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!


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.


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.


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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 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.


John Keane is an incoming Junior at Illinois State University. He is majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, with the intent of becoming a School Psychologist. John has experience working with kids, namely K-8, and focuses his efforts on reading, writing, English, social sciences, and math. John also appreciates mental health, self-care, and organizational skills. He hopes to help students with the aforementioned topics, while also offering his services in organizational skills, study habits/skills, and effective strategies for learning. 


Lily Cheng is a sophomore undergraduate student at CUNY Hunter College, pursuing health science. She has a passion for math and science and has experience in tutoring students for SHSAT and SAT math, so she would love to help students who are currently struggling in math classes. She also enjoys interacting with children and had tutored elementary school students in various subjects. Her hobbies include watercolor/acrylic painting, and traditional pencil sketch.  


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 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 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 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 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!


Katya Sakhartova is a junior at University High School in Urbana, IL who enjoys biology, chemistry, and math. She participates in Science Olympiad and the math team at her school and also does martial arts. In her free time, she enjoys reading, taking walks with her dog, and crocheting. She is passionate about learning new things and enjoys a challenge.


Brady Edmiston graduated in 2018 from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Mathematics.He is currently working in the Aerospace industry as a Test Engineer, collaborating with engineers from many disciplines to test and verify the performance of our solutions before delivering to the customer. In his free time, Brady enjoys reading, lifting weights, playing games, and hiking. He is very excited to leverage his knowledge gained during school to help students excel.


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 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 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!


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. 


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!


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 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 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


This is Aarohi Jain. She is a junior at DLF Public School in India. She loves to travel, experience new things, and is adventurous. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends. Her favorite

subjects in school are psychology and biology. She has been a tutor to her brother and is very excited to be a part of Quarantine Tutors. She is currently a member of an NGO in her country. In her

free time, she likes to watch movies/web series and review them.


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 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 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 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. 


April Lensch is a junior at John F. Kennedy High School. Some of her favorite subjects are U.S. History and math, and her extracurriculars include basketball and Teaching Academy Club. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gaming, and watching movies. As April’s main career interest is pediatric nursing, she is excited to contribute to children’s growth in education. 


Cleysso Schwanck is currently a senior at IEEMAM (High School). He deeply loves Biology and Psychology. Mathematics is also one of the subjects that he does well. Moreover, he has previous experience tutoring kids, teenagers and adults at his project of English teaching to Brazilians. He’s cheerful to be a quarantine tutor and help people in these difficult times.


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.


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 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 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.


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 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 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!


Ava Schnipper is a current 9th grader at Scarsdale High School. Her favorite subjects are math and Spanish. Something outside of school that she loves to do is dance. She started dancing when she was four years old and loves it! She has experience in tutoring her little sister, Sydney, in math, science, and English. She is excited to be a part of Quarantine Tutors!


Felicia Tan is currently a senior at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology (B.S.) and is a pre-med student. Felicia has tutored kids from grades 9-12 and is an undergraduate researcher in Inorganic Chemistry. Her favorite subjects to teach include biology, chemistry, algebra, and geometry. Felicia would be happy to tutor anyone who needs her help within these areas or needs advice in general about college. 


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 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 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 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!


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


Michelle Shaffer is a senior at Carmel Highschool. She enjoys writing and playing music, drawing and painting, reading, and researching science. She is the Vice President of the Science club at her school, an officer of her town’s Do Something Club, and a member of the Student Assisting Students, Tri-M Music Honors, and Interact clubs. Outside of school, she loves to drive around town with her friends.  She is very excited to assist those in need during these difficult times. 


Stephen is currently a second year Computer Science major. He attended UC Santa Cruz his first year and now he currently attends Diablo Valley Community College. He loves to play video games and is passionate about creating various different coding projects. His strong suites are Mathematics and Python programming.


Lara Wellen is an 11th grader at Scarsdale High School. She is an officer on the speech and debate team. Lara plays on the tennis and volleyball team. She is a teacher’s helper at her religious school and actively volunteers in her community. Her favorite subjects are Spanish and English; however, she is willing to tutor in all subjects. In her free time, she enjoys babysitting, exercising, and spending time with her friends and family. Lara looks forward to working with Quarantine Tutors and can’t wait to start tutoring kids!


Jade McGhee is a junior undergraduate aspiring to attend Baruch College to obtain the highest degree in Social Work. She has a drive and passion to dedicate patience and creativity to help her peers develop skills best suited for the world. Her own skills include proficiency in English, Math, American Sign Language and rollerskating with friends. Achieving high grades in school motivates her to encourage success for her colleagues too. Her last experience with children was being a summer camp counselor. She hopes to be a fun and devoted tutor with Quarantine Tutors where she will inspire academic and personal success to the leaders of tomorrow.


Adina Sasson is currently a sophomore at Pelham Memorial High School. She loves creative writing and hiking with friends. She has won a Gold Key in Scholastic’s novel writing competition and her If I Were Mayor essay came in second place in New York State. In school she loves science and math, but is passionate about all her subjects. She looks forward to being a Quarantine Tutor!


Hi! My name is Kyle Yang, and I am a junior at New Rochelle High School. My extracurriculars include being part of the Varsity Football Team, playing the piano, and National Science Honor Society. My favorite subjects are history, science, and math. My favorite thing to do outside of school is workout as I have aspirations to enlist in the US Army as an officer in the future.


Hello, my name is Trevor Graham. I’m a Junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying East Asian Languages and Cultures. Teaching is a passion of mine, and I am hoping to teach English in Japan after college. Eventually, I hope to teach Japanese or to work in translation. In my free time, I often help some of my friends in their classes at school. I am also always playing the guitar and discovering new music. In addition to language, I also have an interest in biology and was originally pre-med in college, so I would love to tutor others in the sciences as well. I look forward to meeting new people, and I hope to help others with their learning experiences as a tutor!

Ishita Antony

Ishita Antony is currently a junior at Bergenfield High School in New Jersey. She is a hardworking and determined student. At school, Ishita is enrolled in many rigorous courses, serves in student congress, a member of numerous clubs-- even holding leadership positions in many, and other extracurriculars. Outside of school, she is an active church youth member. Ishita gets along with children easily and finds it easy to connect with them. She has often helped younger family members and school peers with their work. Ishita is looking forward to becoming a quarantine tutor! 

Johnson Liu

Johnson Liu is currently a junior at New York University College of Arts and Science pursuing a major in Biology on the pre-health track and a minor in Chemistry. He is also a research intern at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has a strong passion for biology and its clinical applications in respect to therapeutic strategies. He currently tutors both math and sciences. During his spare time, he loves to draw/ design animated characters and play volleyball and badminton.

Leanne Cuasay

Leanne Cuasay is an 11th grade student at Bergenfield High School. She is a member of the STEM program, involved in many honor societies, and is a cheerleader at her high school. Her favorite subject to learn and teach is math. She has started a tutoring service with her friend at their former middle school. In her free time, she loves dancing, shopping, binge watching Netflix, and playing with her Shih Tzu, Parker! She is excited to be a part of Quarantine Tutors!

McKenna Steinbeck

McKenna Steinbeck is a 11th grade student in Los Angeles. She enjoys writing, listening to music, psychology, school, and spending time with her friends and family. She is a member of the National Honors Society at her school, has a fundraiser for the National Alliance of Mental Illness organization, and volunteered at the Lord’s Place, helping young students with their homework and spending time with them. Her biggest passion is psychology and psychiatry, and she loves giving back. She is so glad she has the opportunity to continue volunteering and helping younger students during the pandemic. 

Sherin Yeldho

Sherin Yeldho is a current Junior at Bergenfield High School. She is a friendly and dedicated student. Her favorite subject in school is Math and Biology. She is currently taking her third year for world language in Spanish. Sherin is a part of multiple honor societies such as Science, English, and Spanish Honor society. She also participates in many extracurricular activities and clubs including STEM, TEEEM and Tennis. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, and family. Sherin has tutored students in middle school and has experience teaching her siblings. She is very excited to continue working with students through Quarantine Tutors.   

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