Meet the team of tutor doctor bel air towson
Rhonda Friscia – Education Consultant / Owner
Inspired by her own children’s learning differences, Rhonda left the world of small business technology consulting to open a Tutor Doctor in her home town of Bel Air.
Having double majored in Business Administration and Computer Science, she’s an admitted ‘nerd’, who brings her personal lifelong love of learning to her work. She most recently learned Geographic Information Systems and Spanish for personal enrichment. She loves languages. Moving from another part of Maryland in 2015, Rhonda was warmly welcomed by the Bel Air community and participates in the Harford County Chamber and several groups promoting women in business. Participating in parent teacher associations entrenches her in the schools her children attend. She has a passion to help all learners, but especially exceptional learners. Drawing upon her own experiences using private tutors, she enjoys seeing that ‘little miracle’ repeated again and again.
“For us, we saw that proverbial light bulb come on after consistent, weekly sessions with a tutor. Once the knowledge gaps were closed, and she learned to chunk her longer assignments, I saw my child take ownership of her studies and really thrive intellectually.” Rhonda set out to bring that same feeling to other students and parents.
Diana Pinargotte – Test Prep Consultant
Diana is an entrepreneur, mother, and wife. She provides math tutoring services to middle, high-school, and college-level students – in particular, the college preppers. She tutors her own children in Math. By trade and education, she is a Civil Engineer, Hydrologist, Project Manager, Math Teacher, and Fitness & Sports Nutrition Coach. She likes focusing on the students, their goals, their way of learning, experiences, interests, strengths, and weaknesses, so that she can connect with them and help them understand, enjoy, and retain the topics.
Diana is bi-lingual in English and Spanish. She has over 11 years of teaching and tutoring experience. She taught Algebra, Math Analysis, and Calculus at a middle school in Texas, and at a high school in New Jersey. For five years she managed the Learning Center at Harford Community College, assisting students with their academic courses, learning strategies and study skills.