Our Homework Hotspot Team

Meet our amazing tutors and
support group facilitators!


Mike Blise  

Mike has a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University. He has worked as an electrical draftsman, designer, construction cost estimator, and an estimating manager leading a team of estimators across multiple locations as they grew from $19M to nearly $1B in annual sales volume.

He is excited to be able to help many great young minds realize their potential though attention and guidance in addition to help build their confidence and potentially make a difference in their lives. He is interested in tutoring because he has helped educate many young adults in his working career and has enjoyed helping and watching them advance their own careers from there. 

Susana Echavarria

Susana attends the University of California, Irvine with a double major in History and Education Sciences. She has three years of experience in tutoring middle school and elementary students in an after-school program. She has helped them with homework, organized lesson plans, and activities incorporating the arts.

She is excited to be able to help her students in the transition to online learning and help them with their homework virtually, just the same way she would in person. She is comfortable in teaching all subjects, but she is the most interested in History and English. She wants her students to know that with the right effort and dedication, they can understand and do anything.  

Haroula Reitz

Haroula attained her Ph.D. Degree in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University and her B.S. Degree in Chemistry from New York University. In addition, she has over 20 years of experience at Fortune 50 organizations including General Electric and Dow Corning. She is excited to support students to gain the needed skills that will be the  foundations to their future.   

She is confident in tutoring most subjects.  Ever since she was young, she’s always enjoyed math and science. To her, learning those subjects is similar to solving puzzles. She enjoys the practice of learning, so even if she is not an expert in a subject area, she is happy to work with her students to figure it out.   


Charlotte Maguy  

Charlotte is pursuing a degree in psychology at Stanford University. She is interested in psychology and community outreach, so she wanted to join to be a support group facilitator to be able help others. The “Finding Myself” group draws her in the most because she has struggled with finding herself throughout her life, and she wants to give others insight into how to gain confidence and self-acceptance in ways she wish she had known before. 

She hopes to help kids who are struggling or want extra support in school to get through these unprecedented times. She also wants to instil growth and learning in a practical sense but also in a personal sense. She hopes to create an environment that is a safe and friendly space.  

Gabby Smith  

Gabby is a current Psychology/Business double major, minoring in Sports Studies and Exercise Science at St. Lawrence University, NY. She wants to do her best to help and provide to support to those around her. 

Every day, she aspires to provide hopefulness and happiness to those around her through the power of conversation and learning from previous experiences.  She hopes to provide a safe and supportive space where support group members can feel comfortable sharing their own experiences and support one to move forward in a positive direction from hopeless to hopeful!  She wants to let everyone know that they are always open for new members to join and are here to support you with open arms!   

Sandy Mei  

Sandy is a fourth year at the University of California, San Diego majoring in Clinical Psychology. She wanted to become a support group facilitator because when she was a child and needed mental health assistance, she was scared to reach out because she was afraid of being judged. Due to this, she wants to help children get the help they need early on, and before they reach adulthood, as it would deeply impact their mental health. 

She wants to help educate children and kids who are struggling with mental health and assist them in overcoming the stigmas and barriers that many face. 

Elizabeth Hagopian   

Elizabeth is a 3rd year Psychology major, Biology minor at Occidental College . As someone who wants to become a therapist in the future, she is very passionate about supporting adolescents with any of their mental health needs, even if it means just providing a listening ear. She also has experience with needing mental health help as a teenager and knows how difficult it could be to come across. Thus, she feels that being there to help other children who need mental health assistance is extremely beneficial. She’d like to ensure that all students feel comfortable, safe, and heard. She also hopes that the students that walk away from the program feel better about themselves and their relationships.    

Taylor Martin del Campo 

Taylor has a B.S. in Psychology and has a passion for helping others. She believes that being a group facilitator provides a platform to allow other people to express themselves in a safe environment. This role as a facilitator gives her the opportunity to help others improve their mental wellness and provide a support system for them to rely on. She wants to create a safe place for all of the group members, encourage open, and honest communication, acknowledge the growth within group members, create an awareness surrounding their mental wellness, extend our services to the community, and encourage new members to join our support groups. She is very grateful to have this opportunity, and she is excited to be able to make a difference in the lives of others.

Juiling Chen   

Juiling is an expert in Psychology, and after going through some challenging phases of life, she is grateful for all the support along the way. Therefore, she wants to be a supporter of others as well. Sometimes, all we need is our voice being heard and our thoughts being validated to feel supported and to further develop the strength needed.   The goal she plans to achieve as a support group co-facilitator is to create a safe and comfortable environment for the participants to share, support one another, and be heard.   

Kelly Ho

Kelly is finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis with a concentration in Psychology From her early years in high school to now, she has been committed to making a meaningful impact and supporting those in local communities. Especially during these uncertain times – where students cannot see their friends in person – it is important that youth are afforded the resources, empowerment, and dignity they deserve. She has been in support groups herself, and she knows just how important and helpful they can be for those who need it. She wishes to be a listening ear and shoulder to lean on when family life or school stress gets too tough to deal with alone.  

She hopes that students in our support group feel safe, supported, and close to one another after spending time together. She wishes to make this space not only a place for students to share their struggles and fears, but also a place to celebrate their everyday “wins” and accomplishments. She’d like to create opportunities for students to learn more about themselves through fun activities and important conversations about their interests and background.   

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