OUR TEAM

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.

Lauren Lynch, Tutoring Coordinator

Email Address: lauren@testprepchicago.com

I graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2015 summa cum laude with a double major in English and Theater Arts. In 2018, I attained an MFA in Arts Administration from Texas Tech University where I also graduated summa cum laude. While attending Texas Tech, I taught the Theater Appreciation course to undergraduates and also served as an after-school mentor for elementary aged students. In my last semester at Texas Tech, I moved to Chicago where I interned at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Before my internship ended, I began working full-time as the VIP Concierge and Stewardship Coordinator where I managed events and served as a primary contact for all upper-level donors.

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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.