Phyllis Hillwig

Team Leader: Founder, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

Fun Facts:  Phyllis was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She started her MBA training at the age of six, working in her family’s Chinese restaurant. She learned about customer service, burning rice, and how to fold napkins in the shape of a bird. Professionally, Phyllis has started four education companies and has built award-winning products for major education publishers. Her passion is watching the lightbulb go off when a student understands something new.

Specialized Grades: K-12 and Higher Education, Professional Development in Mathematics Education

Content Areas: Mathematics, Mathematics Education

Degrees: Ed.D., M.A., Columbia University; Mathematics B.S. Lafayette College

Awards: Charles A. Dana Scholar, Minority Group Scholar, Andrew Mellon Scholar

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Leah

Leah

Specialized Grades: Pre-K to 8
Content Areas: English, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies
Degree(s): BA Elementary Education, Math Concentration – Towson University

Leah is the Assistant Director of Eurekii. She has a brother named Luke and a collection of llama-themed mugs (not to be confused with baby Yodas). When not tutoring or hiking, Leah can be found exercising or making nutritious meals that would make any celebrity chef jealous. We joke that Leah does it all: she hires employees, schedules students, trains our team, and always makes sure we have an endless supply of colored markers.

Ken

Specialized Grades: 3-12
Content Areas: Mathematics (all levels), English, Spanish, and Math SAT Prep
Degree(s): BS Mathematics, Minor Spanish – Morgan State University (2022)

Ken is our lead musician. Seriously, the guy is in the award-winning Morgan State University Marching Band and plays three instruments! Whether it’s music or math, Ken is a tutor of many talents. When he is not helping a student look at something from a different perspective, you can find him playing video games or bowling.

Lauren

Specialized Grades: 6-12
Content Areas
: Math, English, Biology, and Chemistry, SAT Prep
Degree(s): BS Forensic Chemistry and Music Double Major – Towson University (2022)

We like to call her “World-Traveler Lauren.” She graduated from the American Community School of Abu Dhabi and loves learning about different cultures. She’s tutored kids everywhere from the island of Haiti to the hip town of Towson! In addition to her penchant for traveling, Lauren loves to read, listen to music, and connect with kids of all ages.

Clare

Specialized Grades: 3-12
Content Areas: Mathematics, Biology, Statistics, and Environmental Science
Degree(s): BS Environmental Science, Minor Mathematics – Pomona College

Clare was a swimmer in college and enjoys the outdoors, particularly if she’s west of the Mississippi. She loves to read and hike and hang out with her two favorite huskies. Clare will be going to graduate school in the fall, and she hopes to either go into teaching or save the environment through research. We bet she’ll succeed at either one!

Camryn

Specialized Grades: 3-12
Content Areas: Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Organization and Executive Function, and SAT/ACT prep
Degree(s): BS Double Major in Biology and Animal Studies, minor in Deaf Studies – Towson University (2021)

Cam is a multi-faceted woman! She’s an animal lover, a model, a past American Sign Language president, and gifted tutor! She loves being outside and going on hikes, but also enjoys reading a good book. Harry Potter is a favorite! When she’s not working, she’s cooking or baking, snuggling with her cat Ginger, and stretching to get rid of all the kinks.

Charlie

Specialized Grades: 5-12
Content Areas: Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, SAT and ACT Prep
Degree(s): BS Mathematics and Computer Science, Minor Physics – Towson University

Like a brilliant, absent-minded professor, Charlie is a genius but usually forgets his keys! His interests include eating good food, exercising and weight lifting, playing video games, and tickling the ivories on the piano. While Charlie always enjoys challenges, he particularly enjoys baffling the team with interesting and complex problems…some of which might not have a solution.

Holly

Specialized Grades: 3-12
Content Areas: Math, Biology, English, and Chemistry
Degree(s): BS Biology, Minor Chemistry – UNC Chapel Hill, MA Science Education Loyola University (2021)

If you’ve ever run for exercise, you might just have run by Holly! After all, if she’s not tutoring, she’s busy running marathons and playing with her rescue dog, Sonny. She’s been passionate about education since she was in elementary school and she loves teaching and helping students. She’s currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Science Education and will be helping Eurekii students make lava lamps, fly airplanes, and discover the cure for the next pandemic!

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Destiny

Specialized Grades: K-8
Content Areas
: Elementary Education, Chemistry
Degree(s): BS Elementary Education – Towson University (2023)

Destiny is interested in all things educational! In addition to tutoring, she has written curriculum, worked on training videos, put together Math All Around boxes in her basement, and created puzzles for our youngest students to enjoy. You can find Destiny working with our small group classes and sitting on the floor, playing and learning with our kids.

Yasmeen

Specialized Grades: K-6
Content Areas
: Elementary Education, Math, Reading, Arabic
Degree(s): Associate of Arts in Teaching, Elem. Ed/Elem. Special Ed – Anne Arundel Community College, BS Elementary Education – Towson University (2022)

Yasmeen loves kids! She one of five children and likes to hang with her brothers and sisters by playing soccer, streaming shows on Netflix, and relaxing! She loves to plan fun lessons and building relationships with students and making connections with them. A travel lover, she has been to Jordan, Qatar, and France! Watch out though, Yasmeen loves riddles and jokes so when you see her, she may just stump you with one!

we look for team members who have...

Open book
strong content backgrounds
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critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
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high energy and compassion for learning styles and preferences
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great people skills
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humor, a growth mindset, and lots of interests
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endurance to go through our intense vetting, shadowing, and training process