Zielinski Grade A Individualized Tutoring

Zielinski Grade A Individualized Tutoring

5.0 (4)
2 hires on Tutors.com
1 employee
2 years in business

About this tutor

My academic background, tutoring experience, and client reviews speak for themselves: http://www.care.com/p/kevinz295/tu

Students don't feel like they're doing the same old homework, studying, or test preparation when they receive tutoring lessons from me.  I try as much as possible to mix traditional didactic (lecture-style) teaching with more modern techniques that involve, to a great extent, interaction and discussion between student and teacher. 

Since my very first experience at 1-on-1 in-person tutoring a student--a bright, high school junior who found himself struggling with the Reading and English sections of the test--I've been happily tutoring a wide array of students, from middle school to college and graduate school, in a variety of subjects for over four years now.

As a senior in college, I was named an Illinois State Scholar, awarded the President's Education Award, earned an AP Scholar with Distinction Award, and was picked as the recipient of the Illinois General Assembly Legislative Scholarship which included a full academic scholarship to attend The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I earned a composite score of 30 on my ACT with a 35 in Reading (99th Percentile) and a 32 in English (98th Percentile). I also scored a 5/5 on my AP English Composition Examination. I'm extremely passionate about English, Reading, and Writing and specialize in tutoring these subjects to students in hopes that they might come to experience a similar enjoyment and proficiency in those subjects.                                                                                  

I earned my B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Illinois in 2011. My tutoring expertise, therefore, extends from the humanities to the biological sciences with the latter resulting from successfully completing a rigorous and highly competitive undergraduate Biology degree with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.53/4.0.

Pushing students further than they push themselves. 

The moment when a student finally grasps a concept that continuously and consistently eluded them. 

Turning C's into A's.

Giving the gift of confidence in terms of academic performance. 

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Palatine, IL 60074
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4 Reviews


  • Marla Serritella

    Kevin has been a great help to our 8th grader across various subject areas. He is substantively knowledgeable and also excellent with study strategies and even confidence building. He takes much more time to understand my son's particular strengths and weaknesses in his approach than other tutors we have had in the past. It has made a noticeable difference. He is also always considerate, on-time and communicative.

  • Michelle

    Was very professional and friendly. Stayed promt and motivated to work with my son and allowed for him to improve his test scores

  • Andy Yan

    Awesome teacher! We went over the questions I got wrong, and solved the problems together. Kevin is a good tutor, and I am look forward to taking more classes!!

  • Mary Hackman

    I was taught everything I needed to know for my courses with thorough explanations. Along with study skills that I took with me throughout the rest of my schooling. I am now a registered dental hygienist, and I’m not sure if I would be able to say that without his help getting through generals needed for my program. Excellent work.

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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?

4+ years of tutoring experience 

Strong academic background 

Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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. 

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 

Middle School - Organizational Skills and Time Management

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