OUR TUTORS

JULIA SCHNIPPER

President and Founder of Quarantine Tutors

Julia Schnipper started Quarantine Tutors one afternoon when she was contemplating the academic effects that the Coronavirus has had on students. She realized that learning asynchronously is very difficult, especially involving learning new topics. For this reason, she decided to talk to some of her school-loving friends from other towns to see if they would like to help. She has a passion for all types of math and science, and she is involved in the science research course at her school. She also loves Spanish, and would love to help with language arts as well!

BETSY HARRIS

President of Quarantine Tutors

Betsy Harris is a 11th grader at Scarsdale High School. She participates on the Speech and Debate Team and in the high school orchestra! Betsy and Julia both represent the UNICEF Club at their high school. She volunteers with young children during their after school programs. Betsy loves spending time with her friends and family. Her favorite classes are math and chemistry; however, she is willing to help younger students with enrichment and their school work.

BREANNA HUANG

Vice President of Quarantine Tutors

Breanna Huang is a pre-med student at Stony Brook University pursuing health science, with minors in chemistry and English. She is co-president of the Stony Brook One For the World chapter, a non-profit that uses effective altruism to end extreme poverty, and volunteers at hospitals and senior centers. Breanna has tutored for high school science and math classes before and is a TA for college chemistry classes. Breanna is eager to help and looks forward to enriching sessions with her students.

JANE HALPERN

Social Media Advisor/Head of QT Club Être

Jane Halpern is an 11th grader at Spanish River High in Florida. She absolutely loves school, especially math. She is a track runner on the varsity team, as well as a dancer. She is happy to help with school work during this difficult time period. She is also a straight-A student that works very hard to keep up her grades. She looks forward to helping out!!

HANNAH SHARKEY

Hannah Sharkey goes to Staples High School in Westport, CT. She enjoys doing math and science. Outside of school, she works with many kids of varying ages. She will hopefully continue working with them after high school.

ELEONORA SHIN

Eleonora Shin is currently a senior at Stony Brook University. She is majoring in interdisciplinary biology (B.S.) and is a pre-med student. Eleonora has previously tutored students in AP Biology and served as an undergraduate teaching assistant for two biology courses at her university. Her favorite subjects to teach include biology, psychology, and K-8 science. She is excited to join the Quarantine Tutors community, and to help students achieve their learning goals during these unprecedented times.  

JULIA STEHR

Julia Stehr is a current 11th grader at Montclair High School in Montclair NJ. Julia is a very dedicated, ambitious and eager student. Julia enjoys reading and writing. Julia is very social outgoing and enjoys the company of others! Julia has spent almost a year volunteering at an after school tutoring and childcare program for students in elementary school where she has made lasting bonds with all of the children! Julia has also spent lots of time volunteering at the local soup kitchen in her town. Julia has loved those experiences and looks forward to doing more work like that in the future.

EMMA SHIELD

Emma Shield is an eleventh grader at Commack High School. She is a dedicated student and a hard worker. Emma loves to learn and help in every subject, but her favorites are math and social studies. At school, she is part of the Future Business Leaders of America Club, and she tutors students at the middle school level through the Peer Leadership Program. She is a dancer and plays the piano. At her dance studio, Emma also teaches the younger dancers. She loves spending time with family and friends, and her sleep away camp is her favorite place. She is excited for this opportunity to help other students!

ADITI PANGREKAR

Aditi just graduated this May from NYU with a Master's degree in International Relations. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor's degree in Politics and Sociology. She has been tutoring kids ranging from grades 1 to 12 for the past 5 years. She has extensive experience tutoring kids in English, History, Art, and Social Sciences. She is also great at helping with college applications, public speaking, general writing or presentation skills. As an enthusiastic tutor with a penchant for teaching, Aditi would be happy to tutor anyone who needs her help within these areas! 

SHIYIN GE

Shiyin Ge is a rising senior at Notre Dame High School. Her favorite subjects in school are math, science, and French. She is a member of the National Honors Society at school as well as the founder of a social justice committee. Shiyin has been a peer tutor at her school for two years and volunteered with elementary school students throughout the school year. She is excited to continue working with children through Quarantine Tutors. 

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ALANA ZINKIN

Alana Zinkin is an 11th grade student who loves learning and teaching science, math, and social studies. She enjoys playing tennis and hanging out with her friends. She is a member of her school's debate team, Amnesty International, and Science Explorers. She has tutored her peers in the past, and is excited to participate in Quarantine Tutors!

KELLY LIM

Kelly Lim is a rising senior at Francis Lewis High School. She is on the varsity golf team, and is a competitive figure skater outside of school. Her experience with children includes being a camp counselor for kids aged 8-12 and tutoring children from first to fifth grade in various subjects. Although Kelly loves all subjects, her best are math and English. She looks forward to helping students through such difficult times!

ELLA CHIDSEY

Ella Chidsey is currently an 11th grader at Beacon High School located in Manhattan. She enjoys all school subjects, especially math and science. She spends a lot of time hanging out with loved ones, drawing, and taking part in athletic activities. Ella has worked with children at an elementary school this year, and is looking forward to continuing this journey throughout the rest of her high school experience.

PILAR GOMES

Pilar Gomes is currently an 11th grader at West End Secondary School located in Manhattan. She enjoys teaching subjects history and English. She spends her time reading, drawing, running and playing soccer. Pilar is new to the tutoring community and is looking forward to meeting new faces and being a part of children’s learning.

CECILIA NOTTINGHAM

Cecilia Nottingham is currently a senior at Cor Jesu Academy. She enjoys the outdoors and experiencing new things. She loves math, especially Algebra and Trig, as well as history. She has experience with kids from summer camps and having four younger siblings. She looks forward to helping students achieve their goals!

ELIZA MILLS

Eliza Mills is a rising senior at School of the Holy Child, located in New York. She enjoys playing squash and tennis. She has experience tutoring children from 2nd to 5th grade in both math and English. She also excels in her science and history courses. Eliza is really excited to be able to participate in Quarantine Tutors!

JULIA HARRIS

Julia Harris is in 10th grade at Dunwoody High School in Atlanta, Georgia. At school, she is a part of the interact club and the Student Government Association. Julia loves working with young children and has experience helping other children with school work. She enjoys math and science in school, but would love to help in any way she can!

SYDNEY DIAMOND

This is Sydney Diamond. She is a junior at Livingston High School. Her favorite subjects are math, English, business, and photography. She loves to spend her summers at sleep away camp. She always has an eye for new businesses, and she works with children at arts and crafts party place! Also, she is on the board of a young Jewish organization in her town where she coordinates fundraisers. 

AVI GUPTA

This is Avi Gupta. He is a Junior at Commack High School. He is an outgoing student who cares about school. In school, he is an officer for his class, on varsity tennis, and is a part of FBLA. Avi loves all subjects in school, but he particularly likes math and social studies. Avi wants to help kids get though this time, and is excited to be a quarantine tutor!

ELISHA EDME

Hi, my name is Elisha, Eli for short. I am a rising senior at Irvington High school. Some fun facts about me: I love to play sports specifically soccer, my favorite TV show is Avatar The Last Airbender, and I love to cook in my freetime. Before joining Quarantine Tutors, I used to tutor at my school. I look forward to helping students and making our community a better place.

BIANCA DWORK

Bianca is a sophomore at Hunter College High School in New York City. Her favorite subjects are math, science, and Latin. She enjoys being a part of her school's orchestra and competes as part of the quiz bowl team. In her free time, she enjoys reading, math puzzles, and playing frisbee. Bianca has had experience working with younger children in the past and is excited to continue doing so as a quarantine tutor!

HARSHITA SEGAL

Harshita is a rising junior at Roslyn high school. She loves to play badminton, write poems, take short hikes, as well as run for her school’s varsity Cross Country team. She is the captain of her school’s Science Olympiad team and especially likes to learn biology. Her favorite school subjects to teach are biology and math. She has loved teaching ever since she was little and is super excited to be a part of Quarantine Tutors! Harshita has previously volunteered at the Stony Brook University Hospital and the Nassau County Museum of Art. Aside from school, she also loves to binge watch Netflix and, of course, sleep as much as she can

MOHNISH ALISHALA

Mohnish Alishala has just graduated from Scripps Ranch High School and he will be attending the University of California, San Diego, studying human biology. During high school, Mohnish was the president of Science Olympiad and the founder of his own environmental conservation club. He loves to play soccer, badminton, go on runs, and pursue photography in his spare time. Mohnish has spent several hundreds of hours volunteering by teaching middle schoolers in Science Olympiad and has even taught at summer schools. He has experience tutoring kids from the elementary to the high school level. He enjoys interacting with kids and hopes to use his skills to help kids during this pandemic.

TINA LIU

Tina Liu is a rising senior at Millburn High School in New Jersey. She loves math, history, and painting and is involved in her school’s feminist club and volunteers at the Millburn/Short Hills Historical Society. She also plays tennis and softball and, in her free time, she enjoys volunteering. Most importantly, she looks forward to working with Quarantine Tutors and can’t wait to start tutoring kids!

LUCAS TELLEZ

Lucas Tellez is currently enrolled as a rising Junior at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas. In a "normal" setting, he spends most of his time running cross country, hanging out with friends, and grinding on Public Forum debate. He loves teaching and learning a variety of subjects, especially math, English, and history. He aspires to teach math or philosophy at the university level but also loves interacting with younger children. Aside from his academic and extracurricular activities, his greatest passion is traveling.

MANPREET KAUR

Manpreet Kaur is a 11th grade student at Westlake High School. She participates in the math club, English honors society, TechCrew club, Science National Honors Society, and more. She loves helping others especially children and senior citizens. She has a passion for learning and teaching math, science, and social studies. She would love to help with Language Arts as well. Manpreet is looking forward to work with students and can’t wait to start tutoring. 

SAM DRESCHER

Sam Drescher is a rising junior at Scarsdale High School. He takes all high-level classes, and he has a passion for learning as well as teaching. He has experience tutoring children up through middle school aged, and is happy to help your child with math, history, biology, chemistry, Spanish, and English. Sam runs cross country and track for his school, and he loves to go diving, backpacking, and sailing whenever possible. He is an active member of the speech and debate team, and he is excited to help your child wherever possible. 

CARMEN CHEATHAM

Carmen Cheatham is in the 10th grade, maintaining a 4.93 weighted GPA at Atholton High School in Columbia, Maryland. Her favorite subjects are science, math, and history, and she has played the double bass for seven years. She enjoys cooking, drawing, swimming, and learning Java. She is a member of her school volleyball team, Black Student Union, Student Women Engineers, Science Olympiad, and Math Team. She has tutored her peers in the past, and is excited to participate in Quarantine Tutors!

ELYSSE MENDOZA

Elysse Mendoza is a rising senior at John F Kennedy High School in Los Angeles, CA. She loves learning and helping others, and is excited to work with young children and help them succeed. She is willing to help in any subject, but has a specific passion for any science and math. She is a very hard-working student and is very diligent and patient. She also loves to volunteer, one specific experience being reading to elementary students every month. Elysse looks forward to and is very excited to be working with you all!

AUSTIN BENEDETTO

Austin Benedetto is a rising senior at Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York. In school, he is a passionate student who enjoys math and reading new stories. He plays varsity basketball and tennis for his school. He is newer to tutoring but was a peer advisor for younger classes this year. Outside of school, Austin is an NBA fan, and he enjoys anything sports. He is happy to sit and talk with anyone about their return. Austin is excited to help work with students and be a quarantine tutor.

MARIA MEJIA MENDOZA

I am Maria Mejia Mendoza. I am a 16-year-old, entering senior at Yonkers High School. Throughout my entire life, I have had a passion for mathematics. I enjoyed solving mathematical problems and loved the journey to a solution. With the love of math, came to the love of abstraction. I began developing this by writing poetry and with each poem came a new understanding of the importance of emotions. Being able to develop these passions allowed me to expand it to different aspects of my life. These aspects being my extracurriculars. In school, I have the opportunity to be part of the recycling, Sewing Club (which has as a mission to create an environment that is more eco-friendly through small steps) amongst other clubs such as the robotics team and Youth 2 Youth. The greatest thing about these clubs is how they are run by students who are willing “revolutionaries” to say the least. The kind of revolutionaries who look to bring positive changes to the world and help people. As a teenager, it is more than a privilege to grow alongside these other brave children. 

LUCY WANG

Lucy Wang is a rising sophomore at Atholton High School located in Columbia, Maryland. She is involved in her school’s Science Olympiad team, Math Team, Student Women Engineers Club, and more. Outside of school, she plays violin in several orchestras and enjoys painting in her free time. Lucy often helps teach her friends and classmates, and looks forward to working with you!

DEEPA VATTI

Deepa Vatti is a rising junior at Hunter College High School in New York City, New York. She enjoys meeting new people and helping others. She has previously volunteered in summer enrichment programs, soup kitchens, and hospitals. Deepa is passionate about math and science, and loves swimming, dancing, and playing badminton. She is excited to be a quarantine tutor and looks forward to engaging with new students.

JOVINA THOMAS

I am Jovina Thomas. I am a rising senior at Yonkers High School. I love Math and Science. I am the Mechanical director of my school’s robotics team, Vice President of Youth 2 Youth and Recycling Club as well as the co-President of Project 1000+. I mentor an FLL. Jr team and I have volunteered as an assistant teacher for both elementary and middle school. I am excited to be a quarantine tutor and help even more students.

NIA KURIAKOSE

Nia Kuriakose is a rising 10th grader at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack, NY. Nia is hardworking, outgoing, and enthusiastic, as well as ambitious. At school, she participates in HOSA and the music honors society there. Outside of school, she participates in Girl Scouts, student advisory council, and is an active member of her church’s youth group. Her favorite subjects are English and science, but she is open to assisting younger children in other subjects as well. Nia is very excited to help kids learn and grow!

ALISON LEOCADIO

Alison Leocadio is currently a senior at University of California, Irvine. She is majoring in Education Sciences with a specialization in Children’s Learning and Development and has two minors in Asian American Studies and Japanese Studies. In high school, Alison tutored elementary school students and she recently volunteered at a daycare. She plans on getting her master’s degree and teaching credential so that she can become an elementary school teacher in the future. Overall, she looks forward to working with students as a quarantine tutor!

SAMI BRUCKNER

Sami Bruckner is a rising junior at The Leffell School in Westchester NY. She is dedicated to her school work and helping others. Sami is always eager to learn more in any way she can. Her favorite subjects are math and science. Sami plays softball and volleyball for her school and loves being part of the teams. Sami is also very social and always looks forward to meeting new people! Outside of school, Sami particulates in a lot of volunteer work which helps others in a direct way. Sami has helped her sister and friends with their school work in the past. She can not wait to become apart of Quarantine Tutors and start tutoring!

MAGGIE LIU

Maggie Liu is a rising sophomore at Syosset High School. She loves playing tennis and is also on her school's speech and debate team. Maggie loves kids and has done a lot of babysitting and tutoring in the past. She is very passionate about all subjects and is so excited to help out new students! 

JAMES CARMODY

My name is James Carmody, a college student with Open SUNY, here to help you excel in mathematics, social studies, language arts, and the sciences!

I live in Carmel, have a semester of engineering done, and am delighted to be your tutor this summer. Please request my aid for you or your child's academics--it will be my pleasure to give an unparalleled education aid!

ANN ROSE VINU

Ann Rose Vinu is a rising 11th grader at Clarkstown South High School. She is a dedicated and determined student. Her favorite subjects are math and art. Ann Rose is a member of HOSA and photography club at her school. She is also a part of the tennis team and track team. Outside of school, she likes to do cultural dance and is active in her church youth group. Ann Rose is looking forward to meeting new people and becoming a quarantine tutor!

EMMA LEE

Emma Lee is a rising senior at Farmington High School, with a passion for STEM.  She has won awards in the Connecticut Science Olympiad, USA Biology Olympiad, and in the Connecticut Debate Association.  She has experience teaching children to play the piano, and volunteering at summer camps.  Most importantly, Emma strongly believes in accessible, equitable education and loves working with kids.

GABRIELLE RAMBHAROSE

Gabrielle Rambharose is a current senior at Yonkers High School in New York. She has a passion for mathematics and enjoys helping others. Teaching is her way of giving back to her community as she is able to make someone else’s life a little bit easier. She is active in a few school clubs and tries to volunteer whenever she can. She also loves to do craft projects and to bake for her friends to put a smile on their faces. Gaby is excited to start and is looking forward to meeting you all!

KAREN KARDOUKIAN

Hi, my name is Karen Kardoukian. I am 15 years old and a sophomore at John F Kennedy High School in California. My favorite subjects are math and science and I love art as a hobby. 

MARYAM GAZI

Maryam Gazi is a recent graduate for Fordham University In Manhattan, NYC where she majored in both Biological Sciences and Anthropology. She loves learning and teaching, especially about science as she finds it to be absolutely fascinating to learn about how the human body works harmoniously. When she isn’t working as a medical scribe as CityMD, she enjoys baking and reading all the books that are piled on her bookshelf. She has tutored kids of all ages in the past, and is excited to be a part of Quarantine Tutors. 

JENNA FRENZEL

Jenna Frenzel is a freshman at Salisbury University, majoring in ESOL education with a minor in Spanish. She has tutored through her school for Spanish, and has helped students in grades k-5 with homework at an after school program. Jenna is exited to tutor, and can not wait to help you grow in your education. 

AVA OKSENHENDLER

Ava Oksenhendler is currently a 11th grader at Beacon High School located in Manhattan. She enjoys all school subjects, especially math and science. She spends a lot of time hanging out with her family and taking part in athletic activities. She has recently worked with kids at the local sports fields near her house. She is looking forward to working with everyone. 

GREGORY MACDONALD

Gregory is a finance student at Pace University who participates on the Men's Lacrosse team. He has had a lot of leadership work as well as work with kids through lacrosse, and is an excellent student. He excels in math and has achieved two academic achievement awards through Pace athletics. Currently as a sophomore, Gregory is here to help kids who are struggling with math or have any types of problems with math!

JENNIFER CHOI

Jennifer Choi is a Health Science sophomore at Stony Brook University pursuing nursing. Jennifer was the secretary and biology captain of her high school's Science Olympiad team, a member of Intervarsity, key club, Arista Honors Society, as well as a TA for past high school teachers. Her favorite subjects are history and math. She has tutored kids from kindergarten to 8th grade, and loves to assist students in any way she can! She enjoys anime, badminton, swimming, cooking, singing, and drawing. She is excited to join the Quarantine Tutors community and can't wait to work with kids of all ages!

JODY PEEDIKAYIL

Jody Peedikayil is currently a freshman at Baruch College. She is majoring in finance and minoring in New York City Studies. Jody has previously tutored her peers in AP Calculus AB, Physics, and Chemistry in her high school career. Her experience with children includes being a camp counselor for kids aged 8-13. Her favorite subjects to teach are math, English, and K-8 science. Jody is excited to continue working with children through Quarantine Tutors!  

MALA FRANCIS

Mala Francis is a 12th grade student in Dallas.  Her favorite subjects to learn and teach are math and science.  She likes hanging out with friends, as well as running cross country and track and field for her school’s team.  She has been a tutor for elementary students since her sophomore year of high school and is excited to continue tutoring students for Quarantine Tutors!

SAFIAZ AFRAH

Safiaz Afrah is a senior at Yonkers High School in New York. She has a strong passion for learning and teaching math. She loves to read, sew, bake, and spend time with her family in her free time. At her school, she is a part of Project 1000+ (sewing club), Mathletes, and Youth 2 Youth. She has volunteered as a reading tutor to young children for the past couple summers. She also had the opportunity to volunteer as an assistant teacher in elementary school. Safiaz is excited to work with new students in this program and help them grow overall as individuals.

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