Sticky Header

Landing Nav


Find a great tutor that will fit your needs!


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 2020 - August 2021

VOLUNTEER TUTOR LIST (do not charge for services):

Isaac Sheppard, Jr.     Grade: 2 - 4      Subject: Reading/Mathematics    Availability: All Year
248-459-1890 / 248-651-9123
Ph.D. in Engineering, interested in tutoring Reading, especially to 2nd and 3rd graders to help them
pass the 3rd grade reading test. I am concerned that only about 80% of current 3rd graders
statewide can pass the test. My understanding is that a 3 or 4 year old state law will require 3rd
graders to pass the 3rd grade reading test or be held back. Therefore, I want to tutor reading, to
help the 3rd grader prepare for, and pass, this test. Available to tutor in person, over phone, or
*Google Michigan 3rd grade reading test.
*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
I’m native born Italian and I’m a U.S. Citizen. I have been teaching Italian (beginner & advanced) for over 25 years. I did all my Education in Michigan. Worked at MCC Center Campus for over 20 years. Also, I’ve been a tutor and instructor for ESL (English as a Second Language) for 20
years and worked at several automotive companies here in Michigan working with engineers and their family who travel. References are available upon request. REMOTE Tutoring during the pandemic concern.

Azizian, Carol   248-892-2219

Grade: 6 – 12
Subjects: English, History, Reading
Availability: All Year
Master’s degree in Education, Bachelor’s in History/Humanities from University of Michigan. Teach 7th and 8th grade English and Literature at St. Joseph School in since 2013. Taught British Literature and writing courses at Southfield Christian School.

Bodiya, Carol   586-243-8235

Grade: K – 12
Subject: Reading, Writing All Year
BA in English with additional Graduate level classes in Reading and Language Arts. Individualized learning activities for struggling readers. Writing support for reports, essays, research papers, applications, and resumes. Guidance during any part of the writing process: organizing ideas,
sentence & paragraph structure, word choices, transitions, editing & rewriting. Flexible hours and online assistance possible after the initial tutoring session/s.

Brown, Amy   586-596-2081
Zara Tutoring

Grade: 6 - 12
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Phys. Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Grades 6-10 Math
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 Bloomfield Hills School District. She would love to provide any Science and/or Math support as needed. 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, Writing, Math, 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; Science, and Social Studies.

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.

Del Rose, Joelle   248-462-5065

Grade: 6 - 12
Subject: AP in: U.S.Hist, Govt, Euro and World Hist; English Lit, Reading Comp, Essay Writing, SAT, ACT, ESL
Availability: All Year
I have a Ph.D. in History and have taught history at the college level for 15 years and have been tutoring high school students for six years. I have helped many high school seniors improve their reading comprehension and analytical skills in preparation for the rigors of college, and have helped them create unique strategies for standardized tests including the ACT and SAT. I am dedicated to helping students turn struggles into successes. I also help juniors narrow their college search and assist with college application essays and scholarship essays. References are available.

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

Grade: 6 – 12
Subject: Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry
Availability: All Year
Certified math teacher. Bachelors of Science in Secondary Math Education from University of Michigan. 16 years’ experience tutoring Rochester Community School students. Available afternoons, evenings and weekends. Can come to your location/home.

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.

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: Math – all levels of Algebra & 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 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.

Humphreys, Tara   248-459-3261

Grade: Pre K-5
Subject: Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics
Availability: All Year
Elementary teacher for 9 years with 9 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.

Kallie, Marisa  248-506-6090

Grade: K-5
Subject: Math, Science, Reading, Language Arts
Availability: School Year
Masters in Reading & Language Arts, grades K-12 and a Bachelors in Elementary Education with an endorsement in General Science, grades 6-8. Worked as a permanent substitute teacher and as a private tutor with children of various abilities in the Bloomfield Hills School District. Extensive experience working with Every Day Math curriculum (Chicago Math), K-5 and Big Ideas Math, 6-8. Currently tutoring in the Rochester Community School District. Tutoring sessions tailored to the learning style of the student. Willing to make contact with your classroom teacher to keep pace with current instruction and to determine areas that need strengthening. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, only online tutoring will be offered for the 2020-2021 academic school year.

Kharod, Preeti   248-656-3137

Grade: 7-12, some college
Subject: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Geometry, ACT & SAT Prep
Availability: All Year
I have received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Master of Science in Statistics Concentration, and a Diploma in Higher Education. As a retired high school teacher, I have 40 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I offer flexible hours. Tutoring and instructions are individualized to support each student’s needs and learning styles. I am available 7 days a week all year round.

Meadowbrook Center for Learning   248-656-3806
(Gonzalez-Udell, Yolanda)

Grade: 6 – 12
Subject: All Subjects
We have sixteen tutors that have anywhere from 7-40 years’ experience. All tutors are either current or former teachers with teachers with appropriate degrees and credentials. Our tutors can help with students that need remediation as well as those taking AP classes. Some are special education teachers and all have experience with students that have learning challenges. We also have an occupational therapist. All sessions are 1:1 for an hour.

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 and 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.

O’Brien, Sandy   248-245-6271

Grade: 6 – 8
Subject: Language Arts & Social Studies
Availability: All Year
Teacher with 31 years’ experience. Taught in RCS schools for 6 years as a 5th grade teacher & 16 years at the middle school level (prior to that was in Avondale Community Schools. I have 10 years’ experience tutoring and summer school, as well. I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching from WSU.

Panton, Ashley   586-596-2081
Zara Tutoring

Grade: 2 – 12
Subject: Math (through Pre-Calc), SAT/ACT, 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. Call or text the phone number above or email to schedule an appointment with Ashley!

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 & Safe-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.

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: 6 – 12
Subject: All math classes up to & including Pre-Calculus
Availability: School Year
Retired math teacher from Rochester High School. I have been tutoring pretty much my entire career.

Spencer, Hanan   248-860-1038

Grade: 3 - 9
Subject: Math
Availability: All Year
Local RCS teacher with over 30 years of experience teaching mathematics (Math Major). Whether your student needs virtual or in person support, I can help alleviate some of the stress your student may be experiencing during these challenging times. I am also available to support learning pods. Although my area of expertise is algebra (teaching all advanced level classes at West Middle School), I am confident I can help your student with any elementary or middle school math course. So whether it’s remediation, recovery or acceleration, I have the passion to help your student experience success.

Taylor, Jane   248-330-9261

Grade: 3 – 6
Subject: Math, Reading/Writing, Homework Support
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.

Wentzloff, Vanessa 586-596-2081
Zara Tutoring

Grade: 6 – 12
Subject: Physics (General & AP), grades 6-11 Math
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 tutors middle school Math & Science, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Physics, and AP Physics 1. 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 Mich. Univ. 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.

Zale, Carol   248-766-8627

Grade: 6 – 12
Subject: Math
Availability: All Year
My name is Carol and I am a math tutor. I have a BA in math education, and received my masters from Central Michigan University. I have taught math, grades 6-12, at Lake Orion Schools for 32 years. Classes included elementary mathematics through Honors Pre-Calculus. I was the head of the Lake Orion math department for over 20 years. I have been tutoring with the Rochester Schools for the last several years because I love kids and I love teaching math.

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 Mathematics and Spanish. Taught for 8 years, with the last 6 years being at Adams. I have sixteen years of tutoring experience. I specialize in SAT & ACT support (all sections) – through 1-on-1 sessions as well as small group classes. Please visit my Facebook page (Zara Tutoring) to see the 80+ 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!

First page of the PDF file: 2020-2021TutorList-Final11
First page of the PDF file: 2020-2021TutorList-Final12