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From Childhood Dream to Flourishing Business

Lisa Moya, Founder of Aspire Advancement Center

My Journey in Education

Hello! My name is Lisa Moya, Founder of Aspire Advancement Center. Since I was a little girl, I wanted to grow up to be a teacher. At age 10, my parents took me to visit The Redstone School, in Sudbury, Massachusetts, where Mary (as in Mary Had a Little Lamb) attended school. I sat in a pew of that little red school house and wondered how the teacher was able to teach kids of different ages and grade levels all at the same time. I told my dad that I wish I could do that one day. My dad said to me, “You know, if you aspire to have your own little school house like this one day, it can happen. You need to work hard and never let go of your dream.”


That created a vision in my mind that I held on to throughout the years. At age 23, I became a teacher and over the next 19 years, I gained teaching experience in many different grade levels. In 2010, with the help of my 3 children, we began tutoring kids in our home after school. I used the money I made to collect things I would need for a tutoring business and saved these things like tables, chairs, and workbooks in my garage. When I felt like I had enough students to follow me, in 2011, I took a chance and opened a location in Cypress, TX and have been gaining success ever since.


There was a time I didn’t think it could ever happen as I became a single mom and raised my kids alone, but remembering those words from my dad gave me the strength I needed to believe in myself and take a risk. It has been a risk worth taking!

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Company Bio

Aspire Advancement Center, a family-owned, private tutoring center in Cypress, Texas, has been helping students succeed for over 13 years.


Founder, owner, and curriculum developer, Lisa Moya, a certified teacher with 30 years of experience, created Aspire to provide affordable after-school tutoring with differentiated instruction to meet the specific needs of all students, including ESL, GT, SPED, L, K, H, and AP students in grades K-12. Lisa is a retired Master’s level teacher with 30+ years of teaching experience in 3 states with most of her years spent here in Cypress Fairbanks ISD and degrees in education, administration and a principal certificate. 

At Aspire, Lisa and her team create an environment where students are motivated, encouraged and empowered resulting in noticable performance improvement today and a long lasting love of learning for the future.

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“This place is awesome! My daughter attends Aspire for math. Since she started a few weeks ago her grades have come up a lot! The staff is friendly and work diligently to help their students. I highly recommend Aspire to any parent looking for private tutoring. Thanks Aspire!”

– Keesha M. parent of 7th grader

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