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

Amelia Tweito

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

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.

Caitlin Flaherty

Math, Reading/ELA
Caitlin is currently an elementary school teacher at a charter school in Nashville. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and her master's degree in art therapy. Caitlin made a career change about four years ago. She loved being with kids in her art therapy work, but decided to take a teaching position because she wanted longer-term relationships with students. She's found that teaching is the perfect place for her, and she's able to incorporate hands-on and creative activities from her art background into her classroom/tutoring lessons. In tutoring, her focus is on K-4 with an emphasis on reading instruction.

Caitlin Price

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 for 4 years in Florida specializing in working with students with significant disabilities, focusing on students with severe challenging behaviors. Caitlin 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.

Cameron Stokes

Middle School, High School
Math, Reading/ELA, Science, Test Prep
Cameron holds a Bachelor's degree in Education and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Education Policy at Vanderbilt University. With a diverse skillset in teaching, Cameron has experience teaching various content areas ranging from middle grade reading and math to ACT preparation. He has previously worked as a high school college advisor, helping students with the college application process and ACT prep. With experience teaching subjects such as English, Math, Reading, and Science for the ACT, Cameron has gained a strong understanding of key concepts and teaching strategies that can be applied across a wide range of subjects. His experience as a teacher and college advisor has honed his ability to simplify complex topics and effectively communicate with students of diverse learning styles. This makes him well equipped to provide effective tutoring support in a variety of subjects.

Caroline Fraser

Math, Reading/ELA
Caroline earned her bachelor's degree in communications and psychology from the University of Southern California and spent much of her free time during college tutoring elementary students in reading. She ended up following a path to occupational therapy and earned her OT master's degree at Loma Linda University. Currently, Caroline is a full-time mom, part-time reading tutor, and part-time occupational therapist working with students on writing skills. Caroline’s helps each student take on an active role in their learning while fostering a fun environment for students to achieve their highest academic potential.

Coral Flanagan

Elementary, Middle School, High School
Math, Reading/ELA, Science, Test Prep
Coral earned her bachelor's degree from Penn State University in English language and literature. After undergrad, she was a Fulbright Scholar where she taught English in South Korea. Later, she earned her master's degree in education from Rhode Island College and a second master's degree in urban education policy from Brown University. Coral has worn several leadership hats over the past several years--she served as a Teach For America corps member and worked as a public policy fellow for the Rhode Island Department of Education. She is pursuing her PhD at Vanderbilt and tutoring part time.

Davena Stewart

Math, Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies
Davena is from Pembroke Pines, Fl and has taught for 4 years. She has experience teaching 2nd and 4th grade as a classroom teacher. She has taught Math, Science, Reading, Writing, and Social Studies and has tutored various elementary school grade levels. She has a degree in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL and received her Reading Endorsement and her ESOL certification. She loves to be part of the process of seeing a child understand something that they’ve struggled with previously. She hopes to continue helping students reach their goals and hopes to work with families in supporting their child in their areas of need.

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

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.