Our Team

Meet our team!  Our tutors, music instructors, test prep instructors, specialists and writers come from diverse backgrounds, have a multitude of skills, and are experts in the areas they tutor or their instrument.   All of our instructors are full-time professionals and many of them are current teachers and hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree. They are required to go through an intense screening process that involves a current background check.  For the tutoring sessions, our instructors will either travel to your home or meet at a local library.  All music lessons do take place in the comfort of your own home.  Take a look at our amazing teachers…!

Tutors

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Sarah Kochan

Founder and Lead Tutor

Bio: Working one-on-one with students has been a passion of mine for many years....

Grace Kachan

Tutor, Music Instructor

Bio: Hello. My name is Grace Kachan, and I have always known that I...

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Tom Osgood

Tutor

Bio: I’m a teacher at heart. I currently teach English Language Learners from China...

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Maggie McGovern

Tutor

Bio: I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Marist...

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Matthew Wischoeffer

Tutor

Bio: I am a lifelong, avid learner and graduated from DePaul University’s honors program...

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Dina Greenberg

Tutor

Bio: Dina is a recent graduate of Indiana University and thrilled to be joining...

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Anna Seidman

Tutor

Bio: Hi! I’m Anna Seidman. I lived in Evanston almost all of my life,...

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Ryan P.C. Trimble

Tutor

Bio: The Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini is quoted as saying, “A different language is a different vision...

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Lynn Gilbertsen

Bio: I am a native Chicagoan, long-time classroom teacher, and mom of two young...

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Carolyn Hanus

Tutor

Bio: I am originally from Chicago and I currently tutor students in the Young...

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Cathy Sears

Tutor

Bio: Hello! My name is Catherine (Cathy) Sears. First and foremost, I am a...

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Ben Fisher

Tutor

Bio: I taught English literature and creative writing for five years at the Crystal Springs...

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Oleg Chanyshev

Tutor

Bio: I am originally from Moscow, Russia, but I have lived in the United...

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Dennis Pavlik

Tutor

Bio: I have obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from the Illinois Institute...

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Carolina Cormack-Orellana

Tutor

Bio: I’m originally from Southern California and attended college in Pennsylvania at Bucknell University....

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Colette Harris

Tutor

Bio: I have a Master’s of Science Degree in Journalism from the Medill School...

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Lauren Marsik

Tutor

Bio: Born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago, I am a stay-at-home...

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Amla Singh

Tutor

Bio: Amla Singh is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Substitute Teacher in Illinois....

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Kallie Haas

Tutor

Bio: Kallie Haas is a certified age 3-21 special educator in both Illinois and...

Music Instructors

Johnny Alletto

Music Instructor

Bio: Johnny Alletto is an ASCAP published National Recording Artist, Singer Songwriter and Vocal...

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John Vogel

Music Instructor

Bio: I teach flute lessons, specializing in basic technique, note reading, composition, early classical...

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Michael McCarthy

Music Instructor

Bio: Mike is a trumpeter/composer/arranger from Elmhurst, IL. His love of music stems from heavy...

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Michael Boyle

Music Instructor

Bio: My name is Michael Boyle and I have been teaching music professionally for...

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Elisabeth Bockelman

Music Instructor

Bio: Elisabeth is a enthusiastic nineteen year old musician living Elmhurst, originally from Galena...

Grace Kachan

Tutor, Music Instructor

Bio: Hello. My name is Grace Kachan, and I have always known that I...

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Ryan Segura

Music Instructor

Bio: Hi my name is Ryan, and I play guitar and make music for...

Specialists

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Dr. Kati Guada

Psychologist

My name is Kati Guada, and I am a doctor of clinical psychology. I...

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Noreen Haque-Colombe

Professional Development Instructor

I came to education through corporate America.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation...

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Peter Herman

College and Career Specialist

College and Career Specialist, iAchieve Learning. Since 1996, Peter has been assisting families with...

Bloggers

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Ryan Crawley

Writer and Blogger

Ryan Crawley was born the middle child of eleven. While his parents were often...