Leah P.

Leah is a second year college student at College of Dupage. Prior to this semester, Leah was majoring in applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder, and still very much enjoys math despite stepping away from it as a major. While at Colorado and in high school at Downers Grove North, Leah took Calculus 1-3, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Statistics, Fourier Series/Boundary Value Problems, and various other engineering and science classes. Leah enjoys helping kids to understand math and learn to enjoy it as they have throughout their academic life. Tutoring allows Leah to keep math in their life as well as help others, two things that make them happy. Leah understands that each student understands things differently, and they are able to cater their teaching style and explanations to meet each student’s needs. As Leah is still a student themselves, they are very understanding and will work to make sure each student feels heard as well as answer any and all questions they might have. Outside of school, Leah likes to read, do puzzles, work out, and discover new music.

David H.

For over a decade David has taught at various institutions of higher education such as Eastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Loyola University Chicago, and Morton College. In additions, he has provided academic support through tutoring to all types and levels of students. After receiving his B.S. in mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, David pursued his M.A. in mathematics from Eastern Illinois University where he cemented his passion for teaching and decided to attend Southern Illinois University – Carbondale for his M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. During his career, he has presented at local and national conferences on original STEM curriculum that incorporates problem solving and critical thinking skills to scaffold traditional lessons in mathematics and mathematics education. David has also developed a passion for social justice and hopes to create an inclusive and welcoming education experience. Currently he holds the position of Academic Specialist at Rush University Medical Center.

Lillie C.

Lillie is a rising Junior student at the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana! She is majoring in English to be a high school English teacher as well as a drama teacher. Lillie has a wide range of experience working with students of all ages in and out of the classroom. While at school, she tutors at local elementary schools and high schools through America Reads, America Counts, through which she also received tutoring training. She specifically helps students who need additional assistance in elementary mathematics and reading. During her high school years at Downers Grove North, Lillie was able to student teach in a social studies classroom at Herrick Middle School. In the classroom, she taught lessons three times a week, some of which she created. Here, she got experience in collaborating with students in an entire class, in small groups, and one-on-one. Between her Freshman and Sophomore years of college, Lillie worked as a teacher’s assistant at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development’s Academic Summer Camps. Here, she helped gifted high schoolers find their writing style and excel at creative writing and college writing. Lillie loves to see “ah-ha” moments when she helps students understand tricky concepts and when students find their unique voices as writers and learners. When she is home from school, she loves playing with her two dogs, bird, and pig! Yes, a pig!

Lauren S.

Lauren Santana is a Certified Teacher in the state of Florida and Illinois. She grew up in Tampa, Florida. Lauren completed her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education at Nova Southeastern University. She has an endorsement in reading and ESOL. She is also experienced in Wilson Fundations and the Wilson Reading System. Lauren has been teaching for five years and enjoys building relationships with her students and growing her scholars love for learning. Lauren loves to involve scholars by creating hands on, engaging activities that challenge conceptual understanding and enforce critical thinking skills. When Lauren is not teaching or tutoring during the school year, she travels with her family and get lost in a good book



Maggie M.

Maggie M. holds a M. Ed. and is an accomplished National Educational Consultant with 20+ years in elementary education experience. She has a passion for working with students from a variety of backgrounds. Maggie has been an educator in different capacities; ESL teacher, bilingual teacher, middle school teacher, Title 1 Reading Specialist, and EL Coordinator, then transitioned to work with school districts across the country providing professional development and coaching for educators primarily with effective instructional strategies to accelerate student achievement. She received her master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction and her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with several endorsements, ESL, Middle School reading, science and social studies. She is fluent in Spanish as well.

She has a strong dedication in providing a learning environment that is nurturing, employs effective learning strategies that empower students and promote student ownership of their learning and academic growth. Engaging, fun, targeted and cognitive research-based lessons are ways Maggie builds strong relationships with her students and creates a safe, collaborative, and meaningful learning time together.

Maggie has 6 children of her own and is involved in school activities where her children attend. Her hobbies include reading, working out, cooking, traveling, and volunteering at several social service agencies. Maggie also loves dogs and nature.


Jen N.

Jen N. is a certified teacher, who is currently an assistant principal at a middle school. She holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in English as a Second Language as well as a master’s degree in School Leadership. She has taught in the elementary grade school setting for over 10 years. Prior to teaching, she worked in the incentive travel industry and has visited over 25 countries. Jen loves working with children. She created an after school program at an elementary school to assist students in achieving their full potential in the areas of math and reading. She believes that building strong student relationships is critical to success. She holds all students to high standards and does so in an engaging and enjoyable manner. In her free time she enjoys all outdoor activities, including running, hiking, and camping with her children.

Alvin L.

Alvin L. is an enthusiastic educator who specializes in helping students navigate academic challenges in mathematics, science, and Chinese. With a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and two Master’s degrees in art, Alvin has extensive experience in academia. Alvin believes that every student is gifted and understands that even the slightest misunderstanding can create confusion that leads to demotivation. Therefore, Alvin’s unique strategy for each student aims to cultivate their natural curiosity and make learning a hobby. Alvin would love to assist you on your academic journey as a friend. He is a globe traveler who enjoys hiking, sports, photography, and technology. Having lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia, Alvin has had the opportunity to connect with individuals from diverse ethnic groups and cultural backgrounds. Alvin is confident that your interaction with him will be a mutually enriching experience

Jessica K.

Jessica is a passionate Spanish teacher with a diverse range of experiences in both local and international settings. Her journey includes studying Spanish in college, residing in Madrid, Spain for four years, and contributing to the learning community through tutoring and teaching English abroad. At present, Jessica teaches Spanish at the middle school level, having embraced the opportunity to teach students from Spanish 1 to Heritage 3 honors in both middle and high school environments.

Jessica’s approach to language education is rooted in fostering genuine connections with her students. She strives to create a supportive and engaging learning environment, viewing her role not just as a teacher but as a mentor dedicated to understanding her students’ needs and facilitating their growth.

As a language enthusiast fluent in multiple languages, Jessica brings a global perspective to her teaching, influenced by her experiences abroad. Her lessons incorporate an appreciation for cultural diversity. Beyond the classroom, Jessica is recognized for her commitment to students’ success, with a history of tutoring that reflects her dedication. Her one-on-one sessions are tailored to each student’s unique needs, ensuring a personalized and effective learning experience.

In her spare time, she finds joy in reading, exercise, sports, travel, and spending time with her family. Jessica’s diverse and fulfilling lifestyle extends beyond the classroom, where she aims not only to teach Spanish but also to inspire a genuine appreciation for language and culture in every student she encounters.


David S.

David is a student at the University of Illinois Chicago majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. He went to Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, and during his time there, he dedicated a great deal of time to the orchestra and math team. His other hobbies include volunteering and lifting weights at the gym, to name a couple. If you find out about any particular passions of David’s, be weary of mentioning them, as his mouth will not close for some time after. He is also bilingual in English and Russian, with native-speaker proficiency in both. David has taken advanced classes in math and physics including Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Calculus 1-3, and Discrete Mathematics, among others, and has an understanding of all prerequisite topics for each. On the teaching side of things, he believes that intuition and deep understanding are the most effective ways of learning a given topic, not just memorizing the methods needed to solve homework problems. David is very patient and will ensure that a student fully understands the “why?” before moving on to the “what’s next?” without getting bogged down. He does not hand out answers like candy and will challenge a student to guide them to a solution on their own. Being a student himself, David is understanding and still sculpts his teaching methods to each individual.

Arthur H.

Meet Arthur Huber, a dedicated educator whose passion for teaching is matched only by his commitment to lifelong learning. With a rich 15-year history in the educational field, Arthur has cultivated young minds from K-12 before branching out to specialize in teaching English to non-native speakers. His journey has been a global one, marked by stints at universities in the United States, South Korea, and Japan. In these diverse settings, Arthur has not only shared his knowledge but has also absorbed the rich tapestry of cultures and pedagogical techniques unique to each locale.

Currently, Arthur is embracing the dual roles of teacher and student, pursuing an MBA at the prestigious University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. This pursuit is a testament to his belief in the power of education for personal and professional growth. Arthur’s teaching style is a blend of encouragement and creativity, aimed at striking the right chord with each learner. He passionately believes that everyone he teaches possesses inherent strengths and boundless potential, irrespective of their background.

Outside the classroom, Arthur’s life is as colorful and varied as his teaching methods. Whether he’s honing his (ever-improving) golf swing, wandering through the serene corridors of museums, globe-trotting in pursuit of new experiences, or crafting the ultimate breakfast sandwich, Arthur approaches each activity with enthusiasm and a keen eye for detail. His unique hobbies include purposeful striding (great for brainstorming), curating a collection of the world’s most interesting (and occasionally bizarre) cheeses, and enjoying coffees that narrate their own flavorful stories.

Arthur’s vast experiences in teaching English, Writing, Language Arts, and ESL make him more than just an educator; he’s a mentor, a guide, and an engaging storyteller who believes that every student is capable of creating their own extraordinary success story.

Educational Background:
MBA (In progress, Graduation 2024), University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

M.A. in English, specializing in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

B.A. in English with a Minor in Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles