St. John's 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!

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!

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!

Brooke Andrews (She/Her)

Brooke is a second year undergraduate student at Memorial University majoring in Physical Education with a minor in French. Brooke graduated with High School with French Immersion (Honours) and successfully completed her DELF B1 exam for Bilingualism. Brooke’s passion for learning and education began with her love for coaching both figure skating & soccer. She is excited to be part of the EDUCO family and pass on her love of learning with different styles of teaching to help her students with their own academic success. In her spare time, Brooke is part of the Human Kinetics and Recreation student society. She also enjoys volunteering,  playing sports and loves to hike on the many beautiful trails within the province.

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. 

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