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: 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: 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: Cheryl Dimer
Phone: 847-707-1413
E-mail: cdimer59@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelor of Arts from Judson University, currently pursuing Masters in Education/curriculum and Instruction with Advanced Professional Specializations(M. ed/EDs) from national Louis University.
Ages/Grades you tutor: preschool-high school
Areas of interest or specialty: English/Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Presentation Skills, ACT/SAT prep for English and Reading, Adult Literacy, Preschool through adult. Tutor all subjects for grades K-7.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Home-schooled my own children. Classroom instructor at Elgin Community College - ACT/SAT prep classes. I am the Enrichment Program teacher for kindercare and have been tutoring privately for 12 years
Times available for tutoring: After school, evenings and Saturdays.
Fee: $45 an hour/discounted if tutoring two or more hours a week.


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: Larry G. Fieldman
Phone: 630-267-3827
E-mail: lgfmathtutor@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Substitute Teacher Certificate #2522122, Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering-University of Illinois
Ages/Grades you tutor: 6th-12th grade
Areas of interest or specialty: Middle School Math, Prealgebra, Algebra1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Trigonometry, ACT/SAT Prep, Physics.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Six years substitute teaching at Glenbard North and Glenbard West High School in addition to St. Peter Lutheran School middle school. Volunteer ESL tutor for 5 years (Literarcy Connection of Elgin). Experienced teaching wide range of student abilities from Special Education to AP classes.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Online tutoring from 9 AM - 4 PM, Mon-Fri
Fee: $40/hr. Discount for multi-session prepayment
Other information: https://larryfieldman.wixsite.com/mathtutor2


Name: Ingrid Fitzpatrick
Phone: 630-721-0489
E-mail: ingridf@comcast.net
Qualifications, including certification information: I am a certified teacher of 30 plus years. My certification is in general education for grades K-8.
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-8
Areas of interest or specialty: I specialize in Reading and Language Arts. I can help students with Science and Social Studies homework as well.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: I have been tutoring students both online and in person for about 10 years.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Monday through Thursday 4pm to 7pm.
Fee: $30 if student comes to my home, $35 if I travel to student’s home.


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: Sarah Ibrahim
Phone: 312-371-6769
E-mail: sarahibrahim@comcast.net
Qualifications, including certification information: Licensed substitute teacher in Kane County for K-12th grade, four year degree of B.S. in Accounting
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-12
Areas of interest or specialty: Math (Basic, Advanced, Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra and Calculus)
Experience with teaching and tutoring: I currently tutor students from nearby district U-46, District 300, 301 as well as private and home schooled students at Rakow branch. I also tutor special needs students who require special attention to stay on top of their curriculum. I have organized and led book clubs during summer for groups of 10-12 kids. I have also tutored my own four children who are in accelerated math now. References and their contact numbers are available upon request from my current students' parents.
Times available for tutoring sessions: After school from 4-8 pm and weekends upon request
Fee: $30/hr (K-5th grade), $35/hr (6th-8th grade), $40/hr (9th-12th grade)
Other information: Discount rates for groups and first time students. I use assessments to set goals with parents/student and track progress.


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 Technology, Learning Behavioral Specialist, and Middle School Endorsement
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-9; also I tutor students with all types 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: 10 years Special Education Teacher; 3 years middle school math/science teacher; and 3 years 3rd/4th grade; Over 4 years of tutoring experience. etc.
Times available for tutoring sessions: June/July-open; August till May-available after 4:00pm/Weekends open (available in-person or online)
Fee: $30/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: kaylazzara31@gmail.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: $45.00 an hour


Name: Margaret Lesniak
Phone: 630-497-8817
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: Grades 6-12.
Areas of interest or specialty: Mathematics
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Middle School and High School Math teacher, private tutor for the past 16 years.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Weekday evenings and Saturdays
Fee: $40.00 per hour
Other Information: Fluent in the Polish language


Name: Tina McCullough
Phone: 847-997-9774
E-mail: TJZM0107@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: State Teacher Certification, Substitute teacher
Ages/Grades you Tutor: Pre-K-8th grade
Areas of interest or specialty: My specialties are reading, math and english. I have the ability to simplify subjects so it is easy for students to understand. I also have a lot of enthusiasm and patience when working with students.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: I have been substitute teaching for seven years grades Pre-K through 12th grade. I have tutored students grades 1 through 6 and have a success rate of over 90% in raising students' scores to either meet or exceed state requirements.
Times available for tutoring sessions: I am available after school, evenings, and weekends.
Fee: Negotiable
Other Information: Prior to substitute teaching, I was a child social worker working with children who had special needs, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and ADHD.


Name: Pamela Moseley
Phone: 224-249-2426
E-mail: atmabird7@yahoo.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Illinois 6-12 teaching certification, Montessori Elementary Teacher Certification 6-12 years, Masters Curriculum Development, Bachelors Photography
Ages/Grades you Tutor: Ages 6 to 12 yrs., Grades 1st through 6th
Areas of interest or specialty: All areas of elementary curriculum. I enjoy working one-on-one with students enhancing and building on each student’s particular needs. Geography, Mathematics, Geometry, History, Language, Science, Biology
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Montessori Elementary Teacher (25 years) (US, Sweden, Hong Kong), Chicago Public Schools (First Grade, Kindergarten, substituting), Special Support -in school curriculum. Private one-on-one tutoring.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Flexible
Fee: Negotiable


Name: Mitva Patel (Founder of Learn to Learn Tutors)
Phone: 224-276-0972
E-mail: learntutoringservices@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, 5 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), Finance, Test Prep (ISEE, SAT, ACT, GED, PSAT, SAT II, AP, GRE, GMAT, MCAT), Enreachinment for younger kids (coding, engineering, entrepreneurship, and many 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. Online tutoring only. Call for availability
Fee: $45/hour for academic subjects, $55/hour for Test Prep, discount available for prepaid multi-hour packages, group tutoring or for families in financial need (with verification)
Website: https://www.learntolearntutors.com/


Name: Michael Pedre
Phone: 847-682-7797
E-mail: michaelpedre@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Mathematics student at the University of Miami (3.8 GPA); Prairie State Achievement awards in Math, Science, and English; Illinois State Scholar 2015-2016
Ages/Grades you tutor: 8th-12th, College
Areas of interest or specialty: Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra (I & II), Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus (I & II), Statistics, ACT Math
Experience with teaching and tutoring: In high school I was a teacher's assistant for Algebra I classes and also tutored Algebra II and College Algebra. Throughout my college career I've been tutoring Calculus I & II, and among all levels I've seen significant improvement in the students I tutor.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Flexible
Fee: $30/hr or $50/2hrs


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: Nelli Pries
Phone: 847-841-8414
E-mail: germanwithnelli@yahoo.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Tutoring Background
Ages/Grades you tutor: High School/Middle School
Areas of interest or specialty: German and ESL, also adult ESL.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Middle School/High School
Times available for tutoring sessions: Saturday mornings
Fee: Negotiable


Name: Rachel Reinhofer
Phone: 630-643-6423
E-mail: preinhofer01@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information:Bachelor of Arts, AVID Tutor Certified.
Ages/Grades you tutor:K-9th Grade, any subject
Areas of interest or specialty: Middle school math. I will also homeschool your child or work with them to navigate online learning. Please call to discuss.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Tutor in Elgin School District middle school for 11 years. Many references of success stories upon request.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Can work around YOUR schedule in my home, any area library, or your home.
Fee: $25/hr


Name: David Sexauer
Phone: 331-223-0769
E-mail: dsexauer827@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Certified Member of the National Tutoring Association, Bachelor of Science in Animal Science (Biology/Chemistry)
Ages/Grades you tutor: 9-12, College
Areas of interest or specialty: All levels of Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, AP, electives), Math (Algebra I and II, Geometry, Calculus), Latin I-IV, Music (woodwind, piano, vocal), ACT/SAT Test Prep
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Former high school Science and Music teacher (9th Grade), Private tutor for over 10 years
Times available for tutoring sessions: Evenings and Weekends
Fee: TBD based on subject and frequency. $35-50/hr.


Name: Kaylyn Steward
Phone: 815-218-5474
E-mail: kayste2021@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Early high school graduate, graduated in top 3% of class. Took numerous AP and honors courses. Scored top 94% percentile of SAT.
Ages/Grades you tutor: K-11
Areas of interest or specialty: Specialized in Mathematics (Pre-algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus) and Chemistry. Can tutor English elementary through middle school.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Volunteered as teachers aid, experience tutoring elementary through high school students.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Flexible
Fee: $20/hour

Website: https://itutor4success.com


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


Name: Linda Thiede
Phone: 847-717-6786
E-mail: lindathiede@yahoo.com
Qualifications, including certification information: Bachelor's Degree-graduated with honor, over 30 years experience in education
Ages/Grades you tutor: PS-adult.
Areas of interest or specialty: English, Spanish, reading, writing.
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Worked for School District U-46, District 300, Elgin Community College, Literacy Connection, Club Z tutoring, private tutoring.
Times available for tutoring sessions: Open
Fee: Negotiable
Other Information: Please call for details.


Name: Regina Tosco
Phone: 847-622-1036
E-Mail: reginatosco@gmail.com
Qualifications, including certification information: 12 years of German, no certificate
Ages/Grades you tutor: all ages
Areas of interest or specialty: Languages, reading
Experience with teaching and tutoring: First time working as a tutor
Times available for tutoring sessions: Weekdays, M-F, any time
Fee: TBD


Name: Lewis Wilkins
Phone: 847-207-3968
E-mail: lewis@tutoringbylewis.com
Qualifications, including certification information: About 12 years college credit equivalent including studies at Oxford, LSE, and William & Mary; 4 years TA and tutoring experience at William & Mary, perfect 5/5 star WyzAnt rating, and Tutoring by Lewis, advanced DELF French language diploma.
Ages/Grades you tutor: High School through PhD (esp. MBA, MFin, MPA, and research theses).
Areas of interest or specialty: Advanced Economics, Finance, Math and Statistics, Test Prep (CFA, GMAT, GRE).
Experience with teaching and tutoring: Since 2009, private tutoring with Wyzant and TutoringByLewis.com (all subjects), class teaching with Data Society (Advanced Data Science in R), TA experience at William & Mary (Econometrics and Financial Derivatives), area director and president of Federal Reserve Board Toastmasters (leadership and public-speaking). 
Times available for tutoring sessions: Online tutoring only. Call for availability
Fee: $300/hour, Discounts available, including for verifiable financial need.
Website: https://www.tutoringbylewis.com
Facebook: facebook.com/tutoringbylewis