Tutor, Owner & Founder
Demetrius Butler, owner and founder of Good Spirit Tutors, has over 10 years experience in tutoring students of all ages and levels. From Memphis, Tennessee, Demetrius earned a scholarship to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering.
He gravitated toward teaching, regularly hosting groups where classmates came to get what they needed. Although his tutoring experience began with his younger brothers, growing up in Memphis, Demetrius' real passion for igniting the confidence in others was illuminated here. He went on to work for years, in Memphis, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, as an educational tutor, and speaker.
"I love seeing 'the lights go on'! I started this company because I want to build an enterprise with heart; that makes a true difference for students. The success, or the growth, of my students is due to their experience. Students are freed up to perform in a way that actualizes their dreams when they experience those dreams as worthwhile. At Good Spirit Tutors, we focus on students' rapport with their studies; and through that focus, we see miraculous, long-lasting improvement, no matter where they start."
As well as being a tutor, Demetrius is also an education speaker. He is currently available for speaking engagements.
Erin McBride grew up in north Orange County with a strong and well-rounded education full of travel and extra-curricular activities all the way through high school. She then graduated early to attend Biola University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Psychology. As an artist herself, hoping to practice art therapy with youth one day, she has always loved sharing the joy and discovery of the creative arts and her first job out of college was teaching acting and music to elementary school students. She learned from this experience that as much as she loves the creative arts, she also loves teaching in general. After moving to Los Angeles, she taught middle school and high school art, acting, improv, and dance, and still coaches high school dance when she’s not tutoring.
Looking back on how she got where she is today, she is extremely grateful for all the extra educational opportunities she had growing up and is amazed by how much they shaped her, what she can do, and how she sees the world. She wants every student to have this, and it is her joy to be able to help offer similar opportunities!
“To me, education in any subject should never be about just that subject. Life is bigger than that, and students should be shown the relevance of their work now as it applies to their future. It’s valuable for students to succeed in a class or subject they initially struggle with, but what’s life changing is the problem solving and perseverance learned by that experience. And that is why I love teaching, and why it is so worthwhile to help a student go further than he or she thought they could. My goal as an educator is to shift the mindset of I can’t to I can’t know until I try.”