About Us

We are committed to providing each of our students with an opportunity for academic excellence.

Our Tutors

We love our tutors. Many have served our students for years. Our tutors are teachers, substitute teachers, retired teachers, former teachers and professional tutors. Most of our instructors have at least a bachelor’s degrees and experience teaching or tutoring; many have teaching credentials and/or graduate degrees.

Who’s in the Office
Mike - CEO - Home Tutoring PlusMichael Lyman


Michael has always loved teaching and working with children. He has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a masters degree in instructional technology. He is married and a father of five beautiful daughters. Helping children and youth has always been a driving force in his career and life. Michael brings to HTP 15 years of small business management, educational experience and a passion for learning and fun. He looks forward to working to help students, families and schools succeed!

Ashley Lyman - President & General Manager - Home Tutoring Plus Ashley Lyman

President & General Manager

Ashley is a mother of three children and is actively involved in education and supporting families. She is completing a degree in business and has over 10 years experience in business management. She will be taking over many of the duties previously handled by Deborah.

Alayna - Student Services Representative - Home Tutoring Plus Alayna McCabe

Student Services Representative

Alayna joined the office in 2016. Alayna has over 5 years of experience as an administrative assistant. As an avid student and former peer tutor, Alayna’s love for education shines as she helps our families navigate through scholastic difficulties.

Marlena - Bookkeeper - Home Tutoring Plus Marlena Gerhard


Marlena has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and experience in international corporate and non-profit accounting.  She homeschooled her daughters through 6th grade and embraces creative methods for homeschooling including lots of personal finance education.

Jeremy - CFO - Home Tutoring PlusJeremy West


Jeremy has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and has spent 15 years as CFO and Controller of several entities including startups in education and children’s services. Jeremy has a wonderful family with 7 children, a love of education and a desire to help families and children.

Janice Allen, Student Services Director, Home Tutoring PlusJanice Allen

Student Services Director, Office Manager

Janice joined Home Tutoring Plus in 1999. She has a background in educational publishing and business administration. Janice expertly manages all aspects of our office. After nearly 20 years of assisting students raise their grades, Janice is an efficient, knowledgeable and nurturing manager and invaluable to our educational support team.

Lisa - Student Services Representative - Home Tutoring Plus Lisa Ravalli

Student Services Representative

Lisa earned a BA in Psychology and PPS Credential in School Counseling and later enrolled in the Teacher Credential Program at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA. Her transition into the field of education was fueled by her passion for working with youth and their families. Outside of work Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, family, and friends.

Founder - Home Tutoring Plus

Deborah Kaplan, Founder - Home Tutoring PlusDeborah Kaplan is the founder of Home Tutoring Plus. She began her first home tutoring service in Southern California in 1985. A credentialed teacher and pioneer in the field of home tutoring, she has spoken regularly at professional educational conferences such as the National Tutoring Association and the former Education Industry Association. The team at Home Tutoring Plus is honored to continue the work that Deborah began and carry forward her legacy. Deborah retired from Home Tutoring Plus in July 2019 and now spends her time with her family (5 grandchildren) and her advocacy for plant-based eating.

National Tutoring Association Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Deborah kaplan of Home Tutoring PlusDeborah is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Tutoring Association for her pioneering work in the field of tutoring.