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Welcome Parents...


My name is TIKA HAAKE and I am Owner of CarpeDiem Academics. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, along with being a D1 athlete (gymnastics). I have been through so many growth experiences through my academic and athletic career, it became my passion to share and offer aid to students who may also be challenged during their times of academic growth. It's been my life's work developing this Academic & Life Coaching company and rest assured it's unlike any other. I blend the best, most concise academic course tutoring, along with honest and compassionate life coaching, to give your child the most well rounded, holistic support in achieving their goals.

Please don't hesitate to call me directly at 630-440-1244, to see how we can be of service to your child's needs. We currently offer in-person in the Chicago West Suburbs and online to all 50 states. 

My Story...

I started this academic and life coaching company 15 years ago because I had to share all that learned from my ridiculously stressful life balancing academics, athletic goals, and a lack of time to do them both well. 

I was in a state of feeling LOST and UNCONFIDENT in my academics and honors/AP classes, along with working hard managing a promising gymnastics career. I was RIDDLED WITH ANXIETY and panic, which only wasted my time and disrupted my focus to understand my academics... if only someone could have told me I was running in circles (a little too late Post Malone!). I wasn't sure what was important to study and what wasn't. I was so confused at times I would take it from the top and try to read the whole book, only to run out of time in the end! Ai yai yai! Does any of this sound familiar?!

Anyway, stay with me here... there is a HAPPY ending! So these years of blood (what, I did get many paper cuts!), sweat, and tears, I FINALLY understood how to study! I also figured out how to stay organized, focus on test taking, write a great outline for successful paper writing, and control my ANXIETY naturally. Anxiety is caused by feeling unprepared for the future, so let's do something about it!. I did accomplish my dreams of becoming a BioMedical Engineer and NCAA D1 athlete on a full scholarship.

My Mission...

CarpeDiem Academics, Inc. is a tutoring business that specializes in personalized tutoring services using a holistic approach. We provide tutoring for students of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of subjects, including math, science, English, and history.

Our mission is to provide our clients with the individualized attention they need to reach their academic goals. We strive to create an atmosphere of encouragement, respect, and accountability to help our students reach their highest potential. With our experienced and dedicated tutors, we are confident that we can help any student reach their goals 
without anxiety, frustration, losing their joy of learning, and having to drown in studying. 

We will give them academic 
clarity, inspiration, and organization... I know you will be thrilled with the results! 




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