In addition to starting After School University in 2010, Maria has developed and implemented education programs in the United States and other countries. She helped start and grow See The Change, an organization dedicated to bringing physics to U.S. middle schools, and has been appointed by Colorado’s governor to the Colorado Workforce Development Council. Her own education began in Russia, where she grew up and earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration. In America, Maria has earned a master’s in business administration and is currently pursuing a master’s in computer science. Maria is blessed to be a mother of three kids.
Dr. Anatoliy Glushchenko provides strategy and long-term vision for science and mathematics studies at After School University. He is the founder of Physics Research Associates, and is an award-winning professor of physics and directs the Center for Advanced Technology and Optical Materials at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). His world-renowned research is both fundamental and applied in nature, with sponsors including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Research Office, NATO, Lockheed Martin, and many others. During a 25 year academic career that began in his native Ukraine, Anatoliy has taught students ranging from elementary to graduate levels in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Anatoliy is crazy about his two kids.
Laurie Marshall, a certified social studies and art teacher, helps After School University “seek the spark” in each student. Laurie has worked with young people for 30 years in urban, rural, and suburban public schools. A specialist in project-based learning, she has collaborated with NASA, the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Smithsonian Institution and many other groups. She is also the founder of Unity Through Creativity and a national faculty member at the Buck Institute of Education. Laurie is a proud mother of two.
Krista is a Junior at the University of Wyoming pursuing her degree in Civil Engineering. She loves math and science and is awesome at it. She has helped many students at After School University to find their own passion for these subjects and bring their knowledge to a new level. As a tutor, she works hard to help others understand the concepts being taught in a myriad of ways (verbal, pictures, demonstrations, or examples.) Krista has been teaching AP and IB classes, various math levels, and ACT/SAT prep.
Megan grew up in Colorado Springs and is currently a sophomore studying Biology at Colorado State University. She plans on becoming a pharmacist and specialize in pediatrics or family medicine. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, golfing, running, the Colorado outdoors, any sports, and spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to helping students reach their academic potential! Megan encourages her students to set goals of their own. She wants to see each of her students push themselves to new boundaries and realize that they are capable of anything they set their mind to. Megan is teaching AP/IB classes.
Rachel is a graduate of Boston University. As a tutor, she combines her passion for each student with her teaching skills and methodologies. She applies her experience in education techniques to enhance student engagement, student accountability, and student’s enthusiasm for areas of their study. Rachel is teaching math to elementary and middle school kids.
Sarah is a sophomore at Baylor University pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Psychology while also minoring in Spanish. She plans to attend a graduate program for clinical psychology in the future. Her career aspiration is to support other people in any way that she can. Sarah is crazy about chemistry, biology, history, math and many other subjects. She believes that every student can be successful in whatever they decide as long as they set their mind to it. She loves working with students to develop skills that will help them with their future education and career goals. Sarah understands the difficulties students face at school and hopes to share her love for challenges with her students. As she is working with them on AP and IB level courses, she inspires them to accomplish their best. All of her students have reached top scores on AP and IB exams.
Both Alla's parents worked at school and she didn't want this destiny for herself. She graduated from the Academy of Public Service. But once while living in Ghana (West Africa), where she helped her husband to run a business, Alla was asked to be a Russian teacher in a private local school. The policy of the school was to get native speakers as language teachers. So Alla got her pedagogical minimum and teaching training there and became a Russian teacher for english speaking children. She really liked it. So After coming back to Russia Alla started teaching at first English and later Russian. At After School University, Alla is teaching Russian (basic-advanced).
Jessica is a graduate of University Colorado Colorado Springs. She has been an English and ACT/SAT tutor for over four years with some outstanding results. She is hugely passionate about the English language and about making sure that she can pass on that passion to others. Her student's success is shown in discovery: each time a student tries something new on their own, each time they are successful in a new skill. Every time a student discovers a poem they like when they once claimed to hate poetry, or every time a student writes an essay they are passionate about. To Jessica, that is what their success looks like.
Molly has graduated from East Texas Baptist University with math major/business minor. Currently she is pursuing PhD in Statistics from Baylor University. One of the major challenges as a math tutor, especially when meeting a new student, is overcoming their lack of confidence and frustration with the subject. In order to overcome this, Molly provides lots of encouragement and positive feedback. Molly believes that success for a student is not only knowing the concepts and being able to complete homework and tests accurately, but fully understanding the ideas deeper than surface level. A thorough understanding will allow students to make inferences and complete complex problems as well as use their resources to answer their own questions.