Our Tutors

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Mark Batho
Founder + Owner

Fusion Math Founder / Owner.
M.Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT
B.Sc. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cum Laude, Seattle University

Former Lecturer (2004-2010), Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle.  Member of SU and UBC Varsity Alpine Ski Teams.  MIT, Smith College, and Stanford Assistant Ski Team Coach. Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Hiking, Windsurfing, and German Car Enthusiast.

Mark is a tutor of the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, all levels of Middle and High School Mathematics including Calculus, Physics as well as Calculus Based Physics.  Mark lives in the Bryant neighborhood of Seattle with his wife Julianna and his young children.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Mark

Kyle Humphrey
Kyle Humphrey

M.S. Biostatistics, University of Arizona
B.S. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, B.S. Biochemistry, and B.S. Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

After riding his bicycle over 4,000 miles across the Western US and spending a season as a wilderness ranger in Northern Alaska, Kyle landed in Seattle in 2012.

Kyle instructs all levels of math from pre-algebra through calculus. He also specializes in Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, and Math for the SAT, ACT (incl. science), SSAT, ISEE

Kyle’s style is flexible, presenting material from a variety of different angles based on what works best for the student. He strives to keep learning experiences informal and fun.

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Maddie Romansic


B.A. Mathematics, University of Washington

Maddie specializes in middle and high school math and geometry through pre-calculus, including UW MATH 120 (also called UW PreCalculus at the High School Level).

Maddie really enjoys working with kids and strives to be a creative and empathetic tutor that takes a methodical approach and treats no concepts as "obvious."

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Henry Brinkerhoff, PhD

B.S. Physics, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. Physics, University of Washington, 2019

Henry’s subjects include physics and math from elementary to graduate levels, as well as computer science, statistics, chemistry, and biology from elementary to undergraduate levels. He also offers preparation for standardized tests including AP Exams, ACT, SAT, SAT2 and Subject Tests, as well as GRE. He has extensive experience working with students with developmental or learning disabilities.

Henry is pursuing his PhD in physics at UW, working on a new technique using biological nanopores and precision electronics to observe individual molecules. This technology can be used to analyze and sequence DNA, understand protein function, and make extremely precise measurements of tiny molecular movements. Henry uses physics, math, computer science, chemistry and biology on a daily basis, and will be more than happy to talk your ears off about real-world applications of the concepts you’re learning!

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Mack Ikeru

A.A. in Arts and Sciences with a Concentration in Mathematics, Bellevue College, 2016
B.A. in Education, Communities, and Organizations, UW, anticipated 2020
B.A. in Psychology, UW, anticipated 2020

Mack tutors mathematics from elementary-level math to college-level math including multivariable calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra with some experience doing applied mathematics with MATLAB and Mathematica. Mack also tutors basic statistics. Beyond Math, Mack tutors high school chemistry, introductory physics (including calculus-based), and French. Mack tutors standardized tests prep including ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT.
Mack is a former electrical engineering student whose unsatisfactory education inspired him to pursue studying education itself! Mack believes tutoring is an opportunity to not only guide, but to also empower students in their academic endeavors. Beyond school, Mack enjoys traveling, playing guitar, and directing his beloved college improv troupe.

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Tyson Price
Tyson Price

B.S. Physics, Mathematics Minor, Carnegie Mellon University 2013
Ph.D. Physics, University of Washington, anticipated 2020

Tyson tutors math up through calculus and differential equations and physics through the graduate level. Tyson is a UW physics graduate student and has several years of training and experience teaching at UW. He is also available to tutor German through the B2/C1 CEFR level including grammar help and conversation practice. 

Tyson’s own research is focused on high energy particle physics, mathematics, and symmetry. 

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Kerkira Stockton
Kerkira Stockton

B.A. Physics, Hamilton College
M.S Physics, University of Washington, 2017

Kerkira is not currently accepting new students.

Kerkira’s subjects include math from elementary school to calculus, Physics up to a graduate
level, as well as computer science, biology, and French. She has experience working with all
ages and loves to find new ways of approaching problems.

Kerkira pursued her PhD in physics at UW, in the nuclear experimental research department and finished with a Master Degree in 2017.  She used math, computer science, and physics both in
classes and out for many years, and would love to share her love of those subject with students.

Kerkira is available Sunday-Thursday afternoons and evenings.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a sessinon with Kerkira.
Julianna Bethune
Julianna Bethune

BS. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, expected 2019

Julianna is available to tutor mathematics, up to and including Calculus. Julianna has experience working with kids of a variety of ages and has four years of experience coaching youth volleyball. Julianna likes to make math fun and wants to help kids find enjoyment in learning about math.


Outside of tutoring and volleyball, Julianna is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering with a minor in Applied Mathematics from the UW. She hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering after graduating from UW in 2019.


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Laura Smit
Laura Smit

B.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington
Anticipated 2018

Laura is available to tutor physics and math up to and including calculus. She has eight years of experience coaching and teaching sailing to kids of all ages.  Laura enjoys sharing her passion for math and science while helping students reach their fullest potential in these areas.

Laura is a current undergraduate at UW pursuing a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, with a focus in fluids. When not in class, she can be found out on the water. She has competed in multiple national championships while sailing with the UW sailing team.

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Paul Malinowski
Paul Malinowski
B.S Physcis, B.S Mathematics; University of California, San Diego
PhD Physics, University of Washington, Anticipated 20216

Paul is available to tutor in mathematics and physics from introductory to advanced levels, and has experience tutoring and teaching people of all ages, including teaching music at a summer camp and as a TA in undergraduate physics.  He recieved undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics and now is pursuing his PhD in physics at the University of Washington.  

His research involves using novel materials such as superconductors and topological semimetals in an effort to understand and eventually control the collective behaviors of many body quantum systems.  Paul loves the fact that he is able to use math and physics every day to discover new things about the world, and he revels in teaching others these subjects and showing them how they manifest themselves in everyday phenomena.  

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Julian Freedland
    Julian Freedland
B.S. Nanoscale Science, B.S. Mathematics, University at Albany, 2017
Ph.D. Molecular Engineering, University of Washington, anticipated 2022
Julian loves interdisciplinary fields and how the math and sciences were built from the ground up. If you really want to make his day, ask him why he thinks math and science are beautiful.

Julian is also a jazz percussionist, movie buff, and self-proclaimed semi-professional thrift store shopper!


His research at UW deals with single-molecule dynamics, which lie at intersection of math, computer science, physics, and biology. Julian enjoys using this interdisciplinary approach to explain concepts to students from many different perspectives.

Julian is always excited to tutor up to college-level physics, chemistry, biology, and math. He is also available to contribute to upper-level college coursework by request.
Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Julian.
Sebastian Alvis

M.S Physics, University of Washington
B.S Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sebastian tutors math up through calculus and physics up through undergraduate courses, especially AP classes like Calculus BC and Physics A and B. He has 3 years of experience as a teaching assistant and tutor and can tackle problems from every angle to understand where his students are coming from. Patience is his strong suit, and he would rather students learn from their mistakes than never be wrong at all.

After graduating in 2016 with a Master’s in Physics, Sebastian began working in a coding bootcamp to become a data scientist.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Sebastian.

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