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Meet the Team

Amber Magner Amber Magner, Tutor Doctor of Maricopa Owner 

Hi, my name is Amber.

I am the Education Consultant for Tutor Doctor Maricopa. A real quick introduction of me is my entire career has been in higher education as a coach, professor, administrator, and even a student myself as I have a Doctorate degree in Education. Throughout my career I have seen so many students come to college lacking some of the fundamental educational skills and concepts crucial for achievement.

Knowing there is a lack of essentials and knowing I am a great listener with I think very good abilities to discern the needs of others I decided what better place to do the most good than in Arizona being able to sit with families, listen to where they are and where they want to be in the future, and with that knowledge pair them with the right educational tutor that will help them achieve their goals. That is my role, to facilitate pairing you with the tutor that will help you get you where you want to go.

Diane Oatis Diane Oatis 

Hi, I am Diane Oatis.

I love teaching—seeing the light in a student’s eye when they learn something that seemed so hard. Every student can learn—we as educators just need to light that spark.

Most of my classroom teaching experience has been in grades 3 and 5. I was also a roving Science teacher for grades 3, 4, and 5. I have a current professional clear multiple subjects teaching credential. I enjoy teaching all grades, K-5.

Peter Boyum

Hello, I am Peter Boyum.

I am an English Tutor and a Native speaker of Standard American English (West Coast) with 35 plus years experience teaching English to native speakers and foreigners with degrees from Central Texas College, Western New England College, Chapman University, and Golden Gate University. I am a retired US Army instructor, transcriber & technical writer, retired college freshman English instructor; former Adult School ESL instructor, former McGraw-Hill proofreader, and former Paul Kagan & Associates copy editor (my MOS = 98G4HGMJ2). I have completed my own language training at the Defense Language Institute within the Army Language School in Monterey California of Chinese Mandarin, German, Polish, and Arabic Syrian.

Subjects I teach are:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Diction
  • Syntax
  • Pronunciation
  • TOEFL prep
  • Accent reduction
  • English
  • World History
  • US History
  • Government

Eleanor Sherman

Hello, My name is Eleanor.

I have been tutoring professionally for almost 2 years. I have tutored clients from ages 5 to 20 years old from all backgrounds. I tutor the fundamental subjects, Math, English, Social Studies and Science, plus testing. I have teaching experience in local schools in the West Valley and I have worked in child care for over 7 years. Additionally, I have experience working with special needs students. I can’t wait to help you achieve your goals!

Heather Perez Heather Perez 

Hello, I'm Heather Perez.

I have been teaching elementary school for 11 years. I specialize in reading, writing, and math tutoring for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. I also have experience in teaching English as a second language. I love working with kids both in a classroom setting and one on one. In my spare time, I love to play the piano and hang out with my family.

Cassandra Paine Cassandra Paine 

Hi, I'm Ms. Paine.

I have been a teacher in one way or another for over 10 years. I've worked one on one, and with large groups. I am certified to teach all general education subjects in K-8. I have lived in many different states and even countries! My small family includes fish, a bunny, and a dog. I'm currently a 3rd grade teacher.

Richard HoodRichard Hood 

Hello, I am Richard Hood.

I taught 5th grade to preservice teachers in the physical sciences. I got a degree in Chemistry, went to numerous workshops around the country focused on engineering and physical sciences, led many students in competition building projects like a solar boat, science, energy, and environmental competitions and research. I was best at small groups and individual in extracurricular science and engineering projects. Since retiring I love tutoring chemistry, physics, and high school math.

Dr. Sharon Price Schleighundefined

Meet Dr. Sharon Price Schleigh.

Dr. Sharon Price Schleigh is a Learning Scientist as well as a life-long learner, earning her doctorate at Arizona State University. She specializes in studying how people teach and learn STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) and the PBL (Project/Problem Based Learning) approach. Her specialty includes designing learning programs, course materials and assessments, and in virtual learning strategies and environments. She has a personal interest in technology (in education as well as in real-world applications), and in astronomy and physics, while also enjoying in engaging in many other content areas within STEM and in academia in general.

Dr. Schleigh has been involved in education for nearly 30 years: as a classroom teacher (preschool through doctoral program learner levels); a professor in STEM and in Teacher Education; a researcher and nationally recognized author; a grant writer and grant/program evaluator; a curriculum and assessments developer; a Professional Development Facilitator; a K12 Charter School Founder; a Charter School Board Member and School Administrator; a mentor; a Director and Project Manager of Programs; and a coordinator and leader in STEM conferences, professional organizations, competitions, programs and events. Her work has involved her in regional, state, national and international instructional opportunities, leadership opportunities, forums, and collaborations. It has also lent toward her development of very strong Project Management skills and Team Leadership/Building skills.

Dr. Schleigh is comfortable in the traditional brick and mortar interactions as well as in hybrid and virtual/eLearning interactions. Others would describe her interactions, work ethics and character in similar terms: a problem solver, fair, enthusiastic, motivational, inspirational, challenging, honest, supportive, empathetic, easily accessible, caring, responsive, calming during stressful situations, tactful, collaborative, outgoing, creative, innovative, fun, resourceful, knowledgeable, dedicated, responsible and willing to do more than she expects those around her to do. Dr. Schleigh firmly believes that knowledge is power, and that power allows individuals and groups to recognize the doorways to limitless opportunities.

undefinedShe states that: “Education is the key to the success of humanity and to a life that we dream of as individuals and as a species. It can be found in many different places, through many different methods, and serves many different purposes.”

Dr. Schleigh enjoys travel both professionally and personally. She is interested in Leadership or Project Management roles related to academia that presents a challenge, and opportunities to work with a variety of people.

Jeffery RilesJeffery Riles

Hello, my name is Jeffery Riles Sr.

I specialize in math tutoring. I teach College Algebra, Introductory Psychology, and SAT/ACT math prep. I have completed all of my course work for a Ph.D. in Education Leadership. I am a fan of technology, the MCU, Old Star Wars movies, and coffee.

Emily Olivas Tutor Doctor Maricopa, Tutor - Emily Olivas

Hi, I am Emily!

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Experience working one on one with students from kinder to 5th grade
  • Currently studying to be a music teacher
  • Best subjects would be Math, English, and Music

Kurt Strom


I’m Kurt and I'm happy to be joining tutor doctor as a tutor! I’ve been teaching in the West Valley since 2014. I love science, and am a firm believer in hands-on, experience-based, learning. I have experience teaching third through fifth grade subjects including Mathematics, ELA, Science, and Humanities. I look forward to helping you reach all of your goals!

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