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Tutor Doctor Portland – Our Team

Carl Pruett | Owner, Education Consultant

Carl is a Tutor Doctor owner and passionate educator seasoned by eight years’ experience with students at the middle and high school levels. He has worked with both general and special education populations and is a credentialed public school teacher in Oregon and California. He loves the effectiveness of 1-to-1 and small group tutoring and has logged over 1100 hours doing so. His ideal career reveals a combination of duties as entrepreneur, education consultant and directly serving his community of familes, students and educators. Carl holds a B.S. Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton. Outside of education, Carl enjoys writing music, cycling, beach excursions and politics. He is a persistent volunteer at the International School.

Tutor Doctor Portland Carl Pruett

Mark Seker | Owner, Education Consultant

Mark is responsible for tutoring services in much of Portland and surrounding districts. He believes in the power of education to brighten the future for students. He brings to Tutor Doctor families over 25 years of education, business and management experience. In 1988, he founded an education services company and is seasoned by diverse roles including program management, training design, training delivery and account management. His career centered on the development and delivery of professional services within large communities. Mark holds a B.A. Mathematics from The College of Wooster. When not working, you’ll find him on outdoor adventures with his twin boys, wondering about the world or speed gardening at his SW Portland home.

Tutor Doctor Portland Mark Seker

Amber Hicks | Tutor Team Leader

Amber is responsible for leading and supporting a team of over 100 local tutors, with special emphasis on getting them successfully started with their first family engagement. As an experienced tutor since 2006, she’s worked with general and special education populations and her assignments have developed deeper than usual competence helping students with life skills, study skills and organization. Her background includes significant time overseas teaching in 1:1, small group, and classroom environments at all levels K – 12 + adult. She shares “I believe that all students can learn any subject if given the needed guidance, tools, and encouragement. I’ve been lucky enough to experience the joy that comes from a student who grasps an idea that had been pushed aside as unattainable for far too long. I want to be part of encouraging the joy of life-long learning.” Amber holds a masters degree in International Relations.

Amber Hicks

Shelly Edwards | Education Consultant

Shelly is responsible for meeting potential students and families and beginning the process to help students become more successful in school work and for the rest of their lives. She believes everyone has the capacity to learn and that it never stops. She tries to learn something new every day herself and brings that to every person she meets. She has over 25 years’ experience as a professional trainer in library automation, Alzheimer’s Disease, challenging behaviors, and caregiving. She has traveled the U.S. as a trainer and public speaker. Shelly holds a B.A. in History from Mount Union College and an M.L.S. from Kent State University. When not working, you’ll find Shelly playing piano, singing, volunteering as a Stephen’s Minister, or finding other ways to give back to society from her Beaverton home.

Shelly Edwards

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