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

Allie U.

Middle School, High School
Executive Functioning, Math, Reading/ELA
Bio coming soon!

Alyssa M.

Elementary, Middle School, High School
Math, Reading/ELA
Alyssa grew up in South Carolina and graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in Psychology, a B.A. in Biology, and a minor in Neuroscience. She also holds a M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University in Human Development Counseling with a focus in school counseling. She thought she was going to go to medical school, but realized she was way too squeamish for gross anatomy lab, and so she pivoted to a different helping career path - counseling! Alyssa spent 8 years as a school counselor in Middle Tennessee where she worked primarily with elementary and middle school students in MNPS. She is passionate about finding what unique things every child is interested in and using those interests to foster a love of learning. Alyssa also loves to help students develop their metacognitive skills, because it's never too early to start thinking about how you think! In her free time, she loves crafting, sewing, baking, playing video games, and spending time with her husband, son, and two beagles.

Amelia T.

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

Amy D.

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.

Anthony M.

Middle School, High School
Math, Science, Test Prep
Bio coming soon!

Bailey M.

Elementary, Middle School
Math, Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies
Bailey is a Williamson Co. native who earned her bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Belmont and her master's degree in psychological sciences from Lipscomb. Her teaching philosophy is student-centered, and she excels at building positive relationships with her students and planning engaging lessons that incorporate her students' unique strengths and interests.

Caitlin P.

Elementary, Middle School, High School
Math, Reading/ELA, SPED
Caitlin received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Special Education from Florida State University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Vanderbilt University. Caitlin was a classroom teacher in Florida specializing in working with students with significant disabilities, focusing on students with severe challenging behaviors. She is skilled at creating lessons that cater to her students interests, while also teaching the desired content. She values creativity, movement, fun, and individuality to help her students achieve their goals.

Caitlyn J.

Elementary, Middle School, High School
Math, Science, Test Prep
Caitlyn graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in science and a master's degree from Vanderbilt University in education. She has been a classroom teacher for grades 8th-12th, and has a passion for creating engaging lessons that guide student learning and works diligently to differentiate lessons for each student according to their needs. Caitlyn has experience with general science courses, biology, chemistry, physics, as well as advanced placement and dual credit science courses. She is also teaching Saturday school for 7th grade math students. Her passion for math and science shines through the way she teaches and engages with students.

Caroline A.

Elementary, Middle School
Math, SPED
Bio coming soon!

Chereen E.

Middle School, High School
Math, Science, Test Prep
Chereen earned her degree in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in chemistry and psychology. She was on the path to becoming a physician's assistant when she realized about 3/4 through her program that working as a PA wouldn't allow her to work as directly/frequently with patients as she had hoped. In the years after leaving PA school, she was the field coordinator for an assisted living center, a medical assistant, and a coordinator with the PATH program finding jobs for homeless individuals with mental health needs. For the past couple years, she has been a full-time math, science, and ACT prep tutor while working on her master's degree in psychology with a concentration in addiction counseling.

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

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.