OUR TUTORS

Our tutors are High School Sophomores through Seniors that consistently rank at the top of their class, hold a deep love for learning, work well with others, and participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities.  Past tutors have gone on to attend Princeton, Yale, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania and more. 

 

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Tiffany Kim
Senior/Current Manager
    

 

Hello, my name is Tiffany Kim and I am a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. I am currently enrolled in AP Psychology, AP French, AP Literature, and AP Government and Economics. I am the president of a homework and tutoring club called "Brain Connection" that takes place at Lang Ranch Elementary School and have tutored privately before; I am also planning to become a teacher in the future. My schedule is fairly flexible, and I am very excited to be working with you!​

Eleanor Liu
Senior/Current Manager

 

 

Hi, my name is Eleanor Liu and I'm currently a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. This year, I’m taking AP Government and Economics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Computer Science, and AP Statistics. I'm a part of The Center for Advanced Studies and Research, Health Science Majors, National Honor Society, and California Scholarship Federation. I also play clarinet in the Wind Ensemble and I play varsity girls' tennis. Outside of school, I volunteer at various community philanthropies with National Charity League. I'm available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at any time throughout the school year and additionally on Tuesdays once tennis season ends (mid November). I’m excited to be working with you!

Leah Beastrom 
Senior

 Hi! My name is Leah Beastrom and I’m currently a senior at TOHS. This year, I’m taking AP English Literature and Composition, AP Biology, AP Psychology, Statistics, and Vocal Ensemble Honors. In school, I am on the girl’s varsity swim team and participate in various programs on campus such as The Center for Advanced Studies and Research, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club, California Scholarship Federation, and the National Honors Society. As for my hobbies, I enjoy singing, swimming, reading, and writing. I am available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after 4 (after 5 when swim season starts), as well as any time on Sundays. I am excited to be working with you!

Annika Herko
Junior

Hi, my name is Annika Herko and I am a Junior at Thousand Oaks High School. This year I am taking AP Calculus, AP English Language, AP Research, AP Biology, Spanish 3, Chamber Orchestra H, Academic Decathlon, and play on the TOHS Girls Basketball JV team. At school, I am the President of the Orchestra Club and the Treasurer of The Center of Advanced Studies and Research Club. In my free time, I play the violin and viola, announce FS Football games, read, and write. My schedule varies but I am available on weekends as well as regular school days. Feel free to contact me for more information and I am excited to work with you!

Kristina Shea
Junior

 Hello, my name is Kristina Shea, and I am a Junior at Thousand Oaks High School. This year I am taking French 3, Philosophy, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, AP English, and AP Research. I am part of the Center for Advanced Studies and Research and a few clubs, including the California Scholarship Federation and Green 4 Green Club, which I am the president of. Outside of school, I have been a Girl Scout for the last 11 years and am currently an Ambassador. I am available some weekends and after 2 on most weekdays, although my schedule does vary a bit. I look forward to working with you!

Stephen Kim
Junior

Hello, my name is Stephen Kim and I am a junior at Thousand Oaks High School. I am currently enrolled in AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP Calculus, and AP US History. I am with the Majors program as a part of the Engineering and Writing majors. Additionally, I am a part of an elementary-level homework and tutoring club at TO known as Brain Connection and have tutored privately. I'm a part of the Wind Ensemble, AM Jazz Band, and work as a section leader with the Marching band playing saxophone. Besides our band program, I participate in volunteer performances at homes for the elderly and hospice centers with piano and saxophone performances. I am available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, as well as most weekends, but I will most likely be free for any day of the week December and after, when Marching Band season has ended. I'm looking forward to working with you!

Jerry Shi
Junior

Hi my name is Jerry Shi, and I am currently a junior at Westlake High School. In my high school career I have taken AP Chinese, AP Human Geography, AP European History, AP Statistics, and AP Chemistry, and I plan on taking AP Calculus BC, AP Physics C Mechanics, AP English Language, and AP US History. I also participate in the varsity tennis team, the top band at Westlake as a saxophonist, and many different clubs, including FBLA, Launch X, Mu Alpha Theta, Language Center, math tutoring, Generations Unite, and more. Outside of school, I am also involved in volunteering with the Super Joey Foundation that holds charity events, and tutoring at Colina Middle School in many different subjects. Through tutoring experience in local middle schools and my own high school, I have a lot of experience in preparing students for their classes, especially in math and science related topics. I can currently drive and my availability is Friday-Sunday and sometimes weekdays. I am energetic, cheerful, and patient as a tutor, and I look forward to working with you!

Melack Samson
Junior

Hi! I am a junior attending Thousand Oaks High School and my interests include reading and writing, specifically screenwriting. Also, I participate in the Thousand Oaks Teen Advisory League, Academic Decathlon and Girls Who Code clubs at my school. In my free time, I love to read books and watch fantasy TV shows and movies. In addition, I enjoy playing the flute in concert band as well as marching band. 

Erin Kaufman
Sophomore

Hello, my name is Erin Kaufman and I’m a sophomore at Thousand Oaks High School. This year I am enrolled in AP European History, Chemistry Honors, English 10 Honors, Math Analysis Honors, Spanish 3, and Chamber Orchestra Honors. In the past, I have taken Algebra 1 and 2 Honors, Biology Honors, Spanish 1 and 2, and much more. In addition, I am on the JV tennis team and I am in the Orchestra Club at TOHS. Outside of school, I have played piano for over eleven years and play volleyball for Oaks Volleyball Club. Academics are extremely important to me and I am able to tutor a variety of subjects. I am available to tutor Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays any time in the evening, as well as the weekends. I am excited to start working with you!

Katie Messer
Senior

Hi, my name is Katie Messer and I’m currently a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. This year, I am taking Spanish 5, AP Literature and Composition, CP Government and Economics, CP Calculus, and AP Biology. I’m the Senior Class Vice President in ASB, the President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of the Health Science Majors Program. I also play basketball for the varsity girls team at TOHS. I am available most week days after 3pm and most weekends, however my schedule varies. I’m excited to be working with you! 

Katelynn Torres
Sophomore

Hi! My name is Katelynn Torres, and I‘m a sophomore at TOHS this year. I am an AVID student and president of the AVID club. I am currently taking, English 10 honors, Chemistry, Spanish 2, and Algebra 2. I feel my strongest subjects are Biology and Spanish. Additionally, I play on the JV tennis team. I also belong to the Latino Connection Club, Latino Youth Leadership, and I am the treasurer of the Diversity Club, along with being enrolled in the majors program. I spend my summers volunteering at Wildwood Day Camp with kids ages 6-12. I feel confident in my tutoring ability and have a flexible schedule with the exception of tennis games, typically on Tuesdays or Thursdays till season ends this November. I’m excited to be a part of this program and I’m looking forward to working with you! 

Yash Patki
Senior

Hi, my name is Yash Patki and I'm currently a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. This year, I’m taking AP Government and Microeconomics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science, Spanish 4 CP, AP Physics, and Statistics with Moorpark College. I'm a part of The Center for Advanced Studies and Research and a peer mentor for sophomores starting in the Center. I am also the Vice-President of Badminton Club, Social-Manager of Chess Club, and an active member in the California Scholarship Federation. I also play varsity boys' tennis and cricket in SCCA. Outside of school, I volunteer at Shelter Hope and India Friends Association. I'm available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at any time throughout the school year. I’m excited to be working with you!  

Sydney Riedel
Junior

Hey! My name is Sydney Riedel and I’m a junior at Thousand Oaks High School. I’m currently taking AP Language and Composition, Math Analysis Honors, AP US History, Spanish 4, and AP Environmental Science. Outside of school, I volunteer at the Simi Valley animal shelter. I also volunteer at various fruit pickings and cleanups for the beach of hiking trails. I’ve been playing basketball and softball at Thousand Oaks High School since I was a freshman. My schedule varies with these sports but I’m free every weekday after 3 and every weekend. I look forward to tutoring you and feel free to contact me anytime! 

Nicolas Ebert
Senior
Julie Maya
Senior
 

 

Hello, my name is Julie Maya and I am currently a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. I am enrolled in AP Calculus, AP Literature, AP Government and Econ, AP Biology, and AP Psychology. Outside of school I volunteer every other week at Westminster Clinic and I am a lifeguard and swim instructor. I am available weekdays except Wednesday after 5 and anytime on weekends. I looking forward to working with you!

Sara Kano
Senior
 

 

Hi! I'm Sara Kano, a current senior at Thousand Oaks High School. I am currently taking AP Computer Science, AP Literature, AP Government and Economics, AP Psychology, and AP Physics. At TOHS, I am part of the Center for Advanced Studies and Research. I am most comfortable in with math. However, I am also comfortable tutoring Chemistry and lower level sciences. My schedule is fairly flexible and I am available most weekdays. Feel free to contact me to learn more about my availability and with any other questions and I look forward to working with you!

Marina Zernik
Senior
 

 

Hi! My name is Marina and I’m a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. I am currently taking AP English Literature , AP Physics, AP Chinese, AP Government, and AP Computer Science. I am involved in many different programs and clubs on campus, such as The Center for Advanced Studies and Research, California Scholarship Federation, and Environmental Club. Outside of school, I volunteer at various philanthropies through National Charity League and intern twice a month at a Westminster Free Clinic. I am available most weekdays after 5 and any time on the weekends and am comfortable to tutor all subjects. I look forward to working with you and please contact me with any questions!

Oliver Htway
Junior
 

 

Hello, my name is Oliver Htway. I am currently a junior at TOHS. This year I am taking AP English, AP Biology, AP Research, Japanese 3, Photography, and Math Analysis. I am also involved with The Center for Advanced Studies and Research, the Majors Program (Engineering), and Concert Choir. Along with this, I am the Historian for the TOHS Choirs, enjoy playing the piano, and find time to garden. I am available most weekdays and weekends after 4, however, my schedule varies. I look forward to working with you!

Jay Lesny
Senior

Hi, my name is Jay Lesny and I'm currently a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. This year, I’m taking AP Government and Economics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science, and AP French. I'm a part of The Center for Advanced Studies and Research where I was am a peer mentor for the current AP Research STEM class. I am the vice president of California Scholarship Federation and the President of The Center Club. I also play clarinet in the Wind Ensemble, Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra, and at various other performances. I run varsity boys' cross country and track and field, where our success as a team has been recognized at the state level! I'm available on Mondays, Fridays, and most weekends at any time throughout the school year. I’m excited to be working with you!

Sebastian Pouw
Junior

Hi, my name is Sebastian Pouw and I'm a Junior at Thousand Oaks High School (TOHS). I am Belgian/American/Dutch, but have lived and studied in the US since 4th grade. Now a Junior at TOHS, I am enrolled in AP French, Architectural Design 1, AP Environmental Science, AP Research, AP Calculus, and AP Language and Composition. I am a member of a few clubs on campus, including California Scholarship Federation and the Majors Program. I am also a student within the Center for Advanced Studies and Research, a school within a school at TOHS, challenging students to engage in college level research and writing skills. I enjoy science, math, linguistics (speaking 3 languages), and architecture, and believe learning should be understandable and enjoyable! I'm available for tutoring two to three hours during the week, excluding Friday, and two hours over the weekend.  I look forward to studying with you!

Akil Rajendra
Senior

Hello! My name is Akil Selvan Rajendra Janarthanan (or Akil Rajendra for short!) and I'm currently a Senior at Thousand Oaks High School. This year, I’m taking AP Government and Economics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, and AP Biology. I'm a part of The Center for Advanced Studies and Research. I am the president of Chess club, the secretary of Public Speech Club, and a dedicated member of the badminton club. I play varsity tennis for Thousand Oaks and I've earned a first-degree brown belt in Kenpo. I've volunteered at Los Robles Hospital, Shelter Hope, and Malibu Temple. I have work experience at LeXT Robot Academy where I helped younger students learn about physics and programming so I am confident in my teaching ability. My greatest strengths are all levels of Math and Computer Science but I can tutor AP Chemistry and AP Physics C as well. My schedule varies on weekdays but I will always be available on the weekends. I look forward to working with you! 

Kiran Bengard
Senior

Hi, my name is Kiran Bengard and I am a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. This year, I am enrolled in AP Government and Economics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Art History, AP Environmental Science, and Spanish 4 CP. At TOHS, I am in the Center for Advanced Studies and Research, President of DreamCatchers Club, Secretary of California Scholarship Federation, and a member of various other clubs. Outside of school, I do volunteer work at several local philanthropies through the National Charity League. I am available most weekdays after 1 PM and most weekends. I look forward to working with you!

Maycie Cereghino
Junior

Hi, my name is Maycie Cereghino and I am currently a junior at Thousand Oaks High School. This year, I am taking AP English Language, AP Studio Art, AP Chemistry, AP U.S History, Math Analysis Honors, and Spanish 4CP. I am also a JV runner on the girls cross country team and long distance track team. I am part of the Majors program at TOHS as a Human Services major. Additionally, I volunteer at Los Robles Hospital every Saturday. I am available most weekdays, excluding Fridays, after 5pm and anytime on Sundays. I am excited to be working with you! 

Olivia Harrington
Junior

Hi my name is Olivia Harrington and I am currently a junior at TOHS. This year I am taking Math Analysis Honors, Spanish 3, AP US History, AP Environmental Science, and AP English Language. Outside of class, I am apart of ASB, the Majors program, and I am treasurer of the brand new Upcycling Club on campus. During my free time I like to go to football and basketball games, volunteer, go to concerts, and hang out with my friends. I am available starting at 2 Monday through Thursday, and may be available on some weekends depending on my schedule. I am really looking forward to working with you!

Ryan Berard
Senior

Hi, my name is Ryan Berard and I am a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. I'm currently taking AP Government and Economics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Art History, and AP Calculus. I am a member of the Center for Advanced Studies and Research and the California Scholarship Federation. I am also the Vice President of the Brain Connection student tutoring club, the Secretary of the Debate Club, and a devoted Ultimate Frisbee player. I'm looking foreward to working with you!

Hi, my name is Nicolas Ebert. I am currently a senior at Thousand Oaks High School. this year I am taking AP Environmental Science, AP Literature, AP Government and Economics, Calculus, and Ceramics. I am also enrolled in The Center for Advanced Studies and Research, which is a program where students do intensive college-level research on a topic of their choosing. I am a varsity high jumper in track and field. I love the outdoors and am an avid rock climber and surfer. I also enjoy video editing and filmmaking. I am available on weekends and most weekday evenings. I'm looking forward to working with you!

Please note that not all of our tutors are listed on the website. For more information, or to set up a lesson please call us at (805) 870-5352