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. 

Ashley Colville, Program Coordinator

“Hi, I’m Ashley! My main philosophy in education is to create connections between students and learning. In my many years of teaching, I work very hard to earn a child’s trust so I may show them how awesome learning is! Not knowing something is great! Choosing to not know something is the sort of mindset I aim to change through encouragement and trust!. In the fall 2019 I began tutoring students for Planting Seeds Tutoring. While working for the company, I have had the pleasure of assisting many students with their individual educational needs as well as development in various subjects. I am honored to work for a company which allows me display my creativity and passion which is to help others!”


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!

2020 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 (972) 342-6496, or via email at plantingseedstutoring@gmail.com.

Do you or your student require tutoring in another subject? Please check out our list of Core Subjects to find out what we offer. Additionally, visit our blog to keep up with new and exciting content, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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