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HOFT Institute has several tutors in all subjects. All of our tutors are carefully screened to ensure expertise and assure we are providing the best service to our customers. Tutors are listed below by subject and credentials.

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Science

Ph.D.
Krista T.

Krista T.

Ph.D. in Genetics

Krista holds with a PhD in Genetics from the Texas A&M University and an undergraduate background in Animal Science and Chemistry. Additionally, she was involved in a postdoctoral research fellowship in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. She has vast experience teaching students in both professional and academic settings. She currently tutors collegiate Biology, Genetics, and various science subjects from Kindergarten through High School. She is published in many scientific journals and has been awarded many awards for excellence in scientific achievements.

Neil L.

Neil L.

Ph.D. in Astrophysics

Dr. Neil holds a BS in physics from Queens College, an MS in physics from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Arizona. He worked as an electrical engineer his entire working life and became the Chief Technology Officer of a start-up company engaged in developing micro-replicated optical films. Dr. Neil L. holds 30 patents in a variety of subjects and has published more than 30 papers covering a wide range of topics. He prefers tutoring college physics 1, covering engineering and non-calculus, HS algebra 1 and 2, HS trigonometry, and HS geometry. He is also an expert in playing Spider Solitaire and enjoys writing science fiction short stories.

 

Sina R.

Sina R.

Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering

Sina is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and has lived in Austin since 2016. He has been a tutor for five years and with House of Tutors for one year. Subjects tutored include programming, physics, and math up until multivariable Calculus. Sina holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. In his spare time he plays the guitar, plays volleyball, and runs.

 

Masters
Rich L.

Rich L.

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Rich holds a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas, Austin. He has 25 years experience as a software engineer including over 10 years at IBM, and now teaches math at Austin Community College. His hobbies are math, science, engineering, and programming, subjects which he also tutors. He also enjoys hiking in rain forests and deserts.

Donald L.

Donald L.

M.S. in Statistics

Donald holds a B.S. in Mathematics (1992) from University of Houston and an M.S. in Statistics (1998) from Texas A&M University. He taught calculus labs during his last year as an undergraduate, and (undergraduate) statistics classes for several years as a graduate student. Since 2001, he has been tutoring with House of Tutors. He currently tutors most high school and college-level mathematics, from Algebra 2 up through calculus and statistics; He can also tutor various other college level mathematics and some graduate level statistics by request. Donald’s hobbies include online wiki editing, computer programming, and book collecting. His interests center mostly around academic subjects — especially science of all kinds, computers and technology, history, philosophy, religion, and languages.

Bachelors
Hifza H.

Hifza H.

B.S. & B.A. in Biology

Hifza is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science and Arts in Biology at The University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in general chemistry. She has previously served as a learning assistant in Principles of Chemistry I and Principles of Chemistry II courses at UT Austin. She loves to explain difficult topics through multiple perspectives for students’ optimal understanding.

Evelyn F.

Evelyn F.

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Evelyn holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Having a good deal of tutoring experience under her belt, Evelyn likes tutoring because it is a very engaging and rewarding process. Evelyn especially enjoys tutoring students in Math, from Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry to Calculus and Physics, as well as Test Prep for the math section of the GRE and the SAT.

Imane R.

Imane R.

B.A. Neuroscience

Originally from California, Imane completed her undergrad with honors at Northwestern University. She moved to Austin after graduation and is looking forward to getting to know the local community. Imane has experience tutoring college level students across various sciences. She is especially excited about helping students through Organic Chemistry or tackling big exams like the MCAT.

Stephanie K.

Stephanie K.

B.S.A in Biology
Stephanie tutors Biology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, Algebra. She is available to do online, onsite and offsite tutoring sessions.  Stephanie has genuinely enjoyed the science classes she has taken in college, but understands how challenging they can be. She loves having an opportunity to help other students get a better understanding of these subjects and hopefully enjoy them as well.
Nick B.

Nick B.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Nick is from Lubbock, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He is currently a sophomore working towards a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In his free time, Nick loves watching movies, sports, and being outdoors.

 

Math/ Engineering/ Physics

Ph.D.
Neil L.

Neil L.

Ph.D. in Astrophysics

Dr. Neil holds a BS in physics from Queens College, an MS in physics from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Arizona. He worked as an electrical engineer his entire working life and became the Chief Technology Officer of a start-up company engaged in developing micro-replicated optical films. Dr. Neil L. holds 30 patents in a variety of subjects and has published more than 30 papers covering a wide range of topics. He prefers tutoring college physics 1, covering engineering and non-calculus, HS algebra 1 and 2, HS trigonometry, and HS geometry. He is also an expert in playing Spider Solitaire and enjoys writing science fiction short stories.

 

Masters
Rich L.

Rich L.

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Rich holds a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas, Austin. He has 25 years experience as a software engineer including over 10 years at IBM, and now teaches math at Austin Community College. His hobbies are math, science, engineering, and programming, subjects which he also tutors. He also enjoys hiking in rain forests and deserts.

Donald L.

Donald L.

M.S. in Statistics

Donald holds a B.S. in Mathematics (1992) from University of Houston and an M.S. in Statistics (1998) from Texas A&M University. He taught calculus labs during his last year as an undergraduate, and (undergraduate) statistics classes for several years as a graduate student. Since 2001, he has been tutoring with House of Tutors. He currently tutors most high school and college-level mathematics, from Algebra 2 up through calculus and statistics; He can also tutor various other college level mathematics and some graduate level statistics by request. Donald’s hobbies include online wiki editing, computer programming, and book collecting. His interests center mostly around academic subjects — especially science of all kinds, computers and technology, history, philosophy, religion, and languages.

Bachelors
Imane R.

Imane R.

B.A. Neuroscience

Originally from California, Imane completed her undergrad with honors at Northwestern University. She moved to Austin after graduation and is looking forward to getting to know the local community. Imane has experience tutoring college level students across various sciences. She is especially excited about helping students through Organic Chemistry or tackling big exams like the MCAT.

Davis O.

Davis O.

B.S. Physics

Davis is a recent graduate at UT Austin with a BS in Physics. He tutors Calculus and Physics, and enjoys learning new things all the time. He loves music of all types and making music with his guitar, piano, and drum-set.

Richard T.

Richard T.

B.S. in Mathematics

Richard holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas. Richard tutors Math, Physics, Statics and Logic. His hobbies include computer gaming, board gaming and manga, and favorite tv shows right now are Dr. Who, Sherlock and Glee.

 

Evelyn F.

Evelyn F.

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Evelyn holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Having a good deal of tutoring experience under her belt, Evelyn likes tutoring because it is a very engaging and rewarding process. Evelyn especially enjoys tutoring students in Math, from Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry to Calculus and Physics, as well as Test Prep for the math section of the GRE and the SAT.

Nick B.

Nick B.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Nick is from Lubbock, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He is currently a sophomore working towards a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In his free time, Nick loves watching movies, sports, and being outdoors.

Business/ Finance/ Economics/ Accounting

Masters / JD
Engin D.

Engin D.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.A. in Economics, Doctorate of Jurisprudence

Dr. Engin has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Master’s of Science in both Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Stanford, a M.A. in Economics from New School for Social Research as well as being a doctoral candidate in Political Economy, then a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law.

English/ Writing/ Liberal Arts

Ph.D.
Kelsey K.

Kelsey K.

Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Kelsey is a Ph.D. student studying developmental psychology at the University of Texas in Austin and holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of San Francisco. Before coming to UT, she was did research for Yale University in the psychology department. Kelsey is available to tutor any level of psychology classes for college and high school students. In addition, she enjoys working younger children and has over a decade of experience helping struggling readers. In her spare time, she loves baking, hiking, and reading novels.

Tony F.

Tony F.

Ph.D. Archaeology and History

50 Years Teaching Experience with College Students (Including his time here at HOFT Institute)
Certificates from Georgetown, Harvard, and University of Chicago

Extensive experience teaching Art History, Egyptology, Western Civilization, and World History

Worked as a Director of Freshman Studies in English Composition & Humanities

Former President of the World History Association of Texas

Degrees and Certificates in Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

Masters

Bill Stoll

M.A. Public Administration

Bill holds a M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Texas. After receiving his B.B.A. in management at the University of Arkansas, he was scholastically honored to be awarded a coveted Graduate School Fellowship from the University of Texas. Bill’s proficiency in tutoring skills encompass advanced English, writing and social science. His related Austin area active teaching experiences include substitute teacher educator, special education inclusion, and community adult literacy instructor. Bill has received the accolade of being selected for tutoring high school honor courses focused on college readiness entry. He also has an extensive background in Central Texas/Austin of working in both government and business and in volunteering in community activities. Bill is a member of the National Writers Association and the Harry Ransom Humanities Center. His favorite hobbies are jogging, reading Renaissance history, and playing tennis.

Marta P.

Marta P.

M.A. English

Marta is a Senior Teacher at HOFT Institute with 25 years of teaching experience.  Before she came to HOFT, she worked for the United States Peace Corps in Bulgaria. Marta is also an artist and a published author.

Elizabet S.

Elizabet S.

Elizabet graduated with a B.A. in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also earned a M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (in higher education) at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Areas of Specialty: content writing, thesis development, literary analyses, short story and general essay writing

Trained in MLA & APA citation styles

Tutor Experience

–       UTSA Student Writing Center

–       English Composition Teacher Assistant

Fun Facts:

She recently attended Texas Coffee School and passed the 23 hour certification class.

Her favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon.

She enjoys learning new languages; she has studied Spanish, Russian, and Italian.

Bachelors
Imane R.

Imane R.

B.A. Neuroscience

Originally from California, Imane completed her undergrad with honors at Northwestern University. She moved to Austin after graduation and is looking forward to getting to know the local community. Imane has experience tutoring college level students across various sciences. She is especially excited about helping students through Organic Chemistry or tackling big exams like the MCAT.

Elizabeth D.

Elizabeth D.

B.A. in Spanish

Elizabeth Doss loves cultural expression such as language, theatre, performance and dance. She holds a BA in Spanish and an MFA in Playwriting both from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native Austinite but also has lived in Mexico, Spain and India. In addition to tutoring Spanish and English, she teaches yoga, Pilates and creative writing and also is the Co-artistic director of the theatre company, Paper Chairs.

Foreign Language

Masters
Karen N.

Karen N.

M.A. in Public Admin

Karen is an experienced writer and editor with an Undergraduate Degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Political Sciences and Public Administration and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. She tutors all levels of Spanish and has a passion for helping students improve their language skills.

Karen was born in Mexico and came to the United States of America 22 years ago. She loves living in Austin Texas with her husband and three sons. Karen has been at House of Tutors for two years and she
tutors Spanish at all levels including spelling, grammar, composition, pronunciation, literature, poetry etc. She loves the richness of her native language and to hear learners speaking beautiful and correct Spanish. She has a Master Degree in Public Administration  from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Graduados Alta Administracion, in Mexico City, and a degree in Political Sciences from UIA Universidad Ibero Americana in Mexico City. She specializes in Literature, Philosophy, as well as Mexican and worldwide economic and political history. For 15 years, Karen held jobs as a contributor and editor for two magazines in Mexico City, worked in Mexican Public Administration, and helped run a family business. In her free time, Karen enjoys studying, reading, writing, cooking, and doing yoga.

Bachelors
Sergio C.

Sergio C.

B.A. Economics

My name is Sergio Covarrubias, I’m a 3rd year Economics student at UT. Being born and raised in Mexico
City, I’m a fluent Spanish speaker and have a deep understanding of the Mexican culture. I moved to
Austin 8 years ago and fell in love with his city. I’m a big fan of the outdoors and the music scene in the
city. I really enjoy going rock climbing and going to concerts on my free time

Elizabeth D.

Elizabeth D.

B.A. in Spanish

Elizabeth Doss loves cultural expression such as language, theatre, performance and dance. She holds a BA in Spanish and an MFA in Playwriting both from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native Austinite but also has lived in Mexico, Spain and India. In addition to tutoring Spanish and English, she teaches yoga, Pilates and creative writing and also is the Co-artistic director of the theatre company, Paper Chairs.

K-12

Ph.D.
Kelsey K.

Kelsey K.

Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Kelsey is a Ph.D. student studying developmental psychology at the University of Texas in Austin and holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of San Francisco. Before coming to UT, she was did research for Yale University in the psychology department. Kelsey is available to tutor any level of psychology classes for college and high school students. In addition, she enjoys working younger children and has over a decade of experience helping struggling readers. In her spare time, she loves baking, hiking, and reading novels.

Neil L.

Neil L.

Ph.D. in Astrophysics

Dr. Neil holds a BS in physics from Queens College, an MS in physics from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Arizona. He worked as an electrical engineer his entire working life and became the Chief Technology Officer of a start-up company engaged in developing micro-replicated optical films. Dr. Neil L. holds 30 patents in a variety of subjects and has published more than 30 papers covering a wide range of topics. He prefers tutoring college physics 1, covering engineering and non-calculus, HS algebra 1 and 2, HS trigonometry, and HS geometry. He is also an expert in playing Spider Solitaire and enjoys writing science fiction short stories.

 

Bachelors
Brooke B.

Brooke B.

B.A. Sociology

Brooke graduated from Colorado College and holds a BA in Sociology and specialized in qualitative research. She is also passionate about Feminist/Gender Studies and Queer identity. She has spoken Spanish for many years and loves to speak, read, and write in Spanish. She has worked as a case manager for Spanish-speaking families through Breakthrough Central Texas and has travelled to Spain, Mexico, El Salvador, and Cuba. Brooke loves any kind of analytical writing as well. You can come to her for any of your Spanish, Sociology, Feminist/Gender Studies, or general essay writing needs!

Nick B.

Nick B.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Nick is from Lubbock, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He is currently a sophomore working towards a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. In his free time, Nick loves watching movies, sports, and being outdoors.

Test Prep

Ph.D.
Neil L.

Neil L.

Ph.D. in Astrophysics

Dr. Neil holds a BS in physics from Queens College, an MS in physics from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Arizona. He worked as an electrical engineer his entire working life and became the Chief Technology Officer of a start-up company engaged in developing micro-replicated optical films. Dr. Neil L. holds 30 patents in a variety of subjects and has published more than 30 papers covering a wide range of topics. He prefers tutoring college physics 1, covering engineering and non-calculus, HS algebra 1 and 2, HS trigonometry, and HS geometry. He is also an expert in playing Spider Solitaire and enjoys writing science fiction short stories.

 

Tony F.

Tony F.

Ph.D. Archaeology and History

50 Years Teaching Experience with College Students (Including his time here at HOFT Institute)
Certificates from Georgetown, Harvard, and University of Chicago

Extensive experience teaching Art History, Egyptology, Western Civilization, and World History

Worked as a Director of Freshman Studies in English Composition & Humanities

Former President of the World History Association of Texas

Degrees and Certificates in Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

Masters
Neil L.

Neil L.

Ph.D. in Astrophysics

Dr. Neil holds a BS in physics from Queens College, an MS in physics from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Arizona. He worked as an electrical engineer his entire working life and became the Chief Technology Officer of a start-up company engaged in developing micro-replicated optical films. Dr. Neil L. holds 30 patents in a variety of subjects and has published more than 30 papers covering a wide range of topics. He prefers tutoring college physics 1, covering engineering and non-calculus, HS algebra 1 and 2, HS trigonometry, and HS geometry. He is also an expert in playing Spider Solitaire and enjoys writing science fiction short stories.

 

Elizabet S.

Elizabet S.

Elizabet graduated with a B.A. in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also earned a M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (in higher education) at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Areas of Specialty: content writing, thesis development, literary analyses, short story and general essay writing

Trained in MLA & APA citation styles

Tutor Experience

–       UTSA Student Writing Center

–       English Composition Teacher Assistant

Fun Facts:

She recently attended Texas Coffee School and passed the 23 hour certification class.

Her favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon.

She enjoys learning new languages; she has studied Spanish, Russian, and Italian.

Bachelors
Imane R.

Imane R.

B.A. Neuroscience

Originally from California, Imane completed her undergrad with honors at Northwestern University. She moved to Austin after graduation and is looking forward to getting to know the local community. Imane has experience tutoring college level students across various sciences. She is especially excited about helping students through Organic Chemistry or tackling big exams like the MCAT.

Evelyn F.

Evelyn F.

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Evelyn holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Having a good deal of tutoring experience under her belt, Evelyn likes tutoring because it is a very engaging and rewarding process. Evelyn especially enjoys tutoring students in Math, from Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry to Calculus and Physics, as well as Test Prep for the math section of the GRE and the SAT.