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Education: M.B.A. - University of Chicago, B.S. Mathematics - Cal State, Los Angeles Related Experience: 20-year career in the computer industry, Math teacher at high school and college levels Teaching Certification: Illinois type 09 (Secondary) Other: Mark lives in Lincoln Park with his wife Kathy. They have two sons, Ira and Garret Fun Fact! Mr. Mark's resume includes “bookbinder.” He lived briefly in New Orleans where he bound deeds, marriage licenses, and other legal documents into large volumes that he sewed, glued and lettered by hand. After moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Mark used his bookbinding skills to do rare book restoration for the Huntington Library in nearby San Marino – and pay for his math degree! Math Topic he would like to learn in the future: Number Theory


Education: A.A. - Kalamazoo Valley Community College Related Experience: Spent many years doing applied math (real world problems) in the business world. Fun Fact! Ms. Lisa spends her time as an abstract painter. Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Calculus


Education: M.A. Sustainable Urban Development, B.A. Economics, minors in Mathematics and International Politics - DePaul University Related Experience: Tutored math in high school Fun Fact! Mr. Alex loves to bike and play water polo! Math Topic he Would Like to Learn in the Future: Game Theory


Education: B.M. Music Performance - Northwestern University M.M. Music Performance - Carnegie Mellon University Post-Master’s Certificate - DePaul University (Expected) Related experience - Tutored math throughout high school and worked for a Mathnasium in Los Angeles for two years. Fun Fact - I love to cook, especially Italian and Korean food! Math topic you would like to learn- Calculus


Education: B.S. in Applied Mathematics at FSU Related experience: Junior Camp Counselor Fun fact: I've lived in 2 countries and 3 states in my life Math topic you would like to learn: All of modern physics.


Education: Bachelor’s in mathematics from University of Illinois Chicago. Fun fact: Besides math, Morgan also likes painting, drawing, reading, yoga, and camping. Her favorite math books include The Adventures of Penrose, the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas, The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott! Math topic you would like to learn: Her favorite math topics are anything related to discrete mathematics. She hopes to study graphical game theory in graduate school.


Education: DePaul University, Bachelor of Music, expected 2026 Related experience: Helped teach dance and music in high school Fun Fact: I love to dance and have Irish Danced for 14 years! Math topic you would like to learn: Acoustics!


Education: Bachelor’s in mathematics from St. Olaf College expected 2027 Fun Fact: Mr. John loves hiking in the mountains, particularly the Rookies, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do Math topic he would like to learn in the future: Number theory


Education: B.S. Mathematics, M.S. Computer Science Related experience: Tutored Math and ACT Prep during undergrad. Previously worked at a Mathnasium in Roselle, IL. Fun Fact: Ms. Ishita spent a summer in Cusco, Peru, and visited Lago Titicaca, the world's highest lake. Math topic you would like to learn: Stochastic Process


Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering and a second major in Jazz Studies - University of Wisconsin-Madison Related Experience: Tutored students in math in high school Fun Fact: Mr. Nick plays the saxophone! Math topic you would like to learn: Differential Equations


Education: B.A. Mathematics- Wellesley College (Expected) Related experience: I have tutored students from first grade through undergraduate throughout college. I have also served as a teaching assistant for an introductory course on Graph Theory and Combinatorics at Wellesley College. I have done research in mathematics in Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Topology, and other topics as well. Fun Fact: I have grown up in Chicago! I have also danced for 16 years, which I enjoy doing in my free time as well as hanging out with my dog! Math topic you would like to learn: Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics!


Education: B.A. - University of Kansas Related Experience: Passed both the Probability and Financial Mathematicas actuarial exams. Fun Fact! Ms. Ashley has hiked the Great Wall of China! Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Physics


Education: B.A. Mathematics, Biochemistry concentration - Carleton College Related Experience: Academic research at the University of Louisiana Math Department Fun Fact! Ms. Michelle accidentally walked onto the set of the movie Pitch Perfect while doing research in Louisiana! Math Topic she would like to learn in the future: Measure Theory and Algebraic Topology


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Education: B.S. in Psychology - Florida State University; Related Experience: Algebra 2/Geometry Teacher & Department Head at Miami Senior High School; Fun Fact: Ms. Alli is a member of the Director's Guild of America as an Assistant Director and has worked on shows such as FX's The Bear, Disney Channel's Saturdays, NBC's Chicago Med, and Apple TV's Dark Matter. Math topic I would like to learn: Physics.


Education: PhD candidate in Mathematics from Northwestern (almost done!) Related experience: I've tutored on and off for about 15 years, and have been a teaching assistant and lecturer for undergraduate mathematics at Northwestern for the last 7 years Fun Fact: I'm from Australia, and I once managed to catch a brief glimpse of a platypus in the wild! Math topic you would like to learn: QFT in a curved background spacetime


Education: Pursuing a degree in neuroscience at DePaul University; expected graduation: 2027 Related Experience: I have been a math tutor at One-in-Math, a volunteer organization that helped low-income students have an opportunity to learn math for free! Fun fact: I love singing and dancing, and I recently completed my dance graduation after 13 years!


Education: A.A. Special Education and A.S. Mathematics Education - Malcolm X College, expected 2026 Related experience: Tutored kids in mathematics for 8 years. Currently works as a teachers aid for kindergarten, teaching science, wellness and building. Fun Fact: I love singing in choirs and accapella groups. Math topic you would like to learn: I would love to learn physics.


I will be graduating from DePaul University in May 2024 with a degree in Environmental Science (BS) My favorite activity is biking. And a math subject I'm interested in learning is geospatial statistics.

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