Viking Tutors - MyGuru's brand in Minneapolis


Contact us by emailing,  or by calling 612-351-0280 (note, this number connects you to Viking Tutors, which is the MyGuru brand now in the Minneapolis area!)

Our Team in Minneapolis

We have a small team of elite tutors in the Minneapolis area.

What makes us different? Our tutors are ALL current or recently graduated college students, and over half are current PhD students. We know what it's like to be in school and can really relate to our students.

Craig Markovitz, Founder and PhD Biomedical Engineering


Craig founded Viking Tutors in 2011 while working towards his PhD at the University of Minnesota. Having worked for multiple tutoring companies previously, Craig realized that the formula for a successful tutor-student relationship is having a tutor who is not only an expert, but is passionate in sharing their knowledge. Craig enjoys playing and watching hockey, exploring the best restaurants of the Twin Cities, and traveling.

Becky Klank, PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering

becky_klank.jpgBecky has a wide range of experience, from researching brain cancer at the University of Minnesota to working in her college's writing center as an undergraduate. She has tutored students of all ages in subjects ranging from middle school math to AP Biology and SAT prep. In her free time, Becky loves to sing and even once tried out for "The Voic

Leon Sanders, Master's Student

leon_sanders.pngLeon has lived all over the United States. He was born in Dallas, Texas, raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Japanese Culture and Language. He then went to Louisiana Tech University, where he received a Masters in Biology, and is currently at the University of Minnesota pursuing a Masters in Microbiology. After obtaining this degree, Leon plans to attend medical school at Mayo Clinic specializing in Infectious Disease. 

Katie Pollock, PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering


  • Katie attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison earning a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.
  • She holds a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and will earn her PhD in 2016. She has tutored with Viking Tutors since 2012, focusing on math and science (from middle school to college level). She also helps with ACT, SAT, and GRE prep (she scored > 95th percentile on these exams).


We do have a few other tutors on the team in Minneapolis, but we do keep our network of tutors in any given city small - we seek to build a small, elite team in any given city. For a broader idea of the type of tutors we work with across the United States, browse our Tutor Team.

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