Meet the Pack
Our “pack” has downsized, as the Alpha Dog is producing other areas of expertise to reach more students and parents. Watch for new materials coming soon!
ALPHA DOG, LIFE COACH, FOUNDER AND TUTOR
While she has always incorporated some type of connection with teenagers and college students throughout her varied career(s), Katie Kimberling found a hidden love and natural talent for helping adolescents discover their inner potential more than twenty years ago. She has been coaching and tutoring as her full-time and only job ever since.
It was a long, hard road getting here. A native of Oklahoma City, Katie was a “Lifer” at Casady School where, in 10th grade, she was voted NOT as best smile or prettiest eyes (both titles for which she yearned) – but as “most likely to come back to Casady and teach.” However, after battling her natural gift for long enough, she gave in to the siren call of aiding adolescent angst, and has recently expanded TutorPUG into the “academic hang out center” she’s always dreamed of.
She is a proud, active member of Sooner Rotary, and a past graduate of both Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City. Funnily enough (and thankfully easy to remember), she was Class XXIII in both organizations.
Katie attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and holds a BS in Zoology (which her mother says qualifies her to clean up after elephants at the zoo), and an MPH in Biostatistics/Epidemiology from OU (which her mother thinks has something to do with skin diseases. It doesn’t.).
She is a certified Academic Life Coach by the International Coaching Federation.
Katie lives in Norman with Stevie the Wonder Pug and Jinx the Pseudo Pug. When she’s not saving academic lives, she loves to dig holes in the golf course, paint whimsical pictures, write a secret blog, and catch up on true crime podcasts.
Director of Operations/Alpha Dog’s Right-Paw
April is a current student at the University of Oklahoma double majoring in Nursing and Psychology. She is also involved in Greek life at OU, which means she spends quality time with her sisterhood watching the Batchelor (according to Katie). April is the Alpha Dog’s right-paw, her Girl Friday, and generally keeps both Katie and TutorPUG running on track and in the traces. If you have a question about tutoring, or your bill, or how to get here, or anything relating to the business, April will get you sorted out.
Hi! I’m Stevie and I’m a 2-year old puppy! I like to run for no reason, bark for no reason, and can fall asleep mid-stride. I have a PhD in Cute, and once I’m done barking at you, I’ll probably fall asleep snoring in your lap. I don’t mean anything when I bark at you, it’s just how I manifest my anxiety. It’s okay, mom says I’m getting better. Slowly.
I’m Jinx, and I was adopted into my forever home in November of 2021. Stevie is my running and barking buddy – we’re pretty much the coolest gang ever. I’m the fastest dog in the dog park, and my favorite things are car rides, sleeping in the Big Bed, and playing Keep Away from anybody, with anything.