Mount Pearl Educators

Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence (He/Him)

Matthew is our founder and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and is currently completing his Masters of Education at Yorkville University. Matthew oversees all of our students and programs at EDUCO and is continuously looking for ways to improve the business and provide the best educational experience to our students. Matthew is looking forward to another exciting year of growth for EDUCO and our students!

Ally Cleary (She/Her)

Ally is an undergraduate student at Memorial University, majoring in History and minoring in Religion. She has over 5 years of tutoring experience. Ally enjoys helping others succeed academically and expanding their love for learning. She has experience tutoring a variety of subjects including academic, and advanced high school Math, high school level Physics, and high school level English. Throughout her years of tutoring, Ally has discovered that each student has their own unique learning style. She recognizes that each student requires different methods of tutoring to achieve academic success, and become more confident in their work!

Krista Butler (She/Her)

Krista is currently completing the Primary/Elementary French Immersion program at Memorial University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spring 2021 with a double major in French and English. Krista has a great background in reading and writing, thanks to her French and English degree, and therefore, is so excited to be able to help students with these skills, both in French and English.  Krista is passionate about helping students learn and excel in their studies. Krista is grateful for the opportunity to build confidence while encouraging her students to achieve their own lifelong love of learning!

Alyssa Stone (She/Her)

Alyssa is an undergraduate student at Memorial University, with a focus area in English. She is currently in the works of completing a bachelor in primary education. Alyssa has much experience when it comes to working with kids and wants nothing more than to help them strive and achieve their goals both academically and personally. She specializes in all courses primary/elementary related along with English courses of all levels and some French and science courses at the Junior High Level. Alyssa believes that building a strong connection with the student helps her to pick the best teaching approach that bests suits each child’s individual needs.

Kristin Mercer (She/Her)

Kristen has completed a variety of post secondary programs. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University with a double major in French and Folklore along with a minor in Psychology. She also has a Certificate in Office Administration. She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) at MUN. Kristen has worked as a French tutor, and at an after-school program for multiple years. In her spare time she likes spending time outside and with her family and friends. She specializes mainly in K-6 reading and comprehension, but can also assist with select office admin courses (CNA). She looks forward to helping you achieve success!

Jenna Hanrahan (She/Her)

Jenna is an undergraduate student at Memorial University where she is in her final year of a chemistry (biological) degree. She has a passion for learning and plans on perusing a Masters in Chemistry in the coming months. Jenna became interested in science and math at a very young age and loves helping others develop that passion. She believes that all students have unique ways of learning, and that we should embrace them rather than try to change them! When she’s not studying she can be found in the lab working on research projects, shopping, or reading a good book! Jenna is super excited to be apart of the EDUCO team and to have the opportunity to help build your academic confidence!

Perryn Newman (She/Her)

Perryn is a highschool student at Prince of Wales Collegiate. Previously, she attended École-des-Grands-Vents completely immersed in the francophone language and culture. This experience created an authentic French learning environment which helped her to quickly develop her French abilities becoming completely bilingual by the end of her elementary education. Perryn continued to pursue her French studies throughout junior high and high school, allowing her to have a very strong grasp on the French language. Furthermore, Perryn excels in the English language. Expressing herself through writing is something that she has an aptitude for. She is excited to join the Educo Team and looks forward to working with all her students to further their French and English education. 

Emma Rodgers (She/Her)

Emma is a third-year student at Memorial University studying Behavioural Neuroscience (honours) with a minor in French. Emma was on the Dean's List for the 2021-2022 academic year. She also graduated high school with honours in French Immersion. She has a passion for learning, and she plans on pursuing Medical School after her degree. Aside from her studies, Emma is an athlete on the MUN Cheer team and she also coaches cheerleading at Cheer Sport Sharks. She also works in various neuroscience research labs on campus. Emma tutors English, French, Math, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry at the primary/elementary, junior high, and high school levels. Emma loves to help other students reach their academic goals, and she is happy to join the EDUCO team!

Julie Young (She/Her)

Julie is a licensed Electrical Engineer with a Bachelor's of Engineering from Memorial University. She has always been passionate about mathematics and physical sciences and how they shape our world. She has been tutoring for almost 7 years with a focus on mathematics and physics at both the high school and post-secondary levels. Julie looks forward to working with students of all educational backgrounds to foster a love of learning.

Shyanne Dougherty (She/Her)

Shyanne completed her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology at Acadia University and is now completing a Masters degree in health ethics. She has a passion for all subjects and learning in a way! Her favourite form of learning is through travelling and interacting with new people. She’s also passionate about spreading her love of learning with others

Melissa Butler (She/Her)

Melissa completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University in 2021 with a double major in French and English. Melissa was named to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences dean’s list each year from 2017 to 2021 and obtained the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for 2020 to 2021. Melissa has always loved reading and writing and is excited to share her passion for French and English with others to help them excel and reach their academic goals.