Bern has an MA in Mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University and has been engaged in education for the past 45 years as a high school math teacher, computer science teacher, curriculum director, and principal. He also as been an adjunct professor at Harper College, Roosevelt University, National-Louis University, and the University of Illinois. Further, he has authored a computer applications textbook for middle school. Finally, in addition to tutoring math at Dominican University, Bern is an adjunct professor in both the Mathematics Department and the Education department.
Tom is a 1991 graduate of Eastern Illinois University. In 2001, he received an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and he is currently working on a Master's in applied Mathematics at Northeastern Illinois University. Tom has also worked as an adjunct math instructor since 2005.