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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]
Afia, a master tutor, has a M.A. in special education. She studied history and psychology during her undergraduate years. She is a certified k-6 elementary school teacher and a highly qualified k-12 social studies and psychology teacher. Afia also has experience teaching 6th and 7th grade math. She is currently working as a teacher in Paterson. Afia enjoys teaching and loves making lessons as hands on as possible to address the different learning styles of her students.... [More About Afia Mathlib]
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]
Alexandra, an expert tutor, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and her interest in acting helps bring a lot of energy and creativity into her instruction. She also completed a double minor in Literature and British Studies, and is well versed in many kinds of literature from America, England, and around the world. She received her Masters in Education in 2014 and is certified to teach secondary English in New Jersey. Alexandra has extensive experience tutoring SAT and ACT English, Reading, and Essay sections. She has also tutored students in the reading section of the ISEE, and helped many students brainstorm and create the perfect college admissions essay. All of her students have gotten into the college they wanted! She has extensive knowledge of grammar and essay structure and experience in helping students one on one with essay writing. Alexandra decided to go into tutoring because she loved the idea getting students comfortable in a personal learning environment so that they could gain skills that would help them in later life.... [More About Alexandra Landau]
Alyssa, a master tutor, is an energetic, creative and kind elementary teacher. Alyssa graduated from Rowan University with a B.A. in elementary education with a coordinate major of math and science. She has passed both the middle school math and science Praxis II. Alyssa has attended professional development at both Columbia University's Teacher College and Rutgers University Reading and Writing Conference. She has 5 years of experience both in the middle school and elementary grades. Currently, she is a third grade teacher in Maplewood and is passionate about all aspects of literacy. She has experience tutoring students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade in both literacy and math. Her tutoring strategies focus on gearing the lessons towards the students' interests and abilities. Alyssa prides herself on making the learning process fun and engaging. Through mutual respect, she builds a relationship with the student that allows them to enjoy the learning process. In her spare time, Alyssa loves to read, craft and go shopping.... [More About Alyssa Olsen]
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]
Amanda, a master tutor, has an M.Ed. from Rutgers University, as well as an M.A. in international affairs from the American University of Paris. Amanda is a passionate, creative and energetic teacher of French with an extensive background in ESL. As a teacher, she works closely with her students to make sure they acquire not only the material at hand, but also the skills needed to continue learning on their own. Amanda has been teaching in the classroom for 10 years on 3 continents in various countries including the U.S., France, China and South Korea. She has been the teacher adviser for the French honor society, the book club and the soccer club. She has tutored students in preparation for the SAT as well. Amanda is also an avid fan of history and literature. In her free-time she enjoys travel, reading and visiting museum exhibits.... [More About Amanda Mauder]
Amy, a master tutor, has almost 20 years of experience working with children with special needs. Amy is highly-skilled in teaching struggling readers and is certified in Special Education and Orton Gillingham trained. Amy is experienced with developing and implementing IEP goals to enhance student achievement. She can collaborate with teachers, child study teams, and parents for students with autism, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and behavioral issues. She is a kindhearted and empathetic professional who develops hands-on lessons and differentiates instruction to meet the needs of each individual child.... [More About Amy Bozzi]
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.
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]
Asha, a master tutor, is currently a graduate student at Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Health Sciences, where she maintains a 3.95 GPA. Asha is a highly skilled English, Bio, Physics and Mathematics tutor. She can tutor college-level mathematics, Calculus I, II, III, Differential Equations, Pre-Calc. and Trig. and Algebra I & II. While her long-term professional interests lie in medicine, she is equally passionate about education. In college, she worked on an education project analyzing optimal science instruction methods. She also has extensive tutoring experience, which includes preparation for college entrance exams such as the SAT. Having scored in the 700s across all sections of the SAT herself, she has also helped a number of hard-working students improve their own scores from the 500's to 700's. Asha's tutoring style is modeling problem solving while asking students questions to develop their critical thinking capacity rather than simply handing them answers. Her well-rounded education and personable personality allows her to connect with students with diverse interests and aptitudes. She loves watching students develop academic confidence. In Asha's spare time she enjoy s running, reading and writing.... [More About Asha Singh]
Ashlee, an expert tutor, is a qualified, friendly, and experienced PreK through 3rd-grade tutor. She graduated from William Paterson with a B.A. in Psychology. Ashlee is confident in teaching both one-on-one and small group sessions. She is currently a teacher’s assistant in Livingston. Ashlee lives in Whippany with her dog and cat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking.... [More About Ashlee DEgidio]
Ashley, a Master tutor, has a BA in Education and a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is an experienced Elementary School Teacher who has been working in the field for 5 years. Ashley has experience working with all students of different abilities from Preschool age through 5th grade. Her specialty is modifying and adapting curriculum, pace and instruction to best meet the needs of each individual learner. She is always looking for ways to make learning fun and enjoyable so that it can be based around a student's individual interest.... [More About Ashley Wilson]
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.
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]
Carolina, a master tutor, graduated in May 2005 with a B.A. in early childhood education with a minor in psychology. She received her master's in school counseling in 2010. Carolina is an experienced k-5 elementary school teacher. She has over 10 years of teaching experience working for the Morris School District. She has taught kindergarten, 1st grade, and for the last 2 years has been the reading intervention teacher for k-5. Carolina currently lives in Union and loves to spend time with her two children in her spare time.... [More About Carolina Araujo]
Chaunte, a master tutor, graduated from Montclair State University with a B.A. in science and is a high school mathematics teacher at science Park High School in Newark, NJ. She has been teaching for ten years since 2006. Primary subjects taught are middle school, algebra I, and geometry. She likes incorporating puzzles into the lesson to help students master skills while solving brain-teasers. She is a mom of two boys in which she loves to explore the outdoors with them. Math vocabulary and understanding notations are very important to her and she believes they are very helpful especially with standardized testing. She loves math and loves when her students enjoy what they are learning.... [More About Chaunte Benekin]
Cherie K, a master tutor, holds an M.A. from Montclair State University. She is a lover of the English language who enjoys passing her enthusiasm for writing to students through creative learning techniques. Recently, for example, she helped her students remember grammar, punctuation, and spelling rules through mnemonics, a technique that research says doubles recall. She believes learning should be fun and that one need never be bored when they are learning English. Two books she is currently exploring are: A Creative Approach to Teaching Grammar (Peter Burrows) and Teach Like a Pirate (Dave Burgess).
She has had a varied career in writing: As a copywriter, she has written TV, radio, and print ads for such companies as McDonald’s, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Red Lobster Inns, and the Olive Gardens. As a marketing communications director, she has written speeches for the CEOs of some of America’s most visible companies. Her concern for the environment has led to the writing of dozens of op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, web site articles, and legal briefs. Most of all, though, she enjoys essay and research writing, which is what she presently teaches to students.
Cherie has done work toward the doctorate at Rutgers University, and holds three technical certifications from NJ Institute of Technology. Spare time is spent with her three cats, cooking vegetarian food, reading, and gardening organically.
Cheryl, a master tutor, is highly experienced with a Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature from Boston University and a Masters Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. She has been tutoring English to Middle and High School students for seven years. She focuses on Writing, Reading Comprehension, Study Skills, Grammar and SAT/ACT preparation. Prior to her work as a tutor, Cheryl taught English at Livingston High School. She also worked as a writer and editor for many years. In her free time, Cheryl enjoys practicing yoga and walking her golden retriever, Jake.... [More About Cheryl Trenk]
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]
Chris has a Ph.D. in English and has taught and tutored writing and literature on the high school and college levels for over 25 years. He is passionate about all students' achieving their utmost potential and loves being present for those "a-ha moments" when learners move from confusion to understanding.... [More About Chris Nugent]
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]
Christina, a master tutor, has been teaching early elementary grades for more than 17 years. She has her M.A. in ESL and Education and B.A. in Psychology. She is creative, patient, and has a passion for teaching. She is very passionate about teaching early reading and math skills. Christina understands the importance of differentiating lessons based on student needs and learning styles. She provides individualized support and breaks down concepts that are easier to understand for a child who is struggling during a lesson. She also knows when to challenge students to become successful.. Chrisitna is very creative and likes to create hands-on lessons that are fun and engaging.... [More About Christina Fasanella]
Ciera, an expert tutor, graduated from Elon University in North Carolina in May 2015. At Elon, she majored in Early Childhood Education and had a minor in Spanish. She is a certified K-5 teacher and currently teaches third grade at North Star Academy Charter School of Newark. She was in a classroom setting observing, learning, and teaching every semester. In addition, she volunteered at the local Boys and Girls Club and tutored local elementary students. In her spare time, Ciera enjoys writing, spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering!... [More About Ciera Martinez]
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]
Dalila, a master tutor, graduated from The University of Florida, receiving B.Ch.E. She then earned an M.A. in education from Montclair State University. She holds certifications in physical science, bilingual/bicultural education. Daila is an educator with 17 years of experience as a public school teacher in the New Jersey area. She enjoys teaching chemistry, physics, environmental science and Earth science. Her main goal is to help her students succeed. She achieves this by listening to her students closely. With so many years of experience, she is able to sense if the student is learning at the proper rate and makes adjustments as needed. When Dalila is not teaching, she loves to cook for her family and children, appreciate a great book, and watch a movie or show. She can be found at the gym doing spinning, yoga, pilates and zumba!... [More About Dalila Rosenstrauch]
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]
Daria, an expert tutor, graduated from William Paterson University with a B.A. in communications and education. She fell in love with teaching after she worked her first job out of college as a teacher's assistant. Ever since, been working in the field of education; working with elementary aged children, especially students with disabilities as a special education teacher in Mahwah and Franklin Lakes.
Currently, she is in her second year as a special education teacher in Glen Ridge. She teaches resource language arts and mathematics to kindergarten through second grade students using a multi sensory approach. Her priority is to create a safe learning environment, where young learners try their best, build confidence, and take chances.
Currently, she is working towards earning her graduate degree through Augustana University with a concentration in reading. She is eager to learn more and implement newly taught strategies in school and during tutoring sessions!... [More About Daria Kibitelsky]
Darlene, a master tutor, is very passionate about teaching. Her undergraduate work was done at Upsala College. She received a B.A. in psychology, human resource management with a minor in business. Darlene joined East Orange school district in 2001 that is where she completed her M.A. in Teaching at Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan in 2006. During Darlene’s 15 years of teaching at Ecole Toussaint Louverture, she achieved teacher of the year twice, EOEA Teacher Pride Award and New Jersey Education Association(NJEA) Award for Excellence for her Social Etiquette program that is administrated throughout East Orange School District. Darlene has taught all subjects to students in grades 1-3. She loves to teach reading and math. She has taught those subjects to student in grade levels 1-5 in after-school programs for 4 years. Darlene has an elementary teaching certificate grades 1-8. Her teaching style is flexible according to the child's learning style. Most importantly, Darlene’s motto is learning is fun.... [More About Darlene 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 holds a Master's degree from American University in International Affairs and a Master's from Hunter in Mental Health Counseling. In addition, his Bachelor’s degree is from New York University. David is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in working with teens, young adults, families, and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Prior to beginning his counseling career, he was involved in international relations in Washington, DC, and lived in, and traveled to, over 30 countries. His diverse work and travel experience has allowed him to better appreciate the diversity of the human experience, and has enhanced his ability to connect with a diverse range of clients in a supportive and non-judgmental manner. His approach to counseling has also been informed by an extensive study of yoga and eastern philosophy. Whenever possible, he can be found in the mountains and rivers of New York and New Jersey, cooking and spending time with family.... [More About David Zimmer]
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.]
Dawn, an expert tutor, is a full-time Kindergarten teacher at St. Rose of Lima Academy. Dawn is a graduate of Montclair State University, Drew University and St. Thomas Aquinas College. Collaboration, being a team player, helping those in need and going the extra mile is what is important in every aspect of living. Dawn is a member of two book clubs and enjoys reading and discussions. In the summers, Dawn loves to spend time in the Adirondacks hiking, boating, kayaking and swimming and enjoying time with family and friends.... [More About Dawn Kepler Dingley]
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]
Dinah, a master tutor, has lived in California, Colorado, Nebraska, New York and now resides in New Jersey. She went to school in California and attended the University of California, San Diego, to earn her BA degree in Spanish/English Literature. At the University of California, Davis, she also earned her Life Elementary Education Teaching Certificate for K-9. At the University of Northern Colorado, she received her Masters of Arts Degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Dinah has worked in elementary education, bilingual education and English as a Second Language, working with children and adults throughout her career. With a variety of experience, she brings to her teaching a diversity of skills and creativity. Dinah is a professional who has much energy for her students to reach their goals.... [More About Dinah Raful]
Ebony, a master tutor, is a highly qualified English teacher of grades 6-12. She holds a M.Ed. along with a certification to teach students with disabilities. Ebony is currently working as a teacher in Roselle. She has tutoring experience and also a background in assisting students pursing higher education (college applications, personal statements, college essay, etc.). She has a passion for teaching and helping students reach their highest potential.... [More About Ebony Potts]
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]
Emily, an expert tutor, is a recent graduate from The University of North Carolina Wilmington, with a degree in Elementary Education and concentration in Mathematics and Technology. Throughout her years at UNCW, she volunteered in a variety of classrooms from grades K-8. These experiences helped Emily realize her passion for helping students realize their full potential inside the classroom and out. Emily is currently working in sixth-grade classrooms of all subjects as an instructional aide. In her spare time, Emily loves spending time with her dog, going to the beach and snowboarding.... [More About Emily Bejin]
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]
Eve, an expert tutor, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a B.S. with honors and high distinction. Eve very much enjoyed leading formal study groups and tutoring individual students while pursuing her degree. She was eventually hired to lead the formal study group program in organic chemistry at the university upon recognition of her demonstrated commitment to her students. Eve has experience tutoring all areas of science including biology, chemistry and Physics. She is a dynamic tutor who will happily personalize her teaching style to each student and help the student develop an individualized plan for success.... [More About Eve Rosenheck]
Bio Faith, an expert tutor, graduated from The College of New Jersey with a double major in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. Faith is highly-skilled in teaching struggling readers and writers. Faith is certified in preschool through third grade. She is a caring and passionate professional who strives to also create a passion for learning in each student and differentiate for each student's needs. Faith loves to see children learn and grow as they flourish in school. In her spare time, Faith enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with friends.... [More About Faith Walker]
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]
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]
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]
Jacqueline, a master tutor, currently teaches in the Newark Public School system. She specializes in tutoring mathematics. Jacqueline has three years of classroom teaching experience. She believes in a personalized approach to teaching that allows her students to feel excited about math and confident in their abilities. Jacqueline feels that math could be anyone's favorite subject, but that it takes being taught in a way that fits each student's specific personality. Jacqueline looks forward to working with students every day to help them see that they are capable and talented learners.... [More About Jacqueline Smith]
Jaime, an expert tutor, received her Master's Degree in Education with honors from Saint Peter's University. She has spent more than 10 years working in the field of education. After 8 years as a family liaison for a pre-k program, she pursued her teaching career. Jaime holds a standard teaching certification from the New Jersey Department of Education, licensing her to teach k-6th grade students. She has completed teaching assignments in Jersey City and Byram, NJ working with students at various elementary levels. She absolutely loves teaching and designing creative lesson plans meeting a variety of preferred learning styles. In her free time, Jaime enjoys writing, journaling, and spending time on Lake Mohawk.... [More About Jaime DiPaolo]
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, a master tutor, graduated cum laude from Arizona State University and has a passion for all things math related. She has a M.Ed. and a B.A. in psychology. Jessica is an Arizona native but moved to New Jersey to get a taste of the East Coast! Jessica is a certified teacher and has experience teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade! Next year she'll be teaching 2nd grade in East Brunswick. During her spare time, Jessica enjoys working with her local animal rescue, running nearby trails, and exploring the "Big Apple."... [More About Jessica Bricker]
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]
Joanna, a master tutor, has a Master's Degree in Curriculum Instruction. She is creative, patient, and has a love for teaching. Joanna has experience working in general ed and inclusion classrooms. She is currently a teacher assistant in Roseland, NJ. Joanna understands the importance of differentiating lessons based on students needs and learning styles. She provides individualized support and breaks down concepts that are easier to understand for a child who is struggling during a lesson. Joanna enjoys spending time with her two boys ages 8 and 10 working on STEM Projects.... [More About Joanna Franciscone]
Josh, a master tutor, received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and a M.A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He then began teaching middle school math in NYC. After seven years in an urban setting, he began teaching at a suburban private school in 2012. He loves to present math topics in different ways to meet different students' needs; nothing pleases him more than after several attempts, a new approach is met with, "Oh! Why didn't you teach it like that in the first place?"
When not teaching, Josh can be found reading, cheering on his Baltimore sports teams, engrossed in trivia, or more likely, playing with his two-year-old daughter.
Julie, a master tutor, is an accomplished elementary classroom teacher and currently teaches middle school math to students in 6th and 8th grades. She also worked as a math specialist providing in-class and small group instruction and is experienced teaching Singapore Math. Julie received her B.S. from Cornell University and her MBA from New York University. She became a fully certified NJ state K-8 in 2005 and has worked in both public and private school settings. She has spent many years tutoring students privately, especially in math. She helps students work on organization and time management skills as well. Julie also has experience working with general education and special education in both formal and informal settings. She works to help students realize their potential, by identifying strengths and incorporating that into her instruction to help make all students successful.... [More About Julie Ginns]
Kaitlyn, an expert tutor, is a graduate student at Fairleigh Dickinson University, working towards her Masters in Education and Special Education certification. She received her BA in Psychology, where she was able to focus on child and adolescent development, and theories of learning. Kaitlyn is originally from NY where she was a PASE summer teaching fellow as well as an Assistant ELA instructor for the Boys Club of NY. Her passion is teaching kids how to be confident, engaged learners.
When she is not focused on education, Kaitlyn enjoys cooking, swimming and staying involved on campus. She has two rescue dogs! She also speaks Spanish and would love to learn a third language.... [More About Kaitlyn Rivera]
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]
Kellie, an expert tutor, graduated with high honors and earned her B.A. from Rider University. She has a second major in psychology and a concentration in special education. She enjoys teaching both language arts and math to her students at the elementary and middle school level. Her experience spans over teaching in a public, private and charter school setting. She enjoys working one-on-one with students and personalizing teaching approaches to best fit each students’ needs. Currently, Kellie is working with 3rd, 4th, 5th grade students. She provides one-on-one instruction to struggling students in these grade levels. Kellie was a competitive swimmer from the age of three and continues to enjoy swimming in her free time. She was an avid swimmer in high school and through her college years, and has enjoyed teaching swim lessons to children and adults for nine summers in both Philadelphia and New York. One of her favorite parts of teaching swim lessons was helping students, young and old, through the process of overcoming their fear of the water. This has taught her to be very patient and encouraging with her approach to teaching. She strongly believes that anyone can learn anything with the right approach to the material and dedication to mastering small goals on the way to achieving a larger goal. When she is not tutoring Kellie enjoys reading, listening to music, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.... [More About Kellie Ford]
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]
Linda, a master tutor, is a recently retired educator who is passionate about teaching. With experience teaching pre-school through 6th grade, Linda comes to Teacher Tutors with 43 years of educating young students. Linda received her Masters of Arts in Education degree from Graceland University. She continued on to earn 30 more graduate credits in Differentiated Instruction. She is trained in Orton Gillingham, Teacher’s College Writing Workshop, Handwriting without Tears, and Math in Focus. Very skilled at making her students feel secure, she builds confidence by using positive praise. She is extremely patient and likes building skills using interests of her students.... [More About Linda Bowden]
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]
Lisa, a master tutor, is an experienced teacher who has worked in basic skills and reading and writing for 20 years. Lisa has also tutored students one-on-one and worked with small groups for 7+ years. With a passion for learning, Lisa strives to instill this in the students she teaches and tutors. Through her dedication and her ability to connect learning to real-world experiences, Lisa has created a solid foundation in her students' lives leading them to becoming life-long learners. Lisa currently is a 5th grade teacher and has been teaching 5th graders for the last 4 years. She has also taught pre-k through 8th grade during her tenure as an educator.... [More About Lisa Rogers]
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]
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]
Marcel, a master tutor, completed Medical School and is now in his 4th year of his residency program at Duke. Marcel taught chemistry formally at an urban high school before attending Medical School. Overall, he has 11 years of tutoring experience and is successful with his energetic, passionate and boisterous personality. Marcel likes to tutor through style of attrition where he will present the most difficult questions possible so that the student can struggle through and then they can work together to get the answer. This helps to make the student feel more comfortable with material faster because once they are in the classroom things are easier.... [More About Marcel Castor]
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]
Marie, a master tutor, has a B.A. in elementary education and speech. She earned her M.A. in speech therapy shortly after. Marie also earned 30 credits beyond her M.A. in the field of education. She is a retired teacher with 38 years of experience teaching at Harding Elementary School in Kenilworth, NJ. Marie has taught first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grades and has tutored elementary and higher grade level students. Marie's seasoned background in phonics and speech correction increases her productivity when tutoring reading, especially with children at risk. She has extensive training in the latest techniques in teaching for comprehension. This enhances her ability to tutor math using various styles and methods. Creative writing and teaching writing skills with correct mechanics are also areas in which Marie excels. She helps students achieve proficient and advanced proficient scores on NJ state tests. Marie has had a very successful teaching career, is devoted to her profession, and enjoys working with children and young adults. Marie presently substitute teaches in Kenilworth and Livingston, New Jersey. This provides her with current incite to curriculum and state standards.... [More About Marie Forcella]
Marisa, a master tutor, currently teaches Spanish 1, 2 and 2 Honors. Spanish is her first language and grammar is her passion in any language. Marisa is also fluent in Italian and is able to teach basic levels. Marisa received her BS from Montclair State University and earned her Masters in Education from Seton Hall University. Marisa also has 32 postgraduate credits in Special Education. She loves to travel, hike, ride her mountain bike and ski. She is the advisor of the Ski Club at the high school where she teaches. She also advises the Operation Smile Club, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Club and the Russian Club.... [More About Marisa Vosa]
Matt, an expert tutor, is an educator with a background in journalism, philosophy, business, and Chinese language arts (Mandarin and Cantonese dialects). Since 2005, Matt has participated in various Vassar College academic programs, traveling to major cities in China, as well as Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Paris and Berlin for academic research and tutoring local students in those cities. As a result, he has completed research projects focusing on cross-cultural comparisons and learning styles in different countries. He has also worked as a business news journalist and researcher. Matt has experience working with elementary, middle and high school students both in the states and abroad. He believes in using interactive technologies and real-world examples to make tutoring fun and relevant for students. His familiarity and experiences with traditional and innovative teaching methods help students of different levels and backgrounds learn at their potential.... [More About Matthew Leung]
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]
Maya, an expert tutor,gratuated from Rutgers with a B.A. in Electronic Art. She uses her unique background and high energy to make learning fun and exciting. Maya has worked with children in education for many years in a variety of fields. Currently, she is teaching mixed age private preschool. In her spare time she creates costumes, writes, reads books, and spends time with her family.... [More About Maya Hanks]
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]
Melissa, a master tutor, is an enthusiastic elementary school teacher. She has dual certification in early grades and special education as well as a bachelor's degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Melissa is a highly qualified special education teacher and has 2 years of experience teaching kindergarten through third grade as a learning support teacher in reading, writing, and math, for the School District of Philadelphia. Previously, Melissa taught 4th-grade learning support in Neshaminy School District. Melissa is confident in creating lessons and activities that are geared towards your child's specific needs, so they are able to reach their full potential. When Melissa has spare time she loves to spend it with friends and family. She also loves to travel.... [More About Melissa Marchand]
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]
Mike, a master tutor, has graduated from McNair High in Jersey City and was recruited for basketball at Centenary College in Hackettstown New Jersey. While at Centenary, he was invited to attend a M.I.P (Mathematics Is Power) program at Stevens Tech in Hoboken. He placed first on the entrance exam and first on the post test for completing Calculus II. Mike has been teaching for twelve years on the high school level. His motto is that mathematics is life, and life is logic. Students have the ability to understand mathematics at any level. math is not magic and tricks, it is just logic.... [More About Michael Jeter]
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]
Mike, a master tutor, knows that no one excels at everything all of the time. His goal as your child's tutor is to help her or him through the rough spots and to teach strategies to help your child gain strength, confidence, and master skills. As a New Jersey certified teacher, he is familiar with modern pedagogy and expected grade-level appropriate skill sets from writing and grammar through understanding Shakespeare and modern classics. Mike has experience teaching at the high school level. He has worked with students in basic skills programs and those in honors courses. Mike is passionate about literature and composition and has a talent for making written words come to life. Mike has a very passionate and energetic approach to teaching and enjoys when students become enthusiastic about their writing. He looks forward to the opportunity to help students see their potential and achieve beyond their goals.... [More About Mike Skara]
Myriam, a master tutor, earned her M.A. in urban education with a specialization in ESL has allowed her to better assist students in many areas of literacy. She has been an educator for over a decade, and has experience mentoring students with study techniques, reviewing college and high school research papers using MLA or APA format, implementing writing strategies for essays, and improving vocabulary during reading comprehension. In addition, Myriam's instructional experience as a social studies teacher combined with her dual majors (undergraduate degree) in history and political science have enabled her to provide and examine different aspects of history for historical context. If a student struggles with memorizing timelines, analyzing political cartoons, or understanding primary and secondary resources, Myriam has creative strategies to help said student. As an educator, she provides pupils with the necessary tools to succeed in both academia and in life. In her spare time, Myriam enjoys painting and playing tennis.... [More About Myriam Saint-Jean]
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]
Neil, a master tutor, has an M.Ed. from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Neil is a certified teacher with specializations in Spanish and Italian. He is an educator with almost 31 years of experience tutoring middle and high school students. Neil currently teaches 7th grade Italian at the middle school as well as Italian I and II in high school. Neil tailors his tutoring sessions based on student needs and learning styles. Neil establishes a rapport with his students in order that they feel at ease, and thus, learn accordingly. He builds confidence in his students' abilities by supporting and encouraging them. During his tutoring sessions, Neil injects fun activities which stimulate further learning. Neil enjoys reading, exercising, and listening to music.... [More About Neil Carrozza]
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, 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]
Nicole, a master tutor, graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in Childhood Education, Special Education, and Psychology. She has worked as a teacher in the New York City public schools for the past 7 years for students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 5. Over the past 7 years, Nicole has learned many strategies and interventions to help students overcome any academic challenges that they may be facing. As both a general education teacher and a special education teacher, Nicole has worked with many students who have learning disabilities and IEPs. Nicole utilizes her many years of experience to create customized lessons and activities for the students she is tutoring.... [More About Nicole Cianciotta]
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]
Ofelia, a master tutor, graduated Kean University, earning a Spanish teacher certification. She has been working as an instructional assistant in the world languages department specializing in Spanish, as well as the special education department at West Orange High School in West Orange, NJ.
She is a certified Spanish teacher with 8 years of experience as an instructional assistant at the high school level. Ofelia is a compassionate and enthusiastic tutor who possesses a unique mixture of experience and skills. Her teaching philosophy is based on integrity, a positive attitude, as well as the ability to adapt quickly to new ideas and situations. In a class setting, she will enhance development and encourage ongoing achievement.
In her spare time she loves to read, dance zumba and listen to Latin music.
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]
Rebekah, a master tutor, has been teaching kindergarten for nine years and loves every minute of it. She graduated in 2006 with a dual certification in early childhood and elementary education from Kean University. In addition to her dual certification, she recently received her M.A. in educational leadership from Seton Hall. She loves motivating children and watching them succeed! When she is not working with children, she can be found running, hiking and exploring the outdoors!... [More About Rebekah Catalano]
Reginald attended Montclair State University, where he earned his Bachelors degree in Mathematics and is currently earning his Masters in Education. His experience in tutoring ranges from primary school (K-5) all the way to high school. He has coached students in mathematics and the sciences such as physics and chemistry at Montclair Kimberley Academy for 5 years! He makes learning math fun and easy. In his free time, Reginald enjoys watching football. He favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles! He is looking forward to helping you pass your next class.... [More About Reginald Miles]
Richard, an expert tutor, earned his M.A.F. and is a literature lover with a M.A. and a film buff with an B.A. in film theory and production. Richard is an adjunct professor of writing at Kean University and Union County College. Richard is a very unique tutor with vast abilities. He is an experienced middle school, high school, and college level tutor. In addition to being a certified secondary school teacher, he is a fiction writer. Richard believes that writing can and should be inspiring, even fun. He does his best to transform the process into one of discovery and excitement. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, reading, and spending time with his family.... [More About Richard Squires]
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]
Ruth, a master tutor, has been teaching in public schools for many years. She loves working with students one-on-one because it is a great way to make connections and achieve success with the learning objectives. Ruth has a love for animals and the outdoors. In the past, she has had a variety of pets including horses, chickens, pigs, a cow, along with dogs and cats. Currently, she has just one pet, a rescue cat, named Cowboy.... [More About Ruth Tauriello]
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]
Ryanne, a master tutor, is a dedicated, innovative, adaptable teacher with a passion for education demonstrated by 11 years of experience in 3 different countries.
Ryanne most recently has taught 1st grade, 4th grade and 5th grade in New Jersey. She is an experienced Singapore math educator. Additionally, Ryanne has taught senior management professionals in Madrid, wrote Spanish curriculum and taught Spanish and ESL to Elementary level students. She also worked as the Senior English Language Teacher assisting k-7th grade students. In the UK, Ryanne taught k-5th grade students.
Ryanne is a hardworking and self-motivated educator who strives to meet the needs of all students and to provide an atmosphere conducive to enjoyable learning. Ryanne has superior interpersonal skills allowing to consistently maintain excellent relations with students, parents, faculty, and administrators.... [More About Ryanne Edwards]
Saarah has over 10 years of teaching experience and enjoys working with students of all ages. She has been a STEM instructor for the last 3 years in New Jersey. She received her master's degree in Sustainability and Leadership and enjoys incorporating creativity in her classes. She is very passionate about taking care of the planet and teaching STEM related skills while making sure that her students are able to understand the material being taught on an individual basis. Saarah caters to her students' individual and unique learning styles in order to connect and engage with them in a meaningful and successful way. She enjoys reading and spending time in nature.... [More About Saarah Latif]
Sally, an expert tutor, has been a professional educator for the past three years. She has had the pleasure of reaching out to students ranging in all ages in order to assist them with algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and calculus. When she is not assisting students, she's always looking for new ways to expand her knowledge and teaching approaches with fun tactics in order to make the learning process beneficial to not only her but the student as well. Sally has hosted tutoring sessions, made quizzes and tests, and assisted with SATs on multiple occasions.... [More About Sally Amoakoh]
Shaneze, a master tutor, has been tutoring for over 10 years for students ranging in ages 8-25. She's tutored in math, science, language arts and standardized tests. In undergrad, she tutored science/pre-med majors and as a result of her students excelling, she was offered a position to be a part-time biology professor at Rutgers. She loves bonding and connecting with her students. She is extremely flexible and will adapt to the learning style/needs of each student. She also creates her own lesson plans and tests that format real exams!... [More About Shaneze Gayle]
Shari's passion for the study of literature, research and writing has been the focus of her career for over 31 years. She was a high school English teacher in Edison for 8 years. For the past 23 years, she has enjoyed being the librarian of JP Stevens High School in Edison. Shari is passionate about her work because she has the opportunity to interact with and instruct all of the students in the school. Her goal is to help students develop skills necessary to succeed outside of and beyond high school and become lifelong learners. Shari loves spending time with her now adult children! And, in her spare time, she reads, runs and travels.... [More About Shari Stein]
Shellie, a master tutor, graduated from Pennsylvania State University, earning a B.A. in journalism and history. She is an experienced communications executive, former teacher, and adjunct college professor. Her talent is making complex concepts clear and bringing out the best in students challenged by their English courses and examinations. Shellie is available to tutor in all aspects of the English language and written communication: grammar and syntax; literature comprehension; research skills, writing and paper preparation. Shellie also tutors students to prepare for the English and written portions of the ACT, PSAT and ACT exams. Shellie's philosophy is to balance the student's short-term interest in a good grade with the essential long-term need for improving overall writing and critical thinking skills. A student should never become dependent on tutoring. Shellie's focus is to encourage students to think for themselves and to become confident in their own, improving skills.... [More About Shellie Roth]
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]
Stephanie, a master tutor, taught grades 6-12 for over forty years in both public and independent schools. Stephanie taught English as well as Film Studies. Stephanie is an avid reader, loves film and developing her own photography skills. She also does needlework and is a teaching docent at a museum in New York City.... [More About Stephanie Acquadro]
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]
Suezette, a master tutor, has a MFA in Writing and Poetry. She is also a certied teaching with a literacy specialty. She has taught for over 20 years, working with students from grades 6-12 and students at a variety of ability levels. Suezette has specific experience in: SAT Prep, College Essays and Applications, SSAT Prep, Writing Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Enrichment Activities, and Creative Writing. Suezette loves working with students to help them achieve their learning goals and needs.... [More About Suezette Given]
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]
Tarah, a master tutor, graduated UNCP, earning a B.A. in education. She is a professional educator specializing in reading and math. She has spent the last three years teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Tarah has a strong passion for teaching children. Her number one goal is providing the best support to her students to ensure their growth and academic success. She also strives to assist with preparing them for their future. Tarah has experience tutoring 2nd through 5th grade.... [More About Tarah Noel]
Thomas, a master tutor, graduated from Rutgers in 2014, earning his B.A. in mathematics has been teaching/tutoring students since his junior year at Rutgers University. He has worked with students from 3rd grade through 12th grade. He currently works at Cedar Grove High School where he teaches honors geometry, algebra II, and pre-calculus. Math has always been a subject he's enjoyed teaching because although it looks intimidating, it can be so simple when taught properly. One of his great enjoyments is seeing that "light bulb," moment when a student understands a concept and begins to challenge him or herself. He always encourages his students to ask questions and never wants them to be afraid to admit they do not understand something. He loves being able to build connections with his students and find out what they like outside of the classroom. In addition to teaching and tutoring, Thomas also coaches girls soccer and spring track. Sports were a big part of his life growing up and he greatly enjoys being able to share his knowledge with his athletes.... [More About Thomas Moogan]
Tom, an expert tutor, is a graduate of Montclair State University. Specializing in social studies education, Thomas has been committed to providing students with engaging lessons and has worked with many different grade levels. Through Montclair State University, Thomas has learned a vast amount of techniques to best serve his students. Thomas has also earned his graduate degree from Louisiana State University in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition to social studies education, Thomas has also worked as a writing and reading coach for college students, helped individuals obtain their GED, and tutored students in preparation for the SAT/ACT. Thomas is currently working as a teacher in Livingston, NJ. In his spare time, Thomas likes to read, play volleyball, and do volunteer work with various charities.... [More About Tom Montesion]
Uri, an expert tutor, has a B.S. in industrial engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Bilingual Education, and a teaching certification in mathematics. He has taught at Perth Amboy High School and is currently teaching in the Elizabeth Public Schools. He also has experience working as a substitute classroom teacher in Middlesex County for grades k-12. Uri tutors mathematics and Spanish to children and adults of all levels. He loves to cook, watch movies, listen to music, and travel. Uri has an extraordinary amount of patience as a teacher and enjoys finding each student’s ideal learning style.... [More About Uri Perez]
Valerie, a master tutor, is a certified elementary and special education teacher with 8 years of tutoring experience. She has a B.A.Ed. from Rider University. She also earned a special education k-8 certification from Centenary College. Lastly, she's earned an M.A. in educational technology from Marygrove College. She has training in Orton-Gillingham and Wilson multi sensory reading programs. She has taught in both general education and special education settings (self-contained, resource room, in-class support and inclusion.) She's worked with students from kindergarten through 8th grade in diverse, blue ribbon New Jersey school districts. Currently, Valerie is a learning specialist at Golda Och Academy, working primarily with students in kindergarten and 3rd grade. She specializes in providing differentiated instruction and making the appropriate accommodations to meet the needs of every student. This allows them to build confidence and reach their fullest potential. In her spare time, Valerie loves to read, jog, and go hiking.... [More About Valerie Bloch]
Valeryia, a master tutor, earned her degree in Sociology from Belorussian State University in Minsk, Belarus. She also studied Sociology and Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. When she moved to the US, Valeryia furthered her studies by earning a Masters in French at Montclair State University. Veleryia is a very experienced teacher and tutor in both French and Russian. She has taught on both the high school and college levels, and looks forward to working with students to further improve their foreign language skills.... [More About Valeryia Morozov]
Vashanna, a master tutor, is an educator who graduated from Albright College with a B.S. in psychology. She is a certified elementary teacher (k-6.) Vashanna has been teaching 3rd grade for 5 years and has worked with a wide range of students. She is dedicated to creating lessons that ensure students reach their academic potentials. In her spare time she loves to dance and read. Her favorite childhood book is Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume!... [More About Vashanna Fraser]
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.
Wendi, a master tutor, graduated from Keene State College, earning a B.S. in elementary education and geography. Wendi has a mission as a certified and highly proficient teacher with 25 plus years of experience (including 17 years in a top performing school district,) to not only guide, but to engage her students in making their way through the world. Wendi specializes in English/language arts. She believes that all students can become active learners in all aspects of their lives. Wendi builds her students' self esteem through respect, compassion, and understanding, so that they will have the highest regard for themselves. This enables them to face any situation head on in a positive manner and with a positive outlook. Through Wendi's motivation, encouragement, and enthusiasm, she instills in all students to recognize that they are capable of learning new solutions to challenges they face daily. Wendi communicates, through her students, that with these empowering skills and high expectations they set for themselves, that they can achieve their goals. Wendi wants all her students to know that success is for everybody who is believed in. Wendi wholeheartedly, without a doubt, believes in each and everyone! As Christopher Robin once said to Pooh, "When we're not together...there is something you must always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Wendi also believes that a teacher is forever learning and growing professionally. Wendi has implemented the best strategies from some of the best in the educational field, such as Jen Serravallo's reading and writing strategies books and Lucy Calkins' Units of Study in Reading and Writing workshop. Wendi is trained yearly to administer the PARCC test and highly adept in PARCC practice.... [More About Wendi Weglarz-Janisheski]
Zak, a master tutor, graduated from Montclair State University with his Masters in Pure & Applied Mathematics. He has been tutoring children and adults of all ages since 2010, with a focus on mathematics, but has experience with many additional subjects as well, including grammar, science, and SAT prep. Since 2016, Zak has been teaching college math classes in various locations, like Montclair State University, Kean University, and to the incarcerated population in the NJ prison system through Raritan Valley Community College. He really enjoys connecting with students and is constantly seeking new ways to explain concepts so that the ideas click with each student's unique way of thinking. Outside of the realm of math, Zak is a language enthusiast and an aspiring polyglot, always working on learning new languages!... [More About Zak Dagnall]
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