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.

Head Tutors

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.

Kate Kim

Head Tutor and Email Manager

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

Head Tutor, Meeting Scheduler, Treasurer, and Co-Head of Tutoring at the TJ Patterson Library

Hi! I’m Derek, a senior 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.

Ruby Barenberg

Head Tutor, Tutor Manager, 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

Head Tutor, Manager of In-Person Tutoring, Co-Head of Tutoring at the TJ Patterson Library, and Head of Tutoring at Dunbar College Preparatory Academy

Hi, my name is Bilal Kharrat, and I’m a junior 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.

Razanne Shoukfeh

Head Tutor, Event Coordinator, and Co-Head of Tutoring at the Godeke 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!

Lily Wang

Head Tutor and Manager of Virtual Tutoring

Hello! My name is Lily and I am currently a senior at Lubbock High School. I mainly teach elementary and middle school math subjects. I am patient and open-minded with students and I hope to create a friendly environment that allows them to be comfortable with the process of learning.

Tutors

Gui Amaral

Hey! I’m a senior at Lubbock High School, and been a tutor for Robins Nest since 2020. I am captain of the LHS Wrestling Team, and have various leadership qualities. I am incredibly interest in all things computer science, quantum computing, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. I can tutor and have tutored across a variety of subjects from elementary school reading to Algebra 2. I am excited to work with everyone this year at our local TJ Patterson & Godeke libraries!

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.

Caed Barron

Sidd Bhakta

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.

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.

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!

Emily Forrest

Hi, my name is Emily Forrest. I am a sophomore at Lubbock High School. I enjoy playing and listening to music. I’m open to teaching all core classes. I have knowledge in Choir, Orchestra, beginner Spanish, and beginner French. I am fully vaccinated, and I wear my mask around almost everywhere.

Noah Galbraith

Mikeal Graham

Hi! I’m Mikeal Graham and I am a senior at Lubbock High. I teach Science, Math, English and Social Studies. I love tutoring for Robins Nest because it gives children an opportunity for individual educational attention which is something I would have loved have to have as a child and it is a learning experience for both me and the student!

Savanna He

Hello! My name is Savanna and I’m a sophomore 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 English and history as well if needed.

Anika Iyer

Hi! My name is Anika Iyer and I tutor English and Math to elementary school students primarily. I am a member of the Robin’s Nest Social Media Team. My favorite part of tutoring is getting to know a student and creating a lesson plan that works for them!

Elise Jackson

Hello! My name is Elise Jackson, and I’m an IB senior at Lubbock High school. I primarily tutor English and science K-12. I hope to help students find interest and enjoyment in learning!

Tyler Kim

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!

Jennifer Li

Hi! I’m a biochemistry and cell biology major with a minor in business on the pre-medical track. I’m super excited to be a part of Robin’s Nest and have the opportunity to help others.

Yasmine Moussa

Hi, my name is Yasmine and I’m a senior at Talkington High School. I love being able to teach about subjects I’m passionate about and guide students through their education. I hope to cultivate a mindset in young kids that allows school to seem fun and interesting!

Nihil Nandakumar

Hello! My name is Nihil and I’m currently a senior at Lubbock High School. I really love helping students out with any of their math needs or concerns. I work well with all age groups and can create a personalized lesson that is targeted towards a specific learning type. I would really like to get to know my students so I can get accustomed to their particular styles as well. I can make the lesson not just instructive but engaging too.

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!

Nathaniel Nokken

Hi! I’m Nathaniel and I’m a senior at Lubbock High School. I love to help tutor students in English, history, and social studies. I’m comfortable teaching all age groups, and always strive to individualize learning and make it fun for all involved.

Philip Onischuk

Hey. I’m Philip, a senior at Lubbock High school. I’m really passionate about math, and tutor in English as well. Outside of that, I’m also a big chess fan, book nerd, and a bit of a chef too.

Heath Palle

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!

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!

Jilpa Patel

Hi! My name is Jilpa Patel and I am currently a freshman attending Texas Tech University! I enjoy teaching SAT Math, math K-12, and can also teach English if need be! My favorite part about tutoring is seeing the progress students make not only academically but their overall confidence in their ability to solve problems!

Kaushal Patel

Hello! My name is Kaushal Patel and I am currently an IB senior at Lubbock High School. I primarily tutor in math and science for K-12 students, but try to help students in other subjects if they need assistance. I love working with students of all ages and seeing their growth.

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.

Madison Rodriguez

Hi guys! I am Madison Rodriguez, and I am a sophomore at Texas Tech University! I love to tutor from elementary all the way to high school! I can tutor in Spanish, English, writing, humanities, history, and science! I can also tutor up to middle school math! I enjoy watching people learn and grow!

Alfonzo Salvador

Hello, I’m Alfonzo and I’m a junior Lubbock High. I work with students from late elementary to high school. I typically work in the subjects of math, science, and the humanities!

Zuzu Shelton

Hey, I’m Zuzu! I love getting to teach math and reading to elementary and middle school students. I enjoy getting to work with all the amazing people here at Robin’s Nest. I’ve been a part of this community for a few years now and I’ve enjoyed meeting all the incredible students and making new friends.

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.

Savannah Trevino

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.

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.

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.

Tony Wang

Julia Welsh

Hey Y’all! My name is Julia Welsh and I am a currently a senior at Lubbock High! I really enjoy teaching kids elementary and middle school ages. I am in the IB program at LHS and really enjoy teaching math and english!

Avery Wisniewski

Helen Xie

Hello! My name is Helen Xie, and I am a current junior at Lubbock High School. I teach kids of all ages, especially younger kids, in English and mathematics. I have a highly personalized approach to teaching students, and will do as much as I can to help them succeed.

Past Head Tutors

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!