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 Loreman

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 for 7 years now, 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."

Aniya Bryant

Middle School, High School
Aniya graduated with her master's degree in secondary science and is pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama. Aniya has experience teaching middle school and high school science courses and has taught various content areas. Her goal as a tutor is to be able to support each student in realizing their full potential and creating their individual learning methods. Aniya provides a process that engages students by making real-world connections through exploration, high-level questioning, hands-on learning, cooperative learning, projects, and individual work. Aniya aims to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to each tutoring session.

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.

Bella Arbelaez

Language, Math, Science
Bella is a current Vanderbilt Junior studying Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society on the pre-med track at Vanderbilt. Bella served as an extended day teacher and camp counselor working with kids as young as 2.5 and as old as 16. She also spent several years babysitting and tutoring a diverse group of children in high school and her freshman year of college. Bella thoroughly enjoys forming personal relationships with each of her students and caters her sessions to the student’s interests to ensure maximum engagement. Bella has tutored in a variety of content areas, with most experience in Science, Reading, and Math. At school, Bella does research for early detection of Pancreatic Cancer, serves as the diversity chair of her sorority, and is the treasurer for Katie’s Art project which brings art therapy to hospitals in the Nashville area. Aside from school, Bella enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, baking, and taking ceramic classes. She has plans to attend medical school in the future, with plans of pursuing pediatrics.

Caitlyn Jolley

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. Caitlyn has been a classroom teacher for six year with grade levels varying 8th-12th. She 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.

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.

Chereen Eskander

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.

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.