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

Amanda L.

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 since 2016, 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 T.

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

Lauren J.

English Language Learners, Reading/ELA
Lauren is currently a Literacy Coach at Henry Maxwell Elementary School but has been working in education for the past almost a decade. She has worked with students of all ages in grades K-5 and has a history of teaching a diverse set of students. Some of her work outside of the traditional classroom includes the following: TN Foundational Skills training from the state, co-creating and leading a reading tutoring program for English language Learners, and working as the MTSS Academic lead for her school. Lauren specializes in reading but has taught all subjects with high test scores for growth and achievement using MAP. She knows that each child learns differently but everyone can be successful! Data always guides her instruction, but she tries to incorporate songs, movement, and fun at every stage of the learning process! Lauren loves working in education and plans to forever support teachers and students on their path to success.

Madison H.

Elementary, Middle School, High School
English Language Learners, Reading/ELA
Madison has a passion for learning and literacy and completed her bachelor’s degree in English and her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. While completing her degree programs, Madison served abroad as an ELL instructor in Spain and created an online literacy skill-building resource for families of students on the autism spectrum. She enjoys working with learners of various backgrounds and ages, including English language learners and students with disabilities or learning challenges. Her approach to education is to help students learn in the context of their daily lives and improve their communication and critical thinking skills both in and out of the classroom. In addition to teaching literacy, ELA, writing, and ELL, Madison has worked with education companies as a curriculum developer and editor for ELA and language acquisition content. She is passionate about linguistics and communication and enjoys helping students discover a love for reading and writing and assisting as students develop their own voice and communication skills.

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

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.