The extraordinary team of Can Do Learners tutors serves as the heartbeat of our educational journey. Each tutor brings a distinctive blend of skills, passion and unwavering dedication to ensure an enriching learning experience for your child.

With Can Do Learners, you’re not just hiring tutors; you’re gaining educational allies committed to unlocking your child’s full potential. We firmly believe that every child holds the capacity for greatness, and our tutors are here to inspire, guide, and empower them on their academic journey.

Get to know the faces behind the expertise— meet our team below!

ABBY BELASCO

Founder & Lead Tutor

Abby is the visionary founder and lead tutor of Can Do Learners, bringing a wealth of expertise cultivated over 15 years in the classroom and 25 years as a tutor. Her commitment to literacy education is underscored by the attainment of a Masters in Literacy and a National Board Certification in reading. Abby channels her extensive experience not only as an educator, but also as a parent of two children. Her dedication extends beyond academic realms; she has a proven track record of supporting struggling families and instilling confidence in her students, making her a cornerstone of Can Do Learners.

JESSICA K.

Joining us from the vibrant world of middle school special education, Jessica brings a decade of teaching prowess to Can Do Learners. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP)…

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JESSICA K.

Joining us from the vibrant world of middle school special education, Jessica brings a decade of teaching prowess to Can Do Learners. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) artisan, Jessica crafts personalized learning plans for students, and seamlessly integrates technology to champion diverse learning styles. She is a passionate child advocate, dedicated to instilling a lifelong love for learning in the hearts and minds of her students.

MICHELLE S.

Michelle is an occupational therapist with over two decades of experience in education supporting diverse learners to improve their ability to access curriculum and….

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MICHELLE S.

Michelle is an occupational therapist with over two decades of experience in education supporting diverse learners to improve their ability to access curriculum and performance in school. With certifications and training in Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing (SIPT) from Spiral Foundation, Vision Skills Training, Listening Programming, Structured Reading and Handwriting Curriculums, her dynamic background influences the way that she assesses and works on Literacy Skills which is from a holistic and comprehensive approach. Working on the foundational motor skills of literacy, students have made significant shifts and progress with their reading and writing skills influencing classroom performance, students empowerment, and graduation rates.

BETH M.

Beth brings more than 15 years of teaching experience to Can Do Learners, having taught in mainstream and inclusion classrooms…

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BETH M.

Beth brings more than 15 years of teaching experience to Can Do Learners, having taught in mainstream and inclusion classrooms. Her expertise shines through when creating 504 plans and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for her students. Beyond the classroom, Beth loves running, and is very committed to both physical wellness and teaching.

JENNI M.

Jenni’s education skillset is primarily rooted in the Montessori model of teaching. However, she is expanding her expertise by participating in Orton…

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JENNI M.

Jenni’s education skillset is primarily rooted in the Montessori model of teaching. However, she is expanding her expertise by participating in Orton Gillingham reading training this year. Her love for learning is evident in her interactions with students, creating a dynamic and engaging educational environment. Jenni aspires to deepen her understanding of education by pursuing a Ph.D., showcasing her commitment to continuous growth and enrichment.

LEKSY L.

Lesky is a former elementary school teacher specializing in math, reading comprehension, writing skills and social sciences for students from K-12th grade…

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LEKSY L.

Lesky is a former elementary school teacher specializing in math, reading comprehension, writing skills and social sciences for students from K-12th grade. Trained in Cognitively Guided Instruction for math, her approach is rooted in combining social emotional skills with academic skills. Lesky focuses on confidence building and building, personalized learning plans based on her student’s individual needs.

LESLIE H.

A former high school teacher, Leslie has earned both her Doctorate in Education (leadership and educational change) and her associates certificate from …..

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LESLIE H.

A former high school teacher, Leslie has earned both her Doctorate in Education (leadership and educational change)and her associates certificate from the Orton Gillingham Academy to provide support for beginning readers as well. Leslie is incredible with helping students at almost any grade. She has a gift for evaluating students and creating plans that are prescriptive to the students literacy needs. She communicates honestly and develops a fantastic rapport with her students.

MARY Y.

A former elementary school teacher with a passion for early childhood education, Mary brings a plethora of experience to our team….

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JESSICA K.

A former elementary school teacher with a passion for early childhood education, Mary brings a plethora of experience to our team. Mary taught at a STEM-certified school in Georgia, where her enthusiasm for education was particularly evident in her work with gifted children. Her dedication to fostering learning in a child’s formative years adds a valuable dimension to our educational approach.

ROBIN S.

A seasoned teacher and mother of two, Robin is a phenomenal advocate for students with special needs. With skills extending beyond the classroom…

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ROBIN S.

A seasoned teacher and mother of two, Robin is a phenomenal advocate for students with special needs. With skills extending beyond the classroom, Robin supports and advocates for families navigating the challenges of raising neurodivergent children, offering invaluable guidance to those in need.

SARI F.

Sari, currently a fifth-grade teacher within the Cherry Creek School District, enriches our team with her experience and dedication to education. Trained in Just Words and….

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SARI F.

Sari, currently a fifth-grade teacher within the Cherry Creek School District, enriches our team with her experience and dedication to education.. Trained in Just Words and holding a READ Act certification, she focuses on empowering elementary-age students to enhance their reading skills. Sari’s strives to instill confidence in students, fostering a belief in their capabilities to succeed in any area they choose.

TAYLOR M.

A remarkable educator specializing in guiding middle and high school students toward organization, motivation, and active….

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TAYLOR M.

A remarkable educator specializing in guiding middle and high school students toward organization, motivation, and active engagement in their learning, Taylor has an extensive background in neurodivergent education. Taylor holds a Masters Degree in Special Education, and leverages her vast experience in this field to successfully support the unique needs of every student.

HUNTER S.

Hunter is a paragon of patience and kindness. His innate ability to connect with middle and high school students is not only effective, but amazing to see….

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HUNTER S.

Hunter is a paragon of patience and kindness. His innate ability to connect with middle and high school students is not only effective, but amazing to see. Hunter engages students beyond just mathematics, and his unique approach helps students feel seen and heard. In addition to his pursuits in education, Hunter runs his own clothing resale business.

ALLISON L.

Allison is a highly qualified educator with 13 years of dedicated teaching experience. She earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education in Chicago. Allison is….

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ALLISON L.

Allison is a highly qualified educator with 13 years of dedicated teaching experience. She earned a Master’s degree in Elementary Education in Chicago. Allison is passionate about creating engaging and enjoyable learning experiences for her students, aiming to make education not only informative but also fun. Her commitment extends beyond the classroom, as she values building meaningful relationships with her students to foster a positive and supportive learning environment.

LEAH B.

Leah was born and raised in Denver and has served as a bilingual educator, both as a teacher and administrator, since 1996. She has taught all subjects ….

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LEAH B.

Leah was born and raised in Denver and has served as a bilingual educator, both as a teacher and administrator, since 1996. She has taught all subjects Pre-K-8th grade. She holds a BA in Spanish Bilingual/Bicultural Education, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction and holds a current Principal’s License. She is proficient in English and Spanish. She is a mother to two twice-exceptional children. Leah has personal, and professional experience, in Giftedness, 504s, IEPs, ADD, Sensory Processing Disorder and various other learning disabilities. She believes that learning should be fun and tailored to the learner. She tailors learning to the needs of the child and supports each child in becoming the best they can be!

BROOKE S.

Brooke has been teaching students for twenty four years. She taught High School science for most of her career. She currently teaches at ….

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BROOKE S.

Brooke has been teaching students for twenty four years. She taught High School science for most of her career. She currently teaches at a small, expeditionary learning high school in Aurora focused on a project based curriculum. Brooke loves digging into assignments with kids and breaking down the necessary steps to be successful with their executive functioning skills of brainstorming, planning, organizing, writing and editing writing are vital for success in Middle School classes. Brooke also has two of her own children. She enjoys the mountains, yoga and reading in her free time.

SHERRY H.

Sherry H. is a veteran reading and writing teacher. She has 3 years of experience in a traditional setting and 10 years in virtual teaching…

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SHERRY H.

Sherry H. is a veteran reading and writing teacher. She has 3 years of experience in a traditional setting and 10 years in virtual teaching. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Georgia Southern University. Sherry has been married for 28 years with two children and several lively dogs. She resides in Georgia and enjoys reading, cooking, and outdoor activities, especially water sports. Passionate about fostering a love for reading and ensuring students’ success, she encourages caregivers to take each day at a time, committing to a fulfilling educational journey. 

TIM B.

Tim has been in education for 17 years and has certifications and experience teaching preparation for standardized tests including the …

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TIM B.

Tim has been in education for 17 years and has certifications and experience teaching preparation for standardized tests including the SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement (AP) Writing and Literature exams, and 6-8 CMAS tests.  When he isn’t tutoring, Tim teaches 11th and 8th grade English Language Arts at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College and has a plethora of experience engaging students and multi-language (MLE) learners, Neurodivergent learners, and individuals who may have become disenfranchised or disengaged from their academic journey. While his primary focus is English Language Arts and Composition, he has expertise in testing strategies and support, remediation strategies, helping learners develop executive functioning skills, and has tutored and provided academic support in all levels of Mathematics, 6-8th grade Science curriculum, and Social Studies.  Outside of the classroom, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, reading, playing board games, running, and playing various sports (basketball, pickleball, soccer, etc.). 

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