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Welcome to Ivy League Tutor

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Jennifer M. Chertow, Ph.D.

Founder and Tutor

“She was the captain of her soul.” Light in August, William Faulkner

Getting into all but one Ivy League (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, and U Pennsylvania), and graduating with honors from Harvard University (cum laude), I founded Ivy League Tutor to provide students with the tools to get into their dream school. I come from a family of educators going as far back as the early 20th century from my grandmother, mother, aunt, and cousins to myself. I am an educator by heart and by training with degrees in history and literature (A.B. Harvard), social science (M.A. U Chicago), anthropology (Ph.D., M.A. Stanford), as well as two years of medical school (University of Illinois at Chicago).  I have taught courses at Stanford University, University of Illinois at Chicago-College of Medicine, Oakton Community College, and Arrupe College of Loyola, Chicago. 

This past year, I tutored students in STEM, AP English, AP US History, AP World History, AP Human Geography, anthropology/archaeology and college/business school essay writing and application as well as test preparation (ACT and SAT). Finally, I am a professional artist and art teacher. I teach these subjects in person and online.​


K-12 (STEM, humanities, social science) / College Essays / Test Prep


Individual sessions (in-person and online): $60/hour

Monthly packages: $50/hour for 4, 8, 12 sessions / month


  • Please click on Sign-Up / Log-In, sign-in, and proceed to your member page.

  • Please book and pay within your member page. You can purchase monthly discounted sessions through "Discounted Monthly Plans" or purchase "Individual Sessions." You can also purchase all sessions here on the home page as long as you are signed-in. 

  • You will receive an email confirmation for booking and a receipt for payment. 

  • Please contact Jennifer to schedule a free 1/2 hour intake, needs assessment, and consultation about your learning plan.


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Discounted Monthly Plans
$50/hour for 4, 8, or 12 sessions
  • Gold Membership

    Every month
    For a time crunch, this plan is the most cost effective.
    Valid for 3 months
    • 12 sessions every month
    • Tutoring Services: K-12, Essays, Test Prep
    • Online only
  • Silver Membership

    Every month
    Perfect for mid-length timeline to exam
    Valid for 3 months
    • 8 sessions every month
    • Tutoring Services: K-12, Essays, Test Prep
    • Online only
  • Bronze Membership

    Every month
    Cost effective, super results.
    Valid for 3 months
    • 4 sessions every month
    • Tutoring Services: K-12, Essays, Test Prep
    • Online only
Individual Sessions 
$60/hour in-person and online