MEET OUR 2022-2023 TUTORS!
Mrs. Jessie Papia
· IEW Fundamentals & Fundamentals Plus (4th - 7th)
· IEW Advanced Writing (7th - 10th)
Jessie is excited to join the team at Teach Co-op this year! Jessie has taught IEW and other writing courses for three years. She also homeschools her four school age children. She graduated with a bachelor's degree from North Central University in 2008. Jessie is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. Jessie is passionate about education, foster care/adoption, and helping students unlock their God-given gifts. She loves working directly with students to help them grow in both skill and confidence.
Jessie currently lives in Brooklyn Park, MN with her husband, Jimmy, six children, and German Shepherd, Boston. Jessie loves coffee, spending time outdoors, and traveling with her family. Florida has her heart, especially Cape Coral, FL, where the sun is always shining!
- Art, Mixed Media (K-3rd)
- Art, Mixed Media (4th-6th/7th)
Alison grew up in the Twin Cities and attended the U of MN (Twin Cities) where she earned a B.S. After working for several large food companies, she earned an M.S at Kansas State University. Marriage took her to the east coast and then Chicago where she worked again for several food companies. Nowdays, she enjoys being a homeschool mom most of all. She is excited to be channeling her energy into classes this coming year!
Mrs. Rebecca Wahl
- U.S. Government and Economics (8th - 12th)
- Upper Elementary Science (6th - 7th)
- Middle School Speech and Communication (5th-6th/7th)
Rebecca is excited to be a part of the team at Teach Co-op this year. From an early age, she knew had been given a heart to teach. As a young adult, God led her to pursue her dream, earning a Master’s in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of Minnesota. She taught at Edina High School and St. Croix Preparatory Academy before being called to leave the public school life to spend her time teaching at home with her four children, Sophia, Sarah, Sydney and Shelby, which is a work still in progress. She is eager to enter a classroom where she can share both her excitement for the content and her faith freely. Her passion for teaching has not been limited to the social studies classroom, but has extended into teaching Sunday school, leading women’s Bible study, and developing broader prayer ministries at her church.
Rebecca was born and raised in St. Louis Park where she continues to reside with her husband, Matthew, their four daughters and one African Cichlid. While faith, family and teaching are her main passions, Rebecca also loves to make time for long walks, cooking from scratch, drinking dark roast coffees, and reading good books.
Mrs. Heather Whyte, B.S.
· Science Fun K-2
· Science Fun 3-5
Heather Whyte loves working with children. She has homeschooled her four wonderful children for fourteen years, which has been an adventure. Heather loves hiking, playing games, and making maple syrup with her family. For many years she has been actively involved with the children’s ministry at her church. Heather graduated from Northwestern College (now University of Northwestern, St. Paul) with a degree in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement. She looks forward to teaching this coming year!
Ms. Erica Woytcke, B.S.
· Apologia Chemistry (9th+)
· A Beka Biology (9th+)
Erica graduated from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She was homeschooled through high school, and now has many years of experience teaching science to students of all ages, from preschoolers to college undergraduates. She also works part-time as an adjunct professor at Northwestern teaching biology. Erica loves to be active outdoors, and has taken groups on trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for research and studies in biology. Her passion is to teach others about God’s incredible creation, leading them to a greater excitement about what surrounds them, and pointing them back to our amazing Creator!