Melissa Varnes is an Indiana native with deep roots in Nassau County. She has a love for learning and teaching others including homeschooling her child with learning disabilities. Melissa left the corporate world, after discovering her child was unable to succeed at "traditional" school, and required more individualized lessons with one on one guidance. She devoted herself to finding the programs and lessons that would help her child learn to the best of her ability, and built strengths to overcome areas of learning difficulty. After reaching a point that allowed her time to explore other interests, she discovered a love for tutoring other children with special learning needs. She now implements the skills learned from personal experience and the extensive training for the LindaMood Bell program to help children develop their own love for learning. She is inspired daily by her husband and their daughter. In her free time, Melissa likes to create, explore the outdoors, and spend time with her family and her dogs.