Our Team

Nancy Bell, Ph.D., Owner/Director
Dr. Bell is a Licensed and Certified School Psychologist.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Albright College and her Masters and Doctoral degrees in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina.  Prior to opening Educational and Testing Solutions, LLC, she served as the Director of the Summerville LifeManagement Center for nine years and was an Associate Professor in the School Psychology program at The Citadel for ten years.  

Marlana Preston, Coordinator of Tutoring, Summerville Location
Mrs. Preston holds an undergraduate degree in Education from College of Charleston. She has worked in the field of education for 15 years. Ten years were spent in the classroom teaching at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She worked for Summerville LifeManagement Center as a tutor and Coordinator for five years.

JoAnn Thomas, Director of Tutoring, Mount Pleasant location


Mrs. Thomas has over 30 years of wide-ranging educational experience including preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, adult education, and community college. Previously, she was the Director of Tutoring and Academic Coaching at LifeManagement Center, Inc. in Mt. Pleasant.  She was also the Service and Education Director of a high school alternative program in GA, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for high school dropouts.  She has a BA in education from Lander University and Master’s of Education degrees from University of Alabama and University of Pittsburgh.

Our tutors are school psychologists, public school teachers, home-school teachers, law students and occupational therapists. They all have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, prior teaching and/or tutoring experience, and are dedicated to establishing a beneficial academic relationship with your student. Our team is dedicated not only to teaching information but also providing strategies for success in the classroom and reinforcing skills for independent learning.
Our Team