Karla Machado Barcus is the founder and owner of Kscholastic Inc. She is a former Spanish teacher with over a decade of experience in the education field. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband, Michael, their baby Mila, and their cat and dog.



Vanuli supports Kscholastic as an Admin Assistant and as as tutor! She is an undergraduate student at Rice University, where she is majoring in Biosciences on the pre-med track. She enjoys working with students whether it be teaching at summer camps or tutoring! In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her dog. She is happy to be apart of the Kscholastic team both behind the scenes, and as a tutor!


Bria is a marketing professional with over 6 years of experience specializing in content creation and website development. Her passion for marketing has allowed her to be creative and think outside the box while helping businesses find their brand identity. In her free time, she loves to travel, work out, and try new brunch places.

​​Meet our admin team:

Melissa is the office manager at Kscholastic Inc. and loves being part of a team dedicated to supporting students in their academic journey. She comes to us with over ten years experience as an administrator in dynamic, small offices, including five years in the front office of a very busy counseling center in River Oaks. She's eager to assist our students and their families throughout the tutoring process and enjoys keeping our office running smoothly. In her down time, Melissa likes to read, drink coffee, walk her dogs, and cheer at her son's baseball games.


Korinna is currently a sophomore at Rice University studying Cell Biology and Genetics and Data Science. She enjoys working at Texas Medical Center conducting research, walking around Houston, and serving as a mentor in the community through various organizations.  She enjoys her roles at Kscholastic as an Administrative Assistant and part of the Social Media Coordinating team. 

Maddy has 9 years of experience teaching string instruments in Houston in the classroom and privately. She has also taught workshops for music students at the Superior String Alliance strings camp in Marquette, MI for 8 years. In addition to music she has a passion for language education, which lead her to teach English in France in the 2019-2020 school year. She is very happy be a part of the Kscholastic admin team!