Meet the Owner/Team

Meet Our Team

Tutor Doctor Tutor Doctor Chattanooga

Dr. Joel Vance


Hi, my name is Joel. I am the Education Consultant for Tutor Doctor of Chattanooga. Since 1993, I have taught part-time at several different colleges and currently am an Associate Professor with a Doctorate degree in Business. During this time period, I have seen so many students come to college lacking some of the educational skills and concepts crucial for achievement. This is one of the reasons that I chose Tutor Doctor. Since 2017, we have helped numerous students go from Fs to As and Bs. Our tutors have helped students receive scholarships and increase the ones that they had already received. It is a good feeling to see these things happen. My main role with Tutor Doctor Knoxville is to facilitate pairing your child with the tutor that will help them get to where you want them to go.

Laura Ancil


My name is Laura Ancil, and my passions are teaching and traveling with my children. My family recently moved to the Chattanooga area, and we have enthusiastically enjoyed its outdoor activities. We enjoy bike riding, hiking, camping, and canoeing.

My degree is in Early Childhood Education, and I strive to encourage a continuous love of learning in my students. What I enjoy most about tutoring is the ability to see my students discover a love of learning. I love to see that joy on their face after they learn something new and apply it.