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Alex Rice

Alex Rice

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Alex graduated from the University of Florida summa cum laude with a B.A. in Classical Studies. She has minor degrees in Linguistics, Anthropology, and Disabilities in Society and was also awarded the Dean’s Medal for Excellence in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Alex has a passion for reading and languages and enjoys working with students to help them discover their strengths and build self- confidence.

Alex can assist with Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Spanish (I and II) and Latin (I and II)!

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Amanda Koontz

Amanda Koontz

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Amanda is a HSPT, SSAT, and SAT tutor with a background in biology.  She has worked as a teacher in elementary, middle and high schools and is currently a behavior specialist at a Title I elementary school.  She is currently working on research that seeks to examine the impact of social emotional learning on students in Title I schools.

Amanda can assist with HSPT, SSAT, and SAT Reading and Writing!

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Ashley Carmean

Ashley Carmean

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Ashley graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health in 2017. She taught middle school mathematics in Florida and has recently decided to go back to school to earn her Bachelor’s in Mathematics at the University of South Florida.

Ashley can assist with HSPT, SAT Math, 6-8 Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry!

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Austin Marie Swager

Austin Marie Swager

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My name is Austin Swager and I am a Florida Native. I received my bachelor’s in psychology from FGCU and my Master’s in Teaching from USF Tampa. Teaching runs in the family and I have always enjoyed helping peers and or younger students who struggled in school, especially in math.

Austin can assist with K-5 Math, K-5 English, K-5 Science, and 6-8 Math.

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Austyn O'Dwyer

Austyn O'Dwyer

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Austyn is an experienced SAT and ACT English tutor. He received his undergraduate degree in English and is pursuing his Master’s Degree in teaching with a specification in ELA instruction at University of South Florida where he is a Golden Key Honors Society member.

Austyn can also assist with Essay Writing, College Entrance Essay, College Language Arts, and SAT Essay.

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Bárbara Clary Zayas

Bárbara Clary Zayas

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Bárbara believes that the key to learning is not only understanding content, but also finding the best mode of study and memorization for each individual.

Bárbara tutors students in all levels of Spanish, Mathematics (K through Algebra I Honors), HSPT, and Reading Comprehension and Writing.

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Bob Patterson

Bob Patterson

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Bob is Jesuit educated in high school and college. He holds a B.S. in biology, and has done graduate work on ecology and distribution of coral reef fishes.

Bob can assist with 6-8 Life Science, Biology (Regular and Honors), AP Biology, College Biology, and SAT Biology Subject Test.

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Caleb Whittenburg

Caleb Whittenburg

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Caleb graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Physics and has a passion for mathematics and physics.

Caleb can assist with SAT MathAlgebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math AnalysisPrecalculus, and Calculus. Caleb can also assist with all Physics classes through to the college level, Chemistry, and AP Computer Science.

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Connor Houlahan

Connor Houlahan

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Connor Houlahan has a B.A. in Pure Mathematics from Millsaps College. He has a passion for learning and believes in building strong foundations for both confidence and future academic success.

Connor can assist with Grade 6-8 Math, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Precalculus, and ACT Math.

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Glenn Csontos

Glenn Csontos

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Glenn Csontos, avid runner and reader, enjoys all levels of math, but especially calculus. With a degree in electrical engineering and a MBA, he could be running a business, but he loves teaching!

Glenn can asssit with PERT, SAT Math, ACT Math, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB and BC, College Algebra, and College Calculus.

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Greg Heard

Greg Heard

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Greg is one of the owners of Disciplined Minds Tutoring. Greg earned his B.S. in chemistry and teacher’ s certification in Miami, Fl. He then taught chemistry honors, chemistry AP, and physical science for several years in Davenport, FL before accepting a position as a chemistry content developer here in Hillsborough. Missing the classroom experience, Mr. Heard began tutoring.

Greg can asssit with Algebra 2, Math Analysis, Chemistry (Regular, Honors, and AP), Physics (Regular, Honors, and AP), College Chemistry, College Physics, College AlgebraSAT Math, ACT Math, and ACT Science.

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Haley Beutler

Haley Beutler

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Haley has always had a deep passion for academia and helping others, beginning in her senior year of high school, where she graduated as Valedictorian of her class.

Haley can assist with Algebra 2, Math Analysis, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus (Regular, Honors, and AP), Statistics, Chemistry, Psychology, College Algebra, College Calculus, College StatisticsSAT Math, ACT Math, and ACT Science.

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James Couture

James Couture

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James Couture is a second-year engineering student at USF. James hopes to use his degree to work with robotics.

James can assist with Algebra 2 and Precalculus.

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Jessica Stollenmaier

Jessica Stollenmaier

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Jessica Stollenmaier is a dedicated, enthusiastic, and creative teacher who works hard to instill a passion for learning in her students.

Jessica can assist with English (Regular and Honors), Essay Writing, Italian, Government, Social Studies, US History (Regular, Honors, and AP), World History (Regular, Honors, and AP), European History (Regular, Honors, and AP), College Entrance Essay, AP Language, AP Literature, College Language Arts, PSAT Reading and Writing, SAT Reading and Writing, SAT Essay, ACT Reading and English, and ACT Writing.

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Juli Baker

Juli Baker

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Juli can assist with HSPT, SSAT, K-5 English, K-5 Math, and 6-8 English!

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Katie Rose

Katie Rose

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Katie is a senior at the University of South Florida. She is graduating in December 2020 with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. Katie tutors all levels of high school chemistry and biology, as well as physics honors. Additionally, she tutors college-level general chemistry, organic chemistry I, biochemistry, biology I, and genetics.

Katie can assist with Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and College Chemistry!

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Kristen Emrich

Kristen Emrich

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Kristen has a B.S. in Marine Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy. She works with students to develop confidence and knowledge in the subjects that she tutors.

Kristen can assist with Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus, Biology (Regular, Honors, and AP), Chemistry (Regular, Honors, and AP), AP Enviromental Science, AP Calculus AB, College Biology, College Chemistry, College Algebra, PSAT Math, SAT Math, ACT Math, and ACT Science!

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Kristina Valladares

Kristina Valladares

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Kristina has recently graduated with a Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Molecular Medicine at the University of South Florida.

Kristina can assist with Grade K-8 Math, Grade K-8 Life Science, Grade 6-8 Physical Science, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology (Regular, Honors, and AP), Chemistry, College Biology, and College Algebra!

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Laurie McCulloch

Laurie McCulloch

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Laurie has 36 years of teaching expertise. She specializes in early intervention reading as well as reading enrichment and writing.

Laurie can assist with SSAT and Grade K-5 English and Reading!

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Madhuri Vaidya

Madhuri Vaidya

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Madhuri’s passion for math came from her mother who also teaches math. In college, Madhuri studied Advanced Math & Statistics She loves teaching students of all ages!

Madhuri can assist with Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Math Analysis, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Statistics, AP Statistics, College Algebra, and College Statistics!

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Mj Jlaiel

Mj Jlaiel

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MJ’s fascination with math encouraged him to pursue a degree in both math and electrical engineering. He wants to use his skills and experience to help students have confidence in their own abilities and succeed.

MJ can assist with Algebra 2, Geometry, Math Analysis, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus (Regular, Honors, and AP), Statistics, Physics (Regular, Honors, and AP), College Algebra, College Calculus, College Trigonmetry, College Physics, and SAT Math!

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Nicole Natoli

Nicole Natoli

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Nicole is passionate about helping other succeed. She is certified to teach English grades 6-12, and specializes in tutoring for SAT Writing and Language & SAT Reading.

Nicole can assist with English (Regular and Honors, 6-8 English and Reading, Essay Writing, College Entrance Essay, AP Language, AP Literature, SAT R+W, SAT Essay, ACT Reading and English, and ACT Writing!

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Olda Hoarse

Olda Hoarse

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Olda has over twenty-five years of teaching experience at different levels in the areas of English Language, English Literature, and Reading.

Olda can assist with HSPT, SSAT, Grade K-5 English, and Grade 6-8 English.

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Paul Malberg

Paul Malberg

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Paul is a reading specialist at Miles Elementary and has been teaching at the elementary level for over 20 years. He loves seeing children grow their academic skills over the school year and works with elementary and middle school students at Disciplined Minds.

Paul can assist with Grade K-5 Math, Grade K-5 English, and Grade 6-8 English.

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Rebecca Crescentini

Rebecca Crescentini

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Becca has always had a passion for teaching and working with children, and this is her 11th year teaching Elementary Education.

Becca can assist with Grade K-5 Math, Grade K-5 English, and Grade 6-8 English!

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Scott Allen

Scott Allen

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Scott is one of the owners of Disciplined Minds Tutoring!

Scott can assist in GRE, SAT and ACT Math, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus (Regular, Honors, and AP), Statistics, Chemistry (Regular, Honors, and AP), Physics, College Chemistry, College Physics, College Algebra, College Calculus, and College Statistics!

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Shakira Davis

Shakira Davis

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Shakira has a Masters in Education, a Bachelors in English, and over five years experience teaching students around the world.

Shakira can assist with Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, English Regular and Honors, PSAT Math, PSAT R+W, SAT Math, SAT R+W, SAT Essay, ACT Math, ACT Reading and English, ACT Writing, and ACT Science!

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Will Latshaw

Will Latshaw

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Will graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science. He specializes in Math and English and offers SAT, ACT, and GRE tutoring, in addition to subject tutoring.

Will can assist with GRE, Grade K-8 Math, Grade K-8 English and Reading, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Math Analysis, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus (Regular, Honors, and AP), Essay Writing, PSAT Math, PSAT R+W, SAT Math, SAT R+W, SAT Essay, ACT Math, ACT Reading and English, ACT Writing, College Algebra, and College Calculus

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Trent Strauch

Trent Strauch

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Trent Strauch received a bachelor’s degree in math education from Florida Southern College in 1989 and is certified to teach math to grades 6-12 in the state of Florida.

Trent can assist with Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precaculus, Calculus, College Algebra, College Calculus, PSAT Math, SAT Math, and ACT Math!

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Tristan Harris

Tristan Harris

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Tristan Harris graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown with concentrations in Economics & History of Art. His pedagogical approach focuses on creating a supportive environment that directly addresses students’ learning needs and preferences.

Tristan can assist with HSPT, Economics, AP Economics, College Economics, English Regular and Honors, Essay Writing, College Entrance Essay, Art History, and College Language Arts!

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