Meet Our Team
Yolanda Fontanez- Coleman, Founder & CEO
Yolanda’s passion for educating children and inspiring them to achieve academic success was the driving force behind her decision to develop Team Tutor. An expert in her field, Yolanda has over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience.
It was during her tenure with the Philadelphia School District that Yolanda was first exposed to the wide-spread need for accessible one-on-one instruction. It has been Yolanda’s mission to offer the best personalized tutoring program throughout the Delaware Valley. She believes all children can learn and should be given the opportunity for academic success.
Yolanda received her bachelor’s degree at Moravian College, and completed her Master’s Degree in Education at Eastern University. She taught for 10 years with the School District of Philadelphia. She is also a dyslexia practitioner and is a certified Wilson Reading Specialist.
Yolanda consults with parents to help them make decisions for their children’s education. She works closely with students of all ages and works directly with school administrators throughout the Philadelphia area. She also blogs regularly on learning related issues. Yolanda was featured on Answers.com as the Homework Expert. She also consults with woman business owners to help them navigate the journey of entrepreneurship.
Yolanda currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband, 3 daughters and 2 dogs. She loves to run, do yoga, coach her daughter’s basketball team, read, and spend time with her family.
Bill Coleman, Owner & CFO
Bill has been part of Team Tutor from the inception of the company, when he started helping on a part-time basis. After 15 years in the investment world, Bill decided to join his wife and Team Tutor full time in 2010. His role at Team Tutor includes managing all operational aspects of the finance department.
Bill graduated from Moravian College in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in business. While working full time with Team Tutor, Bill also is the head basketball coach for the men’s basketball team at Pennsbury High School. In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, working out, coaching, and watching all things basketball.
Jolene DeFusco, Student Services Specialist
Jolene DeFusco has been a proud member of Team Tutor since 2007. Jolene was originally hired as a Wilson Reading tutor. Upon joining as a tutor, Jolene was struck by the team approach designed to help each and every individual student. She was inspired by Yolanda Coleman’s expertise in the educational field as well as her genuine caring desire to help each and every student have the opportunity to reach their true academic potential. Jolene truly loves to tutor and cares deeply about her students’ successes. She knew Team Tutor was an agency that she wanted to be affiliated with. In the fall of 2016, Jolene was asked to work part time in the office at Team Tutor as a Student Services Specialist while still continuing to be a tutor.
Prior to working at Team Tutor, Jolene worked in various capacities, from preschool age through adulthood, educationally as well as in supportive areas with children and adults with disabilities. She has always worked full time while raising her three grown daughters, whom she is extremely proud of. Jolene very much enjoys spending time with her family, reading, learning new things and traveling, especially to the beach!
Carrie Hughes, Human Resources Director
Carrie Hughes has been a Team Tutor employee since November of 2009. Prior to her employment with Team Tutor, Carrie was the Senior Manager of Human Resources at ATX Communications. Carrie enjoyed her employment at ATX from 1997 through 2004. In 2004, she and her family moved to Southern California where they resided for 5 years. During that time, Carrie was able to enjoy the Southern California weather while being a stay at home mom.
Team Tutor always has a need for dedicated educators and Carrie enjoys the recruiting process. Hiring tutors is her specialty and seeing the process through from start to end brings her satisfaction. Carrie has the client, tutor and company’s best interest in mind and is able to juggle the demands of efficiently running the Human Resources Department of Team Tutor.
Carrie graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1995. She received her Certificate of Human Resources Management from Villanova University. When Carrie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and being active through running and yoga.
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