Gilad Fuhrmann

Academic Tutor

I was born to be a learner. As a child, I often spent recess in the library, burying myself in books. Continuing that pursuit of knowledge, I completed a bachelor’s at Willamette University with a major in civic communications and media, and a minor in art history. Today, I spend every moment I can trawling through papers and websites, learning every bit about our world that I can.

Despite my passion, I struggled severely in the school system, and my peers and teachers began to treat me as “wasted potential.” I had ADHD, and I was working within a system not designed for me, following advice for people who thought nothing like me. I, like many students, struggled with having my individual needs go unserviced. The absence of support led me to seek out every possible solution and workaround to wrangle my executive dysfunction. After an arduous process of self-improvement and seeking help, I stopped failing or barely passing classes, and I finally received my first “A” grade in a class. Because of my work, that “A” soon became the norm rather than an outlier.

After that point, my life, academically and otherwise, was better than ever. I earned A’s in graduate-level courses offered by Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette, I took on a summer internship with Amazon, and I briefly worked with the Israeli IoT (Internet of Things) start-up Monogoto.

For me, tutoring is the opportunity to share the skills I’ve acquired in that journey and use them to help support students’ unique needs. In my sessions, I create a space in which students can try new things, express what they need, and make mistakes to learn from. I enjoy cultivating my students’ curiosity and finding new ways to make the process of learning fun. 

Outside of tutoring, I’m an artist, dedicated Dungeons and Dragons GM, food nerd, and nature lover! I also enjoy road trips, hiking, and biking.

Subjects Tutored:

Academic Study Skills
Academic K-8




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