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

Amanda L.

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 since 2016, 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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jennifer S.

Middle School, High School
Math, Science, Test Prep
Jennifer Stewart-Wright, PhD, has been active in science literacy her whole life. She was enthusiastic about exploring sciences from early childhood. Her educational journey took her from veterinary science to biochemistry with all the specific disciplines along the way. She has a palpable passion for science and loves building that passion and confidence in the students she works with. She has spent as much of her career (more than 30 years) promoting science research and education and teaching at various levels. From tutoring sciences across every age group from pre-K through medical and graduate schools and professionally teaching in high school and university classrooms, she has a wide range of experiences with ages and settings of the audiences.

Kaan A.

Middle School, High School
Math, Science, Test Prep
Kaan (pronounced Con) is a graduate of the Vanderbilt pre-med program and will be starting his master's in biomedical sciences. He recently took the MCAT and will soon be heading to medical school. Before Vanderbilt, he attended Emory University studying neuroscience and behavioral biology. His personality is relatable, friendly, and laid-back—students love him. He is masterful at covering nearly all high school subjects, but high school math, science, and ACT/SAT prep are his main areas.

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

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.