Effective:

- patiently explain any math topic in a way that the student can understand
- build or maintain a solid foundation as well as increase confidence
- facilitate homework, saving time and reducing math frustration

Emails:

"I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with econ. I ended up getting an A in the class! There were some more specific questions that I struggled with; but the broader stuff and graphs came very easy. Thanks again!"

--Senior, AP economics (1-13-22)

"He earned his first A on the quiz after studying with you. Thank you so much!"

--8th grade algebra (2-10-22)

"Woo hoo! 92 on the last test"

-- Freshman, Level 3 Geometry, New Trier High School (3-4-22)

"Thank you. She got an A on that test last week!!"

--8th grade, pre-algebra, Highland Park, IL (3-8-22)

"Wow, My son was really happy working with you! Thanks!"

-- Algebra 2/Trig, Winnetka, IL (3-23-22)

"I got 49/50 on my last test! I'm so happy and proud of myself!"

-- Algebra 2/Trig, Glencoe, IL (4-6-22)

"Thank you for helping (our daughter)! She says you are a great tutor :-) "

-- Parent of Freshman geometry student, (4-10-22)

"Many thanks for meeting with (our daughter). She was really pleased with the session and told us how helpful you were, in terms of explaining concepts in a simple, easy to understand way. How terrific it is to see her regain confidence! Thanks also for spending extra time with her. We totally appreciate that."

-- Parent of sophomore, algebra 2 student (4-16-22)

"Want you to know (our daughter) got an A on her math test after working with you. And, she sees the benefit of working with a tutor. Can you meet with her weekly?"

-- Parent of sophomore, Discrete math/Pre-Calculus Level 4, New Trier (4-28-22)

"(My son) found your last 2 sessions super helpful and did really well on his test yesterday. He got a B for the first time this semester. Thank you!!"

-- Parent of Junior, Algebra 2 (4-29-22)

"Thank you, Lance. I can't tell you how helpful you've been to (our son) this school year. We appreciate your commitment and willingness to go around (our son's) schedule, meeting at odd hours and taking his phone calls."

-- Parent of sophomore, Pre-Calculus, Kennilworth, IL (5-1-22)

"I received my induction test and got 36/34! (There is always extra credit.) Thank you so much for your help and time!"

-- Level 4 Discrete math/Precalculus (5-11-22)

"Thanks for all your help in math! (Our daughter) ended up with an A- in math! She was thrilled! You helped so much."

-- Junior, Algebra 2/Trig (6-6-22)

"This year on my final, I got 93.5 and finished with 95.8 in the class. I would like to thank you for helping me this year."

-- Freshman, Algebra (6-7-22)

"We wanted to thank you for all of your help this year. (Our son) finished this semester with an A. You really helped him build his confidence in math!"

-- Freshman, Algebra (6-9-22)

"We can't begin to thank you for ALL of your help over the past 7 years with (our sons). You have become an integral part of our family, and I can't tell you how much we appreciate all that you've done."

-- Parent of 2 graduates, New Trier High School, Wilmette.

Emails:

"The boys really enjoyed their session with you. Look forward to seeing you next week. Thanks!"

-- 6th grade, Wilmette, IL (9-20-20)

"Thank you for Monday! (My daughter) said you were incredibly helpful."

-- AB Calculus, New Trier (10-14-20)

"(My Daughter) said the session was very helpful! Thank you."

-- College Statistics (11-21-20) ONLINE

"Thank you so much for the in depth answers. I understand what you showed me! Thanks so much for the quick response! I really appreciate it!"

-- 8th grade, Algebra, Winnetka, IL (12-9-20) ONLINE

"We can't tell you how much we appreciate all your hard work with (our son)! Have a wonderful holiday!"

-- Algebra 2/Trigonometry, New Trier High School (12-18-20)

"Thank you for your help and math resources. I felt much more confident today."

-- Precalculus, New Jersey (1-21-21) ONLINE

"(My son) reported that class went better today -- he felt much more prepared having reviewed with you. It was easier for him to understand. A big win!"

-- BC Calculus, New Trier (4-5-21) ONLINE

"(Our daughter is) More confident with stronger skills because of you. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. Save a spot for us from here on."

-- 4th grader, Glencoe, IL (6-8-21)

"The extra practice quiz (you sent) was extremely helpful. (My daughter) completed it and got 100!"

-- 7th grader, Glencoe, IL (9-7-21)

"(My son) enjoyed your lesson last night. More important, he said you really made it simple to understand, and he is feeling much better about the maths."

-- Junior, New Trier High School, Algebra 2/Trigonometry (9-24-21)

"Amazing! So productive and fun for the girls. Thank you!

-- 5th grade parent, Winnetka, IL (10-13-21)

"Thanks so much, Lance! This was super-helpful; I appreciate the packets as well. :-) I definitely understand domain A LOT better now and f(g(x)) and vice versa. Thank you!"

-- Sophomore, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Wilmette, IL (10-23-21)

Emails:

"I just wanted to tell you that (my son) really enjoyed his session with you this week."

-- Sophomore, New Trier, Geometry (8-29-19)

"Hi! The calculus test went well!"

-- Senior, Deerfield HIgh, Calculus (9-28-19)

"Also, (my daughter) got a 100% on her last quiz and last test."

-- Sophomore, New Trier, Analytic Geometry (10-5-19)

"(My daughter) was super excited because she got a 90 on a pop quiz on Friday. Her confidence in math is definitely improving.... Thank you for that!"

-- 8th grade, Glencoe, Algebra (10-8-19)

"Thank you. (My daughter) said you were super helpful."

-- 6th grade, Wilmette, Pre-Algebra (11-7-19)

"Hi Lance. Wanted you know (my daughter) felt really good after her test!! She's very thankful for your instruction.!! Thank you again!!"

-- Freshman, Loyola Academy, Honors Geometry (11-12-19)

"Happy Holidays! Thank you for all the help with math this past year."

-- Senior, New Trier High School, Algebra 2/Trigonometry (12-27-19)

"(My daughter) is very pleased with her final grade and so happy to have this behind her! She couldn't have done it without you! We appreciate all of your help! I will reach out if (my daughter) finds herself needing help with her next math class."

-- Sophomore, Deerfield, Honors Geometry (1-9-20)

"85 on that last test. Up from failing grades. Fantastic man! thank you."

-- Senior, HIghland Park, Calculus (2-27-20)

"Thanks again, Lance. For a kid that hates math, she bounced off the computer happy as a clam."

-- Freshman, Libertyville High School, Algebra (4-20-20) ONLINE

"Thank you so much for everything you did for (our son and daughter). You were such a huge help to them. They loved working with you.. If you ever need a recommendation letter or anything, we would be happy to help."

-- Deerfield, (5-17-20)

"Field of Dreams", Dyersville, Iowa

Emails:

"Thanks. (My daughter) was happy with your ability to explain. Look forward to Sunday!"

-- Parent of Junior, New Trier High School, Algebra 2/Trig (10-22-18)

"I got a 97 on my math quiz!!"

-- Junior, Highland Park High School, Pre-Calculus (11-20-18)

"Hi, math is going good. I got a 92% on the test, so you really helped. Thank you so much!"

-- Sophomore, Highland Park High School, Geometry (11-22-18)

"I just wanted to thank you. (My son) did well on his final. As soon as he starts up after break, I will contact you immediately! thank you again!"

-- Parent of sophomore, Stevenson High School, Geometry Honors (12-21-18)

"My daughter just took another practice math. 34. Wow!"

-- Parent of junior, Highland Park, ACT math prep (1-3-19)

"Just an FYI. (My son) earned a 104% on his logarithms test. Overall grade moved from A- to A. Thank U!!!"

-- Parent of freshman, Glencoe, advanced algebra 2/trig (1-22-19)

"(My daughter) got a B in math this semester and is very relieved! I believe she got an 86 on the final. Can we start up meeting every week? Thank you!"

-- Parent of freshman, Highland Park, algebra (2-14-19)

"Hi Lance! (My daughter) was placed in honors geometry based on the placement test that she took last week. :-) Thank you again for all your help!"

-- Parent of 8th grader, Glenview, high school placement test (4-12-19)

"Hi, thought you might be interested to know that (my son's) math MAP score was 241. (Last test was 225, so quite a jump). The score was up there with the other kids in his advanced class. Thank you for your help!"

-- Parent of 4th grader, Skokie (5-15-19)

"Lance, (my daughter) took a full ACT practice test on Saturday. She improved her math score (from 26) to a 31. Thank you for your help."

-- Parent of Junior, Wilmette, ACT prep (5-14-19)

"I wanted to let you know that you did something right, because (my daughter) got 100% on her math final! She was very excited, and also because she was the only one who got 100%. She studied like crazy."

-- Parent of freshman, Glencoe, Algebra 2/Trig Honors (6-14-19)

"Thank you for everything you did to help (my daughter). We really appreciate it and she learned a ton from you. Have a great summer!"

-- Parent of sophomore, Highland Park, Geometry and Alg 2/Trig (6-15-19)

Emails:

"Thank you! (My daughter) looked at what you did and she understands how you got the answer."

-- Advanced Algebra, New Trier High School (9-9-17)

"(My daughter) did a practice ACT on Saturday and went up 5 points on math!!!"

-- Parent of junior, Deerfield High School (9-6-17)

"... I am happy to report that (my daughter) got a 94 on her last test."

-- Parent of 8th grader, advanced geometry (10-6-17)

".... (My daughter) got an A in math for the first time ever!!! So, thank you for everything you have done for her!"

-- 8th grade, pre-algebra, Glencoe (1-20-18)

"... (My son) got his grade up to an A- in the 3 week grading period. So very happy!"

-- Parent of senior, pre-calculus (5-11-18)

"... (My daughter) ended up with an A- for the semester!!! She got a B+ on the final. Thank you for helping her achieve that A.

Have a great trip this summer, and see you again soon!"

-- Parent of freshman, geometry, HIghland Park (6-7-18)

29029 Challenge - Stratton, Vermont (2017)

Emails:

"(My daughter) said you did an awesome job with negative numbers and absolute value. She got 100%, and even got extra credit for finding a mistake on the test!"

-- Parent of 7th grader, Highland Park, IL (9-20-16)

"Hey, (my daughter) got 46-46 on her math test!! Woohoo! Thanx so much for your help!"

-- Parent of senior, Calculus, Highland Park High School (9-22-16)

"(My daughter's) last test (after working with you) was the best by far. 90%. Thanks for your help!"

-- Pre-Calculus, New Trier High School (11-21-16)

"Just wanted to touch base and thank you again for making yourself available on short notice when we needed help. You really helped (our son) with his confidence in math."

-- Parent of 7th grader, Deerfield, IL (5-21-17)

"Hi Lance. (My son) got a 97 on the final. So, A for the semester. Thank you so much for helping. He said going over the material really helped him."

-- Junior, Pre-Calculus Honors, Northbrook, IL (6-1-17)

"I thought you'd be proud of (my daughter). Attached is her final exam grade and comment from the teacher -- "93% Great work!" Thanks for all your help! We will definitely be in touch in August to talk about gometry next year. Have a great summer!"

-- Parent of 9th grader, Algebra, New Trier High School (6-3-17)

Emails:

"... I just wanted to let you know I got my ACT scores back a few days ago, and I did very well. My composite score was a 34, and my math sub-score increased to 33! Thank you so much for helping me prepare, I really appreciate it..."

-- Junior, Evanston High School (4-13-15)

"It was so nice meeting you. [My daughter] really enjoyed working with you. Thank you for your tips and online suggestions as well."

-- Parent of 8th grader, Pre-Algebra, Glencoe (11-6-14)

"[My daughter] got 51/51 on her test Friday. Class median - 45. Thanks!"

-- Parent of 8th grader, Algebra, Deerfield (10-6-14)

"Hi Lance! I got 92/100 on my math final! Thanks for all the help!"

-- Sophomore, Geometry, Highland Park High School (1-26-15)

"We are so pleased that you and [my daughter] work so well together, and as a parent, I really appreciate the kind words about her."

-- Parent of 11th grader, Pre-Calculus, Wilmette, New Trier High School (12-14-14)

"I just want to thank you again for all your hard work and extra materials you sent over the past couple of months. It really helped [my daughter]

with understanding the material and confidence in a class like this. I will continue to hand out your name whenever I can."

-- Parent of 11th grader, AP Calculus (AB), North Shore Country Day School (5-9-14)

"Just heard from [my son's] teacher. He got 80/83 on his (final) exam! Thanks Lance!"

-- Parent of 11th grader, Pre-Calculus, Evanston (6-5-14)

"Hi Lance. Just emailing you to say that I got a 5 on my AP calc test!! I'm so excited about it. Thanks for all your help this past year!"

-- 11th grader, AP Calculus, Highland Park (7-10-14)

Emails:

"Hi Lance! I got 91/100 on my math final! Thank you so much for your help this year! [My brother] got 85% (on his Algebra 2/Trig) final and he's really happy. Have a good summer!"

-- 9th grader, Geometry, Highland Park High School (6-5-14)

"I just saw my grade on the final exam. I ended up getting an A (93%). I want to that you for all your help so far. I really appreciate it."

-- 9th grader, Honors Geometry, Deerfield High School (1-24-14)

"Thanks for all your help. [My daughter] was able to get the A- for the semester! We will keep in touch!"

-- Parent of 10th grader, Pre-Calculus, New Trier High School, Wilmette (2-2-14)

"Happy New Year. [My son] got an A- in the (Honors Geometry) class, which was good news, thanks to your help."

-- Parent, Ignatius Prep (1-16-14)

"Hey Lance, just wanted to catch you up and let you know I got into the University of Pennsylvania today.... I wanted to thank you for all the work you helped me with (during the past 3 years)...."

-- Senior, Highland Park High School (12-13-13)

"BTW [my daughter] has an A in this grading period... I attribute much of this success to your patient and diligent work..."

-- Algebra 2 Honors, Evanston High School (12-6-13)

"I got a B+ on my math final!!! 89/100.... Thank you, Lance!"

9th grader, Geomtry, Highland Park High School (1-23-14)

"I took the chapter 4 test today. The test was quite challenging, however I received a 45/48 (94%). I wanted to thank you for helping me prepare, your time and effort to send me practice problems, as well as helping me over the phone, was greatly appreciated."

-- 9th grader, Honors Geometry, Deerfield High School (11-26-13)

"Just wanted to let you know, [My Daughter] got a 98 on her (algebra 2) test. Thank you for your hard work."

-- Parent, New Trier High School (11-26-13)

"Thanks again, Lance! I really appreciate it. I used the Special Quadrilaterals Packet and I'm glad to say it really helped."

-- 9th grader, Geometry, Highland Park High School (1-13-13)

Emails:

"....received an A in math. Enjoy the summer!"

-- 10th grader in Honors Pre-Calculus, Highland Park (7-18-12)

"Thanks so much for the great tutoring session, and the information and links....

[My son and daughter] really loved working with you.... they said you are a great teacher and really SMART!"

-- parent of 8th and 10th graders (8-26-12)

"FYI, [my daugher] passed her placement entry exam at KU, so thanks for your help in getting her ready."

-- parent of incoming college freshman (8-30-12)

"You have been very helpful. [My son] got an A on his test!"

-- Parent of 8th grader, Deerfield, IL (10-21-12)

"Just heard from [my daughter's] math teacher. She said [my daughter] did better than most on the final. She said the extra work with you really showed. Yay!!"

-- Parent of 10th grader, Chicago Jewish High School (1-15-13)

"Thanks so much. [My daughter] was hesitant to have you come at first (she's self-conscious)... she found it helpful and clearly recognizes the benefits."

-- Parent of 7th grader in Highland Park, IL (10-17-12)

"'A' for the 3rd quarter! Thanks, C."

-- 10th grader, Algebra 2/Trig, Highland Park High School (4-1-13)

"94.5 on the math final. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!! Have a great summer, and we'll see you in the fall."

-- Parent of Pre-Calculus student, Highland Park, IL (6-5-13)

More excerpts from emails:

"Hi Lance. Just an update on the AP tests: [my daughter] got a 5!!! Whooo Hoo! THANK YOU!"

-- Parent of senior, AP Calculus, New Trier High School (7-5-12)

"First off, you rock! [My daughter] did great on her test last week and pulled her D grade up to a B-... Yeah!"

-- Parent of senior, Calculus, Highland Park High School (5-22-12)

"[My son] got a 90 and was so happy!! Thank you for all your help, notes, and links!"

-- Parent of junior, Algebra II/Trig Honors, Highland Park (5-18-12)

"[My son] earned an A- on his test. I believe your sessions with him are definitely helping!"

-- Parent of freshman, Advanced Algebra, Deerfield High School (1-24-12)

"Thanks so much. I got a 102.5 out of 105 on my test!!"

-- Freshman, Algebra, Highland Park High School (4-20-12)

Excerpts from Emails:

".... got a 33 composite score (on ACT math)..."

-- 11th grader in Highland Park, IL (5-15-10)

"... We want to thank you for all your help... [My son] really benefited from your help."

-- Parent of 8th grader in Deerfield (6-6-10)

"That was so nice of you to check up on them... [older daughter] ended up with a B... And, [younger daughter] ended up with an A in her class... Your help was great!!"

-- Parent of siblings at Highland Park High School (1-15-08)

"Hi, I wanted to share with you that [my son] got his first 'A' of the year on a math test. Thanks for helping him!"

-- Parent of 10th grader at New Trier High School (11-17-10)

"Thank you so much! [My daughter] received word that she was finally moved up to advanced math!!"

-- Parent of 7th grader, Wilmette, IL (1-20-11)

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