“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 Class
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).
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.
Nate Wathen graduated from UCSC with a BA in Anthropology with emphasis in science. Specialties: Math (through Trigonometry), Science (all levels), English (all levels), and SAT/ACT/AP test prep.
Jordan Abbott is currently a Computer Science major at Fresno City College. Specialties: Math (through Calculus AB), Physics, Chemistry, and General Science.
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).
Emily Chavez is currently a Psychology major at Fresno State. Specialties: Math (through Pre-Calculus), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Economics, and Psychology.
Mia Gliatta is currently a Liberal Studies major at William Jessup University. She is in the process of receiving her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Specialties: Elementary tutoring (all subjects) and Middle School tutoring (all subjects).
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.
Porshia Baker holds a BA and Masters of Arts in Spanish from Fresno State. Specialties: Spanish (all levels).
Katalin Berlow is currently a Physics major at Carnegie Mellon University. Specialties: Physics.
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).
Lorena Ramos holds a BA in Social Work, a Master of Public Heath, and a Certificate in Cross-Cultural Competence. Specialties: Spanish, Math (through Geometry), Writing, Botany, Zoology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science (AP and regular), and US History (AP and regular).
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