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Takisha Moncrief, Ed.D

     Dr. Takisha Moncrief firmly believes that education is the great equalizer and can change the entire trajectory of a child's life.  She is a former teacher, literacy coach, school improvement supervisor, and professional development specialist. Considering each role throughout her career, making a one-to-one connection with students and watching them take steps toward independence ranks as the most rewarding.

         Dr. Moncrief launched Step Up Tutors during the onset of the 2020 global pandemic as a solution to fragmented learning opportunities and as a support to parents desperately seeking assistance. In addition to Step Up Tutors, Dr. Moncrief advocates for children as a coach and consultant. She also hosts the Literacy is Life! Annual Summer Conference. 


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K-12 Education

Learning & Development Trainings




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Dr. Moncrief coaches a talented team of educators who provide incomparable tutoring services. Using the Moncrief Model, Step Up Tutors empower students with the strategies and skills needed to achieve academic success. 

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Responsive, experienced and methodical

My daughter has really enjoyed the classes. Her tutor was very experienced and organized. She provided clear instructions and materials in what she expected the student to learn and practice. My daughter can follow her very attentively and effortlessly. I highly recommend reaching out to them.

Ying | Los Altos, CA


We just had a virtual writing lesson. My son said he had learned more in an hour with Step Up than a week at school. He is not good at organizing thoughts. He was taught to use maps to organize ideas into structured paragraphs. I was amazed to see how much he was able to do in just an hour. He is not a boy of focus and he is engaged in the lesson all the way. My son also said he felt motivated!

Renqiu | San Diego, CA

Patient, fun, and effective!

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Highly skilled educator

Our tutor listened to my daughter’s and my concerns and was immediately able to motivate and help my daughter get organized and prioritize her work. I am hopeful that my daughter will get caught up quickly and will start exceeding expectations.

Sucheta | Keller, TX



Great Teacher!!

My boys really opened up to their tutors. I found their sessions very engaging.

Kay | Allen, TX

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Highly recommended

 My daughter (6 years old) is already making improvements with writing after a few lessons. I recommended Step Up Tutors to my friends.

Lingling | Longmeadow, MA

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Knowledgeable and Intelligent

I always felt it’s important to have both positive parenting and positive teaching both at school and at home. Step Up is not just helping kids but also us as parents to support our preschooler's education.

Aro | McKinney, TX

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