Meet The Tutor Team
We have tutors for every age and every subject, including students with special needs like Autism and Dyslexia.
Chad Kistler is the owner of Rescue Tutoring Service, and the proud current and former tutor of many young minds on Maui. He specializes in "connecting the dots" across diverse subject matter, offering a cohesive, multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the conceptual basis of the material.
Chad helps encourage curiosity for subject matter, and provides a unique role model relationship as a trustworthy and approachable tutor. Whether a student is far behind or far ahead, Chad will help bring out the best from each pupil.
Age Range: Junior High, High School, College, Graduate School, Adult Education
Subjects: Math (pre-Algebra through Calculus II), Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Spanish (Level I - IV), Literature, English, Reading, History, Philosophy, Music, SAT Prep, ACT Prep, GRE Prep, GED Prep.
Schools with which Chad has worked directly: Seabury Hall, King Kekaulike, Haleakala Waldorf School, Carden Academy, Kihei Charter School, the Department of Education.
Students who have worked with Chad come from all of the schools mentioned above, as well as University of Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools, Kalama Intermediate, Montessori School, Maui High, Baldwin High School, and from home-school environments.
Justin is a recent member of the Maui community, having come to this island to teach Mathematics in our school system. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Adolescent and Young Adult Mathematics Education. Justin is licensed to teach in Hawai'i for 7th grade through 12th grade.
Justin truly believes that a positive teacher-student relationship, in which students know that their teacher respects and cares for them, is essential for learning to take place in any classroom or tutoring session. Student well-being and comfort are the top priorities in his teaching style. He looks forward to helping students succeed in their academic endeavors!
Age Range: 7th Grade through 12th Grade
Subjects: Math (pre-Algebra through AP Calculus)
Chelsea recently joined the Maui community to teach early childhood grade levels. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Chelsea is licensed to teach in Hawai'i for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade, and can assist students through 5th Grade.
Chelsea believes that every student deserves to be successful in learning no matter the obstacles. She looks forward to helping students succeed in all subjects!
Age Range: Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Subjects: Math (elementary), Reading Comprehension, English Language Skills, Writing
Leann has been in education for over 15 years in one form or another, including Special Education (particularly those on the autism spectrum), English as a Second Language (ESL), and SAT/ACT tutoring and test-taking skills in Hawai’i and New York. She has also been a substitute teacher in the Hawai’i State Department of Education throughout Maui since 2015. She has her Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Hawai’i Manoa in International Relations with a focus on Hawai’i & the Pacific, a Master’s of Arts from Hofstra University in Forensic Linguistics, and a Master’s of Education in Literacy and Curriculum Development with a Triple Literacy Focus (ESL, as a Reading Specialist, & Master Reading Teacher), from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has also been a cryptologic linguist for the US Navy.
Leann’s teaching (and learning) philosophy is simple: keep things interesting, and anyone can learn - anything! Her service dog and best friend, Shiloh, certainly doesn’t hurt when it comes to grabbing students’ interest and attention, but she hopes her hands-on approach to learning and applying that knowledge to “real life” is what helps students to become lifelong learners.
Age Range: 3rd Grade through 5th Grade (All Core Subjects) and 3rd through College Prep (English Language Arts)
Subjects: Math (Elementary through Algebra II), English Language Arts (All Categories and All Grade Levels)