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.
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.
Humboldt State University
Bachelor of Arts: Pure Mathematics,
Single Subject Teaching Credential
Brian Fink grew up in a military household and moved around while growing up. His father retired and settled in Santa Clarita, California where Brian attended middle and high school. Brian soon realized two things: he loves to travel and meet new people, and big city life is exciting but he doesn’t want to live the metropolitan life. After high school, Brian went to Humboldt State University to earn a degree in pure mathematics. Soon after, he pursued his teaching credentials in California and has been teaching in the Lake Tahoe area for four years. Brian is in the process of completing a Masters in Education from Humboldt State University as well.
For as long as he can remember, Brian has vacationed in Lake Tahoe in the summer and has always wanted the opportunity to move here. When North Lake Tahoe High School presented a full-time position as a math teacher, Brian embraced the opportunity to enjoy life at the lake. Brian has always worked with students and children at birthday parties, as a camp counselor, and as a tutor in college. Brian enjoys working with others, helping students reach their goals, and sharing his love of math.