STEM Tutor Network

Bard Math Circle STEM Tutor Network
The Bard Math Circle STEM Tutor Network offers quality tutoring to pre-college students in-person and through online videoconferences.

Our tutors are Bard College undergraduates and graduates, who come from all over the world, bringing high levels of expertise and intellectual engagement.

Whether your student needs an extra boost to succeed in class, or is interested in exploring above and beyond, we are excited to work with them. We aim to provide top quality tutoring at the affordable rate of $25 per one hour session. We do offer financial aid for those who qualify. We are grateful for your support of this venture.

We are now primarily tutoring in person! Originating in 2020 during the educational shutdowns resulting from the pandemic, the network started only with math, only online. In 2024, we are tutoring mostly in person, and we’ve continued to deepen students’ appreciation and understanding of their studies, and have expanded to include tutoring in Computer Science, Physics, and other STEM subjects.  

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Our Team:

Natalia Dziubelski

My Name is Natalia Dziubelski (she/her/hers), I’m a dual degree student at Bard majoring in Physics and in the conservatory! I am the coordinator of the Bard Math Circle, so I handle matching students with tutors, and other organizational tasks. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at! 🙂

Prottoy Samir
Math and Physics Tutor

Hi! I am Prottoy Samir and I am sophomore at Bard, as of 2022, intending to major in Physics and Mathematics. During my high-school days, I found myself fascinated in participating in many math competitions and Physics Olympiads. A large part of my critical thinking skills have developed through these experiences. So I took myself to spreading my knowledge to others by being a tutor myself. I have taught middle-school and high-school students and I also run a side project where I am aiming to create a YouTube channel containing video-lectures on Physics topics in simple and understandable language. Check it out at Physix Daily.

Chloe Dufeu
Math and Physics Tutor

Hello, my name is Chloe Dufeu and I am a first year at Bard. I grew up in New York City. I am planning on being a joint major in physics and math. I have always enjoyed working with children and have much experience tutoring children in math as well as other subjects. Some of my hobbies are dance, music, and knitting/crocheting.

Husna Manalai
Math and Computer Science Tutor

Hi! I’m Husna, and this is my second year at Bard. I’m planning to major in computer science, and become a software engineer! I started tutoring math at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and tutored Precalculus and Calculus I. I love working with kids and have been teaching my little cousins math and coding for two years. I want to make math and coding a fun experience for everyone. When I'm free, I love designing silly games in Unity, go running with my friend, and do landscape painting 🙂

Yaroslav Valchyshen
Math and Computer Science Tutor

My name is Yaroslav Valchyshen. I am sophomore at Bard College, double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. I am from Ukraine, where I had been working as a software engineer at a game development company before I moved to United States. When it comes to my experience in tutoring, I used to work as a Peer Math tutor at Dutchess Community College. My main hobbies are programming, math, and gym.

Bermet Sultangazieva
Math and Computer Science Tutor

Hello! My name is Bermet Sultangazieva. I am a junior student majoring in Software Engineering. I am from Kyrgyzstan, and I am currently an exchange student here at Bard College. My home institution is the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek city, Kyrgyzstan. I have been working as a Math tutor back at my home institution for undergraduate students, and I have also worked with middle and high school students to prepare for the Republican Test, where I was able to rank among the top 50 students in Kyrgyzstan. I am really happy to be a part of Bard's Math Circle team, and I am looking forward to working with kids and helping them with everything I can! I am a fan of reading books, hiking, and the Fast and Furious series:) I believe that through genuine interest, challenges are transformed into ease. Thus, I strive to ignite a true fascination with mathematics by kindling the interest within and making a Math journey full of fun, joy, and new knowledge!