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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"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!"

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

DAVE

BELL

Various Subject Tutoring, SAT/ACT Prep

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

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

MIA

WANG

Math, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 

"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."

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

CARY

SEIDMAN

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

“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.”

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

BRIANNA

HUTCHISON

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

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

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

CHRIS

DELIANIDES

Calculus, Physics, Computer Science, Biology, SAT Prep

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

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

ANU

GROVER

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

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

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

SUZHOU

LI

Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Physics

"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."

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

NOAH BETZ-RICHMAN

ACT, study skills & organization, various subjects

"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."

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

ANYANA

SUBRAMANIAM

High School Math & Science through AP

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"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."

B.A. in Physics from Hamilton College,
BSME Mechanical Engineering from Washington University

ROBIN

KETCHAM

Physics, Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB

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