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…!



Sarah Kochan

Founder and Lead Tutor

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

Tim Sonnefeldt


Bio: My name is Tim Sonnefeldt and I’m excited to be a part of...

Grace Kachan

Tutor, Music Instructor

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

Richard Adamek


Bio: I bring a long experience and a deep passion to my teaching/tutoring.  My...

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Emma Mallers


Bio: My name is Emma Mallers and I am very excited to be a...

Matt Wischoeffer

Matthew Wischoeffer


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


Dina Greenberg


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


Anna Seidman


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

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Ryan P.C. Trimble


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


Lynn Gilbertsen

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


Carolyn Hanus


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


Dennis Pavlik


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


Amla Singh


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

Music Instructors

Dave Uhrich

Music Instructor

Bio: Dave Uhrich was born in Chicago and began playing Guitar at 11 years...

Kyle Downs


Bio: My name is Kyle Downs and I am a guitarist, bassist and educator...

Mary Herman


Bio: Hi!  My name is Mary Herman. I would like to tell you about...

Johnny Alletto

Music Instructor

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

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...



Dr. Kati Guada


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


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...



Ryan Crawley

Writer and Blogger

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