Some Of Our Skilled Instructors

Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment,
and care deeply about what we do every day. Our unique development ensures
that we have the very best instructors all over the world, and at every level of
teaching. Our team reflects a group of diverse individuals with breadth and
depth of experience across the spectrum.

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Adam Fitzgerald

Bio for The Oxford Method Adam Fitzgerald is a CELTA (Cambridge) certified educator and editor with 13+ years of experience writing, editing, copywriting, and teaching all ages, class sizes, languages and cultures in the US, UK, EU, China, and internationally online. In addition to his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Major in English, Minor in Communications), he also completed his student teaching through WSU’s College of Education. With years of experience from across the world and different careers, Fitzgerald maintains advanced skills in education development, English as a Second Language, teacher training, creative and business writing, editing and proofreading, public speaking, teaching online and in-person to groups of all sizes, teamwork strengthening, language training, tutoring and skill building, networking, communications, and more.

Beyond his near decade and a half of experience as an educator, Fitzgerald has been playing and producing music for just as long, most recently with his band Shady Groves and international label and artist collective Underflow Records. Fitzgerald is responsible for connecting an international roster of artists across all mediums as well as founding the independent underground arts festival Whateverfest in Detroit, now entering its second decade. Furthermore, Fitzgerald authored a front-page story on the cover of 70,000+ newspapers across Michigan in August of 2015 and is about to publish the first book in a series he’s been developing for nearly two decades. In the classroom Fitzgerald blends warmth and creativity to adapt unique approaches for each student, based on individual needs, to shape achievable goals that can be worked toward together as a team who learns from each other.

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AlexandriaN.Allen

Alex Allen has experience as a private and group tutor since 2015; working with students ranging from pre-school to college. She holds Bachelor Degrees in English, and Multimedia Cinematic Production. As well as, a Master’s Degree in Film Studies from Columbia University.

While initially majoring in English to build her analytical skills for law school, Alex found a love for writing, reading, and teaching while pursuing her Bachelor degrees. Seeing that law school could guarantee a well-paying job, Alex felt that law school would be a safe and smart investment for her education. At the end of her freshman year, she declared her second major in Multimedia because of her adoration for film and cinematography, and wanted so badly to get her hands on a real camera. Alex thought she could combined her passion for film with a career in law as an entertainment lawyer. However, after working at an intellectual property law firm fresh out of college, she found herself melancholic. Alex felt colorless in her duties drafting motions and skimming through depositions. She realized in the regiment of her time spent there that she missed reading and writing about film and media studies, and teaching/tutoring.

Alex’s career goal is to teach and innovate the conversation about media and film academically. She wants to become a Film and Media Studies Professor while simultaneously writing academic articles and books on the subject. Alex finds great reward in supporting and guiding her students through their work, with the approach that her students learn to learn, not to memorize. Her philosophy is that students who learn to memorize don’t help themselves, or the greater society. It’s by giving the students the tools to learn that they are able to make their own confident judgments and grow as better and brighter individuals.

Alex’s hobbies include, reading, photography, movies, writing scripts, and playing board games/video games.

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Alicia Storm

Alicia Storm has five years of experience with teaching High School Mathematics. The location was in South Central Kentucky at a highly diverse school; a wide range of cultures, socioeconomic status, and students with varying needs of support. Alicia has seen the downfalls of education and how the gaps of knowledge grow and create disinterest and even hatred. She finds passion in minimizing those gaps and making content easily understandable, relatable, and fun. Communication and clarity makes all things in life simple and those are her main priorities. At the end of the day, Alicia would love for students to be proud of their growth and accomplishments. A meaningful closing for all students: I sure hope you’re proud of yourself, because I am!

Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia-storm-066814207

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Ashley Beleny

Ashley Beleny is an experienced educator with people of all ages, from four years old to adults and C-suite business leaders. Growing up in a household of educators, Ashley has a passion for learning and sharing that joy for learning with others. She is strongly against one size fits all approaches to teaching, and tailors learning experiences to each individual student based on learning styles and other factors that affect the learning process, including stress management, and creating positing experiences with the subject matter.

Ashley has very successfully tutored SAT/ACT for over 10 years and teaches Masters and undergraduate courses in international trade, business and China. In addition to teaching, she has worked extensively in international business, supply chain/logistics, and business development in the US and Asia.

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Brandon Tsuge

Brandon Tsuge is a huge proponent of project based learning, especially for engineering and robotics topics. With experience as a university lecturer, organizer for outreach competitions, and wrestling coach, he experienced, first-hand, the value of a learn-by-doing approach. Brandon holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of California Irvine. His research specialty was in the area of mechanism design and theoretical kinematics. He is also a licensed professional engineer with a wide variety of industry experience. He has worked as a design engineer developing medical devices related to spine surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and orthodontics. He has also worked as a project engineer in the accident reconstruction industry, focusing on vehicle collisions and autonomous emergency safety features.

His continued passion in STEM education is driven by the idea that his students may ultimately contribute to solving larger environmental, social, and technological challenges.

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Cassidy Jernigan

Cassidy Jernigan is an experienced educator and trainer for students of a wide age range since 2015. This is evident by her history of instructing elementary students through the Partner’s in Active Learning Support, teaching many CTE classes to high school students, and training adults in the animal shelter environment. Her Bachelor’s Degree is supported with life experience in the agriculture industry. Working with livestock, competing in state and county fair competitions, caring for animals, and tending to fields at a research center are just a few examples of this. Cassidy teaching philosophy highlights students being and finding passion, being informed consumers, and feeling valued.

Cassidy has created many lesson plans and curriculum in a vast amount of subject matter. Finding ways to meet all of the different learning styles and adding experiential learning whenever possible is her goal. She finds it is key to listen to students’ feedback and work together to meet their needs and goals.

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Crystal Eubanks

Ama Ketwaa Ifedayo Crystal Nicole Eubanks is a veteran teacher of twenty-three years. This educator has tutored and/or taught students from Pre-k to college and has always been innovative at every level. Due to the fact that she holds a Masters of Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Masters of Education: Educational Administration, and a Masters of Ministry: Urban Youth Counseling, she brings a thirst for knowledge and drive to share knowledge in way that supports human development and transmits wisdom. With every step of her educational career, Ama has challenged the way the educational instruction is administered and has challenged the standard implicit biases in educational institutions. Uplifting the minds of those trapped on the mundane, liberating those robbed of the true reality of their greatness, and redeeming the spirit to be open to learning are at the root of her educational approach and philosophy. Ama has written and contributed to articles about several aspects of educational disparity and continues to do contract work with schools about inclusion and diversity in curriculum. As a true lover of humanity, she teaches with patience, kindness, wisdom, and the spirit of a freedom fighter. Education is the platform that affords the opportunity to plant the seed of love, patience, wisdom, unity and liberation within the hearts and minds of those thirsting for knowledge.

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Cybil Richmond

Cybil is a veteran educator, tutoring, teaching, & mentoring students from the 7th through 12th grades since 1999. Her expertise lies in the high school life sciences although she has also taught Chemistry and Physical Science. She has a wide range of teaching experiences which include urban/suburban public schools, a juvenile detention facility, and a juvenile mental facility. Cybil has also work in science curriculum where she was able to help other science teachers bridge the gap between their classroom curriculum and real-life experiences. Cybil understand that all students need love, patience, and understanding, especially the less fortunate with whom she has the most experiences. She has a passion for underserved students and helping them become successful.

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Daniel Mercado

Daniel Mercado is an experienced educator, teaching all levels of English to undergraduate students. In addition, teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to graduate students in Puerto Rico Cambridge College as an adjunct professor in the School of Education under the ESL program. Dr. Mercado has over 30 years of knowledgeable instruction. He has for years combined the teaching of English as a second language with studies and the dissemination of technological resources for pedagogy to the level at which he has designed online courses, hybrid courses for the deaf population, and enhanced courses taking advantage of the Web.

He brings decades of real-world experience that students can relate to thus creating the class interesting, humorous, free of anxiety, and stress. Dr. Mercado’s teaching philosophy is learning by doing using the constructivism method. Enjoy having the students engaged during the lessons. Is an expert in accommodating his lessons to fit the needs of his students.

He earned his doctoral degree of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning (IDOL) at Capella University of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His doctoral thesis refers to “Instructional Design Strategies Used to  Provide Equal Learning Opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Learners”. Dr. Mercado has written several articles on instructional design strategies in peer review journals, such as Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association and Florida Foreign Language Journal. He has served as a member of the editorial board of the journal Media Education and Didactic Application of ICT,  University of Córdoba, Spain.

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Doug Burns

Zachary Singer is an experienced educator, tutoring and/or teaching students of all ages—from kindergarten to college—since the early ’80s. Though he holds a Master’s Degree in Education, he brings additional decades of real-world experience in writing and editing, photography, and the sciences to his craft. Zach has observed first-hand the limitations of standardized approaches to classroom teaching, and now works diligently to help his students achieve mastery in their area of study. Freedom from stress and fear, a touch of humor, and patience are cornerstones of his approach.

Zach has written or edited dozens of articles on photography for magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo, and Digital Photo Pro, as well as writing and editing for the Denver Astronomical Society. (Some 95,000 words from four years of his “Monthly Skies” column are on their way to becoming a book.) As with teaching, clarity remains paramount in all his writing, ensuring that even complex ideas become understandable.

Degrees:

Master’s in Education, Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology, 1995.

Bachelor’s in Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1993.

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Dr. Joseph

Dr. Joseph is originally from the United Kingdom where he completed most of his education and schooling. He has always had a passion for education and decided to become an educator in 1997, where he pursued his post graduate certificate in education. He taught in London before his big move to the United States in 2000. Since then, he has taught in public and private schools. He completed his master’s degree in 2005, which focused on educational leadership and primary education. After six long years of studying, and working full time as a teacher, he finally completed his educational doctorate degree. His dissertation focused on the benefits of recess in elementary and middle schools. In addition to teaching, Dr. Joseph loves to tutor and enjoys creating personal learning plans, and tailored lessons for each student. He resides in Las Vegas with his wife and four daughters, and two dogs.

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Ethan Stein

Ethan Stein is a graduate of Rutgers’s University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance. He comes from a varied background ranging from working on wall street to developing infrastructure in Africa. He has tutored and taught for many years and brings a different perspective that focuses more on learning, critical thinking, and mastering material than grades or tests. He has an easy-going persona and is always excited to empower students to fulfill their full potential.

Ethan is a state chess champion who has spent years teaching chess as well as coaching basketball and tennis. He focuses on creating an environment where students can focus on experimenting and exploring the complexities within different subjects. Ethan is personable and loves to utilize creative ways to breakdown problems and assist students in seeing the problem in a different light to help with comprehension.

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Franchesca Febres

Franchesca Febres is an experienced educator/tutor who has worked with various students of all ages (including college). As a recent graduate from Mercy College, she specializes in all levels of literature and writing and math and science K-8. Franchesca’s goal is to implement various teaching methods to assist students throughout their academic careers. Franchesca works to give her students the confidence they need to succeed in and out of the classroom. Her lesson plans are carefully crafted for each student based on their individual needs.

Franchesca’s interest in education began during her last year in high school. Conflicted between art and literature, she decided to pursue both. With a background in both fields, she has effectively taught her students the importance of critical thinking and learning. Franchesca believes that there are always new things and methods to learn. She continues her passion for art and literature through various schools and platforms.

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Gates Breedlove

Gates Breedlove is a Professional Science Master’s Candidate who strives to share her love of learning to help others achieve their educational goals. With a diverse background as a student herself including attendance at technical academies, web-based programs, and traditional undergraduate and graduate programs, she is empathetic to the needs of a variety of students from gifted to non-traditional learners. Drawing on her experiences in graduate teaching, advising, and curriculum development, Gates takes on an individualized approach that fosters a cooperative relationship between learner and instructor. She takes great pride in creating an environment open to feedback where students can inquire without hesitation and have fun mastering subject matter.

In addition to her work as a teaching assistant and tutor, Gates is also a government employee in environmental services allowing her laboratory experience to span from research projects in insect genetics and invertebrate behavior to real-world resource monitoring. Her membership in the PSM Program means that she can pair her post-graduate training in science and mathematics with that in business and political science to give her an interdisciplinary and dynamic skillset that she is eager to share.

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Ghani Zahid

EDUCATION:
M.B.A., Business Administration, Keller Graduate School of Management, 2017
M.P.M., Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management, 2017
B.S., Computer Informational Systems, DeVry University, 2009

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Information Systems
Information Technology
Web Development, Web Security
Database Architecture, Design and Security

Prof. Zahid holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Project Management and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Informational Systems. Prof. Zahid also holds a User Experience certificate from Princeton University focusing on UI/UX Design, Wireframing, Architecture and Web Accessibility. Prof. Zahid has over 11 years of professional experience working with Adtalem Global Education, McGraw-hill Education, Princeton University and Unleashed Technologies.

Prof. Zahid has taught classes in Computer Science and Information Systems, Photoshop, Drupal and WordPress CMS systems, MERN and LAMP stack bootcamps. He also developed LAMP stack curriculum at the undergraduate level. He currently teaches at MIT MERN stack bootcamps.

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Iriss Johnson

Availability/Times: Wednesdays & Fridays (9am-12 pm) Tuesdays, Thursdays 4-6pm

, and Saturdays (12-3pm),

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/iriskugmeh

Resume: Sent already

Address: 42791 Hay Road, Ashburn VA 20147

Number of classes/Subjects to Teach: 2

Academic Background: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Healthcare, Introduction to teaching undergraduate and graduate.

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Since the early 2000s, Iris Kugmeh has tutored and/or taught students ranging from middle school to college. She is a Ph.D. candidate in industrial and organizational psychology with an expertise in academic writing, asynchronous, synchronous teaching, and formal instructional management experience. As a student, Iris witnessed direct experience with the constraints of standardized classroom teaching methods, and she hopes to dedicate herself to helping her students master their subject matter. Her strategy is built on a lack of fear, stress, and intimidation, as well as a sense of humor, passion, and patience.  Iris is a fellow at the American Communications Academy and is in the process of publishing one of her articles on School-Based Intervention Programs Addressing Childhood Obesity. Simplicity is fundamental in all her writing, just as it is in his teaching, ensuring that even complex ideas are grasped.

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 Jerry B. Clement, Jr.

A well versed educator, coach, tutor and case manager for students from all walks of life, Jerry Clement has been working with students for 15 years. An advocate for the development of aspiring youth, Jerry willingly shares his real-life experiences in entrepreneurship, leadership, corporate experience, writing and entertainment. Teaching from an abolitionist perspective, Jerry relates relevant world issues and current perspective in order to address the knowledge needed to not only master their area of study, but to prepare the students for the society that is waiting for them.  Educating students minus the bureaucracy and politics of the standard only, testing based environment is Jerry’s approach to teaching a high quality value-added education.

Jerry currently runs a non-profit AAU basketball organization called BBall for Kids which helps the disadvantaged youth obtain scholarships to colleges and trade schools academically and athletically.  The team, ATL Midnight Express, has been established in 2009 and has placed many student athletes in colleges, trade schools and meaningful employment.  Jerry also has been a radio host, disc Jockey and emcee for WRFG 89.3FM, Dr. Love Radio, and WYZE Gospel Radio station 1480AM in Atlanta, Georgia. Jerry has also worked in finance analytical management and the banking industry for over 20 years.

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Jill Moss

Jill Moss is a dedicated educator who enjoys providing interactive lessons that inspire each student to reach their greatest potential.  Jill believes that quality instruction is individualized, engaging, and impactful.  She has more than 18 years of experience and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Reading Education.

        Jill’s parents come to know that teaching struggling readers and writers is her greatest passion as a teacher.  She skillfully incorporates hands-on instructional strategies for reading and writing intervention and other critical teaching methods to scaffold instruction ensuring your child builds the foundational skills necessary to succeed educationally.  Parents find their children love her instruction style and ease of making learning engaging and fun!  Jill’s instructional expertise includes but is not limited to spelling and decoding, phonological awareness, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing, all designed to help students achieve academic success.

Jill is masterful in celebrating each child’s strengths and creates a nurturing environment where a child grows and is empowered to take ownership of their own learning.  She employs her knowledge of a variety of resources to meet or exceed the needs of her students.

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Joanna Pearl

JoAnna Pearl is an experienced educator that has worked with students from Kindergarten to High school since 2007.  JoAnna has graduated from Indian River State College with a B.S. in Biology and is currently working on her Master in Education Leadership with the University of Central Florida.  She is currently a teacher for St Lucie county focusing on Science education.  Before entering the teaching world, Ms. Pearl ran a theatre education program for all ages.  She found her love of STEAM by teaching the education programs at Walt Disney World.  In her free time, JoAnna loves to work in her garden and read books with her cat Zazzles. JoAnna has received the Bronze Presidential Award for Volunteerism for the past seven years for completing over 700 hours of volunteering.

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Joseph Hong

Joseph Hong is an experienced educator, tutoring and/or teaching high school to college student. Though he holds a master’s degree in Business Administration, he brings additional decades of real-world experience in writing and editing, translating, and has specialization to the study of history and business. Joseph has overseas teaching experience and has tied to extensive Korean Ivy League schools such as the Seoul National University, Korea University and Yonsei University (SKY University). As an educator in South Korea and US, published four business books, and certified online teacher, When Joseph is not teaching, he enjoys reading investment books and spending time with his family.

After teaching in South Korea from 2003-2012, both as a professional tutor/mentor and as an instructor, Joseph is currently involved with scholarly research projects at the Silverberg Academy, Lighten Academy, Novastar and YZ Education institute. Joseph Hong is interested in teaching young students who are passionate about the English language and literary studies.

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Kaveena Bullock

Professor Kaveena Bullock-Miller graduated with her Master’s Degree in 2019, having majored in English and Writing Studies. This is following her graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing in 2017. During her time at Kean University, her research interests were Black American Empowerment Related Issues and Politics such as language politics, sociolinguists, general linguist studies, and racial injustices. Recently, Professor Miller was accepted into Rutgers University Ph.D. Program for Language Education (LCID).

As a world traveler, Professor Miller has become versatile with her endeavors by enhancing her knowledge of other cultures and backgrounds. She is the author of two books, “You Sound Black…”: An Academic Dive in Black American Vernacular English and Reclaiming its History and Lullabies: Not Your Typical Songs. She is also the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) 2020-2021 Fellowship Recipient. She has continued her accomplishments by becoming an English Rhetoric and Composition studies professor at Kean University.

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Kelly Ann Baker

Kelly Ann Baker brings a smorgasbord of professional and academic experience to her role as an educator for The Oxford Method.  Her experience includes everything from public relations and marketing to outdoor education.  She has worked in multiple different industries including the agricultural industry, retail, real estate, wellness, sustainability and the non-profit sector.  Each experience has lent her a unique perspective as to how communications are imperative to life both in and out of the classroom.

Kelly teaches Public Speaking at West Chester University and Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communications at Delaware County Community College. Additionally, she is an SAT prep tutor and TEDx coach.  When she is not teaching you can find Kelly running or hiking the trails with her dogs, Emmett and Theo.  In her free time she is a gardener and landscaper and avid reader (Stephen King, anyone?).

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Kelsey Karas

Kelsey Karas is an experienced mental health counselor with a background in psychology and neuroscience. Throughout her time as an outpatient clinician, she worked with a variety of populations including students ranging from middle school to graduate school. A common presenting problem amongst these students was stress, which often led to poor academic performance. She dedicated time to provide each student with psychoeducation regarding the impact stress can have on both physical and mental health, as well as the importance of developing appropriate stress management skills. In addition to educating the students on stress, Kelsey provided opportunities for the students to learn about communication and listening skills, both of which can impact a student’s life daily. Throughout her own education and practice, Kelsey developed ways to turn academic challenges into learning opportunities, and she looks forward to passing along her tips and tricks. Her outgoing personality and passion for learning about people allow Kelsey to engage with students in a way that makes learning fun. She believes that although education is to be taken seriously, a student should enjoy their experience and look forward to applying all that they have learned.

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Lisa Holliday

Lisa Holliday Mukabire is a professional educator with over 12 years of experience. While the majority of Lisa’s experience has been in teaching middle school, she has taught everything from pre-K through grade 12. Lisa has taught a wide range of classes, including: English Language Arts, English Literature, Theatre, Media Studies, Yearbook/Journalism, and Choir. She also has rich practical experience in both writing and directing plays. Lisa plays the piano and sings; she has had the wonderful opportunity to accompany, as well as sing in, a number of choirs.

Lisa has taught and lived in a variety of locations, from rural Utah to urban California, from all-girls’ schools in United Arab Emirates, to small online classes in China. Additionally, Lisa’s husband is from Uganda, and Lisa has had amazing experiences in Africa. Lisa values diversity and understands from firsthand experience just how much a person’s background influences their education. Lisa honors each person’s individuality and seeks to incorporate one’s unique background in the classroom, making education both meaningful and relevant.

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Maya Billingham

Maya Billingham is an educator with over ten years of experience working as an early elementary teacher. As a classroom teacher she has taught children from diverse backgrounds in traditional and integrated classrooms in both public and private settings in California, Massachusetts, and Kansas. In her time teaching she has also had the opportunity to teach the full range of learners from gifted and students with diagnosed learning differences and she loves the challenge of meeting all learning needs.  She believes that making learning fun and geared towards the individual interest is key to unlocking each child’s full potential.

Maya has a passion for teaching early learning skills and helping kids develop confidence in themselves. She loves to see lightbulb moments when kids get something for the first time. Her favorite areas to teach are early literacy, fundamental math skills, reading comprehension, STEAM, and social skills. She loves helping young learners develop confidence through success and a love of learning that will last them a lifetime.

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Melissa Ferrari

Melissa Ferrari is an Early Childhood Education professional working 10 years with young children in an at-risk community, and their families. Her experience in the field of education began in the capacity of a Family Advocate where her role was that of liaison between families and the school district, as well as community resource providers, employers, and government agencies. She received her Family Development Credential from Rutgers University to better help her approach her advocacy work in a diagnostic, yet compassionate manner.
The desire to support families grew in to a true calling to directly impact the education of young children. This calling led Melissa back to Montclair State University, where she had previously earned her BA in Psychology and also had pursued and completed 30 Master’s level credits in the area of I/O psychology. Melissa then completed her Preschool-third grade teaching certification, and then continued on to receive her Master’s of Arts in Teaching.
In her past life and younger years, Melissa worked as a Human Resources professional, where she learned the arts of employee recruitment, training, retention, compensation, and all around how to be a “people’s person.” During her years in HR, Melissa’s adopted a results-focused philosophy to her work. She was most satisfied, however, when her work led her to developing true and authentic connections with others. This is the aspect of her work in HR that carries over to her teaching; the need to provide support to “clients” (students) and make meaningful, impactful, and real change in their lives.
As a mother to four children, all of whom represent very diverse personalities, interests and skill sets, Melissa understands that every child and student brings with him/her a unique set of attributes. She believes that the best educators meet students where they are, accepts who they are, and helps them grow into who they want to be.

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Michelle Castleberry

Michelle is an experienced educator, teaching students of all ages—from kindergarten to college for over 15 years. Besides education, she brings additional decades of real-world experience working with children, youth and young adults in many capacities; including her favorite venue…theatre! Michelle has directed and choreographed multiple plays and musicals with youth. She utilizes her acting abilities in teaching to make it fun and engaging.

 

Michelle prides herself on creating a safe environment, where students can explore, ask and answer questions, and learn; without fear of being ridiculed or seen as stupid. My role is to determine my student’s background knowledge; introduce and explain new concepts; offer myself as a guide and facilitator during the exploration of the subject matter. Learning should be subject centered, not teacher nor student centered. If the focus is on the subject, then teacher and learners enter into a journey together. The teacher should be a master of his/her subject; and a leader in the exploration of the subject matter; however, this does not make them the disseminator of all knowledge and right about all things. A teacher is a life-long learner, and I would hate to close myself off from learning from my students. Lessons and activities should offer students the ability to learn, interact, and work in their learning style; however, if the classroom is solely student centered, objectives/goals may not be met. Students should be encouraged to lead in inquiry so that they take ownership of their learning.

 

I have high expectations for myself and my students. When considering goals for myself these encompass my priorities:

· To develop life-long learners.

· To engage my students.

· To improve assessments that accurately depicts students’ mastery and understanding.

· To personalize learning.

· To help students find their voice. To find what they want to say and how to say it; and the skills to communicate and express effectively and with confidence.

· To help students articulate and follow their values.

· To facilitate mastery of their chosen field and the fundamentals of the subject matter.

These goals encompass my goals for my students. Students will:

· Improve their academic performance

· Improve their self-confidence

· Increase their motivation to achieve

· Increase their pride and satisfaction in performance

· Demonstrate critical thinking

· Demonstrate a deep understanding of the content; and be able to apply this knowledge to problems in and out of the classroom

· Learn and demonstrate respect

· Effectively use communication and cooperation skills

· Be responsible and conscientious members of society

· Set goals and assess their own learning and progress

· Be active in their own learning

· Understand the nature of knowledge

 

My greatest desire is to enrich students’ lives by teaching and assisting them in their academic journey, research, and their own, personal interests. I am dedicated to assisting students in developing intellectual integrity, academic excellence, and in becoming lifelong learners.

 

Degrees

Master’s in Education, School Library and Information Sciences

Mansfield University; Mansfield, PA, 2009

Bachelor’s, Elementary Education with emphasis in Social Sciences and English

Trinity International University; Deerfield, IL, 2003

Michelle Castleberry

Zachary Singer is an experienced educator, tutoring and/or teaching students of all ages—from kindergarten to college—since the early ’80s. Though he holds a Master’s Degree in Education, he brings additional decades of real-world experience in writing and editing, photography, and the sciences to his craft. Zach has observed first-hand the limitations of standardized approaches to classroom teaching, and now works diligently to help his students achieve mastery in their area of study. Freedom from stress and fear, a touch of humor, and patience are cornerstones of his approach.

Zach has written or edited dozens of articles on photography for magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo, and Digital Photo Pro, as well as writing and editing for the Denver Astronomical Society. (Some 95,000 words from four years of his “Monthly Skies” column are on their way to becoming a book.) As with teaching, clarity remains paramount in all his writing, ensuring that even complex ideas become understandable.

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Mrs. B Hanley

Brenna Hanley is an educator, creator, and gamer on a mission to make learning fun. Brenna inspires students in the classroom and online through her YouTube channel. With 6 years of classroom experience under her belt, Brenna has extensive knowledge of student learning and curriculum. Brenna believes that everyone can learn in the right environment and education is the foundation for success.

Brenna has written, edited, and produced over 80 videos for students and teachers about English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing, and Education. Brenna has also managed her high schools first ever esports team and led them to the semi-finals in their first season. Esports allows students to build communication, teamwork, and college recruitment and scholarship opportunities in a fast-growing industry.

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Noor Rana

Noor Rana has 6+ years of educational experience through three Americorp terms, coaching incoming college students and working in behavioral health. Noor completed her bachelor’s at the University of Arizona. Noor specializes in teaching kindergarten to high school. Due to her extensive behavioral health experience, Noor has worked with students with mental trauma, academic disability, and students who come from disadvantaged socioeconomic groups. Currently, Noor teaches GED to adults who come from underprivileged backgrounds, including homelessness, drug, and alcohol addiction. Noor also coaches single mothers through the GED experience as they balance work and life.

Noor believes that education is an intimate experience for each student. Thus, each student should receive an experience that is true to them, including the evolution of that experience. A teacher is an artist who specializes in different mediums. The art is not in the craft; the art is the understanding of what medium applies to which student and when the medium must evolve to accommodate the students’ needs. Noor does not endorse nor believe in the ranking of students. Each student is a flower, and the world is covered in different types of flowers. We all can agree that the world is beautiful because there are different flowers. Students are the same way. The world is beautiful because of their individuality. Let’s endorse, celebrate and support their individuality. Rank dulls even the greatest of minds. Let’s not dull the world, let’s make it bright-one student at a time.

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Quiwanna Britton

Teaching is my passion.  I get great joy seeing my students later in life achieving what they were destined for.  Hello, my name is Quiwanna Britton and I’m a Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant.  I’ve taught Dental Assistants for the last 8 years and Health Science grades 9-12 since 2018.

I graduated from Horry Georgetown Tech with a diploma in Dental Assisting. I later attended the Medical University of South Carolina and received my Bachelor of Health Science in 2010.  I also obtained a Master of Health Administration and Master’s in Leadership and Management both at Webster University.

In the ever-changing society in which we live, there is one thing I know for sure and that is that teachers play a significant role in the lives of successful individuals. There is not one size fits all philosophy of education simply because each student is a unique individual who requires varying levels of attention when it comes to their education. I approach teaching with the philosophy that all my students deserve a fair chance at learning regardless of their ability level, experiences, prior or current knowledge and exposure and I must create a variety of opportunities for them to be successful and ensure that they are safe and at ease as they build their knowledge base of the world around them.

Always remember nothing comes easy, so always put your best foot forward.

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Monday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Classes:

Elementary math

Elementary Language arts

Dental Assistant classes

Health Science courses (9-12 grades)

Health Law undergraduate

Health Administration undergraduate

Business undergraduate

Quiwanna Britton

3810 Lunceston way

Apt 306

Raleigh, NC 27613

919-604-8706

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Rajaa Aquil

Rajaa Aquil is an experienced educator, tutoring and/or teaching students of all

ages, Elementary to High School and College, since the 1980s. She received top-class training in applied linguistics and second language acquisition (Ph.D. from Georgetown in 2006), completing a dissertation on speech perception and segmentation of spoken English and Cairene Arabic. She brings additional years of experience over 25 years teaching foreign languages, English, and Arabic. She specials in teaching learners’ listening, reading, and writing skills. She utilizes the latest in teaching methodology theory and application. Her mission in teaching is not only to make learning understandable and easy but also fun and entertaining. Rajaa observed the limitation of traditional standardized approaches to classroom teaching, and so she earnestly and enthusiastically works to help her students accomplish command and mastery in their area of study. Her classes are stress and anxiety free, as she always uses humor and storytelling to bring the outside world into the classroom. She is very empathetic, compassionate, and patient and believes that learning is a two-way interpersonal process.

Rajaa has written pedagogical articles in peer reviewed journals. Some of her articles are on how to use songs in teaching history and culture of a given speech community. She has also written articles on how to improve learners’ listening skills of English.

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Sarah Annen

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Sarah Annen is an experienced educator, advisor, translator, tutor, academic and success coach for students of all ages—from pre-kindergarten to college—since the early 90’s. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade) with a Spanish Minor.  After teaching in the classroom for only half a year, Sarah returned to Edgewood College to receive her first master’s degree in Education, where she received addition teaching licenses in English as a Second Language and Bilingual/Bicultural Education and passed her Spanish Fluency Examination.   She brings additional decades of real-world experience in traveling and living in Mexico to study and strengthen her cultural competency.

Sarah has conducted many research papers for both her master’s programs which has made extremely excited to call herself a writer and editor.  Since she has over 20 years of tutoring experience, Sarah enjoys utilizing zoom and other technological resources in order to work in a trusting, individualized environment.  She wants to ensure students that she gives them time to really think and share their ideas and truths with her.  Sarah will go the extra mile to make sure that students receive what they need in order to be successful, which makes instruction for each student look completely different.  Each lesson will be filled with positive ideas, self-reflection, humor and ways in which the student can be even better in order to be their best!

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Sarah Haverland

Sarah Haverland has been an educator for 17 years teaching elementary and secondary students from private, charter, and public school environments. She has worked closely with special education, general education, gifted, and at-risk students. Sarah believes educating an individual begins with the relationships you build together and grows through understanding, acceptance and challenge. Sarah believes social and emotional learning is the foundation toward a lifelong connection and love for learning.

Sarah has a dynamic background with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and master’s in education, a second master’s in the philosophy of business management and leadership, and soon a PhD in business management and leadership. Sarah brings extensive knowledge in understanding student behavior, learning styles and the social, emotional and cognitive intelligence based behaviors. Sarah understands the diverse challenges students face and is confident in the progress and growth of all learners. Sarah is working diligently to rebuild teacher certification expectations and generate new ways to learn through history and whole idea teaching methods.

www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-haverland-356019b7

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Skyler Moore

Dr. Skyler Moore is a skilled practitioner-scholar with more than 10 years of experience in social services. He has made a habit of combining his theoretical knowledge with his practice in the various roles that he has held in throughout his career as a practitioner.  Dr. Moore holds a Doctor of Public Administration degree from California Baptist University. Dr. Moore pursued a Doctorate in Public Administration because of his desire to impact the lives of children and families at the highest levels of government. Dr. Moore holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Public Financial Management from California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Moore’s awareness of how budgets and finance affect governmental agencies on both a macro and micro level, specifically with the regulations and constraints that governments face, influenced his pursuit of the Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Public Financial Management. The foundation of public administration is sociology. Sociology encompasses an understanding of social problems, social behaviors, and social patterns from a multitude of world views. Dr. Moore obtained a Bachelor of Science in Sociology degree from Northern Arizona University to gain a more in-depth understanding of the issues plaguing urban and rural societies. Additionally, Dr. Moore minored in Ethnic Studies while studying sociology because he wanted to focus his professional efforts on marginalized and underserved communities.

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Tia Rutledge

Tia Rutledge is a life long learner and enjoys transferring her knowledge by educating

others. She is a wife and mother of two boys and an avid traveler. She received a

Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Monevallo, a Master of Arts in Education

from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an Education Specialist in Instructional

Leadership from Samford University. She teaches English 100, 101, and 201 at Miles

College. A strong advocate for acdemic success and quality instruction for all students,

she involves herself in K-12 instruction and planning to promote strong educational

foundations and career choice guidance for students at the secondary level. Her

professional interests focus on developing courses and institutions that are intentional

about content, treatment, and course outcomes for students. In addition, Rutledge has

had the honor of being a guest presenter at several conferences and a receipient of

grants for her work in the educational community.

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Timothy Mellin

𝗧𝗶𝗺 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻, is an experienced instructor, 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘂𝗺 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀. The middle child of a large family from the rural Pacific Northwest, he spent his 20s studying and working in Europe, Canada and the USA. As a teacher and curriculum writer, Tim cares about relevancy, authenticity, accessibility and humanity. That means helping his students really learn what they need to without any extra fuss. It also means that everything comes with a compassionate, understanding human touch. Learning with Tim means relational and relevant and you don’t need to leave your soul or your humor at the door!

 

Tim has worked as an instructor, social worker, content creator and audio book voice actor. He has translated dictionaries and encyclopedias, advertising content and even a detective thriller from French to English! Whether writing or teaching, Tim is a no-nonsense communicator, teacher and mentor who isn’t afraid to ask questions that will challenge you to do your own thinking.

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Darcilyn Woods

Darcilyn has always had a love for teaching with a specific interest in the special needs population. Her passion to work with Special Needs individuals began after high school. She pursued that passion by obtaining her Bachelor’s, Cleared Credential, and a Master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University. Darcilyn is in the last months of pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. She has worked in the classroom for twelve years and has worked as a teacher or caregiver for individuals with disabilities ranging from 3 years old to 94 years old for 8 years. Darcilyn holds a Special Education Credential in both California and Texas and has taught moderate/severe special education in a self-contained setting for five years. Before beginning her current position, she was employed as an Education Specialist working at a specialized school for students with Physical Health Impairments/Other Impairments (PHI/OH). Darcilyn currently works as a moderate/severe special education middle school teacher and a general education peer tutor coordinator where she teaches typical students how to interact and assist with the special education population. Darcilyn is also an in-home behavior consultant for families with special needs.

Darcilyn has learned to think of people diagnosed with a disability as just that; people first and their disability second. Darcilyn has also learned that the Special Needs population is no different than you or me. Each person has the innate desire to be loved, appreciated, valued, and respected, and she believes she has been blessed with the ability to provide that for each student.

Degrees:

Doctorate of Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Special Education (candidate), Grand Canyon University, 2021

Masters in Moderate/Severe Special Education, Azusa Pacific University, 2017

Bachelors in Education (Liberal Studies), Azusa Pacific University, 2015

Credentials:

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) – California

California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) -California

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) – California

Special Education (EC-12) – Texas

Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR EC-12) -Texas

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Jake Morris

Jake Morris has more than fifteen years of experience teaching all levels of high school English Language Arts, with a heavy focus on AP Language and Composition.  In addition to master’s degrees in both teaching and technical writing, he also taught freshman and sophomore level college writing courses while in graduate school.  Jake’s career path as an educator began as an undergraduate tutor in the University Writing Center at UALR, and he also brings an additional five years of industry experience as a technical writer in the specialty software field.

Throughout his career, his focus has been on helping his students become better writers, more insightful readers, and self-reflective learners.  He uses his experience and empathy to deeply understand his students’ goals, in order to guide them in developing the skills and knowledge they need to achieve those goals on their own, now and in the future.  Through it all, he uses his sense of humor and compassion to help students take ownership of their own learning, to lean into difficulty, and to appreciate the opportunities that education provides.

Degrees:
Master of Arts in Technical and Expository Writing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2008.
Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Arkansas at Monticello, 2006
Bachelor of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2000.

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Marianne Delwood

MPAff, MPH

Marianne Delwood has worked in the governmental sector at the state and city level, as well as in nonprofit, but has continued to return to education, intrigued with the dilemma of how to best get information to students and to develop an interest in the topic at hand for her students in turn.

She earned a bachelor in history degree at the University of Texas at Austin, followed by an academic scholarship awarded by the German American Club to study for a year in Marburg, Germany. Shortly after returning to the US, she enrolled in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, again at UT Austin, and earned a master’s in public affairs with a focus on chronic disease and health disparities. Later she worked at the City of Houston Health Department in the health planning department.

Delwood and her family moved to Washington State, where she served on the City of Carnation Planning Board for several years. On returning to Texas, she enrolled in the University of Texas School Of Public Health to earn a master’s degree in public health with a focus on environmental policy.

With an uncertain job market upon graduation in 2011, Delwood discovered a certain convenience in substituting in her children’s schools; she was able to study Texas history for the first time (offered in the curriculum in Texas middle schools, Delwood had attended public school in her home state of Kansas), Delwood also substituted in a variety of other subjects in middle and high school.

A move to the Chicago area proved interesting in Delwood taking part in a research project sponsored by the University of Chicago that explored the benefits of physical activity in improving students’ grades. Up until the pandemic, Delwood has also continued to substitute in her son’s school district and experienced the different angle that Common Core brings to the educational table—some good effects, some not as good.

Delwood’s hobbies include reading, following politics in a bipartisan manner, and helping her son grow an impressive pandemic garden this past summer.

Bachelors in history, Univ. of Texas at Austin Dec. 1986 Minors: English, German

Phillipps University, Marburg, Germany Classes in German history (6 credits received) August 1987-August 1988

Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs University of Texas at Austin Master’s in Public Affairs – December 1992

University of Texas School of Public Health Houston, TX Master’s in Public Health – August 2011

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Zachary Singer

Zachary Singer is an experienced educator, tutoring and/or teaching students of all ages—from kindergarten to college—since the early ’80s. Though he holds a Master’s Degree in Education, he brings additional decades of real-world experience in writing and editing, photography, and the sciences to his craft. Zach has observed first-hand the limitations of standardized approaches to classroom teaching, and now works diligently to help his students achieve mastery in their area of study. Freedom from stress and fear, a touch of humor, and patience are cornerstones of his approach.

Zach has written or edited dozens of articles on photography for magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo, and Digital Photo Pro, as well as writing and editing for the Denver Astronomical Society. (Some 95,000 words from four years of his “Monthly Skies” column are on their way to becoming a book.) As with teaching, clarity remains paramount in all his writing, ensuring that even complex ideas become understandable.

Degrees:

Master’s in Education, Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology, 1995.

Bachelor’s in Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1993.

Skilled Educator making complex ideas understandable

Denver, Colorado 80231

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Crestina Roth

Crestina Roth is an experienced educator, tutoring and/or teaching students of ages prek-5th grade since 2017. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Gifted Endorsement and Reading Endorsement. She also holds a Microsoft Innovative Educator Certification.

Crestina has observed first-hand the limits of standardized approaches to classroom teaching, and now works diligently to help her students achieve mastery in their area of study. Her foundations for her educational approach are making education fun, making relationships with her students and ensuring freedom from stress and fear of the traditional classroom.

Degrees:

Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, Kennesaw State University, 2017.

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Rachel Ziman

Rachel Ziman is an experienced educator, with an extensive background teaching and tutoring students ages kindergarten to twelfth grade. She specializes in providing targeted education for students on the Autism spectrum, students with reading disabilities, and supporting students in written expression. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on Special Education and a concentration on students with mild to moderate disabilities. With over seven years of experience in both accelerated programs, special education environments, and virtual learning Rachel offers a wide range of versatile knowledge to fit each individual need. Rachel’s educational philosophy is a teacher should nurture independence through appropriate challenges, dedicated support, and human connection; without establishing a relationship education cannot progress to its fullest potential.

Degrees:

Master’s in Education with a concentration in Special Education- Mild to Moderate Disabilities

 Grand Canyon University 2018

Bachelor’s in Marketing Communications with a concentration in Public Relations

Columbia Chicago 2013

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Phil Boltz

Phil Boltz, Ph.D. is a global educator, English Language teacher, and academic organizer with experience teaching at the K12, post secondary, and graduate levels. With an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a focus on Educational Technology and Philosophy, Phil teaches with a focus on learner goals and critical agency. Phil began teaching in 1996 in Sucre, Bolivia and has since taught in Kazakhstan, China, Egypt, India, and Russia. He is a committed constructivist and global education advocate.

Phil consistently coaches teachers and educators with regard to their pedagogy, technology integration, and learner agency. He has presented and facilitated workshops focused on Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK), Problem & Project Based Learning (PBL) strategies, and Educational philosophy. In Phil’s classrooms learners are encouraged to critically consider their learning goals and focus, expand existing knowledge, and apply their ideas in the world around them, which is to say – learners participate in active learning in ways that are meaningful and applicable to them.

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Joela’s

Joela Shurdho is a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut. While studying there for just over three years, she received 2 Bachelors of Science Degrees- one in Chemistry, and the other in Instruction & Curriculum. As part of her Instruction and Curriculum Degree, she has designed and implemented lesson plans in courses for secondary and collegiate levels, modifying them as needed. Overall, her almost 250 classroom hours in three districts between Windham and Hartford County have primed her to effectively present new and dense information to a variety of audiences. She also has experience educating students who have learning disabilities and require accommodations as a result of IEPs, Section 504s, etc. She would love to teach anyone who is willing to learn!

Degrees:

Bachelors of Science in Instruction and Curriculum, NEAG School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2020.

Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2020.

 

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  • Chemistry (High School and AP)
  • General Chemistry (Undergraduate)
  • Education courses (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Next Generation Science Standards Practices (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Middle School Math
  • Middle School Science
  • Algebra I

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Sumaiya Siddiqui

Sumaiya Siddiqui is an experienced educator and former journalist who has worked with students from diverse backgrounds for the past decade. She is a great communicator who brings her real-world experience into the classroom and adapts the lesson to fit the current scenario. She makes her lesson relatable and memorable by drawing real-life experiences and examples to the topics discussed. Her approach is student-centric and works to make learning a fun journey and eliminate stress, anxiety, and the usual baggage that accompanies a typical classroom. Her lessons tend to have as many activities as possible to make the students involved in the subject matter. She is open to feedback, and her learners are an equal partner of their learning process as they work together to unleash the very best version of her students.

Sumaiya has published twenty-six books with limited distribution in Europe and Asia, with more manuscripts on their way. As a journalist, she wrote and interviewed for many articles and even worked for the CNN. As an educator, she designed and taught curriculums for many schools and universities in Asia. She worked with Fortune 500 companies to train employees to improve their communication, ace work-based proficiency exams and learn better management techniques. As a teacher, she brings her strong work ethic, passion, and the desire to evolve with the learner to be a better educator who makes a meaningful impact.

Degrees :

Bachelors in International Business. Karlshochschule International University
Associate Diploma- TESOL, Arizona State University

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Camille J. Belolan

Camille Belolan is a seasoned educator who cannot imagine her life without doing some teaching. Her approach to engaging students is focused but lively, and leans heavily on the Socratic Method, i.e., questioning students in order to encourage critical thinking. Camille listens carefully to her students’ responses and always links them to the heart of the topic at hand. No response is ever deemed incorrect or irrelevant.
Her instructional career began in the seventies when she taught English at a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, middle school. Since that time Camille has taught everything from adult basic education and GED preparation (including at a county jail), to tutoring high school students, to lecturing in English at five different colleges. She also evaluated GRE exam essays online. Her last college level teaching position earned her the title of Assistant Professor of Developmental Writing.
Along the way, Camille served as a feature writer and editor for a local newspaper. During that time, she received an invitation from the AP to submit her food articles to them on a weekly basis, sight unseen. Camille also wrote freelance articles for newspapers, journals, and magazines, three of which appeared in The New York Times and three in Newsday.
Camille has progressed to teaching and tutoring online and plans on continuing to put her skills and experience to work for students of all skill levels on an ongoing basis.

Degrees:
M.S. in Secondary Education/English, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 1980
B.S. in Secondary Education/English, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 1969

Teaching Certification:
New York State, Permanent Certification in English, grades 7-12

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Dr. Denisha Shah

Dr. Denisha Shah is an aspiring educator, tutor, and mentor leading to advance through multi-educational graduate level experiences. Dr. Shah has completed her doctorate in osteopathic medicine (DO) from Nova Southeastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine. She has been actively involved with No More Tears and Domestic Violence educational projects through her Fields Experience in the service of Public Health from NOVA, and is pursuing her training alongside in conflict analysis and resolution skills for her doctorate in (PHD) in the school of humanities.
Denisha completed her undergraduate studies as Magna Cum Laude from a highly prestigious and private university of Nobel Laureates (as Albert Michelson for Physics and Paul Berg for Chemistry), Case Western Reserve University, graduating with High Honors in Psychology (BA) and double minors in Chemistry and Theater.
Denisha’s teaching and training passion includes holistic science, humanities, arts, and social sciences, including the fields of psychology, sociology, cultural and ethnic diversity, epidemiology, women’s health, and conflict resolution skills. Denisha is dedicated to her innovative teaching philosophy, which is to exhibit a compassionate style with creativity, fun, and focus on constant growth through inherent limitless potential.

Degrees:
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO),
Dr. Kiren Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2012.
Master’s in Public Health (Mph), Nova Southeastern University COM & Public Health, 2016.

Bachelor’s in Psychology (BA), Case Western Reserve University, 2001.

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Jen Appel

Jen Appel is a certified teacher and learning specialist with over 25 years of experience. Jennifer has taught at The Collegiate School, Friends Academy, Trevor Day School, Marymount, Buckley Country Day School, Stevenson, City & Country, St. Jean Baptiste, Fairfax County Public Schools, St. Dominic’s and Holy Child. In addition, she has tutored children who attend Spence, Chapin, Dalton, Manhasset Public School, LaGuardia High School, The Town School and many more. Jennifer believes all children are gifted and it is part of her mission to discover and enhance each student’s unique nature. Jennifer does not just tutor but offers real remediation. She changes the student’s entire approach to learning. She creates conceptual frameworks in the student’s mind and helps them process information in ways that last, makes sense to them and connects to their internal motivation. Jennifer’s techniques transform deep and challenging issues in lasting ways. But most importantly, each student finds a way to enjoy the process and this fosters a healthy relationship with discovery, and even obstacles, and creates lifelong learners who value creativity, ingenuity and respect for the landscape of their own mind and heart.

Jen studied at N.Y.U. and received her Masters in Education and English Literature at C.W. Post Long Island University. Jen continued her professional studies at Harvard Graduate School of Education where she completed programs in Differentiating Curriculum and Diversity in Literature. In addition, Jen is certified in Judith Hochman’s Writing Revolution Method and is a curriculum coordinator for Pollyanna’s Racial Literacy Curriculum. Jennifer is also an artist herself and spent many years acting, writing, singing, directing and painting. While Jen still paints and writes, she believes her creativity has found its best venue in her own lessons with students. Her clients find her to be a highly engaging educator and she attributes her success to her early days in the performing arts. Jen is very grateful for her creative background but would trade a happy and fulfilled student over an Oscar any day of the week! As Jen says “Teaching found me. I did not find teaching. And I couldn’t be happier and more grateful that it did!”

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Daneiah Nasser

Daneiah Nasser is an experienced educator who has worked with students ranging from middle school students to college students teaching and tutoring various subjects since 2012. Daneiah’s goal is to provide students with top-notch education leading to success in the academic setting that will be transferred and flourish into the real world setting that will allow students to build strong career goals. Daneiah works diligently to focus on a student centered environment that gives students a voice and enables them to fully grasp educational concepts and topics to their greatest abilities. This allows for an environment that leads to free student thinking and confidence in students to share their ideas and discuss the subject matter in a way that allows them to analyze and apply what they learn.

Daneiah’s interest in education has expanded in many ways through the use of blended learning, which has led her to focus her doctorate studies on the method of blended learning in the classroom and write her dissertation on educator experiences with this method of teaching and learning. After completing her doctoral studies, Daneiah has become involved in publishing opportunities, which most recently involved writing a personal essay for Drew University’s initiative to publish a book entitled “Balancing Student Stories of Scholarship and Self-Discovery in Writing Spaces.” This piece when published will focus on how working in a writing/tutoring center has led Daneiah to opportunities beyond that center and will be titled “The Golden Door that Influenced My Career.”

Degrees:
PhD in Education, Capella University School of Education, 2020.
Master’s in Law and Governance, Montclair State University School of
Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013.
Bachelor’s in Political Science, Montclair State University School of
Humanities and Social Sciences, 2011

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Stephen Carl

Stephen Carl is an experienced educator, having taught and tutored in public, private, homeschool, and collegiate settings. A lifelong learner, Stephen never misses an opportunity to acquire new knowledge, a new skill, or a chance to share what he’s learned with others. His Bachelor’s of Arts in Religion with an emphasis on Koine Greek is a testament to his willingness to do hard things regardless of monetary gain.

In the classroom, Stephen spurs students on to content mastery and better critical thinking. He brings his diverse background to bear when creating content that is inclusive and attainable regardless of learning style or cognitive abilities. He believes anyone can master a concept and he facilitates that mastery through patience and flexibility.
Stephen divides his time between teaching various courses and diligently seeking to improve the lives of people on the autism spectrum through the group Autism from the Inside. He creates online content, offers conference speaking engagements, and consults with individuals with ASD and their supporters. His greater joy, however, comes from raising his three daughters, for whom he strives to create a better world.

All of the passions and pursuits of his life seem to center around three goals. The first is to get the right knowledge in the right hands and watch the magic happen. The second goal is to be the person he was designed to be and help others become who they were designed to be. Lastly, in all things, he wishes to leave the people and places he encounters better than when he found them.

Degree:
Bachelor’s in Religion, Missouri Baptist University, 2001.

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Nadine Ramirez

Nadine Ramirez is passionate about instilling a love for learning in her students. Having tutored an array of age groups and backgrounds from grade school students to even college athletes, Nadine is an expert in catering her lessons to fit the needs of her students. She analyzes best practices and her students learning styles and incorporates that into her lesson plans to create an efficient method of learning and studying which will allow for her students to achieve their academic goals. Nadine comprehends and is empathetic towards the adversities which some students may face, hence, she is flexible with her teaching as well as her lesson plans to fit the specific needs of each individual. Her background in psychology has also helped her develop methods of studying smarter not harder and learning how to learn.

Nadine’s hobby’s mainly revolve around science, serving as the secretary for the Denver Astronomical Society, while also being involved in other academic societies such as SACNAS. Nadine also practices designing and as with teaching, feels that it is a creative way to not only express oneself, but to also inspire and aid others in the process.

Degrees:
Bachelor’s in Psychology University of Colorado Denver (2020)
Bachelor’s in Biology University of Colorado Denver (current, 2022)

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Dr. Szilvia Balazs

Dr. Szilvia Balazs is a Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Professor with the University of Akron. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with Keiser University; a Master of Science degree in Psychology also from Keiser University;
and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Management from the University of Pécs, Hungary.

Dr. Balazs worked with Stark State College, Keiser University and Everglades University in the past 10 years. She is originally from Hungary and among the first Roma scholars in the world, who is now living in the USA and actively involved in science projects.

She is a published researcher her recent publications are listed here: Kuchinka, D.G.J.; Balazs, S.; Gavriletea, M.D.; Djokic, B.-B. Consumer Attitudes
oward Sustainable Development and Risk to Brand Loyalty. Sustainability 10(4),
997)  Balazs, S., Kuchinka, D. G.J., Mantz, T. & Bracken, D. (2017). Creating an
Innovative Workplace: Effects of Humor Style and Supervisor Support. European
Journal of Management™, 17(2), 37-48.

Creating an Innovative Workplace: Effects of Humor Style and Supervisor Support was also presented at the International Academy of Business and Economics Conference in New York, October 2017.

Her previous research, “A Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between Stress Level and Increased Alcohol Consumption”– was presented at the 5th Annual Poster Session of Keiser Graduate School, Doctoral Residency in 2015. Dr. Balazs currently working on a new project, studying the relationship between psychology and quantum physics.

Degrees:
PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology – Keiser University, 2017
Master of Science in Psychology – Keiser University, 2014
Bachelor of Arts – University of Pecs (Hungary), 1999

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Kate Nice

Kate Nice is an educator, director, and performer who has been working in and around the Philadelphia area for over 20 years. Holding a dual certification to teach both music and mathematics, Kate has taught students from K – 12 in both a public school setting and as a private teacher and tutor. Holding a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Kate has also had the opportunity to mentor other teachers and facilitate professional development opportunities for her colleagues. As a person who greatly values education, Kate is excited and committed to escaping the confines of teaching in the public school system and bring her experience and passion for teaching to the Oxford Method. Student engagement, human connection, and differentiated instruction are mainstays of her educational philosophy.

Kate has taught all levels of secondary mathematics as well as beginning piano, music theory, and choral classes for singers of varying ages and levels of proficiency. She has also served as a private vocal coach and directed dozens of local musical theatre productions over the years. As a performer and lover of the arts, Kate strives to inspire students to use artistic expression and performance to explore and connect with the world around them.

As a performer, Kate has been part of the professional chorale, Nuovo Voce, as well as a singer and featured artist for the A-1 Entertainment Company. She has also been seen in many community and professional theatre productions in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and surrounding areas.

Education is not “one size fits all” and Kate Nice enjoys learning about her students to ensure that they can, in turn, do their best learning.

Degrees and Certifications:
Master’s in Educational Leadership, Immaculata University, 2009
Principal’s Certification, 2009
Bachelor’s in Music Education, Immaculata University, 2005
K – 12 Teacher Certification in Music, 2005
Bachelor’s in Music Performance, Bucknell University, 1999
Bachelor’s in Mathematics, Bucknell University, 1999
7 – 12 Teaching Certification in Mathematics, 1999

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Kaitlyn Wernars

Kaitlyn Wernars is a bright and eager educator, tutor, and mentor who has dedicated her time to helping students in all areas of science. Her expertise lies in instructing and tutoring high school sciences such as chemistry, physics, and biology, but she has instructed a variety of science courses. Alongside Kaitlyn’s experience in educating science, Kaitlyn has worked in academic, pre-clinical, and clinical research so she able to bridge the gap between content and real-world applications of science. Kaitlyn approaches her students with patience, understanding, and a joy for facilitating academic growth so students are able to learn skills and content concurrently.

Degrees:
Bachelor’s in Biology, University of North Texas, 2017.
Bachelor’s in Psychology, University of North Texas, 2017.

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Samia

Samia has a BA in Literature, Writing and Film. She has taught at Guerrero Elementary School helping Syrian refugee children learn English. While doing this, part of her role was to try and help the children and the parents assimilate into the new culture. This meant that she had to translate for parents at parent/teacher conferences, help resolve conflicts of students, and occasionally help deescalate situations. Samia also worked as a Media Resource Center Assistant at Keller Elementary School where she helped students with their various library needs and helped run the biannual book fair. Currently, she is working on her TEFL certification to teach English to foreign students , and she volunteers as Blog Writer and Content Writer for Made In Her Image, an organization that helps women and girls pursue careers in the arts. She has a great passion for language and storytelling.

Degrees:

Bachelor’s in Literature, Writing, and Film, 2013

TEFL, in progress

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Andrea Parker

Andrea embodies the spirit of an educator. She is kind and eager to share the tools she has gathered and sharpened for over a decade in the field. She has taught preschool up to high school in both rural and inner city areas of California. Mindfulness became a vital focus in her classroom as an instrument for managing stress, finding focus and being present. She is a certified Mindfulness Educator and strives to employ mindful and nonviolent communication. These practices help foster a strong sense of self and support relationship building. Both are necessary to engage in the world of complex ideas and questions with a critical and discerning eye. She has found nature journaling a great medium for observing our place and those we share it with. It serves to stir up wonder, make metacognition visible and allows for the integration of new information to our existing schema.

Andrea has written and performed stories live for The Moth storytelling events. Through her Masters program she created Elevated Seams, an upcycling business that seeks to reduce the wastes of fashion through education and reimagining our textile trash. It is through our stuff and our stories that we engrain our imprint on this world and each other. She also writes poetry and loves to roller skate. She hopes to encourage us to consume and leave less while sharing more.

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Ben Sommerkorn

Dr. Benjamin Sommerkorn is an engaging, award-winning teacher and science communicator with a passion for getting people excited about science. His teaching style centers on meeting people where they are and building an environment of mutual respect, trust and understanding. Ben offers safe spaces for learning, growth, and the mistakes that make experts and leaders.
With over a decade of experience teaching physics, calculus, coding, and advanced engineering mechanics at the collegiate level , Ben breaks tough mechanical problems down to any level or audience.

Degrees:
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 2020.
B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Wright State University, 2013

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Brian Howells

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Brian Howells is an experienced educator, coach and mentor teaching students of all ages—from elementary to college—since the early ’2000s. He has been a teacher, principal, and an athletic director through his years in education. He holds two master’s Degree’s (Sports Management and Special Education), an additional graduate certificate in Online Teaching and a Doctorate’s Degree in Sports Management. He also brings additional decades of real-world experience from the military to personal training to coaching to his craft. Brian has been an innovator in the Autism Spectrum education sector, known for having a niche for fixing struggling schools. Brian has had several educational and coaching awards through the years including Adjunct Professor of the year, educator of the year, and coach of the year. In coaching and leading teams, Brian has won several championships in many different sports from youth to college. Brian works tirelessly to find unique and cutting-edge ways to help his students achieve mastery in their area of study. Humor, patience, empathy, and a passion for leaving a legacy through his gifts are cornerstones of his approach to helping others through education.

Brian’s dissertation involves expensive research on the positive behavior characteristics sports has on adolescents. Brian also worked with NFL coaches during his doctoral dissertation as well as several HBCU’s to help create a partnership between football and wrestling coaches as well as expand wrestling opportunities to urban areas. Brian is using his expertise and life experiences to write a book on how DNA and blood types relates to nutrition. As with teaching, using a simplistic approach, with a knack and a unique understanding of how to relate to others, Brian is passionate about making a difference through education.

Degrees:
Doctorate (PhD) in Sports Management & Leadership (ABD), United States Sports Academy, School of Leadership, 2021
Master’s Certificate in Online Teaching and Curriculum Design, Webster University, School of Education, 2014
Master’s in Sports Management, United States Sports Academy, School of Leadership, 2010
Master’s in Special Education, NOVA South Eastern University School of Education, 2005.
Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies, Sacramento State/Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. 2003.

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Ben Johnson

Meet the Author
Dr. Benjamin S. Johnson
Dr. Johnson is a practical educator who, in a no-nonsense way, tells it like it is in all of his writings on Edutopia.org, his articles, books, and LearningCraft.com. He centers his thinking on what works to increase student learning and builds logical arguments, supported by research and best-practices to make it happen. He considers himself a constructivist, which means that he believes that no human being, computer program, or artificial intelligence can impose learning on another. He believes that all learning comes at the consent of the learner and that for maximum learning, the learner has to passionately desire to learn. Dr. Johnson maintains that the role of educators must change from purveyors of knowledge and skills to motivators and enticers capable of building that passionate desire to learn. His chosen specialty of teaching Spanish aligns perfectly with his philosophy and serves as a foundation for his unique perspective on learning.
Dr. Johnson came to this philosophy from his extensive experience in every realm of education. He has taught nearly every subject, to nearly every grade level. He has even taught university education courses on line. He has served in small schools, and school districts, as well as mega schools and school districts. He has guided charters and regular public schools. He has consulted, trained and professionally developed teachers, administrators, in public schools and colleges and even US Army personnel. He has turned around schools and school systems from failing and has inspired a focus on learning and effective teaching in hundreds of teachers and administrators.
Dr. Johnson’s writings on Edutopia.org follow his career and document his hands-on learning techniques over the course of a decade of service. He displays clearly, his focus on “learning for a purpose” in the two editions of his book, “Teaching Students to Dig Deeper,” where he provides strategies and techniques that instructors of all ages can use to develop ten essential college and career-readiness traits in their students.
Dr. Johnson has established LearningCraft.com as a repository of learning strategies and techniques for instructors and parents to improve the effectiveness of their instruction and their students’ learning. He welcomes comments and questions. He enjoys living in Orem, Utah with his beautiful wife and loves to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He is an avid reader and writer of science fiction and spends time long-distance swimming, gardening, woodworking and tinkering.

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Don Anton

Don Anton is a well-seasoned and highly enthusiastic secondary English instructor. He has taught in public school for over 25 years and served as a personal tutor for over a decade. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been recognized as teacher of the year for diversity and inclusion by his district, and has twice achieved National Board Certification. Having traveled to London, Rome, Paris, and other destinations across Europe with many groups of students and adults, Don knows that true learning happens when we are challenged by our experiences, and he finds joy in seeking out ways to challenge his students to see themselves and the world in a new light. As a teacher leader, Don has sought to level the playing field for students of all economic and academic backgrounds by playing an instrumental role in promoting co-teaching opportunities and helping to lead his district through the process of implementing a 1:1 technology plan.
Don loves teaching in a classroom setting, but his best teaching happens in small group and one-to-one situations. Reading and writing are highly personal acts, and developing these skills requires learners to fully engage in a process. For Don, there are few joys greater than helping a student construct a deep analysis of a literary work, persuade an audience to accept an idea or take action, or gain insight into the human condition by diving into a literary masterpiece.

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Dr. Daniel Abankwa

Dr. Daniel Abankwa is passionately-driven leader with substantial experience in improving the quality of education at the high school and post-secondary levels. Not only has he advocated for the academic success of hundreds of students in his professional career, but also serves a speaker, panelist, social impact leader and a mentor to many.
Daniel possess a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership was the first and youngest in the institution’s one-hundred plus year history to complete an international study and receive a doctorate degree by the age of 27. Additionally, he earned a master’s in Education with a special focus on Global Education.
As a Ghanaian who was born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Abankwa has not forgotten about his Ghanaian identity and rich culture. When he is not positively impacting students, he devotes time to engaging in activities within the Ghanaian community. For instance, he member of the Kwahu Professionals of North America, Secretary at the Ghanaian Catholic Community Church at St.
Malachy and Precious Blood Parish, and Advisory Board member of the Obrafofro Nti Foundation. Dr. Abankwa is happily married to his wife of 2 years Janet, and they have been blessed with their daughter Dinah and son Daniel Jr.

Degrees:
Doctorate in Educational Leadership, University of St. Francis, 2018
Master’s in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago, 2016
Bachelor’s in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014

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Enoh Nkana

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Enoh Nkana is a dedicated educator and lifelong learner with experience working with students in kindergarten through graduate level. From very young, Enoh was always drawn to working with children. Enoh treasures her own learning experiences as she had the opportunity to attend high school in Puerto Rico and become fluent in Spanish. She considers herself a lifelong learner as a graduate of Southern Adventist University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in inclusive education, and a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Andrews University.
Enoh has a passion for inclusion and working with students with exceptional abilities. While seeking her degree in Inclusive Education, Nkana participated in the revision and teacher training for an inclusion program entitled REACH; designed for the North American Division private schools. She had the opportunity of training over seven hundred educators across the Southern Union.
Enoh’s dedication to education and love of travel converge during her yearly trips to her home county of Nigeria. She and her family visit elementary and high schools to speak to thousands of students about her educational journey and encourage them to recognize value of their own education.

Degrees:
Doctor of Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, Andrews University, 2021
Master’s Degree in Inclusive Education, Southern Adventist University, 2010
Bachelors in Elementary Education, Southern Adventist University School of Education and Psychology, 2007

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Gabriela Timothy

1. Your Bio, please see our template attached for reference
Gabriela Timothy is an educator with 10 years of experience as a Special Education Teacher, Learning Specialist, School Administrator, School-Based Program Director, Project Manager and Charter School Authorizer for the School District of Philadelphia.
Gabriela Timothy hold’s dual master’s degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. She has a Master’s Education and is a Doctoral Candidate at St. Joseph’s University, focused on Universal Design for Learning, Blended Learning, Multi-Tiered Support Systems for Diverse Learners.
Gabriela founded Learned Potential Education Consulting in 2017 and is the lead consultant.
Gabriela loves to travel, read, listen to music and is currently writing her dissertation on Culturally Responsive Teaching.
2. LinkedIn Profile – If you don’t have one we can help you create one.
Gabriela Timothy
3. Your Academic background including why you studied for your degrees and transcripts if available
Doctor of Education Interdisciplinary Education Leadership: Saint Joseph’s University Anticipated 2022
Dual Master’s in Elementary and Special Education, Chestnut Hill College, 2015
Bachelors of Arts in Media Studies and Production, Temple University, 2011
Gabriela chose this path because of her belief in education as a tool for liberation and empowerment. Her mission today is to empower students, schools and communities to reach their ultimate potential!
4. Your schedule of available times to teach
Wed-Thur, Weekends are open as well
Between 10-12 and 4-8
5. Up to ten subjects/classes you would want to teach in ranked order
English K-8(Gen Ed and Special Ed)
Math K-6 (Gen ed and Special ed)
6. Your complete address for us to use for our agreement
133 West Maryland ave
Aldan PA 19018

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Gregory Saklad

Bio for The Oxford Method
Gregory Saklad is an experienced educator, tutoring, and/ teaching students of all agesfrom first grade to college- since 2014. Though he holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a specialization in public policy, he brings several years of real-world experience in writing and editing, conducting researching-data collection and analysis-, engaging
in public service-domestically and internationally-, and consulting businesses internationally. Also, Gregory has travelled to fifteen countries so far, an has observed the various cultures and methods of international business. Gregory has observed first-hand the experience of traditional standardized approaches to classroom teaching and curriculum, and now works diligently to assist and mentor his students achieve their highest potential and mastery in their area of study. Interpersonal relationships, direction, freedom from stress and pressure and anxiety of failure, empathy for being in the process, and patience are foundational pillars of his approach.
Gregory has written and published his preliminary “Theory of Philanthropism” in the National Collegiate Honors Conference in 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he publicly presented his research to peers and expert panel. Gregory is currently studying in a Doctorate program in Psychology to receive a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from
Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. One of Gregory’s favorite thing to do in life, other than to spend time with family, travel, and teaching students, is to volunteer internationally to serve those who need dietary assistance to fight malnourishment, educational programs to enhance academic growth, and increase social and interpersonal skills.
Degrees:
Doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Grand Canyon University, 2018-
Present
Master’s in Public Administration, Grand Canyon University, 2018
Bachelor’s in Political Science, Neumann University, 2017
Minors: History, International Business, and Theology

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Jackson Yee

Jackson Yee has been teaching primary grade for over 25 years. He is also a life coach and strength and conditioning instructor. Jackson strives to bring value to all his students, clients and athletes. Besides teaching his learners the content information, Jackson puts a lot of emphasis on character development.
His love is teaching others about mental toughness and courage, important attributes and traits which many of his students lack. However, once they learn these crucial resilience skills, they can begin to thrive in life.
Helping others find their mental strength and bravery is Jackson’s purpose in life. His upbeat energy and optimism inspires his students. Jackson’s current book “Overcoming Your Life as a Coward” has been the number-one seller several times on Amazon.

Degrees:
BA in psychology, University of Southern California
MA in social psychology, Claremont Graduate School

Teaching Credentials
California multiple subjects credential for K – 6, Los Angeles Unified Teacher’s Program, 1996
ESL endorsement for K- 6 in Massachusetts, 2015

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Jeananne Totah

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Jeananne Totah is an educator whose experience lies in Social Studies and TESOL. She is a goal-driven and people-oriented social studies teacher with a passion for life-long learning and promotion of global studies. She is an innovative educator who has served as an active member at a middle school and high school and has had diversity of experience in after-school programs and activities. With a solid understanding of social studies, Jeananne is a knowledgeable leader who successfully guides students through a variety of assessments and activities to further learning. Jeananne’s passion for teaching is demonstrated in her daily efforts inside and outside of the classroom.
Jeananne has tutored multiple students ranging from elementary to high school students after school. Her efforts have demonstrated to be effective in engaging students in deeper thinking and learning. When it pertains to teaching, Jeananne is successful at implementing a range of activities to promote student thinking and understanding.
Degrees:
Master’s in TESOL,Western Governor’s University, 2020.
Bachelor’s in Adolescent Education in Social Studies 7-12, SUNY College at Old
Westbury 2017.

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Jeron Robbins

The Oxford Method:
1. Jeron Robbins is a tutor/educator who has been tutoring over four years. While receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, he picked up tutoring math/engineering to pay for school. He has seen the downsides in modern education in the K-12 and college level schools with students not grasping core concepts and focusing only on test prep. Jeron has focused his
life to teach students in a simple, effective way so they can really understand the material. Jeron is young and ready to develop more skills to better math and engineering education in the many years to come.
2. LinkedIn – Jeron Robbins
3. I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University. Engineering clicked with my brain, so I went that path. Was it the correct path for me? I do not know yet. I got into tutoring and find success in it and I love to help the younger generation with continuing education.
Transcripts — https://d.docs.live.net/2d4369cbf9cc180d/Desktop/Academic%20Transcript.html
4. Availability – I can make any time of the week work. 24/7. I would like to work tons of hours.
5. Subject Order –
a. Trig
b. Statics (Not Statistics)
c. Calculus 1
d. Calculus 2
e. Physics
f. Dynamics
g. Algebra 1
h. Algebra 2
i. Vibrations
j. Geometry
6. Address – 3179 Kinsrow Ave Apt 234, Eugene, OR, 97401
7. Resume has already been sent.

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Kaitlyn Lavo

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Kaitlyn Lavo is a well-versed photographer, writer, and entrepreneur —establishing her own photography business at the age of 16. She is currently expanding upon her writing and photography skills by working towards receiving her bachelor’s degree from California State University Northridge. She is looking forward to gaining real world experience while interning here with The Oxford Method.
Kaitlyn is not only a published writer and photographer, having been featured in The Daily Sundial Newspaper, but she is skilled in music and screenplay writing. Having over 16 original musical works and two completed screenplays, she hopes to record and feature her original writing publicly in the next 10 years. She has worked as a professional photographer all throughout Los Angeles, taking a variety of photographs for businesses. From behind the scenes and still photography, portraitures, food menu/website photography, all the way to vintage fashion models, Kaitlyn has done it all. She enjoys every adventure that comes with each job and experience.

Degrees:
High School Diploma, Canyon High School, 2015.
Bachelor’s Degree, California State University Northridge, in progress.

Availability:
• Tuesdays 11:00 am-7:00 pm
• Wednesdays 11:00 am- 7:00 pm
• Thursdays Any time before 2:00 pm
• Fridays all day

Address:
14510 Stone Ridge Ct.
Canyon Country, CA 91387

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Kasey Breuier

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Kasey Breuier is an experienced educator with almost 10 years of experience teaching elementary education. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching from Concordia University – Portland in 2012 and began her career teaching in Title I schools. This is where she experienced teaching children who struggled with economic hardship and a lack of resources, a struggle that was apparent in their schools, as well. These experiences changed how she perceived socio-economic inequality and its effect on education.
Kasey is dedicated to building relationships with each of her students while ensuring that their individual needs are being met. Through humor and conversation, she gets to know each student personally by learning about their individual interests, their strengths, and areas for growth. She teaches each student to have a growth mindset and that while some things may be difficult, if they persevere, they will continue to improve in whatever they do.

Degrees:
Master of Arts in Teaching, Concordia University – Portland, 2012.
Bachelor of Arts in English, Professional Writing, Portland State University, 2007.

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Kaveena Bullock

Professor Kaveena Bullock-Miller graduated with her Master’s Degree in 2019, having majored in English and Writing Studies. This is following her graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing in 2017. During her time at Kean University, her research interests were Black American Empowerment Related Issues and Politics such as language politics, sociolinguists, general linguist studies, and racial injustices. Recently, Professor Miller was accepted into Rutgers University Ph.D. Program for Language Education (LCID).

As a world traveler, Professor Miller has become versatile with her endeavors by enhancing her knowledge of other cultures and backgrounds. She is the author of two books, “You Sound Black…”: An Academic Dive in Black American Vernacular English and Reclaiming its History and Lullabies: Not Your Typical Songs. She is also the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) 2020-2021 Fellowship Recipient. She has continued her accomplishments by becoming an English Rhetoric and Composition studies professor at Kean University.

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Kelsey

Kelsey Huesman has been teaching and tutoring for 10+ years, as her passion for educating developed at a very young age. She began tutoring students through high school and college, and then became a classroom teacher for 2nd grade. She is both knowledgeable and experienced in teaching Elementary students in all subject areas, but especially enjoys helping students achieve the skills needed for the foundations of reading! Her real-world experiences, as well as the knowledge she gained while studying Differentiated Instruction to earn her Master’s Degree, has grown her ability to facilitate learning for ALL students; no matter their abilities or needs. She believes in making learning fun and is motivated to help every type of learner succeed!

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LaQuita

LaQuita Gray is an experienced educator with a background in Public & Business Administration teaching students at the Post-Graduate, Graduate, and Undergraduate levels of education. Additional experience in the areas of Financial Planning, Project Management and Technology. Also, a former administrator for graduate and undergraduate students helping and tutoring them to reach their goals by increasing attrition.

Publications include writing articles for company newsletters, ghost writing for Board members, and I also created a digital medium to assist students in writing a research paper. My dissertation “Automating Child Support Enforcement” consisted of evaluating the mandated computer systems at the state level to monitor, track, and enforce child support to determine if this process should be centralized at the federal level of government as opposed to the decentralized systems at the state level. It was an interesting and enlightening study.

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Lisa Holliday

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Lisa Holliday Mukabire is a professional educator with over 12 years of experience. While the majority of Lisa’s experience has been in teaching middle school, she has taught everything from pre-K through grade 12. Lisa has taught a wide range of classes, including: English Language Arts, English Literature, Theatre, Media Studies, Yearbook/Journalism, and Choir. She also has rich practical experience in both writing and directing plays. Lisa plays the piano and sings; she has had the wonderful opportunity to accompany, as well as sing in, a number of choirs.
Lisa has taught and lived in a variety of locations, from rural Utah to urban California, from all-girls’ schools in United Arab Emirates, to small online classes in China. Additionally, Lisa’s husband is from Uganda, and Lisa has had amazing experiences in Africa. Lisa values diversity and understands from firsthand experience just how much a person’s background influences their education. Lisa honors each person’s individuality and seeks to incorporate one’s unique background in the classroom, making education both meaningful and relevant.

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Malinda Deane

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Malinda earned her BA in Art from Cleveland State University while working in multiple theaters as a scenic carpenter, set painter, properties manager and stagehand; and as a studio ceramicist, exhibiting artwork in juried art shows, galleries and festivals throughout Northeast Ohio. In 1997, she began teaching art to students of all ages in various settings ranging from art/community centers to parochial schools and community college. Craving sunshine,
she moved to Bisbee, Arizona in 2005 with her two sons, Isaac and Benjamin, where she continued teaching art to K-12 students.
Malinda earned her MA in Special Education in 2015. Throughout her career, she has worked in resource, inclusive and self-contained settings in rural, urban and suburban areas. Relatively recently, she discovered a passion for working with preschoolers with special needs, coaching parents and advocating for families of students with disabilities. In 2020,
she and her husband moved to Lockhart, Texas, where she currently serves as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.
Degrees
Master of Arts in Special Education, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 2015.
Bachelor of Arts in Art, Cleveland State University, 1997.
Certifications
Texas: Special Education, Early Childhood-12; Art, Early Childhood-12; Core Subjects, Early Childhood-6
Arizona: Cross Categorical Special Education, Early Childhood-12; Art, 6-12 Ohio: Permanent non-tax

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Zachary

Bio
Zachary Marschall is a teacher, tutor, and editor. He has taught interdisciplinary humanities courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Most recently, Zachary has advised students in MBA and graduate national security programs on academic research and writing best practices. A published writer and editor, Zachary has also contributed to regional newspapers, national culture blogs, art books, and a peer-reviewed journal. He holds a PhD in Cultural Studies.

Degrees
PhD in Cultural Studies, George Mason University, 2019
MA in Arts Journalism, Syracuse University, 2013
BA in Cinema Studies and Politics, New York University, 2011

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachmarschall/

Academic Background
PhD in Cultural Studies, George Mason University, 2019

I entered the doctorate program to pursue teaching and research in conjunction with professional arts writing and editing.

MA in Arts Journalism, Syracuse University, 2013

This degree was a natural extension of my undergraduate double major. I wanted practical writing experience and training that would prepare me for an editorial career in the arts sector.

BA in Cinema Studies and Politics, New York University, 2011

I entered NYU as a Cinema Studies major and decided to double major in Politics to investigate the intersections of art and society.

Availability [Initial]
Sunday 1-3pm
Monday 7-9pm

Classes to Teach
1) US History
2) Writing
3) European History
4) Social Studies
5) Humanities
6) Liberal Arts
7) Language Arts

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Megan Gaffuri

Megan Gaffuri is an experienced educator, teaching and tutoring math and science since the early ’90s from the kindergarten throughout college at public schools, private schools, and as a private tutor.
Though she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Education, she brings additional decades of real-world experience in mathematics and sciences to her craft. Megan has observed first-hand the limitations of standardized approaches to classroom teaching, and now works diligently to help her students achieve mastery in their area of math and science. Making connection to real world, making learning fun, with freedom from stress and fear, a touch of humor, and patience are cornerstones of her approach.
Megan has written and created many lesson plans in math and science. As with teaching, clarity remains paramount in all her writing, and lesson plans, ensuring that even complex ideas become understandable.

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Ogechi Ibeanusi

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Ogechi Ibeanusi is an experienced educator who has been teaching, tutoring, and mentoring students of all ages between Pre-K to High School. She received her BA in history from the University of Southern California, her MAT degree in teaching from the University of San Francisco, and her Master’s of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Ibeanusi started teaching in college when she taught preschool children in an Americorps program called Jumpstart and interned for two summers as a teaching fellow at the Breakthrough Collaborative San Francisco Summerbridge site. Her engagement with the Jumpstart program and San Francisco Summerbridge program kindled her passion towards teaching, combatting educational inequities, and working towards improving educational outcomes for all her students. After Ms. Ibeanusi graduated from college, she taught in various roles as an afterschool teacher, college and career awareness program coordinator, middle school, and a high school teacher.

Ogechi Ibeanusi’s teaching philosophy encapsulates teaching dependent learners to become independent learners and thinkers. She utilizes project-based and inquiry-based learning for all her students. She also cultivate learning spaces where my students are set up for success and can collaborate with their peers. As an educator, Ms. Ibeanusi sets high expectations for all her students and serves as a facilitator of learning in the classroom to encourage her students to participate in class. When she is not teaching Humanities or Social Science courses, Ms. Ibeanusi likes to go on hikes, garden, and shoot photography.

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Robert Kenmore

Bio for The Oxford Method

Robert Kenmore is a consummate educator, having developed countless course curriculums and degree programs across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. But what makes him especially effective with students is his passion for practicing what he teaches, or walking the talk. Whether in-person or virtually, Robert delivers lessons with a keen sense of applicability, always aiming to resonate with and stimulate each student’s most relevant purpose for learning.
Before taking on the education of working-adults as a profession, Robert served Corporate America as a management consultant, within multiple industries and functions. Here he acquired a talent for guiding others with solid conceptual advice, backed-up with practical solutions. Whether in report-writing, public-speaking, or focused-presentations Robert excels at bringing understanding to his audience, without ever sacrificing accuracy. As a result, his style of instruction can be expected and relied-upon by others as achieving actionable insight and growth.
Robert has travelled extensively, and brings to any area of study a contextual wisdom that’s hard to beat. His mastery of Quality-Management further underscores the utility of his approach to teaching-moments. More specifically, he treats every customer as a valued opportunity to translate his formal knowledge and experiences into a wealth of confidence in one’s skills.

Degrees:
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2002.
Master’s of Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 1993.
Bachelor’s in Economics, Stanford University, 1980.

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Robertson

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Ta-Tanisha Robertson is a STEM educator with a passion to lead! Robertson has taken on many leadership positions within her educational and working career holding positions such as team captain, class president, and more. One of her most significant accomplishments is holding the position of President for her step organization at Temple University. Robertson began her career in education teaching hands-on, interactive-based learning for after-school programs to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Currently, Robertson serves as an eighth grade science teacher to a low-income community.
Robertson has a great deal of experience in STEM; where she, too, specializes in curriculum development for all subjects. Nonetheless, she also brings creative expertise in many artistic areas such as creative writing, public speaking, and music production. Using leadership and critical thinking to coach others in fields of sports, retail, and the classroom has been a success in her establishment of building strong relationships.

“The ability to help others become leaders of their own lives is my intent within every interaction”.
-Robertson

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Ruchi Varma

Ruchi has had experience both as a classroom teacher and a tutor, working with students of all ages,
abilities, and needs over the years. She enjoys building a rapport with students, and helping them reach
their full potential. Ruchi tried her hand at a few different career paths before ultimately entering teaching
a few years ago. Her career decision was heavily influenced by her having had outstanding teacher role
models over the years. She believes that every student is unique, and she is passionate about helping
each one of them succeed.
Degrees:
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 2007
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with minor in South Asian Studies, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2006

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Samarth Aggarwal

Samarth Aggarwal is an industry professional with a knack in education. He has been teaching/tutoring students of all ages – from 2nd grade to college. He is a STEM enthusiast who loves teaching and getting students excited about innovation. Samarth believes in practical adoption of knowledge, and wants to prepare students for the real world application of their education.

Samarth works in the innovation space, and research labs to improve our understanding of the human brain, psychology, behavior, and affective computing. He hopes to make entertainment as informational as possible so people can learn without knowing that they are learning. His belief is that learning should be entertaining and should feel relaxing.

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Tamika Scott

Bio for The Oxford Method

Tamika Scott has 20+ years of experience in leading people, designing and facilitating learning content, implementing learning objectives and evaluating and managing educational outcomes for youth and adult learners. Intrinsically motivated by the desire to provide educational opportunities and exposure for all populations, Tamika has collaborated with educational institutions, non-profit, public and private sector organizations to implement and manage the infrastructure of public health programs to support and empower aging, physically and intellectually disabled, deaf, and hard of hearing individuals.
A visionary leader holding a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management & Leadership, Tamika has utilized education as a tool for bridging gaps between communities and leaders, influencing support for local, statewide and national initiatives necessary to ignite the desire for leadership within our youth, to develop skill-building strategies to prepare our emerging leaders and to design professional development programs to promote continuous growth within our current leaders.
As a champion for Diversity, Tamika currently partners with organizational leaders, designing and delivering leadership training programs and innovative strategies to promote workplace equity, accountability and awareness around Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. These interactive, skill-building workshops and teachable moments are designed to provoke thought, explore new concepts and inspire sustainable behavior changes to support organizational initiatives, stimulate employee growth and increase communication and mutual understanding between individuals.

Tamika Scott
Fort Worth, TX 76244
Tamikascott2@gmail.com
702-245-2876

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Tessilya Passley

Tessilya ‘s Bio for the Oxford Method

Tessilya Passley is an experienced Preschool Teacher with two years of experience working with toddlers, three year and four-year old students. She has been a substitute teacher for all grades where she worked one on one with ESE students to help them to complete their assignments. She was able to provide implicit instructions to them to enable them to have a clear understanding of the subjects they were assisted in.
Tessilya has a Master of Human service degree and has worked as a Counselor and Life Coach with students ages 15-23. When no one believed in working with certain foster clients aging out of the system, she took their case on. As a life coach and a counselor using cognitive behavioral therapy, she was able to change the lives of the youths in her case load. Many youths obtained their GEDs, enrolled in college, found a trade, and became better parents from the parental trainings for the clients she serviced. She strongly believed that providing life coach guidance to her clients allowed them to make better decisions.
When Tessilya Passley left from providing life coaching service for foster youth, she became a Health Educator for college students. She spent eight years of teaching students on the importance of communication in relationships, using contracepts (how to actually use the male and female contraceptives), HIV/STDs, HIV testing, knowing their limit with alcohol and the consequences when they got drunk, and campus activities surrounded by HIV/STDs.
During her tenure there, she hired student workers, trained them, and worked with the public relation majors on campaigning and sharing as much information about the program as possible. Throughout her time as a health educator, she still practiced being a life coach and provided the students with support and assisted them with anything they needed. As she got matured in the job, she realized that many of the organizations she came across were very unstructured and training didn’t exist. She decided to obtain her doctoral degree in education with a focus on organizational leadership, to learn the proper ways a nonprofit should be effectively and efficiently provide service that would benefit the company and employees.
Degrees:
A Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities
Master of Human Services Specializing in Child Protection
Doctor of Education Specializing in Organizational Relationship

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Virginia Arnold

Virginia Arnold is an experienced teacher, tutoring and teaching students of all ages as well as training adults in corporate settings. Prior to teaching, she spent over 20 years as a business IT professional. She founded her own company and was an IT consultant for companies like Pfizer, Sony, and Morgan Stanley, to name a few. She developed real-world problem solving skills which was both rewarding and exciting! For example, while working at Pfizer, she managed all technical aspects of the OLAP/Data Warehousing Application for the Purchasing Department. What a gratifying feeling when she was informed that the use of this application in the Purchasing Department produced over $500 million in savings in the first year! Virginia feels that with this unique combination of teaching and business technical skills, she can develop fun, exciting and rewarding classes.

One of the key things that she has learned from this combined experience, is that building a solid foundation of knowledge is the key to success, especially in a fast-paced, computer-driven world. She designs and teaches courses with an emphasis on developing foundational skills. She makes use of her extensive technical knowledge and skills to design online courses that not only student knowledge but stimulate and motivate!

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Taylor Priest

For 25 years, Taylor Priest (MA in Sociology) has coached, educated, and instructed students from early grade school through adults in the business world. With an intellect naturally wired for linguistics and a keen interest in social behavior, Taylor adapts easily to a wide variety of communication and learning styles. His perspective on diversity: Rather than a challenge to tolerate, individual differences provide opportunities to gain new perspectives and evolve.

Particularly aware of the challenge basic composition poses for so many individuals, Taylor especially enjoys guiding students to develop stronger writing skills. To that end, he provides shortcuts and tools to give students a “leg up” and help them reach for success. Moving students from hesitant trepidation to bold confidence is always the goal in early sessions, and Taylor sets the bar high but provides a safe and soft surface so those who fall get up and try again. Adaptability, wit, and goal-focused planning are among the key tools Taylor uses to relax students and lead them to gain the confidence, skills, and resources to achieve.

Throughout his career, he has developed quick reference guides, authored highly detailed technical training manuals for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, and designed educational materials to accommodate various learning and teaching styles.

As a corporate trainer and instructional designer, Taylor’s career has allowed him to gain insight into an assortment of cultures. In addition to private and public education, Taylor has experience in a variety of business sectors, including aerospace, auto, biochemistry, education, marketing, and telecommunications.

Degrees:
MA Sociology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1988, GPA 3.85
BA Sociology, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, 1980, GPA 3.6

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Melanie Michel

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Melanie Michel discovered at a young age that she wanted to work with students. She grew up very involved in her school theater programs; this love of performing inspired her to become a teacher. Ms. Michel believes in leading students to become critical thinkers and global citizens. She feels that it’s important for educators to be good listeners, creative teachers, and self-reflective learners. Positive reinforcement and constructive feedback are two best practices Ms. Michel regularly uses to encourage students and boost their confidence. Building relationships with her students and watching them succeed is Ms. Michel’s favorite part of teaching.
Along with her passion for teaching, Ms. Michel enjoys spending time in the outdoors and is always determined to try new things –especially those that terrify her. Past exploits include zip-lining in the North Shore Mountains of Canada, scuba diving in the Bermuda Triangle, and jumping out of an airplane. A proud native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Michel has traveled extensively and even spent time living and teaching overseas in India and China. Currently, she resides in Louisiana with her daughter, Hallie.

Most recently, Ms. Michel has been tutoring math in a virtual school program at the elementary level. She is thrilled to be joining The Oxford Method team and begin this new journey.

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Gina Impronto

Gina Impronto is an enthusiastic educator with a variety of experiences with learners of all ages, preK through undergraduates. In addition to holding her Master’s Degree in Education and Elementary Teaching Certificate (013), she brings 5+ years of experience including STEM education, literacy intervention, classroom instruction, laboratory management, camp direction, and high school mentorship. Gina has worked in both urban and suburban settings, observing the widening gaps in standardized education especially amongst our most vulnerable populations. Her mission is to ignite a passion for learning within her students and peers through an engaging and student-centered relationship based approach. Equity, patience, rigor and communication are the main ingredients of Gina’s teaching philosophy

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Samantha Calvin

Samantha Calvin is a passionate and experienced education professional. She has over 10 years of experience in tutoring, curriculum development and design, as well as teaching. Samantha has worked with all ages from K-12 as well as post-secondary education. She completed her associates degree while in high school and has not stopped degree-seeking since. She now has a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, a Master’s in Healthcare Innovation, a Master’s in Business Administration, and a soon-to-be PhD. She has also created and led several programs for early college opportunities at both the community college and university level. In her free time Samantha trains for triathlons, spends time with her rescue pup Emma, reads, and writes.