Hello! My name is Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., and I’m the founder and face of Donnelly’s Daily Apple — a tutoring and flexible learning company, website, educational resource platform, and collaborative network for teachers, students, home school programs, and parents.

Over the past decade, I have taught in classrooms in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; suburban Chicago, Illinois; rural Northern Iowa; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Southern California. I’ve worked with students from age three to eighty-three and across a spectrum of learning challenges, including ADD/ADHD, autism, auditory and visual processing disorders, dyslexia/dyscalculia, speech apraxia, sensory-motor impairments, and more.

I am also the founder & CEO of Be A Light Collective, a virtual and San Diego-based writing/editing and content creation services business with an emphasis on individualized, relationship-focused coaching. I created these platforms because I am fiercely dedicated to building learning experiences and programs that are student-centered and continually growing to meet the needs of the ever-changing educational climate, especially for those who struggle to learn traditional settings.

In 2020 (in the heart of the global health crisis), I launched a full-time 5-6th grade homeschool program to support my son and other students in the San Diego area. This inspired me to build flexible learning opportunities, small-group/homeschool cohorts, and tutoring options in order to truly provide a comprehensive and effective education (both in-person and virtual) for EVERY learner.

My goal is that my services and this platform can be resources for you. Feel free to browse, learn, collaborate, and contact me with any questions, enrollment inquiries, or potential opportunities.