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Abigail Boyer

Abigail Boyer
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Abigail is currently an Interdisciplinary Honors student at the University of Washington, where she is majoring in Spanish and English. She graduated high school with close to a dozen AP credits -- her fun fact is that she has taken (and gotten a 5 on) every AP history class available in the state of Georgia! She is passionate about helping students better understand language and literature and hopes to become a TESOL teacher after graduating college. When not at school, she writes for The Daily at the University of Washington and enjoys cross-stitching, baking her roommate cookies, and watching bad telenovelas.

Artem Moskalenko

Artem Moskalenko
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Artem holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from The College of Idaho, along with minors in music, psychology, and computer science. Last year, he further progressed his educational career by completing a Master’s degree in mathematics at California State University - Channel Islands. Artem’s experiences with this subject include several years of tutoring in one-on-one and small group settings. Additionally, he had the opportunity to teach mathematics abroad at a private high school in China and domestically at CSUCI. His favorite tutoring topics are Algebra, Statistics and Probability. Outside of his academic and professional life, Artem enjoys reading online light novels, working out, and gaming with friends.

Brian Schefke

Brian Schefke
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Brian has been a tutor at University Tutoring since 2011. He earned a BS in cellular & molecular biology from the University of Michigan, an MA in history of science from Oregon State University, and is currently completing his doctorate in history at the University of Washington. Brian tutors a variety of humanities and social science subjects and particularly enjoys helping students to arrive at their own understanding of the material they are learning and to express that understanding effectively. In his spare time, Brian enjoys trivia, reading on virtually any subject, bird watching and (attempted) gardening.

Christian Phillips

Christian Phillips
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Lifetime Washington resident and recent Western Washington University graduate, Christian Phillips is a multi-subject tutor, focusing on science and math. Christian discovered his passion for mentoring and educating while working as a lab assistant for organic chemistry lab sections at WWU and enjoys branching out to other subjects and different age groups. With a BS in Chemistry, Christian is continuing to do computational biochemistry research as he pursues an MS at the University of Washington and hopes to continue contributing to research efforts after graduating. Outside of the lab, Christian spends his time backcountry snowboarding, skateboarding, hiking, and playing video games when the weather is not cooperating.

Emma Coester

Emma Coester
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Emma earned her Bachelor of Science at UC Santa Cruz and is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Washington studying chemistry. Her passion for teaching ignited through her experiences working at a youth recreation program, as an elementary school reading tutor, and as a teaching assistant for college-level STEM courses. Aspiring to be a professor, she loves teaching chemistry, physics, and mathematics while emphasizing strong study skills. Emma's interests outside of academics include hiking, climbing, and baking. These hobbies reflect her commitment to challenging herself and thinking creatively. She aims to instill these qualities in her students, encouraging them to approach challenges with resilience and an open mind.

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Jacob Lundgren
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Jacob has been tutoring since 2008 when he was a senior in high school. He has worked at various tutoring centers and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know so many young people from all walks of life over the last 15 years. He studied at the University of Washington where he earned a BS degree in Mathematics with minors in Statistics and Mathematical Physics. Even with these credentials, Jacob’s primary focus in life has been writing, recording, and performing music. He spent ten years as a founding member and guitarist of The Dip, where he toured around the world and produced several acclaimed records for the band. Jacob recently left the band to open his own recording studio and to dedicate more time to his family and friends. He is very pleased to continue teaching and imparting his knowledge to students at University Tutoring.

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Jaedin Davasligil
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Jaedin discovered his passion for tutoring in 2016 while studying at Green River College. Driven by the joy of shared learning, he continued tutoring for the US Navy while studying Mathematics at Washington State University. After obtaining his Bachelor's, he began teaching as a K-12 substitute teacher for Pullman School District. Jaedin's favorite subjects are Math, Statistics, Physics, and Computer Science, but his curiosity knows no bounds. He loves animals of all kinds, exploring the great outdoors, and playing role-playing games. In his spare time, he enjoys coding, miniature painting, and riding bikes. At University Tutoring, Jaedin is excited to share his curiosity and passion for hands-on, deep learning.

Maddi Brumbaugh

Maddi Brumbaugh
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Part of what Maddi loves most about tutoring is working with students to figure out their learning styles and what strategies are best for each student in studying, test taking and interfacing with academic bureaucracies. They also enjoy zooming out from the mechanics of how something works to incorporate instruction about how it fits into the bigger picture and why it matters. Maddi earned their B.S. in International Relations and Politics with a minor in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University. They also recently earned a master's degree in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington and are currently pursuing a career in policy research. Maddi is an avid reader and enjoys science fiction, fantasy and nonfiction.

Moose Faulder

Moose Faulder
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Moose has been working with kids for many years, starting with teaching students AP French in high school. She then pursued Robotics Engineering at UC Santa Cruz for 3 years, specializing in underwater robotics. As the mechanical team leader, Moose honed leadership skills while onboarding new team members. Alongside academic pursuits, Moose is a certified piano teacher for all ages and levels. In their free time, Moose enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and quality moments with their sweet cat, Zucchini. Her commitment to well rounded learning methods reflects a genuine passion for helping students discover their optimal learning styles.

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Sarah Chau
Multi-Subject Tutor
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Sarah graduated from Amherst College in 2020, where she double-majored in Mathematics and Asian Studies. Following graduation, she worked as a software engineer at Amazon before traveling to Taiwan to study and conduct research in Linguistics at National Cheng Kung University. Currently, Sarah is applying to PhD programs in Mathematics to start in the Fall of 2024, with hopes of studying Differential Geometry and Geometric Analysis. Sarah loves teaching and working with students, having tutored and TA’d students in a variety of subjects since 2016. In her spare time, Sarah loves to read, dance, do gymnastics, and study as many languages as possible (her current count is 7).

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