Meet The Tutors
My name is Cynthia Bramble. I have taught in the public school setting for over 38 years, mostly in elementary and special education. Twenty-two of those years were taught in my home state of Pennsylvania in the Governor Mifflin School District. I love watching soccer games with my husband and backing with my daughter. Some of my favorites are kids, Chelsea FC soccer team, England, Nova Scotia, and cats, because cats are cool!
Scheduler, Office Assistant
I am originally from Long Island, New York and have recently moved down to South Carolina where I am a full time student at Coastal Carolina University studying Actuarial Science. Back home I was a preschool teacher for 3 years and spent the majority of my time working with children– a big passion of mine! When I am not in class you can find me right behind the front desk at Angwin Academy, where I can assist with any and all your scheduling needs
Hi everyone! My name is Lexie Carnaggio, I am a graduate student at Coastal Carolina University, where I am studying the Venus Flytrap. When I am not in the lab, I enjoy taking walks on nature trails or reading a book on the beach. I believe every day is an opportunity to learn something new!
Laura Lynn Florio has always enjoyed tutoring. She began helping student athletes with their humanities papers while a grad student at Wake Forest University. She then moved to New York City where she translated recipes for the state-side version of La Cucina Italiana and tutored students in all grades in remedial math and reading through the Princeton Review. After living in Florence, Italy, where she wrote historical pieces for a pastoral archive, she arrived in Pawleys Island. There, she tutored at-risk elementary students, as well as oversaw a Virtual Learner’s Day Program for a local non-profit. At Angwin Academy, she loves working with students in all things humanities, especially to do with England and Italy. Her dog Blueberry is Angwin’s mascot.
Some of Terry’s varied experience includes being an itinerant teacher for the Intellectually Gifted and Talented Grades 4-9; Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 4-6 Language Arts, as well as Grades 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12 English. Also, he has been an instructor at the Business College Level and has extensive experience in GED. He has been an adjunct instructor in Direct Marketing at NYU.
My name is Patricia Howlett and I am currently a high school English teacher. I have been teaching high school English since 2013. I taught elementary school prior to this (grades K, 1 and 2). I am a life-long learner and believe that every student can and will learn the tools they need for success with positive coaching and differentiated instruction based on the specific student's learning style and level. I love to promote academic success in my tutoring sessions, offer remediation, and scaffolding to encourage a higher level of thought (critical thinking). On a personal note, I have raised 4 amazing children and have a two year old grandson. I love animals! I have two cats and a dog that are joys in my life.
I’m Jainah, a math tutor here at Angwin Academy. I am currently in my last semester at Coastal Carolina University studying applied physics with a math minor. I am planning to teach middle school math after graduation. I am passionate about education, but I also love to cook, go on nature walks, and listen to all types of music.
My name is Cathey Merritt and I am a graduate from UNCW. I have taught in NC and SC for 25 years. My teaching experience has been in the classroom, as a Reading Specialist, Interventionist and an Academic Coach. I have over 18 years experience in tutoring utilizing the Hill Center Methodology.
Ms. Debi O’Dell is an experienced educator with a BA degree in Social Science and Language Arts, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, and certifications in writing/Journalism, APUSH, AP Language Arts, AP Human Geography, and Political Science. She has taught both on the secondary and college levels. Ms. O’Dell has been recognized as Teacher of the Year by the American Bar Association, Daughters of the American Revolution (WV), Professional Education of the Year (WV) and a Master Teacher in several states. In her free time she enjoys the beach, hunting shark’s teeth, gardening, and writing.
I have worked at Angwin Academy for almost five years. Some of my favorite areas of tutoring are English Literature, Writing, History, Public Speaking, College Prep, Study Skills and more! I attended the University of South Carolina and have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Masters of Arts in Teaching. I have taught English and Public Speaking at Horry Technical College and English at Dent Middle School in Columbia, SC. I have lived in Myrtle Beach for 28 years with my husband Grant. We have two sons, Dylan who recently graduated from University of South Carolina, and Mason who is currently a Sophomore at the University of South Carolina. In my free time I enjoy reading, walking, going to the beach, and attending Carolian football games with my family. I love all of my students and want the very best for each and every one.
I recently traded in the snow gear required to live in the State of Maine for beachwear to live in Myrtle Beach. I have spent the past 20 years in public education as a classroom teacher and building principal. I am currently spending my days at Chabad Jewish Academy as the Visiting Principal.
I grew up in Florence, Italy from age 3 to 9. Although English was my first spoken language, I learned to read and write in Italian while my mom taught me to read English at home. I grew up traveling and studied French all throughout school. My first job ever was tutoring French and Italian on campus at CCU. Everyone always told me I should be a teacher because I was so patient, but for some reason I kept fighting it. I ended up finishing school at Old Dominion University and majored in international business and minored in French. I went on working in business but once I had my daughter it was clear that I had a different idea for my work life balance. After making some life adjustments and moving back to Myrtle Beach, I found Angwin Academy by accident or fate, and it just clicked. I realized I love teaching children one-on-one or in small groups. I love giving them the confidence and courage they need from a young age.
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