Meet the Team

Each tutor is individually trained and certified so everyone we serve will have consistent results. They are spread out across the map, so find the one closest to you, or simply purchase a kit to use yourself!

Michelle

Owner, Certified Reading Specialist

Location: Provo, UT

Michelle has been told over and over again that she “is a light to others.” She has always loved learning, teaching and children. She is mother of five, grandmother to 2, and has worked for a combination of 29 years as owner of Heart to Heart Preschool and Child Care Service owner, Teacher/Educator, Certified Reading Specialist, Reading Tutor, and business owner of an award winning business that has been rated number one in her area for years. Michelle, previously a Joy School teacher and homeschool mother, believes in the importance of education and knows that reading plays a vital role in learning and in life! She created the JoyFully Read!™ Reading Program 17 years ago to assist her as a reading tutor in her tutoring business. JoyFully Read!™ has been used in home schools, online homeschools, private schools, a charter school, and personal as well as classroom tutoring for students of all ages. Michelle also helps parents, schools, teachers and tutors to become JRCP certified reading teachers through her program and welcomes and assists them in starting their own successful tutoring businesses. She loves enabling parents (especially moms) to be blessed with the ability to have very rewarding work from their own homes, when needed/desired, like she did.

Eliza

JRCP Certified Teacher/Tutor

Location: Orem/Provo, UT

Eliza is currently studying English at UVU. She has spent countless hours taking care of children as a nanny and thoroughly enjoyed it. She loves working with children and spending time outdoors, especially when it includes running and springtime weather. She enjoys learning and wants to help children feel that joy!

Leah

JoyFully Read!™ Center Owner

Location: Pleasant Grove, UT

Leah is a student at Brigham Young University and is currently studying Neuroscience. She has always loved working with kids, whether it was as a volunteer for Courage Reins or as a JoyFully Read!™ tutor. She is fluent in French from living in France for 18 months. She loved to read as a child and wants everyone to experience the same joy from reading that she did and still does.

Liza Lindstrom

JoyFully Read! Tutor

Location: Payson, UT

Liza earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Utah State University. She loves working with children and teaching others that if you can read, you can become anything. Liza loves to spend her time trying different foods, enjoying the outdoors, reading Science Fiction, and being with her growing family.

Joshua

JRCP Certified Teacher/Tutor

Location: Provo, UT

Josh is actually one of Michelle’s former students! He is studying Chemical Engineering at BYU and served a LDS mission in Calgary, Canada. He enjoys curling up with a good book, playing the piano, and of course, a good sandwich! Tutoring at JoyFully Read!™ is his favorite part of the day because of the awesome kids he gets to work with!

Morgan

JoyFully Read!™ Center Owner

Location: Provo, UT

Morgan is a student at UVU studying Exercise Science. She has always loved working with children, from being a nanny through her years of high school and beginning college. She loves learning, baking, and traveling to new places. She is fluent in Dutch from her volunteer LDS mission to the Netherlands and Belgium. She loves being a JoyFully Read™ tutor because of the fun environment and the joy of helping others learn to read.

Ernest

JoyFully Read!™ Center Owner

Location: Corona, CA

Say hello to Ernest Clark. Ernest is a proud husband of a loving and supportive wife and father and homeschooler of his three lovely children. He graduated from the University of California San Diego with a major in US History and a minor in Chemistry. He admits that there has been hesitation in pursuing his calling as a teacher by profession but has come full circle and is ready to embrace this new endeavor. Ernest, who lives in southern California, believes reading is the foundation of learning and hopes to take the Joyfully Read program/experience to his community and beyond.

 

Rebecca

JoyFully Read!™ Center Owner

Location: Vestal, NY

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) degree with a concentration in church music from Davis College.  She has taught in Sunday School, youth clubs, children’s choirs, women’s classes, and adult choirs over the past 25+ years.  As a homeschooling mother of six, she has also taught co-op classes for homeschoolers in many subjects, as well as teaching her own children from kindergarten through high school.

Rebecca has loved to read since early childhood; her mother could always expect to find her buried in a book somewhere.  Her children have inherited this love of reading through family read-aloud time and their own reading experiences.  Rebecca believes reading is one of the supreme joys in life, and everyone should have the opportunity to experience it.

Kim

JRCP Certified Teacher/Tutor

Location: Provo, UT

Kim holds a bachelors degree in English from BYU and has years of experience in a wide variety of teaching situations. She began teaching as a homeschool mom, which she did for 10 years, and then went on to teach English in a private school for the next seven years. Before joining the JoyFully Read!™ team she was a private reading tutor for young adults for several years. She loves JoyFully Read!™ and how this program changes lives.

Brandon

JRCP Certified Teacher/Tutor

Location: Provo, UT

Brandon is currently working on his Masters of Accounting at The University of Utah. He lives and breathes basketball and loves watching movies. He is always looking for ways to help others and loves teaching and playing with kids.

Emily

JRCP Certified Teacher/Tutor

Location: Provo, UT

Emily has extensive experience as a tutor at elementary schools and junior high schools. She holds degrees from BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii, where she had the opportunity of working as an usher at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Her lifelong love of the outdoors and her talent with youth were put to good use when she worked for almost two years in a wilderness therapy program for youth. She still loves the outdoors, although she has had to adjust to the winters in Utah after her time in Hawaii.

Courtney

JRCP Certified Teacher/Tutor

Location: Provo, UT

Courtney is a student at BYU finishing up her degree in Elementary Education with a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She loves interacting with children and highly believes in the value and power of education. She enjoys running, tennis, crafts, and spending time with her husband and family.

Summer

JRCP Certified Teacher/Tutor

Location: Provo, UT

Summer is currently a student of Brigham Young University Law School where she received her BA in Psychology. She has been tutoring for over two years, and it is easy to see that her enthusiasm is infectious. It’s clear that she loves working with people, especially young students.

Recently, she has become a Joyfully Read! Center Owner and looks forward to helping more people conquer reading. As a youth, Summer entered the JoyFully Read! program to help her become more confident in reading. With this back ground, Summer is driven to help individuals find great joy in reading and come to love it as much as she does.

Robin

JRCP Certified Teacher/Tutor

Location: Lake Elsinore, CA

Robin earned her Bachelor’s in Communications from Brigham Young University.
She has 7 years experience as a Reading Focus Group Para-educator for Lake Elsinore Unified School District.  She worked in advertising for 13 years but left that career to raise four sons. When they started attending school she loved volunteering in the classroom, which lead to a new career opportunity working with students mostly reading in small groups.
She loves working with children and all people in various capacities including Cub Scouts, Sunday School, as well as in the public school setting. She loves tutoring and loves to see those sparks of enlightenment that set a fire of a lifetime of learning through reading!

Liz

JoyFully Read! Accountant

Location: Moroni, UT

Liz is the owner of Maple Canyon Accounting. She got her Accounting Degree at BYU-Idaho in 2011. She has been working in the accounting industry ever since, in law firms, with musicians, music stores, IT, and manufacturing. While raising their 3 children, her hobbies include knitting, crocheting, baking, and studying ancient history. She is excited to join the Joyfully Read!™ Team!

DaeNeese

JoyFully Read!™ Center Owner/Tech

Location: St. George, UT

DaeNeese was the first JoyFully Read!™ tutor in Southern Utah. She has a Bachelors in English from Dixie State University. She became fluent in Spanish after serving a volunteer LDS mission in Guatemala. She has worked as a library clerk for many years and loves reading and helping others read!