The Founders

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Andrew Vargas Delman

Andrew double-majored in Cognitive Science and Spanish at Johns Hopkins University. He has tutored numerous subjects, from Cognition and Perception to SAT/ACT to English Composition. He directed a volunteer sexual health group for two years, did academic research in linguistics, worked as a study consultant for JHU underclassmen, composed piano pieces, volunteered as a medical translator and played a concert for stroke survivors at SCALE, a rehabilitation center in Baltimore.

He is a co-founder and academic life coach for North Coast. Andrew is extremely passionate about mental wellness and enjoys mentoring students in strengths awareness, interpersonal skills and finding their life & career path. He's a life-long musician, salsa dancer and juggling enthusiast :-)


Alex McNeil

Alex graduated with a degree in Politics & Government from the University of Puget Sound.

At Puget Sound, Alex worked as a writing advisor in the school's Writing Center, created an interdisciplinary symposium for faculty and student research, was a national finalist for the Watson Fellowship, and received numerous awards for his academic writing.

After graduating, Alex worked as a political organizer for the Democratic Party in the 2016 election. He has been an assistant instructor for political theory and bioethics at both Puget Sound and at San Francisco State University, where he is currently pursuing graduate study in political theory. At San Francisco State, Alex is the current holder of the Matthew Stolz prize in political theory. 

Alex is co-founder at North Coast, and specializes in College Counseling, English and Writing Tutoring, and SSAT Tutoring.

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Team Members

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Jesse Bodony

Graduating Summa Cum Laude, Jesse earned his Masters degree in the Humanities from Dominican University of California and has amassed 10 years of coaching experience across multiple fields.

During his soccer career, Jesse coached and captained the Men’s team at the University of Oregon, the Colorado Rapids U23 team, and the boys and girls teams at George Washington High School. In 2014, he attended the National Outdoor Leadership School in Patagonia, cultivating leadership experience in the most demanding conditions.

In addition to working with North Coast, Jesse works at Dominican coordinating general education policy for the University. Recreationally he is an avid skier, dancer, and backpacker with an affinity for cats and strategy games.