Our Tutors

To give you a better idea of the range of tutors we can provide, check out the selected tutor profiles below.

Deana Malone

Deana Malone

Deana has fourteen years of experience teaching science ing grades 7 through 12 (life science, earth science, physical science, biology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology), and she has eight years of experience tutoring 2nd grade through college freshman-level courses. Deana initially got involved in tutoring by helping her friends’ children.

Deana graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. Her original intent was to specialize in herpetology and study animals in the rain forest, but she decided to earn her teaching certificate instead. Deana loves the one-on-one aspect of tutoring, and the rapport that she develops with her clients. The best part is when the lightbulb turns on.

Deana, and her family, are outdoorsy and adventure-seeking. They love to camp, hike, kayak, and white-water raft whenever they have the opportunity. They also love to visit amusement parks to ride roller coasters in their travels. When at home, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, keeping up with her plants, and reading when she has the time. She also has a chihuahua/mutt mix that loves to camp and kayak too, but she doesn’t get to ride roller coasters or raft white-waters.

Courtney Bearden

Courtney Bearden

Courtney has been a tutor for the past three years, specifically working with middle school and high school aged students, and she has assisted students with many subjects. Everything from Algebra to Spanish. Courtney found a love for tutoring after she saw the impact that knowledge has on a student’s success and self-esteem. She feels like there is nothing better than seeing a student grow, and knowing that she had a part in that.

Courtney has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and she is currently pursuing her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Her goal is to continue working with children and adolescents as she enters into this new stage of her career.

In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and she loves doing anything outdoors, particularly with her husband and fur baby. Courtney also likes to travel to new places and experience new things. Her dream vacation would be hiking and exploring Switzerland.

Courtney has a true passion for working with students. She understands the importance of education, and how it lays the foundation for success in adulthood. She looks forward to assisting your children in their educational endeavors!

Grace Murr

Grace Murr

Grace has a bachelor’s degree in Photography. Her tutoring expertise includes many subject areas – her favorite of which is math.

Grace began tutoring because of her love for math, and her desire to help those who feel it is too daunting of a subject. One of her favorite things about tutoring is seeing the student’s eyes light up when it finally “clicks,” and seeing their excitement to apply their new understanding to new problems.

Grace loves to play and watch sports, especially the National Women’s Soccer League (Go Orlando Pride!) and the United States Women’s National Soccer Team.

Nashid Muhammad

Nashid Muhammad

Nashid Muhammad is a 5th Grade teacher in Tulsa. He is in his 34th consecutive year of teaching, which is evidence of his love of teaching. Nashid has taught mostly Math and English, here in the U.S. and in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.

During that time, Nashid has tutored students for 27 years, mostly in their homes, and has seen students excel in class even when they were initially struggling . He enjoys tutoring because working one-on-one with students not only helps him to understand the student’s strengths and weaknesses academically, but also to see a part of the student’s personality, which can be used to encourage a student and help them realize success.

Along with teaching, Nashid enjoy sports, game shows, and relaxing outdoors on a cool, breezy day.

Bill Lyman

Bill is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a bachelor of science in mathematics. He has ten years of teaching experience and has tutored for many years. He enjoys helping students reach their fullest potential and gain an affinity for mathematics. As a teacher, he developed curriculum to improv math literacy and assist students in passing the 10th grade state assessment test.

Bill is currently working for an airline and enjoys traveling, especially going to visit family and friends.

Bill looks forward to helping students grasp the concepts they are struggling with and celebrating their success.

Kristi Kirby

Kristi Kirby

Kristi has been employed at Tulsa Public Schools for 27 years. She has a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Kristy loves tutoring because it gives her a chance to work one-on-one with students.

She also loves to spend time with family and friends, and to travel.