Simone T.

Ms. Timbers joins Prep Academy Tutors with 10 years of teaching experience and has taught Preschool through Fourth grade in two different states. Ms. Timbers graduated From West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with a degree in Elementary Education and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at St. Joseph’s University. She won the “Most Valuable Teacher Award” for elevating her student’s math scores tremendously during her time as a third-grade teacher in Arizona.

Outside of the classroom, Ms. Timbers is a new mom and an only child. Her personal goal is to write a cookbook and she collects healing crystals.

 

Kendall M.

Kendall is an experienced and committed educator. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of Delaware. Kendall has worked closely to support students with diverse learning needs at the elementary level. She currently works as a special education teacher at a K-5 Charter School. Kendall has a passion for helping students reach their full potential, especially in the area of reading development. She believes in using research based, multi-sensory intervention programs that target students’ unique needs. She looks forward to the opportunity to work with your family and make a positive impact on your child’s learning journey.

Vannessa H.

Born and raised in the vibrant state of Florida, Vannessa is a driven educator who has dedicated her life to shaping the minds of young learners. With a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, she embarked on her journey into the realm of teaching with a passion for nurturing young minds. Armed with a plethora of certifications including preschool education and pre-K/primary education and reading, ESOL, and pre-k disability endorsements, she stands as a beacon of excellence in the field of education. Vannessa’s passion for working with children traces back to her high school years, where she first discovered her calling through early childhood classes. Since then, she has dedicated herself wholeheartedly to the field of education, continuously seeking out opportunities for professional growth and development.

Vannessa’s teaching career began in a private school as a teacher’s aide. As a teacher’s aide, she gained more experience with young learners from kindergarten through fifth grade. Soon enough, she became a kindergarten teacher, where she fostered a love for learning and laid the foundation for academic success in her students. Shortly after, through Miami Dade College’s School of Education program, she became a resident teacher gaining more insight in a public school setting. As a lifelong learner and advocate for children’s education, Vannessa remains committed to making a positive diMerence in the lives of her students and shaping the future generation.

Outside the classroom, Vannessa leads a vibrant and fulfilling life, indulging in many interests and hobbies. From devouring the pages of a captivating book to exploring new foods and traveling to new destinations. Whether she’s hitting the gym for a workout, indulging in the occasional well deserved nap (or two), basking in the sun on the beach, or spending quality time with loved ones, Vanessa she finds joy in the simple pleasures of life.

Hannah P. 

Hannah P. is a certified teacher. She grew up in Davie, FL, moving to University of Florida to complete her Undergraduate Degree. After graduating, she was accepted into Teach for America, where she taught at an underserved school so she could transform education and expand opportunity for all children, regardless of their economic background. While working in the classroom, Hannah’s passion for teaching further developed. She took on more leadership roles in her school so that she could impact more students than just her own. She became the Reading Department Chair her school, as well as the Model Teacher of the school to serve as a guide to help new teachers deliver effective and meaningful instruction. As well, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma at Florida State University where she received her Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration. Through her deep knowledge of instruction, her energetic and charismatic personality, her interactive and hands-on learning experiences, and the solid relationships she builds with her students, Hannah has helped the most fragile of students grow a love for learning. She finds that helping students reach their highest potential is the most rewarding experience.

 

Tina S.

Tina S. brings over 20 years of elementary education experience. With a background in teaching 2nd through 6th grades across all subjects, including in inclusive classrooms, Tina has honed her ability to meet students where they are and tailor her instruction to their needs and interests. Holding a degree in elementary education and a minor in psychology from Northeastern Illinois University, along with an ESL endorsement, Tina believes in lifelong learning and fosters a supportive environment for her students to thrive. Outside of teaching, Tina enjoys spending time with her two children and two dogs, indulging in her love for animals, cooking, exercise, and cherished moments with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noelle S.

My name is Noelle and I love teaching literacy! I have worked in education for 22 years. My experience includes teaching literacy in grades K-5. I am a certified Reading Specialist. As a Reading Specialist, I analyze student data such as MAP, Aimsweb and Frastbridge. I have experience with several successful curriculums and interventions. After seeing your child’s level and where to start instruction, we will develop a plan. I can also support programs or interventions your child is using in school. I can add additional resources where there are deficits and challenge students in their strengths. It all depends on your goals and what your child needs.

 

 

Lisa M.

Lisa is an experienced educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. Her favorite ages to teach are students in early elementary, as they have such a desire to learn. Lisa has a Masters Degree in Special Education and has years of experience working with students that have OT and sensory needs, attention disorders and other special education factors. Her favorite part of teaching is making those special bonds with students. She loves to see how much students grow and gain confidence in their early childhood years. She enjoys travel, cooking, spending time with her husband and three kids and diving into a good novel!

 

 

Ashley C.

Ashley is a certified teacher and currently works as a substitute at an elementary school in Wheaton. This school year she has had the opportunity to sub in all classes at her school grades K-5. She also gained experience subbing for the special education, PE, and Music teachers. Before taking her current job, she taught 4th grade for two years. She graduated from North Central College with her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2020. Ashley completed her student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom in Carol Stream. Since starting college Ashley has worked at a summer camp leading the preschool aged camp. Ashley has always loved school and decided she wanted to be a teacher when she was in second grade. She is so glad that she is able to pursue that dream. One way she helps her students learn and grow is by being another positive adult in their life who is there to cheer them on during their successes and help them through their struggles. In her free time she likes to spend time outside walking and kayaking. She enjoys all things arts and crafts and she loves to read.

 

 

Rachel B.

Rachel is a former teacher and nanny with a passion for helping students succeed. With a master’s degree from DePaul University, and a 4.0 GPA, Rachel loves to learn and share her knowledge. She gets to know her students’ background and interests before starting her lessons, as to make the information at hand pertinent to each child. With kindness and enthusiasm, Rachel strives to make learning a fun and comfortable experience for both the student and their families. Communication is her strong suit, as she enjoys sharing milestones and challenges with parents to ensure student success. In her spare time, Rachel travels the world with her husband, Cole. The pair resides in the Northwest suburbs with their two cats, and in her spare time, Rachel runs a successful photography studio out of her home office. Get in touch with Rachel today – she cannot wait to get to know you!

 

 

Leanne R.

Leanne R. works as an Early Literacy Interventionist. She has years of professional experience working one on one with young students, using science backed methods like phonics, to help them not only learn to read, but excel in reading. She has a degree in History, which is mostly useful when she plays trivia. Besides being a trivia nerd, she spends her free time hitting the gym with her daughter. She loves to go hiking, but only if it’s between 56-65°F with a low relative humidity.