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.

The HTP Team
Jeremy - CFO - Home Tutoring PlusJeremy West

CEO / General Manager

Jeremy has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He 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 seven children, a love of education, and a desire to help families and children.

Alayna - Student Services Representative - Home Tutoring Plus Alayna Gaddy

Senior Student Services Representative

Alayna joined the office in 2016 and has over 10 years of experience as an administrative assistant. As a former peer tutor, Alayna’s love for education shines as she helps our families navigate through scholastic difficulties. Alayna is highly efficient and our office “go to” for technical issues and more. We are grateful to have Alayna on our team.

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. She is an extraordinarily efficient, knowledgeable, and nurturing manager who is invaluable to our educational support team.

Mike - CEO - Home Tutoring PlusMichael Lyman

“The Help”

Michael has always loved teaching and working with children. He has a BA in Secondary Education and an MA 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 enthusiasm for learning and fun. He is passionate about leading students, families and schools to succeed!

Marlena - Bookkeeper - Home Tutoring Plus Marlena Gerhard


Marlena has a BA in Accounting and experience in international corporate and non-profit accounting. Teaming-up with HTP in 2019, Marlena’s expertise, organization, and integrity make her a great match for us. Marlena homeschooled her daughters through 6th grade and embraces creative methods for homeschooling–including lots of personal finance education.

Founder - Home Tutoring Plus

Deborah Kaplan, Founder - Home Tutoring Plus

Deborah Kaplan, founder of HTP, 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 at many professional educational conferences. The team at HTP is honored to continue the work that Deborah began and carry forward her legacy. Deborah retired from HTP in July, 2019, and now spends her time with family (including five grandkids), and advocating 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 leadership in the field of tutoring.