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Adam, a master tutor, graduated from Montclair State University and has been a passionate educator for ten years. He loves working with students and encouraging the best work they can possibly offer! As a language arts teacher in West Orange and Livingston, Adam has been able to reach a myriad of ages within a diverse socio-economic group of students. On a daily basis, he's given the opportunity to learn the best strategies and implement them in his classroom (such as PARCC practice, readers/writers workshop, creative writing, persuasive and explanatory essay writing, and reading comprehension/analysis /evaluation.) This makes students able to achieve their greatest in class, on the PARCC test, and in life. Professionally, Adam has written curriculum for middle school English (readers/writers workshop model) as well as held a leadership position amongst his peers. He has kept himself to a high standard as an educator and has and always will expect the same from his students!... [More About Adam Wasko]
Albert, a master tutor, has a decade of experience as a private tutor, alongside impeccable educational credentials and numerous commendations and certifications, Albert is a consummate master of Mathematics, teaching all levels, from elementary through college curricula. His specialties comprise of: Algebra, Algebra 2, Calculus, and Basic Math. He also tutors a wide range of standardized tests.
For Albert, tutoring isn't work; it’s a fulfilling activity that he would jump at the chance to do. He likes being a positive influence in a student’s life and enjoy using his knowledge to help them succeed in school.
He has been academically savvy throughout my life. He is a consistent honors student in high school and college, while consistently active in extracurricular activities. Albert was previously trained at several tutoring organizations as a math and test prep tutor, and also taught students in the North NJ areas.
Currently, he is working toward Teaching Certification from a comprehensive and rigorous education program.... [More About Albert Appouh]
Albert, a master tutor, was awarded a M.Ed. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is currently working on his Ed.D. at Seton Hall University. In addition to pursuing his Doctorate, Al currently works as a Mathematics/ELA and Leadership Coach in several school districts. He has been an educator and senior educational administrator in New Jersey for more than 18 years. He has worked as a teacher, a central office administrator, an assistant principal, and a high school principal. Al gained valuable experience working in various counties across the state of New Jersey. He has a keen understanding of the needs, inadequacies and challenges of providing special services to students with special needs.... [More About Albert Gilson]
Alex, a master tutor, graduated from Montclair State University in 2011 and specialized in family and child studies. She has worked with children her entire life, from babysitting to daycare to tutoring to teaching. She has tutored a range of students from the elementary level to the high school level. She has experience teaching grades 3-6. She is currently an ENCORE teacher in the West Milford district, helping students in these grades with both ELA and math. Alex has a specialization in middle school math, where she taught 6th grade math for 3 years. Math has always been her strength and she enjoys watching students understand the concepts from her examples and connections. Her bubbly personality and her quick/comfortable rapport with her students allows them to feel comfortable to ask for help and understand the content. Alex has always loved working with children and looks forward to all of their 'Aha!' moments. Tutoring is something she would like to continue to do outside of her regular teaching position.... [More About Alexandra Stewart]
Amanda, a master tutor, has a B.A. in English from Montclair State University with a minor in anthropology and math. Amanda is currently pursuing a graduate degree from Montclair State in the field of special education. She has been an educator with over 8 years of experience tutoring middle and elementary school students. For the past two years, she worked as an assistant literacy coach and Interventionist for grades 5-6. Currently, she works as an Elementary School Coordinator and 4th grade language arts teacher. Previously, she worked as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher for 2 years. Amanda is a certified teacher in grades K-6. She worked for a non-profit tutoring organization for 3 years and provided independent tutoring to students in grades 2-8. Amanda tailors her tutoring sessions based on individual student needs and learning styles. Amanda works to challenge students when needed by increasing the rigor, while providing individualized differentiated instruction for lessons that are challenging to the student. She creates a rapport with students which allows them to feel at ease and build confidence in their own abilities through positive reinforcement. All this, while making learning fun, which Amanda believes to be an important part in helping students to develop an ongoing passion for learning. While working at Teacher Tutors, Amanda has also provided support with COOP Testing and other high school entrance exams. She also specializes in online and hybrid tutoring.... [More About Amanda Dudas]
Nelly, an expert tutor, is a licensed, practicing attorney with a B.S. Her science background allowed her to hone her knowledge of mathematics, and her expertise in English and writing is part of her daily professional life. She is eager to work with students of various ages and pass onto them the knowledge and skills that she has acquired. She has tutored her peers in mathematics throughout high school and at the beginning of college. Additionally, she has trained and supervised high school and college students during her judicial clerkship. Her responsibilities in that capacity included teaching high school and college interns the techniques and strategies to comprehend complex materials. She also provided instruction on drafting and revising memorandum and legal documents. The ultimate goal was to enhance their understanding of the legal system as well as developing exceptionally strong writing skills.
Furthermore, Nelly advises clients daily as part of her legal career, and she has worked with clients and witnesses of all ages, including children. Providing guidance to clients contains a teaching component. She can convey information patiently and effectively to anyone, regardless of his or her age or ability. Nelly is enthusiastic about tutoring and is looking forward to providing support, encouragement, and instilling confidence in the students she works with.
In her free time, Nelly enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking. She also takes care of her hamster named Claire Underwood. Nelly is of an Eastern European descent and speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish.
Annamarie, a master tutor, has been an accomplished middle school science teacher for 9 years. Having taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade science, she is able to effectively interact with a diverse population of students at a variety of academic levels, by making use of her own fun and unique style of teaching. From an early age, Annamarie has always loved to teach and started out as a dancing instructor. In addition, she also has a passion for science and received both her B.S. and M.S. in science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She initially worked in a hospital lab, where she taught medical microbiology. She then decided to attend teaching classes at New Jersey City State College so that she could assist younger learners. In 2010, Annamarie became a fully certified NJ state K-8 teacher with a specialization in science for grades 5 through 8. She has spent many years tutoring students both after school as well as well as privately especially for grades 6 through 8. Annamarie also has experience working with general education and special education in both formal and informal settings. She currently teaches eighth grade science at a public school in Bergen County where she continues to prepare students to be successful by understanding their individual learning styles.... [More About Annamarie Whittaker]
Anne, an expert tutor, graduated from TCNJ with a bachelor's in Elementary Education & STEM with biology concentration; she has tutored biology and SAT Reading & Writing individually and in small groups. She is adept with foundational concepts in SAT Writing & vocabulary and teaches effective strategies in SAT Reading Section as well. She is a prolific reader who has read over 800 books!
Anne teaches 7th and 8th grade STEM full-time, learns Mandarin on the side, and loves to read books/webtoons. As a middle school teacher, she emphasizes applications, leads concepts with examples, and provides supplemental online resources. Fun fact: she also has work experience from summers teaching abroad, Math League tournaments, and camp.
Annemarie, a master tutor, has been working with children ages pre-school through grade 12 for the past 10 years. She received both her B.A. in early childhood education and a M.A. in reading from Montclair State University. She is a fully NJ state certified early childhood and elementary school teacher as well as a reading specialist. Along with her professional background as an elementary and preschool teacher, she has spent many years working in less formal settings such as after-school/weekend programs and tutoring for children in grades pre-school through 5th grade. She has experience working with both regular education and special education both in formal and informal settings. Annemarie is currently enrolled at Montclair State University's graduate certification program for infant and early childhood mental health. She presently teaches child development to 9th and 10th graders at Passaic county technical institution in Wayne, NJ.... [More About Annemarie Esteves]
Ashley-Lynn, an expert tutor, is currently an environmental consultant with a private firm. She graduated with her B.S. of Sustainability Sciences in 2016 and her M.S. of Sustainability Sciences in 2017, with the high honors of summa cum laude. During her time in University, she was a teaching assistant for the Human Environment course at Montclair State University. Her tutoring experience has been varied over the past 8 years, with a background in Science, Math, US History and English. Her organizational skills and academic background also allow her to teach students the study skills, time management, and test taking techniques to be successful.
Ashley-Lynn is an outgoing individual with a creative tutoring style that stresses the fun of learning through interactive games and lessons for younger children or relevant content for older students. Ashley-Lynn is also fluent in Spanish, enjoys outdoor activities, and loves to sing. Her favorite Broadway show is "Hamilton: An American Musical" because it brings the vibrancy of music and theatre to the American revolution. She loves the unique way that history is taught and aims to do the same in her teaching. Ashley-Lynn looks forward to working with students of all ages as they dive headfirst into the exciting world of learning.
Bianca, an expert tutor, graduated from Jersey City University with a B.A. in Social Studies. She has been working with students and molding young minds since 2008. She graduated from New Jersey City University and is a certified K-12 social studies teacher. Professionally, Bianca is currently teaching high school US I Honors, and AP Psychology at Don Bosco Prep; she has also taught US II and Economics at West Orange High School in addition to eighth grade American History in Kearny, NJ. Bianca strives to work with students to find out how they learn best, and implement the best strategies possible along with innovative activities that address and enrich the many diverse interests and needs of students. She is an enthusiastic educator with a passionate commitment to student centered development and the learning experience. She keeps high standards for herself and the students she works with and emphasizes relevance of class material to the world beyond the classroom.... [More About Bianca Bravo-Mulligan]
Brandon, an expert tutor, is a very talented tutor who has helped students excel in mathematics and science. He is skilled at making complicated subjects appear seamless. Brandon tutors elementary math, middle school math, algebra I/II, geometry, trig, pre-calc and calculus as well as statistics. In addition, Brandon is well versed in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Brandon received a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT. He is a talented test prep tutor, chess and math and science tutor. He enjoys helping students to develop skills and confidence. In his spare time, Brandon likes to play and watch basketball.... [More About Brandon Sung]
Brian, a master tutor, received his BA from Montclair State University and an MA in teaching from Monmouth University. He is certified to teach grades k-5 with an additional certification in middle school math. Brian is currently teaching 7th-grade math in Dover, after teaching 8th-grade math for 7 years. In addition to teaching, Brian coaches girls volleyball and spring track, and also runs the builders club, a community service organization. In his free time, Brian spends time with his wife and dog and plays kickball in a co-ed adult kickball league.... [More About Brian Burguillos]
Brian, an expert tutor, is a highly experienced math tutor. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 with a B.A. in mathematics. In 2009, he also earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School. His experience with tutoring began as an undergraduate, where he was a top tutor his university's peer tutoring department. Since then, he has worked closely with students across a wide range of ages, from elementary school through the college level. Brian is passionate about teaching math and is especially good at breaking down difficult concepts in ways that are easy to understand. He believes that tutoring sessions should be a safe space for students to try new approaches to their work. Sessions should also be a time when students feel comfortable making mistakes, as mistakes can often lead to the best learning experiences.... [More About Brian Hong]
Cheryl, a master tutor, graduated from New Jersey City University with a B.A. in history. She is a middle school math teacher and has been for 15 years. She is certified for 5th through 8th grade math, Common Core understanding of subject matter including algebra and geometry, k-5 elementary education Common Core understanding of language arts - writing as well as grammar, and social studies 5-12 understanding that not every child appreciates the early rise of the Americas. She enjoys teaching and has worked with a variety of learners. She plays tennis as well as swims. She enjoys reading and crocheting in her spare time.... [More About Cheryl Lewandoski]
Chesley, an expert tutor, graduated Montclair State University with a B.A. in English. She is a certified teacher of English and a professional tutor with experience in facilitating all of the vital reading comprehension and writing skills necessary to succeed at middle/high school, on standardized tests and beyond. She has worked at top rated learning centers as well as in student homes helping to build crucial verbal skills. She offers help with the verbal portions of entrance exams such as SSAT/ISEE, SAT, and ACT. Lessons include vocabulary building, exam strategies, timed practice, and homework. Chesley's services as an English tutor also include (but are not limited to) college application essay help, homework help, language arts enrichment, reading comprehension, proofreading, and grammar. Chesley has also worked as a freelance writer and enjoys singing and spending time with her daughter.... [More About Chesley Maldonado]
Christina, an expert tutor, has a B.A. in history and two NJ teaching certifications in Elementary K-5 and Social Studies. She has worked as a substitute teacher in the Passaic School District and has also worked as a tutor for a number of year. Christina has experience working at a Middle School in a 7th grade classroom as well. Christina is currently working as a teacher in a special education school in Belleville, NJ. She teaches US history and world history at the high school level. Christina loves to write and has creative strategies that she implements when assisting struggling writers.... [More About Christina Salerno]
Claudia, a master tutor, is currently a graduate student at Montclair State University studying bilingual education. She has been a teacher for 10 years. Teaching in Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties. Claudia has been teaching in Newark Public Schools for the past 5 years. She has worked with students within different capacities, as a resource teacher working with students with specific learning disabilities, behavioral and multiple disabilities, grades pre-k through 5th grade. She has also taught dual language in English and Spanish. In addition, she has tutored elementary age children focusing on language arts, math, and ESL. Claudia believes that every child has the potential to overcome challenges and provides strategies to help students while making learning fun. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing community service, attending church, reading a good book, watching a play/ movie, traveling, eating different foods and being of service to others.... [More About Claudia Cano]
Courtney, an expert tutor, is a 3rd grade school teacher. She has a B.S. in human services from the University of Delaware and is currently working toward earning a M.A. in literacy instruction from Caldwell University. Courtney is an NJ k-6 certified teacher and enjoys teaching all subjects. Courtney ensures that each tutoring session meets the individual's needs. She enjoys getting to know the students, and incorporates their interests and strengths into each lesson. Courtney strongly believes that learning should be fun and helps build the students' confidence by encouraging them to do their best and always ask questions. Courtney loves to read, go to the beach, and go hiking.... [More About Courtney Hall]
Craig, a master tutor, has a B.A. in English from UCLA and a M.Ed. in film production from USC, where he received a prestigious merit scholarship award for outstanding editing. Craig is a writer, filmmaker, and educator with 5 years of experience teaching, writing, and film studies at the undergraduate level. Craig has worked in the motion picture industry as a production manager, screenwriter, and producer, working closely with writers and directors to help them realize their ideas on screen. He now enjoys using these listening and partnering skills with students of all ages to help them express themselves with clear and compelling language. Craig continues to write and to consult with other screenwriters. In his spare time, Craig is an avid photographer and loves to hike, read, and discuss ideas with his own school-aged children.... [More About Craig Weisz]
Cynthia, a master tutor, is a professional writer with 20 years experience in publishing educational textbooks. She has been tutoring and substitute teaching for over 10 years. She teaches SAT/ACT College Test Prep - specializing in English Grammar, Reading and Writing. Cynthia is an avid historian, and her love of historical fiction led her to study to tutor the AP US History "APUSH" exam. She travels frequently and loves helping English Language Learners conquer ESL. In her free time, Cynthia loves to read, play mah jong, and cook. But, if she could stay in school her whole life she would!... [More About Cynthia Chazen]
Dan, a master tutor, is currently in his thirteenth year as an educator, having taught English Language Arts in grades 6-8. During this time he has had the pleasure of working with a vast array of students and ability levels. For the past six years, Dan has worked with struggling readers and students who have been classified with either IEP or 504 plans, helping them to succeed in the classroom in ways many of them thought they never could. Dan also has extensive experience working as a private tutor providing everything from assistance with school work to enrichment activities for students looking for an extra challenge. As well as English Language Arts, Dan has an extensive background in Social Studies, which he also enjoys tutoring.... [More About Dan Diaz]
Dana, a master tutor, earned her B.A. in Education in 1995, and since then has taught children in both a classroom and after-school environment, in addition to tutoring children in reading.
Dana’s expertise has been in working with students from Pre-K to 5th grade. She loves working with children to improve their reading, Math, and Language Arts skills.
Dana is fun loving and, as a result, has a great balance between work and using strategic and fun educational ways to achieve her academic goals with her students.... [More About Dana Foster-Williams]
Dave, a master tutor, graduated from Rutgers with a B.A. in history and religion. He tutors in k-12 social studies and history, including all of the pertinent advanced placement tests (US/world/European history, macroeconomics, human geography, etc). He also tutors the critical reading and writing sections of the SAT, and the reading and English sections of the ACT. Dave can also teach advanced placement music theory and instruct in basic guitar and bass guitar. He is available in Bergen County on weeknights, Essex County on weekends, and online.... [More About Dave Imbriaco]
David, a master tutor, is a teacher entering into his tenth year of classroom experience. He has taught every grade of science from fifth to twelfth. David graduated from Muhlenberg College with an undergraduate degree in Biological Psychology and has a Master's in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. David has 18 credits of Physics from a Master’s program from NJCTL. He also is licensed to teach Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology at the middle school and high school level, and is capable of instructing Algebra 1 and Geometry. He has previously taught English 1 and 2 in Jersey City. Currently, he is in the process of obtaining his Ph.D in Molecular Biology. David believes that every student can achieve success if they are taught the material from the right perspective and given the right learning strategy. He also believes that with his background in Psychology, he is well equipped to help them identify the perspective and strategy that will work best for them.... [More About David Sherer]
David, a master tutor, has had 14 years of formal education, training, and post-doctoral fellowships which include three of the top four global universities: Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley (US News WR, 2021) and the top two universities in the world for Clinical Medicine: UCSF #1, Harvard #2 (Academic Ranking World Universities, 2019). David starting teaching when he was only 6 years old when he taught swimming for years as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Since then, he has been teaching and mentoring myriad students as well as aspiring doctors, and eventually lecturing internationally at conferences and seminars. His education included: Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Stanford University; Master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley; Doctor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; post-doctoral training: Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Chicago, Wills Eye Institute). His duties at these wonderful institutions included teaching/tutoring/mentoring underclassmen as well as prospective students. The privilege of having 2 Nobel laureates as medical professors has greatly inspired him toward teaching and research. He has assisted students with STEM and many other subjects, with university/graduate program/major selection, and with writing application essays. David is signed up also as a Stanford admissions alumni volunteer and interviewer. His teaching philosophy is to lead by example that every student can succeed and learn virtually anything with enough patience, good habits, and never giving up. Realistically, setbacks are expected, but can always be overcome. He has been rewarded with great personal satisfaction as his students have been accepted to great universities such as Stanford and Johns Hopkins. The quality of his extensive education and over a quarter-century of real-world business, teaching/mentoring/tutoring, and life experience, should be of great value to prospective students. David enjoys swimming, bicycling, and meditation in his spare time.... [More About David Pon, M.D.]
Dean, a master tutor, hopes each student will discover academic enjoyment. He started tutoring in high school, continued as a college student attending the University of Pennsylvania, and has been one ever since he graduated and returned to the New Jersey area. He previously taught SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Test preparation courses and worked for Montclair State University as an Upward Bound Summer Instructor introducing incoming students to college-level English. Dean focuses on one-on-one tutoring but is just as comfortable teaching in a small group and classroom setting. When not tutoring students, Dean works full-time as an IT professional for a global exposition company. In his free time, Dean serves as an adult literacy volunteer and teaches digital literacy courses for individuals with limited exposure to technology.... [More About Dean Garcia]
Ellen, a master tutor, is a creative, passionate, and encouraging elementary and middle school math teacher. She holds a B.S. Degree from Boston University’s School of Education and has a NJ Certificate as a K-8 teacher. She has over 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher and as a Math Coordinator both in public and private schools. Ellen has been extensively trained in the Singapore Math instructional approach. She has successfully instituted the Singapore Math program in 2 different schools which included training the teachers in the Singapore methods. To eliminate math anxiety, Ellen often presents ideas, techniques and various strategies, geared to the individual student, that can contribute to meaningful learning that goes beyond memorizing rules, facts, and math procedures. She instills a “can do” attitude in her students which allows them to experience success along with the joy of learning. She is currently teaching and coordinating math in a private school in Bergen County. In her spare time, Ellen loves to read, draw, do arts and crafts, and spend time with her family and friends.... [More About Ellen Bloomberg]
Erin, a master tutor, attended Cornell University and majored in Mathematics. Immediately after graduation, she moved to Washington, DC, to work towards her Masters in the Art of Teaching at American University with a focus on Secondary Math Education. Since then she has been teaching middle and high school math. Erin recently moved to New Jersey, where she is now teaching high school Mathematics. She loves mathematics and loves to share that passion with her students!... [More About Erin Goers]
Erin, a Master tutor, graduated as the valedictorian with degrees in Education and English. She has 15 years of middle school English classroom teaching experience as well as 7 years of tutoring all grade levels and a variety of subjects. Additionally, Erin has experience as a homeschool teacher. She homeschooled her high school-aged children using the Time4Learning curriculum along with her own custom curriculum. She is a published author with stories in three editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul. In her spare time, she loves to read.... [More About Erin Solej]
Evan, an expert tutor, currently attends Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck NJ, where he is majoring in Biology. He has great experience working with children, including mentoring physically and mentally challenged kids through the TOPsoccer program, tutoring grades 2-8 at his former middle school, where he also supervised after-care and homework support programs. He first gained experience tutoring his two younger siblings in subjects such as elementary level math and science; however, has since expanded his repertoire by completing a series of academically rigorous Advance Placement and Honors courses in: Biology, Chemistry, Trigonometry, Geometry, and Precalculus, and as such is well able to provide tutelage in said subjects. Attesting to his well-developed knowledge in these subjects is his reception of the Salutatorian Honor in high school by graduating 2nd in his high school class. He gives great credence to the tutors he received while in high school, acknowledging that they played a strong role in his academic development. He is a humorous, enthusiastic, and, above all, patient tutor who will always put forth his best effort in making sure his students understand any puzzling or difficult subject matter.... [More About Evan Guzman]
Genevieve, a master tutor, has encouraged the literacy of students as young as age three by maintaining a nurturing environment for their continued enrichment. She's spent the last 7 years helping students in grades k-12 with assignments ranging in English, literature, math, Spanish, French, social studies, & sciences. She has educated and guided her students in order to establish a resolute foundation to master mathematics, reading and comprehension, and language arts. She has also mentored learners through personal obstacles to prosper in learning independently, thinking critically and logically through analysis. She is passionate about making a difference in the community, the importance of education, motivating others, instilling perseverance and enjoyment in learning.... [More About Genevieve Antoine]
Born abroad and taught in private Montessori schools, George is a native British English speaker and can tutor in both UKSE (United Kingdom Standard English) and GenAmSE (General American Standard English). He has taught grades 7-12, from foundational Language Arts to Honors and Pre-AP courses. He currently teaches Honors World Literature, Honors American Literature, and Journalism.
He has worked with the NJ Department of Education on its most recent state curriculum revision committee in 2018 and has presented workshops on student-centered learning with the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English. He was awarded the 2018 Teacher for the Dream Award by NJCTE for his advocacy in increasing the representation of people of color in humanities and education programmes.
George is experienced in tutoring students to succeed in high stakes tests, such as the NJASK, HSPA, PARCC, SAT, and Advanced Placement exams, specializing in writing composition and analysis of informational texts. His favorite genre to read and teach is the essay. He loves helping students find their voices and strengthen their command of the written word. His goal is to see all his students demonstrate academic growth and success, whether it's improving their basic literacy or refining their analytical and rhetorical skills.... [More About George Salazar]
Gerald, a master tutor, is a retired high school teacher. Gerald spent over forty years teaching various subjects in two high schools; everything from Math and Science to History and even Latin and Spanish I. During this time, he also tutored helping numerous students gain a better understanding of the material, pass their courses, and regain their sense of pride and confidence. Since retiring from full-time high school teaching, Gerald has taught GED/HSE classes in all four subject areas. Gerald is currently an adjunct professor at Saint Peter's University as well as Hudson County Community College, where he instructs in both the Sociology and the Education Departments.... [More About Gerald Grimmeyer]
Gladys is a talented expert tutor. She received her Master's in Education from the College of New Jersey along with three teaching certificates including: Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Teacher of Students with Disabilities and K-6 Elementary teaching certification. Currently, Gladys is a 4th and 5th grade math teacher/learning specialist. At a young age, Gladys learned the importance of developing deeper and more meaningful relationships with her teachers and peers. She was a founding member of organizations both in primary school and in college dedicated to cultivating relationships, celebrating culture, and giving back to communities in need. Gladys believes that when we discover the strengths and skills that we have, then we can learn more about the world around us and how to navigate obstacles that come our way. In her free time, Gladys enjoys playing tennis and sitting at her craft station working on DIY projects. From experiences working and volunteering in different environments and with children of varying learning needs, Gladys has only grown in her passion to give back to the education system and inspire youth.... [More About Gladys Wu]
Glenn, a master tutor, returned to college in his early 50's. He earned a B.A. in literature from Ramapo College in 2011, and has gained certification as a NJ English teacher. He completed his student teaching in 2015, working at St. John's Academy (a k-8 Catholic school in Hillsdale, NJ) where he taught 5th graders reading, language arts and social studies. He has worked as a professional writing tutor, both privately and at Bergen Community College since 2008. He has extensive experience helping students (both English speakers and ELLs) develop effective study skills and improve the quality of their written assignments. Glenn is a mature, reliable, outgoing individual who works hard to get students focused and on-task. He is patient, and believes in bringing a sense of humor and a value-based philosophy to his work with students.... [More About Glenn Early]
Greg, a master tutor, is a very passionate teacher. He treats all his students with love, respect, and care. He has been teaching for over five years and tutoring for over three years. He firmly believes that all children have the ability to learn. Nothing brings him more joy than when his students succeed. Greg is eager to meet and help your child achieve his or her academic goals. I love working with students and helping them reach their goals. In his spare time, Greg enjoys playing basketball, video games, going to the gym, watching movies, and going to sporting events.... [More About Gregory La Fortune]
Haian, an expert tutor, is a college student pursuing an Industrial Design degree and a minor in Applied Mathematics . He has years of experience working with kids as a counselor and tutoring in math from kindergarten to college level. With a relaxed and patient attitude that helps kids warm up immediately, he is proficient at taking the easy steps necessary to work up to more difficult problems. He also continues to challenge them to build confidence in their abilities! He believes that students will enjoy their work when they truly understand and feel comfortable with it.... [More About Haian Alhoch]
Heather, a master tutor, received her B.A. in psychology. She continued her education and obtained her elementary teaching certification in 1997. Heather is kind and patient. She has experience working with students K-6th grade. Heather has over 10 years of teaching experience working with Kindergarten-6th-grade, and she has served several Bergen County school districts. Heather has worked as an in-school support professional for every grade from Pre-K through high school, all subjects. Heather currently lives in Bergen County and loves to read and spend her spare time with her family.... [More About Heather Rickley]
Howard, a master tutor, received his B.S. from Northwestern University in communications and a M.S. degree in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently teaching honors geometry. In addition, he teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th graders basic math and algebra. Whether it's mastering the multiplication tables, finding the rate of exponential growth or decay, or determining what kind of a triangle is a right triangle, Howard can help in making the proper connection. Howard believes math is a whole wonderful language of its own just waiting to be explored and indulged. He matches his style to the needs of the particular student and finds what that is by spending time with his students, talking and listening to what they have to say. He can tell how to approach any difficulty and make it into an easier and more rewarding exercise. When Howard is not burying his head in angles and averages he can be found backseat managing the Yankees, enjoying a good book, watching a good movie or play, or enjoying a romp with Maxie, his labra-doodle.... [More About Howard Bousel]
Jenna, a master tutor, earned her B.A. from Caldwell University in elementary education with an endorsement in middle school English. She has been teaching for 7 years and is currently teaching 4th and 5th grade language arts and social studies at a private school in Morris County. Her ultimate joy is her work. She loves everyday she gets with her students and enjoys helping them find their own love for learning! Jenna has been tutoring throughout the school year and over the summer for the past 3 years. Jenna is an energetic, loving and passionate woman who loves what she does!... [More About Jenna Baldo]
Jennifer L. received her Bachelor of Arts from Baruch College in New York City in Psychology, with a special interest in Mind, Brain and Behavior, and Early Childhood Education. She completed her field work at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Childlife Psychology, where she honed-in her training in play therapy. After completing an extensive course of training, she began working as a Vision Therapist in Bergen County, NJ in 2011. As a vision therapist, she has devoted her time to helping individuals of all ages and varying developmental delays adapt to their visual world. She uses a differentiated instructional approach to tailor her teaching to match the students’ learning styles. She believes that all students can reach their learning goals, and she excels at adapting to fit the needs of each individual child. Jennifer has been married over 20 years and is a mother to a son who is a Sophomore at City College of New York, and a daughter who is a rising High School Senior. At 18 months, her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learning to navigate and promote the social, emotional, and academic success of each of her two children has driven her to ensure that all children reach the academic goals. She is currently training in Orton-Gillingham Approach, and would like to provide academic support to children age 2 and up achieve academic success.... [More About Jennifer Loscalzo]
Jessica, an expert tutor, received her BA in Early Childhood Education Degree from Kean University. She is certified as Teacher of Preschool, grades Prek-3, and as an Elementary School Teacher, grades K-6. Jessica has been teaching for 4 years and is currently teaching 4th-grade math and science. She is currently in graduate school for her Special Education Certificate. Jessica enjoys traveling and making memories with her son.... [More About Jessica Torr]
Karyn, a master tutor, holds a B.A. in psychology from William Paterson University where she also received her elementary education certificate. Karyn has also completed credits towards a M.A. in special education from University of Phoenix. She is an enthusiastic teacher/tutor with several years experience working with elementary level students. She has spent the past 8 years working as a teacher's aide in self contained special education classrooms. She has worked with a variety of ages from preschool all the way up to high school. Her most recent position was in a 4th/5th grade classroom. Karyn has also taught pre-k and kindergarten in day care settings. It is her belief that she can make learning fun and interesting to help a student achieve full potential.... [More About Karyn Wassuta]
Kate, a master tutor, has a Ph.D. in ecology and a J.D. with over 10 years experience teaching college. Science such as biology, chemistry, and Earth science is her main interest. Currently she is working for Bergen Community College in their GED prep program. She has tutored on and off for approximately 7 years.... [More About Kate Joyce]
Katherine, a master tutor, is currently a first grade teacher, teaching all subject areas in Passaic, NJ. She has been an enthusiastic and caring teacher since graduating Montclair State University in 2013. She graduated as a family and child studies major with a concentration in k-6. Once she graduated, she took on a role as a paraprofessional aide in a preschool disabled classroom in Little Falls, NJ. She gained knowledge and experience using ABA in order to help young children with autism learn to their full potential. She then taught 4th grade English language arts in Passaic, NJ. She implemented various reading comprehension/writing skills and prepared students for PARCC testing. Her goal as a teacher is to provide all her students with academic growth based on each child's needs and to relate her lessons to the real world. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends.... [More About Katherine Choe]
Kathryn, an Expert Tutor, has a B.A. from William Paterson University and a M.A. from Caldwell University. She has experience working with children from kindergarten up through young adults. Most of her experience has been working with children and young adults with learning differences. Currently, Kathryn is pursuing a Master's degree in school counseling. Her experience includes working with lower elementary school students (K - 2nd grade) as an instructional aide. For two years, Katheryn worked with middle school age students as an Applied Behavioral Specialist in Morris School District. She enjoys working with kids, making learning fun and interesting. Kathryn loves playing sports and video games in her spare time.... [More About Kathryn Ferrarelli]
Kendall, a master tutor, is a recent graduate from The College of New Jersey. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in elementary education and a B.A. in psychology. Additionally, she has her New Jersey teaching certification in grades K-5. Kendall has many experiences working one-on-one with children and maintains a strong passion for helping others. Kendall is extremely caring, understanding, and hard working. Ultimately, Kendall loves making sure that her students are grasping material and demonstrating an understanding. In her spare time, Kendall enjoys spending time on the beach, traveling, reading, cooking, and exercising.... [More About Kendall McCarthy]
Kenya, a master tutor, graduated from Ramapo College of NJ and received her teaching certificate from Montclair State University. She has been an educator since 2011 where she has worked with pre-school age to 5th grade students. Kenya is currently a 3rd grade teacher in Newark New Jersey where she works with a diverse group of students. This includes their learning abilities, learning styles, as well as their background. When it comes to working with young scholars, Kenya implements best practices when in the classroom and while tutoring. She identifies the learning style and need of a student so that she can differentiates instruction for each student. Kenya also uses reader’s/writer’s workshop, guided reading/CLI, number talk and interactive materials (just to name a few) to engage her students in learning. As an educator, Kenya strives to be the best for her students and bring out the best in them!... [More About Kenya Atkinson]
Kirk, a master tutor, is a recently-retired college professor of environmental engineering and water resources engineering (subdisciplines of civil engineering). Kirk has received degrees in chemical engineering, computer science, and environmental engineering. He has taught courses for several years in hydraulics, hydrology, and water quality that involve chemistry, physics, and mathematics including algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus. He has also taught the use of Microsoft Excel and computer programming in VBA in Excel. Kirk can show students how mathematics is used in the real world to solve important problems regarding engineering and the environment. He can also help students develop a strategy to best prepare for an exam.... [More About Kirk Barrett]
Krina, a master tutor, is currently a second grade special education teacher in an ICT setting. She has taught every grade in K-5th grade. She specializes in differentiating the curriculum to suit the needs of individual students. She has ABA training and is well versed in the ABLLS program. She designs programs for her students that are tracked by data and then used to focus on the needs each individual student exhibits. Krina has her teaching certification in elementary education and special education in New Jersey as well as New York. She loves playing and watching soccer and being with family and friends. Krina enjoys playing monopoly and scrabble too!... [More About Krina Kanellopoulos]
Kristen, a master tutor, has a B.A. and M.A. in special needs and a minor in English literature from College of Saint Elizabeth. She has more than 6 years of teaching and tutoring experience. She enjoys tutoring elementary and middle school students. She is a 4th grade teacher in Esther Jackson Elementary School, a title 1 focus school with an urban population of multicultural students in Atlanta, Georgia. As a classroom teacher, Kristen created units of study in math, guided reading, ELA, and social studies. Kristen took part in several professional development training courses that allowed her to become proficient in technology. Kristen frequently used her promethean boards and student laptops, along with Animoto, Edmodo, and KidBlog within lesson plans. She used other differentiated, multi-sensory learning centers and activities where applicable in an effort to enhance the learning environment for the children. For her students, she always focused on the level of rigor and higher order thinking presented in each lesson. The passing rate for the specific students she taught were: math 94, reading 100, ELA 95, social studies 91.... [More About Kristen Trebbe]
Lindita, an expert tutor, is currently a graduate student pursuing a degree in business administration at Felician University. She has recently graduated from a private university with a B.A. in social and behavioral science from Felician University where she currently works as an institutional research analyst. Lindita has experience working as a para-professional where she assisted two students who had focusing difficulties. In addition, she worked as substitute teacher for three years assisted grades k-12 . During that time, she substitute taught 5 days a week for varied grades at three different schools in Garfield. Lastly, Lindita worked as a long term substitute teacher for a 4th grade classroom. She has high competency with Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. Her compassion in helping students meet their true potential is very important to her. She tries to incorporate play activities during sessions when possible in making the educational experience be more enjoyable for students.... [More About Lindita Agastra (Berberi)]
Lindsay, an expert tutor, is a 6th grade English teacher with a passion for sharing her love of reading and writing with students of all ages. She has experience working with students of all backgrounds and abilities, and has even have tutored students in other countries such as Italy, France, and Spain! Lindsay would be happy to help prepare her students for the PARCC standardized assessment, assist with homework assignments, or most importantly develop an overall understanding and hopefully love for the subjects of reading and writing!... [More About Lindsay Fishman]
Lucy, a master tutor, is an ESL Teacher. She has taught a variety of ESL programs throughout the years, such as push-in, pull-out, and the SIOP co-teaching model to English Learners in grades K to 12. These assignments have allowed her to apply the knowledge of second language acquisition strategies, classroom management skills, and instructional approaches she has acquired through her studies.
Lucy completed a Masters program at WPU in 2014, where she earned a Master’s degree in Education with Bilingual concentration. Her own personal experience with learning different languages has allowed her to be particularly sensitive to the needs of ESL students. Through her life experiences, which include extensive traveling throughout South America, Europe, and Asia, she has been able to gain an appreciation for different cultures and languages. She believes this appreciation is essential to be a successful ESL teacher.
In the summer of 2016, she spent four weeks teaching English to 1st and 2nd graders at the Nanjing Foreign Language School in China, a memorable and wonderful experience. Lucy has also taught Portuguese at Berlitz and at WPU, as well as ESL to adults at the Kearny Public Schools evening program and at Passaic County Community College.
Lucy enjoys being with people, is a team worker and a life-long learner who would love to instill a love of learning in her students.... [More About Lucy Dolin]
Luis, a master tutor, has a B.A. in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry from Skidmore College. He has a M.A. in secondary science education in chemistry 7-12 from Columbia University Teachers College. In addition, he is in his third year where he is pursing his Ph.D in organic chemistry part time at Seton Hall University. Luis has 9 years of teaching experience including 5th and 6th grade science and math, middle school science, high school level chemistry and biology as well as college level general chemistry and organic chemistry. Luis feels that teaching is about conveying a love of learning and discovery as well. His career interests lie primarily in science education; focusing on secondary education in chemistry. His long term goal is to become a professor of Organic Chemistry with a focus on research in natural product synthesis that focuses on endocrinology, immunology and cardiology. The science teacher that he would like to be is the one who inspired those who want to pursue a career in science. Luis is a highly effective teacher who is passionate about helping his students understand the material they are learning and develop their critical thinking skills.... [More About Luis Alicea]
Madhvi, a master tutor, holds a B.A. from Montclair State University in business administration, with concentrations in economics and finance. She also holds an associate's degree from Bergen Community College in mathematics. Madhvi is currently employed as the Mathematics Tutorial Supervisor at the Cerullo Learning Assistance Center (CLAC) of Bergen Community College. Her responsibilities include hiring, training, and evaluating peer and professional tutors of mathematics. Madhvi also has experience tutoring mathematics. In her spare time, Madhvi enjoys cooking, playing board games, reading, and traveling with family and friends.... [More About Madhvi Shah]
Marc, an expert tutor, holds a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in biotechnology. He worked as a research scientist for Merck for 20 years. There, he performed various molecular work from cloning and fermentation scale-up, to DNA sequencing, mutation analysis, and human gene expression analysis. He is a co-author on a U.S. patent #20110158944, which describes a novel correlation between a mutation specific to the BRAF gene, and the sensitivity of specific cancer cells with the said mutation to an ERK1 or ERK2 or MEK inhibitor. He also has 10 scientific publications. Currently Marc teaches biology at a high school and college level at Bard High School Early College. Marc is the father of two children: a 12-year old daughter, and an 8-year old son. He enjoys reading, pitching baseballs, and playing his drums in his spare time.... [More About Marc DeLorenzo]
Maria, a Master Tutor, is a certified educator who graduated from New Jersey City University in 2014 with a BA in Education. She became certified in working with the elementary school population as well as students with disabilities. Maria also minored in Psychology which prompted her to return to NJCU for her MA in Counseling. She has natural interpersonal and communication abilities, as she is consistently energized by opportunities. Maria prides herself as a reliable and hardworking individual. Her goals are to assist others in the development of academic self- sufficiency and to build up the confidence of her clients. Maria has over 10 years of tutoring experience and 7 years experience as a teacher.... [More About Maria Eliopoulos]
Maureen, a master tutor, has a B.A. in economics and 17 years’ experience teaching advanced placement macroeconomics and advanced placement microeconomics. She can help students adopt the skills a student needs to confidently solve all kinds of advanced placement economics problems independently. Maureen has participated in numerous professional development opportunities in economic education and has also coached a competitive monetary policy academic high school team.... [More About Maureen Prince]
Meagan, a master tutor, is a caring, compassionate, and a thorough teacher and tutor. She graduated from Montclair State University in 2010 and holds three standard teaching certifications. She is currently an 8th grade teacher and has several years of experience teaching both middle school and high school students. This includes middle school math, elementary education, and dance education. Meagan believes that working one-on-one with students' through tutoring is a great way to build confidence and work through difficulties in a safe environment. She comes up with creative ways to teach material and tries to use different approaches to make math fun and useful for the future. In her spare time, Meagan likes to go for long walks, practice yoga, and volunteer at her local animal shelter.... [More About Meagan Salma]
Meghan, an expert tutor, is a kind, patient, and thoughtful tutor with several years of experience. She is passionate about education and loves to tutor! Meghan holds a B.A. from Muhlenberg College and is currently a graduate student at Montclair State University where she is pursuing a M.A. in school counseling. Meghan has experience tutoring elementary and middle school students in math and reading/writing. Meghan uses her positivism to help students build confidence in their intelligence. Meghan believes in bringing math to life by creating real-life examples to assist those students who struggle the most with the subject.... [More About Meghan Butler]
Melisa, a master tutor, received her B.S. in elementary education with a concentration in Spanish from Iona College. She is a certified teacher with a passion for teaching. Melisa is currently teaching all subjects for 3rd grade but has 5 years of teaching experience as a Spanish teacher for grades K-8, as well as general education for grades 4 and 5. Melisa also has experience tutoring children from ages 5 to 18 years old in all different subjects and areas they struggle with. She is a hard worker with creative, current strategies and methods to better help children with their struggles and/or strengths. She is up-to-date with the latest technology which she feels is a useful asset to education today. Melisa bases her tutoring lessons on individual needs and on each student's learning style. In her spare time, Melisa enjoys spending time with family (as she had her first child in August 2013!), reading, and getting creative with Do-It-Yourself projects.... [More About Melisa Camacho]
Melissa, a master tutor, earned her B.A. in elementary education from the University of Delaware, and is currently pursuing a M.A. in professional school counseling at William Paterson University. Melissa is a certified teacher with a specialized certification in mathematics. She is a highly qualified mathematics educator with 5 years of experience teaching grade 7 mathematics in Paterson, NJ. She also has 5 years of experience tutoring elementary, middle and high school students in both basic mathematics skills and standardized test preparation. She believes that confidence is the key ingredient to success, and she is very passionate about inspiring students through support and encouragement. Melissa develops a rapport with each of her students, which allows her to tailor each session to the needs and learning styles of each individual and make learning fun! In her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her family.... [More About Melissa Maneri]
Melissa, an expert tutor, loves to teach and watch children learn. She has been teaching for the past 16 years. Melissa recently received her TEFL certification in France. Before going to Paris, she taught pre-K and kindergarten. Melissa has many years of experience tutoring elementary school-aged children. In her spare time, Melissa loves to do outdoor activities with her family and friends, and enjoys reading and traveling.... [More About Melissa Borrelli]
Melissa, an expert tutor, is an enthusiastic high school history teacher with experience working with diverse learners. A graduate of Seton Hall University, and currently employed by Newark Public Schools, she is certified to teach US History, World History, Sociology, Geography and Political Science. She has taught students at different grade levels including 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. Melissa also has experience tutoring students for the PARCC, PSAT and SAT and her students showed a tremendous growth in test scores. Her strengths as an educator include creating hands-on interactive activities to help students understand the material, and working with low-level readers to build confidence and ability. Melissa also pulls on her 10 plus years of experience working in summer camps to infuse traditional lessons with elements of experiential learning.... [More About Melissa Silva]
Michele, a master tutor, graduated from Ramapo College of NJ, earning a B.A.
in psychology/elementary education. She then attended Long Island University, earning a M.A. in literacy. Michele is an educator with 13 years of experience teaching elementary and middle school students. She holds NJ certificates as an elementary school teacher, reading teacher and reading specialist. For the last 7 years, her focus has been working with 7th grade students as a reading specialist. Michele is passionate about helping students improve their reading skills and learn a love of reading. In her spare time, Michele enjoys reading, going to the beach and spending time with her young son.
Michelle, a master tutor, earned a B.A. in English and a M.A. in poetry. She is a bilingual English teacher who specializes in writing, literature, and Spanish. She has formal qualifications in teaching English and informal qualifications in teaching Spanish. Michelle currently teaches 11th and 12th grade English and looks forward to the new school year. As a former English professor and current high school teacher, she is very familiar with writing, editing, close reading and analysis of texts, and the research process. She is able to provide informal tutoring and homework help in this area or more structured instruction, depending on the needs of the child. While her teaching expertise is in English, she is a native Spanish speaker. As with English, she can provide informal or formal instruction based on the needs of the child. She is also able to provide immersion-based language learning. For fun, Michelle enjoys reading, taking photos, and creative writing. She also likes pop culture, including memes, and brings that fun, relevance, and playfulness to her teaching.... [More About Michelle Greco]
Natalie, a master tutor, obtained her B.A. from Saint Peters University and her dual M.A. at Pace University. She holds a standard certificate in English in addition to Students with Disabilities on the secondary level. She is an educator with 5 plus years of experience working with students of all ages. She currently teaches 9th grade for Jersey City Public Schools. She is very good at building a positive relationship with students and understanding what the student is struggling with and providing strategies and ways for the student to master material. Natalie is passionate about her work and loves educating students. Natalie strives to instill a passion for knowledge and learning in her students. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, book discussions, cooking, gardening and traveling the world.... [More About Natalie Parkerson]
Natasha, a master tutor, holds a B.A. in cinema studies and elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania. She is certified to teach in NJ and also has her Wilson Reading Certification. This is Natasha’s fifth year teaching 3rd grade at a charter school in Newark, and she thoroughly enjoys every minute of it. Natasha has a huge love for children and believes that an education is one of the most important things a child can obtain. “Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of a true education” (Martin Luther King, Jr.). She has taught kindergarten and first grade, as well as tutored students ranging from k-7th grade. During the summer, she is a camp counselor at Orange Lawn Tennis Club. In her free time, she enjoys taking dance classes, partaking in outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, rafting, and rock climbing, and spending time with family and friends.... [More About Natasha Tyjer]
Nera, a Master tutor, graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with Master's Degree and has been a passionate educator for over 14 years. Her experiences in various roles has given her a unique perspective on how children learn and develop. Nera has worked with students as a PreK-2 grade teacher and a K-6 tutor, both online and in-person. Currently, Nera is working as a literacy coach, working with teachers from grades K-2, helping to improve literacy instruction in order to help students to become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. Her entire career is dedicated to helping children learn and succeed. Nera feels that there is nothing better than seeing a child's face light up when they feel like they have accomplished something meaningful, no matter how big or small, success should be celebrated!... [More About Nera Paredes]
Nickie, a master tutor, received his M.A. in elementary education from Howard University and his B.S. from Mississippi State University. While obtaining his M.A., Nickie served Fairfax County public schools as an instructional aide and student teacher; while also completing his research on traditional style teaching versus teaching with manipulates in the elementary classroom and its benefits. Nickie is currently working with the Bright Kids Agency in NYC as a part time Teacher and a Contract Tutor. Nickie's passion is to have students reach success in the classroom by their own personal way of learning which has inspired his love of tutoring.... [More About Nickie Floyd]
Nicole, a master tutor, has a B.A. from Rutgers University and a M.S. from Cornell University in chemistry. She is an educator with over 7 years experience tutoring middle school and high school students. She has tutored extensively; tutoring high school chemistry, SAT chemistry and SAT French. She adapts to the student's needs so as to help them develop their own potential and confidence. She is very patient and friendly and in her spare time, Nicole loves to read, hike and play tennis.... [More About Nicole Riffel]
Nicole, a master tutor, graduated from Caldwell University (formerly Caldwell College) in May 2011 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and English. Currently, she has her teacher of English certification, teacher of students with disabilities certification, and earned her M.A. in special education from Caldwell University in May 2015. Previously, Nicole has taught fifth and sixth grade language arts and reading. She currently teaches a self contained third grade class and a fifth grade reading class. Nicole is also the assistant technology integration specialist at her school in which she aids in keeping up with the latest educational technology. She utilizes small group instruction, uses technology as much as possible, and supports and monitors her students' progress. Nicole was also the Graduate Research Assistant at Caldwell University from 2012 to 2014. As a part of her assistant-ship, she tutored in the Caldwell University literacy center. Nicole's teaching experience is not only limited to the classroom, she has been working in the children's section of her local library for the past seven years. She has planned and organized weekly and monthly story time activities for children from ages one to six years old. Through all of her experiences, she knows that teaching children is her passion in life.... [More About Nicole Lazzaro]
Nina, a master tutor, graduated from William Paterson University with a BA (majoring in English and minoring in Secondary Education). She got her MA in Special Education at NJCU. Nina taught at Passaic High School for 17 years and Lincoln Middle School for five, before retiring. In order to keep her passion for education alive, Nina continues tutoring. She is a highly-skilled English, reading, and test prep tutor. She is an expert in strategic planning, adept in communicating and engaging students; offer focused, personalized instruction, and differentiated for varying levels of student need. Nina is energetic and flexible at working with diverse individuals to raise scores/grades and measure improvements. She has experienced proven success in: SAT English (Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Language); ACT English (production of writing, knowledge of language, and conventions of standard English) and Reading, as well as essays, writing, (revising, editing, proofreading), critical reading, vocabulary, and grammar. Additionally, Nina can assist with Study and Organization skills; homework help, College application, Accuplacer, and/or Personal Statement/essay. In her spare time, Nina enjoys working out, going to plays in NYC, movies, and travel.... [More About Nina Jacobs]
PanteA, a master tutor, received her PhD in Film Studies from the University of Dortmund in Germany before immigrating to the United States in 2007. She also received 30 credits in math, and is an experienced math professor at several local colleges and universities. She is also an experienced tutor, helping students prepare for the ACT and SAT. PanteA is fluent in Farsi and German and can tutor in these languages as well.... [More About Pantea Bahrami]
Patricia, a master tutor, graduated from Caldwell College with a B.A. in social studies and certificate in elementary education K-5. She is a passionate and enthusiastic third grade, general education teacher. She is currently a fifth year teacher at Haledon Public School. Previously, Patricia has taught second and third grade special education and basic skills instruction in an inclusive classroom. She also has extensive experience working with students with various learning disabilities and behavioral disorders, as well as gifted and talented students. She has been tutoring students in various subject areas, such as reading, writing, grammar, phonics/spelling, math, science, and social studies for the past four years. Patricia is extremely familiar with elementary level PARCC Testing, as well as the elementary level Common Core standards. Patricia has numerous hours of professional development. Some of these professional development hours include Orton-Gillingham (multi-sensory phonics program for struggling readers), dyslexia, Journey’s Reading Program and Curriculum, third grade Common Core math, and reader’s and writer’s workshops. She believes that engaging students in interactive and multi-sensory lessons are the most effective ways to teach in order to ensure students' complete understanding and mastery. Patricia also loves to spend time with her family, friends, and dog, Lucy. She also enjoys going on vacation to the beach, Disney World, and on cruises.... [More About Patricia Tarabocchia]
Paul, a master tutor, graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a B.S. in mathematics and certificate in secondary education. He is a passionate high school math teacher and is currently a third year teacher at Dover High School. He teaches geometry, algebra II and calculus. Certified to teach all math grades 6-12, Paul also has experience working with gifted and talented students. He has been tutoring students in multiple areas of math such as algebra 1, algebra 2, pre-calculus, calculus, geometry and statistics. He is extensively familiar with SAT math prep, PARCC testing and the Common Core math standards. Paul has numerous hours of professional development; specifically from the graduate school at Drew University. He believes that engaging students in interactive lessons is the most effective way to teach mathematics, ensuring students' complete understanding. In his spare time, Paul loves to play sports to stay active, watch movies and, most importantly, spend quality time with his friends and family.... [More About Paul Richard]
Paul, a master tutor, attended Rutgers University and received a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in history. He is a 46-year-old English teacher with 20 years of experience in his field and was born and raised in NJ. He has tutored students successful strategies for the SAT and ACT Verbal sections.
Paul enjoys creative writing and watching films. He also enjoys playing board games, video games, and role-playing games. His all time favorite film is "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". His favorite book is "Ice and Fire".
Rharia, a master tutor, earned a B.B.A. from Baruch College. She then earned a M.A. in education from NJCU. She is a certified teacher who has been teaching for over 15 years. She currently teaches 2nd grade as a dual language teacher in Englewood, NJ. She has taught in all the levels; from pre-kindergarten to middle school. Rharia has spent most of her teaching career in elementary education, specifically second grade. Her teaching style is a combination of using visuals and manipulates in order to make the concepts more understandable and concrete for her students. It is also very important to Rharia that she build a rapport with the students, which brings forth a smooth transition into improving their learning.... [More About Rharia Zorrilla]
Roberto, a master tutor, has been a teacher for the last 12 years for the Jersey City Public School District. He is a graduate of both Rutgers University and New Jersey City University where he received degrees in Psychology and Chemistry, respectively. Roberto has been fortunate enough to teach children from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. He loves sharing his knowledge of the sciences.... [More About Roberto Melo]
Ron, a master tutor, is a retired chemical engineer with more than thirty-five years of project management experience. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from New York University, and his Master of Engineering from The City College of New York, both in Chemical Engineering. Concurrently with his long-term engineering career, Ron went back to graduate school and obtained a Master of Arts in Education as well as his Professional Clear California State Teaching Credential from Azusa Pacific University. He has more than fifteen years of classroom experience, as both a high school math and science teacher, and adjunct professor of mathematics at Argosy University in California. Throughout his teaching career, Ron has tutored elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students in all levels of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, in both public and private environments. While he was raising his children in Westchester County, New York, Ron served seven years as a Trustee of the Board of Education of the Yorktown Central School District, as well as volunteering for many activities within the district schools. During that same time period, he owned and operated (along with his wife) the Open Day Pre-School in Mohegan Lake, New York. Finally, Ron is a veteran of the United States Army, with active service during the Vietnam War.... [More About Ron Ambrosini]
Rosemary, a master tutor, is a certified Special Education Teacher, with over 20 years of experience. She has extensive knowledge in working with students with special needs and in developing and implementing IEP goals. She is trained in the Orton Gillingham program, which was designed to help struggling readers by breaking reading and spelling down into smaller skills and then building on these skills over time. She also helps students develop their math skills by teaching them strategies that build math fluency. A key to her approach is providing a robust range of engaging lessons tailored to the student's specific needs. She always begins with comprehensive assessments and then creates a specific plan that targets their deficiencies. Throughout the sessions, informative assessments and checkpoints are provided as the student progresses through each milestone.... [More About Rosemary Jaquez]
Ryan, a master tutor, is an educator who graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a B.S. in mathematics along with completing her certification for teaching, as well as earning her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at Montclair. She is certified in mathematics and currently teaches Algebra I, Algebra II, College Algebra, SAT Prep and Accuplacer Prep. She is a caring and enthusiastic educator looking to share her passion for mathematics and help students overcome their difficulties understanding the many topics that mathematics covers. Ryan has worked with a wide range of students and is dedicated to making sure each student reaches their full academic potential. In her spare time, Ryan likes to spend time outside, hiking, running, and completing other outdoor activities.... [More About Ryan Yaiser]
Seleene, a master tutor, earned a B.A. in literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She then earned a M.S. in early childhood education and special education. Seleene spent the past 14 years in teaching. She has taught in various communities in New Jersey and in New York City. In each classroom, Seleene has taught children with an array of abilities in general and special education classes. She has worked with students with variety of learning, behavioral, and emotional disabilities. In addition, she has demonstrated success in student learning and satisfaction across several grade levels. Seleene's position with Newark Public Schools, as an inclusion teacher, gave her the ability to work with a diverse group of teachers and students varying in grade levels and abilities. In addition to working with teachers and students from pre-K through grade 8, she was able to provide different models of instruction in the inclusive environment.... [More About Seleene Lewis- Wong]
Sherry, a master tutor, is a recently retired Spanish teacher and tutor for over 30 years. She has experience working with children ages 5-18. Her students have shown growth in their studies and appreciate her enthusiasm. She loves working with students and encourages them to be the best they can be. In her spare time, Sherry likes to read, play tennis and travel.... [More About Sherry Hans]
Siobhan S, a Master Tutor, is a middle school science teacher with a bachelors degree in special education. She holds teacher certificates for elementary k-5, and middle school science, grades 6-8. She is also a teacher of students with disabilities, all with highly qualified status. Siobhan has five years experience teaching middle school science where reading comprehension is incorporated in many lessons. She has been tutoring for two years in science and math. Siobhan enjoys traveling and exploring different parks with her dog.... [More About Siobhan Smith]
SiTian, an expert tutor, is currently an undergraduate student at Princeton University. She has over two years of experience working with both middle school and high school students. Her tutoring experience has primarily been in test preparation. SiTian started tutoring in her junior year of high school, working with local high school students in preparation for the SAT's. She spent the summer of her senior year of high school teaching SAT classes in Manhattan. She continues to work with individual students as a volunteer SAT tutor for local Princeton students. SiTian believes in working with students to determine what strategies best suit their learning styles. In her spare time, SiTian likes nothing better than a good book and a hot cup of tea.... [More About SiTian Zhang]
Soon-Mi, is a master tutor. Soon Mi has a B.A. in secondary math education with a 3.58 GPA. She has wanted to be a math teacher ever since she was a sophomore in high school. Over the past 8 years, she has had experience tutoring students from grade 5 up until college. What started as private tutoring, soon became peer tutoring at Bergen Community College. After tutoring adults who sought to return to college or were taking online courses, she became a flexible and adept tutor; tutoring a wide variety of levels simultaneously. She has experience tutoring 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math; pre-algebra, algebra, and algebra 2; pre-calculus, advanced placement calculus AB; advanced placement statistics, and college statistics; high school physics (first year); geometry; and the math portion of the GED and SAT; as well as many college-entry math exams.... [More About Soon Mi Miyazawa]
Stephen, a master tutor, is a scientist/teacher with over 4 years of experience tutoring middle, high school and college students. He has a B.A. in life sciences from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in immunology and microbial pathogenesis from Thomas Jefferson University. He teaches biology, physics and Earth science at the high school level, and has tutored in the sciences and math extensively. Stephen’s tutoring style is to make a connection with the student, creating a favorable environment for the student-tutor interaction. This allows for an easy exchange of concepts and a less stressful experience, while the actual tutoring materials will depend upon the student’s needs and learning style. He is very capable at explaining scientific theories and concepts in a manner making it easy to understand and remember. During his down time, Stephen enjoys reading, both playing and following sports, and enjoying pop culture.... [More About Stephen Rosenberg]
Talin, a master tutor, has a B.A. in mathematics along with a teaching certificate in mathematics. She has experience teaching middle school math (algebra I and pre-algebra,) and basic skills, (literacy, writing and math.) Her tutoring style is very unique, with a focus on developing the weaknesses of her students and helping them build confidence. Her lesson plans are always interactive and targeted to keep the student engaged and focused, no matter the subject matter.... [More About Talin Kupelian]
Tania, a master tutor, is a highly experienced, attentive, caring and motivated educator. She's had 11 years of teaching experience. She's taught 5th grade language arts, social studies and health. She's also taught 7th and 8th grade reading/writing. Her passion in her career is evident, it reflects in her delivery of lessons and in motivating students to be successful inside and outside the classroom. When she's not busy enriching young minds with knowledge, she enjoys teaching indoor cycling. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her dogs Sherlock and Watson.... [More About Tania Marrero]
Tara, a master tutor, is patient, caring, and compassionate individual who enjoys working with children. She especially enjoys helping children improve their reading skills. Tara holds certifications in elementary education, special education, and Orton Gillingham. Recently, she earned an additional certification as a Dyslexia Specialist.In her free time, Tara enjoys spending time with her family, walking, reading, traveling, and going to the city often to see Broadway shows with her daughter!... [More About Tara Henrici]
Tayron, a master tutor, is a qualified educator with a strong background in Special and Early Childhood education. He is a skilled and qualified professional with extensive experience in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. Tayron has exceptional skills as an educator and the ability to analyze, coordinate, and implement special needs and early childhood curriculum based on the individual needs of the classroom and the child. He has a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from The College of Saint Elizabeth (2018) and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from William Paterson Univ. (2004). He also has experience in various classroom settings, including co-teaching in a special education inclusion classroom and co-teaching with an English Language Learning teacher.... [More About Tayron Glover]
Thi Bay, a master tutor, has been immersed in education and academia ranging from overseeing preschool education and teaching K-12 all the way to university lecturing and editing doctoral dissertations and academic journal articles.
Thi Bay began working in education as a K-12 educator for UC Berkeley’s Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program and for the San Francisco’s Head Start Program. Later driven by a desire to provide disadvantaged students with support that extended beyond the classroom, Thi Bay worked for Instituto Familiar de La Raza, a community-based organization providing support to members of immigrant and underserved communities. In addition to facilitating school-based workshops and conducting individualized educational plans (IEPs) she also co-facilitated a theatre group.
Following relocation to New York Thi Bay interned for a Permanent Mission to the United Nations and worked briefly with the International Rescue Committee, leveraging her skills teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) as she also provided refugees with job readiness training.
After a stint in international banking, Thi Bay was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship to teach at a University in Vietnam. She taught Social Studies to undergraduate students and a combination of English and American culture to technical experts, government officials, and lecturers. She also created a vocational labor re-integration training program for victims of sex trafficking and volunteered as an English teacher at an orphanage and a Buddhist Monastery.
Thi Bay worked with Habitat for Humanity Vietnam during the 2009 visit to Vietnam of Former US President Jimmy Carter. She lectured at the Vietnamese extension of the Thai-based Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and researched Vietnam’s medical and engineering fields for Doctors without Borders. She edited news for a national newspaper and for news media pilots broadcasted by CNBC Asia. In 2013 she returned to Habitat for Humanity Vietnam as the Resource Development and Communications Manager.
Thi Bay has been a private tutor and an interpreter for the Italian Trade Commission since the late 90s. She has been editing doctoral dissertation since 2008 and in 2011 she also became a corporate Cross-Cultural Trainer. In 2014 Thi Bay returned to New Jersey. She continues to tutor, translate and edit and to occasionally lead National Geographic expeditions.
Thi Bay has a Master in International Affairs (MIA) with a concentration in International Law from Columbia University and a BA in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. Her passions are photography, martial arts, dance, creative writing, and travel.... [More About Thi Bay Miradoli]
Tom, a master tutor, is a highly skilled mathematics teacher with more than 7 years of tutoring experience. As a Mathematics teacher in Ramsey, Tom has taught students of all levels and differentiates instruction to meet the needs of his students. He is easy-going and provides a comfortable learning environment to ease the anxieties of a student struggling in math. He has tutored SAT Prep for more than 7 years and has strategies designed to improve scores in the Mathematics section. Tom has written curriculum for the last 4 years and coaches Golf in the spring, He is always looking for new and innovative ways to teach mathematics to make learning more enjoyable.... [More About Thomas Digiore]
Tim, a master tutor, is currently a 7th grade social studies teacher. He graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2002 with a B.A. in history and secondary education. He received his M.A. in history in 2008 from William Paterson University. He has been a 7th grade teacher for fourteen years. He's taught mostly social studies, but also taught language arts for 5 years a well. He is highly qualified in elementary education grades k-8 in all subjects, social studies grades 6-12, and language arts grades 6-8. He has tutored students from elementary school through high school over the last seventeen years in a variety of subjects, mostly focused on homework help and test/quiz preparation. He looks forward to an opportunity to get back into tutoring on a more consistent level and help students achieve their academic potential!... [More About Timothy Cichewicz]
Vasileios, a master tutor, has more than 10 years of experience as a full-time Professor at prestigious institutions of higher education, such as George Washington University, Baruch College, Stevens Institute of Technology and Fairleigh Dickinson University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, an M.Sc in Finance and a B.Sc in Mathematics.
Vasileios has taught Mathematics, Statistics and Economics/Finance at all levels, both undergraduate and graduate levels. He enjoys teaching all Math subjects, as well as the quantitative and analytics sections of GRE/GMAT/SAT tests. Aside from teaching, Vasileios also worked in the Financial Industry as a Quantitative Analyst, Data Scientist, and Econometrician.
Vicente, an expert tutor, was born in Lima, Peru, where he obtained an B.S.E.E. from the National Engineering University Lima-Peru. He later earned an M.S.E.E. and M.B.A from NJIT in Newark, NJ.
He worked for Nextel, Sprint and AT&T for 16 years as senior RAN engineer and capacity plan manager. He has tutored high school students for the past 6 years in math and physics with great results.
Vicente takes great pride in helping students excel beyond their expectations and achieve success.
Wafa, a master tutor, is a highly skilled and dedicated teacher and tutor who can help both struggling and gifted students reach their potential. Wafa can supplement the instructions students receive in class and guide them toward study practices and aides that can help them excel. With 20 years experience as a teacher and a tutor, she is productive when giving individual students one-on-one as well as group instructions in language arts.... [More About Wafa Ayyad]
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