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 reading 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, Hawaii, South Carolina, and Florida.

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

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. 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. 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 F.

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 S. 

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. 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 B.

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.

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. Nona

Nona is a retired Special Education teacher with 27+ years of teaching experience. She has experience teaching students in kindergarten through 8th grade. She strives to help all students reach their fullest potential. Her classes are energetic and engaging while still meeting the goals of the class.

Nona has a Master’s Degree and an Education Specialist Degree from Auburn University in Montgomery. Both degrees are in Collaborative Education. She has also received training in LETRS and Orton Gillingham. Nona maintains her Alabama teaching certificate.

In her free time, Nona enjoys crafting and painting. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, adult children, and 6 precious grandchildren.

Ms. Madison

Madison is a former special education teacher. She taught grades first through sixth grade for 5 years.

Madison graduated in 2017 from Wittenberg University. She holds an Early Childhood License (P-3), an Intervention Specialist License (K-12) and a 3rd grade reading endorsement in the state of Ohio.

During her free time, Madison enjoys spending time with her husband, toddler son and dog. She loves reading on her kindle, baking, and doing puzzles. She is also an avid college and NFL football fan. 

Ms. Ada

Ada has over 16 years of teaching experience, primarily in K-2nd grade as a public school classroom teacher. In addition to her tutoring role, Ada currently serves as an ESOL Resource Teacher at two public schools, where she supports teachers working with students learning English as a second language.

After becoming a mother of four, Ada decided to return to college and took additional courses to become a certified primary education teacher. She holds a professional teaching certificate for Pre-K through 3rd grade and is endorsed in Reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages in the state of Florida. Ada has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida.

In her free time, Ada enjoys cooking, staying active through fitness activities, and taking trips to the beach. She also cherishes spending quality time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and her eight-year-old Beagle named Harper.

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