Realize your Goals - Reach for the Stars

Achieve excellence with private tutoring from an astrophysicist with a PhD from Cornell. A university professor with over 17 years of teaching and tutoring experience, Professor Leisman gives you only the best so you can be your best.

Professor Leisman has extensive experience working with students at all levels, from high school to graduate level, and from prisons to the Ivy League. He has helped students place highly in advanced astronomy competitions like the USAAO exam, and exceed their expectations in courses ranging from basic GED algebra to college level electromagnitism.

Professor Leisman has worked with students with learning and other disabilities, and students requiring a wide range of accomodations. He cares deeply about each student, and will structure sessions to best suite your needs.

Testamonials: what students are saying about Prof. Leisman

  • Best Professor I have had, and probably ever will.

    - Astronomy student working on advanced extragalactic astronomy

  • Professor Leisman is awesome! He is always there to help you through Astronomy and is very easy to talk to even if it is not about Astronomy.

    - Introductory Astronomy Student working on basic general astronomy

  • Best teacher ever.

    - Newtonian Mechanics Student working on topics in calculus based intro mechanics


Fair hourly rates available given his experience and demands on his time.
Please reach out with any questions or special considerations.

  • $200/hr Weekdays
    Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm US central time
  • $225/hr Weeknights
    Monday - Thursday after 6pm US central time
  • $250/hr Weekends
    Friday after 6pm CT, Saturday, or Sunday
  • $225+/hr Weekdays
    In Person
    Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm US central time
  • $275+/hr Nights/Weekends
    In Person
    after 6pm CT, Saturday or Sunday

Pricing above includes reasonable preparation time; occasional advanced topics may require additional background work which is charged at the weekday rate after your approval. Minimum sessions are 30 minutes on weekdays; 60 minutes on weekends.
In person rates assume meeting at or near Dr. Leisman's workspace in North Chicago; He is happy to travel to your location in the Chicago area, with rates negociable based on location. Please reach out for more information.

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Professor Leisman is always happy to consider serious applications from learners of any age or level.
Get started by contacting him via the form below