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Tutoring Services 

In 2019, the Alabama legislature passed the Alabama Literacy Act, aiming to improve the reading proficiency of public school students in kindergarten through 3rd-grade. The act seeks to ensure that these students can read at or above grade level by the end of the 3rd grade.


Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, children will be required to read on grade level by the end of third grade and pass a standardized test. If unable to pass the standardized test, they will have to repeat that grade.


To support the students in our community, Women Inspiring Women, is offering tutoring services for reading and math to kindergarten,1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade students. We also provide one-on-one tutoring services for grades 4-12 in math. We evaluate the progress of our students every 9 weeks. These services can be provided either in person or via Zoom.


We understand that not everyone may be able to afford tutoring, so we offer no-cost, one-on-one tutoring services that cater to the unique needs of your child. We rely on sponsorships, grants, donations and fundraisers to provide this service.


We care about the safety of our students, so we ensure that all our tutors pass a background check before they start working with us. Our tutoring services are available to students in the following counties: Morgan, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Madison. However, space is limited, so we encourage you to enroll your child at your earliest convenience.

Meet Our Tutors



Terri K. Banks grew up in Decatur, Alabama. She is a product of Decatur City Schools, where she graduated from Austin High School. Her education continued at Tuskegee University, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 2009. In 2011, she obtained a Master of Science Degree from Walden University with a concentration in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. She has 8 years of classroom teaching experience, and 1 ½ years of virtual teaching experience. She has a love and a passion for teaching and inspiring young minds. She has taught in the Lawrence County School system, Huntsville City School system, and currently in the Decatur City School system.



Pertrina Boling-Davis has been teaching in Lawrence County for 24 years and is always finding creative ways to help her kids understand the material. Sometimes they play music and dance! Not only does Mrs. Davis find ways to help her kids be successful in the classroom, she is also the volleyball and dance coach. Mrs. Davis puts a lot of time and love into her kids and is constantly finding ways to help them shine.



Sherry Lightfoot has been working in the educational field for 24 years. She is a certified/degreed math & reading coordinator for grades K-12, and a certified/degreed teacher for grades K-12. She is also active in her church's organization as the Youth Director for the state of Alabama Jurisdiction I. She presently works in the Birmingham/Bessemer City School Area and says, "Working with children to help them reach their academic and social goals is my passion."   



 Sherene A. Langham has over 25 years of teaching experience.  She has taught grades K-6th in both a traditional and virtual classroom setting. Sherene is a 1996 graduate of the former Courtland High School.  She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga in 1996 with a BS Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  Sherene also received her Master’s Degree in 1998 from Alabama A & M University in Normal, Alabama.  She has always believed that education was something everyone should have an opportunity to receive. Sherene wants children to believe in themselves and become life-long learners.  

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