Our Tutors

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 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). Currently, Alexis works as a Math and Literacy Interventionist 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.

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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.  

Annie S.

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 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. Eve’s calm disposition puts students at ease, and she excels at helping students build confidence.

Hans M.  

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 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, 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

 Jana T.

Jana holds a master’s degree in Education as well as a BS in the field of Engineering.  She is currently in her ninth year of teaching, working with fourth grade students at Malletts Bay School in Colchester.  She has experience working with students up through high school and her strength is in mathematics instruction.  During her free time, Jana enjoys snowboarding and traveling to new places.  This is Jana’s seventh year working with Walker Tutoring Services.

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.

Jennifer W.

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.  Accepting new students.

Jory H.

Jory grew up in Bennington, VT, and swore when she went to college in Michigan in 2003 that this  was the last time she’d ever live in VT. She wanted more people, more things to do, and more Indian food. For ten years, she got all of those things — in Ann Arbor, Rabat (Morocco), DC, and Boston. She worked as a bookseller for a number of years, and went back to school to study children’s literature at Simmons College. Ten years later she came back to VT, though. Jory now lives in Burlington, and loves living here.
For the last six years, Jory has been teaching English and History from grades 6-12. She’s an avid reader (especially of YA books), and also likes to help students strengthen their own writing. She’s taking a pause from classroom teaching this year, but always loves working with students and helping them engage with their work, find the deep learning, and feel success.

Katie A.

Katie is currently pursing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Vermont under the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) IGERT Fellowship. She received a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Katie previously worked as a student teacher and mentor in high school physics classes, providing students with additional lab experiments and computer programming lessons to enhance the daily classroom experience. Her teaching style incorporates activities and visual aids to connect math and science concepts to real-world applications. Outside of school, Katie enjoys playing board games and spending time in the mountains.

Katy W.

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.  

Kyle R.

Kyle grew up in Shelburne and studied biology at Brown University, where he also worked as a teaching assistant for several biology courses. After college, he undertook a Fulbright graduate research fellowship in New Zealand, where he investigated long-term plant community change on the South Island (and developed a taste for Marmite). He has a long background in teaching, extending back to his days as an educator/counselor at the Champlain Valley Union HS Summer Camp in Hinesburg. His specialties are science and math, and the thing he loves most about tutoring is helping students find their inner curiosity. When he’s not tutoring, you’ll probably find him playing guitar with his band or riding his bike while he looks for birds.  Accepting new students for the summer.

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 Hearthstone.  Accepting new students for the summer.

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.

Lindsay V.

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.

Megan M.

Megan is from Brandon, Vermont and holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Vermont. After college, Megan traveled to Fiji to teach the 5th grade, and then to Argentina to work in a children’s hospital. She has been employed at the UVM Medical Center for the past three years and is currently a surgical technician in the operating room. Megan’s primary tutoring subjects are biology, chemistry, math, and SAT prep. In her free time she enjoys running, golfing, volunteering, and playing with her pet bunny Frijole.  Accepting new students.  

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.

Ryan I.

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.  Accepting new students.