Richard Adamek


I bring a long experience and a deep passion to my teaching/tutoring.  My teaching experience is as a Special Educator (LBS-1) in both private and public schools.  I also worked for six years at a Huntington Learning center in Deerfield where I first began tutoring students for the ACT.

My professional experience prior to becoming a Certified Special Educator included working as an applied anthropologist evaluating national programs in Law-Related Education, and work in the library and publishing fields. I have worked in ACT / SAT test preparation which includes 10 years as a Test Supervisor at a private therapeutic day school which I had successfully established, with The College Board, as a school-day ACT test site for students with special needs.

When I am not in a classroom or a library, you can find me enjoying nature by  sailing, walking, biking, or birding.  Indoors, I’m in the kitchen and love to cook—roast or grilled pork loin, jambalaya, gumbo, and black bean (meatless) chili are my signature dishes.  Downtime centers on, what else, reading.  Besides The Bible, I also edify myself by reading history, and broaden my horizons with historical fiction, as well as prose fiction. I am an avid supporter of the Nature Conservancy, and a diehard recycling nut.

Tutoring Subjects:
ACT and SAT Test Prep
Middle School Math
Middle School Reading
Middle School Writing
U.S. History
World History
Ancient History

The academics that prepared me as a teacher and life-long learner include a BA from SUNY/Buffalo, MAs from The University of Chicago and from Northwestern, Secondary Education Certification a la National-Louis University, and my LBS-1 from DePaul, with significant Special Education course work at Northeastern Illinois as well.

Cities I Service:
Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park,  Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook,  Park Ridge, Riverwoods, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka

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