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Dr. Irene Arshad (Miss Irene)

My name is Irene Arshad, and I am an experienced educator with a passion for student success! I have been tutoring and teaching for over ten years. I don’t just focus on improving students’ academics – I set them up for long-term success through functioning skills. I fundamentally believe that teaching students how they individually learn is the secret to bridging the learning gap in the classroom. I founded Wise Owls Education because I am on a mission to help students navigate their academic and personal journeys of growth. I have a Master’s Degree in Higher Education with a specialty in online teaching and a Ph.D. in Education Technology. I am certified in math and English, grades 5-12, and I am also a certified reading interventionist. My specialty is in test prep, such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, and Praxis Core.

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Jessica Dieguez (Ms. Jessica)

Hey there, I´m Jessica – a Mechanical Engineer from the state of Florida with a strong passion for teaching! I started teaching Math throughout my time in college. Today, I teach Math, English, Science, and Spanish to all levels and ages via Zoom/Google-meet. I´ve worked with students in K-12/College and I understand the importance of explaining in detail. Math has always been part of my life, and honestly, I can´t live without it – it´s my favorite subject to teach. All of my sessions are filled with interactive activities, warm-up games, colors, and engaging step-by-step methods that are easy to follow. Students tend to let me know this is one thing they love – the steps! I aim to create a strong relationship with my students that goes beyond the screen. This way, the student feels comfortable with me and the material. I´m excited to start this journey with Wise Owls Education. After all, there’s always a hidden owl in ¨knowledge¨! Outside of that, a few years ago I fell in love with Spain´s accent, culture, and food. Today, I live in the beautiful city of Madrid continuing my professional career as a teacher/tutor. I hope to become a well-rounded educator and learn about the people around me. My goal is to be part of a team that allows me to share my set of skills with others. I enjoy nature, hiking, fashion design, and playing the Ukelele.

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Dr. Toni Cincotta (Mrs. C)

Mrs. C. holds a Ph.D. from Walden University online with a concentration in Curriculum and Development and is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a Master of Science in Linguistics. She is licensed as a Reading Specialist in Orton Gillingham and is a credentialed teacher with certifications in early childhood, elementary and special education. Being an educator of young people from preschool through college, both online, and in brick-and-mortar classrooms, her decades of teaching experience allow her to offer a vast background in subjects ranging from basic English skills to advanced writing, history, geography, science and in-depth Language Arts study. Her commitment to children has spanned over the last 41 years and she retains multiple long-term relationships with many of her students. She focuses on providing positive, interactive, engaging instruction so that all children are active participants in the learning process By creating individualized educational plans that meet each student’s needs, every child can successfully develop critical thinking skills that establish pathways for connecting learning and the world.

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Heather Casseus (Ms. Heather)

Ms. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Florida International University with a concentration in Business and Mathematics. She has been tutoring students for five years. With her love for math and will to demonstrate potential in all children, Ms. Heather has continued tutoring beyond her college career. She ranges from tutoring basic Elementary mathematics to Calculus 2 and Statistics. When working with kids, she ensures that each session is centered around the child’s needs and objectives to be successful in their coursework. When Ms. Heather is not tutoring, she is painting, going to the beach, or playing with her pocket pitbull, Luna.

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