Test Prep

About Our Center

Since 2004, the Huntington Learning Center in Oswego has been providing high quality tutoring and test prep services to students from Oswego, Aurora, Yorkville, Plainfield, and beyond. We partner with area districts and schools (both public and private) and are familiar with the learning standards and classroom expectations for area schools. More recently we have stayed closely informed of the changes to the ACT and redesigned SAT, and the decision by the Illinois State Board of Education to require public high school juniors to take the SAT.

Alexa Backus, who has been with Huntington since 1993 and the Oswego center since 2008, is the Center Director and oversees student instructional programs and parent relationships. In addition to her center responsibilities, she serves on the District 308 Legislative Committee and is an officer for the Character Counts Coalition of Oswego/Montgomery. Matthew Mayton joined the center in 2015 and serves as the Assistant Director. Carter Risdon is the center’s Executive Director and Owner and has been with Huntington since 2006.

Our center is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a leading national accreditor of educational institutions. Additionally, we are proud business sponsors/members of the District 308 PRIDE Program, OHS and OEHS Sports Boosters, and Oswego Chamber of Commerce. We maintain an A+ Business Review Rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

We are extremely proud of the students with whom we have worked over the years and look forward to working with your student!


1130 Douglas Road
Oswego, IL 60543

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  • Monday - Thursday: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Areas We Service

Montgomery, Oswego, Bristol, Plainfield, Aurora, Naperville

Schools We Service

STARS Autism Program, John C Dunham STEM Partnership School, STEPS Program, SUCCESS Academy, Connections Program, Directions Program, Transition Program, Boulder Hill Elem School, Long Beach Elem School, Oswego East High School, Thompson Jr High School, Churchill Elem School, Fox Chase Elementary School, Plank Junior High, St Luke's Lutheran School, Oswego High School, Southbury Elem School, Kendall Co Opportunity School, Oswego Goal, Nicholson Elem School, View MoreRose E Krug Elem School, G N Dieterich Elem School, Traughber Jr High School, Hinsdale Twp HSD 86 Adult Opportunities Program, Cherry Hill EC and Elem School, Tapestry Alop, Proviso THSD 209 Dream School View Less

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Nationwide Tutoring & Test Prep

Why does Huntington Learning Center work? For almost 40 years, we’ve treated students as individuals, and tailored our tutoring programs to fit their unique needs, academic goals and schedules. The best part? Our tutoring centers are proven to accelerate academic results, so you can trust us to help your child succeed.

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Our Key to Success Is Our Proven Method

At Huntington Learning Center, we understand that one size does not fit all students. Our method is a 4-step approach that works and truly sets our programs apart — and we have decades of experience, and countless success stories to prove it. If your student needs a tutor who can provide personalized, one-on-one attention, come to one of our learning centers to find out how we can help enrich his or her academic journey.

Huntington Proven Method Gets Results

Huntington’s proven method gets results

“Huntington has completely changed how my daughter felt about school. It really was the best call I’ve ever made!”

Parent Testimonials

Reading and Math

"My son always struggled in math and reading. He was in the 5th grade and he had always placed below average on reading tests. He was also bringing home low grades on tests. We finally decided to enroll him in the Huntington Learning Center in Oswego. The best thing we have ever done. He is now reading at grade level and he is getting an A in math. All of his tests scores are in the 90's. We couldn't be happier with our decision to send him to HLC. We are considering sending over the summer just to keep his mind active!"

FROM: Kellie

ACT Prep

"As parents, we wanted to provide the best opportunity for our child to succeed in school. So, we reached out to the Huntington Learning Center in Oswego for assistance in helping her overcome difficulties with reading comprehension along with honing her math and test-taking skills. The one-on-one guidance Huntington provided was extremely beneficial, especially in preparing for the ACT. Our daughter added 12 points to her original score after following Huntington's ACT prep guidelines. The smile on her face after receiving her ACT score and knowing she could now get accepted into her college of choice was worth every penny we spent. What's more important than investing in your child's future!"


The Results Are In: Huntington Helps

At each of our local tutoring centers, our experienced tutors tailor test prep and teaching styles to meet the unique needs of each student and get the best results in the tutoring and test prep industry. After only 3 months of tutoring, our students have achieved:


Grade Levels Growth In reading & math


Point Increase On ACT score


Point Increase On SAT score

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