Tutors

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Andy Williamson, MSc, MA
Andy Williamson MSc MA (Oxon) holds master's degrees from both Oxford and Edinburgh Universities. He has been tutoring full-time since 2010, and recently moved to Seattle from the UK. He has written a textbook on exam technique (to be published in December 2015). Andy has experience working with students with dyslexia, ADD and ADHD, and specializes in drawing out students' confidence and empowering them to achieve their learning goals. 

April De Nonno, M.A.

April is a writing specialist and a high school educator. She received her B.A. in English from Hunter College in New York City, and her M.A. in Literature and Writing from the University of Washington. For nine years April was an upper-school English teacher at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAAS), where she developed pattern-based models of writing instruction used by the English, History, and Learning Support departments. Before teaching at SAAS, she spent six years in the Humanities and Sciences Department at Cornish College of the Arts. At Cornish April helped create the Integrated Studies Program, a year-long course designed to prepare new students for success in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking. She believes that the path to good writing shouldn’t be mysterious, and that experienced writers draw on patterns and structures that are repeatable—even enjoyable—once practiced and learned.

Liz Huehnergarth, MiT

Liz is an elementary school educator with over 15 years of experience in public and private schools as a teacher, parent and board member. She has a BA in English from the University of Washington and a Masters in Teaching from City University. Liz has special training in literacy from Columbia Teachers College and in Laura Rogan’s Wired for Reading. In addition to her years as a classroom teacher, Liz worked as a tutor for elementary-aged children. She also served on the Washington State Postpartum Support International board of directors and lead the warm-line, where she supported families in crisis. At the Hallowell Todaro Center, Liz is a coach, tutor and consulting teacher who specializes in providing individualized support for children with ADHD. As part of the school services team, she also provides in-class professional development for educators. Liz is passionate about developing relationships with elementary aged youth and their families, supporting them to reach their potential, while enjoying a happy and joyful childhood.