Meet Our Team

Meet Our Amazing Team 

Rachel Mead

President & Premier Tutor
Our fearless leader is an educator first & foremost, with over 20 years of tutoring and test prep experience. Rachel has been a Premier level tutor and Master Trainer of tutors for 3 of

Luke Mead

Director of Partnerships & Growth
Luke has been working with  families to help guide them through the test prep experience for over 15 years. He has helped over 1,000 students reach their goal score while providing an Enhanced experience

Chloe Miller

Director of Tutor Training & Flagship Tutor
Chloe is a member of our Flagship team and is a teacher, mentor, and nurturer at heart. Not only does she tutor standardized tests, but also math, English, Korean, piano, and yoga. Her students

Paul Carey Jr. Ph.D.

Tutor Manager & Flagship Tutor
Paul is a member of our Flagship team and graduated from Purdue University, with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. He received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Indiana University. During his time at Indiana

Olga Shkolnikov

Tutor Manager & Flagship Tutor
Olga is a member of our Flagship team and is a English teacher in the Bronx, NY. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature & Language from NYU. Currently, she is completing her

Kate McGunagle

Tutor Manager & Flagship Tutor
Kate is a member of our Flagship team and has been an educator for over eight years; as the daughter of two teachers, education is definitely in her blood. Kate is deeply invested in

Jean Hsu

Flagship Super Tutor
Jean is a member of our Flagship team and has been teaching for 14 years and worked in almost every role in education.  She started as an English teacher for ESL students and found

Candace Furman

Advisor Manager - Team Swag's Leader
Candace comes to us with over 20 years of customer service leadership experience. She brings a level of passion and natural ability to connect with both parents and students alike. Candace is a mother

Breneya Johnson

Our Resident Utility Player - Advisor & Tutor
Breneya is a Tacoma native. She is a proud ℅ 2014 Lincoln High School graduate. She received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Western Washington University.

Lloyd Chen

Master Tutor & World Traveler
Lloyd graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology. He has previously worked in investment banking and management consulting but decided to switch to his true passion in psychology.

Brenna Norris

Master Tutor & Enthusiastic Extrovert
Brenna earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Irvine. She has worked as a professional tutor since 2016, supporting and inspiring

Keith Brown Ph.D.

All Around Amazing Tutor
Keith earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Grambling State University and a Ph.D. in Biology and Genetics from Cal Tech. He excels in boosting students’ confidence and motivating them to take

Chris Milan Ph.D.

Master Tutor of All Traders
Chris decided to become an archeologist when his history advisor at DePaul University said it was a natural fit. While he was finishing his Ph.D. at Yale University, he was offered a chance to

Maria Cassidy Harmon

Master Tutor & Wonder Woman
With an MIT degree and love of all things STEM, Maria knows the value of curiosity and its power inside and outside the classroom. She attended a vocational high school, studying under electricians for

Te’ave Metzger-Magalei

Tutor of All Things Math & Science
Te’ave comes from the very diverse city of Tacoma, WA where inclusion for all is so important. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Te’ave has a passion

Vera Wexler

Awesome Tutor & Master Book Lover
Vera obtained her BA from Brandeis University in 2007 in English Literature, Judaic Studies, and European Cultural Studies. After college, she pursued a Master's degree in Library and Information Science at Queens College, with

Wesley Ecoiffier

Tutor of So Much More
Wesley graduated with a bachelor's in applied physics from the University of Washington, and is starting a master's in computer science in 2022, but don't think he is only about science! Wesley enjoys meeting

Abdullah Paracha

Master Tutor & Scribe
Abdullah lives in Northern Virginia, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BA in History. He is starting Medical School this upcoming Fall, and is excited at the prospect of

Jordan Bricknell

Tutor & Quality Listener
After growing up in a small Massachusetts town known solely for its apple orchards, Jordan attended Tufts University where she studied biochemistry and tutored a variety of chemistry courses. Since graduating, she has been

Jake Clausen, M. Ed.

Advisor of Self Actualization for College and Beyond
Jake has 10 years experience in Education as a High School Counselor in Washington State with specializations in Academic Advising and preparing students for life after high school options; College and University, Career paths,

Caitlin Reed

Elite Tutor & Master Gamer
Caitlin has 4 ½ years of experience as a teacher/tutor and is currently pursuing a master’s of science in education. Caitlin likes to say that she “became a teacher by accident” because she was

Jon Adams Ph.D.

Dr. Tutor & Science Guru
Jon received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Gettysburg College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. In graduate school, he enjoyed working with students and jumped at the opportunity to

BriAna Lopez

Marketing Genius & Super Tutor
BriAna was born and raised in Seattle, WA and graduated from Boise State University in 2019 with a BBA in Marketing and minor in Supply Chain Management. After graduating, she decided to stay in

Kevin Hall

The Typescript Tutor & Smile Maker
Kevin bonds with his students through playful humor that could make a grandma giggle. He can teach young adults a lot about writing (such as how he just used alliteration to create a hopefully

Joe Cagley

Tutor & Future President
Joe recently graduated with a double major in chemistry and public policy from Seattle Pacific University. Since graduation, he’s worked as an intern in the U.S. Senate and completed a year of service with

David Lorms

Tutor of Corny Jokes
Originally from Houston, David moved to Tacoma Washington to be closer to his Godkids 6 years ago. Although he spent most of his life in marketing and running his own business he found teaching

Sean Rogers

College Physics Professor & Math Wiz 
Sean has tutored and taught high school and college physics and math in the Seattle area for the past decade. When he introduces himself as a college physics professor, the two typical responses have