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About Us

The Study is accredited by AdvancED.
Please contact us to discuss how we can help:

Call: (907)-262-6227

  • Set course fee applies if three or more students are enrolled.
  • Group Tutor Rate applies if two students are enrolled.
  • Private Tutor Rate applies if one student is enrolled.

Kerri Nelson – Owner / Private Tutor

kerriThe Study was inspired by a teacher who consistently spoke negativity over her students, basically speaking the words, you will never and you can’t. Kerri Nelson was one of her students. Kerri decided to go into teaching with a mission of assuring students that they can! After ten years of teaching at Cook Inlet Academy and encouraging students that they will and they can; she decided to provide the community with a positive place where students can come and be challenged, coached, and inspired to love learning! Since 2011, The Study has provided the community of Soldotna with an accredited  Elementary School, as well as a variety of educational workshops and private tutoring services.

Kerri Nelson has been a teacher on the Kenai Peninsula for well over a decade. She spent ten years at Cook Inlet Academy teaching third and fourth grade as well as Home-Ec. She enjoys organizing fund raising events and has been in charge of organizing the Cook Inlet Academy Community Carnival. Kerri has been married for over 20 years to an incredibly supportive husband and has three children, Chloe, Ellie and Coel.

The Study Staff

  • Nichole Dreyer- Teacher’s Aide
  • Bridgit Gillis- Administrative Assistant
  • Patti Ireland- Piano Instructor
  • Savannah Juenemann – Math & Science
  • Shane Lopez – Language Arts, History & AK Studies
  • Chloe Nelson- Teacher’s Aide
  • Fabiola Peck – Spanish
  • Kellie Schnieder- Math, Reading
  • Scott Tomoso – Summer School