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 (Child Development) Oregon State University
Masters (Special Education) Lewis & Clark College
She has been a special education teacher for 22 years, with 20 of those years spent teaching high school. Leslie’s passion for working with teens extends to students with disabilities and students who just need a boost in their skills. She has extensive experience coaching students to expand their independence in managing the demands of school in a way that is meaningful to them.
She believes that public education is a matter of social justice and that it should be accessible to all kids. She is thrilled to add StudyWise to the work with students and teachers she does every day in her current job as a Learning Specialist in a local school district.
Bachelors (Education) California Polytechnic State University
Current Teaching License
Nadia has served as an advocate for students with learning differences and embraces strategies that empower all students to be successful. She has experience working with students with IEPs, students with 504 plans, and ELL students within the classroom and on an individual basis. Her favorite part of teaching and tutoring is supporting students as they grow into successful, life-long learners. When she is not with students, you can find Nadia at a farmer’s market or hiking with her husband and pup.