Private Tutors in Chicago

Founded in Chicago on Northwestern University's campus in 2009, we began offering tutoring in the Chicago area in 2011.  Our tutors have graduated from Northwestern University, DePaul, Loyola, UIC, the University of Chicago and various other highly selective educational institutions.  All of our tutors are passionate about helping high school, college, and graduate school students succeed in school and on standardized tests.

MyGuru serves the entire Chicagoland area, so don't hesitate to contact us if you live in the city -  from River North to Lincoln Park to Lakeview -  in a northern suburb - like Wilmette, Winnetka, Glenview or Northbrook -  a northwest suburb like Arlington Heights, Palatine, or Schaumburg - or a southwest suburb-  like Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, or Orland park.

Our experienced instructors can meet you in a public place or, in many cases, in your home. 

Contact us by emailing or filling out the form below.

We look forward to hearing from and working with you.

Our Chicago Tutors

We have a small, growing, highly experienced team of tutors in Chicago. Our typical tutor has:

  • An undergraduate degree from a highly selective university
  • A graduate degree, such as a Master's or Doctorate
  • At least three years of tutoring experience
  • A 95th percentile score or better on any standardized test for which they are teaching

We keep our network of tutors in any given city small - we only want to work with the best available private tutors in Chicago. For an idea of the type of tutors we work with, browse our Tutor Team. You can also visit the specific pages below to view our:

Featured Instructor

David is a great example of one of our math, computer science, GRE, and ACT instructors in Chicago. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts and Science - Physics in 2015. He is currently at the University of Chicago, earning a Master's of Computer Science. He was an independent tutor during his time in college at Vanderbilt, where he primarily tutored physics. But lately, he's helped students with a variety of  subjects ranging from high-school and college math and science to GRE and ACT test-prep.

Real Student Feedback

We have an excellent reputation for providing affordable tutoring services in Chicago as evidenced by our presence on Yelp. Below are just a few examples of real student feedback.

Highly rated private tutoring services in Chicago.

Highly rated private GRE tutoring in the Chicago area.

We also encourage you to view our Testimonials page. 

What types of tutoring services are available in Chicago?

We offer private tutoring for:

  • Most major standardized tests and professional certification exams, including GMAT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT, CFA, CPA, ACT/SAT and many more
  • All major academic subjects for college and high school students, and many specialist subjects, such as Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, foreign languages, Statistics, Psychology, English and many more
  • If we don't have an in-person tutor available, we can handle almost any subject or test via our unique approach to online tutoring.

Where are we located?

We'll meet you at a mutually agreed upon location, such as a cafe, your home or a local library. We will work with your schedule and location preferences, making it most convenient for you when we can. We prefer to meet you in public places or in your home (instead of investing in office or classroom space) both a) to save overhead costs and b) to make the tutoring process more convenient.

Our physical Chicago address is:

MyGuru - Chicago
600 N. Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60654
These are administrative offices only. Almost all tutoring takes place in public locations, students' homes, or online.

How much will private tutoring cost?

We pride ourselves on offering a rare mix of high quality tutors and affordable prices.  Generally speaking, we charge between $45 and $125 per hour for our tutors in Chicago. We then offer 5, 10, or 15% discounts for investing in 5, 10, or 15 hours in advance, and we do refund unused hours as well.  So you're never "locked in" to a large purchase of hours. Our goal is to empower you to improve your academic performance, not make you dependent on continually investing in tutoring support.
To compare, the cost for 1-on-1 tutoring with the same level of high quality tutors with two of our competitors:

  • at Kaplan --> $150 to $200 per hour
  • at Manhattan --> $200+ per hour

Our Pricing page has additional information.

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