Rob is the founder and president of Stumptown Test Prep. He has been a professional tutor since 1997, and has dedicated over 15,000 hours specifically to one-on-one standardized test tutoring. In addition, he has also taught classroom mathematics, history, and English to grades six through nine at schools in Washington, DC, Santa Fe, NM, and Portland, OR.
Rob graduated from Yale University with a BA in History, and subsequently earned an MA in Liberal Arts from the Graduate Institute of St. John's College. He is originally from Washington, DC, and now lives in Portland, OR with his family.
Logan has been tutoring for the SAT, SAT II, ACT and GRE since 2004, working in such diverse locations as Salt Lake City, UT and Palo Alto, CA before moving to Portland, OR and joining Stumptown Test Prep in February 2008. He loves working with students individually and developing the best method for approaching their specific learning styles. He particularly prides himself on presenting even the driest of material in an entertaining fashion and tries to provide a new puzzle every session to encourage lateral thinking. As a native West Coaster who decided to go to school on the East Coast, he is happy to talk to students and parents about the excitement and anxiety of attending a school away from home.
Logan graduated from Wesleyan University with High Honors in the College of Letters, and also has an MA in the MAPSS Program from the University of Chicago. Although he grew up in Salt Lake City, he was born in Corvallis, Oregon and enjoys being back in his homestate.
Jay Kapp has been tutoring and mentoring high schoolers in Portland for the past four years. He relishes the opportunity to help students develop a balanced and informed approach to problem solving.
Jay graduated with high honors from UC Berkeley, where he returned recently to give the English department’s valedictory address. He has worked for more than six years as a freelance editor, both for UC Berkeley’s daily newspaper as well as a New York-based financial services company. He moved to Portland after spending a year in Ireland at Trinity College Dublin, where he studied the literature of James Joyce.
Morgan Azinger has been tutoring in a variety of subjects since high school, including Test Prep, Spanish, English, Creative Writing and general study habits, both privately and for educational corporations. She is particularly experienced with students who need help finding their motivation or confidence. She loves working one-on-one to figure out how to make intimidating material feel approachable and fresh. Morgan graduated from Kenyon College as a double major in English and Spanish.
A Portland native, she attended Lincoln High School and can speak to the culture and quirks of the Portland community and the pros and cons of going to college across the country. She is thrilled to be back teaching on her home turf.
Shveta Miller has nearly 15 years experience as an educator. She most recently taught as an adjunct instructor at such unique institutions as Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Before that, she was a teacher in New York City high schools for five years, where she also served as the Dean of Discipline. She also spent a few years traveling around Asia and Latin America teaching English as a Foreign Language to young children and adults, so she has acquired a keen ability to adapt lessons to students’ diverse learning styles. While in college and graduate school, Shveta worked as an SAT tutor and teacher in the US and the UK.
Shveta holds a BA with honors in English from UC Berkeley, a Masters with Distinction in Modern Literature from University of London and a Masters in Teaching English. She is professionally certified to teach English and has received training in an Orton-Gillingham curriculum proven to effectively address the needs of dyslexic learners.