Attending Elmhurst University in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a Writing emphasis, Emily not only possesses exemplary reading, writing, and editing skills but has experience working with students of different educational backgrounds as a tutor at the Elmhurst University Writing Center. Undergoing modules for CLRA (College Reading and Learning Association) certification, Emily has been able to share her passion for writing and reading with her students across subjects, providing students with strategies to improve their writing style, grammar, and overall clarity of their work in any genre of writing. Emily is proficient in editing students’ work in both MLA and APA writing styles, helping students create graphic organizers, and assisting students in generating theses. She can also aid in correcting grammatical issues. As coursework can be difficult, Emily sees the tutoring process as a rewarding experience where the tutor and tutee can learn from each other, dismissing the hierarchical relationship that comes to mind when thinking about the connotations of a typical tutoring session. Establishing a personal connection first and foremost is extremely important to Emily as she believes that collaboration and comfortability are the basis for learning. Outside of preparing herself for a daunting master’s degree in English, she enjoys playing the piano, going to concerts, and spending time with her barn cats on her family farm in Yorkville.
Terry is a recently retired elementary school teacher who taught third grade for 13 years and second grade for the past 9 years with Naperville School District 203. After receiving his master’s degree in teaching from National-Louis University in 2001, he received a certificate of advanced studies in reading and literacy from NLU in 2016. Prior to his teaching career, Terry used his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University to work in the retail training and marketing fields for movie theaters and video and music establishments. Terry grew up in nearby La Grange, Illinois, and has lived in Downers Grove with his wife for the last 27 years. Their daughter, Emma, is a recent graduate of Western Michigan University where she followed in her father’s footsteps and is now teaching second grade in suburban Detroit. Terry is currently substituting one day per week at the school where he taught for 22 years. He is passionate about working with students individually or in small groups in the areas of mathematics, reading and writing, as well as with social-emotional and executive functioning skills. Terry’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, writing poetry and songs, and he is currently teaching himself to play the piano. He also enjoys researching his family’s heritage and exploring antique stores and small towns with his wife.
An accomplished educator with a rich background in elementary education, Kristen is excited to bring 19 years of teaching expertise to support and empower primary elementary students. When not engaged in teaching, Kristen can be found spending time with her family and watching her three children play sports.
With a Master’s degree in education, Kristen possesses a strong academic foundation, equipping her with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively guide young learners.
Throughout her career, Kristen has had the privilege of working with students in grades kindergarten through third grades, providing them with a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges encountered by students in these formative years. Kristen’s teaching methods have been finely honed to cater to diverse learning styles and abilities, ensuring education is a tailored and enriching experience for each child.
Passion for nurturing the growth and development of young minds is a cornerstone of Kristen’s teaching philosophy. She focuses on creating a positive, inclusive, and engaging learning environment that inspires curiosity, critical thinking, and a love for learning. Kristen firmly believes that every child has the potential to succeed and she is committed to helping them unlock their full potential.
Kristen’s tutoring approach is highly personalized, taking the time to get to know each student’s strengths, weaknesses, and unique learning preferences. By tailoring her instruction to the individual needs of each child, she can provide targeted support, facilitating academic excellence and building confidence.
Kristen is dedicated to fostering a strong educational foundation that extends beyond the classroom. She works closely with students and their families to set achievable goals, monitor progress, and celebrate accomplishments along the way. Kristen emphasizes the importance of a collaborative effort between the tutor, the student, and their family in a child’s educational journey.
Leslie is a dedicated educator with a decade of teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Social Science from North Central College. Currently, Leslie serves as a 3rd grade teacher in Villa Park, where her enthusiasm for teaching shines through. She consistently strives to create an engaging and inclusive classroom environment, inspiring her students to excel academically and personally. Her experience has taught her the importance of small group and individualized education. Beyond the classroom, Leslie enjoys time spent with family and her dog, Roscoe, hiking the beautiful U.P., biking, and tennis.
Hello, I’m Hala! I have a bachelor’s in engineering and my master’s degree is in Mathematics. After working with students for the first time and feeling their success and happiness of grasping the material, I decided to go for my master’s degree so I can be part of that. I have been tutoring for 10 years, teaching in person, virtual, and online college students for 5 years. I became a mentor tutor, participating in training tutors to work with students, and it’s truly been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve helped so many students achieve their academic goals year after year and I know that YOU are more than capable of doing the same with the right help.
With my years of teaching experience in the classroom, I understand the student’s need for personalized guidance and instruction. I’m an experienced tutor, committed to helping each of my students reach their full potential. I’m interactive and supportive, using modern technology and visual aids to make the learning experience enjoyable.
Youssof is currently an intern physician at Alexandria University Main Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Alexandria University after graduating from Hinsdale Central High School at the top of his class. He scored within the 99th percentile in all his standardized exams and took 12 AP classes in high school. He has helped many students prepare for the SAT, ACT, and the SAT Subject tests. He has tutored subjects including calculus, biology, chemistry, French, and physiology. Youssof is passionate about learning and believes his main goal is to help a students reach a conceptual understanding on their own. Youssof is trilingual and is very about soccer. He signed a professional contract in the Egyptian Premiere League before quitting to pursue medicine.
Anudeep D. is a person who has a passion for teaching. Since his childhood, he enjoyed discussing various topics, from science to history, with his peers. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Benedictine University, he dedicated himself to helping and mentoring many of his fellow students. It was during this time that he earned his Bachelor of Science and Health Sciences degree, with a pre-medicine focus.
Anudeep furthered his education by pursuing a dual master’s degree in public health and business administration, with a concentration in healthcare administration, in 2002. During this period, he also worked at the Jurica Nature Museum under the guidance of his mentor, Theodore Suchy. On weekends, he organized activities for Tiger Scouts, where he taught them about the museum’s various exhibits. His love for teaching extended to his membership with the History Channel.
Subsequently, Anudeep pursued medical school and earned his Medical Doctorate (MD). It was during this time that he discovered his enduring passion for teaching others. He possesses a strong foundation in human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, test preparation, and English. Nevertheless, his true passion lies in history, and he is proficient in teaching history at different levels. His expertise encompasses ancient, medieval, modern, Indian, and military history.
In addition to his medical education, Anudeep holds postgraduate certificates in infection control from the University of South Florida, Gerontology from the University of Southern California, Six Sigma Champion from the University of Miami, and elder care management from the University of Florida. He has also completed a course in immunology at Oxford University.
Anudeep’s dedication to teaching led him to instruct Biochemistry through distance learning to medical students in the Caribbean for three months. Furthermore, he served as a teaching assistant during his undergraduate years.
In 2017, Anudeep taught test preparation courses at C2 Education in Schaumburg, covering subjects such as English, history, and the sciences. His primary audience comprised high school students preparing for the SAT/ACT exams.
During his leisure time, Anudeep is a football enthusiast. He is particularly devoted to college football, especially supporting his alma mater, the University of Miami. He is also a devoted fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Blackhawks.
What defines Anudeep are his unwavering passion for teaching and his belief in the distinction between teachers and lecturers. Anudeep undoubtedly falls into the former category, as teaching is something he genuinely enjoys and loves.
Mr. Kasman has been a Math Teacher for 12 years and has a passion for teaching math. He has experience teaching at the elementary, middle school and high school level. Kasman has a Master’s Degree from Bina Nusantara University and also graduated from the University of Indonesia with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He grew up in Indonesia, a country with various unique cultures and he loves traveling to see the uniqueness of other countries. Kasman enjoys teaching Math and looks forward to helping students learn.
Dr. Claudia Gates specializes in facilitating student mastery of executive functions such as time management, self-monitoring, and study skills. She has experience teaching literacy skills to elementary, middle school, high school, and collegiate students. Dr. Gates became inspired to teach after volunteering to help struggling readers comprehend written texts. This process helped her understand and master the ability to help students engage successfully in literacy and executive functioning skills, use effective methods to establish academic goals, and maintain personal/professional motivation. She is passionate about helping scholars and families achieve academic excellence. Dr. Gates likes to read, sew and listen to music in her spare time.