Meet Our Tutors
Harlen Bell is a home school father of five who caught his love of homeschooling from his wife. He was an army officer for 12 years. He is a Special Agent of the FBI who retired in 2009. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and obtained a BA in History from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama. He has taught American History, World History, Current Events and Civics at the Comm Central and HOPE Coop home school cooperatives from 2011-2021.
Natalie Lively felt a calling into teaching in 2003. After graduating from LSU with a 4.0 as an Accountant and working at a big 5 firm as a CPA, God called me on the path to teaching in a distinct moment in church. I immediately followed, and I have been in secondary education ever since. I am licensed to teach secondary mathematics. I have worked at a private school in New Orleans, public school as a teacher support in Memphis, online highschool math teacher for Northstar Academy, substitute in high school co-ops, math tutor, and of course many years teaching my own children. I am very excited also to teach Health and Nutrition as I desire for students to be launched with through information about how God made them and honor the Lord with our bodies through Health. This will be my second year teaching at HOPE Co-op.
Mr Daugherty graduated with honors with a BSE from UCA 1994. On 2003 he was one of the first 3 teachers in Arkansas to become National Board of Professional Teachers certified. He has been deeply involved with NASA, going through the astronaut application process in 2003. He has taught chemistry as an adjunct at ASU Beebe for ten years. In addition he has recieved numerous local, state and national teaching awards. Mr D, as he goes by, loves the classroom and the entire process of education.
Rebekah graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ouachita Baptist University in 1993 with a BSE in Mathematics. She taught at Mills University Studies High School until she had her first baby. While navigating life as a new mom, Rebekah began tutoring at various tutoring agencies and teaching test prep and middle school math classes at Little Rock Homeschool Academy. In future years she would also add high school economics (& a brief stint as an art teacher). When her older kids entered high school, she started teaching high school math classes at home. This allowed her to be in her element while also being available for her younger kids. In 2014, she joined the HOPE Coop faculty teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.
Rebekah Hollaway has been married to Kyle Hollaway since 1993. By 2010, they had added 8 incredible kids (4 boys & 4 girls). Since 2017, they have also added 3 in-laws and several grandkids.
Having graduated from Hendrix College in 1972, my teaching career began at Little Rock Central High in 1975, teaching math there for 5 years. During that time, I obtained a MEd degree in math education from the University of Arkansas. I then taught at Hendrix College for two years that included one summer session with the Arkansas Governor’s School. In 1985, after a brief hiatus from teaching for coursework in computer studies at UCA, I joined the faculty at Pulaski Academy, where I served as Chairman of the Math Department. While there, I attended the University of Mississippi, pursuing a MS degree in pure mathematics. After a 15-year stint at PA, I took a leave from teaching and worked as a customer service rep for a local financial management firm for seven years. However, the call to teach again beckoned, and I became one of the founders of the HOPE Co-op and have been teaching homeschool students for the last 18 years, courses spanning the math spectrum from third grade arithmetic through Calculus 2. Many of these years of my teaching experience have also included math tutoring.
I truly love teaching and enjoy my students. One of my goals is to make the study of mathematics a pleasurable experience for my students. Many of my students have become successful with their chosen careers in the areas of education, law, medicine, accounting and public service.
I have one son and three grandchildren, all of whom have been or are currently my students.
Ashley Edge graduated with a BS in Biology (pre-med focus) from University of Central Oklahoma. She is a homeschool mom of four, who has been homeschooling for 9 years. She has taught Co-op High School Biology for 4 years, Co-op High School Anatomy and Physiology teacher for 2 years, and Co-op Elementary and Middle School Science for 3 years. Ashley loves math and science and desires to inspire that in her students!
Ben is a data analytics and machine learning expert, having contributed within the healthcare industry to create products that support predictive models. He has a master’s in computer and information systems from Liberty University with extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Additionally, Ben has successfully trained many business colleagues to become capable data science professionals. His passion is using the knowledge of God found in mathematics to derive predictive insights to improve the health and life of others. He and his wife live in Conway, Arkansas. He has 4 children, ages 15, 12, 9, and 5.
Lou Anne graduated Old Dominion University with a degree in English and later became certified to teach Secondary English in the state of Arkansas. Her first few years after college were spent honing her writing skills in advertising in New York City. Upon moving to Arkansas, she spent several years teaching 9th and 11th grade English in the Little Rock School District, where she sponsored both the National Honor Society and Key Clubs. While raising her family, she took several years off and tutored language arts part time. She has spent the last 14 years teaching at HOPE. Lou Anne and her husband are former homeschooling parents themselves, and are now enjoying an empty nest.
Maria Mercedes Rodriguez
Maria Mercedes Rodriguez graduated from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Art History. Master Degree in West Virginia University in Spanish as a Second Language, and PHD (ABD) in Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Contemporary Architecture. She is currently a senior instructor in Spanish at U.A. Little Rock, and has been teaching there for 22 years. Also she teaches Medical Spanish at UAMS for 4th year medical students. With her husband, Victor Haislop, she works as a translator for many different kinds of documents. They have 6 children between 22, and 9 years old, and the whole family travels to Spain every Summer.
Tammy graduated from Harding University with a BA in English and from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with an MA in Professional and Technical Writing. She is an advanced instructor of Rhetoric and Writing and is currently serving as Director of First-Year Writing at UA Little Rock. Entering her 20th year of teaching college-level writing, she still loves teaching because of her students. Before teaching, she worked as a legislative analyst for the Arkansas House of Representatives and as a technical communicator at Acxiom Corporation. She and her husband Brandon have two sons, Caden and Gabriel. Caden is a freshman at the U of A in Fayetteville, and Gabriel is a 6th grader.
David Vaught graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He worked as a full-time minister in Kansas City after college and served as a missionary with his family in Florianópolis, Brazil, for three years. David is employed by Vaught Capital, where he builds stock portfolios to help clients prepare for retirement. He also works as a consultant, specializing in continuous improvement methodologies. David and his wife, Fran, have 5 children.