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Our Team

The Team

We see ourselves as joining your culture and team, so throughout every MindRise program, we maintain consistent communication between our staff and yours to complement the work of our talented faculty and create a powerful coalition of educators, where everyone is working seamlessly for the success of the students. 

MindRise Tutors

MindRise Tutors are college degreed educators who are dedicated to meeting the goals of our programs and the success of each student. Their focus is to ensure that each day is filled with rich academic advancement, meaningful relationship building, and continued confidence development. By investing in each student's educational and personal growth, MindRise tutors create an environment of genuine support and trust, which provides the necessary foundation for solid academic growth. All of our tutors bring strong content acumen, engaging instruction delivery, talent for connecting with students, and genuine passion for student progress. 

MindRise Program Managers / Instructional Coaches

The MindRise Program Managers/ Instructional Coaches are at the helm of each program, making certain our programs are of  absolute exceptional quality and turn-key. Our coaches are highly qualified educators with superior communication, organization, and leadership skills. They expertly cultivate positive learning environments with rigorous instruction delivery and alignment to campus targets. By carefully coordinating MindRise services with campus goals, our coaches create a seamless instructional approach which integrates classroom instruction with our tutoring sessions and establishes consistent expectations across all learning environments. 

MindRise CEO/Owner

For over 10 years, Donna Drake (M.Ed.) has successfully directed high-dosage tutoring programs for thousands of students on dozens of campuses. Having worked in education for over 20 years, she has served as a teacher and administrator at Title I schools and as an executive director at Sylvan Learning. Throughout her career, she has maintained a primary focus on the success of at-risk students, working to offer them excellence in education to prepare them for the brightest of futures.