Tutor Angelica Harris Credit: Photo by Wiley Price/St. Louis American.

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By Sylvester Brown Jr.

Sometimes an early life event can impact a person’s career trajectory.

That’s the case with Angelica Harris, founder and CEO of Top Tutors for Us, a company that specializes in teaching mostly students of color the fundamentals of standardized testing strategies.

In little more than a year, Harris’ company has already signed contracts with St. Louis and New Orleans’ school districts and other educational entities such as Kipp St. Louis. What’s most interesting is that Harris’ tutoring model took seed in her high school years when she struggled to achieve a better ACT score.

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