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Katharine Sprecher

Dr. Katharine Sprecher earned her Ph.D. in Education, with an emphasis in Cultural Studies, and a California Teaching Credential specializing in cultural and linguistic diversity. Dr. Sprecher has spent most of her professional career as a university instructor for teachers and school administrators, a teacher and tutor in K-12+ classrooms, and an educational researcher and published academic author. Her greatest loves are inspiring and mentoring students of all ages and writing in a variety of genres; her latest works-in-progress include poetry, performance text, and a children's book.

Lynn Wang

Lynn is the Founder and director of GA Education Center. She would like to see students Get Ahead and Go Beyond to reach their great dreams. Lynn holds double Master degrees in Physics and Computer Science. After 16 years work for Intel, she decided to dedicate her time in Education helping students to learn How to Learn and achieve high scores in various standardized tests.She helps students categorize contents, analyze their mistakes, and discover their weakness. She has ways to help them not only mastering the knowledge of contents, but also improving their logical thinking ability and problem solving skills

Sarah Bobson

Sarah Bobson holds an M.A. degree in Psycholinguistics from Columbia University. She has been teaching various English language and writing classes at Oregon Episcopal School in Beaverton. She has taught creative writing workshops through the department of homeschooling for the Palo Alto School District as well as the continuing education departments at colleges in California, Oregon, and Washington State. Ms. Bobson has also worked as a journalist, and has written more than 200 newspaper articles. In addition, she has published monographs through the U.S. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Julie Hlad

Julie has a PhD from University of California, Riverside, and over 10 years experience helping students succeed in English. She has taught English Literature at the high school and college levels and loves to help students understand literature. She also taught writing in both high school and college and has great methods that help students improve quickly and become confident writers

Tyler Dille

Mr. Dille graduated with Suma Cum Laude award on Mathematics major and Physics minor from University of Arizona. He has worked as a Research Assistant in Univeristy of Arizona Physics Department, designed and built a Titanium Sapphire laser amplifier to be used for monolayer materials research. He has been a Math and Physics tutor for local colleges and high school students for the past 5 years. 

Kenneth Xu

Kenneth graduated from Westview High School and Northwestern University with bachelor of Science degree. He is an experienced tutor who has tutored from Middle school Math, SAT/ACT, to college-level chemistry and helped his students achieve 99th percentile scores on SAT and ACT standardized tests.

Selina Luo

Selina received her Bachelor’ s Degree at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (重庆邮电大学) in China, majoring in English Language, Literature and Translation. And she is currently completing her Master’ s Degree in Teaching at George Fox University. She is a caring teacher skilled in working with diverse student classrooms as well as fluent and detailed-oriented translator of 4 years' professional training. She has worked as a Chinese teacher in Antonia Elementary School and Citizens Academy in China for several months. Also, she has worked in The International School Summer Camp as a bilingual teacher and she is currently doing her clinical practicum in this school. She has helped students with learning disabilities, in which English wasn’t their first language. She has seen many students through hard times by motivating them not to give up as well as enjoyed the satisfaction of observing their improvements. She is extremely passionate about sharing her knowledge with young learners to help them grow up to have a brighter future.

Zuri Ching

Zuri graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in sociology and minors in math and applied math. She has been apart of multiple research projects, including in education, where she developed her passion for helping students reach their academic goals. She has been teaching students ranging from elementary school through high school in math. She is currently working towards her masters in electrical engineering. 

William Kincl

William graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelors of Arts in History, and later completed a Master of Arts in Teaching. Holding teaching licenses for California, Washington, and now Oregon, he has four years experience as a classroom teacher both in San Francisco and Seattle, working with middle school students in language arts and social studies. Prior to becoming a teacher, he reviewed admissions materials for a graduate school program. He also has tutored students preparing for the ACT and foundational collegiate study skills. In his spare time, William loves spending time with his family, going on hikes, and playing basketball. 

Daniel Yu

Daniel Yu has a Master Degree in Financial Economics. He has over ten years experience working with students from high school to college level. Daniel serves as a lecturer in Harbin Engineering University, presenting lectures for Calculus and College English Writing. During his appointment in college, he also worked in New Oriental School, assisting students with multiple subjects in SAT, ACT, as well as AP Calculus and Economics.

Vilhelm (Will) Nesterovich

Mr. Nesterovich have recently earned his Bachelors of Science in Biological Life Sciences with a concentration in pharmacology and chemistry from Oregon State University, where he also committed time to tutor peers in small focus groups for exam prep, and served as a TA in Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology. Passionate about education and the process of learning, He is currently collecting clinical hours with the American Red Cross, where he work with high school students setting up blood drives. He is applying for the Physician Assistant program at Oregon Health & Science University.

David Hugel

David was a Presidential Scholarship recipient in 2015 for his outstanding performance in high school. He graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from University of Oregon in 2019. During his college years, he served as a research assistant working on microbial evolution and ecology. He was an editor, actor, and producer for Duck TV between 2016-2018, and was an assistant news director for KWVA Eugene Radio. He is an experienced tutor. Last year he taught various subjects to high school students in Japan and facilitated a 400-level college Journalism course. The most amazing part, he is fluent in conversational Mandarin Chinese!

Jennifer Rose

Jennifer is a professional writer with more than 20 years' experience in education. Her publishing credits include language arts, social studies, and science elementary textbooks, and she has expert knowledge of the standards by which students are tested. She has classroom experience teaching creative writing, college preparatory writing, and ELL. She received her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from New York University.

Colleen Xu

Colleen holds double majors in Chemistry and Biology from Northwestern University. She is currently a graduate student in OHSU studying Bioinformatics.  She has been tutoring various subjects incluse SAT Reading/Writing, SAT Math, Science Reading, AP/SAT Chemistry, AP/SAT Biology for the past 3 years. 

Li Xu

Ms. Xu obtained Master of Art degree in Chinese Language and Philology from Sichuan University. Before came to U.S she worked as an editor for modern Chinese dictionary, Chinese idiom dictionary, dictionary of literal knowledge( for junior school students), pocket dictionary of oral Chinese, etc. 
She graduated from George Fox University with Master of Art drgree in Teaching in 2019. She has teaching licenses in Oregon and Utah states for K-8 grades English, Math, Science subjects, and for Grade 6 to 12 Chinese. She is a experienced enthusiastic teacher who loves teaching and believes all children can be successful learners

Jing Liu

Jing holds a dual Masters degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University . She has been teaching Electronics and programming classes at Clark College for six years.  Jing has also worked as an engineer with Intel for seven years before her teaching career.

Alice Chen

A Portland native, Alice is a recent graduate from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in biology and English literature. She has tutored K-12 students in math and reading comprehension for several years. During her senior year of college, she worked as a TA for a general biology lab and tutored undergraduate students in biology. She has also taught English to high school students in Japan and is currently a Chegg Tutor in various subjects, including algebra, calculus, mandarin, English, biology, and chemistry. Alice will be attending the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences in the fall of 2020.

Susan Bernhardt

Susan has always been active in language-learning from her native English to foreign languages. She opted for Latin in middle school and continued with Latin through twelfth grade in high school. With regional Latin competitions, Susan found her affinity for Greek and Latin word origins, teaching herself all the Greek roots as there were no classes offered in Greek roots at the school. She won first place on the Greek Derivatives test at regional Latin forum-competition in ninth grade, having learned most of the Greek material only the night before. Throughout high school, she continued to enroll in Latin through level 5AP, continued winning on the Greek Derivatives test at Latin forum, and knew she would continue to study word origins and languages in college. She attended University of Georgia, majoring in linguistics, but also enrolling in language courses such as Italian and Japanese to which she brought her sense of etymology (study of word origins). She graduated in 2011 with bachelor’s of arts in linguistics. She moved to Oregon from Florida in 2017, and now she studies computer science at the post-baccalaureate university level.

Oliver Petraitis

Mr. Petraitis, a linguist and teacher from Anchorage, Alaska. He studied applied foreign languages in undergrad, then went to Germany for four years on a teaching stipend through Fulbright, where he completed an MA in sociolinguistics. 

He has been teaching languages in some capacity for the past 7 years and has held teaching positions at five different schools and universities in the Portland metro area. 

Beyond that, he is a musician and mountain biker.