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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Test Prep Tutors on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Byer Educational Consulting

Founded in 2007, owner and operator Stephen Byer offers one-on-one tutoring, small group sessions, classroom instruction, and online classes targeting ACT, SAT, and GRE exams. Stephen offers reasonable rates, flexible scheduling, and has experience working with students with special needs. He services the Chicagoland area with areas as far as Highland Park (North), Hyde Park (South), Lake Michigan (East), and Oak Park/River Forest (West).

Chicago, IL 60660


Chicago Academic Tutoring & Test Prep

Founded in 2010, Chicago Academic Tutoring & Test Prep works to strategically support both tutors and students to optimize all services provided to clients in the Chicago and north suburb areas. It is a real team effort to ensure the academic, test prep, college essay, and executive functioning skills offered by owner Gil Gibori and his staff. Students are provided with a comprehensive education plan, encouraged to include parents in their progress, and challenged with engaging academics to reach their highest potential. Call the firm directly for a free consultation and pricing information.

Wilmette, IL 60091


Connections Learning Center

Since 2004, Connections Learning Center has been offering services to students in the greater Chicago area focusing on academic improvement, diagnostic evaluations, and test preparation techniques. Founder Debra Gawrys is focused on offering a solution for every parent and student that walks through her doors. Test preparation for the SAT, ACT, GED, and GRE are offered in one-on-one and small group sessions with rates applicable to each. Additional services for students with special needs (ADHD, dyslexia, poor execitive functioning, poor critical thinking, Asperger's syndrome, etc...) available.

David M. Lee Math Tutoring Service

For over twenty-five years, David M. Lee has been a certified Secondary School Math teacher within the Illinois school system. Based in Northfield, David M. Lee offers Math tutoring to students in grades K-12 and specializes in ACT Math test preparation. Contact Mr. Lee directly for scheduling availability and price points.

Northfield, IL 60093


Educational Endeavors

Founded in 2001, Educational Endeavors offers students in the greater Chicago area academic, executive functioning, writing, and test prep services. Test prep workshops are offered for middle school and ACT/SAT test preparation. Workshops are designed to improve confidence, ease stress, and improve test taking techniques to optimize achievement. Contact Educational Endeavors directly for pricing and scheduling information.

iAchieve Learning

iAchieve Learning offers one-on-one tutoring in all subject areas to students in grades K-12 in the greater Chicagoland area. Customized lesson plans are developed to meet the individual needs and goals of each student. Lessons can occur in a public setting or the client's home and are economical. iAchieve aims to be the bridge that connects each student to their highest potential self through creativity and a commitment to growth. Test prep and musical instruction are also available

Des Plaines, IL 60016


Lakeshore Academy

Based in Northbrook, Illinois, Lakeshore Academy offers its students a variety of academic and standardized test prep courses. English and Math for grades K-12, ESL, and SSAT/PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP Test Prep are available in private, small group, and online sessions. Contact the Academy directly for registration, payment, and questions.

Northbrook, IL 60062


Mobile Academics

Mobile Academics has provided academic and test prep services to students for over ten years in Chicago's Northshore area. Founded by Rachel Gluck, the firm specializes in ACT test tutoring. Students can book private one-on-one sessions or choose to take part in small group sessions. Increased confidence, strategic skills, and academic improvement are guaranteed benefits of both programs. Scheduling is flexible and any questions can be answered in a free phone consultation.


MyGuru in Chicago, Illinois, has more than a decade of experience helping area students prepare for tests and exams, including standardized tests for college or graduate school entrance and professional licensing exams. This boutique test prep provider offers one-on-one tutoring and test preparation and follows the core concept-led approach to assist students in mastering fundamental concepts. Each tutor on staff brings an impressive academic background and years of experience in the tutoring sector to MyGuru's students.

600 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60654


Next Step Test Prep

Founded in 2009 by John Rood, Next Step Test Prep offers one-on-one test prep instruction specializing in MCAT, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT examinations. Programs can be customized or selected from the pre-designed formats (16 hours, 24 hours, or 40 hours) with varying timeframes. All materials are included in the package pricing. Each student completes a diagnostic exam to identify strengths and weaknesses before beginning their tutoring program. Free consultations are available

North Shore Tutoring

Since 2002, owner/operator Michael Affinito of North Shore Tutoring has been providing one-on-one academic tutoring and test preparation services. Based in Highland, Illinois, North Shore Tutoring offers customized plans targeting both the ACT and the SAT. Lessons are $130 per ninety minutes and are tailored to each student's needs and goals. Free consulations are available.

Evanston, IL 60201


SGL Tutoring and College Consulting

Owned and operated by certified teacher Stacey Lucterhand, SGL Tutoring and College Consulting offers academic tutoring for grades K-college and test preparation for the ACT/SAT, ISEE/SSAT, ISAT, PARCC, and AP placement (English and Psychology). Stacey views each student individually and completes a diagnostic assessment to develop a unique approach towards increased growth. She has particular experience and training in Educational Psychology which can aid additionally in developing stronger practices related to nutrition, mindset, organization, supplies, and stress management.

Superior Test Preparation

Superior Test Preparation has been providing students in the Northwest Chicago suburbs (Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Barrington, Inverness, Schaumburg, and Buffalo Grove) with academic tutoring and test preparation since 2009. The in-house ACT and SAT test courses are developed to meet the needs of each student under the leadership of an experienced tutor. Customized lesson plans are developed addressing various strategies and techniques. Call directly for a free consultation, information on pricing, and scheduling availability.

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008


The Chicago Family Tutor

The Chicago Family Tutor in Chicago, Illinois, offers test preparation and tutoring services to Chicagoland's students, including adult students. In business for more than six years, the business provides in-home tutoring and test preparation, including preparation for standard college admissions tests, including the ACT and SAT. Tutoring subjects include reading, writing, math, and study skills, and homework support is available. The Chicago Family Tutor also offers parent coaching and executive functioning coaching.

4653 N Lawndale
Chicago, IL 60625


Your Examined Life

Owned and operated by Roman Marchenko, Your Examined Life provides ACT and SAT preparation services. As a working high school teacher with ten years of experience, Roman works one-on-one with each student and designs an approach based on each student's specific needs. Sessions are typically in two-hour blocks, can be scheduled Monday-Friday between 3:30-7:30, or anytime on weekends. Free consultations are available.

Deerfield, IL 60015


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