Our Tutors

David Hacker

DAVID H.

Math & Science

Phoenix, AZ

Hello! My name is David Hacker. I have a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University. After graduating in 2018, I taught chemistry and physics at the high school level for just over 3 years. I first fell in love with teaching through tutoring for friends and family in my high school and college years. Seeing the light on a student’s face as they grow in their knowledge and understanding is what I strive for. I would love to help your child find this knowledge and understanding as well as curiosity and love for the beautiful world of math and science!

Rita Barakat

RITA B.

Math & Science

Phoenix, AZ

Hello! I am Rita Barakat, and I'm excited to help your child with math and science! I graduated from ASU with a BS in Biological Sciences, a BA in Philosophy, and a minor in Psychology as well as graduated from UMary with a BA in Theological Studies in May 2020. After graduating, I worked as a full-time 7th grade teacher teaching courses pertaining to biology, physics, chemistry, and religion. After my first and final year of teaching, I fell in love with tutoring! I can now bring my experience working with students as young as 2 years old to 16 years old here. I love learning and want to instill that passion in the students that I guide! I would love to help your child with understanding and enjoying the subjects of math and science!

Debbie Chang

DEBBIE C.

Math & Science

Phoenix, AZ

Debbie graduated from ASU with a Bachelors in Molecular Biotechnology and a Sustainability Minor. She volunteered as a reading/writing and science tutor for a number of K-12 students over the past five years. Debbie finds importance that students learn key concepts/skills while still thinking critically and gaining confidence in their own abilities. Her experience in helping young students develop their learning habits and thought processes, provides effective and comfortable tutoring for more children in subjects ranging from English to math to science.

Emilee Lundgren

EMILEE L.

All Subjects ~ K-6th

Phoenix, AZ

Emilee is currently studying business management at Arizona State University going into my junior year. She specializes in Math and ELA. She has over 4 years of experience helping students find strategies that work best for them to overcome academic hardships. She enjoys understanding each student's individuality and being a role model for them. "Books train your imagination to think BIG!"

RACHEL L.

All Subjects ~ K-8th

Peoria, AZ

Hello! I am Rachel Lamb. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology from Binghamton University and two master's degrees, one in Elementary Education from Rivier College and the other in Curriculum and Instruction from ASU. Also, I have my ESL, gifted, middle school math and middle science endorsements on my teaching certificate. I have been a K-8 teacher for the last 25+ years in both private and public schools. I have taught a variety of subjects but my favorite is math! I am excited to use my experience to help students achieve competency and to excel in their learning. Building a strong relationship with my students, allows them to take risks and grow.

Joanna Finger

JOANNA F.

All Subjects ~ K-12th

Scottsdale, AZ

Hello! I am Joanna Finger. I've been an educator my entire life and could not love it more. In 2002, after graduating with Honors from University of Arizona, I started a career at EDUPRIZE SCHOOLS (the first charter school in Arizona) as both an elementary teacher and middle school teacher - grades 3rd-8th. I love teaching all subjects, but I specialize in math. I taught at EDUPRIZE for 10 wonderful years. In 2006, I completed my Master's in Education and graduated Summa Cum Laude. I received my degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Finally, I have been a full-time tutor for the past 11 years. I love my job and my kids more than life. I have much success as I teach to the whole child - academically, emotionally, and socially. I make learning fun. :)