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Sumin Choi

Tharindi Jayatilake

Anushka Poddar

¡Hola! Me llamo Sumin y soy la presidenta de Stepping Stone Tutoring y una tutora de ESOL. Soy en el undécimo grado y un parte del programa de Magnet STEM en Montgomery Blair High School y asistí a la STEM Magnet Program en Takoma Park Middle School. Mis temas favoritas incluyen las matemáticas, la ciencia informática, and biología. A mí me gusta ayudar a otras personas a aprender cosas nuevas y mis experiencias como una tutora me han mejorado como una tutora y una estudiante. Hace siete años que hago gimnasia rítmica y actualmente enseño los jovenes para compartir mi pasión para este deporte. Consiguí el quinto lugar en el Grupo Avanzado de las Olimpiadas Juveniles de Gimnasia Rítmica 2019 y consiguí el duodécimo lugar en el Campeonato Nacional Clásico Nivel 9 2019. En mi tiempo libre, a mí me gusta hacer la artesanía, tocar la viola, y sacar las fotos. ¡Me da muchísimo gusto conocerlos y tutorarlos a ustedes!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles, Español

¡Hola! Me llamo Tharindi Jayatilake y soy la vicepresidenta de Stepping Stone, una estudiante en el undécimo grado en el programa de Magnet STEM en Montgomery Blair High School, y una tutora de ESOL. Mis materias favoritas incluyen la biología, el periodismo y las matemáticas. Me ofrecí como voluntario y les enseñé a las estudiantes en el programa de verano de noveno grado de MCPS. Estoy emocionado de usar esa experiencia para ayudarles a más estudiantes. Disfruto bailar y hace 5 años bailo. Actualmente, estoy entrenando en danza clásica india. ¡He ganado varios premios y me encantaría utilizar mis conocimientos para ayudarte! También soy redactora del periódico en línea de nuestra escuela. Durante el año pasado, tomé una clase de periodismo y también escribí artículos para el boletín de nuestro programa. ¡Espero conocerte y enseñarte!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles, Español

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Anushka Poddar y soy estudiante de segundo año en el programa magnet STEM en Montgomery Blair High School. Mis materias favoritas son matemáticas y ciencias, específicamente biología y psicología. Planeo seguir una carrera en medicina en el futuro porque me dará la oportunidad de seguir mi pasión mientras ayudo a los demás. También hace 4 años que tomo español en la escuela, lo cual disfruto mucho. Me encanta enseñar a los niños y serví como tutora en mi biblioteca local el año pasado. Estoy muy emocionado de poder usar esta experiencia para ayudarlos a todos a aprender y amar estos temas como yo. En mi tiempo libre, disfruto bailar, tocar el piano y jugar al tenis. También debaten competitivamente en el equipo de debate del circuito de Blair y llegué a rondas eliminatorias en algunos torneos este año. ¡Estoy muy emocionado de conocerlos y trabajar con todos ustedes!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles y Español

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Samantha Rodriguez

Joey Lien

Albert Ho

¡Hola! Me llamo Samantha, la Directora de Alcance, una estudiante del undécimo grado en el programa de Magnet STEM en Montgomery Blair High School, y una tutora de ESOL. Disfruto pasar mi tiempo libre practicando deportes como voleibol, fútbol, ​​atletismo y andar en bicicleta. Hace muchos años que voy a las competiciones nacionales de voleibolñ he participado en un paseo en bicicleta de una semana por Iowa y he ganado numerosos campeonatos de división de fútbol. En términos de calificaciones de tutoría, soy redactora en Silverchips, el periódico escolar; SilverQuest, el boletín magnet; e InnovateX, una organización económica. Además, hace cinco años que tomo clases de español y he visitado España, donde me enamoré del país, la cultura y el idioma. A través de la tutoría, espero poder enseñarle mucho sobre estos temas y estoy emocionado de trabajar con usted.

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles, Español

Hola, mi nombre es Joey Lien. Soy el Director de Membresía en Stepping Stone y un estudiante de tercer año en Richard Montgomery High School. A lo largo de los años, he entrenado clínicas de voleibol y he asesorado una variedad de campamentos de verano, todos dedicados a enseñar a estudiantes jóvenes. Gracias a mi participación en estas clínicas y campamentos, tengo experiencia enseñando matemáticas básicas, inglés e interactuando con estudiantes de todas las edades. A lo largo de mi carrera en la escuela intermedia y secundaria, también he estado estudiando francés y los fundamentos del hermoso idioma. Soy un ávido lector y mis materias favoritas incluyen inglés y escritura creativa. En mi tiempo libre, me encanta escuchar todo tipo de música, tocar el piano y escribir. En el futuro, he decidido seguir una carrera en los negocios debido a lo mucho que disfruto trabajando y colaborando con otros. ¡Me muero de ganas de verlos!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles

Hola, me llamo Albert y soy un estudiante del undécimo grado en Montgomery Blair High School, estudiando en el programa magnet STEM, y un tutor de ESOL. Anteriormente, participé en los programas STEM de Takoma Park Middle School y GT de Cold Spring Elementary. Este año, mi equipo de History Bowl y yo ganamos todas las regionales de History Bowl del área de DC, y gané todos los concursos regionales y individuales de la historia de DC. También soy un miembro del equipo de Quizbowl de Montgomery Blair este año, convirtiéndome en uno de los tres que representaron a Blair en el programa de televisión It’s Academic, donde logramos estar en semifinalistas. Me enorgullezco de mi conocimiento de la historia europea y china y edito regularmente páginas para Wikipedia. A través de la tutoría, espero obtener la mayor experiencia posible en la enseñanza de la historia y llenar los vacíos de mi conocimiento y familiarizarme más con las técnicas de enseñanza histórica y los planes de estudio estándar.

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles, Español

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Anika Darbari

Hannah Choi

Kiera Lamb

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Anika Darbari y soy estudiante de tercer año en Montgomery Blair High School en el programa magnet STEM. Disfruto mucho aprender sobre ciencia, específicamente biología, porque conecta todo en el mundo. En el futuro, planeo seguir una carrera en biología y ayudar a otros. Otras materias que disfruto son matemáticas y español. Hace 5 años que estudio español en la escuela media y secundaria para el y planeo tomar el curso AP también el próximo año. Disfruto trabajar con niños y pasé los dos últimos veranos trabajando en mi escuela dominical local como consejero. En mi tiempo libre, disfruto participando en tenis, viola y debate. Espero poder ayudarlo a comprender mejor estos diversos temas. ¡Estoy emocionado de conocerlos y enseñarles!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Kiera y soy estudiante de tercer año en el programa magnet STEM en Montgomery Blair High School. Mis materias favoritas son biología y química y, en el futuro, espero seguir una carrera en medicina. También soy un apasionado de los idiomas y la lingüística. Hace 4 años que estudio francés en la escuela; esto ha cambiado mi forma de pensar sobre todos los idiomas, incluido el inglés. Estoy emocionado de compartir mi amor por los diferentes idiomas contigo como tu tutor de gramática y francés. En mi tiempo libre, disfruto leer, correr y actuar. Participo en el programa de teatro de mi escuela, que me ha brindado la oportunidad de participar en numerosas obras de teatro y musicales a lo largo de los años. ¡Espero con interes trabajar con usted!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles

Hey there! My name is Hannah Choi, and I am the Website Designer at Stepping Stone Tutoring. I am currently a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School. Through tutoring, I would like to create special relationships with my students and teach them to the best of my ability. I have a lot of experience working with kids from volunteering as a counselor in summer camps, tutoring, and working as an Apprentice at KID Museum. I enjoy reading and making music! I have played the violin for five years and participated in the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra of Strathmore, Young Musicians Inspiring Change, and Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra for many years. I am so excited to be able to work with more students and create new memories!

Languages I Speak: English, Korean

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Neha Dheen

Jiaoli Bowden

Ella Phillippy

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Jiaoli y soy estudiante de tercer año en el programa magnet de Montgomery Blair High School. Estar en el programa magnet orientado a STEM me ha dado una comprensión profunda de las matemáticas y sus aplicaciones en otras materias STEM. Mis intereses se encuentran en la intersección del lenguaje, las matemáticas y la informática porque disfruto poder expresar / explorar nuevas ideas. Hace 6 años que programo y he aprendido mucho sobre informática a través de clases en el imán, así como en Ciencia Informática AP A. Mi interés en la informática finalmente me llevó a la criptografía, donde comencé a aprender cómo se puede transferir información públicamente sin que otros lo comprendan. Actualmente estoy aprendiendo francés con la esperanza de poder conectarme con muchas personas de todo el mundo. Estoy emocionado de conocer a todos ustedes que están tan emocionados como yo de explorar conceptos divertidos en matemáticas, informática y lenguaje. ¡Te veré entonces!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Neha y soy estudiante de tercer año en Wootton High School. Soy un apasionado de las artes y me encantaría seguir una carrera en el campo, específicamente en la actuación. También disfruto cantar; hace 5 años que canto. He aprendido una variedad de canciones desde el italiano hasta el teatro musical y el pop y he actuado en Strathmore. Yo era parte del equipo de Show Choir de mi escuela y estaré en el equipo de Acappella este próximo año escolar. También he participado en muchos musicales escolares, incluidos Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin y High School Musical. Participar en estos musicales me hizo darme cuenta de lo mucho que amo actuar y estar en el escenario y estoy más que emocionado de compartir lo que he aprendido de mis experiencias con ustedes. Otras actividades que disfruto incluyen simulacro de prueba, piano, natación y yoga. ¡No puedo esperar para conocerlos!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles

Hi! My name is Ella, and I am a junior in the Ulysses program at Northwest High School. My favorite subjects include biology, english, and the arts. I enjoy learning about biological systems and hope to pursue a career in medicine or biomedical engineering. I am a pianist, equestrian, artist, and photographer. I have been playing the piano for over 8 years and have won multiple competitions in that time. For the past 3 years, I have been sharing my love of music by teaching piano to underprivileged elementary schoolers. This experience has taught me how to bring out the best in my students as a mentor. I am also a member of the United States Eventing Association and enjoy competing in horse trials. Pursuing my passions has helped me grow into the person I am today, and I hope to help you in the same way. I look forward to working with you!

Languages I Speak: English

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Aiden Kim

Djenabou Bokoum

Diya Britto

Hey! My name is Djenabou Bokoum. I am currently a sophmore at Paint Branch High School, where I am in the medical science career pathway program. My favorite subjects include science and social studies, specifically psychology, cultural studies, and anatomy. However, I really do enjoy them all and especially do well in English and math. I would like to pursue a career in medicine in the future, as helping others and giving back has always been a passion of mine. I partake in Key club a volunteering organization at my school, and several different local student advocacy groups. In my free time, I love to read, listen to music, and practice saxophone which I have been playing now for the past 5 years. I also just recently started playing piano so that's been taking up my time as well. I love children and actually volunteer at my local daycare where I assist in helping kids with their homework and etc. so I have some experience in educating and interacting with kids and have gained great patience, responsibility, and leadership skills from doing so. I'm really excited to put those to practice, and dive in and work with you all!!
Languages I speak: English

Hi! My name is Diya Britto, and I’m an IB Student at Richard Montgomery. I'm really passionate about helping kids receive the education and help they deserve and need, especially those who have trouble accessing it. My favorite subjects include English, History, and Government because I love creative writing and engaging in conversation with my peers on topics concerning political and social issues. I am also very passionate about the performing arts and am an avid participant in my school's drama club and our notorious chamber choir - the Madrigals. In my spare time, I love to both create and listen to music. I love singing, writing/recording songs, and playing my guitar. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in music or psychiatry. I'm looking forward to being a part of this wonderful team, and am excited to witness the change we can bring to young students' lives!

Hello! My name is Aiden Kim. I'm a senior at Chantilly High School. I am a nationally ranked USTA tennis player. I have been playing competitive tennis at the national level for the past four years and have traveled all over the U.S competing against other nationally ranked players. I was selected to play as a member of the Middle Atlantic regional tennis team for the Zonals 14 and 16 years old on two separate occasions. I also play varsity tennis for the Chantilly High School, a state champion team. My experience of helping beginners has motivated me to teach the fundamentals of tennis, which are essential for any beginner to enjoy the sport and reduce the chance of injuries. I enjoy my math and science classes. In previous years, I represented Virginia in the Math league national competition in Houston, Texas.

Languages I Speak: English

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Angela Tu

Alana Santos

Arnav Poddar

¡Hola! Me llamo Angela, y soy estudiante de tercer año en el programa STEM magnet en Montgomery Blair High School. Aprender en un entorno orientado a STEM me ha permitido obtener una comprensión más profunda de cómo las matemáticas y las ciencias se conectan con el resto del mundo. Pasar mis veranos en la costa atlántica me ha enseñado a amar la biología y la ecología marinas. Si bien algunas de mis materias favoritas incluyen biología y química, me apasiona el arte. He estado pintando y dibujando durante más de 10 años y anteriormente enseñé una clase de fabricación de figurillas de arcilla. También he creado arte para SilverChips, el periódico de mi escuela y SilverQuest, el boletín del programa magnet. Espero utilizar mis experiencias anteriores para compartir mis conocimientos sobre estos temas. ¡Espero conocerlos y enseñarles a todos!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles

¡Hola! Me llamo Arnav Poddar y soy un estudiante de segundo año en ascenso que asiste al programa magnet STEM en Montgomery Blair High School. Mis materias favoritas incluyen física, matemáticas e informática. Planeo ingresar a una carrera en ingeniería e informática para tener un impacto en el mundo y al mismo tiempo seguir mi pasión. A través del programa STEM, he aprendido mucho sobre la conexión entre las matemáticas y las ciencias; esto me ha entusiasmado mucho con las dos. Quiero enseñar a los niños para tener un impacto y también para aprender más sobre los temas por mí mismo. En mi tiempo libre, me gusta tocar el piano y el violín, jugar al tenis, escribir código, debatir y trabajar en proyectos STEM. ¡Espero poder ser tu tutor!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles

Hola, me llamo Alana y soy estudiante del undécimo grado en James Hubert Blake High School. En términos de experiencia, con frecuencia doy clases particulares de español e historia de Estados Unidos AP. Mi experiencia con el voluntariado en el C&O Canal es lo que me interesó tanto en el tema de la historia. En cuanto al español, este será mi sexto año de aprendizaje del idioma. Espero eventualmente especializarme en este tema en la universidad. En mi tiempo libre, disfruto de la bicicleta de montaña y de pasar el rato con mis mascotas: dos gatos, un perro y una guacamaya roja. También estoy en los equipos de campo traviesa y bochas de Blake. Toco el sousaphone en la banda de música e incluso he actuado en la banda de pep de la UMD. Estoy muy emocionado de conocerlos a todos.

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles, Español

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Yashitha Yarubandi

Kaitlyn Kim

Sophia Stein

¡Hola! Me llamo Kaitlyn Kim y soy estudiante de primer año en el Programa Magnet STEM en Montgomery Blair High School. ¡Mis materias favoritas son inglés y orquesta! Actualmente estoy tomando español y espero seguir tomar esta clase para poder comunicarme mejor con más personas. Hace ocho años que toco el violín y he actuado con la Maryland Junior All-State Orchestra. En mi tiempo libre, me gusta leer y dibujar. Espero poder compartir mis conocimientos y ser útil. ¡Me encanta hablar con los niños, así que estoy muy emocionado de poder dar clases particulares!

Idiomas que hablo: inglés

Hi! I am Yashitha and I am a senior in the APPS Program at Clarksburg High School. I enjoy traveling and spending my time outdoors hiking. After completing high school, I hope to pursue a career in the dermatology field due to my interests in biological sciences. I am a Carnatic singer, Kuchipudi Dancer, handball player, and cross country runner. I love working with children and young students and I have gained valuable experience from volunteering as a childcare worker at the Family Discovery Center in Rockville. I had a wonderful opportunity to interact with children while educating them about positive attitudes, teaching them about proper etiquette when socializing with others.I have been in a puzzling situation where I envisioned an understanding, patient tutor to explain certain concepts to me. Therefore, I am seeking to help those that have been in the same situation and l am very excited about meeting/learning more about you!

Languages I Speak: English, Spanish

Hello! My name is Sophia and I'm a junior in the Communication Arts Program at Montgomery Blair HS.  In my free time, I enjoy photography, art, and playing soccer.  I love working with my peers and younger students to help them grasp new topics and strengthen their skills.  I first experienced tutoring when I volunteered at Arcola Elementary school several summers ago.  Ever since, I've been able to use my knowledge to help others expand their own.  My goal is to create an environment for my tutees in which they feel comfortable and are able to grow and learn.  I am looking forward to working through challenges and building connections with students this year!  

Languages I speak: English

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Shruthika Suddala

Joyce Zhou

Maya Britto

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Mary y soy estudiante de segundo año en el programa magnet de Ciencias, Matemáticas y Ciencias de la Computación en Poolesville High School. Mis materias favoritas son Matemáticas y Ciencias (específicamente Fisiología y Biología). En el futuro, espero seguir una carrera en medicina, específicamente como cirujano de trauma debido a la imprevisibilidad del trabajo. Durante mi tiempo libre disfruto de la música. Toco el clarinete y estoy aprendiendo a tocar la guitarra. También disfruto cantando. También disfruto jugando voleibol y jugué en el equipo universitario de Poolesville. En cuanto a la enseñanza, disfruto estar en las clases de ingeniería de enseñanza como parte del equipo de robótica en mi escuela y dar clases particulares como parte de UNICEF. ¡Espero conocerlos a todos!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles

¡Hola! Mi nombre es Joyce y soy estudiante de segundo año en Thomas S. Wootton High School. Disfruto aprender sobre química e inglés. Aspiro a ser escritor o periodista cuando sea mayor. Me encanta ayudar a los niños y he sido tutor en mi escuela secundaria en un programa que nos empareja con un estudiante de secundaria. Espero poder ofrecer mi mejor ayuda y fomentar un entorno innovador para que aprendas. En mi tiempo libre, disfruto escribiendo poesía, jugando voleibol en mi patio trasero y saliendo con amigos y familiares. ¡Estoy muy emocionado de ser parte del equipo de Stepping Stone!

Lenguas que hablo: Ingles

Hi! My name is Shruthika Suddala and I’m a junior at Chantilly High School. I'm very passionate about STEM design, engineering drawing, and math and I hope to have a career in engineering. I'm heavily interested in STEM and that propelled me to join Chantilly Robotics where I am apart of the mechanical team. My hobbies include volunteering which is why I am apart of Key Club, drawing, painting, and building. I have previously tutored personally but also officially for other clubs in math and English. I look forward to and am excited to be your next tutor!

Languages I Speak: English

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Rosa Darko

Ruhama Demissie

Aaron Selvan

Hello! I am Ruhama and I am a senior at Montgomery Blair High School. I am very passionate about world languages. I'm originally from Ethiopia, and in my journey of learning English it sparked an interest in me to learn about other languages and cultures around the world. I enjoy the challenge that comes with learning a new language and the satisfaction of overcoming that challenge. I took Spanish courses from seventh grade up until my freshman year in high school and American Sign Language (ASL) for the last 3 years. I previously was a tutor for Spanish 1 students in my high school. Languages have helped me meet new people and interact better with my peers and I hope to help you do the same. I am very excited to meet you and work with you! 

Languages I speak: English, Amharic

Hi! My name is Rosa and I am a senior at Richard Montgomery High School. My favorite subjects include chemistry, I enjoy dancing, which I have been doing for 9 years at City Dance School & Conservatory. I love working with other people and teaching people about the things that I love. At my dance school, I have helped with the younger students as well as aided my teachers during my normal classes. I have been a part of various STEM related clubs and programs. I will be joining the team as a math and science tutor. My love for sciences and math has been consistent throughout my whole life and school career. I am beyond excited to meet you all! 

Languages I Speak: English

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Hello! My name is Aaron Selvan and I’m a junior at Oakton High School. I have played Ice Hockey for more than 12+ years and I play Varsity Ice Hockey for Oakton High School. My favorite subjects are math, science, and history. I especially enjoy learning about biology and I hope to have a career in the future related to the public health/medical field. Some of my hobbies include playing/listening to music, reading, and playing soccer. I have previous experience volunteering as a teacher assistant in Lees Corner Elementary school. Through Stepping Stone I am hoping to use previous experience and gain new ones. I look forward to forming connections and working with you all! 

Languages I Speak: English

Yasha Van Praagh

Aretha Were

Avni Gupta

Hi! My name is Yasha Van Praagh. I play Varsity and Travel Baseball at MBHS. My favorite subjects are everything and anything Social Studies. When I'm not playing baseball or studying I'm usually writing. Writing is a great way to express oneself and a blank page is full of infinite possibilities. I am a member of the Jewish Community Club at Blair, along with the Debate and Current Affairs club. 

Languages I speak: English

Hi! My name is Aretha Were and I’m a sophomore at Paint Branch High School. I enjoy learning Spanish, Medicine, and History. I hope to pursue a career in the medical field in the future. I am passionate about helping others become the best possible version of themselves. Some of my hobbies include playing the violin, piano, watching movies, and ice skating. I strongly believe in helping others, which is why I am all for this tutoring program. I’m am so excited to be apart of the Stepping Stone Tutoring Program and can’t wait to work with you!

Languages I speak: English, Spanish 

Hey! My name is Avni and I’m a senior at George C. Marshall High School. My favorite subjects are math, science, and studying humanities (specifically biology, chemistry, and anthropology) and I hope to have a career in medicine. I enjoy art, music, dance, and writing! In my art groups, we have multiple pieces in public libraries for children to have fun with and express themselves safely in this pandemic. In terms of tutoring, I have tutored for over two years at school and summer programs. I would love to be able to connect with students and provide insight into different subjects. I look forward to meeting you guys!

Languages I speak: English

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Ace Chun

Medhanit Desta

Bo Jie Li

¡¡Hola!! Mi nombre es Bo Jie Li y soy estudiante de primer año en Winston Churchill High School. Me siento honrado de ser un tutor y retribuir a la comunidad. Mis materias favoritas en la escuela son las matemáticas, las ciencias y la orquesta. Las actividades que me gustan son la natación, el voleibol, el tenis y el violín. Nado para RMSC y me clasifiqué para los Juegos Olímpicos Juveniles de PVS en 2018. También jugué en un torneo de tenis de todos los estados en 2019, donde obtuve el ranking nacional. Además, hace 5 años que toco el violín y he participado en la Maryland Classical Youth Orchestra, Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra y Maryland All-State Orchestra. Académicamente, hice el equipo de la Olimpiada de Ciencias de Varsity y obtuve el octavo lugar en general en las regionales, calificando para los estados. ¡Espero conocerlos a todos!

Idiomas que hablo: inglés, chino

Hello! My name is Ace Chun, and I go by they/them pronouns. I am currently a sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School, in the magnet STEM program. I enjoy all subjects, but my favorite areas to study are in coding, computer science, history, physics, and math. I hope to enter a career in computer science or engineering in the future. In the past, I have been a part of the Humanities and Communications program at Eastern Middle School - having been taught thoroughly in both the humanities and STEM has brought me interdependent insight in both areas, which I hope to share. Through tutoring, I want to be a beneficial part of someone's experience in learning a certain subject. I hope that I'll be able to aid in a positive change in someone's understanding of something they find challenging. I have played the violin for 7 years, and have participated in MCYO (Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras) since 2016. I look forward to working with you! 
Languages I speak: English

Hey! I'm Medhanit Desta and I am a senior in the CAP program at Montgomery Blair High School. I am a Christian which is why I have a large desire to help others. Tutoring is a way I can do that. My favorite subjects in school are english and math. I am a CAP Ambassador and a writer for Silver Chips Online. I love to write. I am an adventurous person. I like to try new things and meet new people. I play football and run track. What I hold dearest to my heart is God, my family, and my friends. My parents are from Ethiopia. A weird thing about me is that [most of the time] I can understand when my parents speak to me in Tigrinya but I can barely speak the language.

Languages I speak: English
 

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Isabel Corvington

Dami Kim

Hello! My name is Isabel Corvington, and I am a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in the Communication Arts Program (CAP). I enjoy learning about history, government and english both in and outside of school. In addition, I’m passionate about politics and activism, and I hope to pursue a career in public policy. In the past I have worked with local volunteer organizations to help those within my community, and I have worked with children through summer camps and other tutoring programs. In my free time, I enjoy film photography, listening to music, spending time with my friends and participating in Blair’s Youth and Government club. I’m looking forward to meeting and working with you all!

Languages I speak: English​

Hi! My name is Mary, and I am a junior in the Science Math and Computer Science magnet program at Poolesville High School. My favorite subjects are Math and Science (specifically Physiology and Biology). In the future I hope to pursue a career in medicine, specifically as a trauma surgeon because of the unpredictability of the job. During my free time, I enjoy music. I play the clarinet and I am learning how to play the guitar. I also enjoy singing. I also enjoy playing volleyball and played on Poolesville's varsity team. In terms of teaching, I enjoy being on the teaching engineering classes as a part of the robotics team in my school and tutoring as a part of UNICEF. I look forward to meeting you all!

Languages I Speak: English

Hi! My name is Dami and I am a sophomore in the STEM magnet program at Montgomery Blair High School. I am passionate about robotics and my favorite subjects include math, computer science, and physics. In my free time, I enjoy drawing, watching movies, listening to music, and playing the guitar. Reaching out to those in need of help is something I am enthusiastic about, which is why I am also a part of a nonprofit organization, Youth and Families United, to help families in the poverty crisis, and a volunteer at another organization to help and teach elementary and middle school students conduct science experiments. I also have experience in science olympiad and this is my first year as a science bowl member and a robotics team rookie. Though I have experience teaching siblings, I've always been wanting to tutor more students in high school to interact and share my skills. Steeping Stone is such a great opportunity for this and I am really excited to work with you all!

Languages I Speak: English, Korean

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Estefany Benitez

Cityana Menisa

Salma Chicas 

Hi! My name is Estefany, and I am a junior at Montgomery Blair High School. Given the opportunity to help through tutoring is a great honor. I am currently apart of multiple clubs such as The Crime Club, Philosophy Club, and the young democrat Club. I am passionate about activism and politics; this connects with the career I hope to pursue in corporate law/criminal justice. At the moment, I am enjoying learning about NSL Government, algebra two, and Yoga as more on the fun side. I have worked with many students here in the United States and El Salvador with mathematics and the English language. In between my free time,I develop my soccer skills; I read and meditate as I am a spiritual person. I look forward to meeting and working with you all!

The languages I speak: English and Spanish 

Hello! My name is Cityana, and I’m a Sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School. My favorite subjects are Math and Neuroscience. I've been playing the violin for six years and I'm in the STEM Academy. I’m also in the Minority Scholars Program, Du Bois Honor Society, Code Girls Club, and play volleyball! Outside of school, I host an annual art competition for students K-5 about pedestrian safety. After high school, I aspire to become a Neuroscientist. I love to tutor math because helping people is what I love doing most whether it’s by giving back to the community or helping students find their unique way of learning. Education is one of the most important things anyone can get because it gives endless opportunities and sharing that knowledge is what makes me most happy! I’m excited to be working with you all!
Languages I speak: English

Hi! My name is Salma Chicas and I am currently a senior in Montgomery Blair’s Communications and Arts program (CAP). I am a former Eastern Middle school magnet student, a program which shaped my strong interest in the humanities and arts. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, drawing, baking, listening to music, and running. Throughout my middle and high school years, I have developed a strong affinity for giving back to my community. I have served as a junior coach for Girls on the Run, tutored middle schoolers in my neighborhood, and am now in the process of creating my own program to help elementary school students with lower socioeconomic status’. I am currently the Junior Class President, a member of Blair SGA’s Student Advocacy Committee, a member of Nationals Honors society, and a player on Blair’s Varsity soccer team. I am excited to teach kids and learn how to be a better communicator, teacher, and supporter in the process. I look forward to creating new experiences and being able to teach you! 

Languages I speak: English, Spanish

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Annika Kulkarni

Linh Ngo

Clare Ahunhodjaev

Hello! My name is Linh Ngo and I’m a senior at Montgomery Blair High School. My favorite school subjects are physics, math, and art and I enjoy pursuing those fields in my free time by working on STEM and art projects through my school’s National Art Honor Society. I’ve had experience in working with students as I’ve helped teach young children about Vietnamese culture and mentored local middle schoolers on transitioning into high school as well as connecting with their heritage. Most importantly, I’m very driven and dedicated to putting my best effort into whatever I do, and I look forward to showcasing this side of me!

Languages I Speak: English

Hi! I'm Clare and I am a senior at Montgomery Blair High School. I have played soccer and basketball for over ten years, often playing for two teams at once. I am also a member of Blair's Student Government Association, serving as Speaker of the House and SGA Photographer. I love to spend my free time staying active, volunteering around my community, cooking, reading and writing. I also love to wakeboard and wakesurf, and I've been water skiing since I was five. Some of my favorite subjects are English, history and basic math. I have babysat for several families around my neighborhood and I love working and spending time with kids of all ages. I’m super excited to meet and tutor you all!

Languages I speak: English

Hi! My name is Annika Kulkarni and I am a senior at Thomas S. Wootton High School. I have a strong interest in STEM, having taken AP classes such as Chemistry, Calculus, and Computer Science. Although my favorite school subjects have always been math and science, I have discovered a new passion for coding, one which I hope to share with you! In terms of experience, I am in Science National Honors Society, and next year I will lead the Girls Who Code club as president. I also volunteer, distributing food to those in need, and I have tutored for another MCPS program. Outside of school, I enjoy reading fantasy books, listening to music, and playing with my dog. In the future, I'd like to pursue a career that combines my love of biology and chemistry with programming. I am passionate about learning and giving back to the community, and I hope to use my experience to teach you something new in any subject! I look forward to working with you all!
Languages I Speak: English

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Anannya Trehan

Sriman Sista

Myla Leung

Hello! I’m Anannya Trehan and I am a sophomore in the STEM magnet program at Montgomery
Blair High School. My favorite subjects are math and computer science. At school, I participate
in debate and Quizbowl competitions, as well as a girls’ coding club. In my free time, I enjoy
playing piano, reading, biking and listening to music. I have experience teaching young children,
as I volunteered at a Montessori day school a couple of years ago and I regularly help my little
brother with his homework. I love helping people and I enjoy teaching children, so this tutoring
club is an amazing way to do both! I’m really excited to meet you all!
Languages I Speak: English, Hindi

Hello! I’m Sriman Sista and I am a sophomore at River Hill High School.  I am honored to be a part of such a great cause. My favorite subjects in school are math, biology, and PLTW. At school, I am a part of FBLA and Angel’s Network. In my free time, I love to spend time with friends and family, listen to music, play games,  watch TV, and fence. In the future, I hope to pursue being an engineer, or something STEM-related. Currently, I am teaching python to young kids, and I have tutored close family in the past. I look forward to working with you guys!

Languages I speak: English

Hi!  My name is Myla, and I am a freshman at Winston Churchill High School.  My favorite subjects include Biology, Environmental Science, and English.  In the past, I have volunteered and taught at several summer camps, where I have gained experience in working with younger students.  I have also previously tutored elementary and middle school students.  Outside of school, I love reading, drawing, volunteering, and horseback riding.  I'm so excited to be a part of the Stepping Stone team, and I'm looking forward to getting to meet you all!
Languages I speak: English, Spanish

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Divija Katakam

Hi! My name is Divija Katakam, a junior at Urbana High School and I'm also in the International Baccalaureate program (IB). Some of my favorite interests and subjects include Math, Chemistry, and French. I've been taking French for 4 years and I'm also the current secretary for La Societe de Honoraire Francais. Outside of school, I work as a tutor at Mathnasium where I've grown fond of tutoring. I actively participate in my UNICEF club by being the treasurer for it, FBLA where I won regionals and 6th place in states, and various honor societies like math and science. I also have an interest in computer science with a focus on Java. I hope to connect with any students who have the same interests as me through this organization!
Languages I Speak: English, Telugu, and French

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Ryan Dong 

Hi! My name is Ryan and I am a rising junior in the STEM magnet program at Montgomery Blair High School. I enjoy learning about different topics in STEM, especially computer science and math. One of my favorite hobbies is swimming. I have been competitively swimming since I was eight years old and have taught other swimmers how to swim. I've learned so much through high school and I want to pass on my knowledge to you guys. What I hope to accomplish through tutoring is to develop a special connection with my students and to help them achieve academic success! I look forward to meeting and working with you all! 

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Lyndee Sklute

Hi! My name is Lyndee Sklute and I am a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School. I enjoy playing lacrosse, reading books, photography, biking, listening to music, and being with friends and family! My favorite subjects in school are everything with math, science, literature, and government! I aspire to be in a computer science or psychology field! Besides learning at school, I am the creator of the Voice for Silenced club, with a mission to advocate for victims of abuse! I really love kids, so weekly babysitting is one of my favorite activities. I also have enjoyed being a summer counselor at the Bullis Summer Camp and my local synagogue for the past 3 Summers. Being the vice president and past communications manager in my Jewish youth group taught me how to be a proper leader. So, I am super eager to use all my skills and teach kids in an educational and fun way. I will strive to create a comfortable environment where all students feel welcome and able to ask questions! Languages I speak: English

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Daniel Greynolds

Hey! My name is Daniel Greynolds, and I’m a freshman at Walter Johnson High School. I’m
currently enrolled in my school’s APEX math pathway. I’m taking Honors Precalculus right now,
and as you might have guessed, one of my passions is math. This general interest has
branched off into helping others get better at the subject. Tutoring brings me lots of fulfillment in
life, and I’ve been helping others with their math troubles for quite some time. My main
extracurricular this year has been my school’s Youth and Government club, where we are
planning a trip to Annapolis to lobby lawmakers. Outside of school, some of my interests include
programming, working out, and playing sports with my younger brother. I’m looking forward to
helping you!
Languages I speak: English

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Alvia Naqvi

Hi! My name is Alvia Naqvi and I am currently a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School. My favorite subjects are math, computer science, biology, and English. I have many years of experience tutoring high school, middle school, and elementary school students from school clubs and Learn to Be. In my free time, I participate in hackathons and build machine learning web apps. I also love to read books, which I volunteer to do at my local library to help foster kids' creativity. Through Stepping Stone I hope I can help students reach their full potential in whatever subjects they are struggling in. I can't wait to meet you! Languages I Speak: English and Hindi

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Krish Wahi

Hi, I'm Krish Wahi and I am a sophomore in the STEM Magnet program at Montgomery Blair High School. My favorite subjects are biology, math, and Spanish. I aspire to pursue a career in medicine when I am older. I enjoy giving back to the community and I am honored to be a part of Stepping Stone. I have experience tutoring younger students in the subjects of math and Spanish and hope to be a beneficial asset to students in their educational careers. I enjoy photography, traveling, making videos, biking, and following current events. I look forward to meeting you!

Languages I speak: Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, and English.

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Krish Wahi

Hi, my name is Truong Luong, I’m a senior at Northwood High School. I’m enrolled in the MC2 program at Northwood which allows me to complete college credits while still in High School. As a result, I have experience in High School as well as college environments. I can answer your questions on the differences between the two levels of education, from schedules, course structures, and workloads. During my time in the program, I have completed my gen ed credits, and now I’m focussing on the sciences with Biology and Chemistry, about to complete my General Associates Degree in Stem. Outside of science, I enjoy teaching history, with experience from Ap US History, Ap World History, and African American History.  I enjoy working with kids because I get to see their growth and development, as well as their struggles and challenges. I hope to not only be your tutor but a friend that could help motivate and guide you through school.
Languages I speak: English, Vietnamese

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Ach’sah Gubena

Hello there! My name is Ach’sah Gubena and I'm a sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School. I'm involved in a variety of extracurriculares at school, including SGA, theater, and many more. Outside of school, I collaborate with a variety of organizations to improve the lives of children from underserved communities. Science and math are two subjects that I adore and hope to tutor in! In terms of experience, I spent roughly four years working at underserved elementary schools, where I learned a variety of communication and teaching skills. I LOVE working with children and hope that my engagement with this organization will allow them to express their inner creativity in countless ways possible!

Languages I speak: English, Amharic, Afaan Oromo, and Spanish.
 

Former Tutors

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Jeanne Kim

Ryan Kim

Hello! This is Jeanne, a senior at Thomas S. Wootton HS. I’m very enthusiastic and love helping others! I was a teacher assistant at Matsunaga Elementary’s after-school Korean club, so I do have some experience with students. Tutoring is so much fun and rewarding because I want to help students who are confused or feel helpless- I was once a struggling student too! My favorite subjects at school are math and science, and I’ve also been playing violin for 8 years. I’ve been in Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras from 2013-18, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras since 2018, and MD All-State Orchestra since 2017. I was also accepted into National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute this year. I’m super excited to help others through my talents and passions!

Languages I Speak: English

Howdy! I’m Ryan and I am currently a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I went to Nysmith School for the Gifted and I enjoy learning programming, physics, and calculus. In my free time, I play a ton of tennis and work on smaller STEM projects. STEM is important as it teaches students necessary skills for the 21st century, which include: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and much more. Some of my extracurricular achievements include: winning the Junior Team Tennis regional tennis tournament, qualifying for the NSDA Public Forum National Tournament, and making it to the Math League States competition twice. While I am not sure whether I want to pursue physics or computer science, I find all the topics that come with STEM intriguing. I am exuberant to be able to teach others about various STEM subjects and debate! 

Languages I Speak: English

Hello! I'm Roshni Arun, a senior at Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland. I'm passionate about science and technology, and I hope to follow a career in medicine in the future. In middle school, I attended a STEM program at Takoma Park, where I first realized my interest in science and technology. Since then, I've been part of a local high school robotics team, where we've won first place consistently at regional and state championships.  Beginning high school, I've also invested time in volunteering at my local hospital, where I aid staff, patients, and visitors and complete other tasks. In my spare time, I enjoy painting, drawing, and especially hand-lettering and calligraphy, which is what I will be contributing to this organization. I'm excited to be your next calligraphy tutor!

Languages I Speak: English

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Carly Boots

Vince Tieu

Brenda Ngaba

Hey friends! My name is Vince and I’m a senior at Robinson Secondary School. I enjoy playing tennis and I am currently on the Varsity and USTA junior team. I also enjoy investing my time in photography, cinematography, and architectural design. In my art organization, my friends and I made artwork for local hospitals to show gratitude to our health workers and all their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic; Doing this is what inspired me to tutor others. I would love to be able to provide an opportunity for those who do not have access to tutoring services and give them the resources they need to excel and be confident. Hopefully, I can craft meaningful relationships with students along the way!

Languages I Speak: English

Hi! My name is Brenda. Im currently a junior at Eastern Tech in the ALLIED health program. My passion for helping others as well as my love for science has driven me towards a future career as a health care professional. Through the allied program, I’ve learned about the human body and skill related aspects of health care. During my down time I enjoy reading, writing and drawing. On weekends I help distribute food to those impacted by the corona virus pandemic. My favorite subjects to study are math and English. I’m excited to tutor to not only help others but to also gain a deeper understanding of the subjects myself. I look forward to meeting everyone and tutoring you!

Languages I Speak: English

Hello! My name is Carly Boots and I am a senior at Montgomery Blair High School. I love learning and exploring all subjects. My favorite subjects, though, are history, english, american sign language, and math. I love working with kids and hope to go into a career in education. I’ve been teaching and working with kids in educational and camp settings for many years and love seeing kids learn. In my free time, I enjoy doing community service projects, making jewelry, and participating in the drama department. I hope that I can be the inspiration for you to take your learning to the next level. I am so excited to help you learn and grow!
Languages I speak: English and American Sign Language (not fluently) 

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James Taur

Angel Ochoa

Hi There! My name is James and I am a senior at Richard Montgomery High School in the IB Diploma Program. Currently, my favorite subjects in school are History and Math. Outside of class, I help out at the writing center at my school, and I am also on my school’s cross country team. Through this experience my goal is to be able to help provide an opportunity to let others learn and grow, while simultaneously improving as a tutor myself. Hopefully, by the end of our time together I am able to help you all grow as learners, while at the same time forming strong connections along the way. I look forward to meeting you all!

Languages I Speak: English

Hi! My name is Angel and I'm currently a Senior at Montgomery Blair High School. School wise I enjoy studying sciences including Anatomy and Psychology but I have no shortage of interesting topics. In my free time I enjoy cleaning around, tutoring family and close friends, and even learning new languages although fluent in Spanish and English. I am very enthusiastic about tutoring as I love working with kids and helping them In their unique way. I have been a student aid in an after-school tutoring program so I'm familiar with working with kids and even changing my teaching style as needed. In the upcoming years I wish to study Psychiatry but I'm open-minded to any possible option. Although my introduction may be short and vague I can't wait to start touring you guys! I hope to make your lives a little easier through this tutoring program and again I can't wait to see and work with you. 

Languages I Speak: English, Spanish

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Lana Anderson

Hi! I'm Lana, a senior in the STEM Magnet Program at Montgomery Blair High School. My favorite subject is science, and I love biology in particular. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering and doing other community service. Along with a few friends, I run a nonprofit specializing in work with children. I really like working with kids, and especially helping those in need. In the future, I hope that I can pursue both of these interests by becoming a doctor. As a student in the STEM program, I have a lot of experience in science, computer science, and math. Outside of school, I have participated in many county science fairs, and am a programmer on Blair's robotics team. I have previously tutored several students in math and other subjects. I've also taught science and art classes. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Languages I Speak: English

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Emmanuel Fomundam

Jasmine Kwok

My name is Emmanuel Ngu Fomundam, some people call me E or Eman or Manuel or even manny. I'm a senior at Paint Branch High School that's a student-athlete playing football. I always loved football since I was about three and always seen myself with football in my life. During my free time I train for football and I'm always doing something football related if it's either training or watching the NFL or watching game film. I enjoy math such as geometry and algebra and I think I can help tutor you all. 
Languages I speak: English

Hi! I’m Jasmine, and I’m a senior at Centennial High School in Ellicott City! I am aspiring to be a potential TV/screenwriter or perhaps any profession that involves creative writing or journalism! I am involved with multiple youth led organizations that educate others on global issues through writing and art. Some examples include Kids Inspire Difference, The Asian Articles, Simply Gen Z, and ResilientHER! I write blog posts, short stories, and poetry whenever I get the chance. I also love spending time with family and eating sushi! In school, I tutor other students in English, Spanish, and history through the National English Honor Society or National History Honor Society. I love working with kids, and my experiences with tutoring have allowed me to make new connections and create new memories. I can’t wait to be a part of this team! 

Languages I speak: English, Spanish