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 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 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
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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. 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 Magic the Gathering.
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 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. Accepting new students
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.
Mike originally hails from Concord, New Hampshire where he has been teaching and tutoring since 2014. Mike’s forte is working with students in the sciences and mathematical realm, most notably for kids on the Autism spectrum. Before moving to Vermont, Mike taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, Aerospace Sciences, and Technology & Design at Academy of Science and Design in Nashua, NH. Mike’s teaching experience also includes Parker Academy in Concord NH, a special education Middle/High School for students on the spectrum. At Parker, he led the physics and upper level mathematics courses. The one-to-one teaching experience at Parker is where Mike learned his elevated skills as a tutor. Beyond teaching, Mike participated in the review process for the newly revamped Science Curriculum Standards in 2016, as well as creating and translating high school and college level mathematics from textbooks into digital learning aids for students. Those aids have become critical tools for remote learners during the pandemic.
Mike holds a M.Ed in STEAM curriculum through Clemson University. Ever in pursuit of knowledge, he is back at his alma mater, St. Michael’s College here in Colchester, VT completing a second B.S. in physics. (His first degree is in psychology). Accepting new students.
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.