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Proudly Serving Students, Families, and Clients In-Person in Chicagoland & Remotely Across the Nation

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Our vision is considerably larger than our team. We envision the evolution of an improved model for students (and parents) to make informed decisions about how to navigate college, medical school, entrepreneurial, trade, and military pathways. With fourteen years' experience behind us, we have established range and depth in decision-making and risk management integral to these pathways, and we prepare and coach students on how to bridge the critical "bottlenecks" that often derail them from their respective pursuits. We expect this model to become an increasingly attractive option for many ambitious learners. Our focus is on building trusting relationships and earning successful, merit-based outcomes.

  The link between education and opportunity is clear -- and, through our experience, we've understood that our time-tested and proven methods, tools, and expertise make a serious difference in our students' and clients' outcomes, particularly by anticipating and preparing for challenging coursework and tests in advance. 

We are proud but humble about our track record. It's a privilege to do the work we do.

Our straight-forward mission has remained the same since our founding: produce the finest academic and placement outcomes for our students and clients. Our investment into our students is unrivaled.


For over fourteen years, our small but highly experienced team has had the privilege of working with thousands of students and clients, whose requests range from lesson-based tutoring to full-course immersive programs to preparation on SATs and ACTs, medical exams, law exams, engineering exams, and strategies for best placement and outcomes within these competitive institutions.


Our models are based on experience, service, and efficiency, and given the unique circumstances of each student and case, we've developed customized and innovative new tools to ensure success both in the short and long-run. 

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Why work with us?

Our proven methods and expertise on various subjects, exams, institutional and career placement, risk and cost management, and scholarship awards has earned us our reputation. Our students and clients receive the highest quality of service, coaching and teaching, and personal investment in the industry; and we give you freedom to choose -- in person or via remote platforms from anywhere. We prefer to see our students face-to-face, but many of you can be rather busy! 


Our former students have earned matriculation or a position at the finest universities and companies in the world. And we never underestimate the potential of any single individual with whom we work.

Over the years, we've been honored to coach and guide students who, through our collaborative efforts, have found placements in institutions such as The University of Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Case Western Reserve University, Purdue University, The Air Force Academy, The Naval Academy, West Point, Carnegie Melon, Brown University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, THE Ohio State University, University of North Carolina, Baylor University, University of Texas-Austin, University of Florida, Rice University, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of Tennessee, University of South Carolina, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, Emory University, among many others

Beyond the undergraduate level, we also coach and advise students pursuing graduate, medical, or law degrees. Our work at this level is similar to that at the undergraduate level, but the stakes are often higher, given the implicit and explicit costs of reaching this point. Our former students have attended institutions such as University of Chicago, Rush Medical College, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM), Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University College of Medicine, Central Michigan University Medical School, University of Missouri at Kansas City Medical School, Amherst School of Law, McKinney School of Law, Baylor College of Psychology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, among others. 

Why Us


"This was by far the best investment we've made in our daughter's 

academic future. We can't thank you enough."


— Anne, Burr Ridge

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We boast a time-tested and proven archive of resources based on efficiency, effectiveness, and precision. Paired with our highly experienced coaches and advisers, our students and families receive the best coaching, tutoring, and advising available. Whether you're simply preparing for a test or other assessment, working ahead or through a course, planning for college (financials, programs and scholarships), or competing for top tier programs in medical, law, and engineering schools, we're here to help. 

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Big Future Academic's team members work hard to stay apprised on changes to courses, curricula, and standards so we can deliver unrivaled lessons, insights, and knowledge pertinent to the ever-changing high school, college, and career landscape. 

Learn more about our history and direction on the academic coaching & tutoring page!


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Exams, for better or worse, are often the gatekeepers to many institutions and programs. In addition, exams provide an opportunity to capitalize on merit scholarships, internships, and one-of-a-kind experiences. We boast over a decade's worth of real-world results. 

Learn more about what we can do on our exam prep page!

$80 - 100/hr

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We help students and parents find, prepare for, and navigate pathways across a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. These are not limited to four-year universities. We build customized plans for students seeking to maximize outcomes while minimizing cost and risk as they approach various careers and vocations.

Learn more about what we can do on our exam prep page!


*Advising and consulting can be integrated with academic coaching, tutoring, coursework prep, or exam prep or done separately; this includes placement, preparation, and financial guidance for college, trade, and ROTC and military pathways. 

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Don't be a stranger! Call us if you have any questions, and we will walk you through the details. 

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