"Teachers who love

teaching teach children to love learning."

 - Robert John Meehan

Tutor Bios

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

with KIMBERLY DADY

Kimberly Dady is a home-school mom of 3 who has spent the last 17 years teaching in many settings including as a YMCA after school director. Kimberly has extensive experience teaching to special needs including Autism, Asperger, and Auditory Processing. While Kimberly has taught a variety of subjects, her passion is teaching American Sign Language, having very personal connections to the deaf community. Kimberly is also currently taking classes to become a captioner for closed caption television services for the deaf and hard of hearing.

 

ART

with RACHEL YANCEY

Rachel is originally from the UK and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons the New School in NYC. She has worked as a textile designer for various fashion companies as well as making costumes for film and television productions for over 10 years. Rachel has been sharing her passion for art and sewing since she began teaching dressmaking to adults and more recently teaching art to children at Golden House Studio in Murfreesboro. Alongside her creative endeavours Rachel loves to travel, watch movies and take her two young sons out to do fun activities!

LANGUAGE ARTS

Creative Writing, Literature, and Writing with WILL UNDERLAND

Will Underland is an adjunct professor at Cumberland University and a Copyeditor  at the MTSU Business and Research Center. He earned his Masters of English Literature at MTSU where he received the Richard C. and Virginia Peck Award as well as the McDaniel Award for Promise in Teaching. Will is also the Co-host of AnthropoScenes Ecocriticism Podcast. Will believes, "A healthy philosophy of teaching begins with a healthy understanding of students. Too often students feel they are not being taken seriously, that they are being objectified through tests and grades, and not being seen as, first and foremost, human beings," and describes his teaching philosophy as student-centered.

SCIENCE

BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY with CHAD BRAMBLEY

Chad is a doctoral candidate at Middle Tennessee State University, where he works to understand how enzymes attenuate their movements and behaviors in response to increased conditions of intracellular stress. He has served as an instructor of undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses for the duration of his degree. His experience includes instructing students in lab techniques and concepts of general chemistry, introduction to general chemistry, and chemistry for consumers. In addition to his academic work and the requisite excessive caffeine intake, Chad relaxes by spending time with his wife and dog, cooking great food, and playing the guitar.

INTEGRATED SCIENCE with JESSICA NELSON

Jessica is the co-founder and organizer of Village Co-op. She is a homeschool mom, early education teacher, and girl scout leader. Jessica loves teaching elementary age kids and seeing their excitement aimed at discovering the world around them. She uses questions and conversation to engage and ignite students' learning and a multi-sensory approach to reach all learners! 

 

SPANISH, STUDY SKILLS & FINANCE

with JEANETTE ANGELL

Jeanette Angell has over 35 years of retail and business experience in the financial services sector. She grew up working in her family’s stores for 10 years learning business operations very early on. She then followed her father’s footsteps and entered the financial services sector where she became a life insurance agent and licensed to sell securities. Her nearly 10 years in the financial industry included working for Mutual of New York (MONY) and later Great West Life where she specialized in employee benefits including health insurances and 401(k) plans. Jeanette taught and spoke to groups of up to 1,000 people, educating them on their benefit plans, how to invest in their 401(k) plans and later became a consultant who negotiated and edited contracts between clients and the insurance company. In addition to her financial experience, Jeanette has a deep love of languages. Fluent in Portuguese and educated in Spanish, Jeanette enjoyed living in Brazil for a time and more recently has taught Spanish to a homeschool students. 

THEATER

with E. ROY LEE

E. Roy Lee is an actor and artist living in Murfreesboro, TN.  Roy has been a professional actor and director for the past 10 years. He is the founder and director of M-Prov (Murfreesboro Improv), is an actor for The Murder Mystery Company (a nationwide troupe), and is a “spirit guide” for The Nashville Ghost Tours.Roy has taught theatre and improv for over 15 years, including camps and classes at The Center for the Arts and Murfreesboro Little Theatre. Roy is also is an avid pop artist and professional set painter.

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