About us

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Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

I am Dr. Tonya White Johnson, founder of Exclusively You Academic Coaching & Tutoring.

I am  a nationally certified academic coach & tutor, professor, career coach, inspirational author, speaker and mentor. My experiences have led to me becoming an effective, passionate academic coach and  tutor specializing in reading skills and college entrance exams preparation.

As a university educator for more than 10 years I have seen first-hand what not being fully literate in reading can do to an individual. I have seen many students start and drop out of college due to their inability to read and comprehend the lessons. As a literacy director for P&P Helping Hand Foundation;  a nonprofit organization,  I have seen first-hand how the inability to read and comprehend hampers and hinders otherwise intelligent, bright, insightful individuals from reaching their dreams. My heart bleeds for anyone young or old that cannot read comprehensively, and so I aim to give back and help as much as I can.

As an an Adjunct Professor I work with several universities including South Florida State College in Avon Park, Fl, Southern New Hampshire University and Columbia Southern University;  both face to face and online. I teach marketing, management and leadership courses. I am also  a literacy director and summer reading program director for P&P Helping Hand Foundation,  where we assist people from all walks of life, young and old  in reaching  their literacy goals. I am also a career counselor and coach with more than 10 years of experience in counseling, mentoring and coaching others in developing and reaching their career goals. Just recently I  became a published author of Words of Inspiration, Sister to Sister, So THEN I LEARNED.  I am  also an inspirational speaker and founder of www.empowered-lifestyles.com 

I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, graduated with honors, summa cum laude. A Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in management,  and a Doctorate of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. My passion is education! And I am so glad it found me.

I have spent many years in Corporate America, managing and directing in various administrative capacities. Now I have the opportunity to help others in a real meaningful way. Watching others grow in their reading abilities and seeing the confidence arise out of seemingly nowhere is one of my greatest pleasures.

I share my prolific resume and experiences  above because I try to make it a point of capitalizing on all of my experiences and strengths to provide holistic educational sessions.

We offer more than just homework help. We offer holistic educational sessions  that help students become independent learners.  I like to consider myself compassionate yet challenging, knowledgeable yet willing to learn from everyone I meet. If you are looking to find a tutor who is going to be effective in helping you or your child reach their goals, contact us at Exclusively You Academic Coaching and Tutoring. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your goals.

Finally, at Exclusively You Academic Coaching and Tutoring we  use a variety of methods as we coach and tutor. We realize that every individual is different.  Our goal is to reach individuals through their passions, so we will spend some time getting to know the student and what drives them to succeed. Once we’ve  tapped into your passion there is no where to go but up.


We aim to



Build Confidence


Our Mission

Exclusively You Academic coaching and tutoring empowers students with the tools and skills to manage themselves effectively both in secondary school and beyond. We aim to transform their lives in a positive manner and build their confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference.


Our Vision

Exclusively You Academic Coaching and Tutoring aims to prepare tomorrow’s leaders by helping them to understand and embrace their greatness and purpose. We hope that every student we help will in turn help someone else.

Our Philosophy

These days, with the intense flow of information technology, many people struggle with maintaining focus and concentrating on what’s important. Many give up before they even get started. The national literacy foundation report that more than 8000 students drop out of high school every single day. We aim to decrease that number in our local communities’ one student at a time. We have researched, compiled and created tools and strategies that help us in our efforts to be as effective as possible. We don’t give up on students. We empower students in their God-given talents and skills.


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