Christine believes that it is possible to provide good learning experiences for all students, even if that requires a little more time and effort.Tutoring happens to be her favorite form of teaching, so she’s happy helping with SAT/ACT test prep or any type of math and science. When she’s not teaching, you’re likely to find Christine baking, listening to folk music that’s older than she is, taking her Schnoodle, Moose, to the dog park, crafting, reading, rooting for her beloved Red Sox, or spoiling her new niece, Madeleine.
Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Uri graduated with a degree in Philosophy, focusing on formal logic and moral philosophy. Though he initially planned to study at Duke Law, Uri has decided to focus on tutoring for the time being – leaving the possibility of graduate school open for the future. By working with a broad range of learning styles in both 1-on-1 and group settings over the last 6 years, Uri has become proficient in deconstructing complex ideas and communicating them effectively. When not he’s not working, Uri likes to read, weight train, play chess, and volunteer at the Durham Animal Protection Society.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Kerry made a five-year pit stop in the Washington D.C. area before taking up residence in Charlotte, NC, where he lives with his wife, daughter and two corgis. When not writing or tutoring, he is most likely either watching the Washington Nationals, playing disc golf, setting a record time in an escape room, or fruitlessly trying to hang on to his youth by playing a video game.
Brian grew up in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. His performance on standardized tests in high school earned him a position as a National Merit Finalist. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 2004 with a degree in Accountancy. He followed his then-fiancée, now-wife to Charlotte and, during this time, he and his brother founded a software company. In 2015, he completed his MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management at UNC-Charlotte. In 2017, he sold the company to an international social media firm. Brian has tutored classmates at many education levels, most recently graduate level accounting and finance. With a family of three kids, he uses what little free time that he possesses to build custom furniture, to maintain a greenhouse of tropical plants, and to coach youth soccer at the YMCA.
Sadie earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Northeastern University, where she was a National Merit scholar and an active member of the Honors Program. After graduation, she worked in environmental education for years, including jobs designing field trip programs in Oahu, running educational activities in a museum butterfly garden, and guiding hiking trips for students in multiple national parks. She enjoyed teaching so much that she returned for her Master’s of Arts in Teaching at Meredith College. Sadie is now a middle school science and social studies teacher as well as a coach for her school’s MathCounts and Science Olympiad teams. In her free time, she can be found improving her kayak rescue skills, advocating for better bike lanes in Raleigh, and hammocking in her favorite downtown parks.
Katy discovered her passions for writing, art, and teaching as a high school student in NYC, and went on to study Art History, Comparative Literature, and Creative Writing at UNC Chapel Hill. After earning her B.A., Katy had the opportunity to design and teach writing workshops at schools and non-profit organizations throughout the Triangle. Inspired and energized by her students, Katy continued her studies by earning an M.F.A. in Writing at UNC Greensboro. While at Greensboro, Katy taught literature and worked as a tutor at the university’s Writing Center. Following graduate school, Katy worked with an elite private tutoring company in Palo Alto, CA, helping high school students throughout Silicon Valley reach and exceed their test-prep, academic, and college-process goals. Katy loves seeing her students light up as they gain confidence in themselves. Her academic and professional background enables her to give each student the time and attention they deserve and to keep learning fun and collaborative – as it should be! When Katy isn’t tutoring, she enjoys writing poems and essays, practicing yoga, and hiking with her two dogs.
Nate Diehl is a Clemson University and Calhoun Honors College alumnus with a BS in Biochemistry and Genetics (summa cum laude). Nate discovered his passion for research and medicine early in his undergraduate career, which led him to join the MD/PhD program at the University of North Carolina in 2015. He started tutoring early in college, working with students in biology, organic chemistry and physics. After completing his first two years of medical school and USMLE Step 1, he has continued tutoring 1st and 2nd year medical students as they prepare for their coursework and licensing exams. In addition to working on his PhD and tutoring medical students, Nate spends his time training for triathlons, renovating his home, and exploring the mountains and beaches of North Carolina with his wife.
Molly grew up on a small farm in Alaska, where she received her B.S. in Mathematics at University of Alaska Anchorage. She then moved down to North Carolina and completed her Master’s degree in Math Education at NC State. Molly has been a math tutor for the past 8 years, and started working for Mindspire in 2017 as a SAT and ACT tutor. Molly believes that every student can be successful in their education. She is especially passionate about helping students with math and test anxiety become confident in their abilities to succeed.
Growing up in Cary, North Carolina, Ryan has tutored students in the Triangle area for nearly 10 years. He graduated summa cum laude from NC State University with a degree in biomedical engineering, where he honed his teaching skills by leading study groups and sometimes even stepping in for a professor. After working in R&D for several medical device companies, Ryan decided to further his design skills and pursue a masters degree in industrial design from NC State University. As a Cary Christian School alumnus, chances are he played your school in basketball or soccer! When not in the shop or lab, Ryan can be found with his wife, Brinnae, doing things that makes his muscles tired like obstacle course racing, ninja competitions, trail running, and rock climbing.