Hannah Thomas

Hannah is the founder of Family Focused Tutors. She double majored at Emmaus Bible College receiving her B. S. in Elementary Education and in Bible Theology. She has also completed her Master's in Educational Leadership from Pensacola Christian College. She is a state-certified teacher and has a K-8 reading endorsement. She has worked with students in a classroom setting, in person, and online. She also has experience teaching students with special needs such as dyslexia, ADD and autism. Hannah is passionate about helping children love the process of learning and pushing them to their full potential. She is a very patient teacher who works to have students actively involved during her tutoring sessions. She looks forward to working with and getting to know your family.


Audrey Biggs

Audrey graduated from Pensacola Christian College with her B. A. in English and is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Liberty University. She has worked in childcare for 3 years, teaching children from toddler age to elementary age. She can teach English on any level, as well as beginning levels of Spanish. Audrey will adjust the learning trajectory based on your child's needs. Because she believes that children have an innate love of learning, she will strive to bring out your child's natural intelligence and passion for education. She would love to help your child grow through student tailored tutoring.


Joshua Waters

Joshua Waters graduated from Hyles-Anderson College with a bachelor's degree in secondary education and began teaching at Great Hope Baptist School in the fall of 2013. He taught high school English and math for six years before going back to college in 2019. He recently graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a master's degree in Educational Leadership. He is currently teaching junior high English and high school math at Landmark Christian School. He has been working with children in many capacities since he was a teenager at his local church. He loves teaching and looks forward to meeting new people all the time. Joshua will work with you and your children to make an impact in their education while being supportive and encouraging in order to boost confidence in academics. 

Cathryn Rogers

Cathryn is a junior at Cedarville University studying Elementary Education. Cathryn has nannied for several years, worked as a daycare teacher, and is currently doing her elementary field experience for her undergraduate program. Through volunteering as a teacher’s aide in both preschool and elementary school, she has gained experience with all elementary grades. Through education, Cathryn loves the opportunity to share her faith and reflect the love of Christ. She loves tutoring because it is a pathway to build positive relationships with students and their families, and because it helps students overcome challenging learning tasks. 


Izzy Joransen

Izzy Joransen is a senior at LeTourneau University studying a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry with a minor in Cross-Cultural Studies. After she graduates in May of 2022, her hope is to continue her education by studying Marine Biology. She has experience working with children through volunteering as a camp counselor, as an ESL assistant, and through teaching classes for homeschool families and on mission trips. Though she has not pursued a degree in education, she has taken multiple education courses through her college career and has recently finished her basic TESOL certification course. She wants to teach students in a way that allows them to love learning. Through recognizing that each student is different, her goal is to create an environment that works with each student's learning style. She is passionate about learning and loves helping others gain confidence in the subjects they are studying. She is looking forward to working with you to help your student learn new and hard concepts in a fun and encouraging way! 


Sandy Foster

Sandy Foster graduated from Northwest Bible College in Minot, ND with a BA in Christian Education.  After graduating, she spent a year in Liberia, West Africa teaching in a Bible school for pastors and doing children’s ministry on weekends. She taught school at Walworth Christian School for 10 years. Math and English were the majority of her classes, but taught Bible, history and science at times. She worked with 2nd through 12th, but most of the teaching was in the upper grades. During high school working with 2-5 year old's was her favorite. Being able to work with and help people of all ages brings her joy. 

Whitney Rasmussen

Whitney Rasmussen graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Clarks Summit University. Whitney has worked with many kids at different grade levels across all subjects and loves to integrate fun with learning to create an environment conducive to enjoyable learning for students! 

Nicole Rojas

Nicole graduated from Hyles-Anderson College with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. She has taught high school math for seven years. Nicole enjoys working with students and helping them master even the most complex math concepts. She looks forward to helping your student succeed. 

Aaron Campbell

Aaron is a programmer by training, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. However, he has a passion for teaching, both in education and in ministry. He currently works as a high school paraprofessional while tutoring with FFT and is active in his local church in Dubuque, Iowa.

Aaron was married in July 2021. He and his wife enjoy cooking new dishes, playing music, and exploring the outdoors together.


Becky Moe

Becky Moe is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where she majored in General Mathematics. She has been a math teacher since 2007 and has taught almost all levels of high school mathematics and some college level mathematics. She currently teaches Mathematics and Physics at Faith Christian School in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Becky is passionate about helping students understand mathematics - not just the how, but the why.  


Courtney Thompson

Courtney majored in English education at Pensacola Christian College and got her masters in English from Pensacola Christian as well. She has worked with Junior high and high school students as well as college students; her areas of expertise are English and history, as well as working with intermediate/advanced ELL students. Courtney is a passionate teacher who strives to help her students understand their subjects. She looks forward to working with and getting to know your family.  

Kevin Swedberg

Kevin graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL with a BA in Educational Ministries and graduated from University of Wisconsin- Whitewater with a BBA in Management Computer Systems.  Kevin works at Moody Bible Institute as a Business Analyst in ITS. Before moving to Chicago, Kevin and his wife Jeni lived in SE Wisconsin and he worked at Faith Christian School in Williams Bay for 17 years. Secondary Math, Bible, and Technology were the majority of his classes. Kevin loves helping students have those light-bulb moments especially when they feel they will never understand. 

Ann Jackson

Ann attended Samford University and Florida Atlantic University, earning a B. S. in Elementary Education, along with holding a Master’s degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy. She is certified in Georgia and currently teaches 1 st and 2 nd grade students who are struggling with Math and Reading concepts. Ann has had 25 years of experience teaching students of various grade levels, including students with learning disabilities. She has also had several years of tutoring experience, including online and in-person settings. Ann loves to see children experience those “aha” moments when all their hard work pays off and they grasp the concepts they have been working on. She looks forward to working with your student and helping them succeed at learning!

Robin Stratmann

Robin is a retired naval officer. He earned his Bachelor of Science in history in 1999 and his Master of Arts in history in 2022, both at Northern Arizona University. He holds certifications to teach 6-12 history and social studies in Arizona. Robin has been homeschooling his fourteen-year-old daughter since she was in fourth grade. He enjoys helping students to understand not only what they are supposed to learn, but why they are learning it and how it connects to other areas of learning. Robin is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity degree at Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Makayla Vara

Makayla has loved working with children for many years. Her love for working with kids started with summer camp, and daycare jobs which eventually led to pursuing a degree in teaching. Makayla graduated from New England Baptist College in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She started teaching first grade during her last year of college. After three years of teaching first grade she accepted the role as a third and fourth grade teacher. Makayla’s favorite part of teaching are the “lightbulb moments”, when students have put in the hard work and finally gained understanding of a concept. Her goal is to create a loving and fun environment for students to grow not only academically, but also in a relationship with Christ.

Breanna Shook

Breanna graduated from Golden State Baptist College in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in secondary education majoring in math and history.  As part of her college training, Breanna had the opportunity to assist students with special needs including those with both behavior and learning disabilities.  Through the outreach program of her church, she has had the opportunity to serve intercity children of all ages and has worked in private schools as a tutor and teacher for 6 years.  Breanna enjoyed the structure and learning of school as a student, and she enjoys every aspect of the school experience as a teacher.  Breanna will strive to suit the tutoring experience to your child's specific needs.


Julie Schuett

Julie majored in Elementary Education and Bible Theology as well as minoring in ELL (English Language Learner) at Emmaus Bible College. She is Iowa-certified with a K-8 Reading Endorsement. She has had a wide variety of teaching experience such as being an elementary teacher, teacher assistant at a childcare, middle school youth group leader, summer camp counselor from elementary age students to high school students, and being a mom to a toddler. Julie has always strived to help all students find their love of learning through their natural strengths and unique passions they are gifted with. In her free time, she loves being a stay-at-home mom, spending time with her family, and exploring new outdoor places. She looks forward to working with your child to help them be more confident in their academics. 


Heidi Pape

Heidi majored in Elementary Education and received a certification in Special Education at Maranatha Baptist University. She is Wisconsin-State certified k-8 in general education and is certified k-12 in Special Education who has had many valuable educational experiences with students in special education. She has worked with students in the classroom setting, online, and on a personal level. She has had experience with students with special needs including ADHD, OHI, Autism, LD, and ADD. Heidi is passionate about helping children develop their individual abilities to their full potential. She is very patient, hardworking, and encouraging. She strives to engage and involve her students during teaching in a variety of ways. She looks forward to serving and working alongside your family.  


Allie Elling

Allie Elling is a current undergraduate at Pensacola Christian College in the Elementary Education Program. She is classified as a senior that will graduate in Spring of 2023 and she hopes to go on to work towards a master's degree in Educational Leadership after graduation. Before Pensacola Christian College, Allie went to Davidson-Davie Community College and obtained an associate degree in General Education. Her previous experiences with children include 3 years as a counselor in the YMCA afterschool and summer camp program, two summers as an assistant Preschool Teacher, and 5+ years teaching Sunday school and children's classes at her home church in Mocksville NC. Her skills range from homework help to teaching and her hobbies include puppet ministry, playing ukulele and hiking or exploring new waterfalls! Allie has a strong passion and love for teaching. She loves to connect with and help students through one-on-one relationships, and she personalizes and tailors her teachings to meet each student's unique and personal needs. She looks forward to meeting you and your family! 


Emily Davis

Emily is currently a senior at Pensacola Christian College pursuing her B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in English and History. She has worked with a variety of students ranging from K-4 to 12th grade helping them in English, math, history, and phonics. She loves watching students grasp a concept and succeed in a difficult subject. She is looking forward to working with you to help your student thrive. 


Hannah Dassow

My name is Hannah and I am a missionary kid from Peru, South America. I am currently studying History education because I love how God has laid out the time and eras. I am minoring in English because my love for literature and how it is affected by the history intrigues me. I also have a love for math and reading. I love helping people and teaching children and cannot wait to get to know any of my students.  


Lindsay Alligood

Lindsay Alligood is currently studying secondary education, specifically History and English at Pensacola Christian College. She is in her junior year there and has completed three years in the education program. On top of being an education major, Lindsay also volunteered at a school in Ghana, West Africa leading Sunday School and kid’s clubs for a month and was a nanny for two years. She has experience working with all ages, from two years old up to high school age. She is very passionate about education and helping children succeed in their studies. 

Juliana Whitehurst

Juliana graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 2022 with her bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a focus on math and music. Following her graduation, she began teaching math on the secondary level at West Gate Christian School in Tampa, Florida. There, she is involved in the athletic department as the assistant girls volleyball coach. As well as teaching at the school, she is also involved in the music department of the church. Juliana has a passion to help the next generation understand the important concepts of mathematics and algebra. She looks forward to helping your student understand the concepts of math.

Paul Bourlet

Paul graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Media Entrepreneurship. During college, Paul volunteered regularly in an ESL classroom, and is currently working as an assistant teacher for North Cobb High School. Paul loves working with students to help them understand problems and concepts that can sometimes seem impossible. He hopes that he can inspire your children in developing their love of learning.

Sarah Pacuch

Sarah is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College in Bible Exposition with a minor in English. Bible and English are her greatest subject passions, believing the two go hand-in-hand because God revealed Himself to man through a written book. With that, she also has a knowledge of apologetics (creation science) and elementary Biblical Greek and Hebrew. She is in process of gaining TESOL/TEFL certification. In addition, God has given her a heart for Russian-speaking people, and she is four years into learning the language. She has mainly been working with adolescents--7th grade to young adults beyond 12th grade. She would love to take your older student under her wing and show them how language and the natural world direct them closer to God.

Ashleigh Jordan

Ashleigh is a graduate of Hyles-Anderson College where she got her bachelor’s degree in secondary education, majoring in math. Shortly after graduation, she accepted a teaching position at Badger State Baptist School where she teaches 7th - 10th grade math. She enjoys working and helping students master hard concepts and would love to work with your student!

Maren Blumhardt

Maren is a Colorado native who graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. For the past ten years she has worked in healthcare and finance, before joining Family Focused Tutors and obtaining her substitute teaching certification. Maren has always loved children and the light they bring to the world, and has a passion for helping them determine their true capabilities. Her approach involves a combination of hard work and consistency sprinkled with fun, and remembering we do it all for the glory of God. Along with teaching, Maren can often be found reading, trying a new recipe, and enjoying time outside with her husband, son, and two miniature dachshunds – Martha and Ralph.