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QC Event School Tutors

Once you enroll with QC Event School, you’ll be matched with a personal tutor who will review your work and provide you with in-depth feedback and advice. Our accomplished tutors have years of experience in the event industry and are eager to share their professional insight with you.


Candice Coppola—Creative Director, Jubilee Events

Candice Coppola is the creative force behind Jubilee Events, a renowned Connecticut-based event design and planning boutique specializing in artful weddings, events, and occasions. She also recently opened a Barbados-based sister company, A Jubilee Event in the Caribbean, where she plans stunning destination weddings.

Meet Candice


Alexandra Slawek—Owner & Principal Wedding Planner, Boutiq Weddings and Events

Alexandra Slawek is the proud owner of Boutiq Weddings and Events. Launching her own successful business has led to exciting opportunities including managing style shoots and seeing her work published in the Style Me Pretty blog.

Meet Alexandra


Athena DeVonne—Owner, Coalesce Creations

Athena DeVonne’s award-winning wedding and event planning company specializes in creating unique events that bring her clients’ vision to life.

Meet Athena


Anita DiPaolo—Event & Wedding Planner, Owner, Grazie Gifts

With over 9 years of experience in the industry, Anita thrives on the challenge of creating proposals within budget, and coordinating entire themed events starting from the simplest spark of inspiration.

Meet Anita


Heather Hawes—Event & Wedding Planner

With over 20 years in event management, Heather has produced a vast array of events in her diverse career, including hosting the First Lady Michele Obama at Spelman’s Commencement.

Meet Heather

Mary Anne

Mary Anne Figliomeni—Corporate Event Planner

Mary Anne’s extensive professional event planning experience includes coordinating golf tournaments, corporate seminars, wedding trade shows, photo shoots, milestone parties and more.

Meet Mary Anne


Sarah Webb—Owner and Creative Director, Timeless Inspirations

Sarah Webb is the Owner and Creative Director of Timeless Inspirations, a well-known Hertford-based planning boutique. Sarah’s creative seed for planning weddings didn’t come about until she planned her own wedding in 2005.

Meet Sarah


Heather Vickery—Owner and Event Director of Greatest Expectations Special Events and Weddings

Heather’s background in event design, marketing, hotel sales, catering, authenticity coaching and non-profit event management gives her unparalleled experience in wedding and event planning.

Meet Heather

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Thank you for your interest in becoming an event tutor with QC Event School. We’re always looking for talented professional planners who are interested in passing on their knowledge and experience. We accept applications from all over the world, but the majority of our students are from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. If you have several years of industry experience, good communication skills, and a passion for teaching, we’d love to hear from you.

Please email with “Event Tutor” in the subject line. Include a resume and a link to your online portfolio or website, if applicable.

“My tutor, Candice Coppola, was extremely helpful and had the best advice to offer. After doing so well in this course, I landed a job planning and coordinating weddings at a historic venue. I would recommend QC Event School to everyone! I finally feel like I found my calling in life and I love what I do. I could not have gotten this far without QC! Thank you to my tutors!”

—Ashley Fini

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