What is S.T.A.R.?

Consistency is key! Miss as few sessions as possible.
Highly individualized plans means no two students are taught the same way!
All students! All ages! All subjects! All backgrounds!
This tutoring works!

About S.T.A.R.

Experienced and innovative, we enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities. We have specific techniques that inspire success in all students, including physically impaired, emotionally impaired, ADD, ADHD, as well as those experiencing Autistic behaviors.

Additionally, we have worked with many high school juniors and seniors, and beginning college students, helping them achieve the education goals they need to excel at the college level. We concentrate on reading and study skills, addressing issues such as dyslexia and ADD, and building strong study and organizational habits.

Using music, manipulatives, and house hold items, we engage with our students, assessing their current abilities and using their interests to build advancing skills.

Additionally, the founder of Study with S.T.A.R. is a founding piano teacher in the Royal Conservatory of Music Exam Program, and can often be found accompanying soloists as well as performing as a piano soloist. We teach piano students of all ages, and have taught autistic, visually impaired, and hearing impaired students. We also tutor music theory and music history.

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The Founder of Study With S.T.A.R. holds a Master’s degree in Neuroscience, with an emphasis on Learning Styles. In addition they have earned a Bachelor's degree in Education with a focus on Secondary Education. Academically their work has been utilized in various published articles and curriculums. Founder received their musical training from The Royal Conservatory of Canada, and is a founding teacher of the Royal Conservatory of Music Exam Program. Their love for music, prestigious training, education, experience and personality put them in a unique position to relate to their students on an academic level; but also interpersonally.

Education:The Union Institute and University Vermont College undergrad.


  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: Contact us to receive your personal quote.
  • Travel policy: Contact us for a personal quote for traveling tutors up to 10 miles from East Lansing, MI. additional charges will apply.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/22/2018
  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee


Monday - Friday: 2pm - 7pm

5 Star Reviews

Very patient with my son!

I am very happy with the founder of Study with S.T.A.R.’s work with my son. he can be a bit of a handful and they do a wonderful job redirecting him back on task. I know it will only get better! THANKS STUDY WITH S.T.A.R.!!!

Andrea - 105 lessons with Study With S.T.A.R.

Innovative and Focused

The founder of Study with S.T.A.R. is innovative in their approach to working with my daughter. They are focused on my child as an individual learner. They are a perfect fit for the challenges of my daughter.

Sarah - 45 lessons with Study With S.T.A.R.

Great tutor

My son really struggled with math, but the worst part was the dread and anxiety. He has some attention issues and really grappled with “math logic”. The founder of Study with S.T.A.R. was perfect. They not only calmly explained math to him, they also helped repair his confidence. This year, he is really getting it. It’s not his favorite subject, and he does still get anxious, but nowhere near the level, he had previously. They have an understanding of how different brains work, and was extremely patient when needed, but held him accountable. We hope to keep The founder of Study with S.T.A.R. in the future.

Myles - 17 lessons with Study With S.T.A.R.

Superstar tutor!

My daughter who is five LOVES the founder of Study with S.T.A.R. and enjoys her time learning with them tremendously! The founder of Study with S.T.A.R. is just awesome with kids!! Very knowledgeable and very patient with children! We absolutely love them!

Anna - 26 lessons with Study With S.T.A.R.

Wonderful tutor, knowledgeable and friendly

My six-year-old grandson who is struggling with reading really enjoys his sessions with the founder of Study with S.T.A.R.. They are very patient and he finds the sessions with them fun. I believe he learns more from them in regards to reading and recall than he does at school and they are very knowledgeable in the fact that one teaching method does not fit all. We are very happy with the progress he is making.

Cindi - 15 lessons with Study With S.T.A.R.

Engaged tutor

The founder of Study with S.T.A.R. is very engaged and committed to education. They have established a very good connection with my child. They have created a trusting and comfortable environment that helps the education process. They are working on identifying my child’s strengths and help using them to overcome his weaknesses.

Nelson - 10 lessons with Study With S.T.A.R.

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

The founder of Study with S.T.A.R. does a great job working with my son on a regular basis. They are very adept at helping him get his ideas organized. They assists him with learning strategies and how to focus productively.

Shana - 164 lessons with Study With S.T.A.R.

Absolutely Amazing Tutor

The founder of Study with S.T.A.R. has been fabulous for my 13-year-old daughter who has ADHD and dyslexia. They help her with every class, except Spanish. Their knowledge of reading, writing, and math is astounding. I have a post-graduate degree and still can’t understand my daughter’s Algebra, nonetheless teach it to her. The founder of Study with S.T.A.R. will work ahead of the class in math. They will communicate with her teachers if needed. My daughter is getting A’s on all math tests this year! More importantly, The founder of Study with S.T.A.R. completely “gets” my daughter. They are very patient and my daughter really likes them. My daughter doesn’t need her Ritalin w/ the founder of Study with S.T.A.R.. Her other tutors had requested she take it. Amazing!

Stacy - 88 lessons with Study With S.T.A.R.