Meet Our Tutors

Jeremy Cohen

UC Berkeley

Cohen was born and raised in the southern San Joaquin Valley. In 2006, he moved to the Bay Area to attend the University of California, Berkeley. After his graduation in 2010 with a BA in English, Jeremy spent two years in Visalia, California as an independent tutor and substitute teacher. The pull of the Berkeley/Oakland area was too strong, however, and in 2012 he returned to the East Bay. In addition to his role at Achieve Learning, Jeremy has a wide array of interests; his current pursuits include early 20th-century British fiction, mathematics and ice hockey.

Specializes in:

SAT
History
Calculus AB

Brett Torres

UC Berkeley

Brett Torres received his degree in English from UC Berkeley and has been teaching for 7 years. He started teaching piano lessons right after he graduated high school, and from there went on to tutor math at a high school, teach preschool, and teach test prep for Kaplan. He has taught a few classes on improvisation at the Berkeley Jazz School, and performs for all sorts of events: weddings, funerals, parties, restaurants, silent films, end-of-the-year company soirées . . . you get the picture.  In addition to teaching and performance, Brett enjoys dancing, logic, psychology, and is working on a book of fiction as well as non-fiction works on logic.

Specializes in:

SAT
English
Writing

Parash Maharjan

McNeese State University

Parash Maharjan finished his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from McNeese State University, LA. There he strengthened his knowledge in trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry, calculus, and statistics with particular emphasis in problem solving. When asked why tutoring, here's how he responded:

 

"I've always had a strong desire to teach what I have learned. I believe that one of the greatest gift a person can share with another is one's knowledge."

 

We couldn't agree more.

Specializes in:

SAT
Geometry
Calculus
Statistics

Wendy Ortiz

UC Berkeley

Wendy received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley in 2013. She has been working in the social work and educational fields for over six years. In the bay area Wendy has worked as a Spanish Teacher, Administrative Assistant for a non-profit organization, Research Assistant and a Case Manager for young mothers. Wendy is also passionate about community organizing in her hometown, traditional herbal medicine, re-connecting with her indigenous roots, learning how to play the drums, reading, and continuing to do what makes her the happiest.

Specializes in:

SAT
Geometry
Calculus