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, Amy is chasing after and adventuring with her toddler. After becoming a mom, Amy has a new appreciation for the parents she works with and all that they do for their kids!
Bachelors: (English) Concordia University
Teaching Certificate: Concordia University
For the past 10 years, she has privately tutored students of all ages, subjects, and learning abilities. With 15 years of experience in professional writing and editing, Mary has real world experience coupled with a passion for teaching people how to learn and how to love to learn. By approaching each student holistically and personally, Mary helps students organize, prioritize, break down tasks into manageable steps, set and meet realistic expectations, establish effective study habits, improve their assessment scores, develop their self-advocacy skills, and ultimately learn to enjoy their own unique educational journeys.
She is experienced at helping students navigate all aspects of academics including AP, Honors, IB, and Online classes. Mary supports students on IEP and 504 Plans and has also worked with homeschool/alternative education students extensively.
Bachelors (Math) Portland State University
Graduate Degree (Counseling Psychology)
He enjoys helping students discover that one doesn’t have to be a “special” kind of person to learn mathematics, even higher mathematics, but primarily needs to manage anxiety and develop good practice skills. His overwhelming passion for math transfers easily to his students, who not only improve their skills and grades, but also their attitudes.
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 (History/English Minor)
Christopher’s personal interests include writing, hiking, playing guitar, gaming and spending time with his dogs.