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Core English

Whether your child is learning English as a second language or working on perfecting their term paper composition, EDMO Coaches are here to help! EDMO Coaches focused on Core English help build up kids’ understanding of appropriate reading and writing strategies. EDMO Coaches work with kids of any grade level to help them summarize and comprehend fiction and nonfiction sources and/or come up with exercises that explore different methods of writing. EDMO Coaches can also provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Required materials: paper and a writing utensil
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Mary Cron

Mary Cron specializes as an English tutor and values teaching young minds how to master the written word while also building self confidence. When Mary was a young student, she had tutors who gave her the self confidence and tools to pursue her dreams. And it is her passion to pass on the same enthusiasm to other young minds. She loves working with kids because as much as she is teaching them, they are teaching her about their world and perspectives. She has extensive experience tutoring in various levels that range from English Composition all the way up to Advanced Placement Literature. In addition, she has an Associates Degree in English Literature while currently working towards her BA at California State University Chico. Mary's passion is to teach young minds about the written word while also giving them confidence in how to express themselves.

Emily Cline

Emily Cline is excited to be an EDMO Coach! She is currently an undergraduate student at UCLA studying environmental science with concentrations in conservation biology and GIS. Emily loves working with kids because of the unique connections you can make and the invaluable perspective that kids have to offer. She is passionate about education, and believes that learning should be an immersive, engaging experience for all.

Benji Lenett

Since the age of 12, Benji has worked with EDMO, and has gained a respect and love for both the philosophies of kindness & courage and the transformation of kids able to be in its positive environment. With over seven years of experience with both counseling and tutoring in English and Grammar, Benji is hoping to be able to help facilitate a more focused learning environment in the home (and give parents a well deserved break!). Younger than most Coaches on the site – as a Freshman at Whittier College – Benji will bring youthful energy and positivity to whoever he works with. Benji believes that the best way to connect with kids beyond tutoring a subject is by engaging in their interests, while sharing laughs along the way.

Jacqueline Chis

Jackie is excited to be a part of the EDMO team. She has had so much fun being a camp instructor, and is excited to continue working with the EDMO method. Jackie is a Masters of Education student working on her teaching licensure at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Her concentration is in secondary education and English but is excited to learn with children of all ages, K-12. She believes that learning should be centered around growth, curiosity, and each of our own individual needs.

Kailey McFadden

Kailey is so excited to be joining EDMO for her second time. Kailey recently worked at the EDMO summer camp in Sacramento. It was so much fun and the kids were amazing! Kailey graduated from Sacramento State in May 2021 with her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies and with honors. She is working on getting her teaching credential, so she can teacher future students. She is so excited to bring her knowledge and love for teaching, and to help students in homework, English, Art, Science, Pe/ Yoga and mental health. She can’t wait to meet students and help them succeed!

Annie Lockmiller

Annie received a B.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and will complete her M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from San Jose State in December 2020. Annie's goal in education is to make a connection with every student she works with. She seeks to help kids develop through compassion and exploring their interests. Annie is dedicated to promoting social justice and cultural awareness to help students develop an informed and open-minded perspective on the world. She also believes in laughter and fun in education. She has experience in working with students in STEM fields as well as Social and Emotional Learning. She has experience with academic and career counseling, and has worked with children from ages 3-18.

Jordie Marie Rippon

Jordie Marie Rippon is A graduate student studying Creative Producing and Management at CalArts. She has previously received a Bachelor's of Science in Technology Communication and Theater. She loves to create an environment that makes it fun to learn and loves to encourage and empower kids to think about problems differently as a tool to help solve the problem.

Paula Nordstrom Miranda

Paula is someone who truly values diverse interests and passions. As an older sister, she has loved working with kids and helping them learn. She is pursuing a B.A. in English Literature, minor in Global Public Health, and a Pre-Med track at UC Berkeley. Her passions are fighting for equal health opportunities for disadvantaged youth and building relationships with different communities. Ever since she was young, Paula’s mother has always told her that the one thing that no one can take away from is her education. However, children today continue to face various educational barriers and Paula hopes to help ensure equal educational opportunities for everyone. She values all education and loves to teach a wide variety of subjects. She really loves reading, playing with her dogs, and exploring new ways that she can be involved with her community.

Nadia Lynn Erlendson

Nadia is passionate about self-directed education and finding solutions to making alternative, humanistic education accessible to all. Over the past 9 years she has worked as an Early Years Educator in 3 different countries and is currently researching alternative communal systems plus the intersections of self-reliance and education. Nadia was born in California, has a partner who was born in Myanmar, a daughter who was born in Thailand, and a son who was born in Hong Kong! Nadia is excited to bring her knowledge of co/self regulation to EDMO friends through read alouds and critical conversations.