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Our PHILOSOPHY.

In order for you as a student - at any level - to Prepare...Understand...and Grow, you need someone in your corner who will Listen...Care...Understand...and Share.

Tutoring is a long-term investment in your educational process. It takes more than a one-shot session to help you navigate the potentially rough seas of academia. You need someone you can trust, confide in, believe is in your corner at all times. We are here for you.

We at TutorPUG truly want to help. We have all been called to teach, coach, mentor or instruct in some way in our lives.

All of us will admit to being caught in an academic pickle at some point in our learning careers. Please don't think of us as just a "tutor"...we want to form a long-term learning relationship with the student. We are your advocate. We truly strive to be the student's best friend.

Our Approach.

Parents. Peer pressure. Boyfriends, girlfriends, family issues. You're grounded, your dog died, you didn't make the team. And you are convinced your teacher is speaking Swahili and everyone else gets it - all of it - except you.

We all have been there. Even the smartest kid in the class struggles with something. (Maybe not math...but something. Promise.)

Our philosophy towards tutoring is that academic preparation for a subject is just one small factor contributing to a student's overall success.  We are your partner in the whole picture. We listen, we care, we understand, we share.

We are more than just math. We are more than just school. We are your academic partner in your preparation for life.

who are we?

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
Katie
Deena
Deena
John
John
Shelby
Shelby
Laine
Laine
MK Pengelly
Joe
Joe
Jess
Jess

Alpha Dog, Founder and Tutor.
Katie Kimberling found a hidden love and natural talent for teaching more than twenty years ago. She has always incorporated some type of connection with teenagers and college students throughout her career(s). She has been tutoring as her full-time job for more than fourteen years. Katie attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, 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 .

Subjects: MATH 1643 (Business Pre-Calculus), MATH 1743 (Business Calculus 1), MATH 2123 (Business Calculus 2), ECON 2843 (Business Statistics), PSY 2003 (Psychology statistics), PSY 2113 (Psychology Research Methods 1), COMM 2513 (Communications Statistics), Engineering Calculus 1, Engineering Calculus 2, Academic Life Coaching.

'Veterinarian,' Tutor.
If you are "bleeding out" in Biology or Zoology, Deena is your "doc." She is an experienced Science Educator with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry. She earned her BS in Biology from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, and a Secondary Science Education degree from OU. She has taught science - mainly Zoology and AP Environmental Science - at Moore High School since August 2001. She is the coolest science nerd you will ever meet.

Subjects: BIOL 1124 (Introduction to Biology), BIOL 1134, BIOL 1114/1121 (Introduction to Zoology/Lab), BIOL 2124 (Human Physiology)

'Pharmacist', Tutor.
With his strong chemistry background, John can "cook up" the right solution to your learning needs. He received his Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Baylor University in 2014, and received his Masters in Chemical Engineering from OU in 2019. Growing up in Texas, he played baseball and football throughout high school. When he is not deriving or integrating equations, or making neato volcanoes out of baking soda and vinegar, he enjoys bowling, watching sports, and cooking fajitas.

Subjects: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, ACT, SAT

'The Chemist', 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 is looking forward to starting at TutorPUG and beginning her journey with Norman-based students.

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

'The Physicist', Tutor.
Laine transferred to OU from Rose State college for the Spring 2019. She has extensive experience in developing, running and assisting with classes for middle school students through a vocational-technical college, and began her tutoring career in Rose State's STEM Lab. With an AS in Physics under her belt, she has the technical background and experience to figure out even the most nuanced homework problems. When she isn't studying or working, she's taking care of her plants, writing short stories, spending time with her girlfriend, or can be found at the Resonator.

Subjects: Engineering Calculus 1 - 4, Differential Equations, Physics 1 and 2, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, DMAT, ACT prep, SAT prep

'The Cadaver Dog', Anatomy Tutor.
If you’re feeling like a cadaver yourself when it comes to anatomy, don’t worry, MK can help. She is an Occupational Therapy graduate student at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City and has been passionate about the field of anatomy basically her entire life. She understands anatomy can be a grueling subject, and she wants to help you not just to learn the right words and body parts, but also to understand how to interact with the subject on a practical level. When MK is not studying, she spends her time watching movies and hanging out with friends.

Subjects: Anatomy

'That Guy', Tutor.
Every group has "that guy." The nicest guy in the room - gets along with everyone, serves his country, friendly, easy-going, smart, AND has great taste in dogs. Meet Joe, TutorPUG's "that guy." He is a Petroleum Engineering major at the University of Oklahoma, and is also a proud member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard. He just spent eight months away from school at Basic Training and beyond, but has returned to help TutorPUG students again in the Fall of 2019. Joe says, "I have loved math since I was a kid and love to be able to share my knowledge with others."

Subjects: Business Pre-Calculus, Engineering Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry,  Engineering Calculus 1, Engineering Calculus 2, College Algebra, DMAT, any high school math,

'The Artistic Mathematician', Tutor.
If you are looking to boost your scores on the ACT, SAT, or in class, Jess is your girl. She earned a 35 on her ACT and graduated as a Valedictorian with Distinction from Edmond North High School, where her favorite classes were calculus, physics, and art. Jess now attends UCO with an Oklahoma Regent’s Academic Scholarship and studies both Graphic Design and Computer Science. When she isn’t at the drawing board, Jess enjoys finding new recipes to cook or bake and playing tug-of-war with her dog, Mochi.“

Subjects: High school chemistry, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, trigonometry, calculus, physics, English, ACT prep, SAT prep

Interested?

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