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Jenny Baber


Introduction: I am a certified teacher who has tutored privately and in a professional learning center for the past twenty years. I received my teaching degree for Indiana University and have taught in Indiana, Ohio, and Oregon school districts.

I have gained valuable experience from tutoring in learning centers and school districts. I incorporate my knowledge and and curriculum in my private tutoring/class sessions. Nothing can take the place of enrichment classes to give your child the extra edge he/she needs for school success.

I have experience with SAT/ACT, IOWA, OAKS, HSPT, SMARTER BALANCED and Cogat testing. I also edit student essays. Enrolling your student in enrichment classes is great way to maintain a student's positive outlook on his/her studies while at the same time improving specific skills.

Teaching Course(s):
SAT/PSAT/ACT: Reading, Writing, and Essay

Ryan Doucet


Education: University of Mississippi

Introduction: My name is Ryan Doucet, I studied sports and recreation administration at the University of Mississippi. During my time, i spent many hours volunteering and working with all sorts of people, most specifically children and seniors.

I believe that there are many ways to learn, and that children will more importantly follow the example of those they look up to. So as an active role model and mentor, my goal is to promote healthy and happy habits while focusing the activities around their education, because why can't learning be fun too? So the incorporation of social activities and learning is key!

Teaching Course(s):
Math League Contest & CogAT
Drama & Improv
After-School Program

Meredith Goddard


Introduction: Meredith Goddard has a decade of high school teaching experience in public and private schools. Most recently, Meredith spent five years at Catlin Gabel School where she started the school's economics program, created a new 9th grade social studies curriculum, directed Senior Projects, and founded Startup Camp, a weekend-long entrepreneurship challenge open to all Portland area high school students.

Meredith is passionate about breaking down the barriers between school and the world. She left the classroom to launch Five Years In, an educational initiative to prepare young people for the future of work. Meredith develops learning experiences and strategies to to provide young people with the skills, connections, experiences and online presence needed to thrive in the innovation economy.

Meredith is also a strategy coach for students to define and find success in the world outside of school. Her "In & Edge" coaching is designed to help students translate their academic successes to workplace needs, claim a mission statement, develop a powerful network, and own a compelling online identity that invites opportunities now and into the future. She is passionate about helping young people overcome the "experience gap" and preparing students to thrive in a freelance world.

Teaching Course(s):
The Founder's Edge: Strategic Entrepreneurship in an Era of Innovation

Chunming Han


Education: PhD

Introduction: Dr Han obtained his PhD from the University of Connecticut. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Portland State University as an adjunct professor.

He deeply loves physics and has been teaching physics in the past six years. He is also a very famous go-to person for any physics questions. Han was the director of engineering of Imcorp. He worked for Intel, invented several patents for the company.

Teaching Course(s):
SAT Physics Test Prep: May 5th

Michael Hoeft


Introduction: Michael Hoeft was studious even as a wee lad, eventually earning a 4.3 gpa as a high school graduate from Moorpark High School in Moorpark, California. He enrolled in UCLA and graduated cum laude with a BA in American Literature & Culture.

After spending some time in the Finance world, Michael realized that he truly missed the young students he worked with as a YMCA Camp Counselor all throughout high school during the summers. He began tutoring in California, then Oregon, and even Washington - and now has 11+ years experience as a private tutor.

Having lived here in the Pacific Northwest for the past 8 years, Michael has largely tutored Math, English, the SAT, the ACT, and the SSAT, helping local learners garner not only confidence, but also thinking, learning, and memory tips and strategies that can bring about higher grades and test scores.

He has a lot of experience working with pupils with learning disabilities all the way to students who might be academic outliers that need to be challenged in order to score in the highest percentiles on the tests.

Teaching Course(s):
SAT Test Prep: May 5, 2018
Comprehensive Reading & Writing for SAT, PSAT and ACT
Comprehensive Reading & Writing for SAT, PSAT and ACT

Beining Hu



Teaching Course(s):
After-School Program

Julia Jin


Teaching Course(s):
SAT Test Prep: May 5, 2018
Comprehensive Math for SAT, PSAT and ACT
Comprehensive Math for SAT, PSAT and ACT
Comprehensive Reading & Writing for SAT, PSAT and ACT
Comprehensive Reading & Writing for SAT, PSAT and ACT
SAT Physics Test Prep: May 5th
SAT Chemistry Test Prep: May 5th
Programming in C# with .NET Framework

Liyi Li


Introduction: Dr. Liyi Li is currently a Senior Materials and Failure Analysis Engineer at Intel Corp.

He won a first prize in 2006 Chinese National Chemistry Competition for High School Students.

He received his bachelor degree in Chemistry from Peking University, Beijing, China in 2007, and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016.

His research interest expands in organic synthesis, polymers and inorganic nanomaterials. Dr. Li has co-authored over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and IEEE conferences. He has also lead one U.S. patent application.

Teaching Course(s):
SAT Chemistry Test Prep: May 5th

Leon Liu


Teaching Course(s):
Scratch for Kids

Craig Macalliste


Education: Ph.D

Introduction: Craig Macallister Ph.D has been involved in education for nearly his entire adult life. After receiving a B.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he went on to receive both an M.A. and Ph.D in American History from the University of Michigan.

First as a graduate student instructor and later as a university professor and exam preparation instructor, Craig developed skills as a professional educator that have allowed him to adapt to a variety of learning environments. He has over ten years of teaching experience at the university level and has taught standardized test preparation courses for four years (SAT & ACT mostly).

In addition to classroom teaching, Craig has also done significant work as a curriculum developer. He is an avid learner, dedicated teacher, and enjoys working with every type of learner, no matter their age or skill level. Outside of teaching, Craig enjoys spending time with his family, reading, running, and is a dedicated fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Teaching Course(s):
SAT Test Prep: May 5, 2018
Comprehensive Reading & Writing for SAT, PSAT and ACT
Comprehensive Reading & Writing for SAT, PSAT and ACT

Hee Weon Park


Introduction: My name is Hee Weon Park, and I am a third year law student at Lewis & Clark Law School.

To briefly explain my educational background, my B.A. is in English literature and political science, and my M.A. is in English linguistics. I have extensive experience as a private tutor teaching English for over 8 years, and also was an active debater myself during my undergraduate years. I served as a treasurer and president for the varsity debate team at Ewha Woman's University during which I participated in numerous international and domestic debating competitions both as a debater and an adjudicator.

My strength as a debate coach is quite unique. As a firm believer of positive enforcement, I focus on amplifying each student's strength rather than "correcting" his/her mistakes. With proper approach, debating can not only be educational, but also enjoyable. My goal is to help students find interest in debating and ultimately develop professional debating skills.

As all debaters say, "Once a debater, always a debater." I am truly excited to share my experience with students and introduce them to a whole new world of debating. I look forward to meeting you all. Thank you.

Teaching Course(s):
Middle School Public Debate & Mock Tournaments

Kim Pruski-Dehnert


Introduction: Kim Pruski-Dehnert has been working with children for over 25 years in diverse educational, cultural and socioeconomic settings which have included Montessori Philosophy, Talented & Gifted, Waldorf Education, and teaching in Japan, Mexico, India and Nepal.

Kim strives to foster an educational environment rich in collaboration, creative expression and inquiry-based challenges which lead to exploration, self-empowerment and ownership of one's learning. Kim received her BS degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University in '91 and continues to enrich her professional development through continuing higher education classes at Pacific University, Portland State and the Michael Institute.

When she is not teaching, Kim enjoys spending time with her 3 daughters. She devotes time to indulge in the expansive natural wonder here in the Pacific NW, including hiking, yoga, the fine arts, live music performances, community-based enrichment and multi-cultural events.

Teaching Course(s):
Creative Writing 4-5-6
Writing & Speech
Explorations in Science

Zhikui Ren

Education: M.S. Electrical Engineering

Introduction: I have been working as a software engineer for high tech company for 20 years. I coached and mentored Lego team for 5 years.

Teaching Course(s):
Geometry
Algebra I
Math League Contest 4th Grade
Math League Contest 5th Grade
Level 1: Math League Contest & CogAT
Level 2: Mathcounts
Level 3: AMC 8
Level 4: AMC 10
SAT/ACT Math

Merlot Schechter


Teaching Course(s):
After-School Program

Oregon Hope Chinese School


Introduction: Oregon Hope Chinese School (OHCS) is an Oregon state and IRS-recognized public benefit nonprofit organization that was founded by a group of professional educators and parents in 2005.

Our mission is to teach the community about Chinese language (Mandarin, using Pinyin and simplified characters), culture, and heritage, without discriminating based on race, color, religion, or national origin. Children as young as two and half years old can enroll and learn Chinese. Gifted, dedicated educators make learning Chinese Mandarin fun and entertaining, and educational for your child.

Teaching Course(s):
Ma Liping Chinese Level 0
Ma Liping Chinese Level 1
Ma Liping Chinese Level 2
Ma Liping Chinese Level 3
Ma Liping Chinese Level 4
Ma Liping Chinese Level 5
Ma Liping Chinese Level 6
Ma Liping Chinese Level 7
Ma Liping Chinese Level 8
Ma Liping Chinese SAT II
Chinese Immersion Level 1 for non-Chinese speaker
Chinese Immersion Level 2 for non-Chinese speaker
Chinese Immersion Level 3 for non-Chinese speaker
Chinese Immersion Level 4 for non-Chinese speaker
Chinese Immersion Level 5 for non-Chinese speaker
Chinese Immersion Level 6 for non-Chinese speaker
Chinese Immersion Level 7A for non-Chinese speaker
Chinese Immersion Level 7B for non-Chinese speaker
Chinese Immersion Level 7C for non-Chinese speaker
Pinyin Crash
Abacus
Chinese Painting
Dance
Martial Art
Go

Myla Sepulveda


Introduction: Myla Sepulveda graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a B.A. in Political Science. She currently works as a Law Clerk in the Office of General Counsel at Bonneville Power Administration where she assists primarily with bankruptcy and environmental law issues. She also volunteers at the Lewis & Clark Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic where she represents taxpayers of lesser means in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, including audits and appeals before that agency, and trials and hearings before the U.S. Tax Court. She is currently a third-year law student at Lewis & Clark Law School and the Form & Style Editor of the Lewis & Clark Environmental Law Review. Recent achievements include receiving the "Best Oral Advocate" Award for the 2016 First Year Moot Court Competition.

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."

She looks forward to working with each student as they learn to become confident and engaging public speakers.

Teaching Course(s):
Elementary School Public Speaking 2
Elementary School Public Speaking 2

Jason Shi


Teaching Course(s):
Middle School Public Debate & Mock Tournaments

John Spurgeon


Education: B.S. Computer Science

Introduction: John Spurgeon graduated from Purdue University with a degree in computer science. He worked as a computer programmer at Intel Corporation for twenty years and currently teaches AP Computer Science courses at Valley Catholic High School.

Teaching Course(s):
Introduction to Programming (Weekend)
Advanced Programming (Weekend)
Introduction to Programming (Afternoon)

ChongChong Wang



Teaching Course(s):
Stock Market Technical Analysis - Theory & Application

Eric Winger


Introduction: Eric Winger is a noted Speech Teacher, Coach, and Engineer. He has been presenting and coaching for 8 years and has given hundreds of speeches, workshops, and presentations. Eric coaches students aged eight to eighty.

His speech teaching philosophy is that every student is a unique individual with special gifts to enhance and challenges to overcome. Eric understands that speaking is not something you can learn overnight; it takes instruction plus repeated practice to build effective habits which will result in confidence and improved communication skills. Perhaps most importantly, Eric's classes are fun!

Awards:
- 2012 District 7 Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest Champion
- 2014 District 7 Toastmasters Evaluation Contest Champion
- 2013/14 Herb C. Stude Award for Educational Excellence
- 2016 Distinguished Toastmaster

Coaching Experience:
- Little Toasties youth speaking club founder and head coach
- Four year coach at Future Stars Toastmasters - A youth speaking club
- 2016/17 PTO President / ACMA School Beaverton, Oregon
- Destination Imagination team manager for 5 elementary and middle school teams
- Long-time judge for speech contests as well as debate competitions
- Sponsor of two winning students in annual Pamplin Media Group's Amazing Kid Award

Teaching Course(s):
Middle School Public Speech 2
Middle School Public Speech 1
Middle School Public Speech 2

Weishan Xia


Education: M.S. Computer Science and Engineering

Introduction: I have been a software engineer with Intel for about 16 years. I love kids, math and end up with teaching kids math for the last 5 years. I enjoyed teaching kids and learned a lot from them too!

Teaching Course(s):
Scratch for Kids
Math League Contest 4th Grade
Math League Contest 5th Grade
Level 3: AMC 8
Level 4: AMC 10

Alec Xia



Teaching Course(s):
Middle School Public Debate & Mock Tournaments

Justin Xia



Teaching Course(s):
Scratch for Kids

Qian Zhang


Education: M.S. Computer Science

Introduction: I have been a software engineer for over 20 years, currently working for Intel Security in Hillsboro.

I love science and sometimes math. I believe science education is vital to our children's future and should be fun and exciting.

Teaching Course(s):
National Science Bowl Practice

Jay Zhao


Introduction: Dr Zhao has rooted in science & engineering and has many publications in different science fields. He likes education with many years of teaching experiences in China and US. His lectures are rich in fun and lively.

The active learning method he advocates is effective and saving time, welcome by many students. Currently Dr Zhao is the solution architect in system management company of Carlson Wagonlit Travel Corp.

He got his PhD from the University of Akron in civil engineering with special focus on mathematical modeling.

Teaching Course(s):
SAT Test Prep: May 5, 2018
Comprehensive Math for SAT, PSAT and ACT
Comprehensive Math for SAT, PSAT and ACT


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