Our Tutors

COVID-19 Update:  

In an effort to limit social contact and keep everyone safe, all of our tutors are now offering online tutoring.  Some tutors are also available for in-person tutoring.

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.


Adam RAdam R.

Adam has been a teacher since 1990, and a special educator for the past two years.  He loves to help with math, writing, and reading for comprehension.  Recently he’s been learning more and more about the structured language approach to teaching reading.  In addition to being a teacher, Adam is a father who loves the great outdoors.  Some of his favorite things to do are tend to his fruit trees and berry bushes, and then to turn the fruits of those labors into jams, butters, muffins and cakes.  Adam and his wife go hiking as often as they can get away with, and while the Long Trail end-to-end is beyond their scope, they are working towards the Long Trail “side to side” (hiking all the different side trails and approach trails!).  Accepting new students


Alexis K.  

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.


Ali BAli B.  

Ali grew up on a farm in Norwich, VT and spent her childhood in the outdoors. She attended Emory University in Atlanta, graduating with a dual degree in Environmental Studies and African Studies with a focus on Sustainable Agriculture. After college, Ali moved to Bozeman, Montana, where she worked as a youth ski instructor in the winters, and spent her summers as a ranch guide in Yellowstone National Park leading horseback riding trips. Ali began her journey into education in earnest when she led a group of high school students on a summer study abroad program to La Paz, Mexico. Since then, Ali has taught math and sciences in several alternative schools, including A Mountain Classroom, a hiking-based environmental education program in the White Mountains; The Traveling School, an all-girls semester school for high schoolers that travels through southern Africa while diving into a place-based curriculum of the region; and the Bozeman Field School, an experiential high school in Montana. Ali recently began her graduate studies at UVM, where she is working towards dual Master’s degrees in Education and Food Systems.  Accepting new students.


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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.


Amy B.

Amy is a US sailing instructor, active outdoors woman, previously licensed educator (20+ years), and world traveler who loves connections between mathematics, science, nature, and the arts.  Amy holds two masters degrees in applied mathematics and applied statistics.  Her educator experience includes teaching middle school through high school students (public and boarding schools in NH, MA, and VT) and college adults in mathematics and statistics, as well as homeschooling two of her own children elementary through high school in all subjects.  Amy’s part time career and labor of love has been advocating for students and individuals with learning differences, including exceptional students.
Amy’s primary approach to tutoring is to create relationships with students (and their families) to facilitate open and motivating work environments.   She genuinely invests herself in her students as whole individuals bringing with her creative problem solving ideas and approaches.  With a goal to identify and remove barriers,  Amy seeks to inspire natural interest, set and achieve personal student goals, while truly enjoying time spent together.  When she’s not tutoring, Amy enjoys traveling and sailing in the Caribbean (when time permits), teaching sailing to the adaptive community in Burlington, and she remains actively involved in her adult children’s lives.   Amy desires to give back and share her skills with her local community.  Accepting new students

 


Dev N.

Dev obtained his undergraduate degree from Hobart College in 2014 after studying History and Education and is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Special Education at the University of Vermont.  A lifelong learner, Dev has traveled the world trying different foods, talking to people, and experiencing culture in places like Nova Scotia, Wales, and Inner Mongolia. He’s also a drummer and can be seen playing his vintage Ludwig set occasionally around town. He likes dogs, cats, skiing, and playing hockey- he’s from Western New York and is a long-suffering fan of the Sabres and Bills (this is their year!).  He’s currently starting as a Para-Educator for the Colchester Middle School Special Education program for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Accepting new students

Eric H-S.Eric H-S.

Eric is a licensed Professional Engineer (Electrical) in the state of Vermont. He has more than 20 patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University in May 2015 and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Vermont in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He is currently an ASIC Product Development Engineer at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Essex Junction, VT. Eric’s primary tutoring subjects are math and electrical engineering. Outside of work, Eric enjoys spending time with his two dogs, hiking, skiing and cooking. Accepting new students

Eve G.

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.  As well as tutoring, Eve is a teacher at Davis Studio, where she helps students of all ages express themselves through art. Eve’s calm disposition puts students at ease, and she excels at helping students build confidence.


Hayden C.  

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, and is currently a long-term sub for 10th grade humanities at Colchester High School. “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.


Helene SHelene S.

Helene is originally from just outside Boston. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Syracuse University. After graduation, Helene worked as a photographer and photo editor for various publications in Boston, Maine and Washington D.C. Helene is a career switcher and got her masters in special education from University of Virginia. She is currently employed at Montpelier High School as a special educator. Helene’s licensure is from kindergarten to age 22 in special education. She is trained in many literacy programs and enjoys working with all ages on reading and writing. When not working, Helene is spending time with her children and the many animals that live with them. If there is a spare moment, her favorite thing to do is curl up with one of those animals and a good book. She wants to share that love of reading with all children.  Accepting new students.


Jared K.  

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.  


Jeremy AJeremy A.

Jeremy is a current medical student at the University of Vermont – Robert Larner College of Medicine. In his undergraduate studies, he majored in Biochemistry and Public Health. Initially, he was torn between pursuing a career in Financial Applications or Public Health, but in the end he chose neither (take that Wall Street!) and decided to become a Physician to help the underserved. During some of his courses, he vividly remembers being referred to as the “Calculus God” because he enjoyed applied mathematics so much.   Jeremy is great at imbuing his students with feelings of confidence and and helping them enjoy their coursework. One of Jeremy’s core tenets is to be passionate about what you do, regardless of the task and you will reap nominal rewards! That passion is the driving force behind his approach to learning.

In our current academic climate, Jeremy truly believes innate knowledge is not sufficient. Being able to think critically and flexibly will offer dividends in many of today’s most competitive disciplines. Hard work and perseverance are paramount in achieving academic success. These are values Jeremy instills in all of his students and are life-long skills needed to succeed in any endeavor.In the crucible of difficult learning environments, he has helped students with SAT prep, ACT prep and tutored others in Organic Chemistry, Trigonometry, Physics, Biology, Biochemistry, Algebra, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Writing skills, Statistics, Reading, Basketball and Futbol de Americano (Football) and Soccer. He has tutored clients of all ages, of all backgrounds–a potpourri of demographics. He is a firm believer in habit and perseverance, qualities he hopes to instill in his students.


Katie BKatie B.  

Originally from Burlington, Katie is a recent graduated from Bates College with a BS in Chemistry and a concentration in Physics and Religion. At Bates, she ran cross country and track year-round with her college team. Katie is pursuing higher education in medicine, recently took the MCAT, and is currently working as a Medical Scribe in the Emergency Department at UVMMC. Katie was a peer tutor throughout college, acted as a Student Manager for other tutors, and is a CRLA certified tutor. With a love for chemistry, physics, and math, Katie can offer support for students to tackle academics with confidence and come to love their courses. In her free time, Katie loves exploring Vermont’s beautiful trails and landscapes, either through running, hiking or on cross country skis.

Kristen L.

Kristen is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she received her B.A. in psychology. After graduation, Kristen went on to obtain a Master’s degree in elementary education from Boston College. Kristen’s passion for teaching is boundless. She has taught grades Pre-k-6, elementary Spanish, art, and environmental science for more than 20 years. In 2008, Kristen started her own environmental literacy, library-based program called Wildthings. Kristen believes that good teaching should always involve some level of play. Whether it’s playing with words, concepts, or numbers, Kristen believes students learn best when they are relaxed and having fun. When Kristen isn’t teaching, she is hiking in the woods with her two boys, fossil hunting, or creating picture books about the wonders of the natural world. Accepting new students

Kyler S.

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 Magic the Gathering.


Laura W.

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.


Lexie PLexie P.

Lexie is originally from Concord, New Hampshire. She graduated from St. Lawrence University with a bachelor’s in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing. Over the summers she has taught Creative Writing and Myths and Legends through the Duke Talent Identification Program. During the school year she is a graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of Vermont, continuing her studies in literature.  Lexie has also worked as an assistant teacher for reading comprehension.  When she’s not reading or writing, Lexie is playing guitar and singing in her band The Sundials. She can also be found on the summits of the Green Mountains with snacks and lots of sunscreen.


Michael BMichael B.  

Michael holds a bachelor’s of science in math from UVM.  Prior to joining Walker Tutoring, Michael worked as a high school math teacher for five years.  His favorite topics to tutor are algebra 2, precalculus, and calculus (all levels).  In addition to math, Michael works with students on computer science, physics, test preparation, and some writing.  Outside of tutoring Michael enjoys hiking, cooking, playing strategy games, and creating music.


Nat S.

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.


Shari B.Shari B.

Shari holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts and studied education at the University of New Mexico before getting her teaching license for secondary level math. She has been teaching, both in the classroom and as a tutor, for over a decade, and although she has also worked in computer programming and finance, she feels teaching is her calling. Tutoring is Shari’s favorite form of teaching because it allows her to focus on a single student’s needs and to get to know that student as a learner and a person.  Shari is comfortable and adept at working with students in grades 7 through 12 on all math topics (i.e. basic math through calculus), as well as with the math portion of SAT and ACT.  She has considerable experience working with students with learning disabilities and math phobias. She enjoys helping students with extra learning challenges identify their strengths and develop an understanding of themselves as learners. She has an encouraging and respectful tutoring style and often includes support with organization, prioritization, and the development of metacognitive strategies (applying what you know about how you think/learn to your studies) in her tutoring sessions.

Shari grew up on an organic farm in Maine and has lived in Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Vermont. She is a Master Gardener and has studied the use of local wild plants as food and medicine. She meditates regularly and loves to be in nature. Her hobbies include gardening, bicycling, swimming, birdwatching, shopping yard sales, and pondering math and physics. Shari lives in Charlotte with her husband Eric and daughter Lily.  Accepting new students.


Thomas AThomas A.

Thomas is a research fellow at the University of Vermont. He conducts research on the biogeochemical drivers that lead to soil aggregate destabilization and dissolved organic carbon flux in streams. With a M.S. in Geology and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, he is passionate about environmental protection, public health and education. His tutoring experience includes over four years of working with students on math, physics, chemistry and improving study habits.  At the University of Vermont, he taught the laboratory sections of undergraduate courses such as Environmental Geology. Thomas is also an assistant faculty member at the Governor’s Institute on Environmental Science and Technology. The Governor’s Institute provides high school students with a hands-on experience in collecting environmental data, assessing the water quality of streams in Vermont, and exploring a variety of career options. In his free time, you will likely find Thomas rock climbing or cooking dinner and watching musicals with his friends.  Accepting new students.