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Essential study skills, love of learning, & academic scholarship

Customized, Personalized, Expertise

We are excited to serve Naperville & surrounding area high school students & to offer our services to all high school students in the U.S. 

Naperville Tutoring, offers subject tutoring, regular, AP & Honors, One-on-One Private SAT & ACT PREP Tutoring , SUMMIT SAT PREP ™, SUMMIT ACT PREP ™, & Small Group SAT & ACT PREP Classes.

Classes are no larger than 6 students and can be as small as 3-4 students. We offer 2 teachers at each session. The ratio of students is 6 students to 2 teachers. This ratio guarantees student customization and individualization. We require high student participation to engage & keep students interested, rehearse subject concepts & strategies to enable students to remember subject concepts & strategies on the day of the test.

Naperville Tutoring's foundation or bedrock for Small Group SAT & ACT PREP Classes stem from many years offering One-on-One SAT & ACT PREP.

Is Math rigor important? Yes, math rigor is important -- your math knowledge will provide conceptual understanding, procedural skill & fluency along with application of mathematics in college & career context when you take the SAT and ACT Test.

Challenging Math and Science problems can be solved when your test prep teachers provide in-depth instruction for the most difficult concepts you will encounter on the ACT Test.

Problem solving & data analysis is required in both the SAT & ACT Tests.

Naperville Tutoring's SAT and ACT PREP includes our SUMMIT TEST PREP SYLLABUS ™ to help you increase your scores in Math, Reading, Writing, Language and the Science (ACT only). You will go through 3 ACT practice tests or 4 SAT practice tests; we will focus on the problems you guessed on and get wrong to improve your subject foundational achievement.

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. You must do well on the college ACT or SAT admissions test and write personal essays highlighting your talents & gifts. What sets you apart from others?

SUMMIT ACT PREP ™ or SUMMIT ACT PREP ™  will enable you to get more of the most difficult problems on the ACT Test correct. This hybrid of our test prep is designed for students who have achieved high scores in their composite test scores.

Use Naperville Tutoring as your tutoring resource for ACT or SAT PREP  to achieve your best ACT or SAT composite score for admittance to the college of your choice.

    Call 630.416.6843 for an enrollment appointment.


    Chose Naperville Tutoring's ACT PREP or SAT PREP to get your best test preparation resource that you need to achieve your college goals.


    Browse for the available Naperville Tutoring Test preparation options to match your schedule for the ACT and SAT Test.

Online ACT & SAT PREP students find an enriched experience through SKYPE or Face Time.


          • SMARTBoard

            Naperville Tutoring has integrated a SmartBoard Interactive Display into their private and semi-private ACT PREP, SUMMIT ACT PREP classes or SAT PREP & SUMMIT SAT PREP offerings. Many high school students are already familiar with the SmartBoard which is used in thousands of classrooms throughout the USA. Naperville Tutoring uses the SmartBoard to clearly present ACT & SAT problems and their solutions. Our One-on-One Private Turoing and Small Group Test Preparation Classes utilize a Smart BOARD for enhanced visual communication.

            We understand the impact of a ACT Test Composite result for students and their families. We believe in helping you to reduce the mountain of College Debt while receiving an excellent University education. 


            Two teachers are present at each class session to guarantee expertise.

            We understand the impact of a SAT & ACT Test result for students and their families.

            Naperville Tutoring's SUMMIT TEST PREP SYLLABUS ™ is a proven tool to help you get more of the most difficult problems on the SAT & ACT Test correct.

            We believe in helping you reduce the mountain of College Debt while receiving an excellent University education.

            Naperville Tutoring for over 29 years has helped students master a variety of subjects along with SAT & ACT PREP. Motivated students often raised their scores 3 to 8 points up on a practice or real ACT Test.


            Students come to Naperville Tutoring from surrounding Naperville area and Chicago Western suburbs. They attend Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and Naperville Indian Prairie School District 204 and Naperville Area High Schools. These schools include Naperville Central High School, Naperville North High School, Neuqua Valley High School, Waubonsie Valley High School and Metea Valley High School. We also serve Benet Academy, Joliet Catholic & St Francis High School, Xavier College Prep High School, Palm Desert, CA, Downers Grove, Lisle, Oswego, Ottawa, Wheaton Academy High School, Wheaton North High School, Plainfield High Schools and Somonauk High School.

            We are honored to be on resource lists at Naperville High Schools, Benet Academy, St Francis High School and Lisle High School for Subject tutoring, AP and Honors.

            If you need help to score your best on the SAT & ACT or to raise your college entrance test score, it does not matter whether you live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, or New York or anywhere in the U.S.

            We offer in-person ACT & SAT Test PREP, SAT & ACT PREP Teacher-Led Online course through SKYPE and Face Time to students out of the Naperville area and out of state through out the U.S.

            A significant benefit is the scholarship that may come your way because of a higher ACT and SAT score. If you improve your ACT & SAT score by a few points up, it may mean thousands of scholarship dollars.

            From San Diego to San Francisco, California to Fort Collins, Colorado to Boston, Massachusetts, Naperville, Illinois to Cleveland, Ohio to New York City, E. Lansing, Michigan to Pittsburgh, Penn, students from all across the USA can enroll in the ACT PREP, SUMMIT ACT PREP ™ or our SAT course. You will hear about effective Test Taking Strategies & Subject area instruction to increase your SAT & ACT Test Score.

            We look forward and are excited to work with you!





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what motivates us

OUR MISSION | help students get into university of their choice

The Naperville Tutoring ADVANTAGE

Our mission is to help as many students as possible
get into their university or college of choice,
even the most competitive universities,
without a mountain of debt for parents or the student.
If you enroll for our SAT and ACT PREP ™ classes
we can help you at a reasonable cost.

We feel strongly about helping high school students
& REACH FOR 1600 ™!

Our ACT PREP & SAT PREP strives to help each
student develop a love for learning,
giving consideration to each student's learning
style and their preferred learning modality,
in our customized approach.

We understand the impact of ACT & SAT Test
results for students and their families.

Releasing Your Child's Full Academic Potential

Many families who may not know us would like to know how our students and
parents view our services. We hope these references
will give you more confidence in us and comfort with our services.
Most parents find us on the High School Guidance Department resource
lists in Naperville School Districts, 203 and 204, Benet Academy,
St. Francis Catholic, Montini Catholic, Lisle, and
North & South Plainfield High Schools.


Here are a some of their comments.

What Naperville Middle & High School Parents
and Their Sons and Daughters Are Saying.

We welcome you with your son or daughter to visit us soon.

We have served over 30 years in the Naperville Area Schools, District 203 and 204. We are honored to serve Naperville Middle Schools, Naperville Central High School & Naperville North High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203; Metea Valley High School, Neuqua Valley High School, & Waubonsie Valley High School in Indian Prairie School District 204; Benet Academy, Joliet Catholic High School, St. Francis High School, Montini Catholic High School, Xavier College Prep High School, Palm Desert, CA, Downers Grove South and North High Schools, Lisle, North, Central, South Plainfield, North Plainfield, East Plainfield, Wheaton Academy, Wheaton North High School, Somonauk High School, Ottawa,and Oswego High Schools.

Students from all schools anywhere in the U.S. are welcome.  We offer SKYPE & FaceTime tutoring for online instruction.

We provide tutoring in Subject Area, AP / Honors, ACT PREP,

Students we tutor reward us with improved performance, admissions into the universities and colleges of their choice, and their award of academic scholarships based on their GPA and ACT or SAT test scores.

Naperville Tutoring strives to help each student develop a love for learning, giving consideration to each student's learning style and their preferred learning modality, in our customized approach. We work with all student levels, including ADHD,
special needs and Honors/AP students.





Contact us today to Release Your Child's Potential.




Joan Kaliher | Founder & Principal

Joan Geyer Kaliher, Certified Illinois Teacher, began her career at Naperville Tutoring in 1987. Over the last three decades she has guided many families to successful experiences with subject tutoring and standardized tests. She taught in Michigan, California and Illinois. Joan has tutored in the Naperville area schools and has experienced One-on-One private tutoring, small group classes which can change a floundering or frustrating student experience to a positive direction.

She holds a Bachelors of Science, Central Michigan University; Math and Science Major, partial MBA from Michigan State University.

She loves working with middle school and high schoolers, taught in the Chicago Literacy Reading Program, has a sense of caring, enthusiasm, humor and desire to provide high quality education.

Joan is the founding CEO of Naperville Tutoring, where she leads the development of innovative SAT & ACT PREP programs to enable High School Juniors and Seniors to access competitive Universities of their choice and often with scholarships awarded. Joan oversees one-on-one and small group class programs and enjoys the opportunity to work with both families and students.

Prior to Naperville Tutoring, Joan was a Math and Science teacher, worked at IBM Corporation in Sales, Marketing, Channel Operations, Education, Sales and Technical OS/2 2.0 Instructor/Developer | Created & Managed an Education Program - Adopted Nationally at IBM.

Joan provides students comprehensive ACT PREP instruction in English grammar and punctuation required for high scores in the English ACT Test. (we see composite scores move up 5-10 points in English; English composite scores soar to 34-35)

Joan loves seeing students succeed in their quest for higher SAT and ACT scores. She understands this is a life-changing event for students, affecting their college choices and career.

Certified Teacher

• Naperville Indian Prairie School, District 204, Lisle District 202
• Fountain Valley School District, CA | Supervised student teachers
• Long Beach Unified School District, CA
• Utica Community Schools, Michigan
• IBM Corporation Sales, Sales Instructor, Regional Marketing, Channel Operations, Education, Sales and Technical OS/2 2.0 Instructor/Developer
• Developed IBM Sales Training Programs, adopted nationally

Joan enjoys reading detective mysteries, based on real FBI & CIA stories, gardening, traveling, & hanging out with friends; she is an avid fisherwoman and loves to catch ocean fisheys in Florida and small mouth bass in Wisconsin. She loves to play with their dog who loves every student we teach & tutor.


Paul Kaliher | Founder & Principal

Paul is a Founder & Principal of Naperville Tutoring. He tutors middle school and high school students in all math and science subjects. We welcome all curriculum subjects except foreign language -- Regular, Honors, and AP levels.

Paul provides comprehensive ACT & SAT PREP instruction in math, scientific data analysis, and analytical reasoning. These skills are required for high scores in the ACT Math & Science Sections & SAT Math Section. He helps student scores soar to the 30's in the ACT Test and equivalent scores in the SAT Test.

Thorough understanding of complex concepts in Math & Science is necessary and clearly explaining these concepts is Paul's mission & forte. He provides multiple approaches to solving problems to help students test well.

Paul's warm personality fits well with students and he really enjoys working with every student.

Prior to tutoring students, Paul was a Marketing Manager and Vice President of Marketing at four high tech companies, while maintaining his engineering roots. Paul has three patents to his name.

Paul has had a career of accomplishment in:
• Electronics Engineering
• New product design and development
• Business and Product line Management
• Strategic North American & International Marketing
• Acquisition analysis
• Training of 1,000+ employees in technical aspects of medical, telecommunications and control products

Paul holds a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from University of St. Thomas.

He was honored as "Valedictorian" and scored in the "99th percentile on his GMAT".

Paul has the ability to absorb large amounts of information in a short time and produce quality results from that information. He has a solid understanding of, and a passion for education, technology and business.

Paul loves to write and is a Canon 5 Star Master Photographer. He loves to travel, hang out with his wife & dog; he is an avid fisherman and loves to relax by catching ocean Florida fisheys & Wisconsin small mouth bass.



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How we feel

As your tutor(s), we are honored to help you accomplish your short and longer range goals for your SAT & ACT Test score.


Our passion is to influence, develop and preserve a strong positive attitude and a love of learning. By strengthening your skills in all subject areas, English, Math, Reading and Science, you will improve your results in the SAT & ACT Test as well as improve your academic skills in high school, college and in life.

test strategies

We provide test strategies in each subject area, improving student's radar in detection of the various type-cast questions. Each student learns how to identify when the test question may detour, side-track or attempt to trick them, leading them to select the incorrect answer. Test Strategies can impact a student's pacing, accuracy, focus and potential to further excel on the SAT & ACT test. 


Confidence leads to improvement of all SAT & ACT Subject areas of English, Math, Reading, Writing and Science, resulting in a higher test score.