Meet the Pack

Our team

Our “pack” consists of experienced tutors from all kinds of backgrounds – from Accounting to Zoology (get it? A to Z?)  – in order to offer a comprehensive list of services to clients.

Katie Kimberling

Alpha Dog, Life Coach, Founder and Tutor

While she has always incorporated some type of connection with teenagers and college students throughout her varied career(s), Katie Kimberling found a hidden love and natural talent for helping adolescents discover their inner potential more than twenty years ago. She has been coaching and tutoring as her full-time and only job ever since.

It was a long, hard road getting here. A native of Oklahoma City, Katie was a “Lifer” at Casady School where, in 10th grade, she was voted NOT as best smile or prettiest eyes (both titles for which she yearned) – but as “most likely to come back to Casady and teach.” However, after battling her natural gift for long enough, she gave in to the siren call of aiding adolescent angst, and has recently expanded TutorPUG into the “academic hang out center” she’s always dreamed of.

She is a proud, active member of Sooner Rotary, and a past graduate of both Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City. Funnily enough, she was Class XXIII in both organizations.

Katie attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and holds a BS in Zoology (which her mother says qualifies her to clean up after elephants at the zoo), and an MPH in Biostatistics/Epidemiology from OU. She is a certified Academic Life Coach by the International Coaching Federation.

Katie lives in Norman with her husband, Michael, and two pugs. She’s trying to talk Michael into letting her get chickens and a goat. When she’s not saving academic lives, she loves to dig holes in the golf course, paint whimsical pictures, write a secret blog, and catch up on true crime podcasts.

SUBJECTS:
Life Coaching, Math, Statistics, GRE prep

Shelby

'Leader of the Pack,' Director of Operations and Tutor

Shelby is a recent first-generation graduate of Binghamton University in New York, where she earned two B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She graduated summa cum laude and with a range of accolades to her name, including the President’s Award (Spring 2018) and the Chancellor’s Award (Spring 2019), the highest honors in the State University of New York system for her academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. She enjoyed spending time in her inorganic chemistry research lab, where she was a contributor to several published scientific papers, as well as volunteering as an EMT at a local ambulance agency, working as a mentor with low-income students, and fundraising for her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. She has been tutoring both privately and for her academic institutions for the past 6 years, in subjects ranging from freshman writing to MCAT prep (she scored in the 98th percentile on her own MCAT!) to advanced molecular photochemistry. She serves as both a top notch chemistry tutor in every chemistry known to man, and as the Director of Operations for TutorPUG. If Shelby can’t solve the problem, it’s a problem that cannot be solved.

SUBJECTS:
General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Calculus 1 and 2, Creative Writing, Persuasive Writing, MCAT prep, ACT prep, SAT prep​

Trey

Tutor

Trey is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Oklahoma with a knack for tackling big problems and finding simple solutions. Trey has had a love for math since he was just a kid, and has propelled that passion into a career doing what he loves best — problem solving.

But academics are only part of what makes a great teacher. Trey is a people-person who enjoys meeting new people and sharing his enthusiasm for the fields of math, physics and engineering.  A member of the President Leadership Class at OU, Trey has always tried to be a leader both in the classroom and in the community. When he’s not hitting the books, Trey likes snowboarding, hanging out with his dog, Buster, walking his tortoise, Walter, playing golf, reading, watching OU football and socializing with friends. He is also a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Trey is the perfect tutor for those seeking someone who is approachable but also an excellent communicator of tough material.

SUBJECTS:
Any and all math.

Tommy

Tutor

Tommy has an extensive background in math and physics, and if that’s not enough for you, he recently elected to challenge himself by teaching himself the subtle nuances of business calculus, which he claims he’s been “enjoying.” Tommy will soon hold a degree in physics from OU.  He likes to spend some time each day practicing guitar, and also likes to go for runs, especially in spring. Tommy loves a good story (who doesn’t?) regardless of the medium –  movies, shows, books, or games – and clearly loves dogs as much as the rest of the TutorPUG pack!

SUBJECTS:
Any and all math, Any and all physics. Go on, we dare you to stump Tommy.

Rhett

Tutor

A recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Rhett wasn’t quite ready to leave Norman and decided to attend graduate school and become a tutor for TutorPug. After graduating in May of 2020 with a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rhett is currently pursuing his M.B.A. with a focus in entrepreneurship and a master’s in Management Information Technology. His dream is to have a successful career in product management and then transition back to education and help students build a fulfilling career like he hopes to do.

Apart from school, Rhett enjoys singing and reading, and LOVES watching movies and going to the movie theater. (All that, and he still hasn’t seen Reservoir Dogs! The rest of the TutorPUG grumble gives him a hard time about it.) When it comes to book recommendations, if you’re looking to grow as an individual, he recommends “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott and “Thinking like a Rocket Scientist” by Ozan Varol. If you’re looking to get lost in a new world with a story that lures you all the way in, he recommends the “Kingkiller Chronicle” by Patrick Rothfuss and the “Stormlight Archive” by Brandon Sanderson. Some of his favorite movies are Interstellar, The Prestige, About Time, Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse…and the list goes on and on.

SUBJECTS:
Math, Statistics

Abbie

Tutor

Abbie is a current student at the University of Oklahoma, studying civil engineering with a minor in math. As a resident of South Dakota, she is able to attend OU because of her National Merit Scholarship, which has given her a unique understanding of – and appreciation for – the importance of standardized testing preparation for high school students. She has been in the business of tutoring high school students since the age of 14 and has absolutely loved every second of it. She is involved with several organizations around campus and Norman, including Society of Women Engineers, Student Alumni Board, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. In her free time, she enjoys working out, playing volleyball, and watching brain-numbing reality TV.

SUBJECTS:
ACT prep, SAT prep and PSAT prep, middle and high school science, English and math (from pre-algebra through Calc I)

Shea

Tutor

Shea is a senior at the University of Oklahoma, pursuing a major in accounting with a minor in finance. She is currently pursuing a Master of Accountancy through the university’s dual undergraduate/graduate program. Shea has been tutoring accounting subjects for several years and has really found a passion for it. She is thankful for all of the teachers and mentors that she has had throughout her academic career and loves that she is now able to give back by helping others. Shea is involved in many different activities around campus including Women in Business, Beta Alpha Psi, and Price College Service Day. When she isn’t studying, Shea spends her time with her friends, watching OU football, reading, and watching cooking/baking shows (despite her being a horrible cook!).

SUBJECTS:
Any and all accounting and finance

Luna

Tutor "PUG"

Luna may not really be a PUG (she might qualify as an honorary one), but she is one of the sweetest girls you ever did see. She is an energetic, playful, sweet, and silly golden retriever. Luna graduated from Obedience Training University in August 2020 with the attitude that “Cs get degrees.” Her biggest interest is people- every time she meets a new person, she will wiggle her whole body in total excitement (and is known to pick up shoes to bring to her favorite humans as a gift that says “I love you!”). She loves coming to work with her mom, long walks, chew treats, and her best friends, Piper and Stevie. She says she would REALLY love to meet you, if you ever get the chance to swing by TutorPUG.

SUBJECTS:
Wiggling, prancing, chewing, and sleeping

Piper

Tutor PUG

Piper is a ten year old female fawn pug from Indiana. While she is a bit of a curmudgeon, Piper also considers herself the Honorary Mayor of Campus Corner. She has been known to jump onto a table during a tutoring session to “help out,” and has also spent entire tutoring sessions on a student’s lap because she felt that the student needed some extra love that day. Likes: hanging out with Dad, peanut butter, mealtime, and long naps. Dislikes: pedicures, being woken up from naps, and her new little partner, Stevie. (Especially when Stevie gets too excited and bites her soft bits.)

SUBJECTS:
Snacks, belly rubs, shedding

Stevie Marie

Tutor Pug

HI! I’M STEVIE AND I’M A PUPPY!!! I LIKE TO RUN FOR NO REASON, BARK FOR NO REASON, AND I CAN FALL ASLEEP MID-STRIDE! I’M ALWAYS AT TUTORPUG WHEN MOM IS COACHING, SO COME SEE ME BEFORE I OUTGROW MY CUTENESS! 

FREE PETS AND PUPPY KISSES!!!

SUBJECTS:
RUNNING! BARKING! BITING! BEING CUTE!