Math Level 1
Harwant Pannu is an IT Professional. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (Hons.) degree from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario majoring in Computer Science / Software Engineering. His professional experience of over 17 years spans all aspects of IT field. Harwant is a long term professional member of Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) organizations. He also served on Workman Elementary PTO from 2006-2012.
Math Level 2
Damanjit Singh is a seasoned engineering professional with extensive experience in innovative product design and development of compressors. He was awarded a patent for inventing a novel idea for controlling temperature inside a compressor. He works as a senior applications engineer with HVCC (Halla Visteon Climate Control). He also worked as a lecturer teaching advanced Mechanical Engineering courses to undergraduate students. Recently he volunteered as a judge for “The 2014 Spirit of Innovation Challenge (SOIC)” contest. Damanjit holds an undergraduate degree in Aerospace engineering and two master degrees in Mechanical engineering. He is also a certified Six Sigma black belt.
Jessie Pannu is a Microbiologist with a focus on quality assurance and regulatory aspects of biopharmaceuticals. She has a Master’s degree in microbial biotechnology and an interdisciplinary Doctorate in Biological Sciences and education. Having more than 20 years of experience in academics, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, Jessie has gained valuable skills in scientific research, statistical analysis, policy evaluation and presentations. Her work in pharmaceutical industry include the pre-clinical research of vaccines and antimicrobials against various diseases such as influenza, RSV, HSV, whooping cough, tuberculosis, acne, MRSA, and cystic fibrosis.
Jessie is very passionate about contributing to the community. In scientific communications role at CAFÉ, she is uniquely qualified with her industry experience to mentor today’s students for tomorrow’s competent workforce in STEM fields. In addition to serving on the board of directors for CAFÉ, she also provides volunteer services to the Literacy Council of Plymouth to help new immigrants acquire skills in English to manage their day-to-day lives. Furthermore, as a senior member of ASQ, Jessie serves as a Membership Chair of the Ann Arbor, section.
SAT Preparation (Math), Math Level 3
Surjeet Gill holds Master’s degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. He has extensive experience in teaching Mathematics and Computer Science programming to undergraduate engineering students. Mr. Gill has taught Math at AAMOC as well as at Khalsa College – Amritsar and Regional Engineering College – Jalandhar. In addition to teaching at various institutions, he organized and coached the Math Counts team at South Canton Scholars. He coached and helped many high school students to prepare ACT and SAT. His students have secured 100% scores in Math section in ACT and SAT. He has organized several workshops and camps for the younger generation. His passion to help them achieve their full potential is unwavering.
SAT Preparation (Reading/Writing)
Kelly Giromini has been a high school English teacher for 13 years and currently teaches 11th & 12th graders at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park. She earned her BA in secondary education from Central Michigan University, and earned an MA in English from Oakland University. She has worked on the district’s culturally proficient instruction group, has helped shape the curriculum for the English department, previously served as the English department leader at The Park for three years, and has received extensive training for the ACT and the new SAT. She has earned accolades for her engaging and inventive composition, grammar & usage curriculum, as well as for her students’ scores on standardized tests.
Writing Composition / Creative Writing
Jenna Myers is a former teacher at South Canton Scholars Charter Academy and current private tutor for students in the surrounding community grades 3 through 12. Mrs. Myers obtained a bachelors in Elementary Education from Michigan State University’s College of Education with endorsements in both K-12 English/Language Arts and K-12 English Language Instruction (ESL). In 2013, she was nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award for her students’ exceptional test scores, strong parent relationships, and professional development during her time with National Heritage Academies. Currently, Mrs. Myers is lucky enough to spend her time at home with her two small daughters ages 2 years and 2 months.
English Language & Arts (ELA)
Georgette Stubin has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. While pursuing her master’s degree, she was a writer for the student newspaper The Observer. She has volunteered for years with Tonda Elementary, helping kids with their reading and writing, and is also a volunteer with Summers-Knoll School in Ann Arbor.