Meet our Team!
How About Learning hires certified educators catering to students Kindergarten- College. Our tutors are helping students succeed in all subject areas, depending on their certification and expertise.
Dr. Marcine Adams, Ph.D founded How About Learning, LLC seven years ago when she decided to pursue her Ph.D in Curriculum Studies at the University of Illinois At Chicago. She currently has her Doctorate in Philosophy with her research mainly centered on assessment and grounded in Vygotsky’s theories about learning. She graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Elementary Education in 2013 and has her Masters in MESA (Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis). She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and the Tutoring Coordinator for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Education. Outside of work Marcine enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteering at schools with the company’s mascot, Cooper, a reading therapy dog.
TEACHERS ON SITE- NORTHBROOK, IL
Lauren is an elementary school teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. Lauren graduated from Indiana University with her degree in Elementary Education in 2012. She also received her ESL endorsement from American College of Education in 2015. Lauren is originally from Detroit, Michigan and moved to Chicago about 5 years ago. She’s taught grades 1-5 in her 6 years of teaching and is currently teaching third-grade math and science. Last year, 96% of her students met their growth target on the NWEA assessment. She loves yoga, music, cooking and spending time with friends and her family. She just recently got married and traveled to Europe for the first time!
Kim is currently a high school math teacher in Grayslake. She has a passion for math and working with students. Throughout her teaching experience, she has taught Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus. Kim graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Mathematics and received her Masters in Secondary Mathematics Education from National Louis University. She has also completed coursework for her ESL and LBS1 endorsements. Outside of work, Kim enjoys working out, cooking, watching sports and spending time with family and friends.
Anna is currently a special education resource teacher for students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. Previously, she taught second grade and in the early childhood setting. Anna’s favorite part of teaching is building relationships with both students and their families. She enjoys connecting families with resources that help them help their children both in and out of school. Anna graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and added her Learning Behavior Specialist 1 endorsement after 6 years of teaching. When she is not working, Anna enjoys drawing, podcasting, & spending time with her family & friends.
Melissa is a Spanish Teacher in Northbrook. Melissa graduated from DePaul University where she studied Elementary Education with a concentration in Spanish. She has experience teaching Spanish to preschoolers through fifth graders. She also has experience teaching students in a Dual Language setting. Outside of working with children, Melissa loves to spend time with her family; cooking and exercising.
TEACHERS ON SITE- GILBERT , AZ
Morgan is an Elementary school teacher in the charter school system in the area. Morgan graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2017 where she earned a Dual-Degree in Elementary and Special Education, as well as an Endorsement in Structured English Immersion. Morgan has worked with students from Pre-K through 12th grade in all subject areas, including those with special needs. She will be starting her second year as a 1st grade teacher. Morgan is an Arizona native and loves the sun! When she is not teaching, Morgan loves to spend time with her family outside hiking and exploring. She also enjoys baking, crafting and watching movies.
READING THERAPY DOG
How About Learning, LLC has a mascot! Cooper, a Morkie, is a registered Therapy Dog. He visits schools once a week, to “work” with classrooms as a reading companion. Registered Therapy Dogs are trained and tested for health, obedience, and temperament. Cooper enjoys long walks and playing with his puppy pals. His favorite treats are peanut butter flavored and enjoys greeting everyone he meets with kisses! Student involvement with Cooper will be based on their comfort level.