"Teachers who love
teaching teach children to love learning."
- Robert John Meehan
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.
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!
with CHERIDA AGUILAR
I am a homeschool mom of one little girl. I have danced my entire life and taught at the same studio where I danced as I got older. I absolutely love being creative and teaching littles what I love to do! I believe dance is good for kids because it helps keep their minds open to being creative through movement. It's a form of art and gives them physical activity, strength, and memorization from learning choreography. I love dancing, kids, and being creative and having the opportunity to teach your kids dance is a joy!
Beginning Language Arts with DIANA RILEY
Diana Riley has BS in Early Childhood Education with additional training in reading and gifted education. She taught mainstream and gifted children for 10 years in Florida prior to starting a family. Diana has 3 boys which she has homeschooled for 8 years and she was a Homeschool Tutorial teacher for 5 years. She likes to incorporate various teaching strategies to adapt to the learning skills of her students. She encourages students to be lifelong learners in a positive, safe environment.
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.
ROBOTICS, CODING, & ENGINEERING
with KAREN JOHNSON
Karen Johnson has been an instructor at Sylvan of Murfreesboro since 2012. She is from Memphis, TN. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Davidson College. At Sylvan of Murfreesboro, Karen tutors reading, math, study skills, advanced reading, ACT prep, and homework support. Additionally, she teaches STEM programs, including robotics, coding, engineering, and math edge. Her hobbies include sailing, gardening, swimming, reading, and doing math problems.
with CANDYCE ROBERSON
Hello! My name is Candyce Roberson. I have 4 AMAZING kids aged 17, 16, 12, and 10 and we live in Murfreesboro. I am a homeschool mom too! I have taught in post-secondary, public, and private schools for over 12 years. I earned my B.S. in Business Administration at Aquinas College and my Master of Arts in Teaching at Belmont University. I am trained in addressing the needs of diverse learners. I LOVE teaching Science and I have a lot of fun things planned for this school year. Please reach out to me with any questions!
Elementary & Middle School History with AMANDA CARDEN
Amanda Carden is a certified teacher with over twenty years’ experience as a classroom English teacher, a counselor, or an administrator. While she enjoyed teaching literature, writing, and grammar to various grades sixth to twelfth, her passion for history came after teaching a humanities class that included music, art, architecture, theater and dance. Amanda and her thespian husband, Jeff, took this love of the arts to the high school stage and produced and directed their three children and their friends in numerous historical plays and musicals. In addition to attending the professional theater and symphony regularly, Amanda and her family enjoy playing board games, screaming the lyrics at eighties rock concerts, sampling chef tastings at new restaurants, and traveling anywhere and everywhere; their newest interest is visiting every national park! She is especially excited about taking your student(s) on a trip through ancient and medieval civilizations to explore human culture and creativity!
Geography 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. KimberlyI has taught World Geography at the elementary, middle school and high school (for credit) levels. She love sharing all about the diverse lands, cultures, and cuisines of our world. "I think it is important to have map reading skills and to understand the where and why of current events our students in the news. I would love to share my fascination of all the differing lands and people of the world with your student.
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.
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.