[note title=”Denise Mastro – Owner & Director”]

DSC01564Denise Mastro has spent much of her  career teaching in public schools across the Chicagoland area.   Through this she noticed many students falling through the cracks and failing to get the education they needed to succeed.  She found this unacceptable and started APlus to help students learn what they’re missing in the classroom.  Denise personally gets to know every student and their learning style and personally ensure that they’re advancing in the program and truly learning their crucial skills.



[note title=”Mike Turner – Tutor”]

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has 9 years of professional tutoring experience in math, physics, chemistry, English, and computer science. Mike has helped many students pass their classes with top grades and helped them get into premium secondary schools and colleges. He now brings his long expertise to A+.


[note title=”Amadeus Kaszuba – Tutor”]

Amadeus holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and is currently completing a masters in applied mathematics. He has been tutoring students for 6 years privately and at professional tutoring centers and has an extremely patient & clear manner which students enjoy & understand. Amadeus has been with A+ for nearly two years and has personally educated hundreds of A Plus students who have gone to gain far above average scores in Math & Reading. It is very likely that if your child is in our tutoring program, that he will be working with them and ensuring they’re advancing at the best pace possible.


[note title=”Naomi Tovar – Senior Teacher’s Aid”]

Naomi is A+’s lead teacher’s aid. She is currently working towards a dual degree in education and political science at DePaul University. She has been with A+ for one year and directly assists Denise, our center director in running day-day operations. Naomi helps Denise examine every student’s progress to ensure that they are making all necessary progress through the program and advancing their crucial math, reading, and writing skills.




[note title=”Benita Smith – Tutor”]

Benita has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in business accounting. She has taught for over 10 years in Chicago Public Schools and west suburban schools by day and tutored professionally by night. Through her experience in group and 1 on 1 teaching, she has learned how to custom tailor her approach to each student’s learning style so that they get the best education possible.



[note title=”Donna Richardson – Tutor”]

Donna is a certified senior tutor at APlus. She has a master’s degree in education and has 23 years of professional classroom teaching experience in both math & English. In her many years of teaching, she has taught thousands of students and has worked in many diverse environments. From her experience she knows well how to connect with students and make them eager to learn and uses this experience to give students a well-rounded education at APlus.