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 in the Montpelier area.
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 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 starting in early December.
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.
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.
Originally from New York City, John received his BA in Mathematics from Middlebury College in 2019, where he tutored Calculus I-III for four years. He now works as a Data Scientist in the Burlington area. John is particularly interested in the personalization of tutoring – creating tailored plans bridging the gap between student pain points and teacher expectations. Building topics from the ground up and repetition are two prominent themes John emphasizes. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and tennis, hanging out with friends, and reading about Machine Learning.
Katy has been a math teacher for twelve 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 the Cabot School and lives in Montpelier.
Kelsey is originally from New Jersey, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Elementary Education at Monmouth University. She is a certified teacher for students ages Kindergarten through 6th grade. Aside from her undergraduate education, she has been working with children and students of all ages for 8 years as a camp counselor and instructor, tutor, babysitter, and substitute teacher. She has experience with elementary school level mathematics and writing as well as higher level maths such as Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics, Geometry, and theory courses. Kelsey is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Biostatistics at the University of Vermont. Her favorite places include the beach and anywhere her dogs are and she is very excited to continue exploring Vermont.
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. Accepting new students for online tutoring.
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 an assistant teacher in reading comprehension at Edmunds Middle School. 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.
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.
Molly is from Massachusetts and relocated to Vermont after spending several summers in Vermont at Windridge Tennis & Sports Camp. Molly received her undergraduate degree from Hobart & William Smith Colleges majoring in Media & Society and English. She is currently a special educator at the Centerpoint School and has spent much of her life working with youth in different capacities including coaching, mentoring, counseling and tutoring. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, playing tennis and squash, and spending time with friends and family. Molly loves working with new students, building relationships and tailoring lessons to students interests. Accepting new students
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.