Academic Tutoring Options

Note: The following companies and private tutors have either submitted their names to BSM or have been recommended by a BSM teacher or parent. BSM does not claim personal knowledge of each company or individual below.  It is your responsibility to reseach the companies or individuals available.

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All Subject Tutors
Academic Tutoring and Testing - Elayne Engler, M.A.

Tutoring is available in all subject areas for all grade levels. We tutor in math through Calculus and in science through Physics. Summer classes are also available in reading, writing, math and study skills. Contact Elayne Engler at (952) 591-9437.

Brightmont Academy-Plymouth 

Tutoring at Brightmont Academy for grades 3 -12 means one-to-one instruction all of the time. One experienced teacher individualizes instruction for one student throughout every learning session. The teacher adjusts the pace and approach to ensure that the student understands each concept before proceeding to the next and helps the student successfully complete school assignments. The results: maximum learning gains and increased self-confidence. Contact Jess Bauer at (763) 452-4650.

Club Z In-Home 101 Tutoring Services

Club Z In-Home Tutoring offers individualized, one-on-one, in-home tutoring on all subjects with the same instructor for each session. Choose from 2 different programs, each of which improves necessary academic skills, identifies the most effective test taking tips and strategies, and helps the student improve their speed for taking the ACT or SAT. 

College Tutors/Edina Learning Center

Certified tutors in reading, math, science, and language.
Contact Cindy Klossner at (952) 239-5860.

Elevate Tutoring 

Two BSM students, Charlie Damberg and Joe Marinaro provide tutoring for students in various subjects, but specializing in math. 

General Academic Tutoring and ACT/SAT Tutoring

Cindy Klossner has been a classroom teacher/tutor for many years.
Contact Cindy Klossner at (952) 239-5860.

General Academic Tutoring and ACT Tutoring - Nancy Thimsen

Nancy Thimsen has been a classroom teacher/tutor since 1977.
Contact Nancy at (612) 281-1468.

General Academic Tutoring and ACT Tutoring - Mallory Hoch

A BSM graduate and tutor in English, reading, writing, college essay writing, history (AP or exam prep), Spanish and study skills and organization. Contact Mallory Hoch at 763-442-4602, and

Homeworks for Students

Homeworks for Students offers private in-home tutoring for all subjects including math, science, reading, writing, foreign language, ACT, SAT, AP and organization and study skills.

Contact: Sarah Dodge at (612) 871-2043
Karen E. Hemphill, CFA; (612) 990-2890

Karen is very good at working with students on general study skills, organization, planning for tests/setting up study plans. she is also very good at editing, resume writing, working with upper schoolers on college applications, essays, cover letters. She had three children graduate from Breck and one is currently in Medical School so she is well versed in the college app process, writing essays, editing etc. Karen can also tutor students in French, English courses and social studies.

Kay Tutoring

Kay Tutoring offers 1x1 tutoring in all subjects, study skills and coaching to help students realize their potential, test prep, writing help, college essay assistance. Founder Andrea Kay is a Blake grad, did her undergrad at Yale, and has an M.Ed. from the U. Tutors are often teachers with a Master's degree or higher. BSM references upon request!
Contact: Andrea Kay at (612) 807-2525.

National Honor Society Tutoring – Ms. Emily Chmielewski

Click here to sign up for a tutor. Contact Emily Chmielewski with any questions.

Groves Academy

The Learning Center at Groves Academy offers an array of specialized services for students diagnosed with learning disabilities like dyslexia, and/or attention disorders like ADHD. These services include tutoring, diagnostic testing, summer school, speech-language services, career counseling, and assistive technology. The Learning Center is open year round. To schedule an appointment, contact Groves Academy at (952) 920-6377 or complete a client information form.

Revolution Prep

Unlimited tutoring sessions for $99/month for 30 minutes sessions or $149/month. Tutoring is available for all subject areas. Book as many subjects as you need, whenever you need them, with just 48 hours advance notice. For questions and/or to enroll, call (877) 654-8886.

Huntington Learning Center

Edina Contact: Heather Garcia at (952) 922-2488

Plymouth Contact: Amy Servi at (763) 542-0005

Apple Valley Contact: Desire Stratt at (952) 953-6533

The Learning Edge Educational Services - Jennifer Paulsen, Director

Contact Jennifer Paulsen at (651) 905-0569.

Yellow Parachute Tutoring

Yellow Parachute is the BRIGHT spot in your educational story. Our model, founded on 20 years of direct experience bridging the gap between the classroom and individual student’s needs, puts your student on the path to success. We emphasize the supportive relationship between Personal Learning Coach and Student as a defining component in inspiring each student and are actively hiring talented teachers (especially in math and science, including AP Statistics) to put the best teachers with students who need them most. You benefit from the experience of 1:1 tutoring with the network and knowledge base of a multi-tutor company. 

We welcome your phone call or website visit to find out more about Learning Coach availability and costs: (612) 361-7266

Math & Science Tutors
AP Macro/Microeconomics Tutor - Barry Schwabe

Barry Schwabe has a master's in business for the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.  He has taught at several local colleges and has years of experience in the business world. Contact: 952.922-8651,

Math Tutors – Robert Duffy and Associates

Pre-algebra to Calculus, including statistics. Contact Robert Duffy at (612) 819-2699.

Math Tutor - Monica Kocourek
Geometry, Calculus, and AP Calc BC Teacher at DeLaSalle High School and tutor.  Reach Monica at:

Math and Physics Tutor - Dr. Robert Cassola

Dr. Cassola has a Ph.D. in Physics and Math and he has taught physics/math at Ohio State University, Concordia University, and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cassola has tutored many students throughout the years in various subjects and also as preparation for the ACT exam. Dr. Cassola does NOT tutor for AP Statistics. Contact Dr. Cassola at (952) 250 – 8829.

Math Tutor – Andre Caron, M.A.

Prealgebra to Calculus & Statistics.

Contact Andre Caron at (952) 949-0573.

Math, Chemistry and Physics Tutor - Jim Gamble

Contact Jim Gamble at (952) 463-6243. Jim tutors all types of math, including statistics.

Math Tutor - Larry Guzan

Larry Guzan is a BSM parent and Master's in Mathematics.

Contact Larry at (952) 250-8382.

Math Tutor - Michael Leverentz

Michael Leverentz is a math teacher at Holy Family Catholic School, and tutors students from grades 6th through 12th in the following subjects: Pre-
Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, and AP Statistics. He works in west Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs, as well as online.

Contact by phone:  612-214-0887 or email:

Math Tutor - Andrea Poeschl

Andrea Poeschl holds a Master's degree in Mathematics and has experience tutoring all levels of math from grade 3 - College Algebra. She does not tutor for AP Statistics.

Contact Andrea at (651) 353-1343.

Math Tutor - Grades 6-9 - Michelle Fristrom

Michelle is available during the summer months only.

Contact Michelle.

Math and Science Tutor - Randall Sarkis

Randall Sarkis is anEngineer and Tutor. Randall tutors all subjects in Math (Algebra through AP Calculus, including statistics) and Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Contact Randall Sarkis at (952) 368-4401, (612) 991-9080- cell phone, or

Chemistry or Physics Tutor - William Drasler B.S. M.S.

Contact William Drasler or on his website.

Professional Math Tutors – Abraham Gadalla

Abe tutors AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra I, ACT math, SAT math, and Functions and Statistics, but not in depth on statistics.

Contact Abraham Gadalla at (763) 420-3875.

Scholastically Superior: Tutoring and Mentoring - Niki Galownia, Ph.D.

Private tutoring for a wide range of subjects with particular expertise in math and science. 15+ years tutoring experience. References available.

Contact Niki at (612) 581-7637.

Reading Tutors
Reading and Spelling Tutoring

Orton-Gillingham of Minnesota is offering summer sessions for students who need help with reading and spelling. More details and registration form. Also, help available for students with ADSS, Dyslexia and other special needs.

Contact Orton-Gillingham at (763) 951-2379.

Reading Therapist - Patricia Sequeira OG-CT (Orton-Gillingham Certified Teacher)

Patricia Sequeira is a parent of BSM graduates. She is a Reading Therapist, trained in levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Orton-Gillingham, a multisensory approach to teaching, reading, and spelling. Patricia is a Dyslexia Practitioner, OG-CT(Orton-Gillingham Certified Teacher, CDP (Certified Dyslexia Practitioner) and WDP (Wilson Level 1 Dyslexia Practitioner).

Contact Patricia Sequeira at (952) 303-2074.

Summer Reading Skills Program – Various Age Groups – Various Age Groups

Contact Summer Reading Skills Program at (800) 964-2030

SWIFT: Speed Reading with Intention, Focus & Technique

The English Tutor LLC specializes in test prep, English, math, science, college essays, and speed-reading.

Contact founder Rosemary Stalter.

University of Minnesota Center for Reading Research

Summer Reading Skill and Speed Reading Programs for adults and children. Offered during the summer in Chanhassen, Edina, Plymouth, and on the U of M campus. Work on phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, study skills, speed reading, and develop a love of reading.

Call 1-800-715-1498 for more information.

Spanish Tutors
Spanish Tutor – Kelsey Jacobson

Kelsey is a MN Licensed Spanish Teacher. Kelsey is available during the summer months only.

Contact Kelsey at (763) 807-3858


Spanish Tutor - Katy Jantscher

Katy is a MN licensed Spanish Teacher and former BSM employee. Katy is available year-round.

Contact Katy at (920) 562-8077