Sanni Keskimaki, founder of Abacus Tutoring, is a Learning Resources Coordinator at Lakeside School where she teaches study skills, organizational strategies, math and other academic subjects to students. Prior to teaching at Lakeside, she worked as a middle and intermediate school math teacher at The Evergreen School, a school dedicated to meeting the needs of the highly capable student. She has been tutoring students in math, writing, test preparation, and organizational skills for the past fifteen years. When she is not tutoring, Sanni can be found surfing, hiking, reading, or training her Australian Shepherd, Rusti, in the fun sport of dog agility and canine scent training.
Kian Flynn graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. After graduating from Carleton, he moved back to the Northwest and served as an AmeriCorps youth tutor for the non-profit Neighborhood House in Auburn. With the Neighborhood House after-school youth tutoring program, he helped K-12 students with homework in all their courses and provided academic coaching. He is starting graduate coursework in Library and Information Science at the University of Washington this fall. In his free time, Kian enjoys long-distance running, cycling, and backpacking.
After graduating with a BSc in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, Caine Jette moved to Seattle to work at Microsoft as a software engineer on the Windows team. Through tealsk12.org, he has been teaching a post-AP project-based computer science class at Roosevelt High School for the past three years, and also coaches volleyball at the club and high school levels. He has tutored on and off for the last 10 years, and lives on a houseboat on Lake Union with his cat Honu. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing volleyball, competitive hip hop dancing, and yoga.
Shanthi Raghu currently works at the Washington State Bar Association, collaborating with subject matter experts to design adult learning programming for the legal community. Prior to her current role at the Bar, Shanthi worked at University Child Development School. She has a JD from Seattle University School of Law and a BA from the University of Washington with English department honors. Shanthi is a graduate of Lakeside and The Evergreen School. Shanthi has been tutoring students at Abacus for over two years in SSAT and ISEE prep, as well as other academic subjects. Outside of work, Shanthi enjoys exploring new places, running 1/2 marathons, practicing yoga, and hiking and cycling with friends.
Miranda Lahman is a energetic graduate student pursuing a PhD at the University of Washington in Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D). Prior to seeking graduate education, Miranda attended Western Washington University where she also ran track and field and cross country for the vikings. Throughout her time at WWU she helped fellow teammates and students with their biology and writing assignments. After graduating Cum Laude, she moved down to Seattle to work at a small company developing DNA sequencing technology and continued to tutor writing and chemistry intermittently. In her spare time, you can find her in the mountains running, climbing, biking, exploring the wonderful PNW, or getting crafty at home.