Meet Our Tutors!
Hi, my name is Lindsey! Helping children grow, learn, and succeed is my passion! I have been a teacher for 15 years. I have taught all grades from Pre-school to 6th grade during this time. I currently am a 5th grade Language Arts Teacher at Hearn Academy, an A-rated charter school in North Phoenix. I have a BA Degree in Language Arts/ Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. I have been with Advantage Tutoring for one year. My hobbies include photography, traveling, hiking, and playing tennis. I am newly married and live in Peoria with my husband.
Shannon graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in May of 2019 with a B.A. in American Studies. Post-graduation, she moved back home to Phoenix to pursue a master’s degree in Elementary Education from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Shannon is a member of the Arizona Teachers Academy and plans to teach in AZ public schools after graduating from ASU. She is a nationally certified EMT and a self-proclaimed Harry Potter nerd. Shannon loves tutoring for Advantage because it allows her to build individual, long-lasting relationships with her students, which is her favorite part of teaching!
Hello! My name is Nick Shamp, and I have been tutoring students in various subjects ranging from world history, to mathematics, to science-based classes for almost 3 years now. As far as my education goes, I recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine (Go Lopes!). In my off time, I like to read and hike whenever I have the chance, but I also like to volunteer at Banner University’s Emergency Department once a week to help the ER staff in any way possible. I’m currently tutoring with Advantage Tutoring while I prepare for medical school as I plan to eventually become a doctor one day! I like to tutor students because I enjoy aiding students through difficult concepts by using simple and effective tools that helped me through my classes when I was a kid.
My name is Samantha, I am a recent graduate of the University of Arizona where I earned my BA in English, and due to my passion for education and working with students I am now pursuing my masters degree in Secondary Education! I am enthusiastic about tutoring as it provides me with an amazing opportunity not only to meet wonderful families, but also to share with them in the chance to watch students grow and accomplish their goals!
My name is Caitlin Collins, and I have been a middle school teacher for the past 10 years. Originally from Texas, I graduated from Baylor and received my AMS Montessori certification, where I was trained in adolescent brain development and communication strategies. I specialize in all subject areas; however, my true talents are working with students on executive functioning skills, reading and writing challenges, math dyscalculia, and test-taking strategies. I believe in making content visual, interactive, and fun!
As a middle school science teacher for five years and a tutor for two, I have a variety of experiences with students and helping them meet their needs. Although science is my passion, I enjoy all subject matter! I am always happy to help guide students of all ages through their learning of whatever content or medium needed. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Advantage Tutoring simply due to the flexibility of our business in being able to individualize our sessions for each and every student. Plus, there’s always candy in the office!
My name is Selah Unfreid, and I have been working with Jessi for quite some time now. I have years of experience working with kids of various ages, and I have loved stepping into this role at Advantage Tutoring. I am the middle child in my family of five, but seven if you count my two sweet dogs! My favorite thing about tutoring is being able to meet students right where they are, and give them the encouragement they need to succeed academically!
Hi, I’m Cherise! I’ve been tutoring for 4 years in math and science subjects. I really enjoy getting to know my students and making the sessions fun for them. I graduated in 2019 from ASU with a degree in Biology.
Kaleigh has worked in education for 10 years in various roles from tutoring, recruiting, and student services. She currently works in academic and finance counseling for the College of Doctoral Studies at Grand Canyon University and graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Family and Human Development.
Hamida has a MS in Biomedical Engineering. She has experience tutoring students of all ages and loves to tutor math, science, and Spanish.