Our tutors include classroom teachers, special educators, and math and physics PhD students. All have specialized backgrounds in math, science and/or the humanities, as well as extensive pedagogical experience. All excel at making material accessible, alleviating anxiety, and helping students find joy in learning.
Alexis is originally from Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Education. She holds licenses to teach Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-8). Alexis has worked as a Math and Literacy Interventionist, and is currently a special educator for 4th and 5th grade students at the Thomas Fleming School in Essex Junction. She also recently began taking classes in pursuit of her M. Ed. in Special Education at Saint Michael’s College. Alexis spends her summers teaching sailing and spending as little time as possible indoors! When she is not teaching or in class herself, Alexis is most likely found on a sailboat, hiking, dreaming of future travel destinations, or in a cafe sipping coffee. Accepting new students.
Amelia dedicated her undergraduate work at Hampshire College to developing remediation strategies for riparian conservation land in Massachusetts. While maintaining her strong connection to outdoor environments, she also works in a particle physics lab at the University of Massachusetts. Over the past seven years Amelia has tutored students in science, math and writing. On sunny days, she can be found rock climbing throughout New England or paddling the coastlines of Lake Champlain with her dog Peaty. Most of all, Amelia enjoys working collaboratively with students using experiential, inquiry-based lessons to make meaningful connections with learning. Accepting new students.
Annie teaches English Language Learning to students in grades PreK-8 at Shelburne Community School and Charlotte Central School. Originally from Colorado, Annie graduated from Cornell College with a Bachelors in Sociology and Women’s Studies, and Saint Michael’s College with a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She has experience teaching and tutoring writing, math, reading and vocabulary to students of all ages, and spent a year teaching in Brazil. She particularly loves working with children to help them become engaged in their learning through skill-building games, activities, and projects. Annie is the oldest of seven children and was homeschooled until high school. In her free time, she bakes bread and plays nerdy board games. Accepting new students for the summer.
Eve earned a degree in elementary and special education at the State University of NY College at Geneseo. She taught sixth grade in her hometown of Chittenango, NY, has been a homeschool instructor, and a private tutor. Eve’s calm disposition puts students at ease, and she excels at helping students build confidence.
Hans graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Earth Science. He holds a Master’s in Environmental Geochemistry from Dartmouth as well. After college, he moved out West to begin a career in science education, which found him teaching field courses in Sequoia, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Redwood, and Rocky Mountain National Parks. After coming back to New England for his Master’s, he moved to Burlington to help open Vermont Commons School where he designed the Environmental Science and Math curricula. After 13 years, he left VCS in 2011, after helping usher in a new leadership team. For the last six years, Hans has been the owner and face of SoYo Frozen Yogurt in Burlington’s South End. Outside of work, he loves skiing in the winter, paddle boarding in the summer, hiking all year, and watching his kids grow up. Accepting new students.
Hayden is from Burlington, Vermont and holds a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Prescott College located in the mountains of Arizona. He has been working in schools since 2011, most recently teaching high school English in Tucson, Arizona. “I am particularly interested teaching meta-cognitive skills that go into being a great student: organization, reading strategies, self-awareness, curiosity. Most skills are easier to practice than we think and can help us in every area of our lives.” Hayden tutors students in math, physics, reading/writing and test preparation. In his free time Hayden likes to practice mindfulness through meditation, play basketball, and laugh with his friends. Accepting new students for the summer
Jared holds a master’s degree in Mathematics from UVM. He has been tutoring for almost 13 years dating back to when he was a peer tutor during his undergraduate degree. More recently, he worked at Norwich University as a math specialist for their Academic Achievement Center. In his tutoring sessions he likes to incorporate many different styles of explanation to find his student’s best learning style. The moments he enjoys most about tutoring are when everything just clicks into place for his tutee. His favorite class to tutor is calculus but he also has a lot of experience in statistics, pre-calculus, algebra, and geometry. When he is not tutoring he enjoys baking bread, playing board games, and hiking.
Originally from a small town in California, Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in Communications from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, a graduate degree in Communications from Stanford University and an Education degree and Credential from Santa Clara University. With almost 20 years experience teaching kindergarten to college, she specializes in creating relationships that foster curiosity and support academic success. When she’s not entertaining herself with wild nights poring over essays or concocting science experiments using Legos, Jennifer can be found running marathons and wearing shorts in the snow.
Katy has been a math teacher for ten years, teaching mathematics at the college and high school levels. Katy’s own interest in mathematics began at Smith College where she earned her BA in mathematics, studying calculus, chaos theory and number theory at advanced levels. After teaching for several years and studying art, another passion, Katy earned her master’s in mathematics education (MEd.) from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her interests extend beyond mathematics to working with students to fully understand the concepts and intricacies of learning: getting to know one’s self as a learner, working with organization and study-skills for adolescents and encouraging students to advocate for their learning in the classroom. Katy has tutored subject matter for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, Praxis and college entrance examinations as well as writing and Physics. In her educational research, Katy focuses on the engagement of students with mathematics as informed by the students’ own identities as math learners. Katy is a Vermonter who loves skiing, kayaking and all things outdoors. She currently teaches mathematics at Randolph Union High School in Randolph and lives in Montpelier. Accepting new students.
Kyler earned a master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Vermont in 2012, and is currently working at Champlain College and Vermont Commons School. Before graduate school, Kyler pushed himself to try something challenging and completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. He enjoyed the hike so much that he did it again in 2015 with his fiancée! While tutoring, Kyler works to approach problems from an angle each student can relate to and strives to pull out that big “aha!” moment of understanding from the student. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, and playing Hearthstone. Accepting students in the Waterbury/Stowe area.
Laura is a full-time Spanish teacher at Essex High School where in addition to teaching, she is the Curriculum Content Leader for World Languages. This year, Laura is teaching Spanish 4, 5, and AP Spanish. Laura is originally from Rutland, and attended the University of Vermont. She moved to South Burlington with her two children in 2010 from Philadelphia, PA, where they had lived for seventeen years. Laura has a daughter who is a junior in high school and a son who graduated last year. At 5:30am each weekday morning you can find Laura out in the field for her two mile walk with her beloved dog Sammie and at 5:30pm sitting with her kitty by the fire. Laura loves teaching and working with students whether it be in the classroom or in a one-one-one tutoring session. Accepting new students.
Lindsay holds a degree in mathematics from Saint Mary’s College of California and a post-baccalaureate science certificate from the University of Vermont. She is working on her master’s degree in mathematics. She currently teaches math at Essex High School and has over ten years of experience tutoring students of all ages. Lindsay loves working with students and seeing them achieve understanding and mastery of both small goals and challenging concepts. In her free time she enjoys running, yoga, ballet and hiking.
Nat holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Lawrence University. Since graduating, Nat has taught high school math all over the country, most recently in Vermont. He is currently a graduate student in the Complex Systems and Data Science program at UVM. In his free time, he is an avid mountain biker and skier.
Originally from Waltham, MA, Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering with a concentration in biophysics at the University of Maine and is currently a master of science candidate at the University of Vermont, studying Biostatistics. Ryan has taught math and physics, including topics in linear algebra, calculus, differential equations, statistical mechanics, kinematics, and electromagnetism. Ryan’s teaching style involves breaking down difficult concepts to make them less intimidating, and then building a full understanding from the individual pieces. Outside of the classroom, Ryan is a professional soccer referee who enjoys running, skiing, music, and video games.