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.

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Christian Delano
Christian Delano

B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, MIT, anticipated 2022

Christian is available to tutor mathematics, up to and including Calculus. He also tutors Calculus-based Physics, Chemistry, and the SAT (including the Reading and Writing sections). He scored a 1550 on his SAT and an 800 on the Math II Subject test.

Christian has extensive tutoring experience - at MIT, he ran his own class tutoring the SAT through a program called the MIT Academic Teaching Initiative. He also has experience in tutoring one-on-one, which he gained through an independent tutoring business he started in high school! He has a passion for teaching, and wants to share his love for learning with his students.

He is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano and listening to new music.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Kyle.

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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Pablo Alejo-Aguirre
Pablo Alejo-Aguirre

B.S in Mechanical Engineering with Concentration in Computer Science, MIT, anticipated 2021

Pablo is proficient in all lower level to high school math through calculus. He is also available to tutor high school chemistry and regular as well as calculus-based physics. Having earned a 34 on the ACT and 800 on the Math II subject test, Pablo can tutor for standardized exams, including the SAT, ACT, and SAT subject tests. As a native Spanish speaker, Pablo can also tutor Spanish and even tutor STEM classes in his native language.

Pablo is a third-year student at MIT studying Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Robotics. His most recent work includes assisting in the fabrication of an educational robot and curriculum to instruct students in Artificial Intelligence through MIT Media Lab’s Personal Robots Group. In addition, Pablo has a concentration in education at MIT, visiting classrooms in the Cambridge and Boston area to assist teachers and also teach classes. From volunteering at the high school level to visiting classrooms as a student researcher, Pablo has lots of experience working with and tutoring students.

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Katie McAlpine
Katie McAlpine

B.A. Physics, New College of Florida
Ph.D. Physics, University of Washington, 2019

Katie has over 9 years of experience in tutoring math and physics. At the high school level, she can tutor algebra I & II, geometry, pre-calculus, AP calculus, and AP physics. At the college level she has 3 years of experience as a teaching assistant for calculus. Most recently, over the last 5 years, she has gained experience in tutoring University of Washington introductory physics students. Katie also enjoys tutoring for standardized test prep: SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests, ISEE, SSAT.

Katie graduated from the University of Washington’s physics PhD program, where she did theoretical and experimental work in the sub-field of atom interferometry. At UW, Katie helped found a student organization called Physicists for Inclusion and Equity (PIE), focusing on making the physics department a welcoming space for all. Before moving to Seattle, she also studied physics at New College of Florida, a school known for narrative evaluations and barefoot students.

Katie’s patient teaching style focuses on creating a non-judgmental, curiosity-driven tutoring environment.  

Other than tutoring and physics, Katie enjoys ice skating, hiking, board games, and reading.

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Sam Kowash
Sam Kowash

Masters Physics, University of Washington, 2020

Sam tutors math and physics from the elementary to graduate level, as well as statistics, HS chemistry, intro CS, and standardized test prep, including SAT, ACT, ISEE, and SSAT. He has been a teaching assistant at the University of Washington for the past three years, working closely with experienced educators and developing a patient, inquiry-led approach to teaching. He is always excited to help others find new perspectives and connections, and appreciates the opportunities teaching gives him to find new angles on old material.

Sam has a master's degree in physics from UW, where he focused on theoretical particle physics. Before Seattle, Sam studied in Corvallis, OR at Oregon State Unviersity, where he earned bachelor's degrees in physics and math, including a research thesis on the behavior of gamma-ray bursts originating in other galaxies.

Outside of physics, Sam enjoys reading, playing guitar, and playing board games with friends.

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Mack Ikeru

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

B.S. Computer Engineering, University of Washington, anticipated 2022

Cooper is available to tutor all levels of math up to and including high school calculus. He also offers preparation for standardized tests, having scored a 1560 on his SAT and an 800 on the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test.

A graduate from the local Roosevelt High School, Cooper now attends the UW, where he is pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. Cooper loves problem solving and enjoys tackling math problems from a variety of perspectives, recognizing the unique thought processes of each student.

Outside of Fusion Math, you may catch Cooper at a movie theater, an Italian restaurant, or dunking on someone on a basketball court.

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Andrew Baumgartner
Andrew Baumgartner

B.S. Manhattan College, New York 2015
Ph.D. Physics, University of Washington, anticipated 2021

Andrew’s subjects include math, statistics, and physics, from elementary to graduate level, including standardized test prep, such as ACT and SAT and others.

After obtaining his BS in physics and mathematics from Manhattan College, Andrew switched coasts to obtain his PhD in theoretical physics from UW. Andrew literally does math for a living and loves to share his tricks and tips with eager learners. 

In his free time, Andrew likes to enjoy live music, comedy and nature. He is also an amateur writer. 

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Amanda Linder
Amanda Linder

B.Sc. UW Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington,  anticipated 2022

Amanda is available to tutor Math up through Calculus as well as Physics and Chemistry.  She scored 800 on her SAT Math and 720 English and is also available to tutor ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT Math

She has several years previous tutoring experience and has enjoyed working with kids since she was old enough to babysit. She is always excited to share her love of math and science with others while also improving the confidence the students

Amanda is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at UW and spends any free time she has reading and searching for the best coffee/ ice cream shop in Seattle.

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Tyson Price
Tyson Price

B.S. Physics, Mathematics Minor, Carnegie Mellon University 2013
Masters Physics, University of Washington, 2018

Tyson tutors math up through calculus and differential equations and physics through the graduate level as well as High School Chemistry. 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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Eris Machado
Eris Machado

BS Physics and Mathematics, University of North Carolina
Masters of Sc. In Physics, University of Washington

Eris is available to tutor mathematics and physics from elementary and middle school level up to graduate level, as well as prep for standardized testing. Her teaching style emphasizes that courses and tests are not what math is all about. 

She seeks to meet each student in what they find most exciting and engaging with the material, and have them recognize tests and courses as the the still important, but secondary goals that they are.Eris is trans and non-binary. She loves music, video games, cooking, and justice and is a strong supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement

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Erik Anson
Erik Anson

A.B. Physics, Princeton University
M.S. Physics, University of Washington

Erik tutors math up through multivariable calculus and linear algebra, physics up to graduate level, High School Chemistry, and introductory to intermediate computer science. He is also available for standardized test prep (such as SAT, GRE, and various subject tests).

After college, Erik spent a year teaching high school physics. He followed this with six years as a graduate student in the UW Physics Department, where his research focus was cosmology and dark matter structure formation. Erik has wide-ranging experience teaching and tutoring a variety of topics within math and physics, and it makes his day when students ask questions that go beyond the required material. He loves math and physics... and wants you to, too!

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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 2021

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


Julian’s research at UW is in visual neuroscience, studying how our eyes allow us to see complex images. He is always happy to provide insight into the real-world uses of math, chemistry, biology, and physics, and specializes in very relaxed but focused approaches to tutoring.


Julian is available for all STEM coursework spanning late-middle to high school, including SSAT prep and AP courses. He is also an International Baccalaureate (IB) graduate and can help students traverse the program. Upper-level college and graduate tutoring is also available by request.


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