Our Tutors

Fusion Math tutors are here to help your child achieve their goals in math and science, whether it is to shore up foundations, become a master problem solver, or score at the top of math competitions of standardized tests.  We believe that all students can become successful in their studies and that confidence comes with competence.  All or our tutors must pass a rigorous screening process to demonstrate mastery of their core competency. 

Please contact us answer any questions, set up an informational meeting, or to simply get started!  You can also txt us at: 206-729-6284 (MATH)

Uplift Writing, our sister company offers English, Writing, Creative Writing, College and Private School Admissions Support, and other classes in the Verbal Arts as well as Prep for the Verbal Sections of the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and SSAT tests.  Please click the Uplift Writing Contact Form to get in touch.

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

Gene Dennis
Gene Dennis

B.S. Physics, University of Texas;
M.S. Physics, University of Washington

Gene's subjects include math from elementary school to differential equations, physics, chemistry, and statistics.  He also offers preparation for standardized test including AP Exams, ACT, SAT, SAT2 subject tests, GRE, SSAT, GMAT, and LSAT.

Gene attended Harvard Law before deciding to continue his passion for physics.  Gene has been tutoring for well over a decade, starting when he was only 15.  Students competing for top spots in their class can come to Gene and he will help them achieve a deeper understanding of the material and its applications.  Students struggling in math can come to Gene and he will help them connect the dots so math makes sense again.  Gene's priority is to make math a little less miserable and a little more fun for everyone.  Over the years Gene has worked with more than 1,500 students from all sorts of backgrounds.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Gene.

Dan Messenger
Dan Messenger

B.S. Math, B.A. Physics, University of Puget Sound;
M.S. Applied Math, Simon Fraser University;
Ph.D. Applied Math (In Progress), UC Boulder, anticipated 2022

Dan tutors math, physics and statistics at elementary through undergraduate levels. He is especially fond of making math approachable, especially for those who are self-diagnosed as bad at math. 

Before graduate school, Dan enjoyed tutoring at Fusion Math for students of all ages. As a graduate teaching assistant, Dan has led recitations, group tutoring and more in the calculus series, ordinary differential equation, numerical analysis, and set theory. Currently Dan is a Lead TA and mentor for first-year graduate teaching assistants in the Applied Math department at CU Boulder.

When not teaching, Dan spends time doing research in mathematical biology and data-driven mathematical modeling for his Ph.D. When not doing math, Dan is likely to be found somewhere in the Colorado Rockies biking, hiking, snowboarding, or playing music.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Dan.

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 Christian.

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.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Kyle.

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."

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Maddie.
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.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Sam.
Mack Ikeru

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

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Mack.
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.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Amanda.
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. 

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Tyson.
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 AP Physics, AP Calculus, and AP Chemistry at the Philips Academy in Andover, MA. 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!

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Erik.