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Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting; our unique approach enables us to explain concepts really well and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn! Read below to learn more about our talented team:

CenterDirectorJeff Pudewell, Center Director 





Cassandra Abad, Instructor

Cassandra is a senior at Sonoma State University studying Electrical Engineering and has studied up to Calculus III. She has worked with children of all ages varying from 5 years old to the teenage years as well. Cassandra holds a great passion for expanding the minds of those looking to learn. She believes that each student holds their own indvidual way of learning and is comitted to making sure all their learning needs are met! 

Shannon Zorn, Instructor

Shannon graduated from Sonoma State University with a B.A. in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Teaching, and is currently enrolled in Sonoma's Single Subject Credential for Mathematics. She spent her high school years tutoring students of all ages math and tutored in Sonoma State's Tutorial Center for subjects like Algebra and Calculus. Her inspiration behind wanting to teach mathematics comes from the various teachers she had as role models and seeks to become role model for her own students in the future as well!

Ian Smith, Instructor

Ian graduated from the C2C (College To Career) program from Santa Rosa Junior College with a mathematics certificate, and he's still a student at the campus studying the field of Mathematics, going from basic math up to Calculus. He has been working with children and adults during his teen years. He has been a teacher's aid for his mom's kindergarten class and he's also been a high school math tutor in a support class. His autism gave him the capability to teach math, communicate other ways of teaching math, and think how math relates to the world. He's hoping to become a professor with math someday and hope to inspire other people.

Jordan Merkin, Instructor