Our Team

Below are the names and faces of our Emperor Tutoring Board. Their interests and subjects are listed as well!

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Connie Gao

Co-Executive Director

Hi! I’m Connie Gao, and I’m a senior attending Wilton High School.  I love to bake (although my skills are pretty much limited to banana bread and cookies), I swim for the Lady Warriors, and I play the flute. I also participate in several high school clubs such as the debate team and the chemistry club. As a part of Emperor Tutoring, I hope to connect with younger students and help them achieve their academic goals!​

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Vihan Jayawardhane

Co-Executive Director

Hi! My name is Vihan Jayawardhane and I am a senior at Wilton High School. I love teaching others, whether for a math test or the upcoming track meet, and I'm looking forward to working with others in our community. During the school year, I compete on the Wilton Track and XC Teams, participate in and lead high school and middle school clubs, and play the piano and cello. I have an older brother and a crazy Labradoodle, and I usually spend my spare time playing badminton with them. As a part of Emperor Tutoring, I hope to build connections with younger students and help them in any way I can!

Subjects:

  • Math

  • Science

  • Writing

  • Spelling

  • Reading

  • Spanish

  • Band (flute)

  • Debate

Subjects:

  • Math

  • Science

  • Writing

  • Social Studies

  • Reading

  • Spanish

  • Orchestra (cello)

  • Debate

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Sean Thomas

Director of Operations

Hi! My name is Sean Thomas and I am a senior at Wilton High School. During the school year, I compete on the Wilton Swim and Dive Team, participate in multiple high school clubs, and coach debate at Middlebrook Middle school. I also play violin and enjoy hanging out with friends. As a part of Emperor Tutoring, I hope to meet new people and help younger students learn and progress.

Subjects:

  • Math

  • Science

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Spelling

  • Social Studies

  • Debate

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Sydney Lillis

Director of Finance

Hello! My name is Sydney Lillis, and I am a senior at Wilton High School this year! I enjoy spending my time watching movies, baking, and swimming for the Wilton Wahoos and Lady Warriors. My obsessions at the moment include playing Hay Day, and trying to learn the guitar (though I may not be very good yet). Oh- and of course spending time with my two adorable cats Mylo and Oofie (even though they may not like me as much I adore them:) . Through this tutoring program, I hope to build connections with younger students, and lay a studious foundation for both school, and any other area of their life! And with that, help them reach any academic heights they wish to achieve!

Subjects:

  • Math

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Reading

  • Writing

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Lukas Koutsoukos

Director of Public Relations

Hello! My name is Lukas Koutsoukos and I am currently a senior at Wilton High School. I enjoy studying history and geography in my free time, and I also like to listen to music (both classical and rock). I lead the Middlebrook Quiz Bowl Club and I am a board member on Model Congress, but I also like to go to Math Team and Marine Biology. I have an older brother who is going to college this year, I sing in chorus, and I play the viola. As part of Emperor Tutoring, I hope to help students out on difficult problems and inspire them to continue persevering! 

Subjects:

  • Math

  • Social Studies

  • Science

  • Writing

  • Reading

  • Orchestra (viola)

  • French

  • Greek

  • Latin

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Lucia La Orden Oro

Technical Director

Hello! My name is Lucia La Orden Oro and I’m currently a senior at Wilton High School. Every year, I play tennis, I fence, and I ski. At school, I participate in various clubs, including the Red Cross, Future Medical Leaders of America, and Cooking Club. I have a sister who is in 8th grade. I like to spend my time reading, drawing, painting, playing outside, learning about medicine, and watching movies. As a part of Emperor Tutoring, I want to build connections with other students as well as help younger students achieve their academic goals and succeed in school. 

Subjects:

  • Math

  • Science

  • Writing

  • Social Studies

  • Reading

  • Spelling

  • French