Our History

Tahoe Tutoring (TT) was first established in 2009 as High Tide Tutoring (HTT) by a statistician and educator, Katie McConaghy. Through years of tutoring and teaching in all different capacities, Katie came to realize the need for a quality tutoring company on which both parents and students could rely for excellent guidance and support. Many tutoring companies lack the personal attention and customization necessary for students to succeed. Katie designed High Tide Tutoring specifically to cater to individual student needs and serve a variety of different learning styles.

During her graduate studies in Statistics at San Diego State University, Katie fused her natural abilities in Math with her passion for helping students. She established clients in the greater San Diego area who struggled with any type of math class from algebra to calculus and beyond. After graduation, she started her career as an actuary and spent the next few years tackling the challenging exams that came along with that field. In 2008, she decided that she really missed education and made the decision to pivot her career path back to education. In 2009, High Tide Tutoring was born. When Katie moved to the Tahoe area in 2010, she continued to manage HTT but from afar. She had some wonderful tutors working for her company and so she could then focus on expanding HTT into Tahoe!

In 2017, Katie, along with her husband, Patrick, created Tahoe Tutoring. Tahoe Tutoring is founded on the premise of providing a multitude of services to all kinds of learners in the Tahoe area. Our community of tutors is being built as we speak and we could not be more excited for what’s to come!

Our Mission

“To connect passionate, intelligent, gifted tutors with every student so true learning and growth takes place.”


Our tutors meet with students to not only help with math and stats, but also to help with English papers and projects. We provide assessment and support for English Language Learning (ELL) to non-native speakers. In addition, clients look to TT to supplement homeschooling programs. If you are unable to visit us, or live outside the Tahoe area, we can set you up with online tutoring. TT plans to offer college counseling and standardized test preparation courses in the near future.

Tahoe Tutoring knows there are many tutoring companies from which to choose. We also know you will find that TT stands out among the rest for our professionalism, personalized attention, and top-notch tutors. Our dedication to meeting student needs will make you feel like you have both a teacher and friend on your side. When tough assignments come up, we’ll be there. A private tutoring company is just a few clicks away!

Give us a call and learn why Tahoe Tutoring is soon to be one of the best private tutoring companies in the Reno/Tahoe area!