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 ‘99

B.Sc. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cum Laude, Seattle University ‘96

UW Civil Engineering Lecturer 2004-2010. Current CMAC U12 Ski Coach and Board Member. 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.

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.

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.

Naomi Kern: In-Person, Online

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

Naomi started tutoring in 9
th 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.

Christian Williams Graduated from MIT in 2022! Congrats Christian.

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

Christian is no longer tutoring with us since he just graduated. Christian tutored mathematics, up to and including Calculus. He also tutored 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 studied Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano and listening to new music.

Patrick Galvin: In-Person, Online

B.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Washington, 2024

Patrick is currently a junior majoring in aeronautical and astronautical engineering at UW. He has always loved math and science and how studying them can help us understand the world around us. Before tutoring, he enjoyed working as a summer camp counselor for kids ranging from fourth to eighth grade. Patrick is available to tutor students in math from algebra all the way through calculus, as well as chemistry and physics. He is excited to share his passion for math and science with students of all ages and help them achieve to their fullest potential. Patrick scored 1540 on his SAT with a 770 in math his first time. Patrick can also tutor SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT.

Patrick is also a researcher with the Novosselov Research Group, working to develop and characterize plasma actuators to increase aircraft performance and maneuverability, while also reducing noise and increasing reliability. Outside of school, he enjoys running, swimming, basketball, tennis, Mario Kart, and baking."

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.

Maddie Romansic: Online

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.

Emma Dixon: In-Person (resuming 9/22), 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.Sc. UW Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 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.

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

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.

Isaac Benioff: Online

B.A. Mathematics, Williams College, 2018

After graduating college in 2018, Isaac moved to Seattle to work as a software developer. But after three years, he left his tech job so that he could pursue his true passion: teaching. He now tutors math from the middle school to undergraduate level, as well as introductory computer science and Test Prep such as the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE. He prioritizes conceptual understanding, creativity, and student-led exploration. He has a deep love and appreciation for mathematics, and it's his goal to help students find their own joy in the subject.

He is experienced in tutoring young children as well as university students. He has worked as a math teacher at Generation Teach, a summer academy for middle schoolers in the Denver area. And while at Williams, he also worked for the college's peer tutoring program, offering assistance to fellow mathematics students who needed help in their upper level algebra and analysis courses.

Isaac got an 800 on his SAT Math, and he is also a published researcher, having coauthored a paper with one of his mathematics professors in The Journal for Knot Theory and Its Ramifications.

In his free time, Isaac enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, biking, playing music, and cooking with friends.

Please CONTACT US to arrange a session with Isaac.

Kyle Humphrey: In-Person, Online

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.