Hollie Brucks

I have over 15 years combined teaching experience as a college professor, assistant dean, education coach, Washington State substitute teacher, as well as private individual and group tutoring.  As a college professor, I taught a myriad of Business Classes including: Motivational Psychology, Student Life Skills, Business, English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Honor’s, and Dual Enrollment. I currently teach and tutor students in grades k-PhD in diverse Washington State’s school districts. In addition, I am an academic coach/tutor to college students attending both online and traditional universities. 

My vast teaching experience gives me the knowledge to assess a student’s capabilities, link the educational tools that best suit their skills, and identify their strengths and areas of opportunity.  These tools go beyond the average tutoring experience by establishing goals that strive to improve the individual’s academic knowledge, learning skills and developing a confidence that transcends beyond the academic arena. 

I believe I can offer your students a unique and beneficial learning experience. I look forward to discussing with you the opportunity to work with students in your life!


Heather Rose

My name is HeatheRose and I am the Administrative Coordinator for PERC.  I live in Fernandina Beach, FL with my husband, Justin and our dogs, Sebastian & Rutabaga.  We have been foster parents for several years and are currently licensed for medical and therapeutic children.  Although it can be difficult we find it very rewarding.

I have completed 3 years of college and am currently taking classes online including Child Psychology to help me understand the children in my care.

In my free time I enjoy ocean kayaking, riding my scooter, and going to the zoo.


Christina Roy

I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound where I majored in Religion and minored in Math. This gave me a well-rounded education with experience in mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, writing, research, and ethics. I also have a professional background in human resources and bookkeeping. 

I have been tutoring for nearly 10 years, as a private contractor, with tutoring companies, and through schools. While I have tutored in math, physics, writing, and reading, from kindergarten through college, the majority of my experience has been in tutoring middle and high-school math. My tutoring philosophy is that all students can learn if given the right tools and motivations, so I strive to provide such tools. I am patient but firm, and I prefer to assist students in coming up with the answers themselves, rather than providing answers upfront. I place more emphasis on understanding concepts than on getting the right answer.


Lindsey McKee

I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University, and I am currently obtaining my Masters in Social Work with a K-12 certification at the University of Washington, Tacoma (Go Huskies!). I love traveling, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with Special Olympics.  

School and learning have always been a passion of mine, and I enjoy helping others to reach their maximum potential inside and outside of the classroom. Some of my favorite subjects include: English, Math, and Science, but I am well rounded in all subjects and capable of helping your child grow academically. 

I look forward to mentoring your children!

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Ashley Wright

I have had the privilege of teaching students of all ages for over ten years. I have of Bachelor’s of Education with a concentration in Community Education and a Bachelor’s of Hispanic Studies with a concentration in Language Acquisition. I have taught Spanish in all grade levels as well as English Language Learners to some awesome middle schoolers. When I work with a student my goals are to help the student reach their potential through a fun and engaging environment. My teaching style is based on play and real life experiences. I have a passion for art and believe that art makes your soul come alive. I often incorporate art into my lessons. In my spare time I love to garden, roller skate with my son, and hike with my fiancée. I truly enjoy being a teacher and love to share my zest for learning with my students.



Besides being a math tutor, I am an avid reader and music fan. I spend a lot of my free time composing music on the guitar and piano. My other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, and computer programming. Currently, my favorite authors to read are Chuck Palahniuk and Kurt Vonnegut. In addition to tutoring math, I research mathematics independently. My current fields of interest are braid theory and partial differential equations.



Hi I'm Keyon. I'm a science and math tutor as well as a fencing coach. I believe teaching is the most radical method by which the world can be changed for the better. I certainly remember the teachers and coaches I had when I was younger and the effect they had on me. My goal with P.E.R.C. is to inspire future generations to explore science and math to better themselves and the world. Each student learns in a different way and complementing the different styles of learning an individual student has teaches me as much as I could hope to teach them. I'm a teacher, a fencer, a tropical horticulturalist, an electrician, and a hobby mechanic. I like to fix things, build things, grow things, understand things.


Jaime Conner

Jaime Conner is a mom of two daughters and a son (ages 16, 15, and 5) and lives in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Jaime has a BS in Early Childhood Education and an MS in Reading and Literacy, and is a 5th grade Social Studies teacher for the Georgia Cyber Academy. Her interests include attending her children's sporting and marching band events, playing with her three guinea pigs, and watching Netflix. 


Haley Riker

Hi, my name is Haley Riker. I am a recent graduate from Western Washington University with a BS in geophysics. I love teaching kids and believe that you can learn just about anything if you find the right way to look at it! Math and science are what I enjoy teaching the most, and if I can find a fun way to do it you'd better believe I will! I am a fun, driven, high energy tutor - and I genuinely love what I do.



I graduated from The Evergreen State College with a B.A. in Communications. I
really enjoy helping others expand their knowledge and create an environment
that encourages the love of learning. I enjoy critical thinking, thinking out of the
box, and expanding one’s mind. I am currently back in college working towards a business degree. I enjoy helping my classmates with the tougher problems in math and taking time to truly understand the concepts and not just the rules. I believe if you understand why you’re doing something vs rote memorization you will retain the knowledge and be able to utilize the lesson in the real world. I want to understand where my student is coming from and guide them with patience through difficult problems. We can do it together to achieve the goal at hand.

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Nick Cruz

After graduating from Arizona State University in 2014, I worked in a behavioral health agency in their school-based programs where I learned how to help students achieve their academic goals. What was most helpful was working with a multi-disciplinary team of teachers, psychologists, and behavioral specialists, which gave me multiple perspectives about what learning is and how to determine what a student needs. 

In the end, what it comes down to for me is that all students have the ability to succeed, and with hard work and the right support team, there are no bounds to what they can accomplish. 



I grew up right here in the Tacoma area, and I had one of my first experiences with teaching when I worked at the Grand Cinema leading youth programs on making short films. I attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an interdisciplinary focus. During that time, I had the opportunity to work in some of the largest museums in the country, working to educate everyone on our shared pasts and future.

I believe every person has the potential to be academically successful, they just have to be interested enough to care. By making teaching engaging you are able to ignite a curiosity or passion that will ultimately lead to higher achievement later in life.



I received my bachelors from the University of Washington Tacoma in Ethnic, Gender and Labor studies. My experience in education came about from my previous work as an RBT with children who have ASD, prior employment as a student support counselor and my current role as a Kindergarten teacher. 

I strongly believe that every scholar learns differently and those differences should be accommodated to help every student succeed. The best part of working with students is finding creative learning strategies and being able to see their progress over time. I am passionate about about working with students with special needs and students with other educational plans including I.E.P's and 504 plans. Outside of work, I am a mother to a bright, energetic and imaginative 7 year old. I love to travel, go running and going on walks with my dog.



Hello there! My name is Josalyn and my journey through education has led me to obtain my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Central Washington University...Go Wildcats!

Working with kids has always been a passion of mine. I have taught preschool for two years, been a tutor at multiple elementary schools, worked with students that have learning differences and enjoy volunteering for multiple camps that grow bonding with kids and provide some education through being outdoors.

My belief is that every student has the ability to thrive when they are provided with the correct materials and resources that interest them and help learning become an inquiry-based enjoyment. Learning should be fun and engaging, leaving the student with comprehension of the topic but also asking more in-depth questions, becoming eager to learn more!  

My goal for the students I tutor is for them to enjoy learning and either embrace or find their strengths and/or weaknesses to help contribute to their passion within education, leading to a brighter future.



Originally from the Texas Hill Country, I have experience helping students of all ages to understand the sciences in an engaging and fun manner.  I have utilized the same style when mentoring employees during my professional career as a Microbiologist, Environmental Scientist, and Manager for a national social justice non-profit.  Here in Washington, I’ve worked for the state’s Ecology Youth Corps Program, supervising teens in litter clean-up and environmental education throughout south King County. I am currently a student enrolled in the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program at The Evergreen State College, focusing my studies in Ornithology and Ecology.



My name is Josh, I graduated from Stetson University with a BA in Philosophy. My area of studies are: Philosophy of Language (JL Austin and Wittgenstein), Philosophy of Religion, Kierkegaard, and Existentialism.  I strongly believe everyone deserves the right to a good educational and to not be left behind. I have been working with youth since 2013 to help achieve their GED or HSD. My hobbies are: computers, video games, outdoors, and long-range competitions. 



Hi there! My name is Krithika, and I am currently a Biomedical Sciences senior at the University of Washington. I possess a genuine passion for science and technology, and I love educating others about it. My desire to tutor comes from my successful ability to help others achieve their goals. I strongly believe that any student can succeed and obtain the results they want through hard work, resilience, and proper mentoring. Having a mentor who is able to assess the student's capabilities and help the student cultivate unique study habits is crucial for the student's success. I truly believe I can lead my students to success and help them achieve their goals! Apart from being a student and a tutor, I am someone that loves to get involved in science projects around my community. I am currently working with RAIN Incubator, a biotechnology company in Tacoma, on developing an isothermal DNA amplification technique that detects equine pathogens on a microfluidic chip.

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Lauren Persky

Teaching is my passion and my calling.  I have over 20 years of teaching experience, ranging from middle school to university Masters Degree students.  I taught high school math for 12 years, including all subjects from basic math to calculus.  I have also taught university level math students and students preparing to become math teachers at the University of Washington.

I teach students to understand concepts rather than memorize facts.  My goal is to promote independent thinking and learning in students.  I encourage students to think of ways to understand math, building on what they already know.  I approach teaching as a conversation among people, myself included.  I focus on building relationships with students.  I am transparent in my teaching movements: what I say and do, why I say and do it.   I do everything intending to improve my students’ learning.  I encourage students to be comfortable making mistakes and learning from their mistakes.   I make plenty of mistakes, not just in math but all the time.  I believe we can learn some of our best lessons from our mistakes.

Outside of teaching, I have a dog who loves to play, run, and go for walks.  I also enjoy crafting and just recently learned how to make candles.


Sara Perdue

I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in both Anthropology and Primate Behavior and Ecology from Central Washington University. My education was interdisciplinary, with coursework focused in anthropology, biology, and psychology. I am now an aspiring secondary math and history teacher and passionate educator.

In addition to tutoring, I work as a paraprofessional at Harrison Preparatory School in Clover Park School District, Lakewood, WA. I provide academic and behavioral support for students in special education and/or the learning assistance program who are integrated into general education classrooms. The subjects in which I have experience include middle and high school math, social studies, and science. I am a strong advocate for differentiated instruction and adjusting learning strategies for students who are in special education or struggle to learn by traditional means.

Through my experience teaching, I have learned the power of building relationships with students and cultivating a love of learning. I believe in the impact of advocating for the student’s perseverance tasks they find difficult, as well as building pride and confidence in their academics. I am exceptionally patient, hard-working, and motivated to help my students achieve success in their education and beyond.

In my free time, I love listening to and creating music. I play guitar and piano, sing, write songs and produce. I also enjoy drawing and creating digital art.  

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Lee Ann Grummels

The task of education is a challenge for everyone, even the most talented of teachers. I understand this both as a teacher and a parent. The task we face can be daunting, especially when a child is struggling.

My name is Lee Ann, and I bring over 27 years of combined teaching experience. With a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education and an emphasis in music, I can help your student discover their maximum potential and increase their self confidence.

I have taught a variety of subjects, but I really love music, art, reading, writing, and math. I have home schooled two of my three children all the way through high school. The last one has just finished, woohoo! That experience has taught me more than any other. My several years of teaching in public and private schools in California, Oregon, and Washington, and at a tutoring center, have given me many tools to help your student overcome their learning challenges. I also have experience working with special needs children in the public schools, as well as on a personal level.

I hope to be able to share in the growth of your amazing student into someone who owns their education and discovers a joy of learning for a lifetime!


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