Public Service Tutors

Kim Oaks Takacs

Kim Oaks Takacs

Resident Tutor
H-31
Tutor in: HoCo Adviser, Public Service, KDS

I’m so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful Kirkland community for our first year as house tutors. I’m here with my husband, Axel, a doctoral student at Harvard Divinity School, and our dog, Donovan. I’m originally from Connecticut and went to Stonehill College to study Spanish and speech and language as an undergraduate. I got my Masters in communication sciences and disorders at Emerson College and have been living in Cambridge ever since. I now work as a speech-language pathologist for Riverside Cambridge-Somerville Early Intervention. I do home visits to provide communication and feeding therapy for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. I absolutely love my job so feel free to ask me about it. I also really love crafting, Pinterest-ing, Netflix-ing, cooking, drinking tea, feeling cozy, chatting, playing with our dog, hanging out with my little family, and traveling. At Kirkland, I’m involved with KDS, HoCo, and Public Service. I’m looking forward to learning more about you, please come by to chat!

Kori Zorina

Kori Zorina

Resident Tutor
A-26
Tutor in: Wellness, Community Kitchen, Boat Club

Hi Kirkland! I am excited to join Kirkland house this year as a tutor in A entryway along with my boyfriend, Eric. I grew up in Chicago, but am originally from Russia, so I'm looking forward to chatting with any fellow Russian speakers or anyone interested in learning words beyond "da","nyet", and "vodka". I completed my undergraduate years at UIUC where I studied speech and hearing science with a minor in Spanish. After that, I received my MS in speech-language pathology from Boston University and currently work with children facing various communication challenges and disorders in the Watertown public schools. When I'm not geeking out over the intricacies of language development or writing IEP's, I enjoy watching trashy TV shows, drawing, wandering around Boston, and baking delicious treats that may or may not contain kale. I'm excited to meet you all and would love to talk with you about education, health sciences, languages, art, cookies, or the relative merits of Chicago vs New York pizza.