Meet Our Instructors

  • 17 Bachelors degrees
  • 11 Masters degrees
  • 3 Ph.Ds
  • 1000’s of hours of teaching

Absolute Value Tutoring offers professional educators who are experts in their fields. 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.

Leslie Long

Leslie is a highly-qualified secondary-level math teacher with 10 years’ of classroom experience in applied, advanced, honors, college prep, and conceptual courses for middle and high school. After obtaining her Bachelors degree from Boston College, Leslie went on to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College and has completed graduate-level work at […]

Lisa Marinacci

Lisa holds a Masters in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, where she won the Mary Michael Gifford Award from the CMU School of Drama.  (She holds a Bachelors degree in Drama and Creative Writing as well — also from CMU.)   Lisa co-wrote the musical THE DEVIL AND DAISY JANE  and is an accomplished […]

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.

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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