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This district list of tutors is compiled as a courtesy service to parents and students.  It is not to be taken as a recommendation.  Tutors listed are not employed as tutors by Rochester Community Schools and are not subject to background checks.  If you intend to use this list to locate a tutor, it is your responsibility to interview candidates and make a selection based on information you feel is relevant to your particular needs.

Rochester Community Schools Tutor List

September 2021 - August 2022

VOLUNTEER TUTOR LIST (do not charge for services):

Robert Silaghi      248-703-0145 
Grade: K-8      
Subject: Math & Science   
Availability: All Year
I am the founder of a tutoring organization called Project STEM.  Project STEM is a not-for-profit organization led by high school students that are dedicated to helping students discover their passions and putting the tools that they need for success within reach. 
** No charge for my tutoring **


Agazzi, Iolanda   586-992-0671
Grade: All Levels, Adults/Children
Subjects: Italian I & II, ESL: English as a second language
Availability: All Year

Worked as a Language Instructor and Tutor at Macomb Community College for over 20 years.  Worked at Yital International, International Language,, Global International, and at Chrysler in Auburn Hills.  

Azizian, Carol    248-892-2219
Grade: 6 - 12
Subjects:  English, History (Social Studies)
Availability: All Year

Master's degree in Education.  Bachelor's in History/Humanities, both from the University of Michigan.  Teach 7th & 8th grade English and Literature at St. Joseph School in Lake Orion - since 2013.  Taught British Literature and writing courses at Southfield Christian School.  Tutored ESL Students.  Formerly a journalist for many years.  Provide grammar, writing, and literature comprehension support.  Also available to assist with Social Studies lessons. 

Brown, Amy   586-596-2081
Zara Tutoring

Grade:  6 - 12
Subject:  General Chemistry, Biology (General & AP), Physical Science, Anatomy & Physiology, ACT Science, Middle School Math, Algebra I,  & Geometry
Availability: All Year

Amy received her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University (GO GREEN!) in Biological Science. She is certified to teach secondary Science and Math. She has taught Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Algebra, Geometry, middle school math, and more. She currently teaches in Birmingham. She would love to provide your child with Science and/or Math support.  Call or text the phone number above or email to schedule a session with Amy!

Caldwell, Mary Jo   248-496-9038

Grade: K – 8
Subject: Reading, Math, Writing, Spelling
Availability: All Year

Former Special Education Para-Educator (15 yrs.). Worked with students with learning disabilities and special needs;  trained in Orton Gillingham phonics approach to reading and writing skills; SenseAble Reading/Spelling; Everyday Math.  - 18 years tutoring experience.

Cartwright-Calloway, Yvonne   248-736-3793

Grade: K-8
Subject: Math
Availability: All Year

Master of Arts in Teaching. Certified K-8 teacher, with 30+ years teaching experience. Math Endorsement grades 6-8. Tutor at Mathnasium, Downtown Rochester.

Chaloult, Linda  248-495-5160 

Grade: 6 - 12
Subject: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Intro to College, Math, ACT & SAT Prep
Availability: All Year

BA in Mathematics; Master’s in Education. Former teacher and very experienced in the Rochester Schools math curriculum. “With over 15 years of experience tutoring mathematics in the Rochester school district, I have helped students from all levels (regular, honors and accelerated students) significantly raise their math grades and test scores. Everyone’s needs are different, so please feel free to call for consultation on your child’s specific situation.” Flexible hours to accommodate your needs.

Clippard, Aaron   586-322-0790

Grade: 9 - 12
Subject:  Standardized Test Specialist (ACT/SAT/GRE/GED) / Math concepts such as Algebra I & II, Geometry 
Availability: All Year

I have been a professional tutor for over 5 years, assisting many students develop stronger skills for their classes or to achieve stronger scores on the standardized test of their choice.  I have created an adaptive program that adapts to the needs of my students and their current levels.  I have confidents in being able to generate at least a 4 ACT composite and 90 SAT score growth in any student.  This confidence comes from being initially trained by major tutoring companies and then getting active hand-on experience to refine my work.  I also possess a Master's in Counseling which helps deliver the information in a way that will be received while also having knowledge about career/school counseling as well.  

Deo, Archana   515-865-0179

Grade: 9 - 12
Subject: Chemistry & Math
Availability: All Year

I have a Masters in Chemistry from Iowa State University, specialized in Analytical Chemistry. I have experience with college chemistry and I can also help with math. Experience teaching high school and college undergraduate. Being available all year long, please feel free to contact me by phone or email. Rate: $50/per person per hour.

DiBartolomeo, Mario   248-219-8591

Grade: 6 – 12                         
Subject: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus
Availability: All Year

Professional full time math tutor with 16 years experience tutoring Rochester Community School students.  Bachelors of Science in Secondary Math Education from University of Michigan. I can meet at your home and/or online over zoom.  

Frankland, Carol   248-370-8826

Grade: K – 4
Subject: Reading, Math, Language Arts
Availability: All Year

Retired Rochester teacher with Masters in reading. Taught for 34 years in Rochester and still active subbing for the district; keeping updated on curriculum. Enjoy working one on one with children and will adjust tutor times to the individual child’s needs. Will tutor in my home or yours.

Galante, Laura   248-835-7583

Grade: K – 4
Subject: Reading, Writing, Math
Availability: All Year

I've taught and/or tutored for 20 years plus in:  England, Australia, Royal Oak, MI and Troy, MI.  I hold a BA from MSU in Early Childhood (ZA), Language Arts (K-8), and Elementary Education and I have a Masters (MACT) in Curriculum and Teaching from MSU.  I tutor in:  math, reading, writing, etc.  I am familiar with the Rochester Curriculum (Everyday Math, Visible Thinking, and more).  While customizing lessons to each child's learning style, I will help your child grow and develop with skill, success, and confidence!  I will use their strengths to support their skills and take them from where they're at!  For safety reasons, I'm currently using Zoom to connect virtually with students.  My services also include communication with your child's teacher when needed/with parent and teacher's permission.  I make learning fun and find lessons that are high interest to them!  I have the flexibility to tutor 30 min., 45 min,, or 1 hour weekly sessions (depending on focus and age), and can tutor once or multiple times a week.  In addition, I also provide references of current and past families I've tutored and worked with for years!  Please email me at: or call/text at (248) 835-7583 for additional information.  Thanks!

Giedzinska, Anna   248-613-9411

Grade: K - 12 +college level
Subject: Mathematics, Physics & Economics
Availability: All Year

Master’s Degree in Engineering, substitute teacher for: Rochester, Birmingham and Pontiac School Districts. Tutored with Tutor Doctor.

Grace, Edward   248-693-4450

Grade: 9–12
Subject: Algebra (all levels) & Pre-Calculus
Availability: All Year

Retired Information Technology professional. BA/MA Mathematics, Oakland University. Adjunct Mathematics instructor at Oakland Community College, I have tutored several high school and adult students. I emphasize understanding math concepts rather than memorization of formulas and facts.

Grewer, Royce    248-739-5781

Grade: 6 - 12
Subject:  All math (including AP Calculus)  Statistics (incl. AP), Physics (incl. AP), Chemistry (incl. AP), SAT/ACT all subjects
Availability:  All Year

There is nothing like competence to cause your child to develop confidence! Help your student have fun and grow confident in school and life by developing their long-term understanding and ability, rather than just helping them survive their coursework and tests! I specialize in student motivation to learn. I am a fully certified middle- and high-school teacher (physics, math, chemistry, special education). How would your student feel about school if becoming competent was easy and fun? Accelerate your young student’s learning to build their confidence now! I help, motivate,
and inspire students of all levels, including your AP student. Group rate available. Ask me about remote tutoring! Patient, gentle, and fun. :)

Hovatter, Blue    970-581-1255

Grade: 6 - 12
Subject:  AP Calculus AB, Precalculus, College Algebra, trigonometry, Algebra 1 & 2, High School & Middle School Math
Availability: All Year

My name is Blue, and I have been a professional private math tutor for 20+ years.  I understand that each student is different, and do not have a one size fits all approach to how I handle tutoring.  Whether you are someone who loves math and wants a deeper understanding, or someone who does not like math at all and just needs help getting through math, I can help you find out more about me, view my up to date availability calendar, and read reviews from my previous parents and students, please visit my website:  Also, please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have at:

Humphreys, Tara   248-459-3261

Grade: Pre K-5
Subject: Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics
Availability: All Year

Elementary teacher for 10 years with 10 years of tutoring experience in Language Arts, Reading, and Mathematics in Pre-K – 5. Graduated with a Masters from Oakland University in Reading and Language Arts, and an endorsement as a Reading Specialist. My Bachelor’s Degree is also from Oakland University in Elementary Education with a major in Language Arts and minor in Mathematics.

Kharod, Preeti     248-656-3137

Grade:  7-12, some college
Subject:  Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Geometry, ACT, SAT, and GRE Prep
Availability:  All Year

I have received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Master of Science with Statistics Concentration, and a Diploma in High Education.  As a retired high school teacher, I have 40+ years of teaching and tutoring experience.  I offer flexible hours.  Tutoring and instructions are ALWAYS individualized to support each student's needs and learning styles.  I am available 7 days a week, all year round.  

Lelli, Michelle    248-756-1750

Grade:  2 - HS Geometry
Subject:  2 - 8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry 
Availability:  All Year

BA/MA in Education, with certification in math.  Taught and tutored math for 20+ years.  I have taught pre-algebra, high school algebra, and geometry for the last 20 years and have tutored students from 2nd grade on.  I love math and helping students to understand the process to be successful.  

Lin, Holly     248-656-8333

Huntington Learning Center

Grade: K – 12
Subject: K - 12 Study Skills, Phonics, Reading, Writing, Math, ACT, SAT, HSPT, SSAT, and ISEE
Availability:  All Year

Huntington Learning Center has been serving the Rochester community for the past 17 years and has helped thousands of students achieve their goals.  As a part of the national provider, our 43 years of experience and statistics provide students and parents with a wide range of services.  We hire the best teachers in town who specialize in various areas of expertise.  Our personalized attention and proven results lead to improved grades and increased confidence and motivation.  Students get support from our team of teachers and see solid improvement.  Huntington Learning Center is accredited by the Middle States Association.  

Matynka, Teri    248-765-6181

Grade: 3 – 5
Subject: Math & Writing
Availability:  All Year

Certified teacher in grades K-8 with a Masters Degree in Reading & Language Arts.  30 years teaching experience and currently teaching 5th grade.  I can provide in-person tutoring to individual or small groups.  

Mukherjee, Dipannita     248-790-0033

Grade: K – 12
Subject: Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Science, Physics, Chemistry & Biology
Availability: All Year

I am a highly qualified and extremely patient instructor with a Bachelors in Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma. My goal is to help your student focus on understanding the concept and develop a strong foundation, in addition to completing the coursework. I am currently employed by Rochester Community Schools. Also familiar with the academic curriculum of Troy and Utica Public Schools. 10+ years of experience assisting students in all subjects (specializing in Math and Science) as well as experience with assisting students with learning disabilities, cognitive impairment and other special needs. Previously, I helped coach the Math Olympiad at the Elementary School level and was a teacher sponsor of a FIRST Robotics Team. I currently mentor the Rochester Adams High School FIRST Robotics Team – The Adambots. I am willing to come to your house to tutor. I am also able to tutor online using Zoom or FaceTime.

Panton, Ashley   586-596-2081
Zara Tutoring

Grade: 2 – 12
Subject:  1-on-1 & small group SAT & ACT prep, Math (middle school, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus), English, Essay Support
Availability: All Year

Ashley is certified in Math & English. Having graduated from Rochester Adams High School, Ashley is very familiar with the district’s rigorous curriculum. She has a passion for engaging students in the content by identifying their learning style in order to help them flourish!  Ashley has had some great experiences that helped mold her into a very personable teacher.  For example, she spent a summer in Liverpool, England (home of the Beatles) teaching Algebra to a group of 11th graders.  Ashley is holding sessions (1-on-1 and small group) in our office at Tienken & Rochester Rd as well as remotely via Zoom.  Call or text the phone number above or email to schedule an appointment with Ashley!

Petrouneas, Vicky     248-225-3105   

Grade:  1 - 8
Subject: Reading, Phonics, Math, Writing, Test Taking strategies, Study & Organizational skills
Availability: All Year

Certified Special Education Teacher;  Bachelors in Learning Disabilities, Masters in the Art of Teaching, Orton Gillingham certification.  25+ years teaching & tutoring students with learning/behavioral challenges, dyslexia and ADHD.  Creative strategies to close academic achievement gaps.  

Porretta, Letizia   586-243-0770

Grade: 9 – 12
Subject: Chemistry, Biology (Regular, Honor, AP), Anatomy, Physical Science, Earth Science, Forensic Science & Zoology
Availability: All Year

Earned B.S. in Biology & Chemistry and Secondary Education certificate from Oakland University. I also hold an M.S. in Multidisciplinary Science from Wayne State University. Spent 10 years teaching Anatomy, Zoology & Forensic Science at a private school before taking a break to raise my own children. Have tutored for the last 15 years. I would love to help you make sense of science! I also have experience with Zoom & Face-Time tutoring.

Prosser, Stephanie   248-285-1054

Grade: 6 -12
Subject: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus
Availability: All Year

I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and recently refreshed math through Calculus II at OCC. Along with working in IT Manufacturing Systems, I have experience as a permanent math substitute, and have been working as a volunteer tutor in Pontiac for 2 years.

Rubenstein, Fran   248-330-9423

Grade: K-12
Subject: All Subjects, SAT Prep, ESL Students
Availability: All Year

BA from Northern Iowa University and graduate work at Loyola University, Chicago. 5+ years teaching experience, 20 + years substituting and tutoring experience. Very familiar with Rochester Community Schools curriculum. Experienced in tutoring ESL students. Successfully homeschooled students with learning issues, autism, ADHS, etc.…who were then able to return to the classroom. References available.

Rudzinski, Michael     586-596-2081
Zara Tutoring 

Grade:  6 – 12
Subject:  1-on-1 & small group SAT & ACT prep, Middle School Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Availability: All Year

Michael received his Bachelor's Degree in finance from Oakland University.  He has a passion for Math and loves igniting the joy of learning in his students through his clear and engaging instruction style.  Michael understands how confusing and frustrating math can be for students, so he patiently and persistently encourages students as he guides them through their course.  Michael is holding sessions (1-on-1 and small group) in our office at Tienken & Rochester as well as remotely via Zoom.  Call or text the phone number above or email to schedule a session with Michael!

Scholten, Brian   248-229-4968

Grade:  6 – 12
Subject:  ACT/SAT Prep, Study Skills, Math through Calculus, English, Physics, Chemistry, Business
Availability:  All Year

Professional, full time tutor with 17 years of experience. Can tutor in any subject and any grade, including AP, IB and college.

Shinsky, Paul   586-804-8879

Grade:  5 - 12
Subject: Upper Elementary thru Pre-Calculus
Availability: School Year

Retired math teacher from Rochester High School. I have been tutoring pretty much my entire career.

Taylor, Jane   248-330-9261

Grade: 3 – 6
Subject: Writing, Reading, Math
Availability: All Year

32 years teaching (2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th); Special Education for Emotionally Impaired (4 years); 32 Years with RCS. BA and MA in Special Education. I have tutored for 25 years.

Trepkowski, Cindy     248-509-7020

Grade:  Elementary and students behind grade level in Middle School
Subject:  Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Writing, K-6 Math Concepts
Availability:  All Year

Teaching Qualifications

Certified Teacher in General and Special Education

  • Master of Science in Brain-Based Teaching (Reading & Literacy)
  • Master of Science in Education (Language & Thinking)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (Elementary & Special Education)
  • Certified Orton-Gillingham (Decoding/Encoding)
  • 35 years of experience (25 years-classroom teacher; 10 years-tutor, serving Rochester Hills)
Wentzloff, Vanessa     586-596-2081
Zara Tutoring 

Grade:  6 – 12
Subject:  Physics (General & AP), Middle School Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Availability: All Year

Vanessa received her Bachelor's Degree in Physics & Computer Science and her Master's Degree in Education.  Vanessa is certified in grades 6-12 Science.  She is passionate about developing relationships with students and is skilled in discovering their strengths while empowering them to utilize them optimally.  Vanessa has experience tutoring in over a dozen different metro Detroit school districts, so she is well-versed in a variety of curricula.  Vanessa is holding sessions in our office at Tienken & Rochester as well as remotely via Zoom.  Call or text the phone number above or email to schedule a session with Vanessa!

Wilkins, Nicole   586-747-0600

Grade: K – 5
Subject: Reading and Math
Availability: Summer ONLY

Master’s Degree in Reading and Language Arts from Oakland University. Special Education Degree from Central Michigan University.  Extensive training in Orton Gillingham Method of Reading. Special Education Teacher for RCS 26 years teaching experience. Trained to administer diagnostic evaluations, interpret results, and develop individualized plans to address students’ needs. Willing to tutor in your home, depending on status of COVID-19. Virtual/On-Line tutoring available (with electronic payment). Rates variable depending on location of sessions.

Zara, Tom     586-596-2081
Zara Tutoring

Grade:  6 – 12 +college
Subject:  1-on-1 & small group SAT & ACT prep, AP Calculus, all levels of Spanish
Availability:  All Year

Owner of Zara Tutoring. Highly qualified in Math and Spanish. Taught for 8 years, with the last 6 years being at Adams. I have seventeen years of tutoring experience and I specialize in SAT & ACT support (all sections) through 1-on-1 sessions as well as small group classes. Please visit Zara Tutoring on Google & Facebook to see the 140+ five-star reviews from past & current clients who benefited from my personalized approach!  Call or text the phone number above or email to schedule a session!


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