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 her 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.

Giovanna Guerra
Maestra Gio teaches Spanish and is an Early Childhood Teacher with more than 30 years of experience working with children in Early Stimulation and Development Areas. She also has a musical background and completed the “Music Together” Teacher Training workshop. In 2012 she started her Spanish Language Academy with a musical immersion program in Charlotte, North Carolina for children aged 3-12. 
Her favorite quote is “Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.”

Dave Miller
Dave teaches upper level math and has a background in engineering.

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 of her greatest joys. Empowering a child to be independent and feel in control of their own learning is her goal. She has a Masters in Teaching in special education and works for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Orton Gillingham training has proven to be a great resource and guide to successfully teaching children to read and build a love of reading. She is originally from Pennsylvania and received a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoys spending time with her 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.