Our Team

Mark S. Ayers

Mark Ayers is the Founder and Executive Director of A+ Academic Coaching. He is a former high school educator who is dedicated to helping students of all ages thrive. In his final year as a teacher, Mark received the Distinguished Teacher Award. Since arriving in New Mexico in 2005, he has been growing and expanding A+ in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos, as well as long-distance tutoring via Skype nationally and internationally. Mark is also the co-author of a recently published ACT textbook entitled Acing the ACT.


Scott Schaller

Scott Schaller is an English/Reading/Writing coach; he also serves as the Assistant to our Executive Director. Scott is a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in English. He began his association with A+ in January 2015 and currently tutors in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. In addition to teaching and administrative duties, Scott wrote several sections of our ACT textbook. In his spare time, Scott enjoys fencing, rock climbing and clearing entire rooms with terrible puns.