About the Director

Laurel Davis

Laurel Davis, Director of The Tutoring Link, is a special education teacher with over 20 years of experience. She has taught in and out of the classroom and has worked as an advocate for students. She is certified in the Orton-Gillingham method of language instruction by the Association of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and is an International Dyslexia Association certified Structured Literacy Interventionist.  She holds a B.A. in Educational Psychology and is pursuing a Masters in Teaching.

Additionally, she is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Twist Kids Yoga instructor. She has also studied Brain Gym, Linda Mood Bell and Handwriting Without Tears methods.

As an educator and parent she believes each child is a unique individual with their own strengths and talents.  Laurel’s creative and compassionate teaching helps students develop confidence and reach their goals by encouraging and celebrating each step along the way to success.

Meet Our Tutors

Mia Aguirre
Mia is the valedictorian at East Mecklenburg High School. She helps students in middle and high school with Math.

Lee Anthony
Lee teaches Kindergarten at Movement Charter School. She tutors reading and math to K-5 students.

Lisa Brown
Lisa tutors Kindergarten through High School age students in reading, written expression and math. Lisa has several decades of experience and a Masters Degree in Special Education.

Jared Dahl
Jared was a biology major at UNCC. He currently tutors students K-12 in Math and Science.

Jessica DeMartine
Jessica taught 3rd grade at St. Matthew for 13 years. She now stays home with my three children. She enjoys working in a one on one setting where students have a safe place to take chances, make mistakes, learn, and grow in confidence. Jessica tutors K-5 students in reading and math.

Caitlin Fuller
Caitlin teaches at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary and works with students grades K-5 in reading and math.

Debbie Smith
Seeing the look of “I get it or I did it” on a child’s face after they have successfully used a strategy is one my greatest joys. Empowering a child to be independent and feel in control of their own learning is my goal. I have my Masters in Teaching in special education and work for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. My Orton Gillingham training has proven to be a great resource and guide to successfully teaching children to read and build a love of reading. I am originally from Pensylvania and received my B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh. I live in Charlotte and enjoy spending time with my 21 year old daughter, Madison, singing,dancing, cooking and exploring Charlotte. Debbie works with students K-5 in reading and math.

Amanda Turici
Amanda has taught all over the world as a teacher with the Peace Corps. She works with K-5 students in reading and math.