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.

OUR SHARED PHILOSOPHY AND VALUES

We love our tutors!

RELATIONSHIPS ARE KEY

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.

LEARNING IS PERSONALIZED

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.

ALL STUDENTS CAN THRIVE

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

MEASUREABLE RESULTS

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 LOVE TEACHING

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

Francesco M.

Middle School, High School
Language
Francesco was born and raised in a bilingual and multicultural family in Genova, Italy. His mother is Ecuadorian and father is Italian, so, from the very beginning, he had the privilege to learn both Spanish and Italian at the same time. He moved to the United States to pursue my Master's and Doctorate in Spanish at the University of Kentucky which he obtained in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Francesco has been teaching Spanish since 2012 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Tennessee State University where he teach all levels of Spanish, from beginning to advanced. He is also pursuing a Master's in Italian Studies at Middlebury College from which he will graduate in 2025. Francesco is extremely passionate about anything related to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. He loves teaching it to show his students the beauty of this language and all the doors it may open in their future.

Melissa C.

Elementary, Middle School, High School
Language, Math, SPED
Melissa is a graduate student at Vanderbilt University getting her master's degree in special education. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A.Ed. in Human Development and Family Studies and a B.A. in Spanish. Her expertise is working with kids with a wide range of learning needs across the K-12 spectrum. She does a particularly great job getting to the bottom of what's holding a student back and creating a clear plan for them to get on track. She also has a natural gift for lesson planning--her lessons are very well thought out and clear.

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

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.