Atlanta Tutors LLC was founded in 2006 by Nathan and Hope Vigil, a husband-and-wife team of dedicated educators. Over the past eleven years, Nathan and Hope recruited other accomplished educators to join our tutoring company, and today our management team has more than 50 years of combined teaching experience.
Excelling leadership with extensive experience in Georgia education
Meet our tutoring company’s management team below!
Nathan Vigil, Director
Nathan Vigil received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his PhD from Emory University. Dr. Vigil has published with Cambridge University Press and Routledge Press, given academic presentations at Oxford University and to the American Historical Association, and received scholarships from Princeton University and the US Department of Education. In addition to running Atlanta Tutors, Dr. Vigil teaches college Writing and History courses. In recent years, he has taught at Georgia Tech, Emory, and the University of Georgia. He has received numerous teaching honors.
Hope Vigil, Curriculum Development and Community Outreach
After growing up in Atlanta, Hope Vigil graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Tech where she studied Russian, Spanish, Italian, and German and received her bachelor’s degree in International Affairs. After mentoring students at UC Berkeley, she went on to earn a master’s degree in Education from California State University, Fullerton and to teach English for several years in California. After moving back to Georgia, she taught English at Georgia State University and Georgia Christian University and then worked as an Academic Advisor at UGA.
Nathan and Hope live in Atlanta with their three children (Nathaniel, 14, who attends Lakeside High School; Mercy, 11, who attends The Globe Academy; and Ruth, 3, who attends Shallowford Presbyterian School).
Alyson Richardson, Client Relations, Tutor Management, and Community Outreach
Alyson Richardson earned her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech and her TESOL certification to teach English as a Second Language from Kennesaw State. After 16 years of corporate experience with companies large and small, she transitioned her career to her life’s passion, education. With 11 years of combined Montessori (Infant through Middle School) experience and adult ESL classroom and tutoring experience, as well as her first-hand experience at being a Mom, Alyson is passionate about helping parents find solutions to their children’s challenges and believes in the potential of every child to succeed. Alyson lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. Her daughter attends Oak Grove Elementary.
Danielle Hawkins, Client Relations and Tutor Management
Danielle Hawkins received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Education from the University of Florida where she was the recipient of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and completed Literacy Intervention Training. Prior to joining Atlanta Tutors, Danielle was a Lead Teacher at a Sylvan Learning Center and the Assistant Director of Kids’ Zone Learning Center. She also taught 3rd and 5th grade for four years in Cobb County. Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Marietta.
Philip Bradley, Systems Development
Philip Bradley grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Tucker High School. He attended Georgia Tech, where he was a President’s Scholar and graduated with a degree in Computer Science. Philip has a long history of mentoring Georgia young people, including ten years as a counselor and advisor to students at Georgia Tech and UGA. Philip lives in Decatur with his wife and three children.
Looking to meet our in-home tutors?
Our tutor bios are in the works. In the mean time, here are some things you may like to know about the quality of our selection process when it comes to hiring private tutors:
At Atlanta Tutors we carefully screen all of our tutors to ensure that they meet the highest standards of academic achievement, teaching ability, and personal character.
- All of our tutors have substantial tutoring experience and are skillful educators.
- In addition, they all have college degrees from distinguished universities or are exceptional students at Emory or Georgia Tech.
- Our test prep tutors have complete mastery of the tests that they teach, and our subject tutors are experts in the fields that they tutor.