Highland Park, IL


Join us for one of our upcoming free information sessions and consultation opportunity. Whether your student is taking the ACT or SAT – or if you need help deciding which test and when – we can help answer your questions at any of these events.

Sullivan Community Center: 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills
January 22, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
February 19, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
March 18, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
April 22, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
May 20, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Our Highland Park office spans two separate buildings and features space for new client meetings and private tutoring rooms for on-site learning as well as a space for diagnostic and practice testing. If you are taking a test, please enter the 555 building and follow signs to room #106. For tutoring, please enter the 565 building and head to the top floor. In Highland Park, we offer tutoring for the following:

  • ACT
  • SAT
  • PSAT
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • AP Exams
  • High School Admissions (ISEE, SSAT, HSPT)
  • Academic Tutoring

555 Vine Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035, USA

Business Hours

Business Hours: 9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. Monday – Friday

Tutoring Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Daily, flexible in-home and in-office tutoring hours

Transportation Directions

If driving, turn west on Vine Avenue from Green Bay Road to enter the parking lot from the south. If taking public transit, our office is about a 15-minute walk from the Highland Park Metra stop of the Union Pacific North line (UP-N).

If you have any questions about visiting our Highland Park location, call us at 847-521-4956.

Office Team

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson currently serves as the Director of Client Services as well as an ACT and SAT instructor. In this role, Andrew leads customer service efforts and supports mark ...

Tim Hacker

Tim Hacker currently serves as an Associate Director of One-on-One Tutoring at Academic Approach. In this role, he works with families, students, and tutors to chart successfu ...

Carla Pedersen

Carla Pedersen currently serves as the Regional Director of One-on-One Tutoring. In this role, she collaborates with the instructional staff and works with families to design ...

Matthew Pietrafetta

Matthew Pietrafetta founded Academic Approach in 2001 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Since 2001, Matthew has supervised the organization’s instructiona ...

Every Student is Different

We know our students; each one is unique, and each one requires a different approach, especially during these unprecedented times. That is why our ACT, SAT, and Middle School test prep is customized to each student and school partner.

We improve your students’ standardized testing by tailoring our research-based, expert instruction and curriculum to your needs, and we can get started with you right away.

In response to the growing concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are shifting our services to online tutoring and online practice testing.

Reach out to us at 773-348-8914 with any questions.