Our Philosophy

At Stoke Education, we believe every human being has an unlimited capacity to learn. This is the foundation of our work.

Our mission is to empower our students and unleash their potential. We not only guide them toward outstanding test scores, but also help them improve their grades, develop high self-esteem, and envision promising futures.

We don't just mentor: we show students who they are and how much they can achieve. 

Contact Stoke Education today: 844-STOKE-ED (844-786-5333)
or info@stokeeducation.com




Our Results


Before & After Engaging With Stoke Education


How We Achieve Our Results



Anyone can score 5-10% higher on an exam by learning a few test-taking tricks or taking one class. However, students don’t consistently reach the 90-99th percentile because they've been taught a few tricks.

Instead, Stoke Education's academic consultants help students achieve conceptual mastery of the subject matter and academic skills gauged by standardized tests. Once students understand the core concepts underpinning standardized test material, their scores inevitably rise. 

Our proprietary diagnostic tests, designed and administered by accomplished educators, systemically identify every student's areas for improvement and uncover knowledge gaps that hinder academic performance.

Then we design a customized learning strategy that aligns the student with the consultant best prepared to meet his or her exact needs.

We disable negative self-talk and supplant unproductive thinking, such as, “I'm just no good at math," with the knowledge and confidence that derives from real-world success.

Our passion is to help students to see their own potential.

What you can expect from working with Stoke Education

  • One-on-one attention from a team of academic experts who are fully committed to your student's success
  • A caring environment that welcomes each student at precisely his or her level and fosters a love of learning
  • Constant reevaluation and self-improvement to better serve your student
  • Frequent, friendly, and transparent communication with students and their families
  • Exceptional scheduling flexibility that meets the needs of busy families and students 



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Our Academic Consulting Team


Eiland Glover 

Founder, CEO  

Lead Academic Consultant  


Eiland Glover loves to see his students succeed. A life-long high-achiever, Eiland’s sole professional objective is to be the mentor he would have loved as a student, and he delights in sharing all the hard-won lessons and advanced study and test-taking techniques that lead to academic mastery. 

With a distinguished academic record and a passion for education, Eiland began mentoring students and consulting with families in 2009. By fostering an academically rigorous environment that acknowledges and honors the needs of every learner, Eiland helps students and families achieve their dreams.

Eiland Glover’s many distinctions include graduating magna cum laude with degrees in German Literature and European History; he recently earned Masters in Film Studies, as well. His curriculum vitae includes the James Woods Prize in in German and the extremely prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for literature, philosophy, and aesthetics. He has delivered scholarly papers at Yale University's Film Studies department and the University of Minnesota’s Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature department. Eliand also taught undergraduate film studies at Georgia State.

Before returning to mentoring and education, Eiland had a robust career in business, working variously as CEO of Dany Care Medical Beauty and founder of Perquia, Inc., University. 

Eiland lives in Green Hills, Tennessee, with his wife, Staci, and his daughter, Sterling.



Christa Bowdish

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Academic Consultant

Master Tutor

B.A. Cornell University, French Area Studies

M.B.A Harvard Business School

Captain, United States Marine Corps


Christa Bowdish has a passion for helping others achieve their dreams. She feels fortunate for the support and guidance she has received over the course of her life, and now strives to provide the same for her students. Whether tutoring peers, coaching sailing, or conducting annual employee training sessions, Christa has been teaching, in one form or another, since middle school. Over the past six years, she has tutored numerous adult students, including many mid-career professionals who were preparing for graduate school admissions exams.

Christa earned a B.A. in French Area Studies with an International Relations concentration from Cornell University, where she was active in Naval ROTC. She served for nine years as a Marine Corps officer, flying in the backseat of the F/A-18D. Christa deployed twice to Asia and once to Africa, spending a total of 20 months overseas.

After leaving active duty, she earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Christa currently sings mezzo-soprano with the Nashville Opera Chorus, and in her free time she enjoys reading, listening to live music, spending time outdoors (especially on the water), and riding her Harley.

Christa lives in West Nashville with her two dogs.


Allison Cantway 

Senior Academic Consultant

Master Tutor

B.A. Yale University, English Language and Literature


Allison Cantway joined Stoke's Nashville office as an academic consultant in 2012. A graduate of Yale University, Allison has a degree in English Language and Literature. While at Yale, she served as Public School Intern for Dwight Hall, the primary education service on campus, where she created an after-school tutoring program connecting Yale undergraduates with local high school students.

Allison also taught a high school college-preparation course that covered how to test well on standardized exams, choose a college, write an admissions essay, and create a strong application. She participated actively in Yale's campus community, counseling freshman, sitting on the college council, and performing in various music ensembles. During her two years with Teach for America, Allison taught first grade in a high-needs area of the Mississippi Delta; she has also given music lessons on several instruments.

Allison originally hails from rural Kentucky and enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and playing the piano and clarinet.


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