90% of students score above average on standardized tests

community service & christian teachings

5:1

Teacher to Student Ratio

curriculum that meets state standards

MISSION

The mission of Tip-Top Tutoring is to empower future leaders that will use their critical thinking and creativity skills to make a positive impact in their community and the world, by focusing on whole-child development and fostering love for all living things, people, God and The United States.

TEAM

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Ms. Pena, Stephanie

DIRECTOR / TEACHER

 

Stephanie Pena received a Masters degree in Special Education with Specialization in Autism from Florida International Univeristy. Prior to opening Tip-Top Tutoring, Ms. Pena worked for the public school system teaching neurotypical children and students with Autism on all levels of the spectrum. This included using general and modified curriculums for Elementary grade levels. After seven years, Ms. Pena resigned to focus on a tutoring company that helped students meet and exceed grade level standards. With her passion for Autism, she also continued to tutor non-verbal students with Autism in academics, as well as social and life skills. She realized there was a need for programs that could help children who were capable of attaining more skills than what they were displaying in their academic settings. Ms. Pena created a program that would make it possible to focus on the whole child as well as student's strengths and weaknesses by working in small groups and using constant informal assessments and progress monitoring to individualize lessons. She made sure the program was enjoyable for students because she understands the importance of student motivation in their academic success. Today, Ms. Pena happily enjoys teaching her students and seeing their self-esteem grow from realizing their own potential.

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Mrs. Altman Diaz, Vanessa

TEACHER

Vanessa Altman-Diaz is a Florida Certified teacher in Elementary Education for grades K through 6th. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from University of Phoenix in 2018. Prior to receiving her degree, Mrs. Altman also studied at the Kansas City Art Institute for three in years in Painting and Fibers. While attending art school, she took a position as an Art Assistant Teacher and found a new passion for teaching. She applied those skills and gained further teaching experience as a VPK teacher assistant and tutor for Elementary level students. Mrs. Altman started as a part-time tutor at Tip-Top Tutor helping students of various abilities meet their academic goals. She is beloved by parents, students and teachers for her passion, creativity and patience and has become one of our full time lead teachers, providing accommodations for students with different needs. Her experience with children of various ages and abilities allows her to create a supportive and creative learning environment.

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