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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! http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-perfect-act-sat-st-0509-story.html

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.


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 all across the skill and grade spectrum. 

Children in Naperville and surrounding schools are expected to keep up with 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.


Online and In-person

Many schools are now requiring students to work both in the classroom and online. We strongly encourage our students to attend their lessons in our GradePower Learning location, as online tutoring presents many challenges and unnecessary obstacles to the learning process. For those who cannot attend in person and only those who require upper-level curriculum support, we offer limited online curriculum support and enrichment.  Remediation programs are not encouraged for online programs.

Spaces will be limited! Don’t wait!

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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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Zac Schoenrock

Zac Schoenrock

Teacher, MA CSU Long Beach - Math, ACT/SAT

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Arun Madhavan

Arun Madhavan

Teacher, B.S. Astronomy - Physics, Math, SAT/ACT

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Dan Parker

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

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Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Teacher, MA IU - English, Biology, Math

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Part-Time Teachers/Tutors All Levels

Naperville, Illinois

Opens on: 2023-02-10

Part-Time SAT/ACT Prep Instructors

Naperville, Illinois

Opens on: 2023-02-10

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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Our students learn the simple techniques that take the stress out of studying.

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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