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our teachers


BrightNup Academy is very selective when employing a teacher. Every teacher is very carefully chosen. All our teachers are from Fairfax/ Loudoun county public schools. They are very knowledgeable, very experienced and extremely dedicated, and they will make sure that your child is successful and is performing at their optimal capabilities.

Ms. Williams

Ms. Williams

Teacher

Ms. Williams graduated from the University of Virginia and holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration in the teaching of writing and literature. Ms. Williams has taught all academic grade levels as well as regular, honors and Advanced Placement classes at both the middle and high school levels.

As an experienced English teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools, Ms. Williams is highly effective in teaching critical reading, critical thinking skills, all aspects of the writing process, grammar skills and motivating students. Ms. Williams has extensive teaching experience specializing in test preparation such as TJ, AOS, PSAT and SAT.

Ms. Williams defines herself as an innovative teacher because of her content knowledge, effective tutoring/mentoring skills and imaginative approaches to teaching. Ms. Williams does more than simply transmit information; she helps students develop skills that invoke knowledge and moves them forward. Ms. Williams’s use of differentiated instructional strategies to strengthen students’ reading, writing, and grammar skills equips students with the necessary tools to succeed. Ms. Williams’ helps students become independent thinkers during the writing process by providing comprehensive feedback of written assignments.

Ms. Maria LeBerre

Ms. Maria LeBerre

Teacher

Ms. LeBerre has over 20 years of higher education work experience. She has been currently teaching college courses in University of Maryland University College for about six years. Her approach for test preparation includes things like targeted practice, review with a partner, recall aids and when appropriate, memorization techniques. For bigger picture study skills beyond test prep, she works with students on organization, time management, breaking up projects into smaller pieces, and other approaches as needed.

Ms. LeBerre has extensive experience on TJ/AOS Prep, ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, SAT Reading, and SAT Writing.

Ms. LeBerre has Bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia and Master’s degree from Ohio State University and PhD (Oral Communication) from George Mason University.

Mr. Bill Dobson

Mr. Bill Dobson

Teacher

Mr. Dobson has over twenty-nine years of teaching experience including twenty as a full time teacher in the Fairfax County Public Schools system. He holds a Virginia Certification License in Mathematics for grades 7-12 and has taught at both the Middle School and High School levels. His subject matter teaching experiences include teaching pre-algebra, elementary and intermediate algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and AP Calculus. Mr. Dobson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and Master of Arts degree in Management. In addition to his public school experiences, Mr. Dobson has spent many years teaching at the college level students.