We are committed to locating and securing qualified Christian independent expert instructors who are passionate about their subject to enrich your  home education program. 


HEED instructors include lawyers, scientists, engineers, pastors, college professors,  psychologists, accountants, high school teachers,  and more.  Real life experience combined with an excellent grasp of the subject and a passion to pour into the next generation are the characteristics that make HEED instructors the best! 

HEED Online Instructors

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Cristina Alvarez (Science)


Cristina Alvarez is a wife and homeschool mom of three children. Her true love in education is science. She enjoyed taking many science courses while earning her bachelor degree of science in psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is now working toward her teaching certification in science. Cristina has a passion for teaching about everything that God has created and sees science as the artwork of God, a mere glimpse of His mind. She is a firm believer that science come from God, and must be viewed with the lens of the Bible. Science may not come easily to everyone, however Cristina doesn’t want for her students to be intimidated. She wants to help them understand more about this beautiful world that our Lord has created. 


Giovana Cavarretta (Spanish, Social Studies)


Giovana Cavarretta is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and a wife and mother of three.  She and her husband, Sal, have served the Lord in full time ministry for over 25 years. She has enjoyed homeschooling her own children (2 are adults now and one is in high school) for the past 18 years.  Along with homeschooling, Mrs. Cavarretta has a passion for teaching and helping students of all ages to enjoy learning in fun and engaging ways.  Moreover, having been born and raised in Lima, Perú and having moved to the United States as a teenager, she’s experienced firsthand how difficult it can be to learn another language. Therefore, she desires to help her Spanish class students learn to communicate in Spanish while having fun in the process. Mrs. Cavarretta attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with Honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. 

Michelle Nowack (Math)


Michelle Nowack graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering. For the past 14 years she has provided engineering services & project management for multiple companies both private and government. During this time, she has always loved tutoring in math. She has helped students from elementary school to college succeed in their math classes, specializing in helping those with whom math does not come easily. Currently, Michelle lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and two cats, where she enjoys reading, natural health, traveling, and studying God's Word.

Olivia Calder Read (English A, World Geography)


Olivia Read is a Boca Homeschool alumni and has grown up in the homeschooling community. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and graduated from Florida Atlantic University in May, 2016. She has a state certification to teach grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. Immediately upon graduation in May, Olivia began working at Spanish River Christian School teaching 4th grade and is completing her 4th year of teaching. Married for almost 4 years, Olivia and her husband Thomas Read are expecting their first child. Olivia serves at her local church and she is excited to be joining the staff of HEED in fall of 2020.  

Kat Scharmann (Math)


Kat Scharmann is a dedicated Christian educator, wife and mother to a sweet little boy. She and her husband, Ryan, live in Boca Raton, Florida. She enjoys spending time with family and friends in the Florida sunshine as much as possible!  As well as teaching, Mrs. Scharmann has a love for leading women’s bible studies and teaching kids that they can learn everything through the lens of scripture. Mrs. Scharmann attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated with a degree in Education with an ESOL endorsement. Along with 3+ years of experience in her own classroom, she completed her practicum hours at various schools and grade levels, learning how to reach all students in a positive and engaging way.