MEET THE FOUNDER

 

Tim Tibbitts

When I left a teaching job I loved to be home with my young children, I was worried I’d really miss the classroom. And then I had the good fortune of meeting Rory, my first private student. Almost instantly, Rory helped me to see that the one-on-one nature of tutoring would allow me to teach each student in the ways that best helped him or her to make sense of the material.

Before long, more and more parents came to me seeking help for hardworking kids who were nonetheless struggling in school. Increasingly, these requests were in areas outside of my expertise. So in 2006, in order to help as many kids as possible, I invited a small group of talented teachers to join me in launching a new, comprehensive tutoring service. Our name came from a thank-you note I received from a mother that summer: “You don’t just see a struggling student,” she said. “You really see the whole kid.

At the heart of what we do is the individual student. When one of our private tutors sits down with one of our students, magic happens. All the tutors on our team share a craving for those “light bulb” moments when students see beyond the work due tomorrow to the skills they are learning and the knowledge they are gaining, through their own hard work.

I find it very gratifying that parents see fit to call us back over and over, sometimes even twelve or eighteen months after the end of a tutoring engagement, because they know that they can count on me to listen carefully, to work with them to develop a sound action plan, and if needed, to match them with a great-fit tutor.      

                                                                                                                      - Tim

 

MEET THE TEAM

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DAVE

BELL

B.A. from Williams College,
J.D. from Case Western Reserve University​

Various Subject Tutoring, SAT/ACT Prep

"When I was teaching and coaching soccer in NJ, some of my players went to the faculty parking lot, picked up my VW Beetle, and moved it into the woods near the lot. No harm done—no additional hill sprints were required!"

ANU

GROVER

B.S/ M.S in Biomedical Engineering
Currently pursuing M.S In Medical Physics at Georgia Tech

ACT/SAT Prep, Math (all levels), Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

“I work full time in a Medical Physics group at University Hospitals, but I got yoga teacher training certification early this year.”

SUZHOU

LI

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering from Duke University

Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Physics

"I am a PhD student at Case Western studying Biomedical Engineering. My research interests are in developing neuroprostheses with sensory feedback."

NOAH BETZ-RICHMAN

B.A. from Williams College
MPhil from the University of Cambridge

ACT, study skills & organization, various subjects

"I was recognized by the National Science Teachers Association and National Science Foundation for developing inquiry-based science curriculum and for improving science achievement and interest among minority children."

ANANYA

SUBRAMANIAM

B.A. in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University
Current PhD student at CWRU

High School Math & Science through AP

"I sang in an acapella group in college. My interest in teaching others was fostered by my work throughout high school with children with special needs."

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ROBIN

KETCHAM

B.A. in Physics from Hamilton College,
BSME Mechanical Engineering from Washington University
Physics, Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB

"Every spring, I read the AP Exams for College Board and grade the tests that I teach and tutor. I have a 7 year old daughter and am currently learning how to teach Engineering."

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BRIAN

MURPHY

B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology,
PhD from Case Western Reserve University​

High School and College Math and Sciences including APs, ACT/SAT

"My research with a spinal cord injured participant to restore motion to his arm and hand received international news coverage and is also featured in a book and documentary.

I've also been a tutor with The Whole Kid for 10+ years!"

MIA

WANG

BA in Economics from Williams College
Currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Health at CWRU 

Math, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 

"Last year, I worked at City Year in NYC tutoring 3rd graders in math. I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee in my spare time." 

CARY

SEIDMAN

B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College
M.A. in Education from John Carroll University

Middle School and Early High School Science, U.S. and World History,  ACT Prep 

"I was recognized by the National Science Teachers Association and National Science Foundation for developing inquiry-based science curriculum and for improving science achievement and interest among minority children."

BRIANNA

HUTCHISON

BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan
Currently pursuing a PhD at CWRU

Math, ACT/SAT Prep, Study Skills & Organization, Biology, Physics

“I'm interested in exploring sensory feedback and dexterous motor control for people with disabilities through brain machine interfaces. Unusual sports I've tried include synchronized swimming, fencing, and archery.”

CHRIS

DELIANIDES

B.S./M.S. in Biomedical Engineering,
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at CWRU

Calculus, Physics, Computer Science, Biology, SAT Prep

“I have a highly eclectic group of hobbies including cooking, sewing, language learning, physical fitness and nutrition, and tabletop role-playing games.”

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