Mount Pearl Educators

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!

Haley Pinkson (She/Her)

Haley is completing her second degree at Memorial University, studying Education (Primary/Elementary). She graduated from high school with French Immersion (Honours) and has completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Recreation (Co-operative). She has always loved teaching and learning and is excited to work as a K-6 teacher in the future. Due to her studies, Haley has experience assisting K-9 learners with literacy, maths, and science. When she is not in the MUN education building, you can find her spending time with her friends and family, or walking her dog Luke. She is very excited to be a part of the EDUCO team, and can not wait to meet and learn with students!

Allison Manning (She/Her)

Allison is a fourth year Electrical Engineering at Memorial University and is working towards a career in Renewable Energy. In her free time she is a Project Manager for a MUN Engineering/Business student group, enjoys reading, and spending time outdoors. She specializes in Math and Science and has always loved learning and helping others better understand these subjects. Allison is very excited to be a part of the EDUCO team and to be able to help students achieve their goals!

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

Marissa Taylor (She/Her)

Hi!! I’m Marissa! I’m currently completing social work as a second degree at Memorial University, while previously completing a psychology honours degree at Grenfell Campus! I will be focused on tutoring a variety of subjects at the primary/elementary level, but I’m also here to help with any Psychology, English or any other electives at the post-secondary level! For some students school work can become overwhelming, and I hope to help alleviate some of that stress by providing a safe and welcoming environment to learn in a way that works best for the student. Everyone has different strengths, and it’s important to find ways to enhance those by finding a path that will allow the student to be the most successful. Outside of tutoring you’ll find me getting some school work done,  painting crafts for my small business or scurrying off to one of my other student jobs

Lauren Anstey (She/Her)

Lauren is finishing up her last semester of her Bachelors degree in Biochemistry (Nutrition). After discovering a passion for teaching during her time at Explore in Toronto, she decided to pursue education and is set to begin her second degree in the fall of 2025. Being a lifeguard and swim instructor for 5+ years has given her an appreciation of all of the different ways students learn. She has a passion for French and Math, and hopes to spread that enthusiasm!
Lauren loves her dog Zeus and spends most of her time walking him, painting, baking or doing crafty things. She’s happy for joining EDUCO and can’t wait to continue building student’s confidences and help each school day be a little bit easier:)

Gina Tuck (She/Her)

I completed my Bachelor of Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2023 with a major in Biochemistry and minor in Chemistry. Prior to this, I graduated with honours from Mount Pearl Senior High. I specialize in math, science, chemistry, biology, and physics at junior high, high school, and university/post secondary levels. While at MUN, I worked as a chemistry laboratory teacher assistant. Outside of tutoring, you can find me drawing, painting, and travelling. I am very excited to be a part of the EDUCO team and have the opportunity to help students reach their goals!

Chloe Fridgen (She/Her)

Hi, my name is Chloe! I'm currently a first-year engineering student at Memorial University with a passion for science and math and I love being able to help people reach their full academic potential and goals. I believe that everyone has the ability to succeed when they put their mind to it, and I'm dedicated to making that a reality for my students. When I'm not busy studying, I enjoy walking my three dogs and spending quality time with close friends.