Meet Our Tutors
Eval Gal Certified Tutors
Our Tutoring Team has the experience to help give you the information and support you need on a wide range of subjects K-12. They have been interviewed, trained and vetted to ensure you receive the best experience.
These tutors are experts in their field and many hold multiple degrees and are current or veteran teachers. They are an amazing group of professionals and we are confident you will receive quality instruction and support. Eval Gal Tutors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that ensure that they will be able to aid you with whatever questions you may have and can turn struggles into successes.
We invite you to “meet” each of our Tutors.
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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 look 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 officiated 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 is expecting a baby boy soon.
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 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."
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. "
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."
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 St Johns High School. She has an 11 year old 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."
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."
Derya Singhsumalee graduated with a BS in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and later received her Master’s in the Art of Teaching from National Louis University. For three years, she taught Biology in Illinois before moving to St. Augustine where she has taught 8th grade science and Biology for two years at Switzerland Point Middle School. She has spent the last two years teaching Honors, AP, and IB Biology at Nease High School.
Education Philosophy: "With the proper support and tools, any student can achieve their goals. My job is to help guide students through challenging situations and find strategies to overcome obstacles as they navigate complex scientific concepts. Learning is a process with multiple routes to the same endpoint and there is not a one-size fits all approach."
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."
A.J. Lloyd has taught all levels of math from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus BC. Through his teaching experiences he has enjoyed connecting with students to help them reach their goals. Further, he has taught middle school science, high school Physics and AP Computer Science which opened him up to the importance of preparing students for careers in the STEM fields.
Education Philosophy: "I want my students to see the big picture and not miss the forest for the trees. Once a child sees the interconnectedness of math and science they stop viewing school work as a box to check but see it as a key to unlock their future."
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