Zach is edYouLearning’s founder and tutoring inspiration. Zach's friendly, customized, efficient lesson plans have helped hundreds of students of all ages have fun while learning, growing, and reaching their goals. As a tutor and as a teacher trainer, Zach’s approach is always personal, friendly, and directed to each student’s learning style.
Zach graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Master’s degree in Personalized Education from Goddard College. He has been been a professional tutor for over 10 years.
Katie tutors all three SAT subjects, study skills, writing and the humanities. Katie is also a certified yoga instructor and she incorporates relaxation techniques and positive visualization into her test preparation to enhance cognitive performance. As a tutor, Katie hopes to inspire teenagers to be curious about both what they learn, and how they learn. She loves to dance and take care of the tiny container gardens in her apartment window.
She graduated with a B.A. from Oberlin College in 2010 and is currently a Lab Fellow at the Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Katie has worked as a special educator at the Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay since 2012, and is on track to receive her MA license in moderate disabilities, grades 5-12.
Gary is a passionate historian and all around good human being. Inspired by his passionate AP teachers from high school on how to teach (also inspired by boring teachers in college on how not to teach) Petersen brings the lessons of history and writing to life. Gary also incorporates his work as a professional comedian to add humor and engagement to his lessons.
Petersen has worked as a city-guide for the National Park Service, a historic tour guide for the Freedom Trail Foundation, an educator at the Edward M. Kennedy Center for the U.S. Senate, and as a writing/performing teacher at Improv Boston & Boston Center for Adult Education. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Bridgewater State College and he can bench 220.
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