Experienced Tutor, Certified Cognitive Coach, and Professional Member of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Jamie O’Brien is an experienced tutor and certified cognitive disorders coach. She has worked with students in middle school, high school, and college, and specializes in supporting students with ADHD and students on the autism spectrum. Jamie works out of Denver, Lakewood, and Boulder and meets with students online.
Jamie herself was diagnosed with autism at 16 years old and ADHD at 23 years old. After her autism diagnosis, Jamie embraced her heavy focus on her special interests and pursued alternative forms of education.
She went off to boarding school at Interlochen Arts Academy to study Classical Trumpet Performance. After Interlochen, Jamie decided to pursue engineering. To accommodate her learning needs, she attended Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering – a project-based, hands-on engineering program – and earned her undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a humanities concentration in Anthropology.
Jamie interned at NASA for three years while she was in college. She has published multiple papers in engineering, one of which proposed and tested a novel approach to ocean engineering education focused on project-based, multisensory learning – a continuation of her interest in alternative methods of education. Jamie has also received a national award from the American Association of Anthropologists for her work in creative, humanistic anthropology, which was motivated by her passion for learning about other humans and the ways in which they experience the world.
After her undergraduate degree, Jamie started working as a tutor and then received her ADHD diagnosis, which increased her interest in working with students with learning disorders. During her first year of tutoring, Jamie realized her passion for working with students and helping them to achieve their goals. She then transitioned into tutoring full-time and has been pursuing certifications in working with students with cognitive disorders and learning differences.
Location: Denver, Lakewood, Online
Expertise: ACT, SAT, AP/IB Classes (Physics, Calculus AB/BC, Statistics, Spanish, Lit & Lang, Music Theory), School Subjects (Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus), Computer Programming (Python, C++), Writing/Essay Coaching, College Readiness coaching, custom programs for students with accommodations