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

Vice President of Business Development
Luke has been working with families for over 10 years to help guide them through the test prep experience. He is excellent at finding the right tutor to fit each student's learning style. ​

Paul Carey Jr.

Master Tutor & Major Giver
Paul 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 University, Paul taught general chemistry and provided one-on-one

Maria Cassidy

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

Jess Thomas

Mast Educator & Environmentalist!
Jess (they/them) has a B.A. in Psychology from Yale, where they studied developmental psychology, and an M.A. in Biology from Miami University, focusing on community-based conservation. They have been tutoring students for over a

Cindy Wright

Guide to Greatness Advisor
Cindy is a key member of our team, as she has been advising families in the tutoring and test prep industry for the last 7 years. She has a deep passion for helping students

Keith Brown

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

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

Olga Shkolnikov

Tutor Of Greatness
Olga is a preservice English teacher who earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature & Language from NYU. Currently, she is completing her Master’s degree in teaching English at Columbia University’s Teachers College. In

David Shirley

Master Tutor & Math Ambassador
David has spent thousands of hours providing students the guidance to look beyond memorizing formulas and analyze the concepts that made them. If a student knows that the distance formula is just the Pythagorean

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

Melinda Sewak

Fun Super Tutor
Melinda has a BA in Theater Studies from Yale University and has been an educator since 2012. She strongly believes in the impact personalized, accessible teaching can afford students of every learning style and

Amanda Jameson

Master Tutor & Big People Person
Amanda has spent seven years deep in both college- and graduate-level standardized test preparation. Her biggest takeaway? These tests are eminently beatable, with the right preparation, the right strategies, the right content knowledge, and

Mereat Askander

The Capacity Building Tutor
Mereat has earned her Public Health Degree at UC San Diego and is now working toward becoming a podiatrist (foot/ankle surgeon). She uses the wealth of her experiences to serve each of her students'

Jean Hsu

Super Tutor
Jean 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 her greatest challenge working for education reform in

Stephen Booth

Master of Tutoring
Stephen is originally from Seattle and as an undergraduate, he studied economics at the University of Washington. He later received his JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School as well as an MBA

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

John Bragelman Ph.D.

Special Advisor To Enhanced Prep
John has been a teacher for over a decade, and in that time, he has taught at high schools, colleges, and universities.    HIs favorite part of teaching is watching a student 'get-it' for

Damon Enkeboll

The Bearded Wonder & Master of Special Projects
Damon is a do anything kind of guy. He approaches every task and challenge with a go-getter attitude and the distinct ability to make anything fun. Damon is new to this side of the

Kaelin Cooley

Virtual Village Greeter (like a Walmart greeter but younger)
I graduated from Boise State with my BS in Health Science and a minor in Psychology.  I am currently getting ready to start my Masters Program to become a certified Athletic Trainer. My dog Tucker

Michael “Mike” Hankins

Virtual Village Greeter (like Kaelin but cooler)
I graduated from Lincoln High School this past year, and I am currently a freshman student in the honors program at Langston University. I am majoring in Agribusiness. I am an enthusiastic individual with

Tino Wells

Master Tutor Extraordinaire
Tino is currently working as a Technical Trainer at, teaching customers key principles in Machine Learning, Data Science & Advanced Application Development. Tino has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Hawaii