Kim McKinney,an independent contractor for LSC, brings 13+ years of teaching experience to Learning Solutions Center. Prior to teaching secondary math, Kim worked as an engineer for Factory Automation Controls, Inc. implementing automation solutions in manufacturing facilities. She received a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Kim also has completed graduate course work in Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Business and Math Education. She holds North Carolina certification in Middle School Math and Secondary Math. 

 Available for online tutoring only!
Subject areas covered:  specializes in Middle School Math, Algebra I and II, Technical Math, and Biology.

​Heather Chizmadia, an independent contractor, has over 12 years of teaching experience. She has a MA in education and is a certified teacher in Connecticut and North Carolina. She has worked with students ages pre-K thru 12th grade in Language Arts and High School English. Heather employs techniques that focuses on each student's individual needs. During the tutoring session, she not only focuses on the  work at hand but also the student's organizational skills. Heather's enthusiastic attitude and motivation will help your child grow in a fun learning environment.

Available for one-on-one tutoring in your home!​​​

​Subject areas covered are: Middle School Language Arts,High School English, and Organizational/Study Skills.


Michelle Smith, an independent contractor for LSC, has been tutoring students in math and SAT Prep for more than 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in math from Wingate College. For the past 10 years, she has tutored homeschool groups and individuals in Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. She has also been in charge of the SAT program at Jireh Prep Academy for the past 6 years. Prior to this, she taught Algebra, Geometry, and Math I & II for Union County Public Schools. She enjoys encouraging students who struggle with math.   

Available for one-on-one tutoring in your home.
​Subject Areas covered: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Math I, II and III, Geometry, AFM, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus.

Yara Vilchez-Butler, the owner of Learning Solutions Center, has taught in Union County for ten years as a certified Middle School Math educator.  She attended UNC-Charlotte where she graduated top of her class, with a BA in Middle School Math education.  Her passion for math is contagious and she uses hands-on teaching strategies to help students learn! Mrs.Butler is available to tutor students online only. She specializes in 5th -9th grade math ( Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1)  

Available for online tutoring.

Subject areas covered: 5th -8th grade Middle School Math, 
​Pre-Algebra, and Algebra 1.