Dr. Brandy P.

Dr. Brandy S. Pickens is a distinguished biochemist and dedicated educator with extensive experience in scientific research and environmental advocacy. Having earned a BA in Biochemistry from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Pickens is proficient in making complex scientific concepts accessible and engaging to diverse audiences.

Dr. Pickens has dedicated over 15 years to biomedical research, specializing in biomedical research studies at institutions including the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This background equips her with a robust understanding of the STEM disciplines, which she brings to the classroom to inspire and educate future scientists and STEM professionals.

Currently, Dr. Pickens serves as a Toxicologist at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, where she conducts technical analyses and reviews concerning the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. Her role at the EPA underscores her commitment to public health and safety, themes she emphasizes in her educational outreach.

Passionate about fostering a love for science and environmental stewardship among young people, Dr. Pickens actively engages with community groups and schools. She organizes and leads educational programs and STEM initiatives, aiming to instill a sense of enthusiasm for STEM disciplines, particularly environmental science, and stewardship in the younger generation.

Dr. Pickens is not only a scientist and advocate but also a mentor who strives to encourage students, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds, to pursue careers in STEM and public service. Her commitment to education, combined with her expertise in biomedical sciences and environmental sustainability, makes her a great match for organizations dedicated to cultivating knowledgeable, responsible, and motivated students.

Antonio B.

Antonio B. is a certified mathematics teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience. Mr. Bayuk grew up in New York and attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science. He went on to receive Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. While working as an engineer, Mr. Bayuk returned to Stevens and obtained a Masters Degree in Computer Science.

During his career as an engineer, Mr. Bayuk began teaching courses as an adjunct professor. Given the important role that a strong public education played in his life, Mr. Bayuk decided to get his teaching certification from New York University and began teaching high school mathematics.

Mr. Bayuk’s wealth of experience in both the private sector and class room brings a real-world perspective to his students. He is able to teach all levels of mathematics from middle school up through Calculus 3. Mr. Bayuk has a love for teaching and is able to connect well with a diverse group of learners.

Monisha B

Having travelled widely and worked in various countries as a professional as well as an entrepreneur, I wish to now pursue my true calling, helping young minds grow. My five years of experience as an English teacher followed by CELTA qualification in 2014 were steps in this direction.

Before this I have been a global Sales and Marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in Business Development, Sales, and International Finance. I work well in fostering relationships and have a goal-oriented approach with an emphasis on a well-planned path towards the same.

Dimitry P. L.

Dimitry is a math college professor with more than 16 years of teaching experience. Most of the math subjects that he teaches and tutors range from algebra, precalculus, trigonometry and calculus. He has also tutored many middle school and high school students taking algebra classes and AB and AP calculus. He is the perfect candidate to help your child find the love for mathematics. Most of his students have shown immediate progress considering that they do their own part. He is also multilingual speaking Spanish, French and English.

Jake B.

With over 12 years of teaching experience, Jake brings a unique and important approach to tutoring. He believes that learning should be fun, innovative, and simultaneously challenging. While every child has a different learning style, a plan with input from the parent, child, and school teacher is needed in order to create the best learning path and to achieve the best outcomes moving forward. Jake believes that tutoring is an academic reinforcement that can help a child further unleash levels of understanding and achievement that they didn’t know existed.
Jake combines all of these attributes along with a masters degree and considerable business experiences. He has also developed a financial literacy program, and a combined athletic and academic program that has impacted youth tremendously. His implementation of various curriculums, and unique teaching style, have helped take individuals to their next level academically with added confidence to succeed.

From a personal perspective, Jake enjoys spending time with his wife, watching movies, and watching basketball as his dad was a 10-year Chaplain for the Washington Wizards. While in college, Jake also served as the team manager for the Miami Hurricanes Men’s basketball team.




Shivani J.

Shivani Jain is passionate about helping students excel in math and science. She has 13 years of experience working with middle-school, high-school, and college students.

Shivani has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in math, physics, and chemistry — as well as a master’s degree in International Business.

She is an ideal math tutor for students in algebra 1 and 2, geometry, trigonometry, calculus (1, 2, AP, AB, and BC), physics, and chemistry. In addition, Shivani thrives on helping middle- and high-school students prepare for Mathcounts and AMC 8/10 competitions.

The belief that everyone has the potential to excel in math and science is what drives Shivani’s dedication to helping her students reach their full potential.

In her spare time, Shivani likes to go out on walks, hikes, enjoy nature, dance, and cook.

Lauren G.

Lauren Gallagher LOVES math!

That’s why she has been teaching it for 20 years.

Lauren grew up in Colorado and received her undergraduate degree in mathematics and her teaching license at Colorado State University.

After graduation, Lauren found her niche: teaching middle-school and high-school math. This love of teaching and learning led her to complete her Masters in Education.

Today, Lauren teaches middle-school math at a charter school Parker, Colorado. In addition to teaching, she also enjoys tutoring middle-school and high-school math students, as well as ACT and SAT prep.

When she’s not teaching or tutoring, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family (She has 3 kids and 3 dogs.), playing games, going to plays, and traveling.



Raphaël T.

EN: Raphaël has his DEC in Arts and Sciences from CEGEP de Jonquière and a joint Major in Biology and Mathematics from McGill University. What he likes most about coaching is helping students adopt a positive and confident approach to academic challenges, whether it is with theoretical knowledge or strategies for time and stress management. He likes to listen to students and offer personalized guidance depending on each student’s needs.

FR: Raphaël est titulaire d’un DEC en arts et sciences du CEGEP de Jonquière et d’une majeure conjointe en biologie et mathématiques de l’Université McGill. Ce qu’il aime le plus dans le coaching, c’est d’aider les étudiants à adopter une approche positive et confiante face aux défis académiques, que ce soit avec des connaissances théoriques ou des stratégies de gestion du temps et du stress. Il aime écouter les étudiants et offrir un accompagnement personnalisé en fonction des besoins de chacun.