Meet the M&M Tutoring Team
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Mr. Sharif Thompson
Ms. Yolanda LeMay
Ms. Janie Outlaw
Ms. Elyse Smith
Ms. Taylor Braxton
Ms. Amber Hendley
Mrs. Ebone' Moody
Ms. Nakisha Midder
Mr. Nigel Johnson
Mrs. Joy Epps
Ms. Jessica Tamba
Mrs. Roberta McCullough
Mrs. Maureen White
Mrs. Wanda Neal
Ms. Victoria Revelle
Ms. Mary Grace Beard
Mr. Lamont Tindley
Mr. Michael Gosman
Mr. Andrew Doub
Ms. Itaevia Curry-Chisolm
Mrs. Ummama Bashir
Ms. Amelia Smith
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. 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. 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. Rated Highly Effective and identified as a high Impact teacher by the Florida Department of Education, she 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 also tutors college Calculus. 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. Joy Epps is from Selma, NC, but has resided in Durham since 2013. She is currently a Team Lead at Wells Fargo. She taught math in Durham Public Schools at both the middle and high school levels. She graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and a Minor in Business. She has always been passionate about helping others and building relationships. Joy loves to shop, spend time with family, and travel.
Ms. Tamba is an Assistant Vice President in the Investment Bank & Capital Markets division at Credit Suisse. She is originally from North Chesterfield County, Virginia and moved to North Carolina to enroll at North Carolina Central University. She graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration and concentration in Finance in 2009. In the spring of 2017, she completed her Master in Business Administration from North Carolina State University. Her hobbies include traveling, gardening, exercising, working with youth, and fishing.
Mrs. Roberta McCullough is currently in her 3rd year of teaching mathematics (Math 3) at Hillside High School in Durham, NC. She earned her BS in Mathematics from Shaw University (Raleigh), and accrued graduate study hours at NC State University in Math Education. In addition to teaching, she serves as co-chair for the Equity PLT (professional learning team) for Hillside High School; a team that seeks to promote equity among students of all walks of life. She is married and has three (grown) sons. She enjoys spending time with her husband, and traveling every chance she gets!
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.
Ms. Revelle is a Public Health Practitioner and a Nationally Certified Health Education Specialist and is committed to uplifting the community through helping children, teens and adults enhance their education. She is skilled in teaching, coaching, training, facilitating and tutoring. With her years of public health service, she stands ready to provide expertise, leadership and guidance as a tutor at M&M Tutoring Service.
Ms. Beard is from Greensboro, NC and attends UNC Chapel Hill, where she is majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Education. She has had 2 years of experience tutoring different age groups in reading and reading comprehension where she volunteers in Durham. She is also a member of the Institute of Politics at UNC, a non-partisan group aimed at engaging students to pursue interests in public services and politics. Through this, Ms. Beard teaches 5th graders about civic involvement and the importance of being informed about the world around you. Ms. Beard plans on getting her master of arts in teaching at UNC and looks forward to having her own classroom one day!
Mr. Tindley was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and currently teaches at Rogers-Herr Middle School in Durham, NC. He received his Bachelor's degree in social studies secondary education from the University of Maryland College Park and has been teaching for 13 years. In addition to Durham Public Schools, he has taught in Prince George's County Schools as well as DC Public Charter Schools. He is passionate about teaching and enjoys listening to music and watching sports in his spare time.
Mr. Michael I. Gosman is a graduate of McDaniel University (in English and Education). He did PhD work at Indiana University, and has also completed programs at the National Shakespeare Conservatory and the Folger Shakespeare Library, as well as coursework from Stanford, Harvard, and Georgetown. He has nearly twenty years of high school and middle school classroom teaching experience in the USA, plus nearly ten years of university, college, and junior college classroom teaching experience in Japan. He has won numerous local, state, and several national awards for excellence and innovation in teaching, including a “Special Commendation” from the Maryland’s Department of Education. In his free time, as “Micheal Akutagawa”, he is a radio DJ at WXDU 88.7 FM (Duke University) and the curator of the station’s weekly jazz program. He also reads and performs his own creative work onstage and at area Open Mics.
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.
Mrs. Bashir recently moved from Richmond, VA, where she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her B.S. in Marketing with a minor in Chemistry. She has tutored Math and Chemistry, and was also a teacher assistant at VCU for Genetics and Cell Biology. She is passionate about helping others and building a better community.
Ms. Smith is a North Carolina native who attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for B.A. degrees in Spanish Language and Linguistics. She returned to UNC at Chapel Hill for her Master of Arts in Teaching degree and received her professional teaching license for Spanish and ESL, K-12. She taught and tutored high school Spanish for several years and currently works as an Education Project Manager in Durham. Her passions include creating authentic and inspiring language experiences for her students. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exercising, baking, and spending time with her family and puppy.
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.