meet the tutor

Meet Greg Faulhaber

We are excited to introduce you to another one of our outstanding team members, Greg Faulhaber.

Greg grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, and he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Math Education from Indiana University of PA. He then went on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from Miami University.

At age 7 , Greg started working at his family’s business, Gary’s Superette, which is a small convenience store.  After college, he taught math at Winton Woods High School for 6 years, and then moved on to Colerain High School for 4 years. Greg is currently in his 11th year at Cincinnati Country Day School where he teachers math, and is also the Math Department Chair and 10th grade Class Advisor.

How long have you been tutoring with Connections and what subject do you tutor in? 

I’ve been tutoring for about a year and a half.  I do mostly ACT/SAT prep, with some other high school math courses as well.

What's your favorite thing about tutoring? 

My favorite part is the one-on-one with the students.  It allows me to pinpoint their weaknesses and work to improve them. Whether it’s a specific subject, topic, pacing for standardized test, or building confidence, working with them individually lets me support their strengths while finding room for improvement.

What is the best book you've read in the last year? 

Star Wars: Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn.  I’m a real Star Wars geek!

How would you spend a free Saturday afternoon? 

That’s a tough one. If it’s the spring, I would most likely be coaching one of my sons’ baseball teams. If it’s summer, I would be on the golf course, and if it’s a lousy weather day, I’d be falling asleep on the couch watching golf.

You've just won an all expenses paid vacation! Where are you going? 

I’m playing 18 holes at Augusta National Golf Club!  Any chance you can set that up for me?

Thanks, Greg! We’ll see what we can do about that golf outing!

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Written by Joy Becker, Mentoring Coordinator and Author of Joy A. Becker.

Meet Nicole Bouldin

We are excited to introduce you to another one of our excellent team members, Nicole Bouldin!

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Nicole was born and raised in Cincinnati. She is the oldest of three and the only girl. She grew up playing sports and went to McAuley High School where she played basketball. Nicole graduated from Miami University in 2010 with a Middle Childhood Education degree and began her teaching career with Cincinnati Public Schools. She taught 5th grade Language Arts, and has now been teaching for 9 years with CPS. Currently, she teaches 4th grade Language Arts; however, next year she will be moving to a reading specialist position to work with teachers and students in grades 4-6.  


How long have you been tutoring with Connections?

I have been with Connections Academics for 5 months.

What's your favorite thing about tutoring?

My favorite things about tutoring is the positive relationship I have built with the little girl that I tutor. I love seeing her grow and become more confident as we continue to practice together. Her sense of humor and personality always keep me laughing and is among the many reasons I look forward to working with her each week. 

What is the best book you've read in the last year?

The best book I've read in the last year is "Wonder" with my students.

How would you spend a free Saturday afternoon?

I would spend it with my one and half year old dog, Bear. I enjoy taking him on runs around the neighborhood and to dog parks.

You just won an all expenses paid vacation! Where are you going?

I would go to Fiji! I've never been and I love beach vacations!

Thanks, Nicole!

We love your enthusiasm for teaching and tutoring! Connections is lucky to have you!



Written by Joy Becker, Mentoring Coordinator and Author of 44 & Oxford