Chicago, IL42 After School Instructors near you

Where do you need the after school instructor?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Chicago After School Instructors

Browse these after school lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa R.
Verified review

Wendy was great. She taught my daughter skills to help her tackle the questions on the ACT that she didn't learn in school yet. She helped her improve her individual scores as well as her cumulative score.

  • 7 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Beatrice M.
Verified review

We found Greg last year through our daughter's school, St. Ignatius, and we are using him again this year. We tried several tutors but our daughter really found him to be quite thorough and really easy to work with. He was very focused and prepared for each lesson. Math is not in any way her strong suit and by working with Greg she was able to understand math a lot better and has gained confidence that she can do math. Greg has also worked occasionally with our son who is very strong in math. We are using Greg this year for Math and science. I like his very even tempered manner with the children as well as the fact that he seems very vested in how well they perform in class. I especially like that he lets me know how the children are doing and I never fell like he is in any way wasting time. He is very honest and straight forward. If the children need less than a full hour then that's what he will do. Additionally, he won't do the work for them, he really tries to help the children develop the independence needed to become better students. Greg is a great tutor.

The Best Math Tutor in Lisle
from 20 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

She really worked with my son to see how he learned and customized her approach to the lessons.

Jeff Rosenberg
from 17 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra G.
Verified review

Jeff was working with my son on getting ready for ACT this year. My son is a junior at high school. He is a good student, however, wasn't satisfied with his initial ACT score. We found Jeff through Thumbtack based on customer reviews. I'm glad we did. After several lessons with Jeff, my son's ACT score went 5 points up. Jeff is great about building lessons around subjects and topics that require more attention. The test taking strategies that he teaches are definitely very helpful. Jeff is very punctual and responsible. He was willing to accommodate my son's busy schedule. I highly recommend Jeff to students (and parents) who are looking for help with ACT and SAT.

Ole! Spanish School
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Judy R.
Verified review

1-on-1 lessons with Cristobal were very helpful and I feel that I learned a lot.

from 13 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian B.
Verified review

Thank you so much Ramona! I would not have managed statistic classes without your help. Her private math classes helped me graduate from school and even from university. I can truly recommend working with Ramona. She is the best help I could have ever imagine and her classes are absolutely worth the money. I also recommended her classes to a few friends and they all gave positive feedback. Please let me know if you need more detailed information.

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Dan F.
Verified review

I would recommend Reetika to anyone looking to improve their GMAT score. I had 6 sessions with Reetika and was able to improve my GMAT score by 90 points. She tailored her lessons specifically to fit my skills and I couldn’t be happier with my results. The skills and the test taking strategies she taught me were invaluable!

Katz Motivation
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tarek C.
Verified review

Todd Katz was a fantastic mentor. He guided me through my first year of teaching, helping me develop new and creative ways to assess students and plan lessons. To this day, his lessons and strategies are still some of the most interesting and engaging I've encountered for both students and teachers alike. He taught me these strategies over the course of one year, and always with a positive attitude. This can be seen through his relationship with students, who are always reverant and engrossed in his classroom. I highly recommend him for any needs or concerns you have in the realm of education.

Hntsa Asgedom ACT Tutoring
from 10 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
Verified review

If your looking for a great tutor look no further! We picked Hntsa to help our son increase his ACT score two points to help him qualify for an academic scholarship. Two points isn't a huge jump, but we only had five weeks to prepare and the last two ACT tests resulted in the same score. After reading Hntsa's background information and reviews we decided to give him a call. It was the best decision we ever made. Hntsa is intellectual, methodical, patient, and insightful. He took the time to really understand our son's strengths and weaknesses so that he could use that information to develop a tutoring plan that was specific to our son. The resources that he had available were abundant up to and including a watch to help keep track of time when doing a practice a test or taking it live. Hntsa also understands how the test is put together, how it works, and the best way to attack it. He also know how to speak to teens in a way that is not condescending. Our son increased his composite score by three points and his STEM score by four! Now, our son put in a lot of effort to get that score, but he never would have done it on his own. We already tried. He needed someone like Hntsa. A tutor that was genuinely interested in him not just as a student, but as a person. It's rare to find people who love what they do so much that their enthusiasm rubs off on you! That's what happened with my son and I think the learning lessons that Hntsa gave my son will stay with him beyond the ACT test. We are eternally grateful for everything he did. You will be too.

Andrew Groble
from 7 reviews
    Wynter S.
    Verified review

    I worked with Andrew many times during the 2016-17 school year to prepare for my ACT test. Andrew was a great help and I would certainly recommend him to future students! Not only is Andrew extremely knowledgeable, he is also great at explaining and clarifying even the most complex theories and problems. He always made our tutoring sessions engaging and worthwhile, and was always able to help me out. Andrew is a great tutor and extremely enjoyable to work with!

    World Language Tutor
    from 6 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Sara E.
    Verified review

    I had a great experince taking accent reduction lessons with Cindy. She is very clear when teaching the matrials. I am very happy that I learned new ways to sound words that I used to say them wrong.

    Jessica Allen
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Fazana B.
    Verified review

    Jessica is an incredibly skilled editor. In about 2 hours she was able to make more sense of my son's 3-page autobiography for his medical school application. Throughout the process she communicated frequently before making changes. Because of the quality of her work, I am using her to edit his personal statement and entries also. I highly recommend Jessica to anyone who needs editing services.

    Tutoring Services
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Daniel E.
    Verified review

    We just started, but so far everything has been great!! After each lesson she provides us with good constructive feedback on the kids. The kids also like working with her which makes everything easier.

    April Abraham
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Cindy P.
    Verified review

    April is a fantastic English Tutor! My husband and I adopted 2 children from China, our 14 yr old daughter and her 9 year old brother, who did not speak English. April has been doing an amazing job tutoring them for over 1 month now. Our kids were pretty frightened of almost everything when we brought them home, so we were unsure as to how lessons would go. April made them feel super comfortable and used the immersion technique. After one week, both kids were connecting actions and sounds with meaning and they've learned so much thus far. April has partnered with us to make their transition smooth and the kids love her!

    Lin T.
    Verified review

    Eric has helped me improve my writing skills throughout undergrad as a French minor and throughout my first year of law school! I feel comfortable going over my drafts with him because I know he will respectfully tell me how I can improve while helping me be as clear and concise as possible. Practicing French with him is both fun and informative. Whether it's singing traditional French songs together or having everyday conversations, his zest for languages has helped me keep my French alive!

    Math Masters
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Andrew P.
    Verified review

    David has been irreplaceable in helping me to prepare for a college level placement exam after several years with no mathematic exposure. He is obviously very passionate about what he does and it translates into the high quality of his tutoring. He gave me access to very intuitive resources and through them I’ve been able to re-learn more about math in a few months than in years during school, as well as doing so at my own pace which is extremely important to me. I really appreciate his patience, flexibility, and professionalism throughout the entire time we have worked together. Would definitely hire again if I need Math assistance in the future and would reccomend him if I knew somebody else who was struggling.

    • 14 years in business
    Lucy G.
    Verified review

    After, 18 years I decided to go back to school and complete my degree. I was lost and struggling with my classes. Then I was recommended to Jason, and with his one on one tutoring service I manage to get that GPA to a 4.0. I have even used his services for my son that is a senior I. High school. I recommend him for anyone who is struggling or perhaps needs a little extra help with school work.

    • 23 years in business
    Carol Ann D.
    Verified review

    After my son experienced difficulties in reading at school, I made the wise decision to privately hire Mrs. Cheryl Finn to tutor him. I was very pleased with my son's gains, and I sincerely feel this was a direct result of Mrs. Finn's broad experience and expertise! My son's vocabulary, phonetic decoding, and comprehension has dramatically improved, plus his teacher and I are observing a happier, more confident reader.....thanks to Mrs. Finn!

    Strategic Tutoring
    from 1 review
    • 18 years in business
    Lynn M.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Strategic Tutoring by Mrs. Mack. Financially I am struggling to make ends me but wanted to help my children succeed in school. Since my good friend also had children that needed extra help, Mrs. combined the kids into 2 small groups which gave them the support the needed and kept the hourly fee down. Instead if paying $45 an hour my girlfriend and I spent $28 an hour which was manageable. Mrs. Mack tutored my 9th grade son and my friend's 10th grade daughter together at the Geneva library. She selected reading, writing, and science topics materials that were intetesting to the kids and also pertinent to what they were studying at school. She took the time to talk to the teachers and even was involved in a conference at the school. The kids were very eager to see Mrs. Mack each week so we actually increased the time to 90 minutes a week and I am happy to say after a few sessions the classroom teachers noticed significant improvement in their reading fluency and comprehension even in biology and modern world social studies and this was reflected in their grades and attitude. My younger son in 3rd grade was tutored with my friend's 2nd grade daughter. Mrs. Mack took time journal writing back and forth with both of them secretly working on writing skills which did help to improve their essay and creative writing skills. Her positive attitude and friendly demeanor created a spark in the kids and after about a month they made significant progress in decoding words more automatically, understanding what was being read, increased rate of math computation, and improved writing structure and creativity. The kids actually understand and know how to apply various strategies that Mrs. Mack taught. She spent time with me explaining these strategies and providing me with a "strategy cheat sheet" so that we all ( teachers, parents, tutor) used a common language when guiding or reminding the kids how to solve a problem with reading, writing, or math. Mrs. Mack went beyond what I ever expected in a tutor and her experience with ESL, Special Education, Behavior Disordered, and Gifted students was apparent wben she took initiative to set up some enrichment activites for my 5th grader on her own time!

    • 4 years in business
    Michelle N.
    Verified review

    I worked at a junior high school with Kristy. She worked well with the students, she was professional and kind. She was well liked by both students and staff. She was a joy to work with.

    • 24 years in business

    We offer many different languages and many different instruments and voice lessons to children through adults. These are private one-on-one. You can also create your own small group of 2 or 3 (parent/child, 2 or 3 siblings, etc). We also offer music and movement class in Spanish for 4 months through 4 years -- it is a parent/child interactive class with lots of music. We also offer a Spanish Immersion program for 18 months through kindergarten. We run 8-week sessions, but you can start anywhere in the 8 weeks, and we will prorate. Our prices are for 8-week sessions; 1 discipline for 1/2 hour for 8 weeks is $218.00.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you find a good math tutor?

    Math home tutors are available for any age student, from elementary school to postgraduate studies. Rates will vary based on the tutor’s background, education and experience. To find a good math tutor, first determine your learning goals. Do you need help understanding and completing homework assignments? Are you preparing for the math portion of a standardized test? Next, read reviews from current and former students. Find someone with proven success helping students achieve their goals. If you want help on an ongoing basis, decide what your budget is and identify the tutors who fall within your range. Ask if there are additional fees for travel, as some home math tutors include travel costs in their rates and others charge extra. Ask about session length and the tutor’s teaching style, and whether they also offer online sessions or group sessions. Finally, schedule a single session with each of the math tutors you think are best to see who is the best fit.

    How much do math tutors cost?

    Math is a subject that’s challenging for many students. Fortunately, home math tutors can help students excel in math by working with them in focused one-on-one tutoring sessions. The cost for math tutors varies based on the type of math, the expertise and experience of the tutor, and geographic location. Pricing may range between $40 and $100 per hour, depending on the math subject. As a rule, the more complex the subject matter, the more the math tutor will charge for the lessons. The cost reflects the math tutor’s advanced studies and the work required for them to be able to teach on the subject. Frequency can also affect costs. Students can buy packages of lessons for a lower cost per session than buying individually. Nationally, the average hourly rate for a geometry home tutor is $50-$60. The national average rate for an algebra home tutor is $40-$50 per hour. For generalized math tutors, the national average ranges between $40 and $50 per hour. More intensive standardized test prep studies and math tutoring average $70-$100 per hour.

    How much does home tutoring cost?

    Investing in home tutoring is an investment in your child’s future. Home tutors work one on one with your child to address their challenge areas and provide room for intellectual growth that may not happen in a busy classroom. The cost of home tutors depends on multiple factors including where you live, the tutor’s background and education, the subject matter, and how often the tutor comes. Test prep home tutoring is typically more expensive than single-subject tutoring. Here are some examples of average tutoring costs:

    • National average cost for an algebra home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for a French home tutor: $30-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for a geometry home tutor: $50-$60 per hour.
    • National average cost for a math home tutor: $40-$50 per hour.
    • National average cost for reading and writing home tutor: $40-$60 per hour.
    • National average cost for an SAT home tutor: $70 per hour.
    • National average cost for an ACT home tutor: $70-$100 per hour.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.