NORTHERN and WESTERN REGIONS
TERRANCE BISHOP - Northeast Region
Terrance is a Master's Student in Biomedical Engineering at Colorado State University. He has a bachelors of science in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering. In his free time, Terrance likes to be outdoors and play guitar. He has a lot of experience tutoring middle schoolers in math and English. Worked as a teaching assistant for all Biomedical Engineering senior design projects at CSU. He was also involved in an organization called The Dream Project which was focused on providing mentorship to help students apply to college. Terrance is excited to be working with Success4Life.
HEATHER WALKER - Grand County
Heather is an educator with over 12 years of experience. She received a B.S. in History Education and M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Heather began her career working with youth in the juvenile justice system as the Educational Coordinator of a non-profit group home. She has taught high school and middle school social studies in both urban and rural settings. During this time she served as Department Chair and piloted an advanced coursework program thorough the local community college. She served as an active member of the board for the Arizona Council of History Education and presented at national social studies conferences throughout the nation. For the past three years, Heather has been teaching online and working part-time for a local classical Christian school. She lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two children. One of her greatest passions in life is helping students reach success and gain hope for their future.
AMANDA DWORSKI - Western Slope
Amanda is a longtime public health educator from California who has lived in Colorado since 1999. She received a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and graduate education in nursing from Yale University. She has worked as a newspaper copy editor, taught for Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles County schools and served as a community health RN with the Colorado Nurse-Family Partnership. Integrating her background in the liberal arts with her studies in the life sciences, Amanda creates a lively learning environment where critical thinking can flourish. She especially enjoys tutoring adolescents, engaging their youthful enthusiasm and imagination to make studying personally meaningful and fun. Amanda enjoys volunteering as a Girls on the Run coach and a literacy tutor for adult and ESL students. She is excited to bring her energy to the Success4Life team on the Western Slope.
LAURA RITZ - Western Slope
Laura is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for one-on-one instruction. After completing a B.S. Business Administration (University of Colorado) and maintaining a successful career in the non-profit sector, Laura moved into full-time teaching, earning a Teaching Certificate (Prescott College) and an M.Ed. Education (Northern Arizona University). She has spent the last eleven years working with a diverse group of students in four western states and has taught students of all age levels and abilities. These varied experiences have given Laura a deep appreciation for the many gifts and strengths that her students bring to the table. Aside from tutoring with Success4Life, Laura operates her own professional editing and writing company. In her spare time, she and her family can be found rafting, hiking, camping, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or snowboarding in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.