Social Studies Tutors

Jeff Herringshaw

  • Light Bearer’s Worldview

Jeff Herringshaw graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Azusa Pacific University in California in 1984, majoring in English and minoring in Biblical Studies. After teaching English in the People’s Republic of China for a year, Jeff returned to the U.S. to earn a secondary teaching credential for English and World History from Sacramento State University. He then went on to teach middle and high school writing and literature for four years.

In 1992, Jeff and his family joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM), becoming one of the organization’s Discipleship Training School directors. For the past 18 years, he has taught young people, including his own three children, to embrace their faith, love God with all their hearts, and understand why they believe what they do. He recently completed his master of arts degree in Christian Thought at Bethel Seminary.

His work with YWAM has taken him to more than 30 countries, giving him a well-rounded perspective of other cultures and worldview systems. It is his passion to teach young people to think clearly about what they believe so they can choose to live out their faith with their whole heart.


Robin Fraser

  • American Government
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Communication & Speech

Teaching and empowering students with knowledge and the love of learning is a high value to Robin.  She is excited to interact with students in the classroom.

Robin holds a degree in education – has taught a variety of subjects in the inner-city public schools at the middle/junior high level.   In 1993 Robin won the Sallie Mae First Class Teacher of the Year Award for Wisconsin.  She has also served as an inner-city youth director, has worked in the corporate world and has served in church:  council member/teacher/ministry lead and more.

Robin is a home educator of 13 years.  She is the founder of a homeschool coop, co-founder of WEST and has recently finished two years of schooling to earn certification as a Spiritual Director.


Julie Worthington

  • Middle School Civics

Julie has been homeschooling for 12 years and graduated from the College of St Catherine in St Paul, MN with a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Communication and Interaction Disorders. After several years working in early childhood development as a preschool teacher and trainer for childcare professionals and parents, Julie was moved to start working with older students. Due to a love of literature, the first class for older students that Julie taught was a book club class. She had fun making books come to life with her students through discussion and lots of hands on activities. Since then, in addition to continuing book club she has taught classes such as strategy games and led middle schoolers in a group dynamics program. She has a passion for meeting students where they are and working with them to find strategies that work with each individual’s learning style.

Julie is excited to begin working with WEST in her first year as a tutor here.