“The Tutoring Center” at College Planning Our tutors are credentialed teachers and teachers in training. • • • • • These are just a few of our tutors who work with students.
Kathie Babigian, Director of SAT/ACT Preparation, has a background in Language Arts. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Education, an Administrative Credential, and was the Language Arts Coordinator and Literacy Consultation for Fresno Unified School District. Not only was she chosen to be a Teacher of the Year for English in California, she was the Fresno County Teacher of the Year as well. Kathie runs our SAT/ACT program and also tutors in Language Arts. In addition, Kathie is the Administrator for our Summer Sessions and teaches the Language Arts Classes.
Melanie Hawes holds a BS in Math and a California Teaching Credential in Math from Fresno Pacific University. Specialties: SAT/ACT (Math and Science) and Math (all levels). Currently on maternity leave.
Merry Worrel holds a BA Degree in History and a California Teaching Credential. She taught English in FUSD and at San Joaquin Memorial High School. Specialties: SAT/ACT/AP prep, English (all levels), and AP History.
Stephen Ferdinandi holds a BS in Mathematics and a California Teaching Credential. Currently teaches Statistics at a private high school. SAT/ACT AP Prep in math, all levels. Stephen is currently working on his Masters.
Barbara Blickenstaff is an experienced educator with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, AVID Certification, and an ESL Credential. She has taught both elementary and middle school throughout her career. Barbara was also a Student Teacher Advisor at Fresno State. Specialties: Elementary tutoring (all subjects) and Middle School tutoring (English).
Haley Yasui is currently pursuing a BA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in STEM Education at Fresno State. Tutors APES, APUSH, World History, Government, Astronomy, Anatomy, Biology, Psychology, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, all levels of English.
Evan Varela currently attends UC Davis. Tutors Philosophy and all levels of math.
Kyle Sugimoto recently graduated from Fresno Pacific with a degree in Mathematics. He will be pursuing his Masters in Mathematics at Fresno State starting this fall. Tutors AP Euro, AP World History, AP Psychology, all levels of English, and all levels of Math.
Kyle Cardoza is a recent graduate of UCLA, currently working in our local area. Tutors History, World and European History, English and Journalism. Lindsie Hiatt is currently a Mass Communication and Journalism major at Fresno State. Specialties: Math (all levels except Calculus), Elementary tutoring (Science and History), English (all levels), and AP Macroeconomics.
Helen Scheidt has twenty-one years of classroom experience and twelve years of experience training and mentoring teachers. She has a BA in Education Administration and a Masters of Arts Degree in Social Science. Specialties: Elementary tutoring (all subjects), Math (K-8th), US History, and Biology.
Freddy Alvarez is working on a BS degree in Kinesiology at Fresno State. Tutors math, all junior high subjects, and all levels of Spanish.
Gabriela Pacheco attends Fresno State. Tutors all levels of Spanish.
John Grima is currently working on his masters in Kinesiology. Tutors Junior High in all subjects and High School Algebra 1, 2, and Science.
Shane Sauby holds a BS in Biology, a Juris Doctorate, and a Masters of Science in Criminology. He has twelve years of experience teaching high school math and has coached various Academic Decathlon teams throughout his career. Specialties: Math (all levels), Economics, US History (AP and regular), Biology (AP and regular), and Chemistry (AP and regular).
John Jaksich holds a BS in Chemistry and Computational Chemistry. He tutors Algebra 1, 2, Geometry, Trig-Pre Calc, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics A and C:Mechanics.
Mia Gliatta is currently attending William Jessup University on a Basketball Scholarship. She is working on a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Bible and Theology. Mia works at the front desk and helps run some of our summer programs in math and writing. Tutors all elementary subjects, all levels of English, and K-8 math.
Karrie Stemler holds a BA in Psychology from Fresno State and is the Director of the Strong Interest Inventory Assessment. Office Manager
Patti Gutilla holds a K-8th Teaching Credential. Office Manager Assistant