Teacher Bios

Paget Hines

Paget is a Learning Specialist, Partner at Direct Hits, and author of the Direct Hits Vocabulary series. Paget began her teaching career at the Schenck School. After completing two years of Orton-Gillingham training, Paget began privately tutoring. For 13 years she was in private practice in San Francisco, working with students in middle school and high school. She developed and implemented an SSAT verbal, reading comprehension and essay curriculum for students with learning differences and test-taking anxiety. Paget has almost 20 years of experience teaching creative and expository writing, including high school, college, and scholarship essays. Paget has tutored and administered the SSAT, PSAT, ACT, and SAT throughout her career. She teaches at Georgia Tech through Project Engages and continues to work one-on- one with students in the Atlanta area.


Alexis Shepard

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Alexis, a private tutor in math, chemistry, and physics at Atlanta-based Learning Linkz, is “obsessed with school” and “in love with the process of learning.” Alexis left her job in the corporate world to pursue her dream of earning a PhD in Sustainability. Alexis studied Pre-Law and Engineering at Oglethorpe University, which gave her a new perspective on learning, not to mention knowledge of Calculus I, II and III. Alexis will teach the math portion of the class.