Meet Our Tutors and Teachers
Lauren began working for OnToCollege while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She and her husband David live on a farm in Ohio.
She works in a variety of roles at OnToCollege. One of our master teachers, Lauren is also the content expert and head researcher. She is our one-on-one tutor administrator and tutors for the ACT®, SAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, and LSAT® tests. Lauren scored a 36 on the ACT and was a National Merit Scholar.
Lauren loves gardening, cooking, and knitting, and sells her results at her local farmers’ market. Lauren also sings and plays piano for her church music team and teaches chemistry and physics for a homeschool co-op.
Dee earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis. She is currently a private math tutor and teaches science at a local homeschool co-op. She teaches group classes for OnToCollege as well as one-on-one tutoring. She is also involved in content development and research.
Dee has been married to her husband Brad for over 25 years. She homeschooled her three children who all scored 32 and above on the ACT and have all now graduated from college. She enjoys mentoring young moms and attending Nebraska Huskers’ sporting events with her husband.
Ivy is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in speech-language pathology with a minor in education. Originally from Hickman, NE, Ivy graduated from Norris High School. She intends to pursue a career in independent research and hopes to someday teach at the university level.
Erik is a sophomore at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He plans to attend medical school, majoring in neuroscience with minors in biology, philosophy, and psychology. He has done both volunteer and private tutoring for several years, and joined OnToCollege in 2015.
In his free time, Erik enjoys hiking, tennis, chess, and Asian cuisine.
Jessica Mierkowski Sturgeon
Jessica teaches science and coaches soccer and cross country. Originally from St. Louis, she is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She attended Truman State University in Missouri, and earned her M.Ed at Creighton University.
Jessica’s hobbies include running, watching the next big storm system develop, playing soccer, and reading. In the summers, she teaches future teachers at Creighton. She and her husband John enjoy traveling to beaches and national parks, and scouting out new Thai restaurants.
Jamie is a certified Nebraska teacher who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was a National Merit Finalist, a member of Mortar Board National Honor Society, the 2007 UNL Presser Scholar, and a member of the UNL Chancellor’s Leadership Class. She has taught high school in Lincoln and Omaha, and holds the teaching philosophy that any student can be successful when provided quality instruction in a safe and fun learning environment.
Jamie scored a 35 on the ACT and is eager to share her techniques with OnToCollege students to help increase their scores.
In her spare time, Jamie enjoys church activities, performing in musical productions, and spending time with family.
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