Our Tutors

Thrive Tutoring is a boutique service in Tennessee for one-on-one, in-home academic tutoring, academic intervention, and test preparation. We also offer advocacy/IEP support, homeschool teacher matching, and group classes.


We love our tutors!


Our work is rooted in relationships. We get to know our students and families on a personal level—we attend sporting events to cheer on our students, join our families for dinner, and stay after tutoring sessions from time to time to play a round of basketball in the driveway. It makes our day to receive texts with excitement about an awesome grade on a big test. We love celebrating your child’s success with you. The genuine relationships we build with our families have a lasting impact—in many cases, far beyond the time we tutor your child.


We do not use a cookie-cutter curriculum or a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning. We start by assessing student learning needs and goals. Then, we develop lesson plans and tailor approach in order to meet the unique needs of each student.


We believe all children can excel academically, regardless of their unique learning needs, their current standing in school, or their socioeconomic status.


Our number one goal is to unlock your child’s potential and get results. We take that responsibility seriously and are consistently driving toward measurable academic results for all of our students. 


We really do love teaching and our enthusiasm is infectious. It might sound obvious, but students learn best from teachers who are passionate about their work. We promise to go above and beyond to help your child become their best.

Meet our Tutors

Aaron Kleinschmidt

Elementary, Middle School
Language, Math
Aaron is a recent graduate of Belmont University, where he studied Spanish and International Politics, with a minor in Data Science. There, he competed on the Speech Team, participated in Student Government, and served as the first-ever VP of the Civic Engagement and Advocacy Club. He also spent a semester abroad in Spain, which cemented his decade of Spanish studies and expanded his love for Spanish culture. As Aaron prepares to return to Spain on a Fulbright Award to teach English, his passion for language and cultural exchange continues to grow -- a passion he seeks to share with students of various ages and levels.

Alexandra Pitzer

High School, College
Alexandra is an MBA candidate at Belmont who majored in French Language and World Business at UTK. She currently works for Bridgestone as an analyst, but previous to her corporate position, she was a full-time reading tutor and French tutor. She is in the process of moving into a new house and is living in Knoxville for a couple weeks before her move-in date.

Alyssa Schaub

Middle School, High School
Alyssa graduated with her bachelor's degree in secondary education and mathematics from Belmont University. Alyssa taught high school math for two years. She provides encouraging support while teaching students to build off of their existing knowledge through effective lessons that tailor to the needs of each student. Currently, Alyssa works with the campus ministry in her church, but still has a passion for teaching mathematics. She hopes to help students develop strong problem-solving & strategy skills through the process of mastering their math content.

Amanda Loreman

Elementary, Middle School, High School
English Language Learners, Science, Social Studies, SPED
Amanda is originally from San Diego, California. She attended the University of California Santa Barbara for her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication and earned her Master’s degree in Teaching and Leading in Urban Schools, with a focus on Reading, from Vanderbilt University. She is currently working on her Administrator’s license and a second Master’s degree in education at Austin Peay State University. Amanda is a 9th grade teacher and team lead at Whites Creek High School and has worked in education in Nashville for 7 years now, teaching 5th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. She has also taught English, Composition, Social Studies, Science, AVID, Creative Writing, ACT Prep, Freshman Seminar and English as a Second Language in Thailand. Two of her biggest passions are reading and traveling. She spends a lot of time with her puppy Walter and loves taking him on walks and runs. "I believe education is the golden ticket to freedom, and I am honored to play a part in educating and empowering the students of our future."

Amelia Tweito

Pre-K, Elementary
English Language Learners, Math, Reading/ELA
Bio coming soon!

Amy Dondero

Middle School
Executive Functioning, Math
Amy has a bachelor's degree from Furman University and her master's degree in education from Relay Graduate School of Education. She joined Teach For America after college and taught 6th grade math in Nashville. She is now a school administrator leading data and assessment for an entire charter network in Nashville. She is very strong in supporting students who need help across the board with their assignments and developing executive functioning skills.

Aniya Bryant

Middle School, High School
Aniya graduated with her master's degree in secondary science and is pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama. Aniya has experience teaching middle school and high school science courses and has taught various content areas. Her goal as a tutor is to be able to support each student in realizing their full potential and creating their individual learning methods. Aniya provides a process that engages students by making real-world connections through exploration, high-level questioning, hands-on learning, cooperative learning, projects, and individual work. Aniya aims to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to each tutoring session.

Ashlen Powles

Math, Reading/ELA, SPED
Ashlen is an outstanding MNPS teacher in the Antioch area who supports students with a wide variety of learning needs--lots of students with math/reading-based learning differences. She does an excellent job of assessing students to figure out where their gaps are, meeting them where they are, and building a plan to meet specific academic targets. She has experience working with K-5 across all subject areas, but literacy for K-2 students is really her sweet spot. Her bachelor's degree is in education from Eastern Illinois University.

Avery Thrush

Middle School, High School
Executive Functioning, Math, Reading/ELA, Science
For the past two years, Avery has taught middle school here in Nashville at a STEM-oriented charter, focusing on making science content accessible for diverse learners. Avery graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University with her bachelor's degree in psychology and minors in education and neuroscience, and recently obtained her Master's of Education from Lipscomb University. In July, she was awarded a Voices of Change fellowship through EdSurge for her work writing about the K-12 educational landscape. Skilled at differentiation, she is excited about working one-on-one with learners to meet their unique needs and expand their opportunities within education.

Bailey McCarl

Elementary, Middle School
Math, Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies
Bailey is a Williamson Co. native--grew up in Spring Hill and still lives there. She earned her bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Belmont and is currently pursuing her master's degree in psychological sciences from Lipscomb. At Belmont, she received many distinctions: merit scholarship, dean's list every semester, top 25 in her graduating class, etc. She has served as a teaching assistant, tutor, and camp counselor at Deer Run for years.

“Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of a true education.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.