SCIENCE TUTOR

Jennifer Holt

  • Apologia Biology
  • Apologia Chemistry
  • Study Skills

I attended the University of Minnesota at Morris from 1991-1995, to prepare for medical school and to learn as much as I could in multiple areas. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (English major, Biology and Chemistry minors), I postponed applying for medical school as my husband started seminary, then changed my career path permanently as God led me to stay home with the family He would give us. Five children and ten years of homeschooling later, I’m so thankful for the path on which the Lord has led my family and me. He was preparing me for things I could have never foreseen. In my fourth year at WEST, my fascination with science remains strong, and I greatly look forward to the adventure of exploring the power, beauty, order, and creativity of God!


Linda Kaye Williams

  • Apologia Physical Science

This is my third year teaching at WEST and it is my pleasure to explore physical science. In addition to Physical Science, last year I taught Chemistry for WEST and Mathematics at The University of Saint Thomas. I like science and students. It is exciting to work with the minds of the future. I have previously taught polymer chemistry to high school students and was Chair of the 3M Science Training Encouragement Program, which was designed to introduce students to science and technology in industrial settings. I have also taught mathematics at The University of Michigan.

In industry, I worked as a Research Chemist and Process Engineer for 3M and IBM. I hold six patents in thermal dye technology. I have a B.S. in Biochemistry and a M.S. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from The University of Michigan. Continuing education includes graduate coursework in polymer chemistry, engineering, polymer processing, and industrial chemistry.

I am blessed to have a husband and two high energy, intelligent children that have helped us optimize “hands on learning.” We made volcanoes after eating thanksgiving dinner. Thank God for gravy and science.


Melissa Kuch

  • Answers in Genesis Earth Science
  • Answers in Genesis Life Science
  • Apologia General Science

Melissa Kuch received her Minnesota teacher’s license in elementary education and middle school science in the fall of 2011 through the University of Minnesota, where she is currently finishing her Masters of Education degree. Her Bachelor of Arts degree was earned in 2001 through Northwestern College in St. Paul, where she majored in Bible and graphic design. 

Now Melissa enjoys combining her knowledge of Bible, science, and art to bring a creative classroom experience to students, based on both biblical and scientific knowledge. Making science fun for the students has become a passion for Melissa, as she enjoys bringing hands-on learning experiences to students while developing positive relationships. Working with the home school community has proven to be very rewarding for her, as this will be her third year at WEST. Other teaching experiences she currently holds include substitute teaching for the Elk River School District and being a private piano instructor.