Essential Playzone aka "The Zone" Tutorial Resource Center             



Angela Howard, M.Ed

Director of Operations/Founder


"There are three types of people in the world: those that make things happen, those that watch what happen, and those that wonder what happened. You get to choose what type of person you want to be. I have chosen to be in the first group."
 --Mary Kay Ash

Angela Howard has worked in the field of education for more than 16 years. She is a proud graduate of St. Louis Public Schools. Later, she attained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Harris Stowe University and her Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Lindenwood University both located in the St. Louis area. Her number one passion is creating educational opportunities and learning environments whereby students can excel.  Ms. Howard has assisted in opening three charter schools from its inception. Her traditional and charter school experience, as well as, her leadership roles have afforded her the opportunity to become well versed in many aspects of school programming and operations.

Previously, Ms. Howard has served as a teacher responsible for the education of various grades and disciplines from 2nd grade to 7th grade. She has also served as a Curriculum and Instructional Coordinator responsible for the creation and implementation of educational standards at various school levels. She has been an Assistant Principal for Middle School overseeing programs, developing curriculum, and creating assessments and plans of study, as well as, setting the tone for educational standards.  As Principal –Ms. Howard was responsible for recruiting, marketing, and hiring of staff while creating academic programs and protocol for the students she served. She is currently an Adjunct Faculty member for the University of Phoenix, a Director of Operations for the Tutorial Resource Center located in Florissant, Missouri, as well as, an educator for the Ferguson-Florissant School District.


Contact Information:


Telephone: 314-443-0451






Hours of Operations: 

All programs are overseen by a licensed educator 

Monday- Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                              4 pm-9 pm 

Tuesday - Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                            4 pm-9 pm 

Wednesday- Academic Bootcamps, Tutoring, and Homework Help                        4 pm-9 pm

Thursday- Academic BootcampsTutoring, and Homework Help                           4 pm-9 pm

Friday-                                                                               CLOSED    

Saturday-Tutoring and Homework Help                                                                   10 am- 6 pm (By Appointment Only)

Sunday-                                                                                                                 CLOSED


To improve the skills of young people by fostering better communication (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) for improved leadership to better prepare youth for the world of work/careers and their community.

The Essential Playzone is Closed on the Following Holidays:

New Years Eve and New Years Day 


Mother's Day 

Memorial Day

Father's Day 

Independence Day 

Labor Day

Thanksgiving (the day before and the day after) 

Christmas (the day before and after)