EricUniversity of Illinois
    Degree

    Bachelor of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Years Experience

    9 years tutoring the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, and math up to algebra II; 2 years teaching 7th grade language arts and social studies.

    About Eric

    Eric began his career as an educator 10 years ago, serving as a public school teacher on the south side of Chicago while simultaneously working as a private test-prep tutor in the city’s elite north shore suburbs. Eric can relate to students and families from a broad range of backgrounds through a combination of humor, kindness, and mutual respect. Earning perfect scores on the SAT and ACT Math sections in high school, Eric has a knack for strengthening fundamentals in a supportive setting where students regard mistakes not as setbacks but rather opportunities to grow. As a professional writer, Eric is also a masterful Verbal instructor, demystifying the perceived objectiveness of the exam by presenting intuitive strategies and encouraging students to trust their instincts. Throughout each program, Eric plays many roles including teacher, coach, and cheerleader, helping students maintain zen-like focus on the process, rather than the outcome, and relieving any test-related anxieties. By approaching the material with a sense of excitement and athletic rigor, students are autonomously motivated to break personal records and realize their fullest potential. In his free time Eric enjoys stand-up comedy, vintage arcade machines, and performing at The Magic Castle.

    Noteworthy Accomplishments

    • Eric achieved perfect Math scores on the SAT and ACT in high school.
    • He recently helped a student gain admission to his top college pick along with a $64,000 scholarship.

    Fun Facts

    • His favorite food is deep dish pizza.
    • He never misses the show Rick and Morty.