Meet the M&M Tutoring Team
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Mr. Sharif Thompson
Ms. Yolanda LeMay
Ms. Janie Outlaw
Ms. Monique Hall
Ms. Elyse Smith
Ms. Taylor Braxton
Ms. Alexandra Beja-Glasser
Ms. Amber Hendley
Mrs. Ebone' Moody
Ms. Nakisha Midder
Mr. Nigel Johnson
Mrs. Maureen White
Mrs. Wanda Neal
Mr. Andrew Doub
Ms. Itaevia Curry-Chisolm
Ms. Jamilah Watson
Ms. Destiny Hemphill
Mr. Richard Tillies
Mr. Thompson is from Fayetteville, NC and currently works as a teacher at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability. He teaches math and enjoys seeing his students’ progress in their studies. Thompson received his Bachelor’s degree in Math and Physics from North Carolina Central University and has to return to school for his Master’s in Engineering. Thompson has always helped people with math as long as he can remember. He tutored professionally for 6 years, and volunteers at a local church by tutoring youth.
Mrs. LeMay is a veteran Special Education teacher of 14 years. She received her BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from North Carolina State University. She then attended North Carolina Central University and receive her MA in School and Agency Counseling. While attending in NCCU, Ms. Watkins decided to begin her career in education in the classroom. She has worked for the Wake County Public School System for the past 14 years as a Department Head, Testing Coordinator, Multiple Subject Teacher and Beginning Teacher Mentor. Ms. Watkins is a daughter, sister, aunt and a proud "Dog Mom" of Chip, a pug mix.
Ms. Outlaw is currently a medical scribe at Durham Family Medicine. She is an alumna of North Carolina Central University where she received a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. During her undergraduate studies, she was inducted as a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, in addition to the Golden Key International Honour Society where she served on the executive board during the 2014-2015 school year. Janie also graduated from NC State University where she earned an M.S. in Food Science with a minor in Food Safety. For her graduate work, Janie focused on designing an assay to create a sensitive and rapid detection method for norovirus. She is a kind, welcoming person who will challenge and enhance students’ overall academics.
Ms. Hall is originally from New Jersey, but has been in North Carolina for a little over a year. She received her B.A. degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Walden University. Ms. Hall has been teaching for about 16 years. She has taught and tutored students in grades 3-8. She currently teaches 4th grade. Ms. Hall has 4 sisters and 2 brothers and a host of nieces and nephews. She currently resides in Durham with her cat, Patches.
Ms. Smith is from Georgia where she earned her BS in Mathematics. She moved to South Carolina and achieved her MAT in Middle Level Mathematics Education with teaching license. While in school, she tutored mainly mathematics and ACT/SAT Test prep for a corporate company for 10 years in Georgia & both Carolinas. She taught middle and high school in Spartanburg County, SC for 5 years. She now lives in North Carolina and is currently obtaining her PhD in Learning and Teaching in STEM Education with a focus on Mathematics & Statistics Education at North Carolina State University. She is projected to graduate May 2020!
Ms. Braxton was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She graduated from Leesville Road High and attended NC Central University. She earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Secondary Education. She currently teaches at Knightdale High School where she serves as the Math 2 PLT lead and a Senior Champion to encourage and advocate for at risk students of the Senior Class. Her passion is building healthy, long-lasting relationships with students while igniting the love of learning. She believes that everyone should live on purpose by expanding their horizons and stepping outside of their comfort zone. Taylor loves watching HGTV, going to/watching football games, and Sunday dinners with family. She loves to create budgets and her favorite food is macaroni and cheese.
Ms. Beja-Glasser is from Chapel Hill, NC and currently attends UNC at Chapel Hill, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Analytics. She has been a tutor for three years and specializes in math, Spanish, and test prep (SAT, ACT, IB, and AP). She was also a teacher assistant at Chapel Hill High School for her Spanish and science teachers. She is passionate about learning and helping others learn. Besides academics, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets (Bailey the dog and Nala the cat), reading comic books, cooking, and watching movies.
Ms. Hendley is originally from Savannah, GA, but grew up in Tampa, FL. She received her B.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Florida State University and is currently working on her M.A. in Analytical Political Economy at Duke University. She has taught AP Statistics, Trigonometry, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Algebra 1 (Honors), Geometry Honors, Math Analysis, Advanced Topics in Mathematics and Analytic Geometry throughout her four-year career as a high school math teacher. She is also involved in the Women and Mathematics Mentoring Program.
Mrs. Moody was a high school mathematics teacher at J.D. Clement Early College High School. Before she began her journey teaching she received her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics at North Carolina Central University. While attending NCCU, she had the opportunity to tutor various college math courses and teach 8th grade math through a non-profit organization, Student U. She is recently married and enjoys being a stay-at-home mom to her baby girl and Shih Tzu.
Ms. Midder was raised in Virginia Beach, VA and has been an honor student for the duration of her academic career. She began her career as a tutor as early as fifth grade and continued tutoring while she was in college. She has always had a knack for problem-solving and numbers as well as a heart for people and serving. She enjoys teaching Algebra and Accounting.
Mr. Johnson is in his 14th year of teaching mathematics. He grew up on the beautiful island of Jamaica where he graduated from The Mico Teachers’ College with a Diploma in Secondary Math Teacher Education and then from The University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. His experience teaching math in various educational settings has equipped him with the knowledge and skills to be an effective and well-rounded math educator.
Mrs. White is currently in her 14th year of teaching, with the last 6 with Durham Public Schools at Hillside High School. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and is licensed as a highly qualified teacher in grades 6-12. She has served in various positions in her years in education including coach, curriculum development and mapping, mentor teacher, co-chair of PCS Freshman Academy, and Yearbook adviser. She has also led various professional development sessions on End of Course (EOC) Best Practices and Co-teaching with Exceptional Children. She is married and has three human children and 5 furry children. She enjoys spending time with her husband and reading.
Mrs. Neal is a native of Durham, NC and currently resides in Person County. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health Education. Mrs. Neal is licensed as a K-6 highly qualified teacher receiving her credentials from North Carolina Central University, and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from North Carolina Central University. She enjoys teaching and has over 20 years of teaching experience ranging from Pre-K - Community college. She also teaches youth bible study and Sunday school at her church and has edited a children's Christian book. Mrs. Neal is married and has two daughters.
Mr. Doub is a native from Winston-Salem, NC, and currently resides in Whitsett, NC. He has been employed at Laboratory Corporation of America as a Lab Technologist since 2011. He received his BS in Chemistry & minor in Mathematics from Appalachian State University and is a member of the American Chemical Society & Troop 942 Eagle scouts. He has two years of experience in tutoring that range from Algebra I to Calculus to General Chemistry. Andrew has a strong passion for all sports, was an all-conference track & cross country runner in high school & loves to sing whenever given the chance. He loves all sciences, especially Chemistry and Mathematics. He hopes to seek a Masters/PhD in Chemistry and teach at the collegiate level sometime in the future.
Ms. Curry-Chisolm is in her fourth year at North Carolina Central University studying Biology and Family and Consumer Science with concentrations in Pre-medicine,Child Development, and Family Relations. She will graduate in May 2018 with degrees in both fields. She conducts research at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and has been a teaching assistant at North Carolina Central University for over 3 years. She is a focused and dedicated young woman with a passion for education, and the skills to help relay that knowledge.
Ms. Watson a Durham native, graduated from Queens University of Charlotte in 2016 with a BA in Spanish and International Studies. She participated in collegiate athletics as a dual sports athlete. Upon graduating, she was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching grant. During the course of the grant, Jamilah spent ten months working in the Dominican Republic. While there, she taught in a government-sponsored English Immersion Program, and also functioned as a cultural ambassador. In the program, she taught English, specifically pronunciation, to adult students ranging from 18-35. Upon her return, Jamilah hopes to use the experience gained abroad to further educate others on the benefits of learning a second language.
Ms. Hemphill graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 2015, where she studied Literature and African & African American Studies. She spent a year of her post graduate time as a college adviser. During that time, she helped students complete college and financial aid applications as well as tutored them for the ACT/SAT and in various subject areas. She is passionate about English, reading, and the social sciences; however, she enjoys tutoring students in arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I/II.
Mr. Tillies, aka “Professor T”, is an educator by trade with 15 years of college classroom teaching experience and three decades as a mathematics tutor. He holds a Master of Science degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, both from Radford University in Virginia. Richard is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., as well as several academic honor societies in his field. "Professor T" currently teaches computer programming at Durham Technical Community College, and serves as Head Trainer at 9Round Triangle NC, a Kickboxing Fitness studio in Raleigh, NC.