Our Team

Our Team is Professional, Compassionate, and Creative!

Administration Team for Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep

The tutors at Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep offer an array of professional teaching experience. We look for highly qualified tutors who are

  1. experienced in their field of expertise, and
  2. motivated to work alongside peers and students of all ages. We also seek experienced teachers who have worked in the educational field or school system in Texas. 

Our tutors are our biggest strength; they come from a wide variety of backgrounds and drive our curriculum forward. Between current and former teachers, college students, experienced tutors, and more, you can rest assured you have an expert in front of you during your sessions. Contact us today to get in touch with a tutor. 

Chris Jones, Founder and Owner

“Hello! My name is Chris Jones and I am the founder and owner of Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep. My envision of being a tutoring agency that helps students achieve academic success while building strong personal character and confidence is what Planting Seeds Tutoring thrives on. My passion for helping others achieve success is a direct reflection of my upbringing and the impact from others throughout my journey. My educational journey began as a tutor while obtaining my undergraduate degree at Texas State University. As a tutor, I worked with college students at our universities learning center during my junior year. Later, I transitioned to Mendez Elementary where I helped underprivileged students who had learning disabilities (autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, processing disorders). During this time, I developed a strong passion to help students achieve success and reach their personal goals.  As my love for tutoring flourished, I began helping more students at the elementary as a teacher aide in the classrooms, as well as providing one-on-one private tutoring for students K-6th grade.” Read more about Chris here. 

Samantha Martin, Program Coordinator

Hi, my name is Samantha! (Although most of my students call me Ms. Sam.) I am a proud alum of first Cottey College for my Associate’s of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Vocal Performance concentration, and then Southwestern University for my BA in Business Administration with a focus in Organizational Leadership and Marketing and my minor in Music.. I joined Planting Seeds Tutoring for the fall semester of 2020 and have called Planting Seeds “home” ever since. My philosophy is based on the idea that socio-emotional learning and academic learning go hand in hand. Learning is hard work, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! My passion is meeting the needs of my students as unique individuals and PST has allowed me to do so with creativity and freedom. Support is such an important part of the learning process, and no matter what age a student is, having someone encouraging in your corner makes a BIG difference throughout your learning career! I draw on my extensive experiences in both education as well as the performance arts to help my students actively engage in their studies. I am honored to have been able to empower so many students to learn over my career. I take pride in helping my students to develop not just academically, but as a well-rounded person with life skills that will serve them well both in and out of the classroom.


Christina Cotham, Program Director

Hi there, I’m Christina! I’ve been with Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep since the spring of 2019. I received my BA in Molecular Biology and minor in Education from UC Berkeley, and MA in Elementary Education from Stanford. For the last 10 years and counting, I have taught multiple subjects to a broad range of students in diverse settings: private tutoring, public K-8, home/hospital, Mandarin immersion, and arts-integrated curriculum. In the 1-1 tutoring setting, I enjoy building bridges between the student’s baseline and grade-level or individually appropriate content standards that every student can achieve.  I also have a passion for teaching students how to teach themselves through honing academic confidence, study skills, and personal interests. Personally, I love to read, cook, and have quality time with family and friends.There are few things in this world as satisfying as seeing children recognize their own potential. My dream is to see that happen time and time again with Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep!

Lerry Ramos, Administrative Assistant


Hi, I’m Lerry! I’ve been with Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep as an Administrative Assistant since 2020. I have several years of experience as an administrative assistant and project manager. I am a Licensed Professional Teacher in the Philippines and I strongly believe that education is one of the keys to success. I am proud to be part of the growing team and watching students see a brighter future ahead of them with the support, love, and passion of Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep


Kate Quiamco, Hiring Coordinator

Hey there, I’m Kate! I am the Hiring Coordinator at Planting Seeds Tutoring and Test Prep, and I have been with this company since 2020. Currently, I major in English Language Studies at Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT). I have experience in education working as an Online English Tutor for Chinese students. Additionally, I also work as an Online ESL Tutor for both Japanese and Korean students. teaching basic, intermediate, advanced, casual, business, and travel English to students ranging from Pre-K to Adult. I have a real zest to teaching other people, especially kids, as I have an enthusiastic and friendly personality! I truly enjoy empowering students to be better than they were yesterday.

2021 Tutor Team!

Would you, or your student, benefit from our academic services offered in Austin, Dallas, South and Central Texas? Contact us today to receive information regarding our SAT Test Prep. Curious about what we offer in addition to SAT Test Prep tutoring? Click here to visit our website at www.plantingseedstutoring.com. You can also contact Planting Seeds Tutoring with your questions at (512) 360-0073, or via email at info@plantingseedstutoring.com

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