Hello! We understand the stress that comes with helping your child with homework – and the curriculum changes – and the change in math since you went to school – and the frustration of not knowing how to help. Why? Because we have children of our own and have been there too!
We are a locally owned and operated tutoring company that prides itself on taking the stress out of homework and tests. Jay and Susan have an emphasis on individual learning through academic support for family, community and school. “Every child can learn,” says Jay Stype. “Each child’s situation is as unique as the child himself. No two students learn alike, so why have a cookie-cutter curriculum that treats them like that? Our pride is the personal attention that we give to every student and family.”
We had a goal to make a difference in our communities. With the combined importance of family and education, Tutor Doctor was a perfect fit! Jay’s mother was a librarian. Susan’s grandmother, aunt and uncle were school teachers.
Since moving to Colorado, we have been active in our communities. Jay has worked with the St. Vrain Valley School district as a member of their Leadership St. Vrain program in 2011-2012 and as the Chairman of the Leadership St. Vrain program in 2012-2013. Perhaps you have seen us at a variety of community events for Tutor Doctor Northern Colorado and spun the prize wheel? Or have you bid on a silent auction basket donated by Tutor Doctor NoCO to support a great cause? Have you waved to the Big Apple in a parade? Ever wonder who is driving the Smartcar?
We have both been involved in multiple Chambers of Commerce, supporting our communities in a variety of ways. Jay is also active on the Scholarship and Education committee.
“Jay and his staff are very patient and understanding of each child’s needs.”
“I was impressed with the initial meeting that took place. Jay and Susan were very laid back and really took the time to get to know Kendall and her needs. I shared the experience with my parents and they have enrolled my little brother in the program.”
“Jay was very attentive to our needs and worked hard to give us excellent service. I would highly recommend them. My daughter loved her tutor and really looked forward to their time together.”
Leah is originally from San Diego, California and moved out to Colorado in 2003, with her husband Ryan. She has a 6 year old son and a 3 year old daughter and loves being a mother.
Leah has over 11 years of teaching and tutoring experience and has an Initial Teaching License in Special Education Generalist (K-12) and a 5 year substitute license. She has experience in working with all kinds of children, from age level to ability level. She started in the Private School setting, teaching students with dual diagnosis and mental illness. Leah then moved to the Public School setting, as a Severe Cognitive Needs teacher and started an Autism program for the middle school level from the ground up.
After having her second child, she decided to switch gears and change to a job that could allow her more time and energy with her family. Leah began tutoring with the Tutor Doctor in early 2013, and in December of that same year, began to take on administrative responsibilities. In 2014, Leah became the Operations Coordinator. She says she loves the company, the ability to have a healthy balance between her home and work life, and to be able to make a positive difference in supporting parents, students in their education, and tutors in their teaching process. In her years of experience, she has seen the difference it makes in whether parents, teachers, and students feel they are being supported, or in contrast, the amount of stress that can happen if they do not feel supported. It is a great privilege to be the person who can support them and hopefully make tutoring a positive, beneficial, productive experience for all involved!
Leah loves children and teaching. She has volunteered in Youth Ministries and as a Pre-School Teacher at her church since 2006. She also serves in Outreach opportunities as she can. Leah really enjoys working on the build sites for Habitat for Humanity, and finding ways to support and collect needed items for H.O.P.E.
She also loves art; drawing, painting, photography & graphic design. She has a BFA in Illustration and does freelance artwork. She has done storyboarding, book, CD cover, and logo illustrations. She also creates fine art paintings and mosaics.
In her free-time, Leah likes hiking, shooting sports, spending time with family and friends, music, song writing, poetry and reading. She also likes to cook, watch movies and sing.
Rhain was born in Seattle, Washington, and nurtured by many members of the early grunge-rock scene.
She began her life as educational support staff working for the Tucson Museum of Art’s summer children’s program, and continued to assist there and at several charter schools in Tucson for many years. As payroll coordinator and data analyst for Principal Tutoring, she helped the company grow to tutor students all across the state of Arizona.
After several years of wandering around the country and several more years in school as a journalism major, she found herself in Colorado and ready to settle down. She was delighted to find an admirable organization like Tutor Doctor that seemed perfectly suited to her training and skills.
In her free time, Rhain is an avid gamer, reader and writer, and looks forward to using her technical powers to assist Tutor Doctor for many years to come.
About 15 years ago, we had a simple idea and a desire to make a difference. We wondered why parents had to adjust their family’s busy schedules and drive halfway across town just to put their child in another classroom with more kids…when in fact it was the classroom experience that their child was struggling with in the first place!
What if a tutor could come directly to the child’s home to deliver tutoring services instead of fragmenting a family’s precious time together by forcing parents to act as taxi drivers? Isn’t a parent’s life hectic enough?
What if there was flexibility in the tutor’s schedule so that tutoring time slots could be scheduled to accommodate for a family’s busy schedule? Who doesn’t have a busy life – sports, meetings, work, etc?
What if a struggling child could get one-on-one attention instead of being limited to the “one-to-many” teaching models used by most extra-curricular learning centers? What if that attention was individualized and personable?
What if a tutor could develop a personalized program by working with the child’s existing homework and school curriculum instead of loading more standard textbook work on an already overwhelmed child? Does your student need more school work, or a better understanding of the school work that is presented?
These questions and more were eventually answered through the development of the Tutor Doctor program. Over the last 15 years, the Tutor Doctor vision has taken shape. In 2003 the company turned to franchising as a way of expanding the company’s impact and meeting the vast market demand. Now with offices internationally, the Tutor Doctor vision is becoming a reality as the lives of students and their families are being positively impacted.