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FATEN ABDALLAH

Co-Founder  

Online and Onsite Tutor

Mrs. Faten Abdallah has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science and has done graduate work in Foundations of Education. She favors discussions, dialogues, and simulations in a class. Mrs. Abdallah firmly believes that this manner of instruction is key to impactful and long-term learning. 

MALIHA KHAN

Co-Founder 

Online and Onsite Tutor

Mrs. Maliha Khan has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Genetics and has also done graduate work in Biochemistry. She has over 10 years of teaching  experience. Mrs. Khan believes in encouraging  students to develop critical thinking skills and understand that perseverance and hard work are key to successfully meeting any challenge.

Johnice Harvey

Online and Onsite Tutor

Prek-4th Science

5th-8th Science

GED Prep

Ms. Johnice Harvey has a Bachelor of Arts in both Sociology and Psychology, as well as a Masters of Science in Criminal and Social Justice. Ms. Harvey has tutored Science up to 12th grade, and has also worked as a GED instructor for nearly 2 years.She is friendly and supportive and obtains excellent results from my students by making lessons fun, interactive and informative.

Jamie Hintz

Online and Onsite Tutor

Ms. Jamie Hintz is an experienced professional with a passion for helping others to achieve their goals. Ms. Hintz has previously tutored in Mathematics both for a private company and at a school. In addition to this, she also has over 10 years experience working in workforce development and employment services, helping hundreds of people in their job search. 

AnnMarie Wiermanski

Online Tutor

Mrs. Ann Marie Wiermanski has taught preschool through adult education for over thirty years in the Rockford area. For the past twenty-five years, Mrs. Wiermanski has been primarily teaching at the middle school level. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MAT in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities. She holds an Illinois Teaching License with endorsements/approvals for K-9, Middle School Language Arts, Social Sciences, and Learning Disabilities. Ms. Wiermanski is a mother and a grandmother. Her hobbies include reading, walking, and needlework. She is pleased to be at ILMS and looks forward to tutoring new students in reading and/or writing.

Raghda Kharbouthily

Online Tutor

Ms. Raghda Kharbouthily was born in Syria and attained her pharmacy degree from Damascus University. She gained experience tutoring Arabic to kids and adults both in Syria and the United States. Following her passion for Arabic and Quran, she decided to study Qaida Noorania online from the Furqan Center, which is located in Medina. Ms. Raghda loves sharing her passion for the Arabic language with people of all ages and seeing them improve day by day.

Ameena Bokhari

Online Homeschool Teacher

Homeroom 3rd grade 

Ameena Bokhari is an experienced full time teacher and her classroom experience includes kindergarten, elementary school, and social science at the middle school level in the Chicagoland area. She is very passionate about working with students of all diverse backgrounds & levels. "We must invest in our youth. As educators we must sow the seeds & provide our very best to equip our students so they can experience success and achieve their full potential."
This year Ameena will be teaching 3rd grade homeroom via virtual learning and is very excited to join the ILMS team. Ameena is an Illinois certified teacher in elementary education, K-9. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Language Arts and Social Science from Northern Illinois University. Her education includes Masters of Arts coursework in Linguistics and ESL from Northeastern Illinois University.
Ameena is married and is mom of three wonderful children, one in college, high school and middle school. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with her loved ones.

Niki Hall

Onine Tutor

(Currently unavailable)

High School English

CogAT/ Grade Placement Test Prep

From the moment she first mastered her ABC’s, Ms. Niki Hall has spent her time crafting stories, essays, and poems. Ms. Hall used her writing skills to excel in college and ultimately obtain a BA in International Relations, with minors in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies. After college she entered the educational field, writing and delivering curriculum for Girl Scouts.Ms. Hall has obtained a certification for teaching English to speakers of other languages and currently teaches English as a Second Language to adults. At ILMS, she tutors all students of English, whether studying for general exams, honing study skills, or perfecting essay writing. When she's not teaching, Ms. Hall enjoys cooking, sewing, and spending time with her daughter and husband.

Jenilee Johnson

Online and Onsite Tutor

Physics,Statistics, Biology

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Biology, AP Physics, Geometry

Ms. Jenilee Johnson's greatest passion in life is teaching. She was born and raised in Sycamore, Illinois, and experienced great success at school and at university due to amazing and unforgettable teachers. This is the foundation of Ms. Johnson's commitment to helping out her students, whatever their abilities may be. Currently, she's studying a masters degree specializing in teaching secondary sciences, rounding out her undergraduate background in Biochemistry. Her areas of expertise are Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. Ms. Johnson's passions outside of the classroom are working with the Daughters of the Nile, which is a non-profit organization that supports the Shriner's Hospital for Children as well as maintaining her hobby farm. 

Iffy Kaja

Online Tutor

Math, Science, English, AP Courses, and Test Prep

Iffy simply loves the challenge of taking anything, breaking it down and being able to explain it to anyone! With more than 20+ years of experience tutoring a wide slew of subjects including Math, English and Test prep. The two most important lessons that she has learnt is "always make it fun" and "always engage the pupil." 

She has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Computer Engineering and an MBA too. For hobbies: she loves to dance (those feet never skip a good beat), read (rite of passage that she gets lost in books), the curious quest for random knowledge lol (she can't help herself honestly), yoga (the human body in motion is breathtaking), and singing (everywhere)!  

May Alani

Online Tutor


Mrs May Alani lives Bloomington, Indiana and has  worked alongside the Arabic department at Indiana University for over five years. She has a bachelors and masters degree both in Arabic Language from Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, Iraq. May has previously taught four years of Arabic in a high school in Baghdad, Iraq.

Mrs May Alani loves teaching Arabic because it is a beautiful language that has a lot of culture behind it.

Fatheya Elwan

Online and Onsite Tutor

Mrs. Fatheya Elwan has more than 10 years teaching Arabic to students. Mrs. Elwan is a member of the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages. She is looking forward to teaching young children Arabic.

Gerald Neff

Onsite Tutor

High School Math and Test Prep

Gerald Neff, Masters of Science in Education (Mathematics). He has successfully taught for over 40 years.  Mr. Neff began his career in Australia, and then did teaching in northern Illinois public middle and high schools.  For many years,Mr. Neff taught as an adjunct instructor at Rock Valley College and is now in his twelfth year at Rockford IQRA School.  The classes he has taught range all the way from grade six math to college math courses, including AP Calculus and AP Statistics.

Yusuf Zahurullah

Onsite and Online Tutor

High school/College Math: up to Calculus

Physics: Algebra based

AP English

SAT/ACT Test Prep

SAT Math

High School Reading Comprehension/Essay help

 Mr. Yusuf Zahurullah is currently a Sophomore at Stanford University studying History and Computer Science. Yusuf is an Auburn High School Gifted Academy Class of 2019 alum. 
He is interested in making an impact on students' lives by helping them make strides in their education. Mr. Zahrullah has a strong background in standardized test taking and wants to help students achieve the excellence in school that they are capable of. He performed very well on his standardized exams in high school in the categories listed and wants to help students in those areas, building up his skills to become a better tutor and instructor for years to come. 

Stephan F Poland

Online Tutor

Mr. Stephen Poland spent about ten years after graduating from the University of California in Davis working in engineering
as a Civil Engineer. After having kids he returned to school to get a Masters of Education from the college of Mount Saint Joseph. For the last ten years Mr. Poland has been teaching math and/or science to high school
students.
His favorite classes include Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physical Science. Mr. Poland enjoys helping
students to find the best learning practices for them. When possible he especially enjoys making a game
of learning.

Yasmin Z. Ally-Jameer

Online Homeschool Teacher

Elementary General Education Teacher| Secondary Special Education Teacher| Doctoral Candidate

Yasmin is a Doctoral Candidate at Capella University, specializing in K-12 Studies in Teacher Leadership.  She has a Masters in Elementary Education from the College of Staten Island and a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from Peru State College.  Yasmin also has experience teaching elementary-level and secondary-level students in a variety of settings.  As a former education substitute teacher at local public schools in New York and New Jersey,  she has experience teaching pre-k to sixth-grade students in an urban school system. Yasmin's goal is to combine her range of experience and education with her ability to be an attentive and adaptable teacher using empathy and emotional intelligence skills to manage her classroom effectively.

Liz Mykrantz

Online Tutor

k-8 Math and English

Ms. Liz Mykrantz is from Rochelle, Illinois. Her undergrad degree (Associate’s) came from Highland Community College, in 1997, and she received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, K-9, in 2000. After graduating, Liz worked at Huntington Learning Center in Rockford, Illinois as a Managing Director for 6+ years. After deciding to leave Huntington she taught elementary, middle and high school. Liz has over 11 years of experience, in the Rockford area, Belvidere, Macomb and the suburbs of Chicago. Since going back into the classroom, she pursued her LBS1 certification, special education. Currently Liz is also teaching at an International Bachelorette Middle School in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

Wen Zhang (Joanna)

Online tutor

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Janet Belisle

Online Homeschool teacher

2nd Grade Homeroom

STEM Tutor for Elementary Grades

BA in History

AA in Early Childhood Education.

Develop and direct activities for students between 3-5 years of age 

Develop and direct activities at a site serving 30 youth, grades K-5

Collaborate with program director to prepare developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities 

 Develop and direct activities at a site serving 42 youth, grades K-5 

 Instructed and evaluated a class of 20 students ages 3-5 

Worked as part of a team to create a full year of developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum for Ho Chunk Tribal students.

Oula Abdulrazzak

Online and Onsite tutor

Arabic and Quran

Profile:

Ola Abdulrazzak is currently a student at Rock Valley College. Ola  is working on getting her Associates in Science.  She is a fluent Arabic speaker.  She loves to share her love of the Arabic language with others.  She has experience in teaching Arabic and Quran through the Ibn Masood Maktab in Rockford and Sunday School.  She can teach the Qaida Noorania as well as the Baghdadi Primer.  

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