Our tutors are all professionals in their field - often holding advanced degrees. This means all of our tutors not only know the subject intimately but have great strength in learning and communication.
We foster good rapport with our students in order for them to enjoy learning for learning's sake. We promote independent & creative thinking so not only do our students succeed on their next test - but into their future.
Our goal is your goal. That's why we match our students with the tutor that best compliments their personalities and learning styles. We'll work with you to develop a personalized one-on-one tutoring plan.
Owner / Senior Tutor
High School: Lake Zurich High School 2009
Undergrad: Illinois Wesleyan University 2013
B.S. Neuropsychology; magna cum laude
Graduate School: Loyola University Chicago 2019
Jen has been tutoring since she was in high school and during her time tutoring during graduate school has come to realize her passion for helping students "learn to learn". She is a proponent of the socratic method and promotes critical thinking during her tutoring sessions. Her goal is for her students to be able to not only understand the subject area but develop the necessary skills to learn more independently in the future.
Tutoring Philosophy: "Don't take life too seriously - if we aren't enjoying what we are doing we aren't going to get very much out of it. This same principle applies to learning and tutoring. Let's have fun while we learn!"
Hobbies & Interests: Her dog, Beef; Snowboarding; Hiking; Soccer; Piano; Indie music; Traveling
Owner / Senior Tutor
High School: Marquette High School 2007
Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago 2010
B.S. Biology; magna cum laude
Graduate School: Loyola University Chicago 2015
M.S. Microbiology and Immunology
Loyola University Chicago 2019
Ph.D. Cellular Biology; honors
Abby began tutoring in 8th grade when her Math teacher noticed she had the skills, patience, and personality for it. She's tutored students of all ages ever since – kindergarten to adult learners – and loves it! Her goal is to understand how her students learn, why they might struggle in a typical classroom environment, and then adapts her tutoring approach to best benefit each unique student. She works with her students to understand how to work ‘smarter not harder’ so that each student becomes an independent learner.
Tutoring Philosophy: "Each student is unique and so not everyone thinks or learns alike. I believe tutoring is not giving answers, but empowering students to find the answer."
Hobbies & Interests: Hiking; Coffee; Kayaking; Traveling; House Plants; Dogs
High School: St. Charles North High School 2013
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2017
Graduate: King's College London 2019
M.S. Cardiovascular Research
Morgan has experience in tutoring students of all ages, specifically in math and science. When meeting a new student, she finds it the most beneficial to understand the student's needs from an academic standpoint as well as identifying any issues preventing the student from learning advantageously within the typical classroom environment. Morgan is passionate about getting her students engaged!
Tutoring Philosophy: "Students learn at different paces and it is my job, as a tutor, to understand which methods best prepare my students for their current coursework and the future."
Hobbies & Interests: Cooking/baking, hiking with my dog, spending time with my friends and family
High school: Schaumburg 2012
Undergraduate: Loyola Chicago University 2016
B.A. English & Secondary Education with EL minor
Graduate: Roosevelt University 2020
M.A. Training & Development
Jen started tutoring in the Writing Center at Loyola during her undergrad and realized there was something to be enjoyed when processing, collaborating, and learning with others. Though she currently teaches high school students, she enjoys engaging with students of all ages. Her goal is to help students who might dislike learning and to make it a more personal, enjoyable experience for students where small moments can be celebrated.
Tutoring philosophy: You don't have to be an expert in every subject, it's okay to hate something. Learn to find a way to enjoy it, learn to learn!
Hobbies & interests: rock climbing, long walks, live music, reading, vacuuming, cooking, finding the perfect produce...
High School: Prospect High School 2004
Undergraduate: Eastern Illinois University 2009
B.S. Biological Sciences, Psychology & Chemistry
Graduate: Roosevelt University 2012
Maleen’s teaching career began at Roosevelt University when she was designated as a departmental tutor in her first year. Later, she served as a teaching assistant for the College of Pharmacy and a laboratory instruction assistant for an NIH-funded “Bridges to Baccalaureate” summer research program. Shortly after graduation, Maleen was hired as a Research Assistant at NorthShore University HealthSystem where she mentored and trained undergraduate students in basic laboratory techniques and experimental development and design. Currently, Maleen works at Loyola University Chicago in the Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience department as a Research Specialist and continues to work one-on-one with high school, undergraduate, and graduate students at the lab bench. In addition to her full-time research career, Maleen is a part-time Biology Adjunct Professor at Elgin Community College and has recently received her online instruction and assessment practices endorsement.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence.” – Albert Einstein
It is imperative to be fearless (and even a little shameless) when asking questions as questions are the catalysts for learning.
Hobbies & Interests: Photography, graphic design, cooking, reading, dogs (…I don’t have any dogs… YET), and convincing my teenage nephew that he has NO business being a Packers fan (BEARDOWN).
High School: Buffalo Grove High School 2011
Undergraduate: Northeastern Illinois University 2015
Graduate School: DePaul University 2019
M.Ed. Special and Elementary Education
Lindsey has been working in the education field since 2015. She began working as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist for children with autism and discovered her passion for teaching through her experience as a therapist. After graduating from NEIU, she moved to Thailand to teach English as a second language. Eventually, this led Lindsey to pursue a masters degree in special and elementary education. Now, she works at a school in Chicago teaching grades 1-4. Her goal is to accommodate all students and modify content to make individual goals attainable.
Tutoring Philosophy: "Every student has a unique learning style and various strengths. My goal is to learn what those strengths are and to modify my approach based off the individual whom I'm working with."
Hobbies & Interests: Snowboarding; Hiking; The Outdoors; Live Music
High School: York Community High School 2007
Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago 2011
B.A. Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsement
Graduate: National Louis University 2014
M.S. Special Education
Michelle is an Elementary Education (K-8) and Special Education educator licensed by the State of Illinois. After teaching special education in the public school system for seven years, Michelle went on to receive a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Ball State University. She then began to teach at a therapeutic day school and eventually became an instructional coach. After the birth of her son, Michelle moved into doing in-home Behavior Analysis. Early in 2020, she has been providing a hybrid of in-person consultation and tele-based educational services catered to the individual needs of the child.
Tutoring Philosophy: "In an ever changing world, it is important to continuously adapt teaching styles and formats to target each child's strengths and areas of growth. In this unprecedented time, it is vital that tutors problem solve to continue to provide the highest level of academic, social, and emotional support for their students in new and engaging ways".
Hobbies & Interests: Spending time with my family, exploring nature preserves, playing with my 2 rambunctious corgis.
High School: Marquette High School 2010
Undergraduate: Loyola University Chicago 2014
B.A. Philosophy; magna cum laude
Blake started tutoring while in he was in high school, but took it to the next level when tutored in college at Loyola's writing center and was a Teaching Assistant (TA) for several of his philosophy classes throughout college. He is now a guest lecturer at Loyola University in Healthcare Data Analytics. In his career, Blake has coached/mentored everyone from fresh grads to career veterans in areas as diverse as communications and tech. His goal is to meet students where they are so he can help them with where they want to go. He lives by the words of Socrates: "I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think".
Tutoring Philosophy: "We are partners in the shared goal of understanding the subject, but also gaining the confidence to become a self-reliant learner. Education is not a regurgitation of the right words at the right time. It is the path from ignorance to knowledge".
Hobbies & Interests: Philosophy; Finance; Computers: Golf: Chicago Sports
Our personally matched tutor will come to your home / location of choice. Sessions for high school age students and above are typically scheduled for 1.5 hours per session.
*COVID-19: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we require our tutors and students to be appropriately masked, socially distanced, and pass a symptom screening questionnaire. Our tutors will also bring a non-contact IR thermometer to ensure neither student nor tutor have a fever.
Our personally matched tutor will meet with the student over Zoom which utilizes screen sharing and annotation.
This is a great option to stay safe during COVID while still getting the help the student needs!
Help boost your student's ACT score! We will use a pre-test to create an individualized approach to maximizing your students score.
We match students to one of our highly qualified medical student tutors. Our tutors have successfully navigated MCAT preparation. All of our MCAT tutors are currently enrolled in competitive medical school programs.
Who better than to help you study laboratory techniques than active biomedical lab scientists? Our tutors are all at least master's level biomedical scientists.
During COVID, we are offering learning pods to help guide students through E-Learning. Pods can be made up of 2-5 students and will be instructed by teachers licensed in elementary education by the State of Illinois. Please contact us directly for a quote!
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