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Dimitra Buckingham, M.Ed.

English and Reading Tutor

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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.

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