Grade Power Learning goes beyond tutoring to help ignite your child’s interest in learning, not just for one school year, but for a lifetime. The GradePower Learning approach is based on years of research into education and methods of teaching. GradePower uses cognitive learning techniques to help children develop more effective ways of thinking, concentrating, listening and remembering. Each GradePower program begins with a Dynamic Assessment™, our own combination of internationally recognized assessment tools, to help us better understand the individual characteristics of every child we teach.
As the daughter of an elementary teacher of Specific Learning Disabilities, Laura has a real soft spot for teachers & parents of students that struggle. Her father was a YMCA director and taught her about servant leadership. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Florida Southern College and 25+ years of experience with SunTrust Bank, Maritz, and General Motors she is excited to bring the Grade Power Learning system to Pinellas families.
Laura looks forward to engaging with each child and watching the tremendous growth as they have fun learning how to learn. She looks forward to helping as many Pinellas families as possible.
Laura grew up in Lakeland and moved to Indian Shores in 2012. Laura is an adventurer that enjoys world travel, hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, skiing, scuba diving and zip-lining. Laura plays the flute and is an avid reader. She loves spending time on the beach with her family and friends.
Jan Haupert Haskins
Jan has a masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida. She has 25 years of experience in her field, including severe speech and language classroom teacher with Polk County public schools, clinician with Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, and speech-language pathologist with Baycare Homecare. She and her husband, Randy, have raised three children, two recent University of Florida graduates, and the other a current student at the University of Florida.
Jan's areas of concentration are reading and language development in preschool and school-aged children. She has extensive experience with articulation/phonological speech disorders, fluency disorders (stuttering), and dysphagia (swallowing disorders). Her interests include cooking, music, and spending time at the beach with family and friends.
Donna graduated from St. Leo College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and earned a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. She has worked as an attorney in both the private and public sectors.
After her first child was born, Donna shifted her focus to raising her children, worked as a substitute teacher, and taught English Composition at the college level. In 2013, she became certified to screen for vision related reading difficulties, including dyslexia, as well as color deficiency.
She is thrilled to now use her education, experience, and love of working with children as a member of the Grade Power team!
Donna lives in Safety Harbor with her husband and daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, golf, spending time with family and friends, or just relaxing with her dogs.
“The great thing about Grade Power is that we change the way students think about learning. Grade Power is the only learning center that assesses both learning and academics skills. We teach kids to “Learn how the Learn”. I love Grade Power’s curriculum and methodology, because it corrects the root cause of the student’s struggles, which builds a strong foundation for them to learn and be successful for the rest of their lives.”
Randy spent the first 26 years of his professional life in the business world. He worked for three years in banking, as a commercial loan officer, and 23 years working for the leading golf and ornamental nursery supply company in the eastern United States. He left to follow his passion: Helping kids! Randy has always loved mentoring and coaching kids.
“Coach Randy” has coached baseball, soccer, basketball and flag football, in addition to running a three sport youth league at his church in Lakeland, Florida.
Randy is a graduate of the University of Florida, and remains an avid Gator fan. He has been married to Jan for over 26 years, and they have three adult children.
Angielina is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Classical Studies. During college, Angielina worked as an intern at the Gator Wesley Foundation for three years. There she found her niche, working with a diverse group of people to achieve a common goal, while fostering her die-hard love for the Gators through friendships that will last a lifetime.
Angielina grew up on an island and is thrilled to once again live near the beach.
In her free time, when she's not too busy cheering on the Gators, she loves to cook, kayak and spend time outside in the Florida sunshine.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in History. In college, Sarah was the Missions Intern at the Gator Wesley Foundation for two years. During that time she discovered her passion for helping others and made lifelong friends.
Right out of school, Sarah worked as a Behavior Assistant for a young adult with autism. Working with Earl was one of the best experiences of her life and taught her patience and respect for all people in all situations. When her parents, Randy and Jan, decided to open a GradePower Learning she knew she had to be a part of this exciting opportunity!
Sarah has loved learning from an early age and graduated from an International Baccalaureate High School. She looks forward to helping students find their own love of learning and reach their highest potential.
Sarah has recently moved to Palm Harbor and has very much enjoyed living so close to the beach. She enjoys cooking, watching movies, playing golf, and cheering on the Gators!