Meet our Team

Brian B. Beert, Co-Founder & Owner

Independent Educational Consultant - Associate Member IECA

ACT Certified Educator - Badge #000054

Certified Tutor - National Tutoring Association (NTA)

Certified Practitioner of the MBTI® Step I™ and MBTI® Step II™ Instruments

Certified Practitioner of the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®)

Member - Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling (IACAC)

​https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianbeert/ 
Throughout my  27 years in education, I have served students in elementary, middle school, career technical college education, and community college advising.  These experiences have taught me that education is a life-long endeavor.  I owe a great debt to my parents (two of the greatest teachers I ever had), educators, tutors,  co-workers, administrators, pastors, families, and friends with which I have had the pleasure of knowing and working these many years.   I have learned that education is a springboard to a life of curiosity and opportunity.

 

It is my mission to see all children gain confidence in the classroom and reach their highest potential. Thank you to all our parents and students for giving us the opportunity to serve them each and every day.

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Katrina A. Jensen, Co-Founder & Owner

Independent Educational Consultant - Associate Member IECA

ACT Certified Educator - Badge# 000063

Certified Tutor Trainer - National Tutoring Association (NTA)

Certified Practitioner of the MBTI® Step I™ and MBTI® Step II™ Instruments

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrina-alvarez-jensen
My students have taught me many lessons over the years, including the meaning of perseverance.  Since 2006, I have worked with university students, trade school students, veterans, community members, and students with disabilities.  My positions have ranged from writing instructor to special education aide to Academic Dean.  While pursuing a teaching license and Master’s degree in English, I attended a small liberal arts college, online university program, and community college – so I am familiar with the many options available to students these days.  In addition, I am an advocate of learning outside of the classroom. AmeriCorps led me to jobs in the National Forest Service and National Park Service.  These experiences made me who I am today, and I look forward to helping students explore and enjoy their own worlds of learning.​

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Ed.U Tutoring Team

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NANCY FRAKES, Ph.D

K-8 Tutor & Curriculum Designer

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NATE SISSON

High School Math & ScienceTutor (Algebra, Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) and SAT/ACT Prep

NTA Certified Tutor

Grace Simpson, JD

 High School & College Math Tutor (Algebra through Calculus), Biology, Spanish and SAT/ACT Prep

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ANDY PLOENZKE

High School Math Tutor (Algebra, Geometry)  and SAT/ACT Prep

NTA Certified Tutor

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Sue Hallmark

Math Tutor (Algebra through Pre-Calculus)

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Elisa Evans

Elementary Spanish Tutor

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Jamie Kotovsky

K-12 Tutor

Middle School - English, Math Tutoring

High School  - Music, ACT&SAT Tutoring

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Jen Livingston

K-6 Tutor