Erica Anthony-Benavides

Founder and Academic Coach, Tutor, and Mentor

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX many years ago, but I have always had an interest in conversing with and guiding others. When I was a teenager, I easily made friends with the younger kids near my home and in my grandmother’s neighborhood and thought becoming a mentor would be a fun job.

I started Escalada Education Co. a few years ago with the hopes of “teaching students subjects” versus “teaching subjects to students.” I have served as a gymnastics instructor, math lab/learning center instructor, and science teacher in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin for various ages and learning levels over the years and understand that I can’t help any of my students well if I don’t focus on them first and the subject second. I now tutor reading and math at Zavala Elementary School in Austin part-time and tutor freelance part-time as well.

I am currently a certified Advanced Level Professional Tutor, Basic Level Academic Coach, and Basic Level Mentor through the National Tutoring Association (NTA) and certified Life Purpose Coach through Transformational Services. I will begin my graduate studies in Education Policy and Planning at the University of Texas at Austin the fall.