Online Reading Tutors

Superstar readers need superstar teachers! All teachers are trained on using the Viva Phonics curriculum. We are a mighty team ready to support your child!

Angelica Lima

Angelica created and continues to work on enhancing the Viva Phonics program.
To make sure Viva Phonics provides accurate information on the English writing system, Angelica studies English spelling and has taken classes with linguists and the founders of Structured Word Inquiry. 
Angelica is a former classroom teacher with experience in Prek-5th grades. She recently earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education from Utah State University. She has an Instructional Design Certificate from the University of California Irvine’s Division of Continuing Education. Angelica also has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Angelica enjoys exploring new places and relaxing at home with her husband and two dogs, Niko and Luna.

Sarah Fromentin

Sarah is a former classroom teacher experienced in the dual language school setting.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Child Psychology from the University at Albany – State University of New York. Sarah has also received a master’s degree in Childhood Education from City University of New York-Hunter College. She also has certifications in Early Childhood Education and Bilingual Education. Sarah has recently partnered with the organization, Support Utila, to help improve literacy rates on the island. 

Sarah enjoys drawing, writing, singing, snorkeling, and spending time with her puppy, Charlie.

Becky Stultz

Becky taught preschool and kindergarten in several Montessori schools and first grade in public school and served as a mentor to many student teachers. She guided other homeschooling families in meeting and exceeding school district expectations when she was homeschooling her son and has tutored all grade levels, both in-person and virtually, in all subject areas. Her favorite subject to teach is phonics because phonics opens the door to reading, and reading opens the door to the world!

Becky graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Elementary Education, is a certified teacher in Pennsylvania and Florida, and has been teaching for over 30 years. She can’t imagine doing anything else!

Becky likes to read, walk, roller skate, and spend time with her husband, her son, and their cat, Basil.

Allison Reed

Allison has taught preschool and kindergarten. She is a Special Education Teacher and has worked with children in kindergarten to fifth grade. Allison has worked teaching English to children in China through VIPKID.

Allison graduated from The University of Montevallo with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education as well as Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She went on to get a Masters Degree in Special Education from The University of Alabama! Roll Tide! Allison also has an Education Specialist Degree in Special Education from Jacksonville State University. 

During her free time, Allison likes to read, go to the beach, watch movies, and spend time with her boyfriend Anthony.

Nicole Moyer

Nicole has been teaching for over six years with most of her experience in first-grade classrooms. During her time as a first-grade teacher she developed a passion for reading instruction and helping young children achieve their reading goals.

Nicole attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She is a certified K-6 educator in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their two dogs, Willow and Slate. In her free time, she likes reading, cooking, watching movies, and traveling to new places.

Shannon Tanton

Shannon is currently working as a speech-language pathology assisstant for a school district in Alabama and has 20 years in education, including being a Reading Specialist, ESL Specialist, and Elementary School Teacher.

Shannon graduated in 2001 from Troy University in Troy, AL with a Bachelors Degree in K-6 Collaborative Education and is a 2021 graduate of Utah State University with a degree in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education.

Shannon has a 15 year old daughter and a 7 year old Maltipoo and enjoys spending time with her family, working out, reading and traveling.

Janely Pichardo
Janely is a certified English as a Second Language Teacher from The International Open Academy. She speaks Spanish and English and has been teaching ESL for over three and a half years to kids and adults.

Janely attended Pontifical University Mother and Teacher of Dominican Republic and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Medicine, and then she attended The Technological Institute of Santo Domingo and graduated with a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. Janely enjoys spending time with her daughter and son.

In her free time, she likes reading, baking, skateboarding, traveling to new places, and dancing.

Cynthia Mercedes

Cynthia has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Pontifical University Mother, is a certified English as a Second Language from International Open Academy, and has over 6 years of teaching experience in the academic field working at schools and teaching ESL online with more than 2,000 classes. 

As a teacher Cynthia is engaging, patient, interactive, inclusive, and able to connect with students of all ages. 

Cynthia is also a Permanent Make Up Artist and former body builder, so she enjoys all things beauty related during her free time as well as, reading, baking, traveling and spending time with her family and 2 year old Schnauzer Callie.

Catriona McWilliam

Catriona is a former classroom teacher with experience teaching kindergarten and first grade in South Side Chicago.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her passion lies in teaching reading and writing to those who are struggling with literacy.

She is certified to teach Elementary Education for K-6 students in both Illinois and North Carolina.

Catriona currently lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, young son, and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys caring for indoor and outdoor plants, reading and watching mystery stories, and most importantly spending time with her family.

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