Torah Academy's talented Mathematics Specialist, Mrs. Geula (Julia) Chertok was born and raised in Russia. She came to the US in 1992 with her husband and her older daughter. Mrs. Chertok holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education from Belarus State Pedagogical University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University at Chicago. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and AP Statistics to students at Clemente HS in Chicago, Vernon Hills and Libertyville High Schools, and also, working with students from elementary and middle school grades. Mrs. Chertok's naturally friendly and sweet disposition have endeared her to parents, faculty and most of all, of course, her students!