Tier IV TUTORS
Math, Science, English, Spanish, Test Prep
Dominican University of California
Bachelor of Arts: English
Dominican University of California
Masters of Arts: Humanities, Emphasis in Literature
Brittney recently moved to the Lake Tahoe area from the Bay Area. She grew up in Sonoma County but was excited for a change in scenery. She has been working in education for several years and loves to work with students in English, reading and writing. She completed her BA at Dominican University of California and loves the school so much she decided to pursue her MA there. This experience led her to teach reading to all age groups and start private tutoring for college students while she went to school full-time. After graduation, Brittney was offered a tutoring position in Mill Valley and grew to love after-school/test-prep tutoring while also broadening her subject areas. This is where she began to tutor mathematics to a wide age range of students and really engage herself in the learning process. Brittney finds it fun and interesting to work with students on their logic and watch their critical thinking develop at different points in their education. Her favorite part of tutoring is the relationships she builds with students as they cultivate a positive connection with education and learning. She is extremely excited to work with the students in the Tahoe area through Tahoe Tutoring.
In her free time, Brittney is an avid reader and writer. Her favorite authors are J.R.R. Tolkien and Edgar Allen Poe. They have inspired her own writing; she has been published four times. When she isn’t reading or writing, Brittney is outside among the trees or spending time with her niece and nephew, making Tahoe the perfect place to live for her.
English, Test Prep
University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts with Honors: English, Secondary Education
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Cambridge University: International Learning Center in Paris, France
Sierra Nevada College
Master of Arts, Education: Administrative Leadership
Patrick McConaghy has been a language aficionado since his college days at the University of New Hampshire where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Secondary Education.
While abroad studying in Europe, Patrick compared his native tongue to the subtle nuances of British English in London and fine tuned his French speaking skills in Paris. He has also studied Latin, Spanish and Italian. Having lived in China for one year, he can speak conversational Mandarin.
Patrick has been meeting with students in the Tahoe area since he arrived in 2008. He supported international students at Sierra Nevada College with language and life skills. He also worked with Truckee Meadows Community College in town, serving the needs of non-native speakers. In addition, Patrick worked at Tahoe Expedition Academy, teaching English and supporting students with learning challenges.
From kindergarten to high school to college, Patrick possesses a unique ability to assess student needs and help them meet their goals. In addition, he excels at helping students feel comfortable while learning and makes sure they have fun. With an attention to detail and a passion for punctuation, Patrick will challenge you to fine tune your grammar skills. He enjoys editing papers and helping students find their true voice in writing. If you need assistance expressing your ideas or just cleaning up an essay, Patrick is the tutor for you.
K - 5 Specialist
St Cloud State University
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education and Reading
St Cloud State University
Master of Science: Early Childhood Education and Family Studies
Renee was born and raised in Minnesota. There, she studied Early Childhood, Reading and Elementary Education at St. Cloud State University. She completed her student teaching abroad in Germany through Moorhead State University and was hired by the Department of Defense Dependent Schools as a second-grade teacher. As grade level chair, she facilitated numerous programs to enhance an understanding of and appreciation for German culture.
Renee was recruited as an educator in Northern Nevada upon her return stateside. She has many years of experience in both public and private schools as a primary grade educator, reading specialist, and literacy resource. Renee has studied and successfully implemented Barton methods with students needing developmental support, including those with dyslexia.
Renee’s greatest joy is derived from helping students find their strengths and learning styles to help them become invested in their own education and learning, especially in the areas of literacy, writing and math. She has a wide array of expertise in many different programs to facilitate this process.
Renee is looking forward to working with the families in Tahoe to help them achieve their educational goals.
Math, Test Prep
James Madison University
Bachelor of Science: Mathematics, Secondary Education
San Diego State University
Master of Science: Statistics
Katie McConaghy is a statistician, mathematician, educator, and entrepreneur. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education in 2003. She then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Statistics at San Diego State University. After graduating in 2005, Katie followed her passion for statistics into the actuarial science industry. She worked for an actuarial consulting firm specializing in non-life insurance. After spending almost three years gaining knowledge and experience she decided to take the leap back to academia. Since 2008 Katie has made education her main focus.
Katie founded High Tide Tutoring (HTT) in San Diego in 2009. High Tide Tutoring is a private tutoring company that strives to meet the needs of students everywhere. Since moving to Tahoe in 2010, she’s continued to manage HTT in San Diego from afar and expand her tutoring services to Tahoe. After hearing the needs of her community, Katie decided to open Tahoe Tutoring (TT) in August of 2017. Tahoe Tutoring provides a physical location for students to visit and receive the help they need for all their learning needs.
In addition to managing HTT and TT, Katie keeps her teaching skills sharp, working as an online college professor for various US colleges. She is passionate about education and strives to break down geographic limitations to meet the academic needs of students across the country.
K - 5 Specialist
San Jose State University
Bachelor of Arts: Child Development
University of California, Santa Barbara
Master of Education: Teaching Emphasis
Angie is passionate about teaching and recognizes the potential in every child. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from San Jose State University, and went on to earn her Masters of Education Degree and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the University of California at Santa Barbara. As a dedicated classroom teacher for the past 18 years she has given instruction in math, reading, and writing to kindergarten, 3rd grade and 5th grade students. She developed an after school peer tutoring program in order for students to receive individualized instruction and additional support. Her goal as an educator is to develop lifelong learners who never give up and strive to do their personal best. Having relocated from the Bay Area, Angie has taken advantage of the outdoor activities the Tahoe region has to offer. She can be found skiing, boating, hiking with her dog, and spending time with her family
Tier III TUTORS
Math, Science, Test Prep
Bachelor of Science: General Physics
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Master of Science: Physics
Nathan Prins mostly grew up in rural Maryland. He went to Towson University in nearby Baltimore to get his BS in Physics. At Towson, Nathan created an award-winning program in which members volunteered weekly at an after school program to run hands-on scientific demonstrations and experiments. In addition, he organized and participated in multiple scientific outreach events. Nathan was also involved in research for three years. During that time, he completed summer internships at national labs in Chicago and Germany, presented at nine research conferences, and co-authored a scientific paper.
After graduating, Nathan moved to San Diego to work at a scuba diving shop. Wanting to stay connected to STEM, he often held private tutoring sessions after work, mostly for high school and college students. After two years, he moved to Hawai’i to pursue his graduate degree. His favorite part of this was being a teaching assistant. His duties included teaching sections of the undergrad lab class and running group problem sessions that supplemented the undergrad lectures.
Outside of teaching, Nathan spends his time rock climbing with his wife who is also a physicist. He plans to finish his PhD and his wife wants to start graduate school in physics. Nathan is excited to give back to the community through tutoring.
Tier II TUTORS
English, Writing, Humanities, K-8 Math
Bachelor of Arts: Media Studies
Noah grew up in Portland, Oregon, where he attended public schools and numerous summer camps that expanded his interests in both academics and the outdoors. He moved to Southern California to attend Pomona College, from which he graduated in 2021. At Pomona, Noah majored in Media Studies while earning a concentration in Environmental Analysis. Much of his education experience comes from spending three summers as a counselor at an environmental summer camp on the Oregon Coast. Noah has also worked in a preschool, as a daycare supervisor, and as a study hall aide.
Noah moved to Lake Tahoe in the fall of 2021. He is currently working as an Education Program Associate at the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center where he leads field trips and tours, as well as coordinates social media and marketing efforts. When he is not working, Noah loves to bike, hike, camp, and ski, and is excited to continue familiarizing himself with the Tahoe area.
Novice tutor with limited experience tutoring but excellent grades and motivation to help others succeed.
Intermediate tutor with experience tutoring and a college degree. Motivated to learn more and share knowledge with students in need.
Advanced tutor with a bachelor’s degree or higher, lots of tutoring experience and internal motivation to teach others.
Expert tutor with a master’s degree or higher and a wide range of experience with all different types of learners. Tier IV tutors are extremely familiar with the local schools, curriculum and individual classes.
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