Meet Our Tutors

Ali Carella

Ali holds a PhD in education: literacy, language & culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has formerly taught language arts, ELL, and other subjects in middle and…

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Allison Quinones

Allison is an Illinois native who grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and attended Loyola University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Obtaining a master’s degree in…

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Amanda Fink

Amanda holds degrees with honors in both English and theater and performance studies from the University of Chicago. Since graduating, she has been tutoring all subjects, grades 7 through 12, with…

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Andrew Cutler

Andrew graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2012 with a BA in both English Language & Literature and Theatre & Performance Studies. For the past several years,…

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Andy Rapoport

Andy grew up in Skokie and graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016 with degrees in biology (neuroscience specialization) and public policy (healthcare specialization). He intends to go to…

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Ben Cook

Ben earned his BA cum laude in sociology with a minor in French from Northeastern Illinois University in 2013 and completed an MS in infectious disease and immunology research at…

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Brigitte Baker

Brigitte graduated from Augustana College in 2007 and went on to join Teach For America in Denver, CO. After two years teaching middle school English, she moved back to Chicago…

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Erin Bosack Garcia

As the program manager at Educational Endeavors, Erin writes curriculum for all EE workshops, trains tutors and instructors, and cultivates strong relationships with EE’s partner organizations, schools, and families. Prior…

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Erin Nakayama

Erin earned her B.S. in economics from Duke University. During that time she also lived abroad in Paris, studying for a semester at the Sorbonne. After graduation, Erin worked as…

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Eve Oppenheimer Stickney

Eve is originally from New York City and holds a masters degree in teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education in Manhattan. She began her teaching career as a Teach…

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Jesse Rutschman

As an enrollment coordinator and advisor with TRIO Student Support Services at Northeastern Illinois University and a former GEAR UP instructor, Jesse has lots of experience getting students ready for college and helping them…

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