OwnerMimi O’Leary owns Class 101 Treasure Coast-FL, where her mission is to help students and families navigate the college planning process while helping to lower the cost of college for families. Mimi has always enjoyed working with students, primarily as a classroom teacher or a tutor. Mimi is a Florida certified educator in elementary education, primary education, and exceptional student education. Her interest in college planning began when she helped her oldest son go through the college planning process. Her eldest child is a graduate of Auburn University, and her two younger children graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Mimi’s positive attitude and commitment to her students, combined with the proven systems of Class 101, make the perfect match for successful outcomes for her students and their families. Mimi says, “Positive attitudes will lead to positive outcomes.“ Mimi is a Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana graduate.
OwnerAs co-owner, Mike O’Leary brings his experience as a business leader to operating the Class 101 of the Treasure Coast franchise. Mike earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, Mike served on active duty as a Tank Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completing his military service, Mike began a 27-year civilian career in the newspaper industry. In 2020, Mike joined Class 101 full-time. Mike leads our St. Lucie County office but often serves students and families in the Stuart office, too. Mike is active in the community, serving on the School Advisory Committee at John Carroll High School. Mike represents Class 101 at the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and the Martin County Business Exchange.
College Advisor / Test Prep Instructor
Private: Michaela Martin
College Advisor / Test Prep InstructorBorn and raised in Martin County, Michaela is a product of the Martin County School District, where she graduated from MCHS and went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Education at FSU. After returning home to Martin County, she taught at Pinewood Elementary and Anderson Middle School for just over a decade before she realized she wanted to expand her influence and education impact beyond the classroom. Returning to school as a learner herself, Michaela went on to earn her Master's degree in Educational Leadership through the very first ELITE cohort offered through the FAU//MCSD partnership. This journey allowed her opportunities to work throughout many local school districts in a multitude of situations and settings. Michaela was the first in her family to attend college and experienced firsthand the struggles and complexities of the college application process. Michaela's mission is to assist families in navigating the college planning process with the ultimate goal of a seamless and successful experience for students and their families. Michaela's roles at Class 101 include supporting students and families throughout the college exploration process as well as teaching SAT and ACT test preparation courses.
College Advisor / Test Prep InstructorMaria Miller, College Advisor / Test Prep Instructor. Maria, a native of Stuart, attended John Carroll High School, where she now teaches English. Maria studied telecommunications at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with minors in History and Spanish. Maria joined Class 101 in February 2023 and says the favorite part about working with Class 101 is getting to help students reach their goals!
Test Prep InstructorEric recently relocated to Florida, having retired from a career as an operations and finance executive, with much of that time spent in New York City and the coast of Maine. Originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Eric attended State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, earning a B.S.. in Management. Later, he completed an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers University. Eric noted: "My wife and I raised two children who are now successful adults after completing college and furthering their education towards obtaining master’s degrees. We spend much of our summer at our island home on the coast of Maine, where we enjoy sailing, kayaking and hosting many guests. While not working previously in education, my role as an executive required a great deal of mentoring in developing effective leaders. The best part of this career has been helping colleagues to gain better positions. Helping high school students prepare for college is often the first step in achieving a successful career that also supports a rewarding personal life. "
College AdvisorI grew up in Miami, Florida, and attended the University of Miami, where I earned a Master of Science in Education, specializing in reading (M.Ed.). My husband and I moved to Palm City in 1998, where I taught at Stuart Middle School. Once I had my two boys (currently ages 21 and 17) I chose to stay home and focus my time on volunteering at their schools, from elementary to high school. I served as a PTA president as well as a volunteer coordinator for many years. I continued to embrace my love of teaching through substitute teaching as well as tutoring. I went back to a full-time position in 2019 at Hidden Oaks Middle School. I am very excited to be a part of the class 101 family!
I learned so much about myself and what I want to do in college during my time at Class 101! After working with Mrs. O’Leary, I am better prepared and confident for what the future has in store. I would not have had the positive outcomes I achieved without the amazing guidance from Mrs. O’Leary and Class 101!
Loyola Marymount University
Class 101, with Mr. and Mrs. O’Leary’s help and guidance, has allowed me to reach my goals. From preparing for college interviews, to brainstorming essay ideas, Class 101 has prepared me well for the next chapter in my life
Class 101 gave me the tools I needed to do well on the SAT and write powerful college essays. They provided me guidance throughout the college application and interview process. Thank you so much Mimi and Mike!
University of Florida - Honors College
Class 101 felt like a second family to me! It was a great environment where you felt safe to ask questions and to go for help with school and college applications; big or small.
University of Alabama
Starting Class 101 was one of the best decisions ever. I learned so much from Mrs. O’Leary and Mrs. Waltersdorff and they helped me gain 8 college acceptances, a Bright Futures scholarship, and an invitation to join UCF’s Top Ten Knight program. Class 101 is filled with amazing mentors and memories, thank you for everything!
University of Central Florida - Honors College
When I first started Class 101 with Mrs. O’Leary, I was a good student, but my SAT score was low and I had no clue about the college admissions process. Mrs. O’Leary changed everything. What makes Class 101 special is the personal attention you get with SAT prep and college prep, while at the same time Mrs. O’Leary pushed me to take initiative by myself. Class 101 is not one of those companies that babies their students or is just surface. I really learned how to be a great applicant and get into schools that I never would have considered without Class 101.