Meet Our Coaches

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Celina

Specialties: SAT/ACT: Reading, Writing; Math, Science; Academic: Math.

Celina grew up in Kirkland and attended Syracuse University in New York, where she received a B.S. in Public Policy and Earth Science. From 2015 to early 2017, she worked for Teach for America in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she taught Algebra, Geometry, Biology, and Human Anatomy. When she is not coaching at PrepNorthwest, she enjoys training for local half-marathons, watching reruns of Psych, and drinking coffee.

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Daniel

Specialties: SAT/ACT: Reading, Writing, Math, Science; Academic: Math.

Daniel grew up in Sammamish and graduated from Eastlake high school. He went on to study at the University of Washington, graduating with a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics. Daniel discovered his passion for teaching towards the end of his time at UW and is currently enrolled as a student at Seattle Pacific University in their M.A. in Teaching program. Daniel loves running, playing soccer, watching bad, low budget movies, and is an avid reader.

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Hailey

Specialties: SAT/ACT: Reading, Writing, Math, Science; Academic: Biology, Chemistry.

Hailey Gunningham grew up in Ferndale and graduated from Li Po Chun, an international boarding school in Hong Kong, where she got her start in tutoring. She later received her B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Washington. Hailey is currently applying to medical school, and she hopes one day to practice family medicine in rural communities. In the meantime, her passion for science and her desire to grow her teaching skills have inspired her to work as a tutor. In her free time, Hailey loves reading and writing poetry, and has published poetry in several magazines. She also enjoys yoga, cooking, and birdwatching.

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Kate

Specialties: SAT/ACT: Reading, Writing, Math, Science

Kate grew up in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from a nationally ranked engineering magnet school and now studies at the University of Washington where she is majoring in Comprehensive Physics and Latin and is minoring in Mathematics. Kate has been tutoring her peers since she was in middle school and enjoys nothing more than sharing her passion for learning with others. She is currently the treasurer of the UW chapter of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management in which she has excelled in welcoming and teaching incoming members as well as organizing large scale timelines and events. In her free time, Kate enjoys video games, running, and eating enchiladas.

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Richard

Specialties: SAT/ACT: Math, Science; Academic: Math, Physics.

Richard grew up in Richland, WA. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Western Washington University with minors in Physics and Astronomy. Richard loves sharing his passion for Math, and has been tutoring the subject since he was in high school. He also enjoys hiking, traveling, game shows and going to the movies. In July, Richard will be going abroad to Australia for his Master's degree in Statistics and Operations Research at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

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Sara

Specialties: SAT/ACT: Reading, Writing, Math, Science; Academic: Chemistry, Biology.

Sara grew up in Kirkland and attends the University of Washington, where she is finishing up a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. She has had a passion for tutoring and teaching since high school, where she first began tutoring students, and has continued to hold a variety of tutor and teaching assistant positions with high school and college students throughout her undergraduate career. After graduation, she will begin dental school in the fall at the UCSF School of Dentistry. Outside of school and teaching, Sara loves hiking, cooking and baking, watercolor painting, and trying out new coffee shops and cafes!

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