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Lori Shelton

Lori Shelton is a veteran educator with 28 years of experience.  In addition to her 15 years in the classroom, she served as a reading facilitator, an academic interventionist, a literacy coach, and an adjunct reading instructor at a local college. During Lori's tenure as a state literacy coach, she completed the Phonics First training through the Brainspring Educational Academy. The program is a multisensory approach that supports struggling readers with dyslexic tendencies in becoming successful readers.  However, she credits much of her success as a reading teacher to having completed the Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS). Lori is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and Belhaven University. She is endorsed as a K-12 Reading Specialist.     

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I tutor in the following subject areas:
General Education - Reading & Language
College Test Prep - Reading & Language

Cheryl Saffle

I am a native Jacksonian and Mississippi State graduate that has lived in Brandon, Mississippi for the past 20 years.  I am married to Thomas Saffle, Jr. and we have 3 sons and 7 grandchildren.


I am an active highly qualified teacher with 48 years of teaching experience in elementary education in both the public and private sector.  I have earned a Masters Degree in elementary education and a Master’s Degree in Exceptional Education in the areas of EMR, LD, & Gifted.  In addition, I have a Specialist’s Degree in early childhood education with an emphasis in reading and am Nationally Board Certified.  


My passion for teaching stems from teaching children how to read.  I am not a certified therapist but have had training in the Scottish Rites program for Dyslexia and have been working with students who have dyslexia tendencies for the past 20 years.   I am very interested in helping your child to learn to enjoy the advantages of being a confident reader.

I tutor in the following subject areas:
Dyslexia Intervention

Gerry Britt

I am a retired math teacher, having taught public school for 28 years.  Currently I teach part time at a private academy.  I have Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Educational Specialist degrees.  Over the past 30 years, my students have ranged from junior high to college level.   My experience includes preparation for the math portion of the ACT, the PSAT, the GRE, and the ASVAB.

In 2004, I opened A+ Tutoring Center.  At A+, my staff and I worked with students of all ages.  A+ Tutoring Center was a place that parents could find help for their children’s academic needs, including test prep.  My motto for A+ was that we were trying to work ourselves out of business.  Success and confidence for the client was our focus.   I closed A+ in May of 2018 so that I could devote more time to my students rather than the day-to-day routine tasks  of running a business. 

I tutor in the following subject areas:
General Education - Math, Geometry, Algebra & Calculus
College Test Prep - Advanced Math

Jeffery Spears

My name is Jeff Spears, and I am a retired science teacher with 35 years of experience teaching secondary science. Courses I have taught include Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Anatomy and
Physiology, and Advanced Placement Chemistry. For the last 7 years I have tutored students in all science classes and prepared students for the ACT science section. My wife, Dianne, and I live in Pearl.

I tutor in the following subject areas:
General Education - Science, Physics & Chemistry
College Test Prep - Advanced Sciences
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Andrea Mcswain

I am Andrea Mcswain.  I have 8 years experience in general education and special education.  I am very passionate about helping students with special needs.  I have a Master in the Art of  teaching, which I obtained in 2015.  In 2017, I was selected to receive a Specialist in Teacher Leadership Award. I am a graduate of William Carey University located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

I tutor in the following subject areas:
General Education - Language & Social Studies
College Test Prep - Language

Dr. Marlynn Martin

Hello!  My name is Dr. Marlynn Martin. In my diverse PK-12th grade educational background, I have served in a plethora of roles.  Before retiring, I served as principal and instructional leader in inner city Jackson Public Schools where I assumed the responsibilities of administrator, instructional leader, and arts director at Power APAC while maintaining an accountability level of “A”.  Before this, I served as Assistant Director of Federal Programs, ELL, and Homeless Coordinator of the Rankin County School District. 

Currently, I am an adjunct instructor of undergraduate and graduate courses in ELL curriculum and leadership while serving as a Chair for doctoral candidates. I am a certified principal mentor who supports rising principals as well as arts and classroom teachers. I have also taught gifted education, Kindergarten, Music Pre-3 – 12th grades.  I have written EL, ELA, and Gifted Curriculum.


I tutor in the following subject areas:
General Education
ELA and EL - Language
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