Great Expectations Academic Tutoring

Great Expectations Academic Tutoring

5.0(4 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I am an expert in standardized test preparation, with 14+ years of experience helping students excel on exams such as the ACT and SAT.

I have developed an effective curriculum comprised of the most effective tips, strategies, and content review for each subject tested on the ACT and SAT.

Most students that I work with score at the highest level of all test-takers, averaging 200 points of improvement on the SAT and 6 points of improvement on the ACT.

Every student is different: I focus on individualizing tutoring strategies to fit each student’s unique skills and abilities.

I believe that test success is within the reach of every student: I focus on helping students reduce test-anxiety by utilizing positive, motivational reinforcement principles and effective skill-building curriculum.

I am passionate about helping each student achieve his or her maximum potential!


Hired 1 time
5 employees
12 years in business
Serves Chicago , IL
Offers online services

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    Erica W.

    Before selecting Great Expectations tutoring I shopped around looking at many well know tutoring companies. Many of the well known companies tried to oversell hours. I wanted an SAT math tutor to help improve my daughters score. She previously scored 590 and decided to retake the exam, one month before the next test date. Many companies tried to sell me upto 40 hours for math only test prep. Ben met with my daughter and assured me that the study plan he recommended would be sufficient for our overall goals. With one month of tutoring, my daughters score increased from 590 to 690. Additionally, my daughter is only a freshman in high school. Well definitely use Ben again as she prepares to take the exam for college admission.
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    March 25, 2019


    Renee C.

    I was referred through another family whose son got into UCLA after working with Ben. Ben helped my son improve 7 points on the ACT to a 33 score. Now my son is eligible for a lot of scholarships and has even gotten a full-ride offer from a few schools. Im so grateful to Ben for being able to help my son - he is an awesome tutor!
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    June 27, 2018


    Donna M.

    Ben has worked with all 3 of my children throughout high school. Each one of my kids is different, and Ben found a way to get through and effectively help each one. Whether it was preparing for the ACT, SAT, Algebra, Geometry, or Calculus - all of my kids got into the college they wanted and scored well on the tests, thanks to Ben.
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    June 27, 2018


    Adam C.

    Ben helped me improve 250 points on the SAT! I scored a 1400! I really struggled with Math, especially, and Ben covered everything that I needed to know in a way that made things understandable and fun! Ben knows a lot, is super-chill, and he motivated me to perform at my very best on the exam.
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    June 20, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    First, it is helpful to assess a students areas of strength and growth through a diagnostic assessment. I provide a detailed report to prospective students to help determine the best approach to tutoring that is specific to a student’s needs.
    14+ years of experience tutoring students at all levels in mathematics and providing test preparation for the ACT, SAT, GRE, GED, ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, GMAT, and TOEFL exams.
    After several years tutoring and directing test preparation programming for companies such as Kaplan and The Princeton Review, I formed my own company, Great Expectations Academic Tutoring.
    Students at every grade level.
    It is important to find someone who can tailor instruction to your specific needs and can develop a tutoring approach that caters to your strengths and encourages your growth potential.

    Services offered

    Test Prep Tutoring