Our Tutors

Most of our tutors are in their junior or senior year, so many of them will be able to help with any work 10th grade and below. In our Lubbock branch we have 4 head tutors, along with catalog of 15+ tutors that just keeps growing! One of our main priorities as an organization is to ensure the quality and reliability of 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. 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.


We find 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

Derek Zhou

Co-President and Head Tutor of TJ Patterson Library

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.

Yash Mittal

Head Tutor of TJ Patterson Library

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.

Kate Kim

Head Tutor of Godeke Library

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 🙂

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!


These are tutors that have tutored one or more students regularly in the 2020-21 school year, and will update to a finalized list by the end of 2020.

Ariel Marpa – 11th

Hello, my name is Ariel Marpa and I enjoy teaching math and science. I enjoy working with elementary and middle school students because I find it easier to connect with them and make learning more fun. When teaching, I like to give the students chances to fix their errors before I point anything out. I think this helps them to improve their problem solving skills and it’s easier for them to remember not to make the same mistakes.

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.

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!

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.

Jasmine Goh – 11th

Hi! My name is Jasmine, and I love tutoring others and creating a friendly environment. I enjoy teaching mathematics and science, and I can also aid in music theory! I have experience with kids with disabilities as I have an immediate family member with a speech disadvantage. I am willing and excited to help!

Bai Nur – 11th

Hi! My name is Bai! I tutor anyone from grades 10 and below. I enjoy teaching subjects about English and history. My teaching style is very transparent. I want to create a good environment where my student can learn effectively and be encouraged to ask questions and help whenever needed.

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!

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