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Tutoring Chicago

Lincoln Park
2145 N Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: (312) 397-9119
Fax: (312) 397-9141

Tutoring Chicago Contacts

Staff Board of Directors Advisory Board Tutoring Associate Board (TAB)


Erin McPartlin, Executive Director, started with Tutoring Chicago in 2001 as the Program Director. She has served as the organization’s Executive Director since 2005. Prior to leading Tutoring Chicago, Ms. McPartlin taught fifth grade for several years, focusing on special education inclusion and improvements to mathematics curriculum. She holds a BA from Marquette University and teaching certificates for grades K-9 in Wisconsin and Illinois.    312-397-9125


Jennifer Bressler, Director of Grants and Evaluation, held the position of Director of the JUF Right Start Program and Early Childhood Initiatives for the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Jen joins the team with over 14 years of non-profit experience. Prior to her time at the JUF, she held the position of Executive Director at East Village Youth Program (EVYP). She began her career at EVYP as the Director of High School and College Programs in the fall of 2006. Before joining EVYP, Jen spent three years coordinating diversity and anti-bias workshops for the Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute. She also taught courses for DePaul University’s Technology & Development Department and was a Chicago Public School Summer Fellow at Prosser Career Academy. Jen holds a bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Simmons College in Boston, MA and a Master’s degree in Education from DePaul University in Chicago.    312-690-4251

Sarah Earl, Program Director, joined our staff in summer 2012. She earned her masters degree in Instructional Leadership with a Reading Specialist Certification in 2013. She holds a BS from University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Prior to joining our staff, Sarah volunteered her time as weekly coordinator, assisting tutors and students.    312-809-9094



Carolina Estay, Logan Square Site Manager, holds a B.A. in English and a Translation Degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile. She was the Spanish Native Assistant at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where she taught undergraduate classes on Conversation and Hispanic Culture. She also volunteered for the Concordia Language Villages education program in Bemidji. She has taught Spanish and English for grades Pre-K through 6th, both in the U.S. and Chile. She has worked with several Chicago organizations such as The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Park District and CPS developing and managing after-school foreign language programs.    312-854-2990

Kelly Flippin, Director of Development and Marketing, joined the Tutoring Chicago team in the summer of 2018. Prior to joining the team Kelly spent the last 10 years in non-profit development working for organizations such as Reading Partners, and CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, where she focused her time on individual giving, special events, and corporate and foundation relations. She holds a BS from the Ohio State University.  312-690-4783


Greer Hengesbaugh, Near West Side Site Manager, joined the Tutoring Chicago Team in the summer of 2019.  She has been dedicated to serving Chicago communities by educating and empowering youth since she moved to the city from Columbus, Ohio in 2005. Attending DePaul University helped her pursue this path. She is an enthusiastic Double-Demon earning her BA in Political Science in 2009 followed by a Masters in Secondary Education in 2012. Before starting with Tutoring Chicago, Greer taught English for five years at a dual-language school in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. 312-809-5106

Esme Nichols, Lincoln Park Site Manager, joined Tutoring Chicago in the summer of 2019, having previously been a volunteer tutor at our Hyde Park location. Prior to this in the United Kingdom, she served as a high school English Literature and Language teacher, a course coordinator for The Royal Drawing School, and a volunteer for several years with Education Partnerships Africa. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics from University College London and a post-graduate certificate in Education. 312-854-2937

EL Da’Sheon Nix, Community Relations Director,  is a former football player and a 2004 graduate of Northwestern University who majored in Human Development and Psychological Services and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education and Social Policy. As the Community Relations Director, EL Da’ Sheon brings in nearly 15 years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector and a lifelong passion for connecting youth, families, and communities to the resources needed to thrive and be successful.   224-202-7565

Mandela OkereHyde Park Site Manager, recently joined the Tutoring Chicago team summer 2019! Mandela received his B.S. in Business Management and his M.Ed. in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul. Mandela has been a long-time educational support source and aims to connect communities and resources together to improve student voice. 312-281-9455

Kimberly Renton, Communications Manager, joined Tutoring Chicago as an intern in the fall of 2014. Kimberly received a B.A. in Comparative Religious Studies from the College of Charleston and her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from DePaul University. Prior to moving to Chicago, Kimberly served for two years as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with a volunteer tutoring initiative in Columbia, South Carolina.    312-809-5106

Sarah Walter, Logan Square LIT Manager, joins the staff of Tutoring Chicago as a former volunteer for the SMART program. She has taught in bilingual and dual language classrooms in Latin America, Chicago Public Schools, and rural northern Illinois, all the while with a focus on early literacy development. She continues to support her community in a different way, co-managing a sustainable vegetable farm in Garfield Park. Sarah holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from DePaul University.    312-809-6537

Alex Wu, Technology Director, joined Tutoring Chicago in spring 2012. Alex has experience working with kids in Chicago Public Schools. Alex is a graduate of the University of Denver and has experience in teaching students K-12.    312-854-2937






Board of Directors

*Marc McCallister, Co-Vice Chair
Partner, McCallister Law Group, LLC

*Peggy Scanlan, Vice Chair
CEO and Founder, Dragonflyt LLC

*Mike King, Treasurer
Managing Director, CIBC Bank US

*Scott Peters, Secretary
Retired Associate General Counsel, Exelon

Chris Cassata, Director
Executive Vice President, JLL

Zack Fishman, Director
Founder, Chess Education Partners

Will Johnson, Director
Chief Executive Officer, Harris Poll

John Kruper, Director
Chief Learning Officer, Sykes Enterprises

*Executive Committee

Maggie Lampros, Director
Founder, One Twelve Communications

Howard Meyer, Director
Senior Vice President, Zeller Realty Group

Megan Milich, Director
Director of Business Development, Redwood Logistics

Nathan Post, Director
Assistant Vice President, Marketing, BCS Financial Corporation

Tommy Sternberg, Director
Global Healthcare Analyst, William Blair

Scott Wentworth, Director
Founder and CEO, Wentworth Financial Communications

Maja Fidanovski, Tutoring Associate Board (TAB) Chair
 Manager, Custodian Relationship at HighTower (TAB President)

Advisory Board

Amy Boyle, President
Director, Human Resources & Communications at Geneva Advisors (Former Tutor and Board Vice-President)

Gail Babitt
Chief Financial Officer, Heartland Automotive Services 

Isaiah Brooms
Director of Youth Ministries, Restoration Anglican Church (graduate of Tutoring Chicago)

Jill Christie
President, Tuft & Assoc. (Former Tutor, Executive Director and Board Member)

Rathi Dasgupta
Vice President, Consulting, Retail and Consumer Services Vertical, Zensar Technologies

Robin Erickson
VP, Talent Acquisition, Engagement & Retention Research, Bersin by Deloitte

Marci Kaminsky
Chief Communications Officer, Grant Thornton LLP

Andy Konchan,
CTO, Calamos Investments (former Board President and tutor)

Barbara Lorsbach, Director
Founder, Great Hearts Initiative

Micah Materre
TV Anchor, WGN Television

Tom Staunton
Partner, Miller Shakman & Beem (former Board President and tutor)


Tutoring Associate Board (TAB)

The TAB serves as a junior board comprised of dedicated veteran volunteers, whose intent is to support the mission of Tutoring Chicago. The TAB serves as leaders of each classroom, supporting the volunteer population. They also assist with fundraising, event planning and communication.

Maja Fidanovski, President
Suzanne Cooper, Vice President
Elle Koss, Secretary
Chloe Gullman, Treasurer
Jourj Baghdisar
Elizabeth Bales
Tessa Banks
Genevieve Bellon
Leigh Borgeson
Sarah Campbell
Maggie Causegrove
Joy Chiang
Matthew Cullen
Raphael Felarca
Maura Foley
Nate Granatir
Kimberly Gudewicz
Mikaela Hammel
Elizabeth Harper
Anastasia Harris
Anna Hawkshead
Josselyn Kula
Robyn Latchford
Katherine Lin
Michael Luka
Clare MacMillen
Nathan Massey
Maggie McNelis
Roy Morgan
Jaqi Panizzo
Sean Pradhan
Kristy Ramos
Laura Rico-Beck
Kate Roberts
Thomas Schemmel
Dale Shearin
Lauren Smith
Jacob Vilker
Madisen Warning