Our Tutors

Fusion Math STEM 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 or 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: In-Person, Online

Fusion Math Founder + Owner.

M.Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT 1999

B.Sc. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle U 1996

Mark has tutored math since he was in college and also worked at the UW as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering from 2004-2010.  He is also a Crystal Mountain Alpine Club (CMAC) U12 Ski Coach.  In addition to skiing, Mark enjoys mountain and road biking and hiking with his family.

Mark founded Fusion Math with his wife Julianna in 2011.  He tutors the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, all levels of Middle and High School Mathematics including Calculus and Physics.  Mark lives in the Bryant neighborhood of Seattle with his wife Julianna and kids, Aaron and Laurel.

Mark’s availability is limited.  Please CONTACT US to inquire.

Carolyn Gordon: In-Person, Online

B.A. Public Health-Global Health, University of Washington, 2025

Carolyn has always had a love for learning and is excited to support other students in their academic journey. She feels that students learn best when they are excited about the subject. For her, the best moment in class is realizing that something seemingly abstract is actually related to one of her interests. With this in mind, her goal while tutoring is to build confidence and get students excited about school. She is available to tutor writing, English, elementary and middle school science, high school biology, and elementary and middle school math.  Carolyn can also prepare students for the Verbal portions of the SSAT, ISEE, HSPT and Math levels at the elementary and middle level.  She can also tutor verbal sections of the SAT and ACT.

In addition to public health, Carolyn is minoring in writing and participating in the Interdisciplinary Honors program. She prefers an interdisciplinary schedule as she enjoys drawing connections between subjects and maintaining a wide skill set. In her free time, Carolyn enjoys reading, rock climbing, photography, and any sort of craft. Specifically crocheting and ceramics. Carolyn also has participated in a research internship at Seattle Children’s and contributes to The Daily, the UW student newspaper. 

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Carolyn.

Hayden Nolting: In-Person, Online

B.S. Mathematics, Eastern Washington University, 2021

B.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington, 2023

M.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington, 2025

Hayden has been tutoring at the high school and college level for the last 5 years. He’s taught mechanics of materials and pre-calculus study groups through the Engineering Academic Center at the University of Washington. Back at Eastern Washington University, he was a long-time teaching assistant and math tutor.

Hayden enjoys teaching Math through Calculus, Physics and other STEM Classes, and also loves helping students succeed on the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT and pretty much anything that has to do with math!

He is currently a Senior at the University of Washington studying Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and is a current member of the Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion, Husk Snow Club, Husky Run Club as well as a past member of Design-Build-Fly. In his free time, he also enjoys the hiking and skiing in the PNW and playing guitar.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Hayden.

Bob Watson: In-Person, Online

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2025

Bob is a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Washington, with a passion for STEM subjects such as math and physics. Bob's goal as a tutor is to not only help his students succeed in their coursework, but also to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for these subjects. He knows that with the right guidance and support, anyone can excel in STEM based subjects. He offers assistance in math and physics, as well as test prep for exams like the SAT, ACT, and AP exams.

Outside of academics, Bob stays active by skiing and playing basketball.  He believes that a balance of physical and mental exercise is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition, Bob is an active member of UW’s Human Powered Submarine club. He is excited to work with his students to overcome any challenges they may face to achieve academic success. Bob is honored to have the opportunity to guide his students through their academic journey to help them succeed in math and physics.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Bob.

Maria Sharman: In-Person, Online

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2024
B.S. Robotics & Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2021

Maria has been tutoring and mentoring students in subjects including math, physics, programming, engineering, and robotics since high school. She has experience working with students from 4th grade through college. When tutoring, she aims to help students develop confidence in both the material and independent problem-solving. She also observes and asks questions to identify and resolve gaps in understanding of current or fundamental material. Her ultimate goal, and her favorite part of teaching, is helping the student reach the “a-ha” moment where the concepts click, and the student is comfortable applying their knowledge to new problems. 

Besides math, physics, and programming, Maria can also provide tutoring and strategies for standardized test prep such as the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT. She scored a 36 on the ACT, 1560 on the SAT, 790 on the Math II Subject test, and 800 on the Physics Subject test.

Maria has been building robots since she was 10 years old and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at UW with a focus in mechatronics and controls. She also works part time as a Software Development Engineer. In her free time, she likes to rock climb, hike, cook, and hang out with friends!

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Maria.

Ashlynn McFarland: Online

B.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington, 2023

Ashlynn has always had a passion for math and science, leading her to study Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering at the University of Washington (UW). She loves seeing the hands-on applications of math and physics topics through her coursework and internships with NASA and Axiom Space. Ashlynn loves teaching others and hopes to help younger students in developing a passion for the STEM field. She has been tutoring since high school, where she received her IB Diploma and was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Ashlynn is available to tutor math through Calculus, Physics, and Engineering Coursework. Ashlynn also tutors ISEE, SSAT, SAT, and ACT Math.

Ashlynn is the Structures Lead for the Society of Advanced Rocket Propulsion (SARP) at UW, managing a team of 45 engineering students in developing all structural components of their liquid bipropellant rockets. Additionally, she is the Vice President of UW’s American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), where she is able to reach out to other UW students, as well as younger students interested in engineering. Outside of school, she loves hiking, running, cooking, and playing volleyball. 

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Ashlynn.

Seth Reed: In-Person, Online

B.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington, 2022

M.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington, 2024

Seth has been tutoring  teaches math subjects ranging from pre-algebra all the way through calculus.  He has always loved to learn about topics math and science, especially those relating to aerospace and physics. He is excited for the opportunity to share that passion with younger students and to help them succeed in those subjects. His goal is to help make STEM topics more accessible and provide tools to develop good habits for future academic success.  Seth also tutors SSAT, ISEE, SAT and ACT Math.

Outside of tutoring, Seth is a proud member of the Husky Marching Band, and he loves to perform and show spirit for UW athletics and their fans. He also loves to live an active lifestyle. When he has free-time, he likes to go skiing and hiking all around the Pacific Northwest.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Seth.

Claire Fisher: In-Person, Online

B.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington, 2025

Claire tutored throughout her years in high school and loves to connect with curious students wanting to learn more and improve their STEM skills. She started to love math and science in elementary school, where they were encouraged to participate in hands-on learning. Being able to take more advanced classes in middle and high school only increased her love and interest in STEM. Claire can tutor in all math through Calculus, as well as Biology and Physics, including AP classes. Above all, she wants her students to build confidence and have fun while learning.

At UW, she is a member of the Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion (SARP). As a member of the SARP recovery team, Claire has worked on designing, manufacturing, and testing different components of the parachute, parachute stage separator, and nose cone ejection systems. Outside of school, Claire loves reading, hiking, riding horses, rock climbing, and baking.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Claire.

Shravan Raman: In-Person, Online

B.S Physics, University of Washington, 2024

Shravan is currently an undergraduate majoring in Physics and Astronomy at UW. He has experience tutoring students from elementary to high school and focuses on math and science. He finds that a lot of students struggling with math or science need a teacher who can tailor their lessons to that student's particular learning style. He is great at visually explaining problems for students who aren't able to build the intuition behind topics and need just a small push to get the ball rolling. He truly believes that STEM is approachable to anyone, with the right learning mindset, and seeks to provide a flexible approach to challenging problems.

Shravan can help with all STEM Subjects and can also help with Test Prep such SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT.

In his free time, Shravan loves long distance cycling, hiking, and programming. Part of his skillset involves the use of different (free) online tools to help visualize and problem solve, such as Desmos, WolframAlpha, and Geogebra - he finds that a little practice with these tools can go a long way for some, and is eager to help students through the difficult math and science that awaits them!

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Shravan.

Naomi Kern: In-Person, Online

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2025

Naomi started tutoring in 9th grade and has loved watching her students gain confidence and get excited about STEM ever since. She has experience tutoring in math, chemistry, and physics. Naomi first began to love math because of the enthusiasm and creativity of her middle school algebra and geometry teacher. She strives to make STEM relatable and less intimidating for students while sharing her own joy about learning math. Her goal is for students to come away feeling more positive and capable when they approach their work in math and science.


When not studying engineering, Naomi enjoys rock climbing, playing violin in Campus Orchestra, listening to podcasts in Spanish and Japanese, downhill skiing, watching hockey, and playing volleyball. Naomi also has experience coaching swim team, lifeguarding, and teaching swim lessons at her local pool during the summer. On campus, she is an undergraduate researcher at the Lidstrom Lab, working with methane-eating bacteria and studying their metabolism to employ microbiology in the fight against climate change. Her career goals are to use STEM and her knowledge of foreign language to foster a more inclusive and green future.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Naomi.

Charlotte Conze:  Online

B.S. Computer Science, Vanderbilt University, 2025

Charlotte is passionate about STEM and wants everyone to have the opportunity to develop a passion for it as well. Since middle school, Charlotte has loved STEM because of its objectivity and how satisfying it is when the concepts finally click. Charlotte is a Computer Science major at Vanderbilt University. She has many years of tutoring experience in both Math and Computer Science. She knows that Computer Science can be intimidating to students and hopes to lower the barrier to entry. 

Charlotte is available to tutor all levels of math through AP Calculus as well as SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT and introduction to programming classes including AP Computer Science A. Charlotte has worked as a swim coach and swim instructor in the summer where she has coached over 100 kids. She also has software development experience at a Seattle-based startup. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys running, swimming, and skiing.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Charlotte.

Emma Dixon:  In-Person, Online

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Washington, 2025

Emma has been tutoring since 9th grade and is very passionate about helping everyone find the love for math and science that she has. She began to love math in eighth grade when she had a great geometry teacher who showed her how satisfying and fun it can be when a concept or problem finally clicks after working on it for a while. Emma has tutored students of all ages in math, science, and Spanish and hopes to share her love for the stem field while helping students gain confidence in their own mathematical reasoning abilities. 

Outside of school, Emma enjoys hiking, backpacking, reading, going on runs, and cooking. In High School she was the captain of the math team and was a part of the Illinois Youth and Government program as well as the cross country and track teams. Emma is currently volunteering through Casa Latina as an English tutor for Spanish speaking immigrants. In the future she hopes to work at Boeing and continue to pursue her love for the STEM field.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Emma.

Amanda Linder:  In-Person, Online

B.S. UW Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2022

M.S. UW Civil Engineering, Structural, University of Washington, 2023

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 is working as a structural engineer in the Seattle area 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.

Erik Anson:  In-Person, Online

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.

Henry Brinkerhoff:  In-Person, Online

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.

During his PhD in physics at UW, he worked 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!

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Henry.

Sam Kowash:  In-Person, Online

M.S. 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.