Are you looking for a private tutor? 

Gail Borden Public Library staff maintain this list of local tutors.  If you are a tutor and would like to be included, please contact Debbie Roycroft at 847-289-5820 or droycroft@gailborden.info.


 

Please Note:  The Gail Borden Public Library, its staff and management do not endorse or approve any individual or service included in this list of private tutors.

In addition, the Gail Borden Public Library provides library district residents free use of Live Homework Help from Tutor.com.

 

 

To set up appointments, contact the tutor of your choice.

 


Name: Tessa Aiossa
Phone: 847-989-9026
E-mail: tessaaiossa@u-46.org
Qualifications, including certification information: English Education, Middle School Endorsement, Administrative Masters, Curriculum and Instruction Masters with ESL.
Ages/Grades you tutor: all grades
Areas of interest or specialty: English, Writing, Language Arts, Test Prep
Experience with teaching and tutoring: 6 years as a high school English teacher, 3 years as a High School Dean, 10 years as a tutor
Times available for tutoring sessions: After 4:30 Monday-Thursday; 9:30-12:00 Saturdays
Fee: $45.00 an hour

 


Name: Sandy Anlar
Phone: 630-631-3174
E-mail: sandyanlar03@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelors in Biology and Masters in Biochemistry.
Ages/Grades you tutor: Middle School, High School and College
Areas of interest or specialty: General Biology, Environmental Biology, Ecology, Human Anatomy/Physiology, Microbiology, Geology, Chemistry, Biochemistry.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: 20 years both K-12 (all levels) and college (all levels) including STEM curriculum.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Evenings: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Weekends: Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Fee: $45 an hour

 


Name: Maggie Andrews
Phone: 765-543-7542 (text)
E-mail: Contact@BuffTutor.com
Qualifications, including certification information: B.S. & M.S. In Chemical & Biological Engineering from Purdue University.
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-College
Areas of interest or specialty: Algebra, Trig, Geometry, Precalc, Calculus 1-3, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English/Writing, Spanish, French, Astronomy, Anatomy, Physiology. 
Experience with teaching and tutoring: 15+ years teaching/tutoring experience: college teaching assistant & tutor (2003-2008).  Founded the BuffTutor Network in 2009 and continued to tutor as well as connect students with other experienced and passionate tutors.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Flexible
Fee: Negotiable
Website: www.BuffTutor.com

 


Name: Jordan Birchfield
Phone: 630-947-3046
E-mail: jordanrbirchfield@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education, Professional Educators License, Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and History.
Ages/Grades you tutor: Elementary and Middle School
Areas of interest or specialty: Elementary Math and Language Arts, Writing, topics in History.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Elementary Teacher one year, and paraeducator for students with special needs six years.
Times available for tutoring sessions: In the summer, morning, afternoons and evenings, late afternoon and evenings during the school year.
Fee: Flexible.


Name: Lila Birchfield
Phone: 630-291-5873
E-mail: ladytravelbug@sbcglobal.net
Qualifications, including certification information: Illinois 6-12 certification. Bachelors degree in French and Spanish. Also, ESL certification.Masters in Linguistics.
Ages/Grades you tutor: Middle School through college
Areas of interest or specialty: AP Prep for French and Spanish
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Retired World Languages/ESL teacher.  Current community college AED instuctor
Times available for tutoring sessions: Flexible
Fee: Negotiable


Name: Debbie Efflandt
Phone: 847-456-2743 (texting okay
E-mail: defflandt6@aol.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Licensed substitute teacher in Kane County; Daily substitute teacher for U-46; Bachelor Degree from DePaul University.
Ages/Grades you tutor: 6-12
Areas of interest or specialty: Middle School Math, Algebra, Geometry.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: I have 10+ years of teaching/mentoring experience with a variety of ages and skill sets.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Early evenings, weekends.
Fee: $30 per hour


Name: David Greenberg
Phone: 773-634-9894
E-Mail: dgreenberg@parliamenttutors.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Graduate of New York University majoring in economics and history.
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-college.
Areas of interest or specialty: SAT, ACT, AP test prep.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Tutored through a number of organizations. Call for more info.
Times available for tutoring sessions: open
Fee: $30.00 - $70.00 per hour
Other Information: Feel free to call or email for more information or check the website www.parliamenttutors.com


Name: Hanover Township Youth & Family Services
Phone: 630-483-5799
Website: www.hanover-township.org
Eligibility and Requirements: Student must live in Hanover Township (the Cook County portion of Bartlett, Streamwood, Hanover Park, Elgin, Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates) and must currently be in grades 2 through 9. Out-of-Township residents, please call 630-483-5799 for more information.


Name: Katie Hernacki
Phone: 847-650-4986
E-mail: katiehernacki@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: B.S. Mathematics Education, Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Initial Secondary Teaching license
Ages/Grades you tutor: 6th-12th, college, adults
Areas of interest or specialty: Math, SAT/ACT prep, statistics, pre-algebra, algebra 1 and 2, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, college level math courses, math placement exam prep
Experience with teaching and tutoring: High school math teacher (12 years), tutoring 17 years
Times available for tutoring sessions: Monday through Thursdays and Saturday mornings
Fee: $55 per hour, negotiable
Other: www.KLHtutoring.com, available online or in person


Name: Blue Hovatter

Phone: 970-581-1255
E-mail: TheMathMan@gmail.com; website: IncredibleMathTutor.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Professional private math tutor for 20+ years. 120+ 5-Star Google Ratings
Ages/Grades you tutor: Middle School, High School, College
Areas of interest or specialty: High School and Middle School math, AP Calculus, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus
Times available for tutoring sessions: 9am-6pm Monday-Friday
Fee: $75/hr


 

Name: David Iglesias Tinoco
Phone: 224-508-5101
E-mail: digles2@outlook.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Ph.D. Physics candidate (NIU-2026), M.Sc. Mathematical Physics (University of Edinburgh-2015), B.Sc. Mathematics (University of Illinois at Chicago-2011)
Ages/Grades you tutor: High School and College students
Areas of interest or specialty: Differential Equations, Electromagnetism, Engineering Physics, Calculus 1,2,3, Linear Algebra.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: 12+years experience: I have taught at College of DuPage, Aurora University, University of Edinburgh (UK) and I currently tutor at Elgin Community College.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Saturdays afternoon
Fee: $50 per hour


Name: Michele Jaanimagi

Phone: 224-465-2515
E-mail: mjaani1@yahoo.com or michelejaanimagi@u-46.org
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education (k-9); Master's Degree in Instruction and Techology, Learning Behavioral Specialist, and Middle School Endorsement.
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-9; also I tutor students with alltypes of learning needs (ADHD, ADD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Specific Learning Disability, etc.)
Areas of interest or specialty: Middle School Math (algebra, geometry), Middle School Science, Elementary School (k-9)-math, reading, writing, science
Experience with teaching and tutoring: 12 years Special Education Teacher; 5 years middle school math/science teacher; and 3 years 3rd/4th grade; Over 4 yeas of tutoring experince. etc.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Summer tutoring available June/July- open Monday-Friday 
Fee: $35/hr, discount for multi-sessions

 


 

Name: Shelley Johnson

Phone: 847-293-8258
E-mail: shelleyjohnson3@yahoo.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelors in Math and Computer Science, Masters in Teaching, certified to teach middle school and high school math.
Ages/Grades you tutor: Middle school, High school, and some college.
Areas of interest or specialty: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra 2, Pre-Calc, Calc, Calc 2, Geometry, ACT and SAT prep.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: 20+ years of tutoring experience in all areas of math; 10+ years of test prep tutoring; I've taught math for 3 years at the high school level and currently teach at a middle school; I teach ACT and SAT prep classes at ECC and Waubonsee Community College.
Times available for tutoring sessions: weekends and some weeknight evenings
Fee: Negotiable


Name: Kayla Lazzara
Phone: 847-894-2926
E-Mail: kayla@kaylatutors.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Certified K-8, Masters in Literacy
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-5
Areas of interest or specialty: Math, Reading, Writing, Phonics
Experience with teaching and tutoring: 9 years teaching elementary (grades 2 and 4), 11 years of tutoring
Times available for tutoring sessions: Any day of the week.  Please reach out for more information.
Fee: $55.00 an hour

 


Name: Margaret Lesniak
Phone: 630-849-1591
E-Mail: molendalesniak@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics secondary education; Master of Science in Education, Educational Psychology
Ages/Grades you tutor: 6-12
Areas of interest or specialty: Mathematics
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Middle School and Highschool Math teacher, private tutor for 18 years
Times available for tutoring sessions: Weekday evenings and Saturdays
Fee: $50.00 an hour


 

Name: Mitva Patel (Founder of Learn to Learn Tutors)

Phone: 224-276-0972
E-mail: learntutoringservices@gmail.com Summer Classes ($20 per hour): SAT Prep, ACT Prep, Coding for Beginners, Study Skills Workshop, Public Speaking Workshop, Finance Basics for Teens, Summer Writing Workshop
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, 8 years of tutoring experience. 4.8 rating on Varsity Tutors, a perfect 5.0 rating from a Chicago-based private tutoring company
Ages/Grades you Tutor: Grade 1-12, College
Areas of interest or specialty: Math, Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and more), AP Course, Test Prep (ISEE, SAT, ACT, GED, PSAT, SAT II) Enrichment for younger kids (coding, engineering, entrepreneurship, and much more)
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Since 2015, private tutoring with varsity tutors, a private Chicago tutoring company, and Learn to Learn Tutors.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Flexible. Call or email for availability
Fee: $55-$70 per depending on the subject, discount available for prepaid multi-hour packages, group tutoring at a discounted rate.
Website: https://www.learntolearntutors.com/


 

Name: Stephanie Peto
Phone: 847-989-3950
E-mail: results4reading@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: I am a certified elementary teacher, with a minor in Spanish. I am also a certified dyslexia tutor (Barton Reading and Spelling).
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-9
Areas of interest or specialty: Dyslexia tutoring.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: I have 21 years of teaching/tutoring experience. I have worked with a variety of ages, skill sets, ability levels and special needs.
Times available for online tutoring sessions: After school hours, summer
Fee: Negotiable


Name: David Sexauer
Phone: 331-223-0769
E-mail: dsexauer827@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, 8 years of tutoring experience. 4.8 rating on Varsity Tutors, a perfect 5.0 rating from a Chicago-based private tutoring company
Ages/Grades you tutor: 1-12, College
Areas of interest or specialty: Math, Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and more), AP Courses, Test Prep (ISEE, SAT, ACT, GED, PSAT, SAT II), Enrichment for younger kids (coding, engineering, entrepreneurship, investing and much more)
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Since 2015, private tutoring with varsity tutors, a private Chicago tutoring company, and Learn to Learn Tutors.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Flexible. Call or email for availability
Fee: $55-$70 per hour depending on the subject, discount available for prepaid multi-hour packages, group tutoring at a discounted rate

Website: Learn to Learn Tutors


Name: Julieann Trowbridge Shourie
Phone: 713-397-0900
E-mail: trowbridgetutoring@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelor of Science in Education, Certified K-8 teacher, IMSE Orton Gillingham trained, Responsive Classroom trained
Ages/Grades you tutor: Elementary K-8
Areas of interest or specialty: Math, Reading, Science of Reading based Instruction
Experience with teaching and tutoring: 4 years as a classroom teacher, 14 years as a substitute teacher, 3 years as a reading and mathematics tutor
Times available for tutoring sessions: Monday - Sunday
Fee: $45 an hour


Name: Ilya Sobolevsky
Phone: 224-707-0461 (text preferred)
E-mail: ilyasobole@yahoo.com
Qualifications, including certification information: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Science (B.S.): Chemistry, Minor: Materials Science and Engineering (polymer specialty). Tutoring/teaching experience for 10+ years in K-12 and adult student settings.
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-12, college undergrad, continuing education/adult learners.
Areas of interest or specialty: ACT & SAT test prep (all sections), AP and Honors courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics (micro and macro), and biology. General subject tutoring at K-12 levels. Physics, engineering, chemistry, math through multivariable calculus and linear algebra.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Teaching various subjects as a private instructor since 2009. Clients have included individuals and institutions (example: Tutor.com, A-Grade-Ahead, Mathnasium, and others). Span of tutoring is K-12, with focus on ACT/SAT test prep and AP subject instruction. Prominent focus on adult learners encompassing GED completion, graduate school preparation, undergraduate degree completion (example: recent experience helping a client to complete Nursing degree/certification). Can help with continuing education in various fields. Experience in special-ed (dyslexic) education.
Times available for tutoring sessions: In-person: Sundays: 7AM – 9PM. (subject to change, contact for possible other in-person available times). Online (via Teams, Zoom, or Webex) available most days throughout the day and night. Contact for specific details as availability may vary from week to week. Other times/dates may be available upon request.
Fee: - K-8: $32 per hour. 9-12 (high school): $37 per hour. (This includes ACT/SAT test prep, AP and Honors subject tutoring). College undergrad, grad school prep: $40-55 per hour, depending on subject complexity. Continuing education and other: $32 - $55 per hour, depending on subject complexity. Online session discount: $5/hour discount from regular posted prices.


Name: Susan Stephan
Phone: 773-218-5371
E-mail: susanstephan413@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Master's Degree in Reading, Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Reading Specialist- certified K through 12, Endorsements in English as a Second Language, Reading, Middle School, and Music, Golden Apple Award Winning Teacher, National Board Certified in Reading
Ages/Grades you tutor: Kindergarten through 5th grade
Areas of interest or specialty: Reading, Early Literacy Skills, Math Foundations, Early Writing Skills
Experience with teaching and tutoring: 26 years of teaching experience- Kindergarten through third grade - 10+ years of tutoring experience with available references
Times available for tutoring sessions: flexible during summer months; late afternoon/early evening and weekends during the school year
Fee: $50/hour


 

Name: Rosie Stone
Phone: 630-653-7370
E-mail: rosi104062@aol.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Type 03 for K-9. LSBI-Special Ed K-12
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-8th
Areas of interest or specialty: Special Ed. Language Arts and Social Science (Middle School)
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Taught for 5 years, tutored for 11 years
Times available for tutoring sessions: Flexible
Fee: $25.00 an hour