At Get Ahead, our main focus is our students’ success. Our team strives to work to maximize our students’ potentials and deliver results. Not only are our instructors knowledgeable in math and coding but they are passionate about it too! We aim to simplify Math and breakdown Code so it’s easy to understand. The environment of our learning center is fun and interactive. When possible, we try and move away from paper and pencil and use visual hands on tools so students can expand their minds and apply their knowledge in more ways than one.
Rebecca Dziubla, Center Director
Michael Kotz graduated from Maine East High School and is currently enrolled in his second year at College of DuPage. He is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics Education from Northern Illinois University to become a high school mathematics teacher one day. He has experience tutoring elementary level children and works great will them. He has a passion for math, and loves teaching math to anyone and will try his best to help everyone understand each and every concept. Something not many people know about him is that he loves making sculptures and his favorite medium to work with is clay.
Jillian is currently a first-year student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, pursuing a Teaching of Mathematics degree. She has experience taking upper-level math classes both in university and in high school. She graduated as an AP and honors student from Lake Park High School, and participated in the school’s math team for four years. When she isn’t doing math, Jillian’s other interests include drawing, playing instruments, and befriending dogs (pictured). Jillian aims to help students not only know how to complete math problems, but also understand why they work, hopefully instilling an enthusiasm for problem solving and confidence in approaching challenges.
Jaden is currently a senior at Glenbard North High School and is going to begin a major in biology next year at Boston University. He is experienced in high level math courses and has a grasp of how to communicate ideas in a comprehensive way to younger people. Jaden’s other interests include medical research, videography, and athletics.
Ed is currently a junior at Lake Park High School, and wishes to pursue a degree in computer science when he graduates. He has been enrolled in all honors and AP courses since starting high school and currently takes Honors Pre-Calculus. When Ed isn't working at Get Ahead, he likes to play the trumpet and make short films with his friends. At Get Ahead, Ed wants to challenge his students and help them foster a love for math.
Allison is a junior at Lake Park High School and is currently on math team. She has been taking multiple honors math courses and will be in AP next year. Her interests outside of math include music, volleyball, and computer science. She hopes to teach students not only how to solve math problems but also how to think independently.
Maryum is currently a senior at Lake Park High School and hopes to major in biomedical engineering. She takes honors and AP courses. When she's not busy with school or work, you'll often find her snuggled up with a good book. She also volunteers at Alexian Brother's. She enjoys math and wants to share that same passion with others.
Diego is a senior at Glenbard East High School. Next year, he plans to study political science in college. He enjoys helping kids in academics and sports. In the summer, he coaches a tennis camp for elementary and middle schoolers. He enjoys sports, politics, and music.
Emily is currently a senior at Larkin High School and enjoys having math as a big part of her life. She has taken many honors and AP courses in her high school career and is currently learning statistics. When she's not helping students at Get Ahead, you can find her talking up a storm on speech team or helping solve problems on math team. At Get Ahead, she hopes she can share her playful love of math to help students not only understand, but engage with the topics they are learning.