Brianna graduated with honors from St. Edward’s University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and Design. She is passionate about graphic design, content creation, branding, web design, and social media. Brianna has worked for a diverse range of companies including a scouting coordinator at a talent agency, a local artist’s company where she was recognized as the top sales representative, social media coordinator for a start-up beauty company, graphic and website designer/marketing director for a fine makeup store, and web designer/social media coordinator for an interior designer. 

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.




​​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.

Vanuli supports Kscholastic as an Admin Assistant and as as tutor! She is an undergraduate student at Rice University, where she is majoring in Neuroscience. 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!


Danielle Fadare is originally from Los Angeles, CA, but has also taught in schools in our nation's capital, Washington DC. She has over 15 years of experience with students - including teaching, tutoring and coaching cheerleading at the high school and collegiate level. Above all, her passion is teaching students how to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom. She is also one of our Executive Function Skills coaches.



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!

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. 


Jenna Foster has a background in retail sales, office management, and customer service and knows how important communication can be – especially between a student and tutor. She enjoys assisting in the educational journey of our Kscholastic students. In her free time, Jenna is a makeup artist and licensed Esthetician. She loves spending time with her young daughter, watching movies with her husband, and trying all the
wonderful food Houston has to offer.