Charlie Howard, owner and manager

Email Address: charlie@testprepchicago.com

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and went to high school at John Burroughs School. I then attended Washington University in St. Louis where I graduated with honors in 2008. I double-majored in Political Science and Psychology with a focus in Game Theory.  After moving to Chicago in the summer of 2008, I began tutoring students for Chicago's different high school entrance exams. I launched Test Prep Chicago in the fall of 2012.


Laura Hones, Tutoring Coordinator

Email Address: laura@testprepchicago.com

I have been working in education in Chicago for over four years and earned my master's degree from Teachers College of Columbia University in New York. My experience includes work in test prep, in-school tutoring, and global education. I'm a City Year alum and former anthropology major. Originally from southern Missouri, I moved to Chicago after graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2013.

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Our Instructors

Test Prep Chicago has a team of highly skilled instructors from a variety of backgrounds. All of our instructors have graduated from top universities including such schools as Northwestern, University of Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown and Duke. Many of our instructors are currently pursuing or have already received graduate degrees. All of our instructors have proven to be gifted and dedicated teachers.