kelly Mulligan


K-12 Core Subjects

Early Financial Education


Organization | HW Help

Hello! My name is Kelly Mulligan.


I have dedicated 12+ years to working with more than 200 students in K-12 core academic subjects, particularly math and English.


Additionally, I work with students in building their confidence and preparing them for upcoming tests and projects through organizational strategy and prioritization. I have a background in education, business, and communication studies.


I have worked globally as an ESL teacher in South Korea, a Business Communications lecturer at the University of Economics and Finance in Vietnam, and a high school English teacher in Raleigh, NC.


Currently, I own and operate Mulligan Tutoring Services, where I continue to work as a full-time tutor, catering individualized lessons to all of my students. 


Hobbies: I love to travel and try food from all over the world, I like to write short stories, and I love to try some of the more extreme sports such as skydiving, bungee jumping, and scuba diving.


Fun Fact: I was an acrobat!


Adam Bolton

Math & Science

K-12, AP Stats, Calculus, Physics

SAT | ACT Test Prep

Hello! My name is Adam Bolton.


I’ve been working as a tutor at Mulligan Tutoring Services since 2019. I received my B.S. in math and physics from Michigan State University and my M.S. in statistics from NC State University where I’m currently working on my Ph.D.


I’m passionate about teaching math and science (particularly physics) at all levels of expertise. I’ve been teaching math for 7 years in a variety of settings – ranging from college calculus to the core K-12 curriculum. Regardless of the subject level, I aim to inspire self-confidence and intellectual curiosity within every student I work with, and I am passionate about helping students achieve their educational goals. 


Hobbies: I love all things baseball and love watching the Detroit Tigers! I also enjoy reading and running. 


Fun Fact: I’ve worked at NASA!



Math & ELA & Spec. Ed.

K-12, College Admissions Essay

HW Help | Organization

Hello! My name is Astha Bhandari.


I’m an incoming freshman at Stanford University. I have been tutoring students in 8th-11th grade core academic subjects, particularly Math and English for four years. Additionally, I work with students in breaking down their college process by helping them plan their activities, essays, and classes. I have excelled in all the required NC Math and English classes in my four years of high school, and I am prepared to help you excel in them, too! In my own time, I work with underprivileged kids in my area who are academically challenged with autism, dyslexia, and ADHD. I have also helped students around the globe edit their college application essays, assisting them to schools like Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Columbia, and more! Currently, I am in my senior year of high school, and I’m hoping to make more of an impact with students in North Carolina through Mulligan Tutoring Services.

Hobbies: I love to play with my dog and cuddle up with him on the couch to read. I also love visiting Nepal, where I was born, to see my family! I like painting and taking up new projects whenever I can :)

Fun Fact: I’m a legislation geek!


Aarya upadhyaya

Math & Science

K-12, Chemistry, Stats, Calculus

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Hello! My name is Aarya Upadhyaya.


I am a Junior at NC State University, majoring in Biological Sciences. My love for teaching started at a young age and continues to grow. I have been tutoring students in Chemistry for the past two years. My background revolves around the STEM field and I enjoy spreading that knowledge to those who are eager to learn! I am very excited to be teaching students math and chemistry, here at Mulligan Tutoring. My lessons aim to educate, but also push others to enjoy these subjects! 

Hobbies: In my free time, I like to watch football and am a big New England Patriots fan. When I am not watching sports, I love to try new recipes and indulge in a good book.

Fun Fact: I have traveled to 20 + countries around the world!

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Alexa Jaffe

K-12 Spanish
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¡Hola y Bienvenidos! My name is Alexa Jaffe.


I am a Spanish Language & Literature major at NC State University. I am passionate about teaching the language to students K-12+.


What started out as just a requirement to graduate high school eventually turned into an integral part of my future career! I love teaching at all levels - from beginners to those just needing some extra practice outside of school.


The majority of my background stems from assistance with Spanish Immersion elementary school curriculum, Spanish 1 and 2 (high school), and the building blocks of conversational skills.


In my free time (“tiempo libre” as my students hear me say), I love hanging out with my cat, Milo, traveling, and going to the beach!


Kasey Colcombe


K-12, Statistics, Calculus

Hello! My name is Kasey Colcombe.


I have been tutoring students since 2013 in math courses ranging from pre-algebra through masters courses in statistics. I enjoy contributing to student success by focusing on understanding the fundamentals. I have worked as a tutor throughout college in structured weekly meetings, drop in tutoring, and as a teaching assistant. Needless to say, I love math! I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Kent State University in 2018 and have worked as an Actuary since then where I continue to take math intensive exams. So I can certainly understand where my students are coming from! 


Hobbies: Since moving to Raleigh, I’ve made it my goal to try as many new restaurants as possible so please send suggestions! I’ve played hockey since I was 5 years old, played in college, and still play for fun twice a week. I enjoy hiking, traveling, and rock climbing as well.


Fun Fact: I trained with Vince Trocheck back in Pittsburgh before he went pro!


Lilian Gomes

Math & Science
Algebra I & II, Chemistry, Biology

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SAT | ACT Test Prep

Hello! My name is Lilian Gomes.

I have been tutoring since high school but have done the bulk of my tutoring in my college years for peers and students in introductory-level courses.  Some of the subjects I teach include: Algebra, Geometry, Elementary/Middle School Math, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, K-12 Biology and Chemistry, and Introductory College-level Biology and Chemistry courses.


I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2021 with a B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. I have previous work experience as an External Relations Intern at the Career Services Office at UNC, as well as a dental intern position for Whole Person Dental Care. I will be attending dental school at UNC in the Fall of 2022.


I truly believe any student can reach success by putting in enough work and effort in the right direction. I look forward to being your tutor and helping you achieve your goals!


Hobbies: I love to read, do yoga, and spend time with family and friends.

Fun Fact: My favorite desserts include chocolate macarons or a chocolate lava cake!


LIZ Bolton

K-12 Core Subjects

College Admissions Essay

HW Help | Organization

SAT | ACT Test Prep

Hello! My name is Liz Bolton.


I am a Ph.D. candidate in Civil Engineering at NC State University and have tutored students part-time for over 15 years in K-12 core academic subjects, as well as college math and engineering courses.


I have received multiple prestigious fellowships during my tenure at NC State (including the Fulbright Student Research Grant and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship), and particularly enjoy helping students draft and revise college, scholarship, and fellowship application essays.


In my previous career, I worked as a South Asia analyst for the Department of Defense, which included tours in Afghanistan and in the Pentagon.


I currently work with Mulligan Tutoring Services as a part-time tutor, helping students gain confidence and improve their mastery of subject material.

Hobbies: I love traveling and learning languages because I love being able to chat with and learn from people from all walks of life. I also enjoy gardening, crafting, and weightlifting.

Fun Fact: I speak five different languages!



ELA & Science
(K-12, Essay Writing, Grammar, Biology, Statistics)
Organization | HW Help

Hello! My name is Morgan Lennon.


In the past year, I have deeply enjoyed teaching K-12 English and Reading to students in the RDU area. I specialize in working with students to build their creativity, critical thinking, and organizational skills. As a recent alumnus of NC State University, I have a background in Biology, Statistics, English, and general health sciences. During the summer of 2019, I gained student leadership experience while mentoring 26 high school students as we toured 8 European countries. This work solidified my enjoyment of student leadership and prompted me to seek more opportunities to engage with students. In addition to my global expertise, I have a deep love for North Carolina after specializing in K-12 education policymaking for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Currently, I work full time as an Environmental Epidemiology Researcher where I study the potential effects of PFAS chemicals on human health.


Hobbies: I love to travel, visit National Parks, read, go to concerts, and spend time with friends!

Fun Fact: I play the mandolin!