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About Us


Laura Noe

Laura Noe founded Learning Boost Educational Services in 2014. She's been helping students overcome learning differences for more than 28 years. She's taught in a variety of public and private school settings in the Louisville, KY area, but has always focused on helping children who struggle with reading, writing and math. Laura also has expertise in teaching students to develop organizational and study skills so they can be successful on their own and in their classrooms. She has worked extensively with students with dyslexia and ADHD, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She also is a clinical evaluator for student teachers pursuing masters degrees through Georgetown College. She earned a bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University and a master's degree from the University of Louisville.

Tori Whaley


Tori Whaley has provided Lexercise online therapy for children with dyslexia since 2012. She has taught students with disabilities in Houston, TX, Nashville, TN, and Hartford, CT.  She completed a master's in special education at Vanderbilt University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in special education at the University of Connecticut. She loves teaching kids how to read and seeing the aha moment when they “get it." Outside of work, Tori enjoys reading, hiking with her dog, and attending theater and other arts events.


Karen Ford

Karen Ford has taught math for over 30 years. She has experience teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Consumer Math and Applied Math. Karen currently teaches at South Oldham High School in Crestwood, KY. She has worked one-on-one with students outside of school for more than 10 years. Karen earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and master's degrees from both Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Louisville.


Dawn Smith

Dawn Smith has been teaching for over ten years. Her undergraduate work is in business management, and she has a graduate degree from Georgetown College in Special Education. Dawn saw a need for teachers in her field, and is passionate about providing a better education for students. She taught in the public school system for five years as a high school teacher, and is now an elementary teacher. Dawn works with students who have ADHD, cognitive delays, and specific learning challenges in reading, writing and math. In 20218 she completed her master's degree in Educational Leadership. 


Stephanie Willis 

Stephanie Willis earned her master’s degree in teaching at the University of Louisville. She taught seventh grade at Western Middle School in Jefferson County and has been a substitute teacher in the Oldham County School District. She’s also worked for Bridge International Academy to write math curriculum for grades 4-6. Previously, she worked as an accountant.  She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting at the University of Kentucky.

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Emma Faul 

Emma Faul teaches middle school language arts. She earned a master's degree in teaching from the University of Louisville. Her bachelor's degrees are in English and Humanities. She has completed her certification for teaching our time management course called “Seeing My Time.”  Her favorite part about teaching is getting to know her students and the excitement  they get when they realize that they understand a concept and feel proud. 

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Debbie Heaverin

Debbie Heaverin, Ed.D. teaches high school English and Language Arts. She has worked in a variety of public and private school settings in the Louisville area since 1981. Throughout most of her career, she has worked with students with learning differences. Debbie has focused on helping students who struggle with language expression (reading and writing), as well as with ACT and SAT test prep. She earned a bachelor's degree in teaching English from Bellarmine University and her Reading Specialist degree and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Spalding University in Louisville.


Olivia Hill 

Olivia Hill graduated Summa Cum Laude from South Oldham High School in 2019, with high marks on the ACT and PSAT. During her time at South, Olivia was a member of the Link Crew organization, where she tutored underclassmen and helped them stay on track with their coursework. Currently, she is a Sophomore at Bellarmine University, pursuing a BA in Clinical and Counseling Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice Studies. 

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