Our Tutors

BANKS

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.  

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KATRINA

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.

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MALLORY

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.

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RYAN

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.

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McKenzie

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.

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LAILA

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.   

GADIEL

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

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

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, english, history, 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

Todd attended Tufts University 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

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.

KATIE

Katie attended Harvard University where she received her B.A. in Biological Anthropology and her M.Ed. In Curriculum and Instruction. A native of Marin County who attended Ross School and Redwood High, Katie returned to Marin to teach 6th-8th grade Math, Algebra, and Science at Del Mar Middle School and Kent Middle School for 10 years. For the last 6 years, she has worked as a Professional Learning Consultant and Subject Matter Matter Expert for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the K-12 Educational Learning Company, training and coaching K-12 teachers across the United States in both curriculum and practice-based instruction in Math, Science, English, and Social Studies. Katie holds a Multiple Subject credential (PreK-5) and Single Subject credential in Math.

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MATTHEW

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.

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SEAN

Sean has a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Santa Barbara, where he was a sports broadcaster for the university's radio station. He has a passion for youth development and a holistic approach to tutoring that incorporates executive functioning and character building. Sean has 5+ years of experience tutoring a broad range of subjects, with expertise in middle school math , Algebra 1/2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, English, History, SAT/ACT, as well as K-8 Math, Writing, and Reading comprehension. Sean's passions include skiing and theater. 

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ABIGAIL

Hello! My name is Abigail (Abi) and I graduated with honors from Elon University, where I studied Strategic Communications and Psychology. Throughout my time at Elon, I worked as a biology TA and learned teaching strategies through courses such as Educational Psychology. Some of the subjects I tutor are:  K-9 Math, Science, Writing , Biology, Environmental Science and English. I love to incorporate classroom education into real-world contexts as part of the learning process. In my free time, I love to go hiking with my puppy, Indi, and spend time at the beach.

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BONNIE

Bonnie is an educator, author and professional development trainer with a Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Bonnie has a California State Teacher Credential and certifications as a Pre K-Adult Reading Specialist and English Language Learner Specialist. She also completed a research fellowship connected to teaching math. Bonnie has blazed many trails in the field of public and private school education by developing system wide teaching and social justice initiatives to increase adult expertise in After School, In-School, Home School and Distance Learning settings for children and adults.  One of her proudest moments as a teacher was when her third grade students all received a four year college scholarship.

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STEPHENIE

Stephenie , a Fulbright Scholar , has taught and substitute taught reading, math, writing , social studies , and phonics/reading comprehension for grades K-12 in the Bay Area and overseas. Creative and resourceful, she believes in the power of play blended with enticing activities for young learners. 

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NICHOLAS

Nicholas is a dedicated learning and development professional with many years of experience teaching students from all ages. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California San Diego, a cutting-edge university that has positioned him to enlighten young minds. Nick believes the foundations for effective teaching are based on two critical factors: engagement and personalization. As no two students are the same, he is devoted to understanding each of his student’s learning processes. His teaching style is highly interactive, effective, and enthusiastic to promote participation from every student in math, reading , science , writing and time management skills.

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MICHELLE

Michelle is designated a “Highly Qualified Teacher” in the core academic subjects of English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Fine Arts. She is a Post-Secondary Counselor / College Advisor in private practice and was employed as such in two public high schools. Her 20+ years of classroom teaching experience covered grades 7 through 12. Michelle tutors secondary and college students in the Humanities, test prep, study skills, and organization. She earned her BA and Teaching Credential at UCLA. To keep abreast of research and innovations, Michelle has continued her education at USC and attended conferences organized by the Californa Teachers Association. Michelle’s experience includes educational needs - GATE, SPED, ED, ELL, adjudicated, and foster youth. She specializes in the whole child and helping him/her/them achieve their potential.

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MELISSA

Melissa has been a Junior High Teacher for the past 8 years, and a 7th Grade Homeroom Teacher for 6 years, teaching and tutoring grades 6 - 8.  She teaches all areas of Science, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Ecology, and prioritize teaching in an interactive manner, using labs, props, and demonstrations.  She has also taught English Language Arts focusing on works of literature and teaching the embedded vocabulary using context.  She tutors all subjects including Math, Science and English. She holds a Bachelor's in Biology and a Master's in Education.  

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KIMBERLY

Hello, my name is Kimberly and I hold an MA in Education, with a specialization in Early Childhood Development. My BA, from UCSD, is in Children and Educational Communications. Connecting with children is my superpower! In addition to my Masters in child development, I have ample experience in curriculum development, childcare program management, and teaching. My area of strength has always been motivating kids to love learning in all K-5 subjects. 

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CIARA

Ciara has a bachelor's degree in Human Rights and Art History from Barnard College, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. Ciara grew up in Marin and attended Marin Academy for high school. She has nine years of experience tutoring in math, social studies, English and ESL. Ciara has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Award for 2020-21 and is in the process of receiving a TESOL certification. Ciara is passionate about fostering a love of learning in her students, and also loves to run, hike, play soccer, and practice yoga. 

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ALLYSON

Allyson obtained her B.A. in Mass Communication from Loyola University New Orleans and taught at an accelerated private school in Metairie, Louisiana for three years. She has experience teaching all subjects across the curriculum from a kindergarten to 5th grade level. She also assists high school students in essay writing, journalistic writing, SAT writing, and with college admissions essays.

Allyson currently covers local government, school board and arts and entertainment for Piedmont Post. She covered local government for Beverly Hills Weekly and arts and entertainment for New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine prior to joining the Post as its City Reporter. 

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Jon (M.S.Ed., M.B.A)

Jon has an M.S. in Education from Concordia University and an MBA from Kellogg business school at Northwestern University . He is certified to teach grades 6-12 mathematics, computer science, business and marketing. Jon spent the past 20 years in education working as a program manager at the education publisher Houghton Mifflin and teaching in two of Wisconsin’s most prestigious high schools. He served on his School District’s Board of Education for 3 years. Jon is passionate about teaching all areas of middle school, high school and college mathematics, history and English and especially in raising the bar for and deeply engaging students in pre-Algebra and Algebra.