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Aaron, an expert tutor, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in cognitive science in 2021, with a focus on linguistics and childhood development. He has been teaching private math classes and religious school since early 2020, working with a diverse student population ranging from elementary school students to high schoolers studying for SATs and Subject Tests. He considers education a lifelong passion, and is looking to pursue a masters in education as graduate schools begin to open up. Aaron believes that STEAM education should go beyond memorization and repetition, and looks to foster creativity and critical thinking skills in students which help them not just learn how to ace a test, but to think like a scientist or a writer and have fun doing it. When he's not teaching, Aaron is reading, listening to or playing music, and running tabletop games.... [More About Aaron Cooper]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
Dino, a master tutor, obtained his bachelor’s degree at Jersey City State College and his master’s degree in Cinema Studies at The College of Staten Island (City University of New York). Dino is an Achievement Specialist at a K-8 school in Hudson County. He specializes in working with students in both Language Arts and Math in a small group setting within the classroom. Dino works with students that are struggling and helps them achieve success during any given lesson. Dino has also taught essay writing, creative writing, screenwriting and other basic film courses at local colleges and universities. Dino is an award-winning screenwriter and has been writing screenplays for some time. His screenplays (both feature-length and shorts) have won various accolades in national and international screenplay contests over the past decade. Dino also self-published his own original comic books, and has worked with talented artists from the area.... [More About Dino Barlaam]
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]
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.]
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]
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]
Erica, an expert tutor, graduated from Seton Hall with a M.Ed. and is currently working with students who are dealing with emotional or behavioral difficulties in grades K-12. She is also an experienced 3rd-grade teacher who has worked with students in grades K-12 in language arts, reading, writing, math, science, and history. She believes that every child can learn, no matter what circumstances each faces. Erica develops a relationship with each student that helps inspire them to want to learn on a daily basis and makes learning fun. Erica has worked with special education students, gifted students, and all students in between. Her strengths include language arts, reading, writing, American history, Music, Art, and Science (Math and Science through 8th grade).... [More About Erica Perry]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Katelyn, a master tutor, has been working in early childhood education for over six years. Katelyn loves working with young children, and helping them succeed in every possible way! As a early childhood educator in Kenilworth, Katelyn has been able to work with a variety of grade levels, and has a strong background in reading and language arts instruction. On a daily basis, Katelyn has the opportunity to implement different learning strategies in her classroom (such as Smart Boards, interactive tables, writing workshop, Apple products, and everyday math) so the students can learn topics in various ways. Professionally, she has worked as a reading teacher in California, and written language arts and reading curriculum for the elementary and junior high school level. She always strives to be the best teacher she can be, and aims to help her students to achieve their best as well. In her leisure Katelyn enjoys, reading, yoga, and spending time with her husband and baby girl.... [More About Katelyn Moya]
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]
Lauren, a master tutor, is looking forward to her M.A. in social studies education at Columbia University. During her undergraduate career, she was a tutor for her college, focusing in writing and reading strategies. is currently, a 5th year high school history teacher in New Jersey. She teaches students of all ability levels, and has experience working with students with special needs. She specializes in writing and critical reading strategies and help for both standardized assessments and school-help.... [More About Lauren Wells]
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]
Laurence, a master tutor, having graduated Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, and Rutgers University with a B.A. in Chemistry. He started tutoring when he was fourteen years old. A neighbor asked him to help her daughter with pre-algebra and he obliged. He must have been good, because soon after, he was being asked by other parents to help their children with math and science. When he began tutoring, he discovered that he enjoyed helping other people learn. Laurence has found that there is nothing more rewarding that seeing the light of comprehension click on in a student's eyes when they've suddenly understood something. By the time he graduated high school, Laurence had tutored more than a dozen people. Over the past twleve years, Laurence have enjoyed tutoring immensely. Laurence tutors: pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus I/AB, calculus II/BC, high school physics, AP physics I, AP physics II, AP physics C, general relativity, quantum mechanics, special relativity, high school chemistry, AP chemistry, and several other subjects. Laurence has also helped prepare students for the math portion of the SAT.... [More About Laurence Giordano]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Marissa, an expert tutor, is certified to teach elementary education, grades k-6 and special education grade k-12. She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in psychology and a M.A. in elementary education and special education. Marissa is currently a middle school mathematics resource teacher; teaching grades 6,7, and 8. Marissa is passionate about teaching and hopes to share her love of learning math with students whom she teaches. Marissa is a dedicated educator who wants to teach students various strategies to help them succeed, in a fun and engaging way, which adheres to each student’s individual learning style.... [More About Marissa Kane]
Martin, a master tutor, is a highly motivated math and science tutor with over 15 years of experience. He has over 10 years of hands-on experience working as a research chemist in Research & Development (R&D), developing consumer goods with scientific knowledge and research. Martin is patient, articulate and able to convey science concepts to his students with everyday examples that makes science fun and interesting. Martin believes that with hard work, focus and determination, students can master and enjoy science as well as improve their school grades. In his free time, Martin enjoys basketball, soccer and solving word problems, Sudoku, and logic puzzles.... [More About MARTIN ASARE]
Matt, a master tutor, graduated from Stockton University with a B.S. in Marine Science and a B.A. in Education. After graduating in 2012, Matt decided to get some field experience and shipped off to Alaska to work as a Marine Biologist on fishing boats. Matt returned the following year to begin his teaching career in the Edison Township School District, where has been for 5 years. When Matt is off in the summer, he has worked as an English teacher in France, and for the past 2 years works for a company called Rein Teen Tours, where he supervises teenagers on a summer adventure touring the world. Matt believes that all students should have an interactive learning experience, and makes learning fun so students strive to become life long learners. Matt is adaptable in any situation and rises to any challenge presented. His goal is to ensure his students are confident in their abilities. When Matt has free time, he enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures, working out, and practicing mixed martial arts.... [More About Matthew Mawn]
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]
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]
Denise, an expert tutor, graduated from Kean University with a B.A. in Mathematical Sciences. She is currently working as a 5th and 6th grade math teacher. Denise has a K-6 and Middle School Math (6-8)certificate. She has worked as a substitute teacher, paraprofessional and has experience working with Pre-K through 8th grade students. Denise also has been a tutor for more than 4 years and has experience working with children who have special needs. She has a very strong passion for math and loves teaching others. Denise is fluent in Portuguese and travels to Portugal every 2 years. Her first language was Portuguese since that was the only language spoken at home. Denise is determined, committed and motivational. She's aware that everyone has a different style of learning, so she accommodates the lessons based on the student's interest. One of her greatest accomplishments is seeing her students progress and master the concepts being taught. Denise loves teaching and working with students.... [More About Denise M]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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, graduated from New Jersey City University with a B.A. in history. She is a middle school math teacher and has been for 15 years. She is certified for 5th through 8th grade math, Common Core understanding of subject matter including algebra and geometry, k-5 elementary education Common Core understanding of language arts - writing as well as grammar, and social studies 5-12 understanding that not every child appreciates the early rise of the Americas. She enjoys teaching and has worked with a variety of learners. She plays tennis as well as swims. She enjoys reading and crocheting in her spare time.... [More About Cheryl Lewandoski]
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]
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]
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]
Bob, a master tutor, graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A. in history and telecommunications management and also earned his M.A. in educational administration. Bob has been a teacher since 1984, and he consider it to be his life’s work. At present he is a history teacher at Madison High School in Madison, where he's taught for 25 years and is an adjunct professor in the history and social science department at Middlesex County College. He also has 8 years experience as an education professor teaching the New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey (NPTNJ) courses, a state-approved alternate route program, at Raritan Valley Community College. Bob believes that students respond to creative, focused, personalized instruction, and that's how he approaches tutoring and teaching. He also strives to give his students the confidence and skills to succeed in any academic endeavor. When he's not teaching, Bob likes to swim, walk, read and tell funny stories.... [More About Bob Grundfest]
Emily, a master tutor, graduated from Montclair State University in 2007 with a B.F.A. in dance. She taught after school dance programs in publics schools upon graduation, this is where she fell in love with education. Emily returned to Montclair for her elementary Teaching Certificate. She is certified in grades K - 5. Emily has been a full day kindergarten teacher for 3 years in public school. She has a passion for teaching the foundations of reading, comprehension, and writing! Emily creates a fun and positive learning environment for her students so they can gain the confidence needed to be successful. Emily continues to teach dance, spend time with her family, and read in her time away from school!... [More About Emily Mamrak]
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]
Mark, a master tutor, is an educator with over 25 years of experience teaching college English and writing. He has a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a M.A. from Georgetown, and a Ph.D ABD from Temple University in English and American literature. Mark also has experience teaching the SAT verbal section. Currently he teaches English and writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, County College of Morris, and Raritan Valley Community College. His teaching philosophy is that while maintaining high standards in academia, he can then devote himself to being his pupil's ally in achieving those standards. Mark is a fitness fanatic and runner while also having a passion for social service and volunteering.... [More About Mark Raines]
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]
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]
Ron, a master tutor, is a retired chemical engineer with more than thirty-five years of project management experience. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from New York University, and his Master of Engineering from The City College of New York, both in Chemical Engineering. Concurrently with his long-term engineering career, Ron went back to graduate school and obtained a Master of Arts in Education as well as his Professional Clear California State Teaching Credential from Azusa Pacific University. He has more than fifteen years of classroom experience, as both a high school math and science teacher, and adjunct professor of mathematics at Argosy University in California. Throughout his teaching career, Ron has tutored elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students in all levels of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, in both public and private environments. While he was raising his children in Westchester County, New York, Ron served seven years as a Trustee of the Board of Education of the Yorktown Central School District, as well as volunteering for many activities within the district schools. During that same time period, he owned and operated (along with his wife) the Open Day Pre-School in Mohegan Lake, New York. Finally, Ron is a veteran of the United States Army, with active service during the Vietnam War.... [More About Ron Ambrosini]
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]
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]
Salvatore, a master tutor, graduated from Kean with a Bachelor's degree in English and then earned his Post-baccalaureate Teaching Certification. Since then, he has been teaching English and yearbook classes at Colonia High School. Salvatore has worked with students of all ages and learning abilities. What he focuses on most with his students is the ability to boost their reading comprehension and to be able to write a well-organized, focused paper. In addition to these two ideas, he works with students to find their own voice instead of simply regurgitating information back. He never teaches a story the same way twice to keep the material fresh and adapts it to our current society. One of the most rewarding classes he teaches is a class where he works with Senior students who have yet to fulfill their graduation requirements. In the past two years, he has had a 100% success rate in helping students fulfill their requirement before having to take part in a state portfolio assessment. He has also worked with Seniors on refining their college essays and helping them plan out their post-high school education plans. In addition to teaching, Salvatore was the high school adviser for the joint venture with Colonia Middle School in the Big Brother/Big Sister Mentor Program.... [More About Salvatore Cerchio]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Phyllis, a master tutor, graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth. She has been teaching at the elementary level for 18 years in Union, New Jersey. Phyllis has taught fourth grade for 12 years and third grade for 6 years. Phyllis has been tutoring for over 15 years and has focused on math, reading comprehension, study skills, and the writing process. She is an enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated teacher. Phyllis wants all of her students to grow academically and will work diligently to help them reach their goals.... [More About Phyllis Pepe]
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.
Joel, a master tutor, is a dynamic and innovative educator with over 25 years of experience as a principal and teacher. He has a BA in Education and teacher certification from the University of Manitoba in Canada and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Touro College. He has extensive experience working with students who have learning differences and focuses on both academic remediation and building positive self-esteem. He currently is a faculty member of a Learning Center Division of a private school in Brooklyn, in addition to working with his private tutoring clients. His excellent communication skills have motivated and inspired students to achieve both academic and personal success. He particularly enjoys helping students acquire the gift of reading and is a certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner. In his limited spare time, Joel enjoys reading literary fiction and hiking scenic trails. His experience and background in both education and mental health would be valuable assets to help your child gain academic achievement and improved self-confidence.... [More About JOEL KENIGSBERG]
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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