Monday, March 27, 2023


Beth McGovern

Elizabeth McGovern - Founder and Executive Director

Beth McGovern is married, the mother of three adult children, and a former math teacher in the Rockwood School District.  She lives in Ballwin and her children attended both public and private schools in the St. Louis area. She started Simply Mathematics, later Simply Math & Reading, in 1991 and has been actively involved in its operation since it opened.  Providing superior instruction and meeting the needs of every student who attends Simply Math & Reading are her primary goals.  When not helping your children, Beth spends time with her children and husband, travels, gardens, hikes, reads and volunteers.  Beth has a Bachelor's Degree and Teaching Certification in Elementary Education, Teaching Certification in Secondary Mathematics and a Master's degree in Computer Resource Management.

Leslie Singleton - Center Director/Reading and English Director

Leslie Singleton graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she double majored in Political Science and English.  She began working at Simply Math & Reading during the summer of 2006 as a Reading Supervisor.  In this position, Leslie developed a passion for reaching each student on an individual level.  Her responsibilities soon grew as she took on the position of Center Director, allowing her even more interaction with parents and students across departments.  In her spare time, Leslie enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and son. 

Katherine Lagermann - Director of Mathematics

Katherine Lagermann has been with Simply Math & Reading since 1994 when she began as a math tutor.  After developing her teaching skills and learning how to best teach students of all abilities, she took on the role of Math Director.  Katherine has since been very involved in all of the math curriculum development at Simply Math & Reading.  Katherine has a BS in Mathematics from Webster University.  When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews and volunteering at her church.

Tutoring Staff

Our tutoring staff is comprised of instructors with a wide variety of backgrounds.  Some of our tutors are currently teaching in local schools, some are retired teachers, others are college students, students working on advanced degrees and more.  We test each prospective tutor's knowledge of the content material as well as having them demonstrate his or her teaching ability.  This broad range of abilities and personalities helps ensure we have the right fit for each student.


  Simply Math and Reading
Manchester, MO

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