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How to Get Started

Tutor noun
A person employed to instruct another in some branch or branches of learning, especially a private instructor

Youth Architect tutors are currently achieving or have received their Bachelor’s degrees in various courses of study. They are all successful students that are here to aid in and teach their specific subjects, including those in English, history, science, math and foreign languages. However, our tutors are more than educational tools; they are mentors, peers, and coaches who work to impact their students. The goal is not to just improve grades but to prepare students for future academic successes through teaching studying tools and logical processing. We work to mold the youth into their highest potentials as students and the best candidate for their future steps.

What makes Youth Architects Tutors Unique?
  • A variety of tutors to choose from
  • Tutoring-on-the-Go: We meet where it is convenient for you
  • Younger tutors that also serve as positive role models

How to get started
Email Youth Architects ([email protected]) to schedule a meeting with our Academic Coach.

Tutoring Fees/Payments
  • The fee for the initial meeting with our Academic Coach is $85.
  • Tutoring in a central location is $50 per hour.
  • Tutoring-on-the-Go is $60 per hour.
  • Contact us for SAT/ACT Tutoring (rate is dependent on specialty and tutor).
  • Families will be billed monthly via e-mail. Fees can be paid directly to Youth Architects by check or credit card.

                     Austin Lewis, USC Student
                                  Austin Lewis is a graduate from Hammond School in Columbia, SC and a
                                  current student at the University of South Carolina Honors College.
                                  He is a Pre-Medical student working to attain his Bachelor’s of Science in
                                  Biology with a Chemistry and Religious Studies minor. As an already
                                  established tutor in the Columbia area, Austin has partnered with Youth
                                  Architects to envision and design the philosophy and structure of this
                                  program division.
  Austin specializes in:
  middle and high school math, science, in SAT math (current 2016 test), and ACT math and
  science sections.

                                                    Laura Dorn, Recent Dartmouth Graduate
                                                     Laura Dorn is a graduate of Richland Northeast High School in Columbia,
                                  SC and a 2015 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.  At
                                  Dartmouth, she double majored in history (modified with literature) and
                                  studio art. She currently works at the South Carolina State Treasurer’s

Laura specializes in:
Middle and high school English and history, SAT reading and writing and language, ACT reading and English 

                            Nick Obremskey
                                  Nick Obremskey is a senior premedical student working to obtain his                                          Bachelors in Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at USC with                                      a Psychology minor.

                                  Nick specializes in:
                                  High school and college math, science, SAT math and grammar tutoring 

                                                      Christine Reid, USC Student
                                                       Christine Reid is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a student in the
                                   Honors College at the University of South Carolina. She is a pre-medical
                                   student majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and Spanish. She
                                   is on the executive board for her sorority and participates in a research
                                   lab for colon cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
  Christine specializes in:
  Spanish, chemistry, biology and math

                                                      Chris van Baaren
Chris van Baaren is originally from the Netherlands, but has lived the                                           last 10 years in Florence, South Carolina. He is currently a student at the                                     University of South Carolina majoring in International Business and                                             Supply Chain/Operations Management and minoring in German.                                                 Alongside his studies, Chris also tutors calculus for the Student Success                                       Center at USC, plays club soccer, and is a member of the international                                         business student council. 

Chris specializes in:
Middle and high school math, history, German, and SAT/ACT math

                                   Andi Waddell, USC Grad Student
Andi Waddell is originally from Lexington, South Carolina. She graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2012. After several years living and working in Washington, D.C., she returned to South Carolina to pursue her passion for education. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of South Carolina and hopes to teach high school English after completing this degree.

Andi specializes in:
middle and high school English and SAT reading and writing