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find your fire.

The mind is not a vessel to fill, but a fire to ignite. ~Plutarch

Meet Our Tutors

Anjana Ravi

Anna University

MS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, 2014

B.Tech, IT, 2011

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Anjana attended Anna University,India on full academic scholarship after graduating as valedictorian from her high school. After a year in IT, she realized her passion was teaching. Anjana worked as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science for two years before moving to Seattle, where she began as a long term substitute teacher for kids with special needs at Seattle School District. She went on to teach CTE SNAP Programming for the WANIC program at Issaquah School District, and taught Scratch,Python and Java coding in after school programs. Anjana has to close to 5 years of experience working as STEM instructor at  different community colleges, schools and universities at Seattle and Eastside. While not at work, Anjana enjoys spending time with family, surfing the web, swimming, listening to music, and dancing.

Robert McKay

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Middlebury College

BA IN PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION, 2009. GPA: 3.56

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Robert has always loved language, scoring perfect 800s on the verbal SATs, gaining admission to top schools like Amherst, Williams, Vassar, Colby and Wesleyan, in addition to Middlebury where he got his BA. His lifelong passion for writing and education led through numerous outdoor education, urban agriculture and youth development jobs, small-press editing, a book of poems (Cities of Rain, Honeybee Press, 2012) and finally to teaching. Robert taught history and literature for five years in East Coast private high schools, including a startup where he built a new curriculum from the ground up. In 2017 he moved to Seattle and founded Ignite, continuing to work with special education and ELL students in Seattle and Highline Public Schools, where he earned his certification in ELL, Literacy and History on the job. Robert has helped scores of students score higher on the SAT, ISEE, and AP exams, and has spent almost as much time editing admissions essays as he has working on his crime novel manuscript! Robert's other hobbies include parenting plants and cats, cycling the city, and value investing. He's working on his Spanish and Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst certification.

Elizabeth

Ms. Ravi has had excellent rapport with [Building a Bridge coding] students and they came to trust and like her deeply... She was able to tailor our curriculum to
meet the needs of students with widely differing abilities, and work with their individual learning styles.
Ms. Ravi is highly competent, motivated, professional, organized and has a positive, gentle demeanor
which made her very relatable to the students.

Dionne

Anjana... has been my son's math tutor for two years, and have been efficient, detail-oriented and extremely competent. Anjana has a wonderful rapport with my son, and has been excellent in her communication skills, and is readily available for support, even on very short notice.

clients & colleagues say:

Paul

 Robert was amazing! If you need help with an essay you are writing he is the go-to guy... I was absolutely blown away by his level of expertise and knowledge.

Pavitra

My son in sixth grade... had a lot of self doubt and lacked confidence when it came to anything related to numbers... Within a few short months, Anjana has worked her magic on him... he has actually begun to care about the work... It's been so wonderful to have his true personality shine even when doing a subject he finds difficult.

Nellie

Robert... brought such a fantastic vibrancy and enthusiasm... his impact on the entire high school... was palpable... Robert's knowledge in his filed (and many other fields) is extensive, but what is most impressive is the passion and care he takes to present these intricate and important pieces, whether it be history or literature... The students... are eager to take up the next question or challenge... that builds upon what Robert has laid down.

Stephanie

He's helping to unlock my child's potential equipping him to be successful... You will not be disappointed by selecting Robert; he's amazing. Highly recommended!