​​Meet our admin team:

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!



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. 

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.

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.

Sophianne is an undergraduate student at Rice University studying Bioengineering and Neuroscience. She enjoys engaging with mentorship and tutoring opportunities through various clubs and organizations. In her free time, she likes to play the violin, go on runs, and crochet. Sophianne is happy to be a part of the Kscholastic team!


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.