What a mix is represented by this group: some seasoned homeschoolers, some who have graduated themselves from the task, some who are just starting out, and a few who graduated not so very long ago. It is my great privilege to introduce these tutors to you; every year I am overwhelmed as I think about how many gifts and how much commitment these excellent teachers add to our program. Together they have many decades of experience dealing with exactly the kinds of issues you face. Although most have education-related degrees, they are teaching at Good Company because of their passion for their subject matter and their proven ability to communicate effectively with kids. They have a commitment to a biblical worldview and to discipleship of the next generation through education.
Jennifer Baker began her music education early in life, and in college and beyond she has had the privilege of studying with various masters in piano performance, music composition, and choral studies. Her children, now graduated, began classes at GCT in 2012. She has been very involved in the program ever since, serving as pianist and music teacher for the past 5 years and writing and arranging choral and instrumental music. Jennifer sings with the Providence Singers, is a rehearsal pianist for the RI Children's Chorus, teaches private piano, and continues her education through the RI Philharmonic and New England Conservatory in Boston. email@example.com
Tammy Bankston completed her 19th and final year of homeschooling her children in 2014. In addition, she writes missions education curriculum for the Southern Baptist Convention. Although her fields of study in college were social work and criminology, she brings a wide variety of interest and experience to us, having taught drama, public speaking, Shakespeare, writing, various levels of literature, and has recently added forensic science to her experience. Tammy finds great joy in using class discussion to inspire students to explore their own and others' worldviews. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Cloutier homeschooled her sons from 1995 to 2013 and during that time taught in numerous settings. Dana has taught at Good Company classes such as middle school General Science, high school Biology, AP Human Geography, and World Geography, and elementary science for Lightning Learners. In addition, she has also provided private tutoring in Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1. This year Dana takes on Anatomy and Physiology with much excitement as she loves to share the joy of studying God's creation. Dana is known for her fun teaching style and implementing hands on activities and has affectionately been nicknamed“Miss Frizzle.”email@example.com.
Allison Desautell taught her three boys at home from 1997 to 2014. She is a registered IEW instructor who has helped hundreds of students learn to write well. For over a decade, she has been teaching both writing and literary analysis classes at Good Company. Known for successfully breaking down daunting academic tasks, Allison helps students organize in every class she teaches, but she especially targets this in her study skills class. She is also a private tutor and has even helped learning disabled students successfully pass the SAT and GED essays. firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol deVries brings a wide variety of teaching experience, on the mission field and in Christian school, in co-ops and with her own three children since 2001, and at Good Company since 2007. She has personally coached two boys all the way from that first memorized poem to National competition, and has served for years as an aide in both beginning and advanced public speaking classes. Besides her extensive teaching experience, Carol brings to Good Company creativity, dedication, and an enthusiastic eagerness to see beginners grow in confidence and the ability to communicate effectively. email@example.com
Bauer Evans Prior to his ordination as the senior pastor of Crossway Church in 2001 (www.crosswayma.org), Bauer taught social studies for 13 years in public, private and Christian high schools in the greater Philadelphia area, and has degrees in political science and education. He is an experienced AP teacher with over two decades of AP teaching experience, reading for the College Board APGOPO each spring since 2000. Bauer and his wife Linda graduated their fourth and youngest child in 2017. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaron Filipe is a GCT alum who competed in both speech and debate in NCFCA for 7 years. He qualified for the regional invitational tournament 3 times, and the National Championship tournament once. He has taught beginner debate classes, along with assisting in the GCT debate class in 2013-14, and has taught debate since then and apologetics in 2017-2018. Aaron is currently attending Rhode Island College, studying history and secondary education. email@example.com
Amy Gaudet has been homeschooling since 2003. As a homeschool mom of three sons, she has been very active in GCT drama as well as NCFCA speech, where she he has served on the staff for multiple tournaments and coached her own sons as well as other students in their speech preparation and presentation. Amy's whole family loves Shakespeare, thanks to a dear friend's influence, and his work has had a prominent place in their homeschooling. She has been invaluable as an assistant in GCT's productions Much Ado about Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Welcome Amy by asking about her most recent endeavor: skydiving! firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Hazen was homeschooled through high school, then explored her creative interests, earning degrees in art and interior design. Because she enjoys people so much more than business, Good Company has been her preferred place of service for the past eleven years, and she now spends the rest of her days at her primary occupation of wife, mommy, and home schooler. She has taught a variety of art classes here, including interior design (as a summer intensive) drawing, color, and stagecraft, and directs Lightning Learners, a tutorial company for younger students. email@example.com
Renee McInnis began homeschooling her children in 1997 and has enjoyed expanding her approach to teaching to suit the diverse learning styles of her 6 children. She has been able to use her Masters Degree in Molecular Biology to teach a variety of Homeschool Co-op and Catholic school science classes including Biology, Anatomy and Chemistry. Years of laboratory experience have inspired her to incorporate models, games and manipulatives in the classroom and her private tutoring. She loves to grow in appreciation for God's creation through outdoor experiences like hiking. firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Mudge is the mother of two boys and homeschooled them from 2008-2018; she brings a variety of teaching experiences with her. She has taught STEM after school activities for the public schools and co-ops in her home and developed a love for math (late in life!). She brings enthusiasm for sharing God's design in engineering and STEM related fields, and the experience of having two boys headed that way. email@example.com
Carleen Perkins has homeschooled her own children since 2000, with her eldest three in college and beyond, and youngest in heaven with Jesus. Her teaching experience includes co-ops, tutoring, and Sunday School, including drama, music, writing, history, speech and Bible. She was involved with NCFCA for ten years, as she coached her own children and others. She was formerly a certified Kindermusik teacher and is now a registered IEW instructor. She served as founder and director of Lightning Learners for nine years; and now shares her time with GCT as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Shorey completed 30 years of home schooling her eight children in 2015, and has taught various classes to home schoolers for almost as many years, including public speaking, drama, writing, history, and Christian worldview, where she delightfully learns along with her students. Her real passion is teaching, but she is also the administrator of Good Company Tutorials, the business that has blessed her life and her children since 2003. She thanks God almost every day for His incredible provision, especially the GCT family of students, parents, and tutors. email@example.com
Mikaela Shorey taught every level of high school Spanish during her seven years in the public school system, after earning degrees in education and Spanish and spending time in Latin America. She currently spends most of her time caring for her family and homeschooling her children, but does private tutoring at every level from remedial and 5th year high schoolers to enthusiastic primary school students. She puts together her own curriculum, and reaches that important balance: helping students work hard while having lots of fun. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Tracy completed her own 22-year homeschool experience in 2018, and has taught other home schoolers for that length of time as well. She has also tutored math students (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) for a number of years, and taught the SAT math preparation course at Good Company, as well as Physical Science, Chemistry, Advanced Physics, Math Concepts, and AP Macroeconomics. No one gets more excited about math and science than Sandy, and she enjoys helping students become more comfortable and confident with them. email@example.com
Tammi Visser began homeschooling her three children in 1993 after teaching for seven years in the public school system. She has taught in homeschool co-ops and in a small Christian school, and enjoys teaching history, literature, and Spanish on Thursdays. Even though she completed her own home school journey in 2013, she is thrilled to be able to serve other home schooling families through Good Company’s ministry. firstname.lastname@example.org
France Vivenzio has been home schooling for ten years with a desire to impart to her five sons a love of learning. Though she has a degree in mathematics and enjoys that field, she has developed a great excitement about learning through stories. Over the past six years, she has spent well over 200 hours each year listening to and reading stories with her boys and on her own. Seeing her children inspired to learn more or grasping a difficult issue or even just enjoying great literature, France has become convinced of the power and benefit of stories in education, and it is evident in her children's enthusiastic participation at GCT. email@example.com
BB Wolf taught in two Christian schools and home schooled her own five children for 26 years. She’s taught group classes of all kinds in several home school groups, in her church, and with Good Company, including writing, public speaking, and calligraphy. She has coached a number of our students to national speech competition, including her own children, who have all graduated now, thanking her for the experience she gave them in public speaking. She also serves faithfully in NCFCA. firstname.lastname@example.org