Online Reading Tutors

Struggling readers need superstar teachers. All teachers are trained to provide high-quality instruction and follow the Viva Phonics curriculum. We are a mighty team ready to teach your child how to read!

Ms. Angelica

Angelica created the Viva Phonics program. She continues to work on making the program the best learn to read option for kids.
Angelica is a former classroom teacher with experience in Prek-5th grades. 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.
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. She has received teaching certificates from Texas, South Carolina, Hawaii, and Florida. 

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

Ms. Allison

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

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 fiancé, Anthony.

Ms. Becky

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.

Ms. Nicole

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.

Ms. Shannon

Shannon is also a speech-language pathology assistant 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.

Ms. Sarah

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.

Ms. Cat

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 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.

Ms. Sarah

Sarah has worked in education for more than 10 years. She has taught Pre-K and 1st grade at a Christian school. She has also taught Pre-K through 8th grade as a substitute teacher in public schools. She has homeschooled her 5 children for several years and has enjoyed helping them crack the code with reading!

Sarah graduated from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. She is certified to teach Elementary Education for K-9 students.
Sarah likes to sing, listen to music, play her ukelele, hike, help people in need, and explore new places with her kiddos.

Ms. Cynthia

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.

Ms. Kate

Kate has worked in education for more than eight years. She has been a classroom teacher for children ages 3 through 1st grade in private, charter, and public schools. Currently, she is also the Media Specialist in a K-5 charter school where she has the pleasure of focusing on cultivating a love of books in her students.

Kate graduated from Bank Street College of Education in New York with a dual Master’s degree in General Childhood and Museum Education She received her Bachelor’s degree in European History from Sewanee: The University Of The South.

In her free time, Kate enjoys gardening, hiking, refinishing antique furniture, and playing with her rescue cat, Ellie.

Ms. Jenn

Jenn has been working in education for more than 15 years. She has taught students ranging in ages from 3 – 12 years old, both in class and in an online setting. Jenn has a passion for phonics and reading and loves watching a child achieve something new.

Jenn graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Family and Child Development, and has her teaching license for grades K-6 in her home state of New Jersey.

In her free time, Jenn enjoys spending time with her husband and son as well as playing pickleball and cooking.

Ms. Denise

Denise began her teaching career as a fourth grade reading and writing teacher. During this time, she developed a love of teaching struggling readers and writers, especially students with dyslexia. This led her to pursue specialized training to become a campus dyslexia teacher.

Denise graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education). She received training to help struggling readers and students with dyslexia from Neuhaus Education Center in Bellaire, Texas.In Texas, she is ESL certified and is certified to teach grades 1-8. In Iowa, Denise is also a licensed substitute teacher.

In her spare time, Denise likes to spend time with her family and her two rescue dogs. She also enjoys spending time with her neighbors, gardening, and puzzles.

Ms. Sarah

Sarah has taught for ten years (and counting). Her experience includes teaching pre-school, kindergarten and first grade. Most of her experience is in first grade which is where she found her passion for teaching reading! Watching her students catch on to targeted phonics instruction and then becoming more confident in their progression towards reading fluency impacted her deeply. In addition to classroom experience, she has taught students from the ages of 3-12 in an online setting for school districts across the United States, Canada, and taught ESL students in China. 

Sarah graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. After teaching for a few years in the classroom, she decided to expand her expertise and went on to get a master’s degree in early childhood education from Auburn University. 

During her free time, Sarah enjoys going to Walt Disney World, spending time with her husband and their two dogs (Buster and Ollie), traveling, going to the beach nearby, reading, and shopping.

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