Garrett’s eleven years of classroom experience include work in both public and private schools, within five different countries, within elementary, middle, high school, and adult classrooms, and to both tech free and paperless schools. He has taken the best practices from each experience and applied them to his teaching to be the most effective tutor possible.
His path includes earning a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s of Education from the University of Maryland, teaching in public middle and high schools outside D.C., teaching and developing curriculum for an international traveling IB boarding school in Buenos Aires, Hiroshima, Boston, and Hyderabad, working as an elementary and technology teacher at Journeys School, teaching 10th Grade English for Swiss Semester and finally, to founding Teton Tutors.
Garrett believes in giving students the tools they need to support themselves. He hopes that by the time they finish his sessions they have become more independent learners.
View his full resume, which includes ten years of teaching at almost every grade level here.
Kiersten graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a concentration in Human Development, Family Studies and Communication Sciences. Throughout her teaching career she has taught in public and private schools in Vermont, New York City, Maryland and the District of Columbia for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Kiersten's number one priority in the classroom is to make certain that every student feels included and confident. She believes strength lies within effective communication, which reflects in their ability to read, write and speak to others effectively. This led her to pursue her Masters in Reading and Literacy at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Although she is now a full-time Interior Design Assistant, she enjoys spending her spare time helping students gain confidence and reach their full potential through one-on-one and small group tutoring.
Kevin grew up in New Mexico and has lived in Colorado and the Midwest before coming to the Tetons to enjoy the beauty of the area. He graduated from Adrian College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and studied Education en route to obtaining a Secondary teaching certificate in multiple states. He has taught Math in both middle and high school in Michigan and Nebraska and has tutored everything from basic 6th grade Math to Calculus. Kevin believes that anyone can learn Math with the proper outlook, guidance, and strategy. He provides a positive disposition, structured support, and a plan that scaffolds the content so students can find success in and out of the classroom.
Brian is an educator and lover of all things outdoors. He received a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and is currently working on a M.A. from Prescott College. Raised in the mountains in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Brian is the oldest of six siblings and loves to ski and whitewater kayak. Brian has developed curriculum and taught Spanish and world history to grades 10-12, and spent the last five summers leading student travel programs in Latin America. Most recently he has been working as a teaching assistant in Costa Rica with first year university students, but continues to find his way back to the Tetons. He loves connecting with students one-on-one and engaging their interests to help them learn and grow!