StudyWise has experience working with all learning abilities. We take pride in making the process fun while still holding students accountable for themselves. Our focus is on building self-esteem and self-confidence in order for students to feel like they can succeed. We combine experience, imagination, and a passion for teaching to provide your child with the highest quality tutoring.
Each student has her own private tutor to assess areas of need and implement tailor-made lesson plans and strategies.
Founder of StudyWise Tutoring 2007
Bachelors (Exercise Science) University of Puget Sound
Masters (Education) Portland State University
Current Teaching License
With such a diverse background, Amy has the ability to holistically look at each student to determine what areas are impacting school performance. Amy’s greatest strength is forming strong connections with students and families, which adds to the success of her students. She has extensive experience working with students who have learning challenges, ADHD, and anxiety disorders, as well as accommodations, 504 plans and IEPs. In addition, Amy has coached many parents through the challenges they face with teenage students.
When she’s not coaching, you will find Amy hanging out with her daughter, Zyanna. Zyanna follows in her mom’s footsteps and is a “girlpreneur”. She has her own business making dog treats! Both Amy and her daughter enjoy connecting with the community and going on new adventures together.
Bachelors (English) Concordia University
Teaching Certificate Concordia University
With decades of experience in professional editing and writing, Mary teaches students how to write and communicate clearly and effectively. For the past 15 years, Mary has supported and encouraged middle school, high school, and college students through academic coaching and writing tutoring.
Mary has extensive experience in supporting students with a wide range of learning challenges including those with ADD/ADHD, reading and auditory processing disorders, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorder. She strongly advocates for and works to enhance the educational experience of students with IEPs and 504 plans.
Mary helps students navigate all aspects of academics including AP, Honors, IB, and online classes. In addition, she has supported numerous homeschool/alternative education students.
Mary is passionate about teaching people how to learn and how to love to learn. By approaching each student in an individualized and integrated way, she helps students organize, prioritize, break down tasks into manageable steps, set and meet realistic goals, strategize study sessions, establish effective study habits, improve assessment scores, and develop self-management and self-advocacy skills. Mary’s goal is for every student to learn to ultimately enjoy their own unique educational journeys and become lifelong learners.
When she isn’t working with students, Mary spends time with her husband, kids, and dogs on adventures in nature in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Bachelors (Education & Mechanical Engineering) Oregon State University
Masters (Business) Portland State
Liz has a passion for life-long learning, sharing knowledge, fostering students’ intellectual, social, and emotional growth. She has worked with TAG students, IEP students, and students who became anxious with just the mention of math or a spreadsheet. At all levels, her focus is on strong mathematical foundations, conceptual understanding, and technical communication. Liz’s goal is to help students improve their confidence & study skills, so they can build on it and advocate for their own education now and in the future.
Liz’s favorite hobbies are paddle boarding, softball, walks on the beach, board games and reading to her children.
Bachelors (Psychology) Stockton University
Masters (School Counseling) Monmouth University
Amy is passionate about guiding others with their life journey and helping them find their voice and inner self. She is an agent of change in shaping the next generation.She has experience helping students with college planning, using platforms; such as Common App, Naviance, College Board Big Future, and career planning. Amy enjoys spending time with her three tween daughters, going on nature walks, and going out for dinner on Friday nights with the family. Amy is bilingual in Spanish and enjoys her mom’s Spanish cooking!
Bachelors (Literature; Minor Dramatic Theater) City University of New York
Master’s (Special Education/English: to be completed Spring 2023) City University of New York
Memet has success working with underrepresented populations and students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. He is a talented communicator focused on building sustainable relationships with administration, faculty, staff, and families to advance institutional and student needs. Memet’s engagement with students encourages the development of critical thinkers, life-long learners, and creative problem solvers in the 21st century. Conversant in Albabian.
Bachelors (Art and Art History) Hampshire College
Masters (Fine Art: drawing and painting) University of Washington
Studied Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics at CUNY Publications in biomedical engineering and art
He also enjoys leading wilderness adventure camping expeditions and ecological kayak tours. Most recently he has been working with the neuro-diverse community, including students with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and cognitive delays.
Bachelors (English) Elizabethtown College
Masters (Education: Curriculum and Instruction to be completed soon) Clarks Summit University
Working one-on-one and coaching students is where Kayla shines. Her strengths include organization and time management, and she is easily able to help motivate and transfer these skills to her students. She has worked with a diverse array of students from third grade on up through twelfth which allows her to naturally connect with the students she works with.
When she’s not teaching or coaching, Kayla can be found baking or cooking, listening to or playing music, exercising, reading, and traveling.