Maria Marban

 
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Maria attended Notre Dame de Namur University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry. She plans to go to medical school once she has completed her pre-med certification. Maria loves reading, painting, dancing, and inventing new recipes! Maria is a seasoned traveler and has been to exciting places like France, China, and Japan. 

Ask for Maria if you need help with...

  • Kindergarten: Number Sense, Phonics, Reading Comprehension

  • Elementary School: Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Social Studies, Science, Spanish

  • Middle School: Science and Mathematics K-8, Algebra 1, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Spanish

  • High School: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Algebra 1, Geometry, US/World History, Government, AP Courses

  • Test Prep: preparing for the ISEE, SSAT, HSPT or ERB/STAR tests

  • Study Skills: developing strong study habits and test-taking skills, growing as a successful student

Bryce Whitman

 
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Bryce attended Santa Clara University and graduated with an English Literature major and a History minor. He has always had an equal love of reading and writing fiction, which he fulfilled with his emphasis in Creative Writing. He has also studied Spanish and French and traveled to France and England twice. Bryce likes to make the humanities as easy and interesting as he can for students of all ages!

Ask for Bryce if you need help with...

  • Kindergarten: Number Sense, Phonics, Reading Comprehension

  • Elementary School: Mathematics, Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Creative Writing

  • Middle School: Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Creative Writing, Test Prep Verbal Sections, Pre-algebra

  • High School: US History, World History, Government, Religious Studies, English Literature, American Literature, Writing, Creative Writing, College Essays, Test Prep Verbal Sections

  • Test Prep: improving your skills specifically in Verbal Reasoning, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension for the CAASPP, ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, and SAT

  • Study Skills: developing strong study habits and test-taking skills, growing as a successful student

Stephanie Hyland

 
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Stephanie earned her BA in Intensive Psychology with a minor in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is experienced in tutoring math, language arts, social studies, the humanities, writing, and grammar. She strives to be a positive role model and supporter of K-12 students by being a listening ear, a knowledgeable resource, and a collaborator for problem solving. Stephanie avidly enjoys reading, running, and cooking. For the long term, she aspires to a career within the field of school psychology.

Ask for Stephanie if you need help with...

  • Kindergarten: Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Number Sense

  • Elementary School: Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Science, Spanish

  • Middle School: Reading Comprehension, Writing

  • High School: US/World History, Government, Religious Studies, Writing, Creative Writing, English/American Literature, AP English, AP Psychology

  • Test Prep: preparing for the Lower Level ISEE or SSAT, the Verbal Reasoning and Writing Sections of the Upper Level ISEE, the ERB/STAR tests, and the Reading, Writing/Language/English, and Literature portions of the SAT and ACT

  • Study Skills: developing strong study habits and test-taking skills, growing as a successful student

Stewart Allen

 
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Stewart is currently attending Santa Clara University and working towards a degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Biotechnology. Because organic chemistry is his favorite subject, he plans on going to medical school or pursuing a career in industrial chemistry once he completes his degree at Santa Clara University. Stewart likes to read long stories of fiction, play guitar, surf and prepare delicious meals for his housemates while off the clock. 

Ask Stewart if you need help with...

  • Elementary School: Mathematics, Spanish

  • Middle School: Science and Mathematics K-8, Algebra 1, Geometry

  • High School: Mathematics including Algebra 2 and AP Calculus, Sciences including AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Biology

  • Test Prep: preparing for the ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, ERB/STAR, SAT, or ACT tests

  • Study Skills: developing strong study habits and test-taking skills, growing as a successful student

Catherine Davidson

 
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Catherine is finishing her last year at Santa Clara University and is pursuing a BS in Biochemistry with a minor in Music. She plans to work in biotechnology after graduate school. As much as she loves the problem-solving that math and science brings, she has a fondness for reading, writing, and reflection. She has actively worked on developing study habits and would happily help other students to strengthen theirs.

In her free time, Catherine likes to go tidepooling, listen to music, or curl up with a good book.

Ask for Catherine if you need help with…

  • Kindergarten: Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Number Sense

  • Elementary School: Mathematics K-8, Science, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Social Studies, Spanish

  • Middle School: Mathematics K-8, Algebra 1, Geometry, Sciences, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Spanish

  • High School: Literature, Writing, AP English, Mathematics including Algebra 1, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus, Sciences including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, AP Biology, and AP Chemistry, Spanish up to Spanish 2

  • Test Prep: preparing for the SAT or ACT

  • Study Skills: developing strong study habits and test-taking skills, growing as a successful student

Debaditya Bhattacharjee

 
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Debaditya has two degrees in electrical engineering, a BSEE from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MSEE from the University of Southern California. His engineering education included many courses in math, physics, and chemistry, the subjects he tutors.

Ask for Debaditya if you need help with…

  • Middle School: Mathematics including Algebra 1, Geometry, and Trigonometry, Chemistry, Physics

  • High School: Mathematics including Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, and AP Physics

  • Test Prep: preparing for the SAT or ACT

  • Study Skills: developing strong study habits and test-taking skills, growing as a successful student

Cherie Schaffernoth

 
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Cherie attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Linguistic Studies. Her love for literature, world history, and foreign languages has led her across the United States and Europe. She has 10 years' experience working with children in and out of the classroom and enjoys making learning fun!

Ask for Cherie if you need help with…

  • Kindergarten: Phonics, Reading Development, Spelling, Mathematics

  • Elementary School: Reading Development, Writing Development, Mathematics K-8, Science, Social Studies

  • Middle School: Reading, Writing, Mathematics K-8 including Algebra 1, Science, Social Studies

  • High School: Literature, Writing, Mathematics including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Statistics, Biology, Social Studies including World History, US History, and AP US History

  • Test Prep: preparing for the SAT or ACT

  • Study Skills: developing strong study habits and test-taking skills, growing as a successful student