Meet The Team

There are many large, impersonal tutoring companies out there. Growing Exceptional Minds Tutoring is proud to not be one of them.  If you are looking for expert, local tutoring then you've come to the right place!

Allow one of our expert tutors to instill G.E.M.s to help your child experience

academic success.

Our Tutors

Ms. Hayes

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Ms. Hayes is a passionate educator who loves to share the joys of teaching growing readers! She is a certified Reading Specialist in the State of Georgia and holds a masters degree in the areas of TESOL, reading, language and literacy. She is currently earning her Dyslexia Specialist Certification through the Dyslexia Training Institute.


She works to foster reading development in students by using Structured Literacy methods to close the achievement gap and build reading skills for students with dyslexia as well as other literacy needs.

Ms. Hayes is honored to support student’s reading development as an Instructional Tutor for G.E.M. Tutoring.

Ms. Ashley

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Ms. Ashley is a  proud graduate of  the University of Georgia. She received her degree in Secondary English Education and is certified to teach grades 6-12. She is proud to celebrate almost 10 years of teaching with no plans on stopping anytime soon!


There is nothing that excites Ms. Ashley more than teaching her students to read and write well. She provides thorough, guided, and engaging instruction that has been successful for many years. She enjoys seeing progress and breaking barriers with her students. Ms. Ashley is more than thrilled to be a part of G.E.M. Tutoring and looks forward to growing the minds of all of her scholars!

Ms. Sarena

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Ms. Sarena is a product of University of Georgia. She has taught in a 3rd grade classroom, tutored elementary school students for a year, and volunteered at various after school programs in her community. She has loved reading since she was a child and desires for every child to experience the joy of reading.


Ms. Sarena is excited to develop students’ capabilities and assist each one in reaching their highest potential!

Ms. Jenn

Ms. Jenn is the founder and Lead Tutor of Growing Exceptional Minds Tutoring. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University with a dual degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. She has been teaching for almost 10 years and is certified to teach K-12. ​​She is also an Orton-Gillingham trained tutor and has been using a structured literacy approach for over 2 years. 

As an experienced teacher, she recognizes that each child is different and needs their learning styles catered to. In a classroom setting, it's challenging to access each learner. In response to this problem, G.E.M. Tutoring was born. 

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Ms. Frances

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Ms. Frances is a proud UGA Bulldog and currently serves as a K-8 Math Tutor! She has also tutored college-level Computer Science and Algebra.  Regardless of the subject area, her goal as a tutor remains the same: Love for learning never ceases when education starts with encouragement.​

Ms. Frances is excited to help our scholars become confident mathematicians! 

Ms. Erinn

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Ms. Erinn is a graduate of Hampton University. She continued her education at Georgia State University where she earned a M.A. in Middle Grades English and Social Studies instruction. In 2014, Ms. Erinn served as a Literacy Instructional Coach and in 2017, she became an Assistant Principal. Additionally, Ms. Erinn was named KIPP WAYS Academy Teacher of the Year.


Ms. Erinn is excited to serve the children of Atlanta and instill academic G.E.M.s in each one!

Ms. Johana

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Ms. Johana has ten years of teaching experience in the elementary grades of 3rd, 4th, and 5th. She currently holds certifications K-12, Special Education, ESL, and Bilingual Education.  Before moving to Atlanta in 2017, she focused on bilingual education and working mainly as a small groups intervention teacher. 

Ms. Johana believes that each child has the capability to reach their best potential with guidance and effective strategies. 

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