GET TO KNOW OUR TUTORS

Tutor-Student Relationship

We understand how important it is for students to have a positive role model especially since we hope our tutors will form a relationship beyond academics as a lasting mentor with each student. While maintaining appropriate professionalism, we hope to create a learning environment for students that is both comfortable and exciting through our tutors.

To keep our tutors up to our standards both academically and behaviorally we require each of our tutors to sign our “Tutor Expectations” contract and are held accountable for all listed expectations for their entire duration as a Robin’s Nest tutor. You can find our entire “Tutor Expectations” form here:

Recruitment

In the past, we have found our tutors through a mixture of personal connections and recommendations from Lubbock High School AP/IB Coordinator Ms. Erin Castle. We are constantly recruiting new tutors for both in person and virtual tutoring sessions. If you have any further questions about our recruitment process, feel free to email us know here.

Co-founders

Hannah Kang

Co-Founder and Head Tutor

Hey y’all! I’m Hannah and I’m a sophomore at Rice University majoring in Bioengineering. I’m passionate about helping students of all backgrounds reach their maximum academic potential by making learning fun and rewarding. I believe that just like each individual, the learning process for each student is unique and understand how to adapt her teaching style to help them reach their fullest potential. I look forward to working with y’all! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any help!

Jeffrey Zhou

Co-Founder and Head Tutor

Hey everyone! I’m Jeff and I am a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in Engineering Physics and minoring in Computer Science. I really enjoy finding and catering to the unique learning preferences of each student, and trying to come up with simple and elegant explanations for complex topics. Specifically, I am passionate about science, math and computer science education, and I want to not only help foster a love for learning those subjects, but also help develop the foundational abilities in those subjects that can prepare any student for success in future pathways.

Co-Presidents

Ruby Barenberg

Co-President and Co-Head of Tutoring at the Godeke Library

Hello! I love teaching kids of all ages (preferably late elementary through high school.) I like to teach English and other subjects in the humanities (history, geography, language etc.) though I can teach middle school science as well! I love to read and I hope to help other kids discover their love of reading and learning!

Bilal Kharrat

Co-President, Co-Head of Tutoring at the TJ Patterson Library, and Co-Head of Tutoring at Dunbar College Preparatory Academy

Hi, my name is Bilal Kharrat, and I’m a senior at Lubbock High School. My favorite topics to tutor in are history, writing, and math. I am qualified to teach any age range but have proven to be especially effective with younger students.

Head Tutors

Sidd Bhakta

Head Tutor, Event Coordinator, Co-Head of Tutoring at the TJ Patterson Library, and Co-Head of Tutoring at Dunbar College Preparatory Academy

Hello everyone, my name is Sidd Bhakta, and I am currently a senior enrolled at Lubbock High School. I enjoy playing basketball and meeting new people. Some of my favorite topics to tutor are history and writing. I currently tutor a variety of students ranging from elementary to middle school. Typically I tutor at T.J. Patterson Library and Dunbar preparatory academy, and hope to bring out the best in every student!

Emily Forrest

Head Tutor, Manager of In-Person Tutoring, and Co-Head of Tutoring at the Godeke Library

Hi! My name is Emily Forrest and I’m a junior at Lubbock High School. I love getting to help kids of all ages and I can teach all core classes, as well as beginner Spanish, and beginner French.

Alfonzo Salvador

Head Tutor and Manager of Online Tutoring

Hello, my name is Alfonzo Salvador and I’m a senior at Lubbock High School. I love tutoring science, math and the humanities (social studies, history, geography, etc.)! I enjoy working with my peers here at Robin’s Nest and would like to providing rewarding lessons to all of our students!

Razanne Shoukfeh

Head Tutor, Tutor Manager, and Co-Head of Tutoring at the TJ Patterson Library

Hello! I teach students K-10 Math, Science, Humanities, and English. I enjoy seeing kids go past their limits and helping them along the way!

Helen Xie

Head Tutor, Email Manager, and Co-Head of Tutoring at the Godeke Library

Hello! My name is Helen and I’m a senior at LHS. Aside from volunteering, I also participate in Model UN and robotics. I primarily tutor elementary school students in English language arts and math.

Tutors

High School Sophomores

Xaria Atienza

Hi! My name is Xaria Atienza and I am a sophomore at Lubbock High School. I love all things art and STEM related, especially math and robotics or computers. I am excited to start tutoring with Robin’s Nest and hope to help others in learning and achieving their academic goals!

Sarah Chen

Hi! My name is Sarah Chen, and I’m currently going into my Sophomore year at Talkington School for Young Women Leaders. I enjoy math and science, am a huge bookworm, and love getting to know new people.

Zaid Kharrat

Hi! My name is Zaid Kharrat and I’m currently attending Lubbock High school and will be graduating in 2025. Above all I’m best at teaching math but can also help with English or whatever your child may need. I have a 5 year old younger brother so I can also work well with kids. Hope to see you soon!

Jamie Kim

I like biology and reading.

High School Juniors

Zafeer Arefeen

Hello! My name is Zafeer and I’m a sophomore at Lubbock High. I enjoy giving kids the opportunity to go beyond their limits and reach their academic goals while having fun in the process! I prefer tutoring elementary and middle school students in math, however, I can also tutor basic science and English.

Savanna He

Hello! My name is Savanna and I’m an IB junior at Lubbock High. I enjoy working with kids of all ages, though I do prefer teaching students in upper elementary and middle school. I like to teach math or science, though I can tutor in all four core subjects as well.

Vrinda Parekh

Hello! My name is Vrinda Parekh and I’m a Sophomore at Lubbock High School! I enjoy teaching kids in elementary and middle school. My favorite subjects to tutor are Math and English, but I can also tutor in History and Science! I absolutely love working with kids and hope to make school more interesting and enjoyable for them!

Christine Spears

Hello! I’m Christine Spears and a sophomore at Talkington SYWL. I’m passionate about community service, music, STEM, and education. I believe every student deserves the resources and opportunities they need to thrive in their learning environment, and it is my personal mission to help students of all ages come to love and enjoy their education through the tutoring offered at Robin’s Nest.

Robert Stephens

Hi, my name is Bobby and I am currently a junior at Monterey high school. I love being able to teach kids subjects that they are passionate about. My favorite subjects to tutor are science, English and humanities(history geography etc.) but I am comfortable teaching other subjects. I hope to help kids find a joy and interest in learning and not view it as a burden.

Serena Trevino

Hello! My name is Serena Trevino and I’m a Sophomore at Lubbock High School. I tutor kids in elementary and middle school. My favorite subjects to tutor in is Science and English, but can also tutor in Mathematics! I love working with kids and strive to create a positive learning environment to help them succeed.

High School Seniors

Caed Barron

Tatum Brown

Dahbi Campbell

Hello! My name is Dahbi and I’m a junior at Lubbock High school. I like to tutor English and History and am willing to help in any other subject. I’m excited to help kids learn and grow with Robins Nest!

Austin Chen

Hello, I’m Austin, and I’m a junior at Lubbock High. I enjoy teaching math, and currently tutor Mathcounts at Hutch. I hope to improve students’ problem solving abilities and make learning enjoyable.

Annmarie Farag

Hey everyone! My name is Annmarie and I am currently a junior at Lubbock High School and I love teaching elementary and middle school kids about anything they’re interested in. I mainly teach math and science, but I am open to teach any subject needed!

Abby Harris

Hello! My name is Abby Harris, and I am currently an IB junior at Lubbock High School. I enjoy working with children of all ages to make learning enjoyable! My favorite subjects to teach are Psychology and English, but I am open to instructing other subjects if needed.

Sean Kyhm

Hi! I’m Sean and I’m a junior at Lubbock High. I’ve been involved with the varsity tennis team and the LHS Chamber Orchestra for all 3 years of high school so far! I enjoy teaching K-10 math, science, writing, and humanities. It’s so valuable to me that I have the opportunity to get to help students achieve their academic goals!

Andrew Lee

Hello, I’m Andrew and I an upcoming senior attending Lubbock High School. At school I am involved in programs such as IB and orchestra. While I do think that my strong suits are math, science, and music, I am totally able to tutor in whatever subject is needed. I work well with students of all ages!

Tanusha Nath

Hello! My name is Tanusha Nath and I am a currently a junior at Lubbock High! I really love teaching kids that are in elementary and middle school. I really enjoy teaching math and if needed I can also teach English!!

Emilie Nelius

Hi I’m Emilie and I’m excited to be a part of Robin’s Nest Tutoring. I hope to help other students with school work and offer guidance or assistance wherever or whenever it’s needed.

Aarna Patel

Hi I’m Aarna! I go to Lubbock High and teach all subjects. I especially love to teach Math and English. I’m very appreciative to be in a program that works to get every child access to tutoring because knowledge is something that I highly value. It is especially rewarding to see a student reach their potential!

Lily Reyes

Hey guys!! I’m currently a junior this year at Lubbock High School and I love teaching elementary and middle school students. My favorite subjects to teach are history, and english but i’m comfortable with science as well. My biggest goal for my students is to see not only their grades improve but also their joy for learning.

Georgia Rocap

Hi, I’m Georgia. I’m a junior in IB at Lubbock High School. I tutor english and history K-12 and math/science for middle school and elementary. I love working with all ages and seeing progress in learning and tutor relationships.

Kyler Shu

Hello! My name is Kyler and I am a junior at Lubbock High School. I enjoy playing violin, producing music, and playing tennis. I have a lot of experience with competition math, science, and computer science, and I’d be happy to help with that or any other math and science!

Zhikai Tang

Hi! I’m Bill and I’m a Junior at Lubbock High. I enjoy teaching STEM topics, and I love math and computers. I enjoy doing problem solving, and I want to extend that joy of learning to my students.

Jaz Walker

Hi, I’m a junior at LHS. I’ll tutor in any subjects where I’m needed, although I prefer history and sciences.

College Tutors

Zarek Driver

Hello! My name is Zarek Driver. I am a sophomore at Texas Tech’s Honors College majoring in biochemistry and minoring in biology and Chinese. I have an interest in philosophy and learning foreign languages such as Hindi, Chinese, and Korean. I love teaching others foreign language as well as chemistry. As a tutor, I hope to further my own understandings while simultaneously sharing what I’ve learned!

Past Head Tutors

2021-22

Kate Kim

Lily Wang

Derek Zhou

2020-21

Noura Shoukfeh

Aetizaz Sameer

Satish Banjara

Yash Mittal


To maintain our integrity, we allow our students and their parents to report any of our tutors for misconduct. Email us directly so that we are able to handle the situation effectively!