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CRIS CHACON

Math | Physics | SAT/ACT Test Prep

Cris is a native Spanish speaker born and raised in Colorado. He teaches Algebra 1 and Physics at Golden View Classical Academy (Golden, CO) while serving as the varsity boy's 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 and is the Mathematics department chair.

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

 

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.

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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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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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 the most. 

 

Jillian has tutored for three years in reading, math, and science and 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 more deeply. 

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TIM YOUNG

Math | Physics | Test Prep | Academic Coaching

Timothy Young is enrolled at Red Rocks Community College and plans to attend the Colorado School of Mines with his brother next year.

 

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

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

SAMEERA QURESHY

Mathematics | Test Prep | Academic Coaching

Sameera is originally from Houston and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and is working towards her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from CU Boulder. 
 

Growing up, Sameera frequently tutored peers in Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Calculus, and Physics, especially throughout high school and early college. She officially started tutoring for the Houston Independent School District in 2020 and volunteered at the local Space Center. 

 

Sameera loves problem-solving (math, engineering, jigsaw puzzles, etc.) and in her free time, she enjoys playing video games and intramural soccer.

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Sara Oza

Math | Academic Coaching

Sara is a Colorado native and a current engineering student at CU Boulder. She loves anything outdoors, especially if it involves her dog Molly. 

Sara started out as a peer tutor in high school and loved it. She's been tutoring in Math for over five years. Her approach is to return to the basics and build on key concepts that help students succeed when approaching any math problem. 

BRIAN ALLENDER

Elementary | Academic Coaching | Specialized Assessments

With over six years of experience, Brian has had the opportunity to work in a variety of different roles in education. Brian was a classroom teacher for grades 3-5 for four years before serving as an academic interventionist for a year. Now, Brian privately tutors students, where he specializes in dyslexia, educational assessments, and literacy.

 

Brian earned his Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Alabama and his Bachelors in Elementary Education with an endorsement in reading from Iowa State University. He also is Orton-Gillingham trained.

 

Brian believes absolutely all students can learn and be successful with the right support.

 

When he's not teaching, Brian loves to hike, read, and explore new restaurants with his wife.

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ANNA SCHUMACHER

Elementary Team Lead
Basic Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic | Academic Coaching

Anna is a 4th-grade teacher in Jefferson County Public Schools. This is her 6th year in JeffCo, and she loves working with elementary-age students. Anna graduated from Metropolitan State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. She is pursuing her M.A. in School Leadership. 

Anna ran her own tutoring business since the beginning of COVID, where she would help students PreK-6th grade in all subject areas by conducting online and in-person sessions. She is very excited to merge her company with Flatirons Tutoring and will be over the Elementary department. 

Anna’s teaching philosophy is that learning is not a “one size fits all.” She understands that all students learn differently, and her passion is to find a learning style in which each student will thrive. 

JAMESON GOLDSTEIN

Mathematics | Test Prep | Academic Coaching

Jameson Goldstein is a Junior at Faith Christian Academy, taking college-level coursework in physics, calculus, and computer science.

In addition to this, he has experience at Mathnasium, a local math tutoring franchise. His students have described him as a kind, caring, and understanding tutor. He makes sure that his students understand fundamental concepts so that they can apply them to more complex problems.

 

Jameson likes to hike, read, and ski in his free time. 

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ANNA SCHUMACHER

Elementary Team Lead
Basic Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic | Academic Coaching

Anna is a 4th-grade teacher in Jefferson County Public Schools. This is her 6th year in JeffCo, and she loves working with elementary-age students. Anna graduated from Metropolitan State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. She is pursuing her M.A. in School Leadership. 

Anna ran her own tutoring business since the beginning of COVID, where she would help students PreK-6th grade in all subject areas by conducting online and in-person sessions. She is very excited to merge her company with Flatirons Tutoring and will be over the Elementary department. 

Anna’s teaching philosophy is that learning is not a “one size fits all.” She understands that all students learn differently, and her passion is to find a learning style in which each student will thrive. 

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ABBI McCORMICK

Basic Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic | Academic Coaching

Abbi is a Colorado native and a college sophomore working on a Speech Language Pathology degree. While working to complete her degree, she works as a paraprofessional in an elementary school, helping kindergarten students learn to read and write. Abbi is a third-generation educator in her family and has always been passionate about children. In high school, she completed the Teacher Cadet program and worked as the toddler room lead teacher at a preschool. In her free time, she loves to paint and draw and spends time training her puppy, Ryder. 


Abbi believes that every child has the potential to grow with the correct strategies and approaches. She has experience with different teaching methods, allowing her to connect with every type of learner. She works hard to build relationships with the students to understand their needs and how she can fulfill them.

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