Mrs. Eva Hildreth, Co- Owner, Teacher, Tutor
Over 21 years in Education
Philosophy of Education
As an educator I believe that children are a precious gift and should be cherished and taught to the best of my ability, in a nurturing environment where I can share my passion for learning with children to enhance their lives in the most positive way.
Orton Gillingham Language Course, Certified
Metro RESA ESOL Endorsement
Metro RESA Reading Endorsement
Master of Arts in Education with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
Bachelor of Science / Early Childhood Education
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
Susan Lumpkin, Tutor
Susan has been a Special Education Teacher in Georgia for the past 13 years. Prior to teaching, she was an environmental chemist. Susan earned her BS degree in Biology from Clemson University. She earned her Master's degree in Teaching from The University of North Georgia. Susan is certified to teach special education to 12th grade, science to 12th grade, and math to 8th grade. On Saturday's she can be found cheering her Clemson Tigers on to victory! Go Tigers!
Linda Chadwick, Tutor
I am a retired teacher with 30 years of experience.
I earned my B.S. Degree in Education at Jacksonville State University and my Masters in Educations / Specialist at Georgia State University.
My last years in education before I retired were with the Cherokee County School System where I taught 8th grade math and gifted algebra.
Deborah Kilpatrick, Tutor
I earned my BS in Education at the University of Georgia in 1974 and began teaching that year also. My Master’s Degree was earned at Converse College in 1983. My teaching career spanned 32 years in both private and public school settings. My students have ranged in age from preschoolers through seventh grade in both South Carolina and Georgia. After retirement in 2013, I did substitute teaching in Jasper. I began tutoring in 2016 at the Joy House in Jasper. I began tutoring at the Academy at Double H Ranch in late 2019, only stopping temporally during school closure in 2020. I have been married for 48 years, and we have three children and two grandchildren.
Mark Bordelon, Tutor
My philosophy of education is to remain as conservative to tried and true models as possible, leveraging technology only when it enhances a learning experience, and then only for students that opt for it. My background is in the classics and I am particularly keen on making the seven arts curriculum available to the modern audience, leveraging technology to make this more accessible.
I started out as an Electrical Engineer University of Maryland, but finished with a degree in Computer Science. I also have a Music Degree from the University of Heidelberg’s Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst.
Education as one of the pillars of democracy is more important than ever after the other pillars have lost their supportive strength.
Emily Elliott, Tutor
Bachelors of science in nursing with minor in Biblical studies from William Carey University
Why education is important.
A Christian education prepares a child for the future, it builds confidence, opens doors to greater opportunities and allows for stability in which a person can pursue whatever God has called them to do in life.
Philosophy of education
The ultimate goal of Christian education must be to lead students to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and then give them the tools they need to serve Him. Education should encompass all areas of the students life, including core subjects, character building and practical living, for both now and in the future. Children should be taught to have a lifelong love of learning, to enjoy gaining new knowledge about the world around them and the God who made them.
Thelma (Bay) Cagle, Tutor
The meanings of the latin roots of the word education provide a great deal of insight for my philosophy of education--"To draw out from within", "to rear or to bring up", or "to lead forth". These imply a reverence or respect for the child or adult from whom I wish to illicit a response. For me there is a desire, and a curiosity, to see what will come forth. From that respect and wonder, I create a safe environment in which mutual respect and risk is encouraged, allowing for the other's growth. That growth may, at times, be physical, mental, emotional, academic, spiritual, etc. I am aware that my actions and speech, inside and outside of a designated learning environment, are always a part of that "leading forth". Education is a never ending process. There is as much for me to learn from a student as there is for the student to learn from me.
Bachelor of Science in Music Education--North Georgia College (Uni of N Ga)
Masters Studies in Music Education--UGA
Education is the way we insure a well functioning citizenry for the next generation.
Dr. Angie Martin, Tutor
A philosophy of education is the shape of one’s ideas and beliefs about the practice of educating students. A personal philosophy of education should be based upon sound research, a blending of theory and best practices, and a reflection of the educator’s personality.