Meet Your Educator


After graduating from Pomona College in Claremont, California in 2005, I took "a year off" to live in Winter Park, Colorado and soon found the mountains of Colorado to be my home. I pursued my passion for teaching shortly thereafter. While working in Early Childhood Education, I attended school to obtain a Post-Baccalaurate K-6 teaching degree from Western Governors University. With that degree, I spent four years teaching both second and fifth grade at Fraser Valley Elementary in Fraser, Colorado and subsequently established Peak Education, offering the unique opportunity of individualized one-on-one education in the mountains of Colorado for the past six years. My husband, Jesse, and daughter, Grace, moved to Buena Vista, Colorado in December of 2019, and we have grown to love the community and town. With over twenty years experience tutoring students from kindergarten through college, I am able to offer my services to a full range of learners.  -Claire Dickson


  • BA in Classical (Greek and Roman) Studies from Pomona College, graduating as a Pomona College Distinguished Scholar

  • Post-Baccalaureate K-6 Elementary Education degree from Western Governors University

  • Over 20 years experience as a private tutor (elementary, middle school, high school, and college tutoring)

  • National Merit Scholar

Pertinent Test Scores:

  • ACT:  99th percentile

  • SAT: 96th percentile 

  • PLACE (Program for the Licensing and Assessment of Colorado Educators): 99%

  • AP Calculus AB: 5

  • AP Calculus BC: 4

  • AP Literature & Composition: 5

  • AP Language & Composition: 5

  • AP US History: 5


Add+Vantage Math Course 1

Add+Vantage Math Recovery® transforms numeracy education through customized and unique professional learning with meaningful assessment and instruction.

K-12 Technology Integration Training

Handwriting Without Tears

handwriting program used nationwide to support early literacy

Orton Gillingham

Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Phonics (Basic and Advanced with Ron Yoshimoto from Orton Gillingham International) that helps meet the needs of students with dyslexia


National Literacy Coalition Every Child a Writer

Common Core Standards Based Curriculum Design

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