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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

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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

Alyssa Perna—Head of Operations and Production for North and South America, Smithers With over a decade of experience in progressive leadership roles, Alyssa leads the performance of over 30 technical conferences and events across North and South America for a global conference production company.

Meet Alyssa

Maryellen Madaio —Event Planner, Boston University Over the last decade Ms. Madaio has worked more in the non-profit sector. An avid animal lover, she ran many lucrative fundraising events for her local shelter. Currently, Maryellen Madaio plans events for alumni and external clients at Boston University.

Meet Maryellen

Cathy MacRae—Owner, Creative Weddings Planning and Design Cathy MacRae is in the business of planning and designing bespoke weddings that make your heart skip a beat! She is the lead wedding planner and design coordinator for Creative Weddings Planning & Design©.

Meet Cathy

Amira Harris—Owner, Aisle Travel™ Amira Harris is the owner and destination wedding specialist of Aisle Travel™ based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Aisle Travel™ provides Canadian couples with full group travel services, destination wedding planning, and customized wedding group experiences.

Meet Amira

Lisa Forbes—Lead Planner, Simple Elegance Known for her grace under pressure, creativity and genuine warmth, Lisa has been designing meaningful moments in the event and wedding industry for over 10 years. She is a lead planner at Simple Elegance, a Kansas City wedding firm with a 20+ year reputation of unsurpassed service and unequaled events.

Meet Lisa

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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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