Our Tutors


Banks has a bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science. He has 7 years of experience tutoring all levels of mathematics, geometry, advanced algebra, calculus, English, social studies , the SAT/ACT as well as physics and computer science . Banks has been a credentialed middle school teacher for gifted students in grades 6-12 at GATE school. He fosters the creation of a solid foundation of their academics, helping them feel more confident about their knowledge and potential. In his spare time, Banks loves riding his bike.  


Katrina has several years of both teaching and tutoring experience in E.L.L., E.L.D., and E.S.L. for Spanish speakers. She has taught special programs at Marin Academy and is formally trained in L.I.P.S., Verbalize/Visualize, and Seeing Stars Lindamood-Bell reading programs. She also tutors elementary and middle school math, writing and spelling. Katrina is a time management and organizational skills coach for all grade levels.


Mallory has a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has over a decade of experience teaching high school mathematics with a specialization in Geometry and Algebra.  Mallory earned Teacher of the Year awards at two schools and has been widely recognized as a math teacher.  She has experience teaching and tutoring students of all backgrounds and consistently helps her students attain results.


Ryan has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin and is a current medical student. He teaches a wide range of K-12 and college students . He tutors math, science, English and writing skills , history and Spanish.  He also tutors standardized test prep., including the SSAT, ACT, SAT, and MCAT, with students scoring up to the 99th percentile for all exams. His students excel in science, English, statistics, biochemistry, Spanish and math . If you name it, he can tutor it.


McKenzie graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s in Integrative Biology. She has a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. She has over ten years of experience and success in tutoring ages ranging from first graders to high school seniors. Subjects include reading, phonics, writing, science , biology, chemistry, and all levels of K-12 math up to and including pre-calculus. McKenzie is well-acquainted with the state standards core checklist and ensures that her students’ learning aligns with the goals and expectations set forth by these standards.


BBA in marketing, management, computer information systems & operations system, MBA in marketing and management and an MIT in Applications development, plus several certifications with distinction.  Currently she is completeing her M.Ed with credentials in math and science. She has tutored 63 subjects, high stakes standardized tests and study skills. She has also taught for many years at both middle, high school, and college level.   


A native of Marin County, Gadiel attended the Branson School for high school. Gadiel earned a B.S. degree in Psychology from UC Davis, and a Master's degree in Education plus a California Teaching Credential. He has taught high school mathematics at Marin Academy. Having tutored math and the SAT/SSAT for over 10 years, he has experience working with students of all ages. Gadiel is a huge sports fan, coaches high school volleyball, basketball and baseball, and enjoys exploring the outdoors of Marin and San Francisco.


Cheryl attended both Yale and Stanford, holding an undergraduate degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies. She has worked as an educator and biologist for 20 years. Her three years of educational volunteer work includes teaching children in grades K-6 about science at the Waikiki Aquarium on Oahu. Cheryl excels at finding different ways to approach problems and drawing on the strengths of her students, whether they are audio, visual or kinetic learners.


Zack graduated from MIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 5 years of tutoring experience and has worked with students of all ages in a variety of subjects, including  K-12 mathematics, science, spanish, ACT and SAT test prep, and introductory computer programming. He enjoys teaching students how to break apart complex problems into components they can more easily tackle and aspires to help them develop better study habits so that students can more effectively learn on their own. Outside of tutoring, Zack loves playing baseball, mountain biking, reading. 


Todd attended Tufts Universitity for International relations. He studied Spanish for more than 20 years. His love and passion for the language inspired him to move to Madrid, Spain where he immersed in the culture and lived with a Spanish family who spoke no English. 

Todd has worked for Stanford University's Online High School for many years. As a result, he has a unique perspective on the rigorous demands of pre-collegiate students who strive to excel. He brings individualized attention to each student and welcomes all students, regardless of status. He has taught intensive Spanish classes and has tutored Spanish conversation since 2000. 


Chris has both a BA and MA in mathematics and has taught mathematics and science at Lowell High School in San Francisco for 10 years. He specializes in Physics, Honors Physics, Pre-Calc., Calculus AB, Calc. BC, Chemistry, Honors Chem., Geometry, Algebra 2, English, History and Linear Algebra. Chris also teaches students study skills and organization skills. His current hobbies are golfing and traveling.


A native of Marin County, Mickey attended Ross School and The Branson High School before going to UCLA where she graduated with honors. She is a writer and editor for books, magazine’s and newspapers. As well as reading and writing skills tutor for K-8 students. Mickey offers a nurturing and proactive style of connecting with students. Mickey conducts K-8 assessments and develops an online curriculum based on grade level and students’ needs. Mickey also tutors high school students in essay writing skills and college essays. In her spare time, Mickey enjoys hiking and editing for the Kentfield/Ross Bay Area Living magazine. 


Matthew is a student at Yale University. Outside of class, he studies classical piano and organizes biannual events for adopted Korean children. Areas of expertise include Algebra 1/2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB/BC, Multi-Variable Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science, Music Theory, and Chinese. Matthew is always eager to support students in all subjects and guide them through their studies.


Nicole has her master’s degree from NYU. She is a math, writing, science and history tutor who teaches algebra, English, organizational skills, essay writing, reading comprehension and time management skills. She tutors K-8 reading comprehension, phonics, writing and math . At the high school level, subjects of expertise include : Algebra 1, AP European History, AP U.S. History, Western Civ., AP English Composition and AP Literature. Nicole is an experienced executive function coach. She has a warm and nurturing personality that students gravitate towards.


Abigail is a Biology major at UCLA. She was a national merit scholar with a 4.4 GPA from Branson High School. Abigail is a well-versed tutor specializing in math, geometry, Algebra 1 and 2, chemistry/honors chemistry, biology/AP biology, writing skills and all levels of Spanish. She tutors all subjects and grade levels through Grade 12 and college level.