Creator/Owner/Educator Jamie the Scholar private Tutoring LLC

Subject Expertise: Reading and English 4th through adult, ACT/SAT Reading and English/Writing and Language, Business/Professional writing/editing

Educational Philosophy: Students thrive through personalization and connection; pacing, attention, learning modality, interests, rate, and many other factors combine to create a formula for success for EACH student. We take the time to learn the “chemical formula” for each student and deliver engaging, individualized instruction to help students of all ages succeed and move towards their goals.


 Subject Expertise: English, Reading, ACT/SAT, & College Essays

Educational Philosophy: Every tutoring session is a chance to shape a student’s intellectual and personal development. That’s why, along with addressing academic content, I also discuss and model skills like focus, empathy, and self-awareness. In a tutor-student relationship, we naturally see the tutor as having more power than the student, so I balance this power dynamic by prioritizing students’ options and voice in their learning journeys. 


 Subject Expertise: English Language Arts, Philosophy, SAT/ACT Reading and English/Writing and Language, College Essay Advising

Educational Philosophy: My philosophy of education is, first, to teach that which is useful. Second, and paramount, is to show students they can succeed beyond their limits. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” If you help a student do something she thought she could not do, you have shown her how to live beyond fear.


Subject Expertise: ACT/SAT Verbal, Reading & English, Psychology, Psychiatry, Biology, K-8 Math, Algebra, MCAT, Regents

Educational Philosophy: Education is a transformative journey that fosters development and helps students reach their fullest potential. I like to emphasize growth, student empowerment, lifelong learning, and collaboration through dynamic learning environments that inspire curiosity, foster growth, and cultivate compassion.


 Subject Expertise: English, ACT, SAT, Reading

Educational Philosophy: Being the most effective writing teacher does not involve curriculum alone, but also the willingness to put in the time and effort; to discover the strategies that allow each individual student to succeed. Writing is more than just a grade, and that is how it should be taught. Everybody communicates differently in their writing. Through relational techniques and different learning methodologies, we can help your student build confidence in their writing and communication skills.


Subject Expertise: K-8 Math

Educational Philosophy: My classes are designed for creative, deep thinkers that are fearless risk-takers. Their priority is expanding their existing knowledge and skills beyond the pedestrian “right” or “wrong” answer to truly embrace the growth mindset and all that it entails.  My motivation is to provide a truly transformative learning experience that moves beyond labels to grant each student an equitable opportunity to reach his/her full potential.  My passion is to create a uniquely blended learning environment that allows THEM to control their own place, path, and pace.


Subject Expertise: K-6 All Subjects, ACT/SAT Prep, K-12 Reading/English

Educational Philosophy: Building a trusting relationship with students is the most important part of my philosophy of teaching. Getting to know each student as a human and as a learner while involving the student in conversations about their educational goals proves beneficial. I believe students learn best when they can make connections through real life conversations with their teachers. Establishing a solid foundation and relationship built on trust and respect enables quality learning.


Subject Expertise: Reading, English, K-8 Math, Algebra, Geometry, Psychology, Sociology, History, Religion, Philosophy, Business, Executive Functioning, Computer Skills

Educational Philosophy: I believe that teaching is more than the transfer of knowledge.  Teaching is the process of encouraging others to realize their potential, discover the process of how to acquire knowledge, and to instill confidence.  Everyone has the potential to be more than they are currently.  Teaching is the process of drawing that potential out and making it reality.


Subject Expertise: Elementary SPED Math and Reading

Educational Philosophy: As a special education teacher, I have extensive knowledge of developing and implementing students’ accommodations, developing appropriate goals tailored to students’ disabilities, and collecting data to track goal progress. I take pride in finding creative ways to teach concepts to students by incorporating multi-sensory strategies to actively engage them in the learning process. I enjoy learning about students’ interests and hobbies and integrating them into my instruction to make the instruction more meaningful and interesting to them. I look forward to working with your child and seeing the amazing growth they are capable of!


Subject Expertise: Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, IB Math Studies, AP Calculus AB, General Math Concepts, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Biology, Test Prep, SAT Math, ACT Math, ACT Science

Educational Philosophy: My philosophy for teaching is one of encouragement and adaptability. My goal is to help the student feel confident in their abilities by meeting them where they are and understanding how to build not just their knowledge but their intuition in how to approach a problem. I hope to teach students in a way where they leave each session happy and encouraged – knowing that they are embarking on their first steps on their learning journey.

Currently on Temporary Leave


Subject Expertise: ACT/SAT Math, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, General Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics, and Geometry.

Educational Philosophy: Education is something that should build you up, fuel your passions, and help you become the person you want to be. What we learn in the classroom now will impact our career and personal goals for the future, which is why I strive to ensure that every student feels confident and safe in his/her learning environment. I encourage students to discover their interests and talents while building their knowledge in the areas that they may struggle with. Lastly, I think it is important to note that struggle does not mean weakness, but rather a desire to grow.


Subject Expertise: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry (including honors), Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, SAT, ACT, and Regents exams.

Educational Philosophy: “The only poor student is one who doesn’t try. The only poor teacher is one who doesn’t motivate.”


Subject Expertise: Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trig., Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Psychology, Chemistry, Biology, Spanish I

Educational Philosophy: “It is never too late to be what you might have been” (19th century novelist George Eliot).  As an educator, I believe patience, encouragement, and the individualization of students’ learning experiences are crucial to fostering comfortable spaces for growth. My role as an educator is to empower students and help them become more confident approaching challenging subject material.


Subject Expertise: Chemistry, Biology, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Statistics, ACT Math & Science, & SAT Math

Educational Philosophy: I believe that each student is capable of learning when provided with a safe and growth-fostering environment to help them reach their fullest potential. I approach all of my sessions with optimism and excitement in hopes of igniting or furthering the student’s passion for math and science!

Deondre Jordan

Subject Expertise: Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Precalculus, and Calculus

Educational Philosophy: Fueled by a passion to shape the next generation of scientific thinkers, I succeed at collaborating with students to provide a concept-driven education. Patience, empathy, and excellence are the pillars of my teaching approach.


Subject Expertise: Biology and Chemistry

Educational Philosophy: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish”. I focus on building a strong foundation in concepts through creative and visual lessons. My hope is to get students excited about science, while also developing them to succeed beyond what they imagined.

Currently on Temporary Leave


Subject Expertise: SAT/ACT Math, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Algebra 1 and 2 & Arabic

Educational Philosophy:My teaching style is like mixing up a wild experiment in a lab – full of curiosity, ‘aha’ moments, and a dash of fun. I believe in helping the student not just memorize facts but understand the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind them. My goal is to inspire you to love learning, ignite your imagination, and see the world through a scientific lens!


Subject Expertise: Physics, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics

Educational Philosophy: I focus on student weaknesses and encourage students to achieve the best they can via connecting theory with real life, enhancing understanding, and provoking critical thinking. As Socrates says: “I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.”


Subject Expertise: Physics, SAT/ACT Math, Algebra I & II, Trig., Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Economics/Finance

Educational Philosophy: Educational Philosophy: I believe in striking the right balance between academic rigor (key concepts and theoretical models) and practical experience. Once a student understands the concepts at a deeper level, “practice makes perfect.” I encourage critical thinking and analyzing a problem by viewing it with different lenses and exemplifying with practical applications. I believe teaching to be a noble calling, and with proper guidance and encouragement from a teacher, students can achieve great goals.