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AUSTIN TRINKLE

Founder & Director

Tutor/Coach

B.S. ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, STANFORD '14

Austin grew up in Seal Beach. He attended Los Alamitos High School where he was a member of the Junior Honor Guard, National Honor Society, Christian Club, and Street Ministry Club, recipient of the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, founder of the Ping Pong Club, and team captain for the Swim and Water Polo teams.

 

Austin has been playing water polo since he was 8 years old. He competed at the highest level in club water polo, reaching national medal championships matches 5 times. In high school he was a starter his freshman year, leading his team to 2 Sunset League championships, 2 CIF semi-finalist appearances and 1 CIF finalist appearance. Individually, he was twice named to All-CIF Southern Section Division I First Team, was first-team All-Orange County pick as a senior and a second-team pick as a junior, named to Orange County All-Star Team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team as a senior, earned 2008 Sunset League Co-Player of the Year honor, was two-time LAHS Player of the Year, named 2007 Long Beach Press-Telegram Player of the Year as a junior, was twice selected to All-Sunset League First Team, named LAHS Offensive Player of the Year in 2006, and was a four-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner. Additionally, Austin competed on the United States National Team for 4 years, traveling to Obrenovac, Serbia, and Calgary, Canada where he competed in the Pan Pacific International Tournament. Austin played 3 years of water polo for Stanford before deciding to focus on school and take on larger roles in the religious groups he was involved in for his last year.

 

At Stanford Austin pursued a degree in Architectural Design. He is especially interested in Integrated Enterprise, Integrated Project Delivery, as well as Building Information Modeling (BIM). Coursework included architecture studio classes, sustainable buildings, IPD, renewable energy, HVAC/building systems, civil engineering, earth systems, solid mechanics, multi-variable calculus and linear algebra. Austin excels in mathematics and enjoys passing on techniques he has learned over the years.

 

Austin has always had an interest in German language and history. He studied german for four years in high school continued his pursuit of the language with college courses. Austin also had the privilege of studying abroad at Stanford’s program in Berlin, Germany. Austin went back to Berlin for a six month internship with an architecture firm, Krüger Schuberth Vandrieke. 

 

Austin credits his success to organization and time management. Those are topics that he enjoys teaching to keen students. Austin is available for consulting in areas of water polo recruiting, resume writing, time management, organization, goal setting, swim speed, strength and conditioning.

 
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EMMA TRINKLE

Tutor/Coach

B.S. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY '17
MINOR SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES
BIOLOGY TEACHING CREDENTIAL CANDIDATE, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH, ‘23

Passionate about serving others and seeing through their perspective, Emma is interested in helping students learn by giving them the framework that will lead to curiosity and growth. Drawing from previous tutoring and instructor experience, she brings forth patience and understanding in working with students.

Through her passion for the outdoors, Emma enrolled into a farm school after graduating college where she learned not only the labor of farming, but also the science behind much of it. This time eventually led her toward a passion for teaching earth science. Today, Emma is completing her teaching credential in Biology at California State University Long Beach. She hopes to teach science at the high school level and share her passion with local students.

During high school, Emma was a member of the cross country and track teams. During her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and swing dancing.

Emma specializes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

 
 
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MARK MUELLER

Tutor/Coach

B.A. CLASSICS WITH A MINOR IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES, STANFORD UNIVERSITY '11
M.T.S DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL ‘17

Mark Mueller felt called to coach and teach at an early age and has consistently pursued as many opportunities to learn and improve his craft. He is passionate about challenging students and athletes to reach their full potential, and enjoys encouraging individuals to develop a love of learning. 

As a coach, Mark encourages his student-athletes to utilize consistent time management and study skills. At Stanford University, he studied the functional analysis of movement and nutrition, which provided him with a strong background in speed, power, and agility training. He has a unique personal experience with, and understanding of, injury prevention and rehabilitation, which has influenced his strong belief that constant communication between athletes and coaches is a critical part of athlete safety. Over the past six years, he has developed custom training, conditioning, and strength development programs for athletes at all levels of experience. 

Mark graduated from Stanford in 2011 with a degree in Classics and a minor in Religious Studies. At Stanford, Mark developed strong foreign language, computational, and writing abilities, studying Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Multi-Variable Calculus & Linear Algebra, and majoring in Classics and Religious Studies. His university coursework prepared him to tutor all levels of Mathematics: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus, as well as Physics, History, Religion, Philosophy, Ethics, and Ancient Greek.

Athletically, Mark was a two-sport varsity D-I athlete, who competed in both Football and Track and Field at Stanford University. He is an elite Football, Track and Field, and Lacrosse Coach, having trained athletes at every experience level from professionals to elementary school students. Some of his Stanford athletic achievements include: Three Varsity Letters in Football and four in Track and Field, playing in the 2009 Brut Sun Bowl, 2010 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, 2011 NCAA All-American Honorable Mention, 2011 MPSF Scholar-Athlete Honors, 2011 PAC-10 All-Academic Honors, being the 2011 Big Meet champion in the 100m, 200m, and 400m, placing 6th in the 2010 Pac-10 Championships in the 200m dash, and qualifying in the 4x400 meter relay for the 2011 NCAA Track and Field Championships. 

He and his beautiful wife, Griffin Mueller, now live in Durham, NC, where he is continuing his pursuit of his calling to teach by working at his master’s degree at Duke Divinity School and to his calling as a coach by assisting with the Varsity Duke Track and Field Team. His wife Griffin now works at Cisco in RTP.

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MAX BLOOM

Tutor/Coach

B.A. CANDIDATE LINGUISTICS, LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY, '21

Max first began tutoring in 2011, when he realized that his penchant for helping students move forward with their learning and academics could serve a greater purpose. Since then, he’s worked one-on-one with students to improve their ACT and SAT scores, master the steps and processes involved in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus, and understand grammatical concepts, acquire vocabulary, and improve self-expression in English, Spanish, and French. He’s worked approximately 5000 hours in the one-on-one learning environment. He currently studies Linguistics at Cal State Long Beach and spends his free time drawing, playing tennis, and stretching it out on the yoga mat.

 
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HANNAH HOWELL

Tutor/Coach

B.A. ART HISTORY, STANFORD UNIVERSITY '20

MASTERS CANDIDATE IN SUSTAINABILITY, '21

I am passionate about teaching and mentoring students- both in the classroom and in athletics.  My freshman year at Stanford I began tutoring with Ravenswood Reads, a program where I taught elementary kids reading skills. I have tutored students from Kindergarten through High School in various subjects. I recently graduated this spring with my Bachelors degree, but I will be pursuing my masters at Stanford in Sustainability this upcoming year. 

 

Throughout my 4 years at Stanford I was a member of the varsity softball team, where I balanced both my academics and athletic schedules. In line with my other tutoring experiences, the summer after my junior year I participated in a 3 week civil service trip to South Africa. On this trip I taught elementary through high school students sports specific skills, as well as nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices. 

 

I have a passion for art and the arts (History and English) I am comfortable tutoring in a wide range of subjects. 

 
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GARRETT QUIMBY

Tutor/Coach

B.S. CANDIDATE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY '21

Hello! My name is Garrett Quimby and I am a 22 year old aerospace engineering student at CSULB, and during the summers I am a lifeguard at Long Beach. I’m a 2016 Los Al alumni and I have been tutoring students for two years now, specifically in courses such as Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry/Algebra, and Chemistry. I spend my free time fishing, skiing, and working on rockets with the CSULB rocketry club.

 
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LAURENCE FERRUFINO

Tutor/Coach

B.S. CANDIDATE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY, '21

Laurence was born and raised in Los Alamitos, California. From a young age, Laurence has always had an interest in science and technology. This interest has continued into high school, where he excelled in upper level STEM courses, and further into college, where he pursues a degree in electrical engineering at CSU Long Beach. He also held internship positions over past summers in the aerospace industry.

 

Sports and physical activity is also a huge part of Laurence’s life, as he played baseball, soccer, football, and basketball in his pre-teen years before he focused on water polo. He honed his skills in water polo by playing for the International Water Polo Club, which paved the path for him to play varsity at the high school level. Laurence continues to improve his fitness by weightlifting throughout his college years.

 

Laurence also takes delight in helping others, whether it be volunteering or academically. He assisted at his local church where he helped with food distribution at Lenten fish dinners and annual carnival events. He also began his tutoring career before joining Sports & Scholars, by tutoring for local students via word of mouth.

 

 Laurence specializes in math, physics, chemistry, stats, and engineering.

 
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AMMAR ALINUR

Tutor/Coach

B.S. CANDIDATE COMPUTER SCIENCE, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, '23

Ammar enjoys tutoring because he believes it is a selfless way of life. Ammar is particularly interested in helping students develop a different approach to education. Education is typically portrayed as a chore, but learning can be much more. Understanding and appreciating education for its worth plays a large role in the motivation to learn, and Ammar strives to share this message when working with students.

 

Through competitive programming competitions, Ammar began to develop a passion for Mathematics and Computer Science. This led him to participate in many coding competitions and work on a wide range of projects in his free time involving Machine Learning, App Development, and Cybersecurity. His breadth has developed from a wide range of subjects in high school and college. Ammar has taken and successfully excelled in 21 AP exams, in subjects ranging from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, and English.

 

Ammar has also played soccer from a very young age, and has been the team captain of his local soccer team in Dallas. His soccer team won the Tournament of Champions which involved over 500 soccer teams from all over North Texas. He also co-founded a before school chess program, spending two hours a week teaching fifteen kindergartners basic chess moves and strategies for three years.

 

In his free time, Ammar enjoys writing comedy skits, performing stand up, reading, working out, playing soccer, and coding.

 

Ammar specializes in Mathematics, SAT Prep, Soccer, and Computer Science.

 
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KEVIN LONGORIA

Tutor/Coach

B.S. CANDIDATE MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, '22

Kevin strongly believes in paying it forward, which is why he enjoys opportunities like tutoring where he can serve others. Kevin is interested in allowing students to reach their full potential, especially the areas school often ignores. Each person is unique in their own ways which is why understanding them first can truly increase the enjoyment of learning while cultivating their curiosity. This is what Kevin seeks to accomplish through the connections he makes with students.

Through a summer research program in high school, Kevin became interested in biology, especially how the wet lab experience could become more accessible. However, at college, Kevin was able to discover his interest for finance and technology which has allowed him to explore courses in computer science, calculus, entrepreneurship, accounting, investment analysis, and statistics. Outside of school, Kevin has applied his skills to opportunties with Microsoft, Dorm Room Fund, and startups to continue his professional development.

Kevin has also grown up speaking Spanish since that is his parent’s native language. He has been able to take bilingual classes and AP level classes throughout his life and engages in diversity led organizations on campus. In addition, Kevin grew up playing soccer where he was also a member of his high school’s team. In addition, he has coached youth soccer teams before he started college.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys biking around campus, hiking, visiting the beach, working out, watching Twitch, and playing soccer.

Kevin specializes in Spanish, Algebra, English and Soccer.

 
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BRIDGET MURRAY

Tutor/Coach

A.A. CANDIDATE LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE

While growing up in Long Beach, Bridget graduated from Millikan High School in 2020 where she swam for three years and took a wide variety of AP and Honors courses. She currently attends Long Beach City College where she plans to earn her AA then transfer to CSULB for her Bachelor’s degree. Bridget enjoys helping others and has developed skills to do so through previous tutoring experience, teaching swim lessons, lifeguarding, and volunteering with teachers and students in middle school classrooms. In her free time, Bridget enjoys exercising and spending time with family and friends.

 

Bridget specializes in math specific subjects such as Geometry, Algebra, and Pre-Calculus.

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TRISTYN THOMAS

Tutor/Coach

B.A. CANDIDATE HUMAN BIOLOGY, STANFORD UNIVERSITY ‘24

Tristyn is passionate about learning equity for all students, and aims to help students learn by becoming invested in their individual learning needs and goals. Drawing from previous tutoring experience with students with learning disabilities, Tristyn understands that everyone learns differently and has their own journey in education.

The arts is a significant part of Tristyn’s life, as she engaged in competitive dancing throughout high school. She also loves more traditional art practices, like painting, drawing, and crafts. She has helped develop arts programming for students at the East Palo Alto arts center, and loves to work on personal projects like sewing and jewelry making. Tristyn has a long history with community organizing, which is part of why she is pursuing a career in the health industry to try and help bridge existing gaps in care for marginalized groups of people in the United States.

She enjoys working with others through both volunteering and tutoring. Taking skills learned from volunteering in various spaces over the years, like Sharp Hospital and community arts centers, Tristyn will be working with a community arts organization in NYC to help eliminate access barriers for youth interested in the arts. She plans to continue her passion for both the arts and health into the future.

In her free time, Tristyn enjoys beach trips, long walks in nature, going to concerts, and enjoying time with loved ones.

Tristyn specializes in Biology, English, and the Arts.