Pete has extensive experience working as both a high school teacher and an ACT tutor. He attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was honored with the Bronze Tablet Award and a bachelor's degree in teaching. As a teacher, Pete's approach is relaxed and laid back with a healthy emphasis on humor and developing student confidence through practice and a patient problem solving style. His heroes include Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo Da Vinci, and John Lennon, to name just a few.
He has had proven with success from students who struggle with standardized tests to the academically gifted. Every student he has worked with has been able to lift his or her score. Most ACT students improve 2-4 points.
When not teaching, Pete is a music fiend who is always looking to add new records (yes, vinyl albums!) and discs to his collection. A Beatlemaniac at heart, he's working as an author on a book of his own about the band. In addition, he enjoys playing guitar and going out to see live music in Chicago. He is also an avid sports fan, especially of baseball and hockey.