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.


Kandice D.

Kandice D. has over 10 years of experience in the education field. She is currently a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she teaches English courses. She has also taught courses in Speech Communication at UIW and San Antonio College in addition to having taught high school English for four years. Her expertise lies with English and composition, but she is also adept at tutoring Spanish and French, Speech/Communication, AP English, college essay writing, and providing test prep for the STARR exams.

She recently obtained her PhD in English from The University of Texas as San Antonio. She has an MA in Communication from UTEP, and a BA in Political Science with a French minor from UTEP.

She is dedicated to seeing her students succeed and provides excellent study skills and knowledge in her subject areas.

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.


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!



Shaylee C.

Shaylee Chen is a dedicated and passionate educator with a B.A. in Education, Communities, and Organizations (ECO) from the University of Washington. She is currently pursuing her M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Having grown up in various countries and immersed in diverse cultures, Shaylee has cultivated a profound appreciation for multiculturalism and linguistic diversity. This international background has not only refined her mastery of Mandarin Chinese but also developed her fluency in French. Her global upbringing enriches her teaching with a unique and inclusive perspective. With three years of experience in multilingual teaching environments, Shaylee possesses the skills necessary to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds. Her commitment to fostering engaging, personalized lessons, is driven by her belief that curiosity and interest are key to student success. Shaylee is eager to bring her expertise and passion for education to new opportunities and make a positive impact on the lives of her students. Outside of her professional and academic endeavors, Shaylee enjoys exploring new cultures, playing billiards, and swimming.





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.

Shannon P.

I am an educator with 33 years of experience. I have taught Kindergarten, Second grade, Fourth grade, and Fifth grade, all subjects. I have also taught Sixth and Seventh grade reading and English. I am currently teaching Eighth grade American History and have been for five years. I have also been a Librarian at the Elementary level and the Middle School level. The majority of my teaching experience has been at the Elementary level, but I do love Middle School. I am an avid reader and I believe that if you think you don’t like to read, you just haven’t found the right book yet!

I was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from UTSA with my bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I attended the University of North Texas where I earned my master’s degree in Library Informational Science.

I have a busy family life with my husband of 32 years; we were high school sweethearts. We have two adult sons who are married, one teenage daughter, one six-year-old granddaughter, one more grandchild on the way, and two rescue puppies.

Finally, I believe that teaching is a calling and I am truly passionate about what I have the privilege to do each and every day!


Logan is a BC Certified Teacher. He grew up in Ontario before pursuing his dreams of becoming a teacher in New Zealand in 2020. After successfully graduating from teacher’s college Logan returned home to Canada and started working as an elementary school teacher. This past summer in 2023 is when Logan arrived in the beautiful province of British Columbia.
Logan has been a certified teacher for the past 4 years, and has experience working as a tutor for the past two years during the summer months. He has experience teaching all subjects at the elementary level, including French Immersion. He has supported the academic improvement of his students specifically with their reading, writing, vocabulary, language and math skills. Logan is a creative, personal and capable educator that understands his role as a guide and facilitator of learning. He puts an emphasis on creating positive relationships which allows him to relate to his students in a naturally caring and calm manner, building respect and trust. He also prioritizes the importance of creating innovative and engaging learning situations where students can reach their full potential. In his spare time, Logan enjoys being outdoors and staying active. He has a big passion for sports with hockey being his favourite, and enjoys listening to and playing music whenever he can.