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Professor Frank Cardulla, M.S.

Professor Frank Cardulla
  • Niles North High School
  • University of Illinois
I hope you choose to join our family of students in high school, college, home school, and those who want to learn just for learning’s sake. Helping students has been my life's mission and I’d love to try and help you as well.

Professor Frank Cardulla taught at Niles North High School in Skokie, IL, from 1964 to 1999. He subsequently taught at Lake Forest High School and Libertyville High School. Professor Cardulla earned both his B.S. in Teaching of Chemistry with honors and his M.S. in Teaching of Physical Sciences from the University of Illinois. He has received the National Catalyst Award for Outstanding Chemistry Teaching, a Presidential Award for Science Teaching, and the National James Bryant Conant Award. Additionally, he has received citations from institutions such as MIT and the University of Chicago for being named "most influential teacher" by attending students. He has taught a wide variety of high school science courses, including regular-level and Honors and Advanced Placement Chemistry; Chemistry for the Health Sciences and Chemistry in the Community; regular-level Physics; and Science for Special Education Students. He served as Science Seminar Director and, additionally, was an Adjunct Professor for the Science Methods Teaching Course at Northwestern University.


"Frank Cardulla is a born educator. He knows how to break a complex topic down so it makes sense to a novice. I'm a "mature" student taking chemistry for the first time, and I don't know how I'd get through my course without this series."


"Of the many Great Courses I have purchased over the years, this was, by far, the best. Frank Cardulla was consistently engaging and should win a 'teacher of the year' award!"


"Well taught. Excellent organization. Professor Cardulla truly made it easy to learn chemistry."