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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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 is now working towards an MS in infectious disease and…

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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

Program Manager & Tutor, Erin has been teaching high school students since 2004, most of that time in Glenview where she taught World Literature and Humanities among other English courses….

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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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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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Justin Honigstein

Justin, a Connecticut native, graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in business management and Spanish in 2014. After working for a year at a research and advisory firm in…

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