Jesi Robbins

Spanish & K-8
Jesi Robbins

Spanish & K-8

University of California Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts: International Relations & Spanish

Sierra Nevada University/University of Nevada Reno
Master of Arts: Teaching (in progress)

Jesi has several years of tutoring experience with multiple grade levels, mainly middle and high school. However, she is excited about working with students of all ages, from kindergarten to 12th grade. Currently, Jesi is a K through 8th grade Spanish teacher at SELS Elementary and Middle School in Truckee, CA. Jesi is very passionate about speaking Spanish and studying various cultures. She wholeheartedly enjoys motivating students to love learning, challenge themselves, and discover their own passions. 

In 2010, Jesi received a BA in Global Studies and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She’s currently working on her Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of Nevada, Reno. Alongside finishing her master's, she is working toward her multiple-subject teaching credential and single-subject credential in Spanish. She’s also currently an ESL instructor at Tahoe Family Solutions in Incline Village, two nights a week, helping adults to continue their education in English. Most recently, Jesi worked at North Tahoe High School from 2019 to 2022 as an Instructional Assistant in the Resource Center, helping students with Individualized Education Plans in all subjects. 

Jesi is a born and raised Tahoe local who grew up in Alpine Meadows and currently lives in Reno. She loves world travel and being adventurous! In her free time, Jesi can be spotted enjoying the local Tahoe Truckee outdoors by skiing, playing soccer, hiking, biking, paddle boarding, and camping with her friends and family. 

Marlon Rhem

Math, Science, Test Prep
Marlon Rhem

Math, Science, Test Prep

University of Washington
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry

University of Mississippi
Master of Science: Chemistry

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Doctor of Philosophy: Physical Chemistry

Marlon earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Washington, his M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Mississippi, and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His teaching career spans three decades. He was twice awarded Teacher of the Year for teaching excellence and developing science outreach programs for K – 8 students. His teaching and learning philosophy is grounded in the idea that all students desire to think deeply and critically about a concept or problem when there are connections to issues and problems that are important to them. With this philosophy as a foundation for teaching and learning, students in his classroom have developed a passion for and mastery of subject matter through engagement in real-world projects that demand original thought, novel discoveries, and creative solutions. Working one-on-one with STEM students, he encourages students to ask questions that provoke more questions and more profound reflection, leading to solutions. He reminds students there are no "dumb questions" – all questions have value.

He is excited about working with the students of Tahoe and sharing his passion for mathematics and science. He can be found trail running and hiking with his family in his leisure time.

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