Meet Our Tutors

Madeleine Seiwald

UC Berkeley

Born in Alameda, Madeleine is a Bay Area native through and through. After high school, she stayed local to attend University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated in 2013 with a BA in history. Madeleine enjoys working with kids, and her interests in mentoring foster children and helping struggling young readers led her down the non-profit path to Achieve Learning. Out of the office, Madeleine spends her free time reading, hiking, traveling, and watching soccer.

Specializes in:

SAT
Geometry
Calculus

Kimberly Picone

Richard Stockton College

Kimberly graduated Magna Cum Laude and with program distinction from the Richard Stockton College of NJ in 2009 with a BA in Speech Pathology and
Audiology.  She has worked with a diverse group of children, adolescents, and families in traditionally-underserved populations.  Since high school, Kimberly has volunteered with a variety of after school, summer, and in-classroom programs, with a focus on literacy interventions. She recently completed a year of service through the Super Stars Literacy Americorps program within the Oakland Unified School District. 

Specializes in:

SAT
Geometry
Calculus

Alison Dorantes-Garcia

UC Berkeley

Alison is a writer, artist, and avid reader. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley, where she first discovered the joys of tutoring students through her raza (Chicano/Latino) community programs at Oakland and Berkeley schools such as Rudsdale Continuation, Learning without Limits and Malcolm X Elementary schools. She has experience tutoring and mentoring students of many age-levels in reading, writing, study skills, world history and U.S. history. Her passion for teaching stems from her own love of reading and writing, as well as giving students the tools for their own empowered learning and autonomy.

Specializes in:

SAT
Geometry
Calculus