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Meet Our Tutors
 

Cathy 

Cathy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors Degree. Following her life long dream, she immediately went on to continue her education at Columbia University, Teachers College where she received her Masters in Special Education. After working a couple of years for the NYC Board of Education, Cathy joined the faculty at Jericho Public Schools as a Resource Room Teacher providing support for elementary aged students acquiring basic skills in reading, writing and math. Cathy specializes in study skills and strategies for becoming independent learners. With over 20 years experience teaching Cathy has enormous experience modifying curriculum to meet the needs of her students and finding unique ways to support all learners!

She has experience teaching students with a variety of disabilities including Speech and Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cathy has served as a private tutor for students of all ages. She assesses the student in order to develop a comprehensive, personalized and effective plan, She also serves as an intervention specialist, breaking down difficult concepts to make them easier for students to grasp. Cathy provides assistance with homework in all academic subjects, with an emphasis on reading, writing and mathematics. She strives to make each lesson as engaging as possible, helping the student look forward to subsequent sessions. She updates parents by sending detailed emails outlining the areas of strengths and weaknesses. She looks forward to working with you and your child!

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Lauren 

Lauren is a graduate from the University of Scranton where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Additionally, she earned her Master’s Degree in Literacy at Long Island University.

Lauren began working in the New York City public school system in 2005. Throughout her tenure she has worked in the Bronx and Brooklyn teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Currently, Lauren teaches on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in an integrated co-teaching classroom setting.

Throughout her twelve years of working in the public school system, Lauren has developed extensive experience in both teaching and grading the New York State Assessments. She utilizes this knowledge when carefully designing meaningful, individualized instruction that aligns with the current Common Core Learning Standards.

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Carly 

After receiving her MBA in Human Resources, Carly knew she had to follow her passion for teaching. She completed her Masters Degree at New York University in Childhood Education. Ever since, she has taught at PS9 on The Upper West Side. She has had the privilege of working in both a general education classroom and an integrated co-teaching (ICT) classroom, collaborating with co-teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals to provide a diverse group of students with access to curriculum and success with the Common Core State Standards. She teaches English Language Learners and students with a variety of disabilities including Speech and Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. While at PS 9, she has also become certified in the Orton Gillingham Multisensory Approach of reading and writing instruction.

Carly has served as a private tutor for students of all ages. For test preparation lessons, she assesses the student in order to develop a comprehensive, personalized and effective plan. She provides weekly exercises for the student to practice independently, ensuring that she/he is well-prepared for the material likely to be on the exam. Along with these test-prep strategies, she also serves as an intervention specialist, breaking down difficult concepts to make them easier for students to grasp. Carly provides assistance with homework in all academic subjects, with an emphasis on reading, writing and mathematics. She strives to make each lesson as engaging as possible, helping the student look forward to subsequent sessions. She updates parents by sending detailed emails outlining the areas of strengths and weaknesses. She looks forward to working with you and your child!

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Samantha 

Samantha graduated from the University of Delaware’s teaching program, earning a dual degree in elementary education and special education grades 1-6. She has always loved working with children and inspiring them to be the best they can possibly be. In any educational setting Samantha is in, she always puts her best foot forward, encouraging her students to fall in love with learning and reach their upmost potential. Whenever she teaches she always thinks back to her philosophy “Tell me and I Forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin. It is her lifetime goal and desire to give back to her students, to change their lives in more ways than one, and to create a learning environment filled with laughter, joy, and determination as she teaches her students and her students teach her.

Samantha currently teaches 6th grade social studies in a public school at PS/MS 206 in East Harlem. She also is receiving her Master’s degree from Touro College for Literacy Grades 1-12. She has a variety of experience of working with learners of all abilities, including students with learning disabilities, students with emotional needs, and students on the Autism Spectrum. For every lesson she teaches, she modifies and differentiates her instruction in order to meet the diverse needs of her students

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. From middle school to high school, she created a nonprofit organization to help enslaved children in Ghana, Africa. She enjoys giving back to her community and encouraging her students to also help make a difference in the world!

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Asia 

Teaching has always been a dream for Asia since she was in elementary school. She attended Temple University for her undergraduate degree in Secondary Mathematics Education, and Teachers College and Baruch College for her graduate degrees in Math Education and School Leadership. Asia is an 8th year math teacher and one of the Assistant Principals at the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the South Bronx. She has taught 6th grade math, 8th and 9th grade Algebra, and currently teaches 11th grade Pre-Calculus. She is passionate about planning and delivering math lessons that ensure students discover math concepts on their own and believes all students can learn math when the teacher differentiates the work to meet the needs of each student. She stays true to these same beliefs when she tutors students one-on-one.

 

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Kelly 

Kelly's passion for education first developed throughout her undergraduate studies at Boston College where she double majored in Elementary Education and Human Development, and minored in Special Education. Following graduation from B.C., Kelly was eager to return to New York to gain more experience in the field of education. She worked in Long Island in the North Shore School District as a Substitute Teacher and Teacher Aide in kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Kelly later completed a Master of Arts program in Intellectual Disabilities/Autism from Teachers College, Columbia University, and she holds Professional Certification in Childhood Education and Special Education (Grades 1-6).

Kelly first began her teaching career as a Special Education teacher in an ASD Nest Program in the Bronx. She has spent the past three years as a fourth grade teacher in Battery Park City. Kelly has also worked as a private tutor to provide general academic support, assist with homework, and better prepare students for the New York State Common Core ELA & Math tests.

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Ashley 

Ashley has a dual Master’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. She has been teaching Kindergarten for seven years at a school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. On the weekends she provides social, emotional and academic support to struggling learners in both first and second grade. Ashely has experience tutoring struggling students and providing enrichment for grades pre-k to second in phonics, reading, writing, math and social skills. She differentiates her instruction to teach all learners. Ashley believes in positive reinforcement and building self-esteem where students feel comfortable and confident taking risks.

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Fara 

Fara received a Dual Masters Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from Syracuse University. Fara currently teaches 4th grade general education in an ICT ( Integrated Co-Teaching) classroom at an Upper West Side public school collaborating with teachers, parents, para professionals, and related service providers. During her years at Syracuse, Fara volunteered in the local city and suburb school districts working with children of all ages and a variety of needs and skills.

After moving to New York City, Fara volunteered in many New York City public schools. She completed her student teaching placements in a variety of classrooms throughout the city. In past summers, Fara has been a group leader and head counselor at the sleep away camp in New Hampshire that she attended as a camper for 8 years and have worked there for 4 summers. Fara feels that all students can reach their full potential. She loves working with children and wants to work with students to boost their love for learning. She is nurturing, patient, and most of all has a love for teaching!


 

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Chelsea 

After receiving her B.A. in Psychology and minor in Special Education from the University of Arizona, Chelsea went on to receive a dual masters degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She is currently pursuing a M.S.Ed in Literacy at Hunter College.

Chelsea teaches first grade at P.S. 199 in Manhattan. She has a lot of experience in modifying curriculum to meet the needs of her students and finding unique ways to support all learners!


 

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Evelyn has a degree in Elementary Education grades 1-6 and a Masters Degree in Special Education grades 1-12. Evelyn is currently a self-contained, 8th grade ELA teacher for the Department of Education at IS125 in Woodside, Queens. As a self-contained teacher, Evelyn is required to teach students with various academic needs and abilities. She is very familiar with differentiating instruction to accommodate all learning styles, strengths, weaknesses and needs. Evelyn is very outgoing and energetic. She has a love for education and tries to instill that in all of her students.

 

 
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Meghan Reidy 

Meghan Reidy is currently a fifth grade special education teacher in an ICT classroom on the Upper West Side. In 2014 Meghan graduated from Providence College with a Bachelors of Arts in Special/ Elementary Education. She moved back to New York to pursue her Masters of Science in Special/ Elementary Education at Touro College. While getting her masters, she taught Kindergarten in a general education classroom in Queens, as well as third grade in a special education self-contained classroom in Manhattan.

Both her undergraduate and post graduate experiences in the education field have given her the opportunity to work with diverse populations of students and families. She has been able to provide services to enable every child to reach their full potential in various settings.

Meghan believes that every child can be successful in a positive, motivating and challenging environment. By engaging different learning styles with appropriate accommodations and modifications, teachers can give their students the tools to become confident, lifelong learners. As a passionate educator in the New York City public school system, Meghan looks forward to providing individualized instruction to enable students to be successful in and out of the classroom.

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Alex earned a dual degree in economics and finance from The College of William and Mary. Later on, for his graduate-level studies, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree in finance from the Wharton School and international studies (Latin America focus) from the Lauder Institute. Alex focuses on two areas of tutoring – mathematics and Spanish language. Alex has considerable experience, both in professional and classroom settings, tutoring math concepts (ranging from elementary to high school math, and beyond), fast math tricks, test taking strategies. Alex is also fluent in Spanish, as he has undergone 10 year of classroom tutelage and has extensively lived and worked in Latin America.

 

 
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Meredyth received her bachelors degree in Childhood Education 1-6 from Queens College. She also received her master's degree in Instructional Technology from Touro College. Meredyth is currently in school receiving a another master degree in order to teach Gifted and Talented Students.

Meredyth is currently a 4th grade teacher in an ICT class at P.S. 197 in Harlem. She is very knowledgeable in the new Common Core Learning Standards and the new testing requirements for 2016. Meredyth's main goal is to make sure her students are confident in order for them to become lifelong learners.

 


Rachel

Ever since she can remember, Rachel has always had a passion for teaching. Rachel has a Masters degree in General and Special Education in grades 1-6 as well as an Undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Rachel is currently teaching for the Department of Education at IS125 in Woodside, Queens as a self-contained 6th grade math and science teacher. Being a self-contained teacher provides Rachel with the opportunity to teach a classroom of students with a variety of different academic needs, learning styles, strengths, weaknesses and interests. Rachel believes in individualized instruction for her students and believes that all students need strong basic fundamental skills in both ELA and Math. Rachel is an outgoing individual who has the ability to engage students and tailor her instruction to meet students’ individual needs.

 



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Meghan

Meghan received a dual Master’s Degree in Childhood and Special Education from New York University, where she also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in American Sign Language. After completing her studies, Meghan began working as a 1st grade special educator in a New York City public school.

Meghan works in an integrated co-teaching (ICT) classroom, collaborating with co-teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals to provide a diverse group of students with access to curriculum and success with the Common Core State Standards. She works with English Language Learners and students with a variety of disabilities including Speech and Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Meghan is a Math Learning Leader at her school, developing the grade-level math curriculum plan and coaching her colleagues.

After moving to New York City as an undergraduate, many doors opened for Meghan to work with children in different settings. She worked with America Reads as a classroom assistant to a science teacher for students in Pre-K to 2nd grade, and was also part of NYU's Community Team as a 4th grade tutor. This past summer, Meghan worked at a summer school program and helped struggling students reinforce their skills and prepare for the upcoming school year. She has also worked as a coach, head counselor, childcare provider, and Zumba instructor at her school.

Meghan believes that all students can reach their full potential when given the tools and skills to achieve. She is passionate about helping children become confident students who love to learn.

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Hilary

Hilary completed a dual Master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education grades 1-6 from New York University and is New York State certified. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology with a minor in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Hilary currently teaches 5th grade special education in an ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching) classroom at an Upper West Side public school. She enjoys working with students who have a variety of special needs and provides them with the skills and accommodations to be successful. As the leader of her school’s Testing as a Genre Committee, Hilary is skilled at teaching Math and ELA New York State test prep strategies across all elementary testing grades and is well versed in the Common Core Standards.

During her years in Baltimore, Hilary provided one-on-one tutoring to inner-city children in 1st through 5th grade as part of the Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project. After moving to New York City, she continued to privately tutor, working with a 4th grade student in Manhattan. This past summer, Hilary worked at a New York City summer school program teaching 4th grade English language learners and students with special needs. She also has extensive experience working with children at summer camps as a head counselor and activity coordinator as well as assisting with after-school childcare. Hilary loves coaching her school’s track and cross country teams and enjoys leading her school’s newspaper club.

Hilary feels that her friendly and creative nature, and consistent communication with parents, makes for a positive learning experience. She is passionate about helping students build their confidence and improve their motivation to learn in order to achieve their true potential.

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Alli

From the time she was young, kids have always been drawn to Alli. She volunteered in an elementary school classroom during her high school years, and from that time on, knew that her passion was to be a teacher. Alli continued on to earn a Dual Bachelors Degree in Elementary and Special Education at Indiana University in 2014 and is currently working towards her Masters in Literacy at Hunter College. Alli is New York State Certified in General and Special Education grades 1-6.

Alli is a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher at a Language-Based Disability School in a 12:1:1 classroom. Last year she taught in a first grade classroom at the same school and worked closely with the school literacy specialist to design individualized programs for some of her students. Alli is focused on understanding the way each child learns and adapts each lessons to meet their individual needs. She enjoys putting her own creative touch on each lesson she develops and uses many multi-sensory and hands-on activities to motivate her students. She has experience teaching Wilson Literacy Techniques including the full Wilson Fundations reading program.

During the summer, Alli spends her time as a Group Leader for elementary aged children at a day camp on Long Island. In her free time she enjoys crafting, travel, Pilates and exploring NYC.

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Dominic

My name is Dominic Ciliotta and I am a 5th Grade Teacher within the NYC Department of Education at PS206, located in East Harlem. I am entering my 8th year in education and my 6th year teaching in NYC. Throughout my first two years, I taught 3rd and 5th grade in a charter school in the South Bronx. I am currently working in an ICT classroom where I use the common core standards to guide my instruction. I am a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. While at SHU, I received my BA in History and my Master’s degree in Elementary Education. I am currently working on my SBL certificate at Stony Brook University as I aspire to be a principal in the upcoming years. I look forward to tutoring your child and helping them reach their full potential. My goal is boost their confidence and help them believe in themselves!

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Mackenzie

Mackenzie earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a minor in Humanities from John Carroll University, a Jesuit school in Cleveland, Ohio. She then earned a master’s of science in Secondary English Language Arts plus certification to teach from the University of Pennsylvania, where she student taught grades 10 and 11 at Julia R. Masterman, a nationally revered public magnet school. Her master’s thesis focused on the researching and applied methods of critical literacy skills. Upon receiving her graduate degree, she remained in Philadelphia, teaching ninth grade English at a private Episcopalian day school in Burlington, New Jersey. She currently teaches 10th and 12th grade English at Rye High School.

 Mackenzie specializes in literary analysis, critical thinking skills in literacy, and SAT/ACT reading and writing preparation. She prides herself on the ability to break down material for students to gain holistic understandings of reading and writing. Extremely patient and open minded in approaches to teaching, Mackenzie aims to not only unlock academic success but to bolster students’ self confidence as well.

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Randall

Randall earned her Masters Degree in Special Education from Hunter College in 2011. She received her Bachelors Degree in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan in 2008 and graduated with Honors.

Randall began teaching High school in Brooklyn and taught grades 9-11 in English as well as Social Studies and Science. She improved passing rates for SPED students on regents’ exams in Earth Science and English by more than 50%, putting students on track for advanced diploma. Although Randall enjoyed working with High school students, she wanted to expand her practice and began teaching Middle school on the UES. She has been teaching 7th grade English Language Arts and Special Education for the past 3 years. In addition, she has worked in an afterschool program called Strategies for Success, in which she supports students struggling in their core subject classes or with general organizational or behavioral issues. She also focuses on teaching students how to take accountability and ownership of their learning through tracking progress and goal setting. She believes students need to develop habits of mind to become strong independent thinkers, and works with 6-8th graders to give them strategies to improve their reading levels and writing according to the common core state standards. Lastly, Randall has worked privately woth children ages 5-15 to build vocabulary in order to improve reading and writing skills to meet grade level standards. She assists children in understanding difficult concepts taught in the classroom, offering multiple strategies and scaffolds as well as additional supports to reinforce skills. She also creates supplemental materials for students to practice independently in order to reinforce understanding of new or difficult skills and/or concepts.

Randall is extremely passionate about teaching and helping her students learn in ways that are individualized and meaningful. She works diligently to ensure her students gain the confidence they need to thrive in the classroom and believes that this ultimately allows them to feel confident in other areas as well.

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Ali 

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan, Alison went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Special Education from The City College of New York, and later pursued an additional Master’s Degree in School Leadership and Administration from the Bank Street School of Education. Alison spent four years co-teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA and Math, and served as the Special Education Coordinator of her school during that time. She moved on to teach at the high school level, where she has been co-teaching 9th grade Algebra and Biology, and has also co-taught 9th grade Global History and Global Literature. Additionally, Alison teaches Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) classes, where she focuses on individualized and targeted instruction with her students.

Working in an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) class setting, Alison specializes in adapting and modifying instruction for the needs of her learners, and is constantly working to find entry points for students with disabilities. Alison is recognized for her patience, kindness, and for the special bonds that she builds with her students. Alison currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and teaches at a high school in the Flatiron District.

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Nina

Nina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University in 2010 with a concentration in Spanish. She taught Spanish full time while simultaneously working on her Master’s Degree at Hunter College. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education grades K-12 as well as becoming certified in General Education K-12. She is currently teaching in a public school on Long Island as a Response to Intervention specialist for third and fourth grade students. She focuses on all common core subjects, Leveled Literacy Instruction, and the Wilson Reading System.

Nina is extremely knowledgeable on test-prep strategies, and organizational skills used to improve student work and achievement. Along with these test-prep strategies she works extremely well with students with disabilities in order to help them achieve their full potential.

Nina prides herself on being able to captivate and motivate her students to do their best and gain an even greater sense of self-confidence with their education and studies.

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Samreen 

After studying Sociology and Child and Family Studies in undergraduate, Samreen went to Teachers College at Columbia University and completed her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently certified in New York State for both General and Special Education. Samreen taught in a variety of settings ranging from preschool, kindergarten, first and second grade as well as at a residential program for children and adults with special needs.

Samreen is currently a full time first grade teacher for children with Autism and other disabilities. She is extremely passionate about working with young children and sees each child as a unique individual with their own learning styles and methods. She loves to teach students by using their own interests and motivating them to take an initiative in their learning. 

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Christine received a Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology as well as Art History from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has also completed an Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education.

Christine started her teaching career as a Middle School Social Studies educator in West Philadelphia. She taught Second Grade at Success Academies. She has taught 4th grade and currently teaches 5th grade in a public school located on the Upper East Side. 

All children have different educational needs. I strive to instill confidence in my students to succeed in all academic subjects. In addition to tutoring academic content, I can help your students become more organized, develop the skills to work with greater independence, and become life-long learners. 

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Mackenzie earned her Masters Degree in School Counseling from Mercy College. She received her Bachelors Degree with a minor in English from Binghamton University in 2008. She has her certificate as an Assistant Teacher. Mackenzie is a fourth year teacher who teaches in a private school setting with special needs children. She has taught grades kindergarten through Second grade.

Mackenzie believes in the importance of differentiated teaching to help her students improve and meet the needs of all children. Mackenzie is able to adapt to the needs of each child in a group setting, so that they are all engaged and learn to their greatest potential. She has a passion to help children and understands how valuable it is to have patience in the learning environment.

 

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Christine received a Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology as well as Art History from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has also completed an Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education.

Christine started her teaching career as a Middle School Social Studies educator in West Philadelphia. She taught Second Grade at Success Academies. She has taught 4th grade and currently teaches 5th grade in a public school located on the Upper East Side. 

All children have different educational needs. I strive to instill confidence in my students to succeed in all academic subjects. In addition to tutoring academic content, I can help your students become more organized, develop the skills to work with greater independence, and become life-long learners. 

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Whitney Waldman, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Whitney is a New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Sciences Disorders from Penn State University and later a Master’s of Science in Communication Sciences from Hunter College. Whitney also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is certified as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.

Whitney currently works in a New York City elementary school, providing services to students from preschool age through adolescence. She evaluates and works with students with a wide range of disabilities, including children with receptive and expressive language disabilities, articulation and phonology disorders, reading difficulties, and students on the autism spectrum.

Whitney enjoys providing children and parents with unique strategies to help students to develop their phonological awareness and reading readiness skills. She strongly believes in helping children to develop confidence in their skills and encouraging poise and independence while in the learning environment.

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Tracey Weingarten

Since earning her Master’s Degree and New York State Certification in Professional Early Childhood Education from CW Post in 2006, Tracy has taught at a public school in Corona, Queens. Tracy currently teaches kindergarten, working with students on building the foundational reading, writing, math, and social skills.

Tracy believes that the education students receive in the early elementary years can set the tone for student growth and development in the future. She offers a unique approach to the student learning process by incorporating music, a multi-sensory approach, and other methodologies that prompt enthusiasm and caters to each child’s specific needs. Outside of school, Tracy has experience tutoring kindergarten, first and second grade both privately and at Score Educational Centers.

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Jana Ross

Jana received a Dual Masters degree from New York University in General and Special Education. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Penn State University.  As a continuing educator, she completed an Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education from Hunter College, and a Fellowship in scientific methods of teaching at The Bank Street College of Education.

Jana is an experienced teacher of early childhood. She has taught kindergarten, first and second grade to children of all ability levels in the New York City Public Schools.

Jana is recognized for her patience, kindness, and creativity. Her ability to implement and design multiple approaches and strategies to core curriculum, motivates and challenges her students to become successful and independent learners. Her greatest joy is seeing children reach their highest potential!


Bria

Bria is an avid reader and received her Bachelor’s degree in History, her favorite subject, at Boston College. She went on to receive a Master’s degree in Inclusive Elementary Special Education at Hofstra University. She is certified to teach both general education and special needs students in grades 1-6. She will soon complete a second Master’s degree in Literacy at Bank Street College of Education.

During her time as a NYC public school educator, Bria has worked in both ICT (integrated co-teaching) and self-contained settings. Bria has experience working with students with learning disabilities and specific behavioral needs. Her knowledge of literacy learning is extensive and she strives to integrate literacy in all the content areas, as per the Common Core Learning Standards.

Bria enjoys giving students the tools they need to become independent and successful learners.

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Rachel completed her Master’s Degree in Special Education, with a specialization in Learning Disabilities, at Hunter College. She currently holds three New York State Certifications in Early Childhood Special Education, Childhood Education, and Special Education. Rachel has experience teaching in a variety of educational settings such as public schools, afterschool programs, specialized and private preschools, and in the home.

Rachel is knowledgeable in the new Common Core State Standards and her experience includes New York State Test Preparation in both ELA and Math at the elementary level. She has also helped students prepare for preschool and kindergarten entrance exams.

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Jaclyn earned her dual Master's degree in General and Special Education from Hunter College.  She is New York State certified to teach elementary school students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Jaclyn has worked for private and public schools throughout Manhattan and has been tutoring students for the past three years.  She provides specialized test prep for students in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade.  For all test preparation lessons, she assesses the student in order to develop a comprehensive, personalized and effective plan. She provides weekly exercises for the student to practice independently ensuring that she/he is well-prepared for the material likely to be on the exam.  Jaclyn also provides help with homework in all academic subjects, with an emphasis on reading, writing and mathematics. Jaclyn strives to make each lesson as engaging as possible, making the student look forward to subsequent sessions.  She updates parents by sending detailed emails outlining all sessions, including areas of strengths and weakness.

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Lindsey Kubera graduated from Ithaca Collage with her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech
Communication. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree in General and
Special Education at New York University. She began teaching fifth grade at PS 242
and moved to The Lower Lab School where she has taught second through fifth
grade for the last three years. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in
Educational Leadership at Bank Street College of Education.

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Lindsey Kubera graduated from Ithaca College with her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication.  She went on to complete her Master’s Degree in General and Special Education at New York University. She began teaching fifth grade at PS 242 and moved to The Lower Lab School where she has taught second through fifth grade for the last three years.  She is trained in the Wilson Reading Program, Orton Gillingham technique, and Hochman’s Basic Writing Skills programs.  She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Bank Street College of Education.

 

 

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Christina Tucker

Christina has been working with children in some capacity since the age of twelve when she nannied for a family with an infant and a young boy with special needs. In college, she studied child development and practiced Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy for a young girl with Rett's Syndrome for two years. This is her tenth year as an early elementary educator. She began her teaching career in Baltimore City as a first grade teacher. She taught second grade in Miami and a kindergarten/first grade bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia. She currently teaches third grade in the Bronx and is completing her Masters Degree in Literacy at Touro College. Christina also created and currently runs the behavior program at her school as well as an after school program for at-risk youth. Christina is the third grade team leader and has worked closely with the reading coach to write the English Language Arts Curriculum at her school. She is well versed the Common Core Standards in all subject areas.


Dani Krakow

Dani received a Dual Masters degree from Touro College in General and Special Education and then went back to receive a Masters degree in Literacy. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from Hofstra University. Dani is an experienced teacher. She has taught sixth grade to children of all ability levels in the New York City Public Schools for the past 8 years. She has also tutored students in grades K-8 for the past 7 years.

Dani is knowledgeable in the new Common Core State Standards and her experience includes New York State Test Preparation in both ELA and Math at the elementary and middle school level. She also has experience helping students with study skills and organizational strategies to promote success.


Jessica Pujdak

Jessica received her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, and her Master’s degree in Childhood Education at CUNY Hunter College. She has been teaching in the New York City public school system for the past six years, and has experience teaching several grades and subjects. She is currently a 2nd grade teacher in the East Village.

Besides teaching in the classroom, Jessica has tutored students in a wide range of ages; from preschool students preparing for kindergarten admission exams, to middle school students preparing for midterms and finals. She feels that students will be most successful when their specific learning styles are taken into consideration.
 


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Charlotte completed her Master's Degree in Childhood and Special Education from Manhattanville College. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the School of Education at Boston College. Charlotte currently holds New York State Certifications in Childhood and Special Education for students in grades 1 through 6. After completing her degrees, Charlotte taught and coached in Westchester at a private middle and high school for girls. She currently works at a public elementary school in New York City where she has taught both Self-Contained and ICT classes for students in grades 1 through 4.

Charlotte is knowledgeable in the new Common Core State Standards and has helped tutor students to prepare them for the NY State ELA and Math Tests. Charlotte also spends her summers teaching at a co-ed social skills summer treatment camp for children ages 6 to 12 with mild-to-moderate (non-aggressive) difficulties, such as ADHD, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, NVLD, Anxiety, and Learning Difficulties.

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andrea_k.jpgAndrea Krasne

Andrea received her bachelor’s degree from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in Marketing and Accounting. After a short period of time working in business, she left to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. She received her master’s degree in Childhood Education and Special Education. Andrea currently holds her New York State Certification in both Childhood and Special Education in grades 1-6. She has spent the last several years in a New York City public school co-teaching in an ICT 4th grade class.

Working in an ICT class, Andrea specializes in adapting the Common Core Curriculum to the needs of all learners and finds entry points for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, speech and language delays, students on the ASD spectrum, behavior and emotional impairments as well as those with executive functioning disorder. Andrea’s primary focus is to teach students the appropriate skills and tools they will need to become more independent and successful life long learners.
 

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emily.jpgEmily

Emily is a former New York City Teaching Fellow who began teaching in the public school system eight years ago.  Since beginning her tenure as an elementary school teacher, she has taught grades 1-5, but has spent the majority of her time in testing grades.  She has experience teaching learners of all abilities, including students with disabilities, and helping them prepare for the New York State tests.  Emily received her undergraduate degree in sociology from the University at Buffalo and her Master’s degree in Urban Childhood Education from Long Island University.  She is certified in both general and special education, grades 1-6.  

Emily is a passionate teacher whose goal is to help each child reach his or her potential through individualized instruction. Emily currently resides in Brooklyn and teaches on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

 

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lindsay2.pngLindsay Bank

Since graduating from the University of Delaware in 2008 with dual certification in Childhood and Special Education, Lindsay has pursued her passion as an educator.   For the first two years of her career, she taught students with disabilities at a highly respected private school on the Upper West Side. In 2010, she was hired by the NYCDOE as a special education teacher at a public school in East Harlem.  This is Lindsay’s fourth year at her school and she currently teaches in a fourth grade ICT setting. Lindsay also has experience working in the self-contained setting, working with students who possess a variety of learning and behavioral disabilities.

Lindsay has earned multiple Master’s degrees at Hunter College in both Childhood Literacy K-6 and Special Education.  She also holds a NYS certificate for Gifted Education.

Lindsay designs her instruction to align with the Common Core Learning Standards  as well as to meet the individual needs of her students.  She creates an engaging environment that promotes confidence and builds success and is committed to helping her students achieve their full potential.

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sarah_teacher.jpgSara Erlich

Sara graduated from the University of Delaware in 2008 with a certificate in Childhood Education and a Mathematics 7-9 extension. She has taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade math for five years at a public school on the Upper West Side. In May 2013, she completed her Masters in Middle School Math Education at the City College of New York.

At her school, Sara is a sixth grade academic coach. She holds office hours twice a week to help students set ELA and Math goals and work towards achieving them. Sara also leads a Regents Prep course for eighth grade students working to earn High School regents credit in Algebra I. Since starting at her school, Sara has worked on aligning curriculum to the Common Core State Standards and developing instruction using the Connected Mathematics Project.

Sara believes in individualized instruction and the value of a strong foundation in both Math and ELA. She works with a team of teachers who use flexible groupings and frequent assessments to meet students’ personal needs and build their confidence. She frequently works with small groups of students to improve computational fluency and provide multiple strategies for problem solving.

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melissa_tutor.jpgMelissa

Melissa earned a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Indiana University. After completing her Dual Master’s Degree at New York University in Early Childhood and Special Education she began her teaching career at a private school for children with Autism. In 2012 she began teaching in The New York City Department of Education in Manhattan. Melissa has experience teaching students in pre-school through second grade on the Autism Spectrum. She works hard to design an environment for her students which nurtures individual learning as well as social and emotional learning.

Working in a self-contained classroom, Melissa specializes in adapting the Common Core Curriculum and creates and implements individual programs for her students according to his or her Individualized Education Plan. Motivating her students through sensory integration, providing positive reinforcement and constant support allows

Melissa to be engaging and successful with her students. Melissa is passionate about her career as a teacher and always has been. She strives to make each of her students successful by focusing on individualized instruction and actively encouraging parent participation.


lynnmarie.jpgLynnMarie Russo

LynnMarie graduated from New York University with a Masters Degree in both General Education and Special Education. In addition, she has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Siena College. LynnMarie began her teaching career in the 5th grade however over the past 8 years has experience in grades 1, 2 and 4. She has experience working with general education students as well as students with special needs.

LynnMarie specializes in working with students diagnosed with ADHD, Learning disabilities, Health impairments, Speech and Language Disabilities and Autism. She has spent the last three years working with ELL students in an after school program, helping build language skills, confidence and social skills. LynnMarie is knowledgeable in the new Common Core State Standards.

 

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betsy.jpgBetsy

Betsy earned her Masters Degree in General Education from Hunter College. She received a Bachelors Degree with a minor in sociology from Binghamton University in 2008. Betsy is a fifth year teacher who teaches in the private school setting. She currently teaches at an International Baccalaureate school and received her certificate in level 1 training for the Primary Years Program. Betsy was also previously trained in the Everyday Math curriculum and uses the math program ALEKS.

Betsy designs her instruction to align with the Common Core Learning Standards and the International Baccalaureate approach and standards. She believes in differentiating and personalizing learning for all students and challenging students to their fullest potential. Betsy has always had a passion for teaching and seeing children succeed everyday.

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betsy.jpgMichael

Michael completed his Bachelor's Degree with dual majors in both Adolescent Education and History while completing minors in International Studies and Theology as well. He attended the Honors Program at St. John's University where he is continuing his education by completing a Master's Degree in Adolescent Education.

He currently holds a New York State Teaching Certificate and has been working as a private tutor for a number of years. His experience spans a range of ages from toddlers to adults and focuses on multiple subjects. Over his years tutoring he has worked one on one with a number of special needs students and feels very comfortable in doing so.

One and one sessions and small group instruction really highlight his patience and great attitude that have made him a great tutor.


jessica_img.jpgJessica

Jessica received her Bachelors Degree at the University At Buffalo in Early Childhood Education. She received her Master's Degree at Touro College with a Duel Masters in General and Special Education. She also completed a second Master's Degree at Touro College in Literacy.

Jessica is an experienced NYC teacher currently working at her school in Queens for the 9th year. She has taught grades from Pre K through 5th.

Jessica takes pride in encouraging children with her positive attitude and love for learning!


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Rachel earned her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Literacy Education from Hunter College. She received a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from The University of Arizona with a minor in Spanish. She has been teaching in the classroom for the past seven years and currently teaches at an Independent International Baccalaureate school in NYC.

Rachel designs her instruction to align with the Common Core Learning Standards and the International Baccalaureate approach and standards. She believes in differentiating and personalized learning for all students to reach their fullest potential.

Rachel has experience working with general education students as well as students with special needs. Her teaching experience includes working with students with ADHD, Learning disabilities, Health impairments, Speech and Language Disabilities and Autism. Rachel strives to make each of her students successful by focusing on individualized instruction.

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Meredith is a third year, public school Algebra teacher working in the South Bronx. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland before achieving her Masters in Special Education from Hunter College through the prestigious NYC Teaching Fellows program. Additionally, in 2013, she was a recipient of the Americorps teaching grant for her work in a high-needs school district.

Meredith is currently the chair of the Special Education Department at her school and enjoys teaching Algebra to 9th and 10th graders. She is experienced in standardized test prep (grades 6 - 12), differentiating instruction and strengthening foundational math skills in students grade 6 - 12.

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Chloe

Chloe earned her M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Fordham University and has her New York State Certification (Birth - Grade 2). She has taught 3-5 year olds in both private and public settings, many on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, for the past 15 years and is currently the director of a preschool. Chloe has knowledge of the ongoing school process and many connections in the field of Early Childhood Education.

In addition to teaching and administration, Chloe has extensive private tutoring and child care experience. Chloe has worked with a variety of student populations, each of which have children with a wide range of abilities and talents. She feels that "one on one" attention from the right teacher can help a child to achieve, learn, grow, and reach his/her potential. In addition, she strongly believes that one of the keys to a child's success is a cooperative partnership between educators and parents. Chloe looks forward to meeting and working with you and your child!

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justin.jpgJustin

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in English and Criminology at the University of Maryland, Justin went on and received a Masters Degree in Secondary English Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. He is currently certified to teach English to all secondary levels and is a full time 9th grade ELA teacher in the South Bronx. He is well practiced in both general education and special education practices and has a wide range of experiences in differentiation across ability levels. Justin focuses on Common Core Argumentative Writing, Shakespearean literature, effective reading and writing strategies, and Regents based Test Preparation (both Middle and High School state tests).

Justin has extensive experience tutoring across all grades for English Language Arts, specializing in Common Core Argumentative Writing and implementing evidence to support arguments. He excels at helping students make connections with literature within their own writing, and provides organizational structures and practices to help students write in an Academic, Common-Core based manner. Justin greatly enjoys giving students tools to be successful on their own, believing true education does not come from a teacher but from a student’s own desire to learn. He believes in providing multiple access points for students to allow them means of finding success, having seen through experience that the more opportunities a student has to be successful, the more innate education will become for them.

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2caryn.pngCaryn 

Caryn Levine attended the University at Buffalo from 2004 - 2008. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA and a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. Upon getting her B.A. Caryn Levine went on to get her Master’s in Education in which she became certified to teach birth through grade 6 general education. After graduating, Caryn could not wait to get into the school system and start applying her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm into teaching. Caryn started working as a long term substitute teacher throughout Long Island and Queens and she continued her education and got her special education certification grades 1 -6. The following year, September 2010, Caryn got her first full time teaching job in East Harlem as a 4th grade self contained teacher. There, she worked with students with emotional disabilities and worked hard with those students to achieve their goals. Caryn has been at this East Harlem Public school for 4 years now where she is known as a trusted, loyal, enthusiastic teacher, colleague, and friend. She has worked with all different ranges of students and she even created a college and career ready theme for the 4th grade. Caryn is constantly making her students aware of what the future holds for them, she never stops working and always pushes herself in order to push her students to be the most successful students they can be.

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2maire.pngMaire 

Maire attended New York University, where she earned a degree in Special Education and Childhood Education with a concentration in music for the violin. She attends City College and is working toward her master's degree in biology. Maire joined the Department of Education in the fall of 2012 and has been teaching science for three years. She has experience applying mathematics and literacy in her science classroom and is knowledgeable of the Common Core Standards. Maire has taught in a variety of classroom settings as a science teacher and tailoring her instruction to a wide range of abilities. She has prepared students for both Math and ELA test preparation. Maire believes that the best way to enjoy learning is to get involved—actively, not passively! She looks forward to a vibrant learning environment where students are excited about learning.

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2kelly.jpgKelly 

Kelly is a New York State certified English and Language Arts teacher for grades 7-12. She received her B.A. in 2010 and her M.S. in English Education 7-12 from Syracuse University in 2011.

Kelly currently works at an independent school for students with language based learning disabilities and has experience teaching grades 9-12. She frequently works 1:1 with students on reading strategies, executive functioning skills and organizing writing. She specializes in working with students with ADHD. Kelly has taught in both the public and private school setting and has worked with students in grades 3-12 as a tutor, homework helper or organizational coach. She is patient and can always find a creative method to help students find what works best for them.

 

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Allie earned a BA in Psychology from Binghamton University and graduated with honors. She went on to earn a Masters of Science in Education from Hunter College in School Counseling. She is now in her 8th year as School Counselor at PS 198 in Manhattan and works with children from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. Although Allie has worked in elementary education thus far, she is certified as a School Counselor for students through 12th grade.

Allie was nominated and recognized as one of the recipients of the "Guidance Counselor of the Year" award in 2011 and honored by the New York City Department of Education for her work. Some of this work includes individual and group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, parent outreach, and leading the Student Council. She has earned continuing education certificates in Life Space Crisis Intervention and Negotiation. Her strengths are her organizational skills, compassion and sensitivity, and she is hard working.

Allie has been the Middle School Choice Process Liaison at her school since she started in 2008. She guides 5th grade students and parents through the middle school application process from September through June each year. She helps to educate 3rd and 4th grade families about the process also in order to promote preparedness. Allie is very familiar with District 2 middles schools and procedures, though she does have some knowledge on other districts. She is happy to utilize her resources and contacts in order to find out specific middle school information for interested families as well.

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Danielle is currently a third grade teacher in New York. In 2015, Danielle graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Arts in Special and Elementary Education. As Danielle taught she worked towards her Masters in Special and Elementary Education. She received her Masters Degree in the spring of 2017. Danielle taught second grade in an ICT classroom her first year out of college.
Danielle has experience preparing students for the ELA and Math Common Core NYS exams due to her year teaching third grade. Danielle has had the opportunity to work with students from diverse backgrounds and who have diverse needs. She is passionate about providing instruction to all learners and collaborating with parents in order to accomplish this.
Danielle is recognized for her ability to form relationships with students as well as for adapting lessons to be engaging.

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Evin is a graduate of the University at Buffalo in 2009 and received her Masters degree in 2012 from Hunter College in Deaf Education and a dual certification in general education grades K-6. She currently works with deaf and hard of hearing children ages 5-21 for the past 5 years in schools around Manhattan. Evin works with students on a variety of different levels in both small groups, one on one instruction and inside the classroom collaborating with the teacher. She has experience working with students on reading comprehension, vocabulary, math and test prep for all grades 3rd-12th. Even though Evin works with deaf and hard of hearing students in schools, she has the experience and knowledge to work with children who do not have a hearing loss and can differentiate for all needs depending on the child and their strengths, weaknesses, learning styles as well as what they are interested in. Evin is very outgoing and has a great relationship with all of the students that she works with as well as parents of the students and all of the staff from the different sites. It is very important to her to meet every child's needs and make sure they are getting all of the possible help they can.

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Tim_headshot.JPGTimothy 

I have always had a passion for teaching and working with kids. I received my bachelor’s degree at Sacred Heart University where I studied psychology and continued to achieve a duel masters in General Education as well as Special education (grades 1-6). I coached junior varsity lacrosse on Long Island for 3 years volunteering at the high school I attended after being a division 1 college lacrosse player for four years. I started teaching in a self -contained classroom in Long Island City for two years and then recently made the change to IS 125 in Woodside queens. While at IS 204 in Long Island City I specialized in both math and science. I offer time to the school on Saturdays to try to help better prepare lower level students for the state test in April. I like to do whatever I can to better enable the needs of the students so they are in the best learning environment possible.

 

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Maurine Miller is a graduate of Smith College, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Art History and Spanish, with a focus in Museums Education. After graduating Cum Laude from Smith, Maurine continued pursuing education at Touro College, where she received a Master's in Elementary and Special Education and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Maurine has a diverse background, having taught for the past 4 years as a Lead Teacher in General Education classrooms in Kindergarten, Second, and Third Grade, and as a Lead Special Education in an ICT First Grade classroom. She has experience in preparing students for State Exams and the Smarter Balanced Assessment. She is passionate about differentiated instruction, and is well-versed in flexible planning for a variety of levels. Maurine invests in the whole child, and uses her knowledge of a child's interests, skills, and developmental levels to accelerate their continued growth and lifelong love of learning.

 

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Will is a 2012 graduate of Vanderbilt University where he received his degree in Secondary Education and U.S. History.  He also has a masters degree from Touro College in Elementary Education and Special Education.  After Vanderbilt Will taught middle school social studies in Texas for two years as well as debate.  He moved to New York where he currently works as a middle school history, english, and debate teacher.  Willbelieves in teaching critical thinking skills through inquiry based learning.  Rather than giving the students the answers, he guides them to their own answers through questioning.  He also teaches argumentation skills that can be applied to any subject area.  Will has tutored privately for many years in both school subject areas and test preparation.

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