Madeline B. Schussel
A graduate of Tufts, a “Top Thirty” University, Madeline is a standardized test instructor and tutor who has been sharing her skills in academia for almost a decade. Having overcome significant learning struggles as a child, she went on to “ace” the SAT and excel in her schooling, and now specializes in building the confidence of students [of all ages] with their own perceived focus challenges. While in college, she developed and defended an interdisciplinary major in liberal arts and sciences, and she is especially in tune with kids and teens who need help balancing diverse interests and strengths. Also an editor, she is exceptionally capable at advancing students’ writing abilities, as well as at sharpening their math skills up to the Calculus level.
PK has been teaching students one-on-one and in large groups since 2006 when, as a college sophomore at a premiere Engineering school, he began tutoring students in and doing pre-test reviews for Calculus and Physics. Being a book reviewer for the university newspaper, he also supported Graduate and Doctoral students by proofreading and editing their theses and dissertations.
After graduating college, PK continued tutoring students in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Physics, Statistics, and writing. He has also worked for well-known test prep companies as an instructor for the SAT and other standardized tests.
PK’s philosophy is learning by doing; he empowers students by nudging them in the correct direction so the focus is on understanding the solution rather than simply arriving at the answer. His firm mathematical base and linguistic skills coupled with his friendly, easygoing demeanor help students relax and be at ease as they tackle the stress of school subjects and standardized tests.
Jesus grew up tutoring his peers in various subjects, but he is most passionate about teaching mathematics. After high school, he attended UC San Diego where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Spanish Literature. He earned his teaching credentials in math and have been teaching various levels of math to middle and high school students. Jesus has always been passionate about helping others in academics. He joined the Unlocking Potential team in 2013 and has been a great asset to the company and families he has serviced.