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Meet the founder of Tutoring Tree, LLC,


TUTORS: English Language Arts, Spanish, Executive Functioning, College Planning, and Workforce Development/Career Coaching

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in English Education - Bradley University; Master of Science in Language Arts Instruction - Northeastern Illinois University

Anna was born and raised in the Avondale neighborhood in Chicago and is a former high school English teacher who taught abroad in Thailand for one year and in Chicago for three years. She transitioned out of teaching in hopes of creating a larger and more meaningful impact beyond the classroom walls. After leaving the classroom, she joined a workforce development nonprofit focused on providing internship opportunities for CPS seniors. In November 2019, Anna decided to finally start up her own tutoring business to focus on individualized lifelong learning and providing high-quality educational services. Anna currently lives in Humboldt Park/West Bucktown with her husband Kyle and their dog Addison, and she loves to read for her book club Brunchin' Bookworms and run/walk on the 606!

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TUTORS: English, Reading, SAT Prep, College Planning, Organization, and Intensive Literacy Training

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature - University of Michigan; Master of Arts in Teaching - Dominican University

Rebecca grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and spent a year studying and volunteering in a preschool in Israel before studying English, linguistics, and the history of art at the University of Michigan. Rebecca has always been passionate about literacy and education and moved to Chicago as a Teach for America Corps member in 2016. During her corps experience, Rebecca earned a Master of Arts in Teaching at Dominican University. She has worked as an English and Creative Writing teacher at Catalyst Maria High School ever since, now entering her fifth year in the classroom. Rebecca has experience working with a wide range of students, which includes volunteering in an Israeli preschool, tutoring middle school students, working as a camp counselor for young adults with special needs, and implementing an intensive literacy intervention program (REWARDS) for teens. Rebecca has also worked as a classroom specialist in the Cleveland Clinic’s ADHD Summer Treatment Program for elementary students, a program designed to hone stronger classroom behavior and independent management skills. Rebecca has experience in curriculum development, having created and designed the 11th grade Honors curriculum at Catalyst, and she is now working to align the reading curriculum at her school for grades 6-12. Rebecca loves getting to work with students of all ages and backgrounds and deeply believes in the power of literature as a means of engagement at every age. When she is not reading or teaching, she is usually practicing yoga, cooking, or walking by the lake.



TUTORS: K-12 Math & Reading, ACT Test Prep, General Test Prep

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education  - Indiana University; Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL endorsement - National Louis University

Kim has been teaching for 8 years, and she is currently a Special Services teacher at Join Muir Literacy Academy. She studied Elementary Education and Special Education at Indiana University and is now pursuing a master's degree at National Louis University in Curriculum and Instruction with an ESL endorsement. She also has 8 years of tutoring experience and has tutored students in elementary school all the way to students in high school prepping for the ACT test. She has tutored mostly in the subjects of Math and Literacy but also has helped students with organization, time management, and study skills. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé Kody, her family, and friends. Her biggest joys in life are walking on the lakefront path, watching movies, traveling, and relaxing. 

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TUTORS: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Math, and Computer Science

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering - Washington University in St. Louis; Master of Arts in Teaching - Relay Graduate School of Education; Master of Science in Energy Engineering - University of Illinois at Chicago

After majoring in Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, Alexandra moved to Chicago to pursue teaching through Teach For America. She worked as a 10th grade Engineering teacher for two years on the West Side of Chicago at ITW David Speer Academy. After Alexandra's two-year commitment to teaching was up, she found a job at McMaster-Carr as a software developer. At McMaster, she has learned how to design, implement, and test code. While working at McMaster, she also obtained her Master's degree in Energy Engineering at the University of Illinois-Chicago. As someone who has spent the past ten years or so in STEM, Alexandra is passionate about helping students grow and succeed in their math and science courses, as well as any other STEM classes their school may offer. She loves getting to know her students and helping them flourish, however that may mean for them.




TUTORS: K-6 (all subjects), ESL

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing - University of Northern Colorado; Bachelor of Science - Behavioral Science/Elementary Education Metropolitan State University of Denver; Master of Arts in Education - Regis University

Sue has been teaching elementary school for the past 26 years. She has taught grades 2-6 with the bulk of her experience in the intermediate grades. She’s been teaching in Chicago since 2000 and has taught all over the city. She is currently teaching 3rd grade at Ogden Elementary. Because of Sue’s wide variety of teaching experiences, she is adept at differentiating for individual students. She is passionate about teaching and learning and helping students find confidence and joy in learning. Sue currently lives in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago and enjoys all the wonderful opportunities that city living brings.



TUTORS: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Test Prep

EDUCATION: Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics - Illinois State University; Master's of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction - Illinois State University

Sara was raised in central Illinois and completed her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois State University before moving to the Chicago area. She currently teaches in the Rogers Park neighborhood. With over a decade of experience teaching math, she has taught a range of math courses, including Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus to students with diverse backgrounds and learning abilities. Identifying areas where students may be struggling and providing them with the support and guidance they need to excel gives her great satisfaction!



TUTORS: K-12, Test Prep, ELA, History

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education - University of Montana; Master of Arts in History - DePaul University; PhD Candidate in History - University of Illinois-Chicago

Dylan has taught at the college level for the last six years, working as a Teaching Assistant and a Professor of Record in numerous college-level history courses. Dylan has also worked as a summer camp counselor at multiple youth camps in Iowa and Montana, working with kids in 2nd -9th grades. After graduating from the University of Montana with a degree in social studies education he moved to Chicago to attend grad school. Dylan is passionate about helping students explore their interests, increase their academic skills, and become life-long learners.

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TUTORS: K-6 (all subjects), K-12 Reading, Writing, and Social Studies, and Executive Functioning

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in English, Art History - Kenyon College; Bachelor of Arts in Art History; Master of Arts in Teaching - Relay Graduate School of Education

Lily is an English Language Arts teacher for 6-8th grade students at a private school in Chicago. Previously, she taught  4th grade science and 5th grade reading. She has worked in public, private, and charter schools. She also has experience tutoring and mentoring students from 2nd to 8th grade. She loves building relationships with students and seeing them grow, both academically and personally. Having grown up in Colorado, her favorite activities involve being outside and spending time with her dog, Stella. She also loves to read and write poetry.



TUTORS: K-12 Math, Middle School Science, Computer Science

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics - Indiana University

Logan has channeled his intrinsic love for math into helping others learn to understand and thrive across all levels of the subject.  He started his career as a teacher in small-town Indiana and then onto the South Side of Chicago. He taught Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II and Pre-Calculus, and SAT prep to young minds from all walks of life. He has since moved on to a career in web development, as well as tutoring and instructing hundreds of kids in Chicago's North Shore. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter, as well as playing guitar and collecting vintage Pokemon cards.



TUTORS: K-12 (all subjects)

EDUCATION: Bachelor in Arts - Northern Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education - National Louis University, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with Advanced Specializations in English as a Second Language - National Louis University

Samie is a K-1 ESL Teacher at a public school in Chicago. She has previously taught 1st grade, kindergarten, and early childhood education for over 10 years. She has experience tutoring K-3 and emergent bilinguals. She loves to encourage her students and mentees to be the best version of themselves and achieve their full potential. She inspires change in the world through teaching and mentoring. She is committed to being a lifelong learner and inspires those around her to do the same.



TUTORS: K-8 (all subjects)

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Fine Arts in English Literature and Linguistics, French Literature and Linguistics - Grand Valley State University

Hillary was raised in the metro Detroit area and has traveled the world in pursuit of knowledge and experience. A chef by trade, she educated culinary staff for 20 years before entering public education. Currently, she is a special education paraprofessional for Chicago Public Schools, and she was previously a substitute teacher at the elementary level in all subjects. She loves cooking for her family and walking her dog Jim through the many beautiful parks on Chicago's northside. 



TUTORS: K-12 ELA & History; Test Prep

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Social Studies Education - University of Dayton, Master's of Art's in Teaching - National Louis University

Kevin is a fourth-generation teacher that grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago where a love of learning was instilled from an early age. He earned his Bachelor's in high school social studies education from the University of Dayton while playing football. He earned his Master’s in the Art of Teaching from National Louis. He has worked in various industries, but his love of learning recently brought him back to the classroom. He has taught social studies to grades 6-8 and has tutored grades 1-12. Kevin is a strong proponent of rapport-building and relationships in education, incorporating a student’s lived experience and their passions into their learning. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, trying new recipes in the kitchen, and playing with his rescue dog.

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