Meet Our Instructors

Absolute Value Tutoring offers professional educators who are experts in their field. Please browse through our experienced staff below.

Reasons to consider Absolute Value Tutoring

We are small and plan to stay that way. Think of us an an educational boutique. Our classes are either one-on-one or small groups with a maximum of six students.

The Latin definition of the word “tutor” is “to guard or watch.” For this reason, we hire teachers who are passionate stewards of education. All of our tutors are professional educators who possess mandatory state and federal clearances.

Nestled inside the Galleria with an updated space and the latest technology, Absolute Value is designed for a positive experience.

Joseph Haley

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Nicole Arnold

Nicole is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where she earned her Masters degree in Bioethics; a Bachelors in Biology; and a Bachelors in Cognitive Science.

Michelle Nguyen

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Rice University, which is known for its groundbreaking programs in research and science. She worked in both biology- and chemistry-focused research labs throughout her college career, specifically within the field of fragment-based drug discovery.

Sean Elliot Martin, Ph.D

Dr. Sean Elliot Martin is an Assistant Professor of Intelligence Studies at Point Park University, where he prepares students to work with federal agencies like the CIA and FBI. With several degrees in a variety of subjects (including a PhD in English Literature), Sean has spent 20 years as a college professor/instructor, teaching Intelligence and […]

Caroline Connell

Caroline is a performer and educator with over 10 years’ of theatre experience. She has performed and taught in Pittsburgh, Charleston, SC, and New York City. Caroline earned a double major in English and Theatre Performance at the College of Charleston, then completed a 10-month Acting Residency with Charleston Stage, where she performed and taught in public schools as well as at the Charleston Stage Studios.

Sharon Riesmeyer

With a BFA in Illustration/Visual Communications from Carnegie Mellon University and certification in K-12 Art Education, Sharon is a highly accomplished and experienced art professional. She has developed and implemented dynamic art lesson plans for the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Fine Arts Miracles, and the CMU Pre-College Art Program. ¬†Sharon enjoys teaching children and […]

Nikki Phillips

Nikki is an experienced and passionate educator with a penchant for enhancing learning and teaching with technology. Having earned two Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Education, she is currently at work on her Master of Science in Educational Technology at Duquesne University, where she also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Instructional Technology. Nikki has […]

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