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About Our Tutors

  • Lizzie Gill

    Lizzie, a native of Memphis, is a 2003 graduate of St. Mary’s Episcopal School and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from the University of the South. Lizzie found her passion for teaching in 2009 when a family friend needed a math tutor for her daughter, and she has been teaching and tutoring non-stop ever since. Lizzie began teaching Science at Memphis University School while also maintaining a full tutoring schedule in October of 2009. After seeing a gap in the services that are provided for students and watching some of her own students continue to struggle even after seeking help from tutors, after four years Lizzie decided to leave the classroom days behind and go back to focusing completely on creating the most comprehensive concierge tutoring service available in the Mid-South. Lizzie specializes in Math, Science, ACT/SAT/GRE/GMAT, as well as study, test taking, and organizational skills for all students ranging from elementary to college level academic courses.
  • Spencer Reese

    Spencer Reese earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee in 1999 and then attended the University of Memphis to earn a Masters in English in 2001. In 2005, he was selected to the Renaissance Research Team at Exeter University for a research project on the depiction of the fairy-tale witch-figure from George MacDonald to JK Rowling. In 2012 he earned an M.Litt. from St. Andrews School of Divinity. Today, he is pursuing a doctoral degree from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Currently he is starting his seventh year at Memphis University School and his fifteenth year of teaching.

  • Dr. Patti Ray

    Dr. Patti Ray has an extensive background in public and private education, ranging from a secondary classroom teacher, a school administrator at Germantown High School, Cordova High School and St. Mary’s Episcopal School for Girls, to an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Union University and for the Memphis Teacher Residency Program (MTR). She is also a devoted researcher of how the brain learns, and has offered related presentations at local, state, and national conferences.

  • Sarah Phifer

    A native Memphian, Sarah Phifer teaches English at Saint Agnes Academy, her alma mater, where she works with the same instructors that helped foster her appreciation both for literature and for teaching. Though she teaches British Literature and Freshmen English at Saint Agnes, she taught post-Civil War American Literature and Freshmen Composition during her graduate studies at the University of Mississippi, where she focused on 20th Century and contemporary American Southern Literature. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of the South: Sewanee.
  • Julie Bethell

    Julie graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1986, earning a B.S. in Secondary Education with concentrations in Math and Psychology. In 1989, she received her J.D. degree at the University of Alabama School of Law. She moved to Memphis in 1989 and began practicing law. Through the years, as she raised her family with her husband Clay, Julie has alternated her time practicing law, teaching math, and tutoring. In 1997, she began teaching math and Algebra at Maria Montessori School, in the heart of the Harbor Town community, where she taught for five years. Julie has been tutoring independently for the last five years. She loves making math and Algebra fun for her students, and she appreciates the one-on-one interaction that tutoring provides. Additionally, Julie’s years of experience with legal writing give her a unique perspective and an ability to help students write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Lorraine Gagliano

    Lorraine Gagliano holds a B.A. in Classical Languages and Classical Studies from Vanderbilt University, an M.A. in Latin from the University of Michigan, and two additional M.A. degrees in Classical Archaeology from both the University of Michigan and Florida State University. She studied Latin and Classics at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, as well as Latin intensively with Fr. Reginald Foster, former Latinist for Pope John Paul II. Lorraine excavated for several summers in the Mediterranean, including at Pompeii, Ostia, and the Athenian Agora. She taught Latin and Classics at the middle school and high school levels at Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN), as well as at the university level at the University of Michigan, Florida State University, and the University of Memphis. Lorraine has tutored Latin students of all levels from a number of local schools and is familiar with a wide variety of Latin textbooks, including those used at St. Mary's and MUS.

  • Dodd Newton

    Dodd Newton is a native Memphian who recently returned from Beijing, China, where he worked for 7 years as a journalist and university lecturer. He earned his Master's from Tsinghua, China's top university, in financial journalism, and worked as a writer and director for a leading national weekly interview news program on Beijing TV, recently directing interviews with John Kerry, Elon Musk, Michael Jordan, visiting heads of state, etc. Dodd has travelled throughout Asia, and speaks and reads Mandarin fluently. He is a graduate of Christian Brothers H.S. and has a degree in broadcast news and political science from the University of Memphis. He is a proponent of active US involvement in Asian development, trade, and cross-cultural communication.
  • Tina Huey

    Tina Huey earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and her Masters in English from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She taught AP English classes at the high school level for years and was a professor at UTM for more than a decade. Her career also included teaching freshman composition at two community colleges and writing freelance for two regional newspapers. She has worked with students who were accepted to Ivy League schools, including Yale, and to medical school. She enjoys working with students individually, helping them to polish their narrative style and to impart their unique point of view. Her goal is to help them bring their writing to life.

  • Florence Mullins

    Florence Mullins has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Hendrix College, a Masters in Science in Physics from the University of Memphis, and another Masters in Science in Medical Physics from LSU. She began tutoring as a peer tutor in Calculus and Physics as an undergraduate student at Hendrix. She continued to tutor undergraduate students in physics while obtaining her graduate degrees. At University of Memphis, she was a graduate student instructor of record from 1992-1996. From 1996 to 1998, she was a substitute teacher in Calculus and Physics for Memphis City Schools as well as for the Shelby County School system. For the four years prior to joining No Limits, Florence has been tutoring high school and college Physics and Math courses for another local tutoring service.

  • Marsha Stemmler

    Bio coming soon