Our Academic Coaches

Cheryl Koslosky— ACT/SAT Tutor. Director of The Center for Lifelong Learning Private academic coach (all subject areas) for over two decades. Teaches the ACT/SAT Group Class. Meets in The Center.

Lisa Kainer – Full-time Academic Coach, Executive Functioning Coach, English, College Essays, Writing Skills. Former English teacher at Wheaton Christian Grammar School and former English and Study Lab teacher at Wheaton Academy. Lisa loves to help students learn how to write well. Meets in The Center.

Alyssa Strzalka – College Essay Writing, English/Language Arts, Paragraph/Essay Writing. Elementary through High School. Wheaton Academy grad (2015). Graduated from Baylor University in 2019 with a B.S. in Education and minor in Creative Writing and completed her first year of teaching at Harvest Christian Academy before joining the Wheaton Academy English Department in 2020. Meets in The Center.

Kristen Rusthoven —English/Language Arts, Reading/Writing, ACT/SAT, Study Skills and History. Graduate of WCGS, Wheaton Academy, Trinity Christian College (B.A) and Olivet University (M.A.E. Reading Specialist). Certified teacher endorsed to teach History, English/Language Arts, and is a certified Reading Specialist. Has experience working with all ability levels. 9 years of teaching experience. Has experience teaching study skills classes and literacy intervention classes. Meets in The Center.

Tom Sandlund – Middle School /High School Math Tutor. (Geometry, Algebra I and II, College Algebra, Trig, Pre-Calc, Calculus, ) ACT/SAT Math. Graduate of Wheaton College. Tom received his Masters of Education in Mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University. He taught all levels of math at Glenbard West for 34 years and St. Francis for 2 years. Meets in The Center.

Addie Fritz—Basic Math, Geometry, Algebra 1 and 2, English, and Study Skills Grades 1-12. Former Middle School/High School Resource Teacher at Westminster Christian School. Wheaton Academy graduate (2012). Moody Bible Institute graduate. Meets in The Center and WCGS.

Valerie Gregersen – Middle School through High School Math (Algebra, Precalculus, Precalculus Advanced, ACT/SAT Math Preparation) Graduated from Northwestern College, IA with a BA in secondary education and mathematics.  Valerie has taught high school and middle school math for 25 years. Her first 11 years were in Houston, TX and with the last 14 years at Wheaton Academy.  Valerie truly believes that all students can learn math and reach their full God-given potential.  Meets in The Center.

Kyra Patterson – High School Math Tutor (Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus) Graduated from Judson University in 2019 with a BA in Secondary Education and Mathematics. After graduating from Judson, Kyra taught in the Madison, WI area. She is now grateful to be teaching at Wheaton Academy where she can freely share her passion for mathematics and her love for Christ with her students. Meets in The Center.

 Lois Krogh – College Essays  Writing a strong college essay can be daunting. Lois is a gifted writer who loves to help students write these essays at any stage in the process from brainstorming ideas to revising early drafts to proofreading the final draft. Meets via Zoom on Monday afternoons.

María García— Spanish 1 – 3, AP and Advanced Spanish Maria has her Masters in Spanish and Education. (also has BS in elementary education) She taught Spanish at Delaware County Christian School for several years and is currently a Spanish professor at Wheaton College. Meets in The Center.

Rebekah Haworth – Physics, Chemistry, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus Graduated from Wheaton College in 1990 with a BS in Physics and Secondary Education. Rebekah has over 30 years of tutoring experience. Meets in The Center during the Wheaton Academy school day, with a few sessions available immediately after school. 

Karene Lo galbo — French 1 through AP French. Karene is a native and fluent French speaker who grew up in France. She holds her BA from North Central College with a major in music and minor in French. She has now been teaching and tutoring French for several decades. She has subbed at WA on a long term basis for French 4 and AP. Meets in The Center.

Anne Hardy – Grades 1-5 in all subjects Graduated from Wheaton Academy in 2019 and Taylor University in 2022 with a BS in Elementary Education. She is looking forward to helping young students find joy in learning through tutoring and teaching locally in the area this fall. Available to meet in The Center.