Ellen March, (CEO, Owner)
Specializing in mathematical theory, Ellen has excelled in math and science since she can remember and loves sharing that passion. She has taught in some form or fashion for over 20 years, whether working as both private and math lab tutor in college, teaching formal physics classes in grad school, or tutoring full time for the past three years with almost nothing but 5-star reviews.
She also spent 6 years training astronauts and engineers at NASA as ISS Contract Consumables Lead, published research in the Journal of Algebra for the National Science Foundation, and finally went on to consult as an actuary for KPMG in order to develop business experience to start SATisfACTion. Her primary goal is to address the pervasive need for students to have fun, engaging, and supportive assistance in math, science and college prep.
"Our focus is your success."
Dr. Paul Bailey
Dr. Paul holds a PhD in Experimental Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and in addition to a long and storied career at NASA, including engineering portable life support, researching thermionics, and furthering advanced propulsion, he has also taught physics as an adjunct professor at San Jacinto College and University of Houston - Clear Lake, where he won multiple Excellence in Teaching Awards due to his down-to-earth style and obvious concern for his students.
He is also an avid thermo-chemist and gun collector, (sharing most physicists' tendency to like things that go boom).
"It was then and continues to be my passion to turn the light of understanding on for students."
Lynne A. McCarthy (Consulting)
Lynne specializes in GT education, languague arts, and social studies, having taught at Friendswood ISD for 27 years with multiple secondary certifications for grades 6-12, and awarded their very first Teacher of the Year award in 2004. (Citing George Washington, she removed herself from the ballot the following year, in favor of others having a chance to be honored.)
With a BS and Master's degree in Education from North Texas State's Meadows Excellence in Teaching Program, (now UTN), she utilizes extensive training with a broad perspective, (including time at Oxford), as well as a myriad of dynamic teaching techniques to zero in on each student's special needs and foster an exciting and respectful environment for all involved.
She loves board games, military history, Harry Potter and other sci-fi/fantasy stories, and kept a brick named Bob as her class mascot for years. (At this point, Bob the Brick is currently married, with many, many bricklets, and he has been all over the world).
"Learn something new every day. If I don't ask you to do something hard, I'm not doing my job."
Caitlin is currently attending University of Houston for a BS in supply chain management, and eventually wants a Master's in supply chain management and business law. She excels at efficiency, organization, and telling people like it is, but would also give you the shirt off her her back if you truly needed it. We can't think of better qualities for an accountability coach.
Serendipitously, she also has extensive background in education, teaching dance, gymnastics, and even substituting as a math teacher for her local high school in her spare time. She is relatively new to SATisfACTion, but she already brings an increased level of enthusiasm and verve to our organization, and we look forward to seeing her role develop. She will currently be doing the bulk of individual interactions with students.
She loves dogs.
Sahar is currently a pre-med student majoring in biology at Baylor University, where she is studying to ultimately become a surgeon. In addition to being office manager for SATisfACTion for the last two years, she interns for a surgeon here in the Houston area when she is home for the summers, and is a member of Pi Beta Phi.
She has been instrumental in the growth and development of SATisfACTion, and has just the organizational skills and work ethic needed for an excellent accountability coach, having almost singlehandedly kept our organization running smoothly through many a crisis. We are excited to retain her down-to-earth humor and expertise as she continues to juggle her many commitments.
She loves reading autobiographies, (when she can find the time).