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Kate Pece

Learning Specialist & Founder

I am an Atlanta native and certified teacher who began teaching in 2003. For eleven years, I worked in both public and private schools in Fulton County. In 2014, I started my own business to focus my expertise on providing students with one-on-one support that is tailored to their unique needs. I specialize in executive function coaching, study skills development, all aspects of middle and high school English language arts, including English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and subject-specific tutoring in social studies, math through algebra 1 and geometry, science in grades 5 through 9, and Spanish1 and 2.

Many of my clients have disorders that impact learning, and I enjoy teaching students how to strategize around their learning differences, including ADHD, executive function disorder, dyslexia, neurodevelopmental disorders, slow processing speed, anxiety, OCD, depression, and more. In addition, I draw on my experience as a former 504 Coordinator in Fulton County Schools to consult with parents about obtaining accommodations in the public school setting and on the SAT, ACT, and AP/IB exams. I also advocate for families in 504 meetings to ensure students with learning differences receive the accommodations they require to be successful in school.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a Master of Education from Georgia State University. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, going to trivia night with friends, and riding my motorcycle on twisty mountain roads. 

Jessica Cerverizzo

Tutor & Academic Coach

I am an educator focused on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student learning and academic performance while maintaining a fun and challenging learning environment. I am a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. My methodology focuses around personalizing my lesson plans in order to tailor it to each child.  This allows me to tune into their strengths and give them the tools to feel confident and drive success in areas that they struggle with. I am a member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham. This institution is devoted helping students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The Academy adapts its curriculum to each student in order to help them achieve their fluency and spelling goals.   

In my spare time, I enjoy riding horses, reading, and hiking with my dogs.

Courtney Kilburn

Tutor & Academic Coach

I am a growth-minded educator, focused on helping children develop a true love of learning. It is my passion to help each child grow, through research-based instruction tailored to meet his or her specific needs. I work with many students who have disorders that directly impact their learning, and I aid them in developing the skills and strategies needed to overcome these challenges. My approach to teaching is hands-on and multi-sensory, starting from very concrete concepts and moving to more abstract concepts when the child is ready. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University, and I specialize in K-5 reading, writing, and math.

In my spare time, I love to read, bake, and cross-stitch.