Garrett struggled to remain enthusiastic about school when he was young. However, when he started facilitating summer camps and low ropes courses he became enthusiastic about education. He realized that through these types of activities students learn from their their own reflections, rather than simply reiterating what teachers had told them. His newfound passion led him on a path working to integrate these learning techniques into traditional educational settings.
His path included earning a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters of Education from the University of Maryland, teaching in public middle and high schools outside D.C., teaching and developing curriculum for an international traveling IB boarding school in Buenos Aires, Hiroshima, Boston, and Hyderabad, working as an elementary and technology teacher at Journeys School, and finally to founding Teton Tutors.
Garrett also writes for the Jackson Hole News and Guide, Buckrail, and volunteers weekly for adult English language learning classes at the Teton Literacy Center.
View his full resume, which includes nine years of teaching at almost every grade level here.
Kiersten graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a concentration in Human Development, Family Studies and Communication Sciences.Throughout her teaching career she has taught in public and private schools in Vermont, New York City, Maryland and the District of Columbia for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Kiersten's number one priority in the classroom is to make certain that every student feels included and confident. She believes strength lies within effective communication, which reflects in their ability to read, write and speak to others effectively. This led her to pursue her Masters in Reading and Literacy at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Although she is now a full-time Interior Design Assistant, she enjoys spending her spare time helping students gain confidence and reach their full potential through one-on-one and small group tutoring.