Dimitra Buckingham, M.Ed.
English and Reading Tutor
Dimitra Buckingham tutors English and Reading for the ACT and SAT. She works out of the Barrington office. Dimitra has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePaul University and a Masters of Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her certifications enable her to teach regular and special education.
Dimitra has many years of experience teaching students of all ages with a wide range of
abilities, including elementary, high school, and special education. She especially enjoys
working one-on-one with each student. This setting allows Dimitra to focus on the strengths and needs of each student, making the most effective use of a student’s time and energy.
Her approach includes the following methods, among others:
Review all subject-matter skills and exam concepts.
Provide additional support where needed.
Implement effective and tailored test-taking strategies.
Develop timing and pacing skills given exam time limits.
Assign home study to ensure mastery of material.
Improve test-taking focus and stamina with “live” practice exams.
Review and analyze mistakes and difficult questions.
Provide real exams for home study.
Dimitra’s primary objective is to enable students to approach test day as skilled and confident test-takers, ready to achieve their exam goals and realize their full potential.