depending on the aforementioned factors. I treat each client/student independently.
What types of students have you worked with?
Graduate students - Research paper editing
Undergraduates - Biomedical Sciences, Term Paper Writing
High School Students - Mainly ACT/SAT Reading, English Grammar, and Writing. AP/SAT II Biology, AP/SAT II Chemistry, AP Psychology, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II
Middle School - Organizational Skills and Time Management, support in any subject
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
SIU School of Law Induction Ceremony (8/19/2022), which marks the beginning of my new academic and professional journey.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Find a tutor with whom you feel comfortable engaging in meaningful discussion and asking questions.
Confirm your tutor is fluent in your course(s) and field(s) of study by requesting to know more about their academic and professional background.
Definitely check reviews from the tutor's previous students/clients: these are most certainly the best indicators of the tutor's success (or lack thereof) and their students' experiences.