CRIS CHACON

Math | Physics | SAT/ACT Test Prep

Cris is a native Spanish speaker born and raised in Colorado. He currently teaches Algebra 1 and Physics at Golden View Classical Academy (Golden, CO) while also serving as the varsity boys basketball coach. He’s also an assistant football coach at Ralston Valley High School (Arvada, CO). He was named the 2021-22 Aristotle Award winner for teacher of the year at his school.

Cris played football at North Central College (Naperville, IL), where he studied Physics & Mathematics while earning Outstanding Major in Secondary Education as a senior. 

 

Cris has been tutoring for over 8 years. His students note an immediate improvement in their confidence level, problem-solving ability, and overall content comprehension. Each student has a unique learning style, and Cris makes it his duty to find out what that is to adapt his teaching accordingly. 

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AMY CHACON

Spanish

Amy is a Spanish teacher at Ralston Valley High School (Arvada, CO), where she has taught Spanish from Levels 1 through 3. She also coaches boys and girls soccer.

She played soccer at North Central College (Naperville, IL), where she studied Spanish & Secondary Education while earning the Senior Influence Award in 2016. She studied abroad in Spain, working as an Aupair and playing semi-pro soccer. Amy has also visited El Salvador, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and other European countries.

Amy will be offering comprehensive private lessons for Spanish.

KAITLIN SMITH

Mathematics | Academic Coaching

Kaitlin is a graduate of the University of Denver ('22), where she studied Computer Science and Mathematics. She has tutored at the university’s math center and is passionate about helping students grow in their mathematics abilities. Kaitlin enjoys sharing her love of learning with the students she works with and hopes to impart the same joy in learning with them. Kaitlin focuses on helping students identify their goals and turn them into actionable items to work towards. Kaitlin also helps students gain confidence in their abilities so that they can perform well independently. She is currently completing graduate coursework at the University of California in Berkeley.

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ZOE BERTINO

Math | Science | Academic Coaching

Zoe graduated from Ralston Valley High School ('22), where she excelled in academics as valedictorian. Beyond the classroom, she served as vice president of the National Honors Society, where she volunteers time for community service projects, including tutoring programs and food drives. In her free time, Zoe enjoys playing competitive soccer and running cross country. Zoe connects with her students through up-to-date teaching methods emphasizing problem-solving. She is determined to share the power and joy of learning with others. She is currently studying at The University of Arizona in Tucson.

MADI SOUSA

Mathematics | Academic Coaching

Madi is a senior at the University of Denver studying Mathematics with minors in Chemistry and Physics. Her research experience lies in nanoscience, applied mathematics, partial differential equations, and perturbation theory in mathematical physics. She has been tutoring mathematics for over four years, both privately and with the University of Denver. Madi can solidly tutor mathematics at the primary, secondary, and collegiate levels. Madi enjoys sharing her passion for mathematics with students and hopes to show them how beautiful math can be. Madi helps students learn that mathematics can be accessible to everyone and that they can accomplish their goals academically.

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Math | Science | Test Prep | Academic Coaching | Spanish

Dom is a Senior studying Mathematics online through Louisiana State University. She lives in Denver after recently moving from Texas and has loved being in Colorado. She holds a Colorado Substitute Teaching License and a Texas Dyslexia Certification, and she is a National Merit Scholar. 

 

Dom has tutored students ages 3-25 in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Spanish, and all levels of math. She also tutors GED prep, SAT/PSAT, and ACT. With over five years of experience working in-person and virtually with students across the country, Dom has a wide range of experience in all STEM subjects.

 

In her free time, Dom loves hiking, playing jazz, frisbee, baking, puzzles, and hanging out with friends. She is passionate about supporting students and encouraging them to be their most authentic selves. She plans to be a high school teacher after finishing college next Summer. 

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KARIN JACKSON

Chemistry | Test Prep

Karin loves doing science. Chemistry is her favorite, with biology a close second. Hands-on, mixing things together or launching it across the room, is when science is at its best. She's taught for years, at the University of Maryland, at Colorado School of Mines, at Red Rocks Community College, and most recently at Golden View Classical Academy.

 

She has extensive tutoring experience in chemistry, biology, and math and loves seeing when students bring concepts together into a complete, cohesive picture. She can help you build a solid foundation to start your lifelong enjoyment of science.  She is currently trying her hand at entrepreneurship and is working for a start-up engineering company developing solar-powered products.

Karin is married and has two teenage children. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, refinishing furniture, baking (aka kitchen chemistry), and hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains with her dog.

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TIM YOUNG

Math | Physics | Test Prep | Academic Coaching

Timothy Young is enrolled at Red Rocks Community College and is planning on attending the Colorado School of Mines with his brother next year.

 

As a child, Tim loved math and the sciences, and it's his hope to help others to develop that same passion. In school, he would always help peers in problem-solving. He has also worked as a tutor at Mathnasium where I found it to be a perfect opportunity to both help students learn math and deepen his own pedagogical practice as a math instructor.

In his free time, Tim likes to play basketball, go camping, play music, and hang out with friends. 

JILLIAN GOLDEN

Math | Science | Academic Coaching | Reading | Writing

Jillian is a Colorado native who loves to ski, hike, dance, and make music. She is a senior at Golden View Classical Academy where she serves as secretary of the National Honors Society and is a leader among her peers. She plans to attend college to pursue exercise science and sports medicine, and she enjoys studying and applying the sciences most. 

 

Jillian has tutored for three years in reading, math, and science, and has also taught dance at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. She focuses on building a solid foundation, then moving forward to applying this foundation to more complex topics. Jillian ensures that her students understand the basics, but always pushes and encourages them to understand the concepts they are learning in more depth. 

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