Fern Bryan in Houston, TX

Tutor of: Academic Advantage Program
English: English, Writing Skills
Languages: Hebrew
Miscellaneous: Study Skills, Executive Functioning, Social Coaching, Parent Coaching and Support

Fern graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in the Teaching of English (for grades 6–12). She subsequently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After receiving her M.S.W., she became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and later went on to receive her M.A. in Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities at Northeastern University. She spent the next 15 years providing counseling and conducting evaluations for students ages 3–21 in the Chicago public school system. 

In 2000, Fern moved to Houston, Texas. Soon after her arrival, she worked as the education specialist for the Emery-Weiner School. She then worked at Condit Elementary School as a special education teacher and chairperson; school counselor and testing coordinator; Intervention Assistance Team Chairperson; teacher of students with autism; and 504 Chairperson. During this time, she completed the Basic Language Skills Course in remediated reading, writing, and spelling at the Neuhaus Education Center. Fern was a private tutor for special needs students for more than 15 years. 

Fern studied beginning and intermediate Hebrew at the University of Illinois and advanced Hebrew Literature and Composition at Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago. She also lived in Israel for three years and studied in ulpanim for one year there. 

Outside of school and work, Fern dedicated four years to earning her professional culinary, baking, and pastry credentials. She loves to bake, play piano, travel, learn foreign languages, and spend time with family and friends.