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!

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.

Coral F.

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 S.

Elementary
Math, Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies
Davena is from Pembroke Pines, Fl and is an experienced 2nd and 4th grade 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.

Devon G.

Elementary, Middle School
Reading/ELA
Devon graduated with her bachelor's degree in Social Work at Texas Christian University and went on to receive her master's degree in Education from Lipscomb University. As an experienced classroom teacher (ranging from elementary to middle school), her skill set for teaching varies from early grades reading and math all the way to building writing skills, identifying strong text evidence and becoming a fluent reader with stellar comprehension skills! She brings a contagious energy and passion for learning as she meets each student where they are at! Prior to her educational career, she worked with international refugees in the foster care system, a number of non-profit organizations and as a neighborhood summer swim coach! She looks forward to watching your learner grow!

Elena H.

Elementary, Middle School, High School
Math, Reading/ELA, Science, SPED
Elena graduated with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and concentrations in biological sciences and international business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was on the pre-med path in college, but ultimately decided that education was her calling. She received her master’s in K-12 special education while teaching in a Chicago high school through Teach for America. Elena went on to coordinate a youth internship program in Nashville, designing/teaching curricula rooted in key job readiness and executive functioning skills. She has collaborated with 4th through 12th graders and is passionate about helping young people first understand their strengths, then leverage them to reach their academic, functional, and social goals. Elena is guided by a relationship-based, whole learner approach to teaching and has experience in the science, math, and English subject areas.

Elizabeth S.

Elementary, Middle School
Math, Reading/ELA
Elizabeth is a current Vanderbilt student studying secondary education and English. She has also had experience as a substitute teacher in an elementary school resource classroom as well as teaching summer school. Additionally, she has experience teaching reading to a small group of first grade students. Elizabeth loves forming personal relationships with each of her students and excels at individualizing her sessions to the student’s strengths and interests.

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

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.