Eastside Academic Studies





Eastside does not endorse anyone listed here.  You are encouraged to develop your own relationships with the tutors.

Furber, April

April Furber is a Georgia certified teacher in early childhood education, middle school, and special education. She has worked with students in grades K-12, including:

  • 10 years of total teaching experience (both public and private school)
  • 5 years as Director of Special Education Resource at private school
  • 12 years of private tutoring experience (including home school environments)

April has experience tutoring in the following areas:

  • reading comprehension and decoding, including dyslexia
  • language arts, including grammar through high school
  • writing skills K-12 including paragraph writing, essay writing, and elaboration
  • math, including elementary, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2
  • study skills, including organization, note-taking, and study techniques

Rate is $50 an hour
Phone: 770-833-2091

Email: brettapril@comcast. net

Hold, Darryl

Mr. Hold is a Degreed Teacher, Speed Reading Instructor and Fitness Professional and is capable of tutoring a broad range of subjects, including

  • Math: elementary, middle, and high school math through Precalculus
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • SAT and ACT prep (all areas), Speed Reading, and Test Skills
  • Fitness and Health
  • American, European, and World History
  • Literature, Writing, and Grammar

Darryl can also tutor via Skype, and offers a discounted Skype rate as it saves the extra expense of time and gas for travel.

Rates vary from a high of $60 per hour to a low of $40 per hour depending on number of sessions purchased and payment method.

Phone: Darryl Hold (770) 324-0076
Email: tutorpro88@gmail.com
Website: www.affordable-tutor.com


Lecoin, Philippe

Philippe Lecoin provides overall wellness that includes tutoring and coaching in:

Personal Fitness Training
Sport Specific Training
Postural Strengthening
Physical Therapy
Tactical Fitness
Nutrition Coaching
Weight Loss Coaching

And more!

Rates vary depending on services needed and frequency of those services.

Phone: 404-201-0536
Email: philippelecoin@bellsouth.net
Website: www.gogymcompany.com  


Lewis, Ashwin

Ashwin Lewis has a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Mathematics and Biochemistry from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He also has a Honnours degree in Mathematics from the same university. In addition to this, Ashwin also graduated with a Post-graduate degree in the teaching of Mathematics. After moving to the United States in 2003, he graduated with a Masters degree in Mathematics Education from Walden University. From 1994 through 2003 he was the department chair at a High school in South Africa and taught courses in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus. He is a T-5 certified High School Math teacher in the state of Georgia. In 2003 he joined the Dekalb County School System, GA In 2006 he moved with his family to Gwinnett County and joined Gwinnett County Public Schools where he taught High School Math for 5 years. In 2012 he left GCPS to teach as an adjunct math instructor at Gwinnett Technical College. This also allowed him more time to tutor and teach home school students.

Mr. Lewis tutors at $30/hr.

5195 Bowers Brook Drive
Lilburn, GA 30047
email: ashwinalewis@yahoo.com



Betsy has been teaching students for the past 15 years, at every level from elementary school through college. She holds a doctorate in Organometallic Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego, where she began her career as a teaching assistant and discovered a passion for helping students learn. Following graduate school she spent several years as a college professor before coming home to homeschool her own three children. She has taught science classes to elementary, middle, and high school-level homeschoolers. Betsy specializes in chemistry and physics but can help in other areas of science as well. She tutors from her home in Decatur.

Rates: $50/hr for private or semi-private tutoring (two students of similar level may come together and share the cost of a session).

** Class: Betsy teaches a late elementary/middle-school Chemistry and Physics course and a High School Chemistry course from her Decatur home. Students meet weekly for 1.5 hours to receive instruction and perform experiments together, and are assigned reading and homework to complete during the week. Minimum 4 students, maximum 6 per class; please inquire if interested for further details.



Suwoto, Julia

Ms. Suwoto is a native Chinese, and has been teaching Chinese for 12 years including 3 years at LAC. She has a MBA and a B.A. degree in English Literature. She has taught children and adults of many different ethnic heritages, and some of them went on to study Chinese in colleges in the U.S. or China. During her spare time, Ms. Julia volunteers at her church and other non-profit organizations. 

Ms. Suwoto tutors for $45/hr at her home or via Skype/Facetime

(770) 985-4659
email: atlantaclc@yahoo.com


Tanner, Meg, M.S.

Meg is a dedicated and patient academic coach who takes an individualized and personalized approach with her students. Her qualifications include:

  • Masters Degree in Counseling
  • 7 years of classroom teaching experience
  • 5 years of private tutoring
  • over 20 years of working with a wide range of young people including special needs
    students from public, private and home school environments.

Meg can help with the following subjects:

  • Language Arts (K-12)/ Math (K-8) including Pre-Algebra and Algebra
  • SAT /ACT (writing & reading)
  • Motivation, Time Management, Organization, Test Taking & Study Skills

Rate is $60/hour.

Phone: (404) 957-7782
Email: mtanneratlga@hotmail.com
Website: www.megtanneracademiccoach.com

Williams, George, Elijah, and Nathanael

Elijah and Nathanael have taken courses at LAC and have worked for Mr. Owens grading, tutoring, 
and proofreading. The Williams family tutors in the Roswell area.

Email: geodon_computing@hotmail.com
Phone: (770) 650-0409

  • Elijah Williams :  Elementary & general math, Prealgebra, Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Physical Science, $25/hr;  Calculus, $30/hr
  • Nathanael Williams  :  Elementary & general math, Prealgebra, Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Physical Science, $25/hr
  • George Williams  :  Data Analysis, Statistics, $30/hr


Peer Tutors

Some Eastside teachers provide parents with names of peer tutors who can assist students in classes that those peers have already excelled in. Teachers vet these students according to their ability to relate well to others and explain course material clearly. For peer tutor contacts, please email individual instructors. Typical rate: $10 per 30 min. session.



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