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Our knowledgeable and experienced tutors are dedicated to helping students succeed in science and math.

Contact us today to make an appointment with any of the great tutors listed below. We're giving our students valuable support — fully online — during coronavirus. Learn more.

 


Jock ChristieJock Christie, Director

Jock is an experienced math and science tutor who began his career teaching physics at the Taft School in 1987, after graduating from Princeton. He earned an M.S. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then worked in the aerospace industry for several years before returning to teaching.

These experiences allow him to give his students interesting, real-world examples for most math and science concepts.

Jock has extensive experience tutoring students ranging from Gifted and Talented (GATE) learners in elementary school to college calculus students. He also routinely provides coaching for a number of standardized tests, including the SSAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE.

Contact: Jock@TamalpaisTutoring.com


Tina Huang

Tina's passion for teaching started in middle school, when she discovered that she excelled in math and enjoyed helping fellow classmates. She has worked as a tutor and teacher since 2013, having tutored all levels of math, from elementary math to calculus and college statistics. Her strengths include preparing students for the math sections of standardized tests. She holds a B.A. in molecular and cellular biology from University of California, Berkeley and is skilled in many programming languages.

Tina has helped hundreds of students improve their school performance and achieve their academic goals. She strives not only to be a great teacher, but also a mentor who makes a significant difference in each student's learning process. She aspires to uncover students' hidden potential and help them become independent thinkers. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, she is fluent in both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese.


Rachel Schten

Rachel is a second-year undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. She is working towards a B.A. in Urban Studies in the College of Environmental Design, and pursuing minors in both Statistics and Spanish.

An experienced tutor, Rachel understands how to teach mathematics through a variety of approaches that fit all types of students and learning styles. She believes that gaining fluency in mathematical thinking helps students with their transition into college-level coursework and beyond.


Charles Szeman

Charles is currently pursuing an A.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Engineering at College of Marin. He has a deep passion for science and is thrilled to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with his students.

Charles has acquired considerable tutoring experience since 2016, when he began private tutoring and working with a professional math learning center while still in high school. He is a patient, attentive tutor, who uses a methodical approach to break down difficult concepts and advance student understanding.


Randy Teppen

As a student who found certain courses challenging at times, Randy has a lot of empathy for his students; this empathy, combined with solid math knowledge, makes him an effective teacher and tutor.

Randy graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, then designed large mainframe computers for 8 years. After earning his M.A. in Education and teaching high school math and physics for 14 years, he moved to Marin County in 2007 and has been tutoring ever since.


Erica Deuyour, Office Assistant

Born and raised in Marin, Erica graduated from Redwood High School and then earned her B.S. from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. While managing local family businesses, she took marketing courses at Golden Gate University and found fulfillment volunteering as an elementary school reading tutor.

Erica understands how valuable personalized attention can be for each unique student. She is enthusiastic about helping parents and students find a great tutor to support their family's educational goals.

Contact: Office@TamalpaisTutoring.com


 

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