Here are our great tutors for
science, music and math camps!!
The owner, Dayleen Taylor, grew up loving mathematics and always wanted to teach math. She received the highest math award in her high school and was always the one to help her friends with math. She graduated from Brigham Young University majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She has always felt that this major helped her to understand how math applies to the real world and gives her a different perspective on math. It amazed her so much to find out that all the calculus equations that she had studied in high school were actually laws in nature, and that you could use those laws to predict movement and flow patterns. Math can be used to do anything from designing spaceships, solving crimes, or starting a business.
She worked at Hughes Aircraft after graduation. However after having her first baby, she needed to work at night so she tutored mathematics, physics, chemistry and science at a college in Chicago while her husband attended medical school. She was a much sought after tutor, and many students said that she helped them understand math better than anyone ever had.
When the last of her six children started Kindergarten, she felt it was finally time to start helping others by using her talent of teaching math. She applied for her substitute teaching license, and was hired to teach math full time at Las Vegas Academy soon afterward. She taught Algebra I and Algebra II and totally loved being able to use her math skills to help others.
Her knowledge and experience, combined with her love for children and mathematics, have compelled Dayleen to design a program to help as many kids as she can by offering a program that is reasonably priced and fun for all ages.
Lauren is currently a sophomore Musical Theater Major at Montclair State University in New Jersey. She loves being 11 miles from Broadway and visiting New York. She is perfect for teaching our music camps, as she is a quadruple threat. She sings, acts, dances and plays piano. She loves working with kids, too! You might have seen her in a few productions around Las Vegas, including, Ariel in The Little Mermaid at LVA; West Side Story, Newsies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Oliver and Fiddler on the Roof with Signature Productions and Big Fish at Super Summer Theater. She is an amazing dancer and was on the Performing Arts Company at Bunker Dance Center for many years. For more information, pictures and videos of Lauren visit www.laurencharlenetaylor.com.
Attending Texas Christian University in the Fall, Ken is graduated this year from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts majoring in Theater and Dance. He graduated with a 4.4 GPA and scored a 30 on the ACT! You might recognize Ken's face as he has a well rounded resume including: movies, commercials, dance and theater. You might have seen him in Newsies, Fiddler on the Roof or Les Miserable with Signature Productions; Peter Pan, Bye Bye Birdie or Young Frankenstein at Super Summer Theater and many more. To see Ken's complete resume click here. Ken plays the guitar and he's also a great singer! On top of all that he's great with kids and an Eagle Scout, we are so lucky to have Ken with us this summer before he goes off to college!
Angelina is currently attending UNR majoring in Secondary Education and English with a 4.0 GPA. She greaduated from Northwest Career and Technical Academy as a teacher education major. She was Valedictorian with a 4.8 GPA. Taking voice lessons for the last seven years and being part of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra makes her a perfect fit for our STEAM and Music camps this summer! She is excited to work with the kids and she will be a big asset at Easy as Pi!
This is Bettine Trippler. Bettine is currently a Mechanical Engineering student at UNR with a 4.0 GPA. She is home for the summer and anxious to tutor and help students improve their mathematical skills and is excited about STEAM CAMPS. Being a student teacher at Dean LaMar Allen Elementary School in 5th grade mathematics, she will be perfect and teaching math and science and Easy as Pi. She graduated from Northwest Technical Academy with a 9.71 GPA. She is a great tutor for any level of mathematics!!
Michael is currently currently a junior at Centennial where he has a 4.0 unweighted GPA and a 4.6 weighted and is currently the President of the National Honor Society. He scored a 30 on the math portion of the ACT, and has been tutoring math for about 2 years. Michael will be great working with your child in music also, as he has played guitar for many years. He is an accomplished classical and acoustic, electric and bass guitarist, who also plays banjo and ukulele. Michael is so cool, he even performs in several bands, including "Golden Crest". In addition to playing music professionally and working at Easy as Pi, Michael is also on the Cross Country and Track teams at Centennial High School. What a great asset to Easy as Pi!!
Will is just finishing his sophomore year at Las Vegas Academy. He has been in movies, commercials, Las Vegas Strip Productions and more than 24 musicals. On the strip he performed in "The Beatles Love" and "Believe in the Magic Show". His movie credits include: Shred of Decency, Guard Dog, Onze Jongens, and Pete the Pilot. Some musicals you might have seen Will in are Matilda, Prince of Egypt, Newsies and Shrek at Tuacahn; Mary Poppins, Les Miserables and Newsies with Signature Productions; The Music Man and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Supersummer Theatre. To see Will's complete resume click here. Will is so fun to be around and the kids will love learning music and math from him at Music Camp this summer!
Andrew will be starting his sophomore year at Centennial High School. His activities in school include: National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, tennis and volleyball. Andrew was awarded the prestigious Soaring Eagle Award for leadership and academic accomplishments and is also an Eagle Scout. Andrew is very passionate about music and has been playing piano for 6 years and cello for 3. He was also able to sing with the Zions Youth Symphony and Chorus this year. Andrew loves mountain biking and going to the lake. Andrew has a fun personality and is a great asset to our team here at Easy as Pi.
Kali will be a Senior at Centennial High School. She is an Academic Scholar and ranked 1st out of 649 students with a 5.3 GPA and an ACT score of 35. She is very friendly and great with kids!! We are lucky to have Kali at Easy as Pi!
Brooklyn will be a sophomore this coming year, and she is so excited to be working at Easy As Pi! Her hobbies include basketball, volleyball, cooking, and investing. She also loves wakeboarding and snowboarding when she can. She believes in working hard and staying organized. Brooklyn argues that math is the best subject, and she loves working with kids to teach them all that she knows. She scored a 31 on the ACT, and she is a straight A student. She has a Brooklyn played piano for eight years and knows the basics of guitar as well. She loves reading, writing, and conducting fun science experiments.