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. Academically, this includes having:

  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5/4.0 (for all tutors)
  • Minimum scores of 700/800 for each SAT subsection (for SAT tutors)
  • Minimum scores of 750/800 for each SAT subject test (for SAT II tutors)
  • Minimum scores of 32/36 for each ACT subsection (for ACT tutors)
  • Minimum scores of 4/5 for each AP test (for AP subject tutors)
  • Minimum scores of 6/7 for each IB test (for IB subject tutors)

You can find a copy of our entire “Tutor Expectations” form here.


In the past, we have found our tutors through a mixture of personal connections and recommendations from our head AP/IB counselor at Lubbock High School Ms. Erin Castle. Before officially instating tutors, they are approved by Ms. Castle and interviewed by our head tutors. However, we are not currently recruiting any new tutors. If you have any further questions about our recruitment process, feel free to email us know here.

Head Tutors

Kate Kim

Head Tutor

Hello! I love working with any type of student but especially enjoy tutoring elementary and middle school levels in core subjects such as Math or English. I also have experience with tutoring kids with special needs, and I believe in adapting to each individual according to their needs to make learning fun 🙂

Derek Zhou

Co-President and Head Tutor

Hey guys I’m Derek, a junior at Lubbock High. I like teaching STEM subjects, like Computer Science, Math, and Robotics. I hope that by working with students i can help them learn to think in a different way to solve their problems.

Noura Shoukfeh

Co-President and Head Tutor of Godeke Library

Hello! I love helping kids from 5th grade and up with different concepts in Math and English. I believe that every student should get all the help they need and find it so rewarding to see them improve.

Aetizaz Sameer

Head Tutor

Hello! I’m open to helping motivated students in any subjects, but my particular teaching strengths are writing, mathematics, computer science, programming in Java and other languages, and PSAT/SAT test prep. I have a flexible teaching style and I’m eager to meet with students of all ages.

Satish Banjara

Head Tutor

Hello! My name is Satish Banjara and I am currently a senior at Lubbock High School. I am highly qualified at teaching any subject in the STEM field (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, any level of Mathematics, and Physics). Additionally, I can tutor both History and English. I also can tutor students for the SAT! I am open to tutoring students of any age range, but specialize in tutoring for middle school and high school students!

Yash Mittal

Head Tutor

My name is Yash Mittal and I am a senior. I mainly teach math and science topics for middle school and high school, but I also can do AP classes and SAT tutoring and Python coding if needed. In my opinion, the process of getting to the answer is significantly more important than the answer itself.


  • *Official Tutors (who also help with operations at Robins Nest)
  • Standby Tutors

Savannah Trevino* – 11th

I enjoy teaching all subjects, but I have a particularly strong passion for teaching English. I love to work with students of all ages and I am very good with young kids. I have taken a child development course and I have experience working with elementary-aged children. I am patient, understanding, and I believe everyone has a lot of potential. It gives me great pleasure to help others and I am very accommodating. I can help with specific homework assignments and also plan lessons tailored to an individual.

Nathaniel Nokken* – 11th

Ruby Barenberg* – 10th

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!

Kyler Shu* – 10th

Zuzu Shelton* – 11th

Hi, my name is Zuzu Shelton and I’m a junior at Lubbock High. I really love working with younger kids. My favorite subjects to tutor in are math and reading and I really enjoy finding fun ways to connect what their learning to real world experiences.

Aarna Patel* – 11th

Peixuan Jiang* – 12th

Hello! My name is Peixuan and I can tutor math for students in kindergarten through middle school, and English and writing for students in grades K-12, I am also happy to help younger students from elementary to middle school with STEM and history courses.

Helen Xie – 10th

Hello! I teach kids of all ages, especially younger kids, mostly in subjects such as English and Math. I have a highly personalized approach to teaching students, and will do as much as I can to help them succeed.

Leo Shih – 11th

Hi! I’m a junior at Lubbock High School tutoring elementary and middle school students at Robin’s Nest. I try to adopt a relaxed atmosphere with my students and use the EDGE (Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable) method to teach.

More to come soon!

Want to be a Tutor for Robin’s Nest?

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