John Specht

Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at ArlingtonMaster’s degree Marymount University, Arlington, VirginiaTaught Algebra at Remington College for eight yearsFive years teaching math in supplementary educationMarried 38 years (and counting) to Wynde, whom he met at UTATwo daughters, both homeschooled, and one grandsonArmy veteranLiterary interests include Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Sherlock Holmes, and old TV westerns as well as any stories I can read to my grandson (currently exploring Lord of the Rings)

Core Subject Tutors

Margaret Henkes

Margaret Henkes has been a teacher for six years. She has taught various grade levels and subjects but junior high math is her passion. She believes all students can come to enjoy math and will help provide your students with the tools they need to thrive. When she’s not teaching, she is reading, running, and hanging out with her husband and son.

TExES Mathematics 4-8 Certification
TExES Generalist EC-6 Certification
STUCO Teacher of the Month, September 2021
The Work of Heart Award, January 2019
Sherri Mooney Scholarship Award Recipient, 2016-2017
Clark Society Endowed Scholarship Finalist, 2016-2017
Class of 2017 Pillar of Leadership Award, Spring 2016

Clifton Noel

  • All levels of Math and Physics tutor
  • B.S in Physics with a minor in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington
  • Favorite number is 3 + 4i

Hayley Morrow

 

Hayley tutors 6th – 12th grade English for our students. She is also our District Programs Coordinator

  • Masters in Education from Marymount University
  • Bachelors in English from George Washington University
  • Experience as a middle school Spanish teacher

Max Parker

  • Happiness Generator
  • Stress Relief Pup

Kristen Oviatt

Kristen has a dog named Bella, who is her favorite companion!

  • Teacher in GCISD since 2013
  • Master’s Degree in both History and German
  • College Board Reader for AP History Exam

Scott Palmer

  • B.A. In History and Slavic Languages & Literatures – University of Kansas
  • Ph.D. in Russian History – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • All levels/areas of History, Geography, English, Literature, and Writing

Bonnie McLaughlin

  • AP Social Studies Teacher at Keller High School
  • Works for AP College Board as Table Leader
  • Masters in History, MSU

Heather Co

B.S. in Biology at the University of Dallas
Teach students of all ages: kindergarten – college
Enjoys pickleball, friends, and charcuterie

Helen Scott

  • University of Texas at Dallas- Computer Science
  • Keller High School
  • Math, Science, and Computer Science Tutor

Alex Lafrance

Alex Lafrance holds a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In addition to his research experience, he possesses over five years of experience in performing laboratory demonstrations for high school students and family audiences interested in STEM and seven years of experience helping ESL speakers compose research manuscripts.
  • Tutors general science, biology, physics, and mathematics from the Algebra II level through AP Calculus
  • Fun fact about me: I love learning languages in my spare time, and can read Latin and Ancient Greek!

Emmanuel Madrid

  • Spanish Tutor (All Levels)
  • Teacher at Carroll High School

Carmen Schulz

Graduate of Texas A&M University
Holds a degree in Microbiology
Tutors all levels of Spanish

Chance Ucekert

University of Texas at Austin graduate
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Math Tutor, All levels
On days off, Mr. Ucekert spends time at the lake

Jennifer Espinoza

Chemistry Teacher in Irving ISD
Tutors all levels of Chemistry

Kevin Seldon

  • AP U.S. History teacher in the HEB ISD
  • US History Adjunct Professor of U.S. History
  • Master’s Degree in American History

Stephanie Strike

  • Graduated from Midwestern State University and A&M Commerce University.
  • Tutors Biology, Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, Environmental Science, and 6-8 Science
  • Fun fact: I like spiders.

Victoria Swan

University of North Texas Graduate, English degree with History minor
Tutors Math, History, and Psychology

Marcus Burnette

  • Texas State University graduate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in both Spanish and French
  • Dedicated to students’ success
  • Innovative teaching approach

Gabrielle Poeta

Graduated from Meredith College with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Tutors Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, and Geometry 
Favorite hobbies are Reading, Crochet, Videogames
How do you like to spend your free time? Reading 
Further goal is to work in shark genetics and protection

Jason Crump

Instructional Science Coach for Grapevine Carroll ISD

Edwina Akonor

B.A. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Greta Yeager

Saje Kanemitsu

Administrative Assistant

Abdullah Shahid

Dr. Shahid, a Cornell University PhD in organizations, also holds a Master of Science in Accounting, Applied Economics, Finance.
Specializing in high school math and statistics, he is dedicated to guiding youth in applying these disciplines for career advancement.

Aishah Tasneem

Aishah has been tutoring students in 3rd – 12th grade since 2015, covering writing, algebra, reading comprehension, geometry, pre-calculus, statistics, English, and social studies.
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Mary Blakemore

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, dedicated professional directing Chelsea Hall, leveraging expertise as an ACT/SAT tutor and college application counselor to guide students toward academic success and fulfilling futures.

College Test Prep Tutors

Alexander Lafrance

Alex Lafrance holds a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In addition to his research experience, he possesses over five years of experience in performing laboratory demonstrations for high school students and family audiences interested in STEM and seven years of experience helping ESL speakers compose research manuscripts.
  • Tutors general science, biology, physics, and mathematics from the Algebra II level through AP Calculus
  • Fun fact about me: I love learning languages in my spare time, and can read Latin and Ancient Greek!

Abdullah Shahid

Dr. Shahid, a Cornell University PhD in organizations, also holds a Master of Science in Accounting, Applied Economics, Finance.
Specializing in high school math and statistics, he is dedicated to guiding youth in applying these disciplines for career advancement.