Check out the bios below for our great team of tutors for the Socratic Dialogue Online Program!

Our online program tutors are selected based on:

  • experience and skills pertaining to tutoring using a Socratic approach
  • post-secondary experience (completed Bachelor's degree preferred)
  • their commitment to reflect WISDOM’s philosophy in their relationship with students and parents
  • ability to work with and serve home schooling families and to fulfill the requirements of the program

It is desirable that tutors have home schooling in their background, as well as experience in the Classic tradition in their post-secondary education.

Anna has a PhD in social and ecological sustainability from the University of Waterloo and a master of arts in the interdisciplinary humanities from Trinity Western University. She has taught a wide variety of courses across a range of disciplines including philosophy, literature, and the sciences, and is excited about joining WISDOM in the fall!

In her spare time, Anna enjoys homebrewing, soccer, playing music, kayaking, and having philosophical chats.

Sally received her doctorate in English Literature at the University of Waterloo in the fall of 2023. She began her studies with a 3-week baby in tow in 2017. Two more babies and a few years later, she and her entire family are looking forward to the defence in the Fall! You can find her work on detective fiction published in some journals and critical anthologies. She tutored with WISDOM in the past, from 2015-2017, a year of which was spent in France, learning its culture and language. She is excited about joining WISDOM once again, as she loves to teach, and discuss all things writing and literature.

She enjoys long walks with her family, presenting at conferences and going to new places, theatre, and live music. In her spare time she reads continually; her ‘best friend’ books are Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, the entirety of Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe series, and Dorothy L. Sayers’s Harriet Vane novels.

Amy Gamez received her bachelor’s degree in University Scholars in 2013 from Baylor University, where she focused her studies on Great Books and Latin. She went on to study “Great Books” at a graduate level, taking literature and philosophy courses from the University of Dallas through the Institute of Philosophic Studies. She holds a Master’s degree in English. Since graduate school, she has enjoyed teaching at homeschool co-ops and playing the organ.

Maria Gilicinski comes from midwest United States. She is the middle child and was homeschooled along with her siblings throughout most of her school years. It was during these years of homeschooling that Maria began to love the different disciplines within classical learning. History and literature were always her favorites. Maria went to Thomas Aquinas College and received her Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts in 2019. Since then, she has been teaching at different classical middle and high schools throughout the States, and now is so excited to be a tutor for students for WISDOM Home Schooling. In her spare time, Maria enjoys baking, cooking, reading, listening to audiobooks, and playing the cello.

One of Emily's greatest joys in life is sharing a good story with her children, and she is thrilled to do the same with WISDOM students. Although not homeschooled herself, Emily learned to appreciate and admire homeschooling when she co-founded and taught in a homeschooling co-op filled with excited, motivated learners who loved a good debate. 

Emily studied political philosophy and art history at the University of Dallas and theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. She enjoys exploring new places, diagramming complicated sentences, and listening to her children recite poetry.

Meaghen Gonzalez graduated from Ave Maria University, after which she worked in publishing at Ignatius Press in San Francisco and Catholic Insight Magazine in Toronto before moving to Los Angeles to begin screenwriting studies. She is an alum of the Act One Writing Program, has taken improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade and writing classes at Second City, and has two produced scripts (one on Baptism, which she co-wrote for Family Theater Productions, and one comedy-horror she co-wrote and filmed in her own apartment!). Even more exciting, four years after moving to Los Angeles she married David Gonzalez in 2018. She has been a tutor for WISDOM since the fall of 2011 and loves working with students to develop their knowledge of literature and improve their writing skills.

After receiving his BA in classical Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in 2010, Charlie then spent seven years as a seminarian at St. Michael’s Abbey in Silverado, California. Charlie continued his studies in philosophy and theology during this time, earning a second BA in Fundamental Theology from St. Phillip’s Seminary in Toronto. After leaving St. Michael’s in 2017, Charlie taught for a year at St. Monica Academy in Montrose, California, while rekindling a relationship with his now-wife, Colleen. She convinced Charlie of the charms of country life and they moved to Angels Camp, California, where he served as the Primary Dean of Libertas Academy for three years. They continue to reside there with their two young daughters.

Colleen Goodwin received her Bachelor of Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. After graduating, she accepted a position teaching at St. Monica Academy in Pasadena, California. She taught the Classical curriculum there for five years before moving to Northern California where she taught charter school elementary students in the classical style in a one-room schoolhouse while also teaching second grade at Christian Family Learning Center. She served as her parish’s Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator for four years. Recently she spent several years teaching for Kolbe Academy online.
Colleen resides in the Gold Country of Northern California where she gardens and takes care of many animals along with her husband Charlie and their daughters.

 Michael Foster earned a Master of Music from Georgia Southern University in 2016, where he graduated magna cum laude. He has spent the last eight years studying and teaching the liberal arts. His interest in these fields was sparked as a music student where he was exposed to the science of harmonics in classical Greece, which in turn led to a rigorous study of classical mathematics and ancient languages. Michael resides in the state of Tennessee with his wife and four young children. In his non-existent spare time, he enjoys singing in choir, cooking, reading, and spending time with family.

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