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

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.

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.

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.

Hugh Fentress

Elementary, Middle School, College
Math, Science
Hugh graduated with his bachelor's degree majoring in Biology and minoring in chemistry at Tenneessee State University while doing genetic research on drought tolerance in soybeans. He received his doctorate from Vanderbilt University in Neuroscience characterizing the functional consequences of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the human serotonin 2C receptor and performing genetic associations in Major Depressive Disorderand. Hugh performed postdoctoral training at the University of Michgan studiy\ng animal models of psychiatric disorders and drugs of abuse. He did a seond postdoc at Vanderbilt University as a Scientist Educator Fellow carryin out research examining the neurobehavioral consequences of norepinephrine transporter variants in mice as models of ADHD while also serving as an instructor in the brain and behavior module in the School of Medicine. Currently, Hugh is an Associate Professor at Tennessee State University, an Adjucnt professor in Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, and an Instructor at Meharry Medical College. He has been tutoring since 1997 in chemistry at the college level, math inside Metro Nashville Public School System and college, and Biology at Vanderbilt and Tennessee State University from elementary schools all the way to graduate and professional school.

Elena Hamilton

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 Seeker

Elementary, Middle School
Math, Reading/ELA
Elizabeth is a current Vanderbilt student studying secondary education and English. Last year she was a substitute teacher in an elementary school resource classroom as well as a summer school teacher. 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.

Emily Reed

Elementary, Middle School
Math, Reading/ELA, Science, Social Studies
She graduated from Lipscomb University with her Bachelor’s degree in Education. After graduating, she taught at Lipscomb Academy as a 7th grade science teacher for 5 years. During that time, she earned her Master’s degree in Education at Lipscomb University. As a teacher, Emily learned the importance of connecting with each individual student, building on their strengths so that they become confident in every area of learning. In addition to teaching science, Emily has experience teaching pre-algebra to both 6th and 7th grade students, as well as teaching reading and language arts to elementary and middle school students. Emily believes that every child has the ability to learn and grow academically, emotionally, and socially. In the future, she hopes to come alongside students with new ideas and tools that will help encourage and build confidence in their learning.

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

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.