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Todd Ackland

Tutor, Music Instructor

Bio:
Growing up, I took lessons in everything from roller skating and swimming to playing the trumpet and music composition.  I saw from the start how receiving private lessons always gave me a huge head start in becoming a strong musician, especially with piano, guitar, and trumpet. The one-on-one instruction I received with my school subjects allowed me to be virtually always ahead of the curve with my classes.

So, working one-and-one with students is something I love to do, especially when I’m able to help make the light come on in understanding.  I’ve taught trumpet lessons even since I was a high school student.

Call me crazy, but I actually love taking the ACT.  I’ve taken it 5 times so far.  I worked earlier as an ACT prep tutor, and I enjoyed so much helping students master the skills and the strategies needed to maximize their scores.

I love to travel and to learn about other parts of the world. I’ve been blessed to travel through and/or live in 20 foreign countries. I’ve worked in the Mother Theresa homes in Calcutta, India; studied for a semester in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala; and taught English in a school in Haiti.

In my spare time, I enjoy music in a variety of ways.  I’ve played at 24 weddings and counting.  I love big dogs, watching NFL games, and eating at ethnic restaurants.

Tutoring Subjects:
ACT/SAT Test Prep, Elementary Math, 7th and 8th grade Math, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Science, Biology, Reading, Writing, English, Composition, Social Science, History, US History, World History, Geography, Spanish, Academic Coaching (organization, time-management, study strategies, etc.), piano, guitar, trumpet

Education/Degree/Certifications:
Master’s Degrees in Intercultural Studies and Theology from Trinity International University
Bachelor’s Degrees in Spanish and Biblical Literature from Taylor University

Cities I Service:
Chicago, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Wheeling, or any location when online.

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