Experienced and Professionally Licensed Educator/Tutor (Specializes in Special Education, K-6 and Math 6-8) Bio: Ona is a licensed teacher and has been teaching for over 14 years now, specifically working in the area(s) of Special Education, Math, and with lower and advanced-level learners. Ona started her teaching career working in an alternative high school, as a Math and Social Studies teacher for 8th, 9th and 10th grade students, specifically working with students who had IEPs. For the last couple of years Ona has been employed as a middle school Math teacher for grades 6 and 7, and has taught grade level and advanced classes. She currently holds a professional teaching license as a Special Education Generalist (K-12), Elementary Educator (K-6), and Math Educator(6-8). Ona understands that learning is all about being able to conceptualize ideas in order to fully grasp new concepts. She is dedicated to making sure that every student she works with is able to do just that! What Ona loves about tutoring is being able to give students the opportunity to experience success in their academics!
Experienced and licensed tutor/educator in the areas of Special Education K-12, and completing special education director license in Fall 2022. Bio: Catie LePage is a licensed teacher and has been teaching for over 10 years now, specifically working in the area of Special Education. Catie has experience in K-12 special education as well as a multi-intensive center program for students with intellectual disabilities. For the last couple of years Catie has been employed as a multi-intensive center director for high school students. She currently holds a professional teaching license as a Special Education Generalist (K-12) and Elementary Educator (K-6). Catie understands that mistakes are an opportunity to learn and she is dedicated to teaching students to develop a growth mindset. What Catie loves about tutoring is being able to give students the opportunity to love learning and challenging themselves to do more everyday.
Experienced and licensed tutor/teacher in the area of Language Arts Bio: Ms. Lankford is an innovative educator with over 13 years experience teaching Language Arts to Elementary Scholars. Throughout her teaching career, Ms. Lankford has created and taught lessons encompassing meaningful skill-building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening. Ms. Lankford focuses on high level student engagement for optimum interest and learning. Ms. Lankford is committed to encouraging higher level thinking and student performance by focusing on individual student needs and interests. Ms. Lankford believes the student/teacher relationship is a team partnership based on trust and respect. “Tutoring is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain knowledge/confidence and experience success!”
Experienced and licensed educator in the areas of elementary level content, with additional experience as a private tutor in the middle school subject such as mathematics and ELA. Bio: Erica is a California educator with her multiple subject credential. She has been in a kindergarten classroom for the past school year completing a residency program through California State University Fresno State. There she has maintained guided reading groups, instructed all areas of content, and developed a strong sense of classroom management. Erica has experience being a substitute in a range of classrooms from a special education classroom with students with moderate to severe autism to a semi-long term three week span in a fourth grade general education class. Erica received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from California State University Sacramento where she graduated cum laude. She has also passed the Praxis Exams for teaching reading on the elementary level, as well as elementary education for science, math, and social studies. She is currently applying for her Colorado Teaching license. What Erica loves about tutoring is that she can have an impact on a child’s learning. She believes that every student has potential and they all deserve the chance to achieve academic success!
Experienced and licensed educator in the area of Visual Art, K-12 Bio: Liz Allen is a licensed teacher with 10 years of teaching experience in various areas of visual art, ranging from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Liz currently teaches Digital Art and Digital Photography at the middle school level in the Cherry Creek school district. She is constantly seeking opportunities to learn and grow as an educator, and is currently earning her Masters degree at University of Colorado Denver. Liz is passionate about providing equitable learning opportunities for all students. She enjoys sharing her love for art and providing opportunities to enhance student creativity and critical thinking skills.
Experienced tutor with experience in private and public educational settings, specializing in mathematics. Bio: Ailee is a young professional with a bachelor’s in theoretical mathematics. She has been working in an arts integrated school for the past two years, where learning is taught and assessed through the lense of childrens’ creation. Her specialty within this is mathematics to enforce practical content. Not only does she work with students on current content, but also addresses any gaps in knowledge from previous years. As head of the math intervention team, she has worked closely with all teachers to develop strategies and intervention plans to address a range of needs, from high levels of absences and 504s, to gifted children. She has also reworked the math curriculum, starting with multiplication, to allow for focus on key concepts. Ailee strongly believes that learning is the spice of life, and that all subjects are closely intertwined in the real world. Her mission is to encourage these connections and help students see the practical applications in their lives.
Versatile and efficient educator who has spent over 20 years honing minds in and out of the classroom. Bio: Michael is a devoted educator who has logged thousands of hours sharpening minds. He has spent the vast majority of his career working with grades 5-8 across content and curriculums. Year after year he has a positive effect on students on all tiers. As a classical teacher, Michael has a high level of content and pedagogical knowledge that allows for him to take students from the known to the unknown. As a “big kid” Michael also has little issue building positive rapport with students.
Specializes in Elementary Education ( All subject areas) Bio: Amanda has been a teacher for 4 years and this year will be her 5th year as an elementary school teacher. She taught Kindergarten, 5th grade, and spent a semester student teaching in 3rd grade. This upcoming school year, she will be teaching 3rd grade. She grew up in Minnesota, where she received her Master of Arts in Elementary Education (K-6) at the University of St. Thomas after completing my Bachelor of Arts in Community Health, minoring in Spanish. Outside of the classroom, Amanda has coached Girls on the Run, Middle School Cross Country, and has been a lead tutoring program at her elementary school! Community is an important pillar of her beliefs within education. Amanda’s philosophy of education has three parts; philosophy of teachers, philosophy of students, and philosophy of learning. She believes teachers should provide a positive and productive learning environment while expecting great things from all of their students. Teachers should engage with students personally as well academically to help build relationships. Every student is unique and learns in a different way. It is a teacher’s job to meet their needs to make sure each student has the tools to be successful. Learning is a lifelong process and it is important for students to be passionate about learning. In her free time she loves hiking, snowboarding, rollerblading, camping, reading, and spending time with family, friends and her lovely golden retriever, Bailey!
Specializes in Elementary Education ( Upper Grade Levels-Reading and Math) Bio: Jill has worked as an elementary school teacher since 2006. Her career began as a 5th grade teacher at P.S. 172 in Brooklyn, NY. There she worked as a lead teacher and in an Integrated Co-Teaching classroom, serving all students, including students with IEPs and students that are multilingual learners. In 2013, after teaching for 7 years, she went on to become the founding principal of P.S. 516, also in Brooklyn, NY, which served 525 students in dual language classrooms and became one of “Brooklyn’s Top 26 Out-Performing Neighborhood Elementary Schools”. After relocating to Denver, CO with her family in 2019, Jill joined Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest, a charter school in southwest Denver, to continue to work as a 5th grade lead teacher. She holds a current professional license in Elementary Education (K-6) with certification in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse education. Jill recognizes that strong relationships are the backbone of learning and works to build enduring connections with students to support their learning goals. Jill loves when a student feels confidence and pride in themselves after putting in hard work and effort along the way!
Experienced tutor/educator in the areas of middle and high school math, and SAT/ACT prep. Bio: Unique Snyder has been teaching for over 5 years now, specifically working in the area(s) of Math and Test prep with scholars on all learning levels. Unique's teaching style is completely dependent on the particular student being taught. Her objective is to teach a scholar the material in a way they best understand. She enjoy using applicable references that are relevant to the scholar, so that they will more easily grasp the concepts. She believes a personalized approach works best.
Experienced educator and long term substitute in elementary grades. Ashley has always enjoyed working with students and have volunteered in her own children's classes since they have been in kindergarten. Ashley is currently working as a full time substitute while getting her elementary teaching license. She is excited about getting her students the reading help they need in order to be ready for the upcoming school year.
Experienced tutor in the field of Math, Foreign Language (Spanish) and Reading for rising 3rd , 9th and 10th graders. Bio: Jatour is a highly experienced tutor that has been tutoring for 3 ½ years with all ages from 7-16. In the areas of Math,Reading, and Spanish. Providing each and every one of his students with the courage and a growth mindset to endeavor all challenges. He started tutoring Math ,English/Reading and Spanish to the 9th and 10th graders his sophomore year at Eaglecrest High School. Early on in his senior year of highschool he began to tutor his little cousin(8) weekly on enhancing his reading, writing and spanish skills and which he has grown tremendously. He deeply understands that tutoring is all about being able to maintain patience,sympathy and consideration towards your students. Every student is different and it is important to remain flexible to adjust to their recommended needs at all times. What Jatour loves most about tutoring is that rewarding feeling that the students feel after seeing they can do anything they put work towards and receiving that good grade they didn't think they could have received. Not only is it fun but he also loves the all around support and guidance he can give to his students which is another reason why he enjoys tutoring.