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  • Part-Time Tutor / Academic Coach

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    GradePower Learning is a global leader in Supplemental Education. We are new to Louisville, and at GradePower Learning we take pride in being a little different. In so many ways, this is like no place you’ve ever worked. Seriously, we love what we do, and we love having fun while doing it! We strive to hire excellent people, and we expect excellence. Great people make a great team and will keep our company strong. We are passionate about our mission; to help children achieve their highest potential!

    Our approach is fundamentally different and goes way beyond tutoring. Our teaching methods emphasize cognitive learning as a major component of the learning process. We combine cognitive learning and interactive coaching to develop active thinkers, healthy self-esteem, and a lasting love of learning. Our unique programs teach children to learn how to learn, breaking the cycle of hiring tutors year after year.

    We know why you became a teacher, and we offer an opportunity to reach every single child that walks through our doors. At GradePower Learning, you will enjoy just teaching. No lesson plans, no preparation. You will be trained on our proprietary curriculum and given the tools to be a successful coach in a small group setting. You will provide personalized instruction in reading, writing, math, study skills, and SAT/ACT prep to students of all levels using cognitive-based methods.

    We are looking for flexible part-time teachers with a passion for coaching kids between ages 3 and 18. We are looking for candidates with great skills in relating to kids of all ages and personalities. A positive attitude is a necessity, as is the desire to praise and celebrate both the achievements and difficulties along the learning path of each child.

    If you know you can make a difference, we want you on our team!

    We need team members with these qualities:

    • Ability to maintain a positive, enthusiastic, can-do attitude!
    • Warm, energetic, organized and self-motivated.
    • Patient and understanding; recognizing that all students are unique.
    • Ability to build intrinsic motivation in our students and make it matter!
    • Desire and personality to establish a fun learning environment.
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
    • Skilled in problem-solving.
    • Willingness to learn and implement the GradePower Learning methods and take pride in their work.
    • Values and consistently exhibits honesty and integrity in all situations.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Candidates Needed:

    • Elementary and middle school level teachers with the ability to coach students in reading, writing, grammar, math, and science.
    • ACT/SAT coaches with great skills in relating to high school students and their unique personalities. High school math and science proficiency required. (Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and chemistry.) For ACT/SAT coaches, former teaching experience is not required. Only energetic applicants who scored in the 90th percentile on the SAT or ACT need apply. Training and curriculum are provided. Current college students are welcome to apply.
    • Pre-school teachers with prior experience in pre-school or kindergarten to teach our “Little Readers” pre-school program with an emphasis on phonics, math, and fine motor skills. 2 1/2 hour morning interactive pre-school program for ages 3-6 years. (Education degree preferred.)

    The perfect candidates will have at least one of the following:

    • Bachelor’s Degree (in Education preferred)
    • Experience in teaching or education
    • Early childhood education
    • Teaching certification
    • Field expertise and excitement about teaching
    • Familiarity and/or expertise with Common Core Standards a plus!

    Please send a resume, cover letter to [email protected]. Must pass criminal background check.

What's New at Naperville

In-class Learning - GradePower Learning

In-Person Tutoring at GradePower Learning Naperville

Discover School Success This Year with GradePower Learning!

Using the science of cognitive learning, GradePower Learning creates customized learning programs that help students meet their learning goals this year with in-person or online programs.

From Pre-K to College Readiness, we focus on understanding your child and providing the help and support he or she needs to be successful.

We offer our students:

  • A comfortable environment for asking questions and learning. We pride ourselves on providing a space where students can learn at their own speed.
  • A selection of different subject areas — from math to English, we cover it all.
  • Study and organizational skills that keep students efficient inside and outside the classroom.
  • Support and help from our esteemed instructors and educators.

A Safe Learning Environment

All our locations follow the strictest health and safety procedures including strict daily cleaning and sanitation procedures, limiting capacity, and social distancing to ensure your child’s learning environment is as safe as possible for instruction.

Get started with in-person or online tutoring today!

What Parents & Students Are Saying

GradePower Learning Naperville student Ryan Robbins earns perfect PSAT, ACT, and SAT scores! Congratulations to Ryan on this amazing achievement! Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune!

GradePower Learning Naperville Student Earns Perfect PSAT, ACT, and SAT Scores.

It is great to have my daughter coming home excited, happy, and confident in herself and her abilities. It's obviously helping with math and reading, and her confidence has carried over to her history class. She is thrilled that she has 100% in all assignments and quizzes so far!


Dear Alex and Richard, Thank you for your support in helping prepare Derek for the SAT and ACT exams. The lessons he learned from GradePower Learning boosted his scores tremendously. The weekly classes, coupled with the integrated practice tests, simulated the anticipated pace of the official exams. I personally believe that “practice makes perfect,” and Derek mentioned many times how the repetition of questions directly affected his scores (he’s now in the 99th percentile!). Thank you again for providing such a positive impact.

Laura C

I have learned so much at GradePower Learning Center. I came to GradePower Learning when I was 15 years old and I took the ACT for the first time during my sophomore year. The first day I came, Alex told me it is possible and extremely difficult, but if you try hard you can succeed. I came in with a 21 on my ACT. I left with a 31. Now I'll be starting a guaranteed admittance dental program next fall. If it wasn’t for the constant help and attention I received from Alex and the others, I would not be able to achieve this huge feat. The difference between GradePower Learning and any other prep center is that they prioritize your goals as the most important thing and will work on anything to help you achieve those goals. Coming to GradePower Learning has provided me with opportunities for the future that I could have never anticipated!

Alisha A.

Given the numerous options for tutoring and college test prep, we found the staff at GradePower Learning in Naperville to be thoughtful, experienced, and targeted in their approach. They established a relationship with our son from the first day. With the help of Alex and the team, our son’s test scores bolstered his applications such that he received acceptances from his top 3 universities!

Mike C.

Andrew had a very good test day for his second SAT. His R/W score improved to 780 (from 690 last November) and he scored an 800 in math with no questions missed. Thank you for all your work with him!


Hey Alex, I just got my ACT scores and wanted to let you know that I got a 33! I was very shocked and grateful when I saw the score. My scores were 35, 31,35, and 31 on English, math, reading, and science, respectively. I wanted to thank you guys so much for helping improve my score from a 27 to a 33. I never would have done so well without the lessons, the packet, and the motivation to practice on my own. I owe you guys a lot, so thank you again. Sincerely, Reva K.

Reva K.

Alex- I was just accepted into Northwestern University. You were a huge part of that. I was able to move my ACT from a 24 to a 34 with you moving it from a 27 to a 34. I am super grateful for the work you guys do at GradePower Learning.

David S

Alex and his tutoring staff take the stress out of the test! My daughter was looking for help in improving her ACT score. She has received individual subject/section help, testing tips, timing advice, copies of practice exams and peace of mind. They provided concrete ways to approach each question and gave her individualized feedback on her performance so she could improve! If you’re willing to do the work and take the advice of the tutors, they can help you! I cannot say enough great things about how easy they have made this process. They are flexible, smart, and they care about your test and your experience. If you want to do your best in any class or on any test, this is the place to go! I’m signing my next child up today!

Joyce B.

Alex with GradePower Learning helped my son to increase his ACT score by 3 points. Alex guided, coached, and communicated with my son during his preparation for this important exam. My son understood he needed to take responsibility and work hard to achieve the results he wanted. Combined efforts of Alex's expertise in the field and my son's work produced a wonderful result. My son got 35 on his ACT. I appreciate Alex with GradePower Learning who helped my son to achieve success.


Very happy with the results from GradePower Learning in Naperville. My son's ACT score raised from a 30 before any sessions to a 34 after his tutoring from Alex. Flexible scheduling and easy communication. Would recommend them to friends and family for sure!


My daughter took PSAT/SAT prep classes at GradePower Learning and improved her scores by over 100 points. She set her goal for the SAT at 1500 and with the help of GradePower learning, she was able to exceed that score and now has a chance at making National Merit Scholar. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend their services.


Our Team Members

Alex Durbin, MA

Alex Durbin, MA

Center Director & Teacher - SAT/ACT

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Nick Whitfield, JD

Ed. Coordinator & Teacher, JD Northwestern - English, History, SAT/ACT

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Brittany Hamling

Teacher & Ed. Coordinator, BS Psychology UIC - English, ACT/SAT, Study Skills

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Dan Parker

Teacher, BS Computer Science U of Chicago - Physics, Math, Chemistry, ACT/SAT

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Location Specific Programs


Specialized programming with gradepower learning in naperville

We are lucky to be located in one of the top-ranked school districts in the nation. Along with that honor comes a lot of pressure to perform at elite levels for students across the skill and grade spectrum. 

Children in Naperville and surrounding schools are expected to maintain a very high standard, and GradePower Learning is here to help.


CogAT, HSPT, ISEE, MAPS, and Iowa testing

Whether your child is hoping to get into Accel Math, PA, PI, PI+, or already taking honors and AP classes, GradePower Learning's unique SQ-RCRC study method and active teaching principles are the best ways to help students not only get into these programs but to help them remain successful while they are there.



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Enrollment Process

Are you ready to invest in your child's future success? Are you ready to take your child from struggling to thriving and provide them with the challenge he or she needs to soar?

Then you are ready for GradePower Learning.

Our unique learning program will equip your child with the confidence and self-esteem to learn and succeed at anything–from college to a successful career. It's more than learning for school–it's learning that lasts a lifetime.

The GradePower Learning Process involves four important steps—The Dynamic Assessment, Program Recommendation, Active Learning Sessions and Regular Program Reviews—to put your child on the path to success.




This may be the most enjoyable test your child has ever taken! In this low-pressure session, one of our dedicated staff members will administer the Dynamic Assessment™ to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses in regard to their cognitive and academic strengths. Our assessments usually take about two hours and assess whether your child is at, below, or above grade level—and what type of learner they may be! The results paint a holistic picture of your child's academic and cognitive skills and aptitude. 

It's more than simply a placement test, it's a powerful tool to help you and your child identify their cognitive abilities that can have implications for years to come.


We'll sit down with you and review the results. Based on the results, we'll recommend a customized learning plan that addresses weak academic skills, nurtures academic strengths, and builds confidence and true understanding in a way that no other tutoring plan can.


We also determine the number of coaching hours needed to produce better grades and better motivation. Our program not only addresses core subject areas, but it also integrates GradePower Learning strategies with school. We create a program just for your child; the curriculum is tailored to your child's needs in math, reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and writing. This is how GradePower Learning works with you and your child to produce lasting and meaningful change.


Now that your child is "in on the plan," the relationship with his or her academic coach will be off to a great start. Working in small groups under the coach's personal direction, your child's training sessions will be filled with fun, lively discussion and a lot of celebrating. We celebrate success, but we also celebrate mistakes as opportunities to learn. After only a few sessions, you may begin to notice a change in your child's mood, confidence, self-esteem, and attitude toward school.


Our regularly scheduled Lesson Plan Reviews will keep you consistently aware of your child's progress on our shared journey to success. We'll also let you know of any changes to your child's program. While you're free to call us anytime with questions or feedback, the Program Reviews are events you can add to your calendar; sort of our version of a report card!

Lastly, we will connect with your child's teachers (with your permission) to form a partnership with them in order to collectively and collaboratively work with your child!

To find out more about our programs or to find a Naperville tutor, contact GradePower Learning® today!

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Math Tutoring in Naperville

Students of all grades can encounter difficulties when it comes to the abstract concepts that make up mathematics. Our math tutors can help all those numbers and letters make sense so that students can approach their classes with confidence.

Science Tutoring in Naperville

Studying science can unlock a world of potential professionally, personally, and academically. Our dedicated tutors help make science fun and engaging while creating an environment that will get your child excited and ready to learn.

English Tutors in Naperville

Communication skills are essential to success in both education and life. This means mastering the English language, expanding one’s vocabulary, and increasing one’s reading and writing skills with our professional tutors.

SAT & ACT Tutoring in Naperville

With one-on-one and group prep programs available, our tutors offer the highest quality SAT & ACT tutoring programs. Our custom-created workbooks and study guides give students the tools needed to perform their best.

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Quality Tutoring in Naperville

Naperville has grown into one of the most successful small towns in the Midwest. With good schools and a solid economy, it’s no wonder so many professionals and their families have relocated here. It’s also proven to be a great location for GradePower Learning®, a state-of-the-art tutoring center that has helped countless local children to get better grades and prepare for college.

Learn more about our Naperville tutoring programs below.

Serving Naperville & Beyond

The tutors at GradePower Learning® Naperville are also glad to welcome students from all over the area, including: Eola, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Warrenville, and Woodridge.

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