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Meet Our Founder

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Sashani Ewar-Cargill

Founder & CEO

Sashani Ewar-Cargill, a dreamer by nature, has charted her own career path as a Visual Arts educator, entrepreneur, and content creator. Her educational background nurtured her into becoming the driven, disciplined, and charismatic woman that she is today. A Jamaican born into excellence, Sashani is a proud graduate of Rusea’s High School and The Mico University College.

On her journey as an educator, she worked at Munro College and Cherryvale Elementary. On her professional journey, she has garnered over 6 years of teaching experience working with early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2018, Sashani broke the over 10 years drought at Munro College in the Visual Arts department with a 100% success rate in the CSEC Examination and became the youngest and second female in the department to do so. In 2020, Sashani was recognized as Induction Teacher of the Year for Cherryvale Elementary and was nominated as Induction Teacher of the Year for Sumter School District, South Carolina. In 2021, Sashani was nominated as Teacher of the Year for Cherryvale Elementary.

It was while working to create better experiences for herself through education and her fierce desire to explore every inch of the planet that led to the birth of REACH Educational Services. Realizing that the world is filled with remarkable professionals, teachers, and students, who needed a one-stop online avenue for academic growth and development, she decided to bring both entities together on an online platform thus creating REACH.

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Get to know our highly qualified academic team who make learning effective and convenient while transforming education! Our network of tutors includes certified (early childhood, elementary, primary, middle, high school, and tertiary) teachers, college professors, experienced professionals with master’s degrees and doctorates, practitioners, and globally recognized individuals.

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Roxanne Francis, M.Sc.

Mathematics (Grade 4 to college), Ad Math, SAT & ACT Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Precalculus,  Linear Algebra, Calculus

An adage Roxanne always cherished and lived by is one written by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” As such, Roxanne has led a life championing the idea that one of the greatest drivers of empowerment is education. This has influenced her interaction with her students over the years as she always encouraged the need to never be mediocre in their approach to anything, but instead always putting their best effort in. Even in her academic career too, she wants to be able to contribute holistically to nation-building as an advocate for Mathematics and its grave importance, and the need for more sustainable developmental opportunities for young people through pursuing higher education. Roxanne has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Chemistry with honors, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education, and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics with Distinction, all from the University of the West Indies. Apart from her life’s work in academia, she is a sociable person who loves to have fun and create memories with the people she loves. She loves God and knows that nothing is impossible for Him. Roxanne enjoys reading, eating out, binge-watching Suits, and traveling. She also enjoys nature and believes that the simple things in life are most important.

 

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Jevanni Leamy, BSc.

2023 Tutor of the Year

Mathematics (Grade 4 to college), Ad Math, Pure Mathematics, Physics

Jevanni Leamy, is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Science and Education with a Double Major in Mathematics and Physics. He is currently a Primary Mathematics Coach at the Ministry of Education Youth and Information. Jevanni enjoys watching and playing football and cricket in his leisure time.

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Abigail Eubank, BEd.

2023 Educator Hub Specialist of the Year

Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, PEP (Mental Ability and Performance Task)

Abigail Eubank is a primary-trained educator with three years of classroom experience. At a very young age, she began helping her neighbors with their homework and taught Sunday School at church, which was the beginning of her path in education. Her realization that she was called to be in the classroom was aided by doing this. Her years of classroom teaching experience have made her aware of the value of providing each student with personalized education and coaching. She is an experienced teacher who is committed to helping every one of her students reach their maximum potential. She is a kind and engaged teacher who makes learning enjoyable by utilizing visual aids and modern technology. She likes to assist kids as well as her coworkers.

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Shelby McNeil-Tomlinson, B.Ed.

English Language, English Literature

Shelby McNeil-Tomlinson is a proud graduate of The Mico University College, where she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature at the Secondary Level. With over four (4) years of experience teaching both English Language and Literature, she has been recognized as a young teacher with the drive and tenacity to go above and beyond for her students. She has acquired the February 2020 Teacher of the Month Recognition for grade 8 at the Brown’s Town High School where she currently teaches. Among the other certifications and recognitions that she has received over the years, she has recently been tasked as the chief editor and content creator for the Department of Language and Literature Newsletter Edition. Shelby’s passion for young children and young people extends far beyond the classroom and into her church community, where she serves as the Local Youth Director and Teens Ministry Coordinator. She always uses her voice to sing praises as a member of the Praise Team. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring different cuisines and other areas of this beautiful island of Jamaica. It is her belief that every child has the potential to go above and beyond their expectations academically and socially; once they are given a conducive environment suitable for their holistic development.
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Melda Brown, B.Ed.

English Language, English Literature, Communication Studies, Literatures in English

Melda Brown is a graduate of the Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville, where she pursued her B.Ed. in secondary education specializing in English Language and Literature. As a passionate advocator for gender equality, she is a logophile bookworm whose love for literary works has been her biggest motivation and inspiration for the pursuit of her degree. She is a member of the institution’s Debate Society, the Art of Public Speaking Club, president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), and a mentor with the school’s mentorship program.
Outside of the classroom, Melda enjoys reading, watching documentaries, and spending time with her family. She leads her personal life by the philosophy: ‘Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules.’ (Aristotle) and is motivated daily within her academic career by the quote: “In learning your will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.” – Phil Collins
She is eager to meet and interact with her new students.

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Duane Johnson, B.Sc.

Technical Drawing, Building and Furniture Technology

Duane Johnson is a graduate of the University of Technology in Kingston Jamaica where he attained a bachelor’s degree with honors in Construction Management. Duane also graduated from The brown’s town community College where he attained a City and Guilds diploma in Construction technology. He has worked in the technical vocations field as a project manager refining his knowledge and skills which has helped him to transition into a career of teaching seamlessly. His teaching experience at the secondary level working with students from grades 7 to 11, has given him the opportunity to bring his passion for teaching and learning to the job, preparing CSEC students doing subjects within the technical vocational areas. During his time as an educator, He has been able to foster good qualities such as communication, listening, collaboration, adaptability, empathy, and patience towards his students. He believes having an engaging classroom presence, value in real-world learning, exchange of best practices, and a lifelong love of learning are pivotal for a Child’s development in the classroom. In addition on a personal note, he is a video game enthusiast, a lover of football and cooking, hobbies that further help to balance the core values of education and the simple values of enjoying life’s many pleasures.

 

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Jesica Stefanetti, B.Sc.

Chemistry

Jessica has been an IB Chemistry teacher since 2008. She has worked as an internal assessment and extended essay supervisor and has over
14 years of teaching and online tutoring experience. She is an IB examiner and has experience tutoring chemistry since 2006. She works as a Chemistry reviewer for e-learning platforms and has
5 years experience as a university teacher.

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Kadeem Bailey, B.Ed.

English Language, English Literature, Communication Studies, Literatures in English

Kadeem Bailey is a proud graduate of Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville where he earned a B.Ed. specializing in English Language and Literature. During this time, he served as an executive member of the college’s Performing Arts Club, Cultural Expressions Club, Art of Speaking Foundation as well as several other societies. He is a lover of all things creative and technological, and he is an avid poet and gamer. Kadeem has a deep-seated desire to positively impact those in his environment, especially students. This desire has led him down a path of continuous self-improvement and discovery. I live my life guided by the simple mantras: “Never give up” and “Do it to the best of your ability”. I am looking forward to bringing out the best in my students.

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Sasha-Gay Edwards, B.Ed

Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, PEP ( Performance Task, Mental Ability, Curriculum Based Test)

Ms. Sasha-Gay Edwards has been an educator for 3 years. She is a graduate of Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville, where she read for a Bachelor of Degree in Primary Education with a minor in Literacy. Before engaging in her current role as a tutor at Reach Educational Services, she served as a teacher at numerous schools at the primary level/ Primary Exit Profile with 85% passes. As a passionate activist, Ms. Edwards believes in a sound investment for our children which Spurs her sense of purpose in the educational diaspora. She was a member of the sign language, drama, and environmental clubs at the aforementioned institution. She is a  devout God-fearing servant who also serves the community through voluntarism. On a lighter note, her favorite color is red and she’s a Mommy to one son, Tyrique. 

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Sharfua Fearon, B.Ed.

Reading, Numeracy, Integrated Studies, Language Arts

Sharfua is a graduate of St Joseph’s Teachers’ College where she pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education. She is a dedicated and zealous individual who strives to achieve her goals despite any adversity. Sharfua has gained over five years of experience teaching young children and makes it her daily duty to create and maintain an environment that is comfortable for the teaching and learning process. She believes that successful children become successful adults and goes above and beyond to ensure that all her students achieve this goal. Sharfua is a dependable and eager teacher and her passion and dedication are reflected in her work ethic. Sharfua follows the stipulated guidelines and curriculum and still manages to bring an edge and creativity to learning. She takes criticism well and promptly addresses any issues that will hinder her from growing professionally. She is very dynamic as she always utilizes the modern information learned in college as well as doing her own research to add to her level of uniqueness and precision as a teacher.

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Derrick Logan, M.Sc.

French

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Derrick attended Kingston College where he developed an affinity for the French language and became a member of the Alliance Française de la Jamaïque in Kingston. Derrick was the winner of the Ailsa Foster Cup competition, an event for high school students of the French language, organized by the Alliance Française and the French embassy. His passion for the language saw him obtaining a Grade A with Distinction in Oral at the GCE O’Level examination and Distinction at the GCE A-Level.  Derrick also represented his school in the annual French drama festival, a brainchild of the Alliance Française.
Derrick holds an MSc Degree in Finance (University of London), a BSc in Hotel Management (University of the West Indies) and is CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator) certified, having pursued a career specializing in computer networks.

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Nadya Averina, Dip.

Japanese, russian

Nadya is a certified linguist translator for Japanese, Russian and English. She completed a one-year internship at Chiba University (30 min. from Tokyo), where she studied Japanese. She wrote a research paper in Japanese on a linguistic topic. She successfully translated one contemporary Japanese composition. She has been working as a Japanese and Russian tutor for more than 3 years. She tailors her approach to each student and chooses materials based on their language level and abilities. She always tries to instill a love of the foreign language in her students. Her hobbies are ballroom dancing, yoga, reading original Japanese books, calligraphy and playing a Japanese musical instrument.

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Laura Kameka, B.Ed.

Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Economics, Book-keeping and Accounting

Laura Kameka is a graduate of The Mico University College in Kingston Jamaica, where she attained a bachelor’s degree with honors in Business education. She is presently a teacher of business at Glenmuir High School in Clarendon, where she has been for over 21 years. In June 2021 she received the Lasco Chin Foundations Award in conjunction with The Jamaica Teaching Council, in recognition of outstanding service and initiative provided in the delivery of education during a pandemic. In 2022 at Glenmuir High School she is one of the recipients of the Chairman’s Distinguished Teacher Award for producing exceptional quality and the overall pass rate in Principles of Business and the school’s silver award for producing outstanding quality and overall pass rates in Accounting Unit 2. Laura’s philosophy of education is that each learner must first recognize ‘the goal’, then achievement is inevitable. Laura is a passionate educator with around 24 years of teaching experience. She is known as an adaptable and dedicated professional who traversed the sudden
change in the teaching and learning modality, yet overcame it with positive results. In Addition
to her academic pursuits, she appreciates time spent with family, playing the occasional badminton games, gardening at home and worshiping with loved ones.

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Joel Borah, B.Ed.

Information technology, Coding, Principles of Business

Joel is a passion-driven, humble and determined person whose philosophy of education is that every student must be actively engaged in their own learning through the use of Technology Enhanced Learning while developing their critical thinking skills by conducting guided research. Joel is a proud graduate of Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville where he gained a B.Ed. in Computer Science and Business Education.
Joel is also a lover of business and everything therein and this passion drove him to further his pursuit of excellence and completed another course in Small Business Management. His love for technology also drove him to complete another course from cisco, Introduction to Networks. In his spare time, he likes to socialize, shop online and create content in the field of photography and videography. Today he is proudly recognized as Joel Borah B.Ed., Certified
Network Technician and Business Manager.

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Joan Myles-Thomas, M.Ed.

Reading & Writing (Grades 1 to adult), Language Arts, Mathematics, Integrated Studies, PEP ( Language Arts, Social Studies, Science)

Joan holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and has been a teacher for over 14 years. She is very passionate about teaching and seeks to create a comfortable learning environment for her students.  She loves to research best practices in teaching and loves to collaborate with peers to improve her craft.

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Rashid Cargill, B.Ed.

Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing (BMED)

Rashid Cargill is a graduate of The Mico University College where he obtained his Bachelor of Education with a specialization in Industrial Technology. He has over 5 years of experience teaching Technical Drawing, Building Construction, and Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing at Ardenne High School. Rashid has successfully nurtured his students to attain 100% passes in CSEC and CAPE in the respective subject areas over the 5 years period. He is the youngest individual who has successfully achieved this. Each year Rashid’s students have made the Caribbean and Jamaican merit list for both CSEC and CAPE. When Rashid is not teaching, he is either playing and streaming Fifa or cooking for friends and family. Rashid lives by Mahatma Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

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Kecia-Daine Smith, B.Ed.

Social Studies, Geography

Hello everyone! My name is Kecia-Daine Smith. I am a vibrant and enthusiastic Geography and social studies teacher. I have a Bachelor’s in Education Geography and environmental studies. I have been teaching since 2016 from grades 7-11. I enjoy working with children and love educating generations about my subject area. I go by the motto “anything you put your mind to you can achieve”

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Marsha Robinson, B.Ed

History, Social Studies, Caribbean Studies 

Marsha Robinson-Farquharson is a teacher of Caribbean History, Caribbean Studies and Social Studies, offering 9 years of Achievement in maintaining 100 percent passes in Caribbean History CSEC examinations and 100 percent passes Caribbean Studies CAPE in 2018 and has continued that trend ever since. She is a spirited, fundamentally motivated educator with a track record of creating a learning environment that is conducive to learning, mentoring students to reach their goals, creating curriculum; help in the formulation of the school’s curriculum goals and objectives. She is also deadline-oriented, and always prepared to go beyond the call of duty to ensure accuracy, quality of high standards, and productivity. As an educator, she strives to use gamification in lesson planning, curriculum delivery, and assessment in tandem with the policies of MOE, upholding the objectives of vision 2030. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona with a B.A. degree in History and Government and also a graduate of The University of Technology where she obtained her post-graduate diploma in Education. She has gained a wealth of knowledge as a facilitator from Manning’s, Maud McLeod High, and the First Center of Excellence, Belmont Academy. During the past eleven years, she has also been in the capacity of subject lead as well as a Seed maker for Cape Caribbean Studies. She has also acquired the skills of being a motivator and mentor, a team player, and the required methods to assist students as well as some of my colleagues in attaining levels of autonomy

 

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Kysha Samuels, B.Ed.

English Language, English Literature, Communication Studies

Kysha Samuels has been a language educator for over 19 years. She received her teaching diploma at Church Teachers’ College in Manchester, Jamaica (2001-2004). Upon completion of her studies at Church Teachers’ College, she obtained a diploma in Double Option English. After graduating from teachers’ college, she pursued her bachelor’s degree at the University of the West Indies where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Education specializing in English Language and Literatures in English. During her career as a language educator, she has taught at the high school level from grade 7 through to grade 12 focusing on the CSEC, CAPE and NSC curricula.

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Meleisha Allen, MSc.

Biology, Human and Social Biology

Meleisha Allen is a proud graduate of the Northern Caribbean University, University of Technology, Vocational Training and Development Institute as well as the HEART Trust NSTA. As a science and public health educator, what motivates her most is to see her students apply what they have learnt in class. Her greatest joy is to watch students’ progress as they develop holistically and apply themselves to their discipline. She teaches Biology, Integrated Science as well as Human & Social Biology to grades 7-11 students. She believes that ‘everybody is somebody’ in the classroom. Her favourite quote is “say it anyway and follow your mind – chances are you were right all along.”

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Constance Walcott, M.Ed.

Technology and Classroom Advancement,
Harnessing The Power Of Positive Discipline

With Constance Walcott’s animated personality and ardent will to serve, there is no doubt that she will fulfill her mission to impact the world positively. She believes we all have a responsibility to tap into our calling because God created us with and for a purpose.
Constance Walcott has already started walking in her purpose as she is currently a Technology Integration Coach at Al Bayan Bilingual School in Kuwait. She is also the owner of Sistrinz Boutique, an online clothing store, and Waltech Academy, where she helps educators and schools to improve their teaching and learning experience through coaching, trainings, and professional development. She holds a Master of Education Degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the American College of Education and a Bachelor of Education in Computer Science from The Mico University College.
Constance explicitly aims to nurture young people into their best selves, and that explains why her number one goal is to share her knowledge, skills, and experiences inside and outside the classroom. With this hope of inspiring people, her great passion for education, and her love for her country, she founded the Education Jamaica Magazine. She commits to motivating, inspiring, and informing all educators and other stakeholders with quality and valuable resources through the magazine’s content.
Amongst vlogging, performing, and posting on the various social media platforms, Constance Walcott takes an interest in keeping current with the issues and topics within education. As such, she is able to adequately effectuate sharing her knowledge with others. Also, she is a firm believer in maintaining positive relationships with friends and families.

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Shadae Morgan, B.Ed.

Teacher E-Portfolio

Shadae Morgan is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica where she obtained a Bachelors of Education in Business and Computer Studies (Hons.) in 2018. She has over five (5) years of teaching experience and is currently a teacher at the St. Catherine High School where she teaches a number of subjects including: Principles of Business, Information Technology and Electronic Document Preparation and Management. Shadae has achieved over 90% passes
annually in CSEC examinations since she started her tenure at the institution. She is an executive member of the St. Catherine High School Professional Learning Community where she holds the post of Certifying Officer. Through this platform, she has held a number of training sessions on Creating and Designing the E-Portfolio using the Teacher Appraisal Instrument. She is also a member of the Cutting-Edge Collaborators Professional Learning Community in Quality Education Circle 62 (QEC 62). She is very enthusiastic about professional growth and development and as such, holds certifications from the Jamaica Teaching Council in Teaching to Reach Boys, Strategies for Exciting Reluctant Learners and Appraising Your Way to Excellence; amongst others. She is also a JTC Trained Mentor and therefore a member of the Mentor’s Association of Jamaica. She is a Certified Adobe Creative Educator and also holds certifications from the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) in Video Production Essentials as well as Designing Instructional Media. Her educational
philosophy is guided by the words of the great Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful
tool which can be used to change the world”.

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Keisha Morgan, MSc.

Effective Classroom Strategies and Practices, Editorial Services, Spanish (Tutoring Grade 7 to Adult Learners)

 

Keisha Morgan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education from The University of the West Indies and a Master of Science degree in Teaching and Learning from the Nova Southeastern University in the United States. Keisha is the 2012 recipient of the award for Significant Leadership for the parish of Manchester in the Governor General’s Achievement Awards Program and the second runner-up in the Lasco Teacher of the Year Awards Program for 2013. In that same year, Carlong Publishers Limited and the Jamaica Teaching Council also recognized her for her outstanding contribution to education and excellence in teaching. In 2019, she was named educator of distinction for excellence in teaching by the National Society of high school scholars in Georgia, U.S.A. Keisha has a record of accomplishment in guiding students and teachers to advance towards their goals. She spearheaded several workshops for students preparing for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations in Jamaica, which yielded excellent passes. She also facilitated professional development workshops for teachers on lesson planning, instructional strategies, and understanding your students, in Jamaica and the United States. Keisha believes in the philosophy, “Teach children how to think, not what to think,” Margaret Mead. Keisha also enjoys creative writing, playwriting, acting, spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people.

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Tena Turner-Thomas, M.Sc.

Wellness Management, Career Guidance

Tena Turner-Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Guidance and Counselling, a Teaching
Diploma in Secondary Education from Mico University College, Certificate in Art Therapy from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts . With a passion for excellence, she is currently a M.SC Student in Counselling and Social Work at the Mico University College. Tena is a Guidance Counsellor for ten (10) years , who has played influential roles in aiding students succeed such as Assistant Camp Manager, Camp Counsellor at the Ministry of Education in Association with the National Education Trust and USAID Behaviour Modification Camp. Equally, she has served on the Trauma Team for the Region One Ministry of Education Guidance and Counselling unit between 2017-2019. Likewise, a Lecturer/Facilitator at the HEART TRUST NSTA as a Lecturer in the HOPE Service Corp and the YEDAI Programme covering topics such as Career Development, Conflict management, Self-Development, and Family life Management. 

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