DR. ASHLEY HAWKINS
Dr. Ashley Gregory Hawkins attended Georgia Southern University for all of her degrees (undergrad, master's, and doctorate) in Early Childhood Education. She taught for 8 years: one year in preschool and the other seven K-5. She has a passion for helping young children learn how to read, but she can also tutor on all subjects K-5. She looks forward to working with you.
Education Philosophy: "Every child is different and every child can learn. It is my belief that by finding each child's unique way of learning can help them achieve their goals and meet their potential."
Jen Bachman has always loved math! She was very fortunate to have influential and talented math teachers throughout middle school and high school. This led her to pursue a degree in mathematics and statistics at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Luckily, she had the opportunity to escape the cold, and has worked as a math tutor for Mathnasium and most recently a math tutor at Liberty Pines Academy in St. Johns County. Jen has three beautiful daughters (elementary, middle school and high school ages) all in St Johns County schools. She loves working with kids, especially those that think they “aren’t good at math.”
Education Philosophy: "Every student can succeed in math, they just need some extra time, explanation and practice to get there!"
Lisa Lasseter graduated with a BA in Mathmatics from the University of North Florida. She also received her Master's Degree from USF in Gifted Education. She is a National Board Certified teacher and also holds certifications in PE K-12, Health K-12, and Family/Consumer Sciences. She is an avid runner. When not running marathons, she can be found officiating various sporting events, biking, swimming, and kayaking. She loves to travel with her husband of over 30 years. She has a son who is in the medical profession along with his wife who have a baby boy that she loves to spoil.
Education Philosophy: "Every child is unique in how they learn, so my job is to find out what's going to work best for them. Not only does the child need to learn content, but they need to learn how their brain works and how they best learn so that eventually they won't need me anymore."
Elizabeth Brown received her undergraduate and masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University. After teaching in the public school system for eight years, she left the traditional classroom to begin homeschooling her 4 children. She has worked as a tutor in her homeschool community and is currently serving as the director. Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and is active in her local homeschool community and church.
Education Philosophy: "Children are created to learn, they just all learn differently. Children must first gain knowledge and then understanding while learning new skills. Children require a balance of work, play, imagination, and conversations to make learning fun."
Ginger Baker-Sanhueza has been teaching since 2006 with a degree in Spanish Education, certified to teach K-12, from Georgia Southern University. She also studied at the University of Veracruz in Xalapa, Mexico. She enjoys spending time outdoors at the beach, boating, or fishing with her husband and 2 children. Her enthusiasm for teaching Spanish comes from her cultural heritage as her father is Chilean.
Education Philosophy: "It's never too late to learn a second language. Drawing upon my passion for teaching I hope to open up the minds of others to gain an appreciation for another language and culture in a fun and simple way."
Kelsey Feehan has focused most of her education and career on teaching students with varying disabilities. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a master’s degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Severe Intellectual Disabilities. In addition, she is certified to teach K-12 and has endorsements in reading, ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages), and Autism. After she returned to Jacksonville, she worked under multiple Behavior Analysts to earn her certification as a Registered Behavior Technician. She has worked with students of all ages, from pre-kindergarten to high school. One of her greatest passions is traveling, including a one month backpacking trip through Europe and a 12-day road trip to Maine and back!
Education Philosophy: "The umbrella of education includes life skills, social skills, vocational skills, and independent functioning skills - in addition to the equally crucial academic skills. The need for support in each of these skill sets will vary for each individual student. With the right balance of passion and patience, any student is capable of growing."
Stephanie Rowe graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and completed her Master's Degree in Science Education at University of Central Florida. She has been teaching middle and high school sciences since 2012 and is certified in Biology and Earth Space Science. She enjoys working out and spending time outdoors with her son.
Education Philosophy: "Her favorite thing about teaching science is helping students understand how the natural world works and the processes that sustain life at every level of organization. "
Ashley Holcombe graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Math Education from Kennesaw State University and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, while serving a graduate assistantship. Her love for math goes back to middle school, where she was fortunate to have memorable teachers encourage her to work through the frustration of understanding the content. She is in her 14th year of teaching high school math, as well as dual enrollment math courses for local colleges. In her spare time, she tries to blend in with her two boys and husband in all things outdoors: fishing, hiking, biking, exploring, etc. An avid animal lover and Disney princess, Ashley seeks to get the most out of everything in life!
Education Philosophy: “Children don’t hate math. What they hate is being confused, intimidated, and embarrassed by math.” ~ Jai Macklin
Ann earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts. After moving to Florida she received her teaching certification in Mathematics and works at a St Johns high school. She has a son who loves to teach her about Madden Football and fishing.
Megan graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S in Biology, Coastal Environmental Science. During her time at UNF she worked in the SEZARC lab, an organization that is devoted to helping the reproduction and conservation of endangered species. She also did field surveys of the dolphin families in the St. Johns River. She has been a teacher with the St. Johns County School District for three years, teaching high school Biology and AP Environmental Science. She takes her love of science and the environment with her as she travels, exploring state and national parks. She also loves to watch movies
Education Philosophy: "Every person is unique. This includes the way they think and the way they learn. It is my goal as an educator to explore many different methods of teaching with my students in order to discover the best and most interesting way to convey information."
Emily McCullough has been teaching math for 11 years with 10 of those years being in St. Johns County. I love finding a good book, running in the early mornings, and spending time with my two young children. I have a true passion for teaching math and I believe all students should have the opportunity to see success in math."
Education Philosophy: "Ask questions when you don't understand even if you think it is a dumb question. To me there are NO dumb questions. To understand each other we need to learn why we do things from other's perspectives. Learning is hard enough, I want to help you understand what you are learning."
Kelly Brock Sanchez
Kelly Brock-Sanchez is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of Florida State University where she earned her B.A. in History and Political Science. Additionally, she earned a Master's of Education from Antioch University-New England in The Foundations of Education. While at Antioch, Mrs. Brock-Sanchez studied Applied Behavioral Analysis, Mindfulness for Educators, Special Education Law, and Educational Philosophies. Her work experience includes teaching in general education classes K-12, out of district special education placement schools K-8, behavioral hospital for teens, middle and high school social studies, teaching abroad at a magnet school in South Korea, delivering in home ABA therapy for ASD students, and reading intervention instruction for K-8. When not teaching, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband while having fun with their Jeeps; working her way through a new cook book, taking her rescue dog named Luke to the beach, and finding new adventures with her grown daughters Maya and Olivia. Kelly is also an avid geneaologist and history buff.
Education Philosophy: "Rapport building is an essential component of every educational interaction between the teacher and their new student. I actively cultivate the teacher/student relationship bond while simutaneously facilitating the learning goals of the lesson. Students must know that they can be vulnerable in the learning process while knowing that I will be there to fully support them, as they stretch and grow as a learner."
Joseph Fichera earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physics at Brown University. He grew up in Massachusetts and is living with family in Florida during the next stage in his life. He is taking on all sorts of tutoring opportunities during this time and especially loves upper level math and physics courses. He is very patient and attentive and willing to help with high school or college level math and physics. He loves helping students understand the world around them by building mathematical and physical intuition to all sorts of phenomena in the nature.
Education Philosophy: “Mathematics and Physics require similar types of thinking, but Physics is unique in the sense that it requires building on physical intuition. Helping students understand how math and physical intuition work together to solve problems in math and physics is my main approach to tutoring these subjects. With some time and practice, any student can understand these subjects in their own unique way.”
Education Philosophy: "I believe all students have the ability to learn. My goal as an educator is to meet students where they are and to help them rise up to reach their highest potential."
Education Philosophy: "
- I believe that every student can learn. Given a structured, respectful environment, high expectations, and appropriate supports, any student should be able to participate effectively in the learning process.
- I believe that the involvement of all stakeholders, i.e. students, teachers, parents, and administrators are vital to a student’s success. True, most children might satisfactorily pass courses without the support of one or more stakeholders. However, for most to excel requires the combined support and expectations of all."
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