Scholé Academy tutors bring winsome guidance and skilled expertise to instruction. These instructors work in the tutoring center and offer private and/or supplemental tutoring services.
Anderson Underwood has 5 years of experience teaching humanities and Bible classes at a classical Christian school in Oxford, Georgia. He has a B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Union University, which he credits primarily for teaching him “how” to learn as well as allowing him freedom to pursue a variety of disciplines and thus paving the way for classical teaching. In his teaching career, he has taught literature, writing, history, Bible, and rhetoric classes and held a key role in senior thesis advisement. He has experience tutoring grammar, writing, and research. His favorite epic is the Odyssey, he thinks the Romantic poets get a bad rap, and he is trying his best to learn to like coffee. Last year, he read all 33 of Agatha Christie’s “Hercule Poirot” novels. His wife is kind and his daughters are precious. firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Lindsey has been an educator since 2005, with an M.Ed. from Georgia State University, and an M.Div. and Th.M. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined as a tutor for Scholé Academy in 2022. Andrew’s greatest passion in life is making the good news of the Lord Jesus known to those who have never heard it before and making this gospel message more clearly known to those who are already following Christ. email@example.com
Anthea Shirk earned a BA in English Education from Cedarville University in 1996. Her love of teaching was ignited in Taiwan as she rubbed shoulders with missionary kids at Morrison Academy and learned to delight in the complexities of an international classroom. In her first full professional teaching role, Anthea taught English, speech and drama, and fitness to middle and upper school students in Alaska and Indiana. As a young mother, she discovered homeschooling and classical Christian education. She dug deep into the theories and practice of homeschool education, becoming a resource for others in their homeschool journey. Anthea continues to passionately pursue homeschooling, supporting homeschool parents, and encouraging children to see the beauty of language. She uses conversation and humor to cultivate a love of writing in her students.
Anthea lives on the Hawaiian island of Oahu with her husband and three children. Her favorite books usually contain dragons and everyday heroes, but she wishes she could read them in Latin. You might find her reading on the beach when she isn’t reading aloud to her children or serving at Honolulu Speech and Debate Club. firstname.lastname@example.org
Audrey Merrell earned a B.A. in Biology and Linguistics from Swarthmore College. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in Classics at Villanova University. Her interests include Greek and Roman Archaeology and Christian Persecution in the Roman Empire. She happily resides in Utah with her husband and children. She currently tutors Latin and other subjects at Scholé Academy. email@example.com
Charity Jacobson is always ready for an adventure, whether it be a walk in the rain, taking a last-minute 2-day tour of Norway, or being taught by Ukrainian children to catch jellyfish without being stung. Her love for children influences much of her life as she enjoys teaching children from her community and often travels internationally to develop relationships with children who don’t have families of their own. At every encounter with children, Charity endeavors to see the world through the eyes of those children and to interact with them on a level that is easy for them to understand. Each child is uniquely gifted by God, and she enjoys nurturing them to be exactly who God has made them to be. She is currently pursuing an MA in biblical studies from the Master’s University. Teaching both adults and children is a pleasure for her. The greatest reward for her is when she sees her students master the material and turn around and teach it to someone else, or become so passionate about the subject that they begin to surpass her in knowledge. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Monroe, tutor, took a B.A. in Religious Studies (University of Oregon, 1986). On a trip to Singapore in 1989, he had the opportunity to teach English as a Foreign Language to Japanese middle school students. When he returned to America, he started to teach Latin and, somewhat later, math. He has taught pre-algebra, business math, algebra 1, geometry and algebra 2.
Mr. Monroe is a reader in the Orthodox Church. He enjoys reading the Iliad in Greek, Spanish and German and the Bible in German, Greek, Spanish, Latin, Old English, Old High German and Syriac. He also translates supplicatory canons from Greek into English. In his spare time, he studies logic and argumentation.
Mr. Monroe is delightfully married to his wife of 36 years and is inordinately pleased with his daughter and son. After teaching for 30 years, Mr. Monroe firmly believes that anyone can learn anything. email@example.com
Drew Sarchet is an experienced educator who has taught courses in Latin, Greek, Logic, and Philosophy. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of South Florida. He also holds dual M.A. degrees in Philosophy and Theology from Biola University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Classical Studies at the University of Florida.
Drew has been a full-time high school Latin teacher for the last six years and also has been teaching courses as an adjunct professor at a local state college for the past seven. He is passionate about teaching and loves helping students grow. Drew resides with his wife and son in Sarasota, FL. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Francis earned her bachelor’s degree in Classics from the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. She is currently pursuing an M.Litt. in Systematic and Historical Theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Ellen’s classical Christian education taught her to seek and appreciate order and beauty, which she finds especially in the Latin language. She is passionate about helping students understand and enjoy Latin, so she is delighted to be working with families through Scholé Academy’s Tutoring Center.
When Ellen is not teaching or studying, she might be baking, singing in a choir, Scottish Country dancing, or memorizing poetry. email@example.com
Francie Longshore has taught Latin, humanities, writing, and logic to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and undergraduate college students for over fifteen years. Most recently, she worked as the lead humanities teacher at an ecumenically-minded classical Christian school. She possesses an M. A. in Medieval Studies (Catholic University of America), an M. A. in Christian Thought with an emphasis in philosophy of religion (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), and a Ph. D. in Philosophy (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven, Belgium). Francie lives in the Portland, Oregon area with her husband, two elementary-aged kids, and three cats. The kids are home-schooled and the cats are self-taught. When not reading Virgil or facilitating Socratic seminars, Francie enjoys a good game of Scrabble and the occasional British game show. In the summer, she can often be found turning tomatoes into salsa or blackberries into jam. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Marshall has been teaching math in both public and charter high schools for 16 years. He especially likes to teach Calculus and pioneered an Intro to Calculus class for students not yet ready to take the Honors Calculus course. Prior to teaching, he worked in the telecommunications industry as an electrical engineer. He is also a subdeacon in the Antiochian Orthodox Church and attends St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester, MA. He has been a youth group leader and church school teacher, and has raised four fantastic kids into faithful young adults. He lives in Littleton, MA where he likes to ride his new motorcycle and watch old episodes of Star Trek. email@example.com
Lara Wald earned a BS in biomedical chemistry from Oral Roberts University and a PhD in chemistry from Oklahoma State University in 2003. For fifteen years she enjoyed working in research at a company that developed sensors for explosives and other threats to life and health. After leaving her career in industry, she began homeschooling her daughter. She’s always had a passion for science and math education and enjoys instructing high school students in chemistry and biology at her local Charlotte Mason cooperative. In her free time she loves reading, gardening, and walking the family dog. firstname.lastname@example.org
Magda Skermo joined St. Raphael School as a Greek instructor and now serves as a tutor and Greek language consultant. She is a native Greek speaker devoted to developing literacy and fluency in the Greek Language, Culture, and the Orthodox faith. Magda has over 15years experience educating Children and Adults for parishes with Greek Language Schools. In addition, she is a seasoned Nursery School teacher.
Magda began her career as a Greek Speaking Agent for Olympic Airways and eventually became the Group Sales Representative designated to International Study Tours & Pilgrimages. The witness of journeys through historic and holy regions where the stories of the Acts of the Apostles and New Testament epistles coming to life was what sparked her to begin providing educational services for the Greek community where there continues to be great emphasis on the cultivation and development of Greek identity.
Magda currently serves as the Holy Orthodox Primary Education and Junior Orthodox Youth Ministries in the position of Advisor for grades Pre-k through 6 at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Charleston, SC. She has been married for 29years years to her Ray, and they have 4 blessings named Maria, Christopher, Nicholas, and Alexandria. Email: email@example.com
Patricia Bradley has been a home educator and teacher for twenty-seven years. Within that time, she has graduated her four children as well as tutored and taught other home school students; primarily in writing, grammar, literature, Latin and logic. Patricia (Pat) loves spending time with her husband Ed and their adult children, hanging out and engaging in the great conversations of life. In pursuing truth and seeking to continue a sweet relationship with God, He has led her to claim a passion for Classical education as a means to share His love with students and their families. She and her husband Ed recently relocated to the Upstate area of South Carolina to enjoy the next adventure the LORD has prepared for them. firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Livecchi comes to Scholé Academy after more than 25 years in the field of special education in private, parochial, and public schools. She earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Boston College and an M.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from The George Washington University. Her years of experience and extensive continuing education have developed her expertise in supporting children with language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, executive function weaknesses, auditory processing disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. Patty finds it extremely important to share her knowledge with parents, helping them to support their children’s education and development at home so they can enjoy a “restful” learning environment.
Patty has three grown sons. While raising them, she endeavored to provide them with the best education. Over the years they home-schooled and attended a local classical school as well as independent and public schools. She has always been drawn to the classical education model and recently was involved in a local group that attempted to re-establish a classical school in her area.
Patty lives in NJ with her husband of 35 years and their two dogs. In her free time she studies and creates art in many media – painting, drawing, collage and print-making. She has taken a class in writing icons and looks forward for furthering her skills in this area too. Patty is also active in a rosary prayer group and enjoys spending time in adoration at the nearby adoration chapel. email@example.com
Paul Klauke received a BA in Mathematics from Holy Cross College, where he was elected to the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society and played football on scholarship. He is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS) and worked as an actuary in the US, London, and Bermuda. Paul and his Norwegian wife, Elin, just returned from Africa where they served for 12 years as missionaries under the direction of the Rafiki Foundation. Paul taught Math and was Headmaster for the K-12 schools in both Malawi and Kenya. He has fallen in love with Classical Christian Education and looks forward to showing his students what is good, true and beautiful about Mathematics. firstname.lastname@example.org
Perlita Martorana had a curiosity for natural sciences and a fascination with the miracles of the human body since childhood. She received her B.S. in Biology from UCLA and M.D. medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. Shortly after accomplishing her life-long dream to practice Pediatrics, she discerned that God was actually calling her to raise and homeschool her four children. After being fully committed for almost 25 years to the formation of her own children’s minds and spirits, she realized how valuable those skills are for all children. Perlita made a trans-continental move with her family to South Carolina and continues teaching Life Science, Human Anatomy, Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry from a classical education perspective. She tutors and teaches students about God’s creation through the disciplines of science and delights in sharing the moments of wonder and discovery with students. In her free time, she spends time with her family, is entertained by a houseful of pets, enjoys the music and art created by her children, cooks, reads and explores the beautiful splendors of her new southern state which never ceases to display God’s magnificent glory! email@example.com
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Psalm 96: 11-12
Philip Cialini After earning a BA in History from Eastern University, Mr. Cialini taught Latin, Ancient and Medieval History, and English at Regina Angelorum Academy in Ardmore, PA. Currently, he teaches Latin and Medieval History at Main Line Classical Academy in the suburbs of Philadelphia. In 2020, he completed his MAT in Classical Education from Templeton Honors College. Mr. Cialini has also taught and worked for various international programs. He and his wife enjoy traveling, reading good books, watching old movies, being with family, and raising their twin daughters. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reagan Israel has a BS in psychology and is currently in graduate school, studying ancient Greek and Hebrew in Jerusalem. A Texas native, Ms. Israel taught Latin and ancient humanities at a classical school in Houston for 4 years. During her time there, she was introduced to “active Latin” pedagogy through a series of workshops and began to apply these methods in her classroom. In a past life, Ms. Israel was a professional ballet dancer and for 7 years has stayed connected to the art through teaching and choreographing. In both the studio and the academic classroom, she enjoys working with middle schoolers and being a part of their lives as they grow from childhood into adolescence. Ms. Israel is married to a musician and mobile app designer; they currently make their home in Jerusalem, where they enjoy reading widely, drinking Turkish coffee, and fumbling through Hebrew conversations. email@example.com
Richard Marsh studied physics in college before he decided to be a force for good in the lives of young people and pursued education. He graduated from Friends University in Kansas and has been teaching primarily mathematics and science since 1998. Mr. Marsh lives in the Orlando area, is a Florida certified teacher with endorsements in mathematics and physics, and has spent years moonlighting at Sylvan Learning Center as an administrator and individual tutor. Believing that a basic education should be formative rather than merely vocational, he emphasizes intellectual skills, the Western Liberal Arts Tradition, and mentoring relationships in developing the human potential of his students. His teaching style is conversational, with demonstration, imitation, and a focus on connecting concepts to computation. Mr. Marsh takes delight in unexpected rhymes, excellent penmanship, mathematical reasoning, sudden song, the pursuit of happiness, and simple hard work. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelby Kearns obtained a degree in Business Honors with minors in Philosophy and Arabic Studies from Texas A&M University. She then graduated with an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, where she focused on English literature. Her teaching experience includes helping undergraduate and graduate students with essays, resumes, and interview preparation at the Mays Business School Communication Lab; serving as a teaching assistant (T.A.) for a beginning Arabic course; and instructing students at Blinn College in English literature and writing & rhetoric. Shelby’s husband, Matthew, commissioned in 2019 as an Army Field Artillery officer, and the military has taken them to Fairbanks, Alaska, and Lawton, Oklahoma. In Alaska, Shelby facilitated youth programs and conducted other communications and outreach for a violence prevention non-profit. When Shelby’s not tutoring for Scholé, she contracts with JG Strategies L.L.C., a consulting firm offering graphic design, Salesforce assistance, and writing services. She’s also an avid participant in the Catherine Project, a non-profit that connects readers around the globe to influential literary and philosophical texts. Shelby volunteers with the National Military Spouse Network and the civic organization Braver Angels. Shelby offers tutoring and private course instruction in grammar, writing & rhetoric, and literature. Through education, she seeks to bring students closer to God by showing them examples of the good, the beautiful, and the true. skearns.scholeacademy@gmail.
Tracey Beers earned a B.S. in Computer & Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1996 and an M.Ed. in Christian Education from Regent University in 2002. She spent six years serving our great country in the United States Air Force as a Communications Officer and fourteen additional years supporting her husband’s dedicated career as an Air Force pilot.
A resourceful math enthusiast and thirteen-year veteran of home education, she understands the struggle to balance the inspiration of Classical Christian Education with a restful learning environment. Educating her four children, as she and her family traveled around the world (Yes! Hawaii is THE BEST PLACE ON THE PLANET), has taught her that every student learns differently, but God’s provision never fails. She enjoys discovering whether a student needs to ‘see’ the subject through a unique lens or ‘handle’ concepts with personal experiences and then providing learning opportunities tailored to their needs. Tracey’s dedication to the home-educated student and her love of math is one of the many reasons she’s excited to serve Schole Academy as the Algebra Tutorial Instructor as well as a private math tutor. email@example.com
Vincent Capone has taught for the past nine years at Greystone Academy, a small Christian school in Newtown, Pennsylvania for grades 7-12. He earned a B.A. in History from Thomas Edison State University. While history has been and will remain his first love, he has gained the experience of – as he likes to describe it – a 19th-century one-room-schoolhouse teacher. Besides history, he has also taught the sciences, writing, literature, logic, and the U.S. Constitution, and has nearly eleven years of experience tutoring math from elementary arithmetic to pre-calculus. In addition to his work with Schole Academy, Mr. Capone will be continuing to work with homeschool families this coming fall through private, virtual instruction and a local schoolhouse in New Jersey, where he has lived all of his life.
When he is not teaching (or reading in preparation for teaching), Mr. Capone enjoys spending time with his parents, taking walks, unearthing good stories through well-made films both old and new, fellowshipping with his church family, and working on the fourth and final manuscript for his prospective MG/YA Dunhaven Manor series. He also savors the humor of a conversation about his surname! firstname.lastname@example.org