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Our Team

Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting; our unique approach enables us to explain concepts really well and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn! Read below to learn more about our talented team:

 Michael Fertitta, Center Director/Owner

Degree/Major: Stationary Engineering at Texas A&M.

 Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Golf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halima Taylor, M. Ed., Assistant Center Director

 Degree/Major: Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science in Biology

 Hobbies: Reading,  spending time with family, and riding my Harley. 

About Me: I enjoy being a change agent for the community. 

 

 

 

 Leah Hawkins, Lead Instructor (Center Manager )

 Degree/Major: A.S. in Nursing from Lamar University.

 Hobbies: Napping, Crafting, and Baking.

 About Me: I enjoy spending time with my children and volunteering my time to help my community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cora Goebel, Instructor

 Degree/Major: BSN at Lamar University

 Hobbies: Singing, traveling, and spending time with family.

 About Me: I enjoy being involved at my church, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Danielle Tucker, Instructor

 Degree/Major: Chemical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics and Chemistry At Lamar University.

 Hobbies: Playing with my schnauzer/pomeranian mix puppy and spending time with family.

 About Me:  I love animals and crawfish!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karrie LaCour, Instructor 

 Degree/Major: Double major in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Lamar University.

 Hobbies: Watching T.V. and spending time at Starbucks. I love puns and corny math jokes.

 About Me: I love puns and corny math jokes.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Blake Chodrick, Instructor

 Degree/Major: Accounting at Lamar University. 

 Hobbies: Playing baseball. 

 About Me: I was a state finalist in UIL Number Sense and an all state baseball player. I was also all state academics in high school.

  

Jhovanna Mata, Instructor

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