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.
Sophie Linnett started tutoring at the age of 14 and has taught a variety of subjects including Latin, Grammar, Writing, Math, and Test Prep for various private families and corporations. While living in California Sophie also worked as a teacher for a non-profit summer enrichment program for at-risk youth. Sophie has always enjoyed writing and worked as a newsroom intern in high school and later for NPR.
Sophie graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Classics. Her specialty is the Latin language, which she has been studying for 12 years. Originally from Oakland, California, Sophie has been living in Portland since 2007.
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.
Caitlin Starling began tutoring in early high school in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from Writing, Math, and Test Prep to Biology and Neuroscience, both for private families as well as educational institutions. She has worked extensively with students who are worried or anxious about testing, and is committed to fostering confidence in testing and in life. As a native East Coaster who has also lived in the Midwest and now the West Coast, she can speak to the potential challenges and benefits of making a big move for school.
Caitlin graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in Anthropology. She is originally from Baltimore, MD, and now lives in Portland, OR.
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 be back teaching on her home turf.