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A sample of our

talented tutors.

OUR

TUTORS

 

Meet Jacque S


Jacque specializes in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This includes enhancing writing skills. She’s also experienced in prepping individuals for standardized tests. She works with people of all ages and backgrounds including children. Jacque believes people don't always remember what you teach them but they will always remember what you are. Because of this her style is warm, friendly and personal. She really enjoys getting to know her students so she can adjust to each of their needs as it pertains to learning. When she’s not working she enjoys traveling and baking.




Meet Dani


Dani graduated 3rd in his high school class and went to Cornell, where he majored in Near Eastern Studies and studied topics as diverse as history, sociology, literature, linguistics, biology, and chemistry. Dani takes pride in his ability to take seemingly difficult and complex subject matters and present them in a manner that makes them more accessible and relevant to students. He loves to work with students because he learns as much from them as they learn from him.
In addition to all SAT and ACT sections, Dani teaches most high school subjects.




Meet Helen G


Helen was born in Brooklyn, New York and is a mother of two. After graduating high school, she attended a six-month kibbutz ulpan program in Israel. Helen was a legal assistant at some of New York’s top 100 law firms. Over the course of 20+ years, she had the good fortune to work with prestigious, well- known, high-profile clients, courts, officers of national and international companies. Also, mastered the various disciplines of law: patent and trademark, corporate business, real estate and white-collar litigation. Helen began her amazing second career as an English teacher, teaching English as a second language at some of Israel’s top language schools: Open University, Berlitz, private colleges and TriEnglish. Most importantly, to have had some part in helping students of all ages and at all levels, (the military and hi tech) advance their communication skills both personally and professionally. The following quite identifies with her teaching method: Confucius: “If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake,” and the following quite identifies with her life’s views: Confucius: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”




Meet Nancy C


Nancy is a retired teacher with over 30 years’ experience in elementary education and in special education. She taught Basic Algebra and Basic Skills as an adjunct teacher for Mercy College. In her last 15 years of teaching, she was the resource room teacher for grades K through 5 where she taught reading, writing skills and mathematics in small group instruction. In addition, she was trained in the Wilson Reading Program and taught students who struggled with decoding. Her students made substantial gains using this method. Furthermore, she has always had a love for teaching mathematics. She conducted professional development for the teachers in grades 3 through 5 and supported the teachers with materials in order for students to gain conceptual understanding and relate it to real life situations. This past year, she have tutored privately lower grade math and 6th/ 7th grade math. Although retired, she feels great joy and satisfaction tutoring in a private setting.




Meet Lori W


Lori is a treasured tutor at JBE Tutors. Aside from tutoring, Lori loves to hike and would really want to visit Australia one day. A fun fact about Lori is that she loves pizza and believes that pizza brings people together. Lori has a BS in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood, and an MS in Reading. Some of the tactics she uses to help students develop self-confidence is to offer praise, give positive feedback, and lots of encouragement. She believes the most fulfilling part of tutoring is when a student gains trust in me and works hard for themselves. She also encourages students to embrace the power of risk-taking and to take small steps to try something new. We learn from our mistakes and grow from them. Lori personalizes the sessions by figuring out what kind of learner they are and familiarizing herself with the subject matter and their assignments. She then sets goals for each of her students. Goals help to




Meet Ashley D


Ashley is a Middle School teacher in Bergen County. She has taught all elementary grades K-5, and specializes in Special Education. She teaches all subjects K-5, as well as Algerbra l & ll.
She graduated with her masters in Special education from The College of New Jersey, and with a bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender Studies. Since high school, she has worked in the
childcare field. She has experience as a camp counselor at a special needs camp and the Montclair YMCA, a teacher's assistant at a private preschool, and now I as a teacher. Ashley has worked with children between the ages of 3 months and 18 years old and deeply cares about children. She has dedicated herself to fostering and caring for their development.




Meet Rachel K


Rachel tutors math related subjects, including Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Math grades 3-12. She loves to tutor because she has the opportunity to help students achieve their full potential. For her, teaching, and particularly tutoring is important, since she believes that every child can succeed, if given the right tools and methods that fit their way of learning. When she teaches, she tries to empower the students to believe in themselves and have the confidence to continue trying until they fully understand. She teaches by the motto, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” She does not just help students “fish” or just get by in school. Rather, she teaches them methods and tools that will help them hopefully be able to be independent in the future. Rachel fills her lessons with energy and fun to keep students engaged, because she wants to foster a love of learning for her students.
Teaching to for her is training minds to think critically, and instilling confidence in students to
achieve their best.




Meet Matthew


Matthew is one of JBE’s amazing tutors who specializes in helping students in learning English as a second language, accent reduction, as well as teaching social studies. Matthew holds a BA in Political Science and Fine Art from SUNY Albany and a TESOL Certificate from TEFL International. He helps students leave their comfort zones with his fun personality and through learning games. Each session is personalized around the student’s needs and goals. If he could visit anywhere in the world Matthew would enjoy a trip to the UK or Northern Europe. His favorite part of being a tutor is finding fulfillment in seeing his students make progress and hearing about their academic achievements.




Meet Helen G


Helen G has 15 years of experience in teaching and specializes in teaching English to JBE students. Additionally, she has 25 years of experience working as a legal assistant/paralegal at New York’s top law firms. One of her main passions in life is teaching kindergarten-aged children; because it is really amazing to see the world through the eyes of 5 and 6-year-olds. Helen also feels that adults can learn tremendously from the creativity and imagination of kids. Her favorite quote is “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”




Meet Kerrie


Kerrie is one of JBE’s talented tutors who mainly helps students in learning English, Reading, Writing, and Language Arts. Kerrie holds a Masters in Reading and is currently working on her dissertation. She helps students leave their comfort zone by establishing a strong rapport with them so they feel that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Her comfort food is cereal and milk and her favorite quote is “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ― Aristotle. What makes Kerrie an amazing tutor is her passion to get to know her students, and their interests and how she’ll take the extra step to make sure they succeed.




Meet Lauren


Lauren is one of our esteemed JBE tutors. Lauren is from NJ, has a background and tutors in Math. The way she helps students gain self-confidence is by celebrating each person’s accomplishments that compare the student to him or herself, not to others in the class. She helps students leave their comfort zone by taking a genuine interest in their background, hobbies, passions and interest. This allows the students' sessions to be personalized and make them feel comfortable with her. She also personalizes the session by helping the student with what they feel like they need help with. It can be anything from homework help to reviewing a concept from class that wasn’t mastered, to preparing in advance what they will learn in school.




Meet Jeanine


Jeanine a wonderful JBE tutor is also a teacher for English, has 2 Masters and loves tutoring in order to be able to meet amazing students. For Jeanine, the most fulfilling part of tutoring is when a student smiles and says “Thank you”, there’s nothing greater than seeing the students value their education. Jeanine also helps students leave their comfort zone by not creating pressure and allowing the students to participate in the way they want to. Two fun facts about Jeanine is that she has been practicing Spanish for years, traveling the world and living with Spanish speaking families and practicing it as much as possible. The other fun fact is that her favorite quote is “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”.




Meet Jonathan


Jonathan is a fantastic tutor who teaches many subjects, some of which include College Economics, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, Physics, SAT, ACT, MCAT exams, and many AP courses. Jonathan has been teaching for 15, his educational background is a degree in Biological Science and Economics. Some of the tactics Jonathan uses to help students get self-confidence and overcome challenges is by encouraging students to study every single day. That’s the best way to get the best results. The most fulfilling part of tutoring for Jonathan is when he helps students improve their score on a grade in a class or a standardized test, that helps them achieve a larger goal such as admission to the college of their choice and this makes a positive difference in their life. He also personalizes the sessions by asking them where they want to focus on. By allowing the students to go through their questions with Jonathan, he can then get a better understanding for their knowledge and help them fill the gaps.




Meet Natalie


Meet our respected tutor, Natalie. Natalie tutors in different aspects of English; Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, and Grammer. Her background is a Masters in Teaching. Some fun facts about Natalie is that she would love to explore Europe, in her free time she can be found writing, reading or listening to music and her favorite quote is “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” by Eleanor Roosevelt. Natalie helps her students leave their comfort zone by letting their fear and anxiety dissipate by making the lessons fun and engaging. She also individualizes each tutoring lesson by finding readings and other topics that interest each student. She has been teaching for 7 years, and loves tutoring because of her passion to help others.




Meet Rachel


Rachel, one of our dedicated tutors, teaches math from elementary math through college math. Her educational background is in Mathematics, and she hopes to get a Master’s in Math. Some of the topics used to help students gain self confidence is having the students take things step by step. By allowing students to move slowly, and take little steps, shows the students that they can succeed. This creates the self-confidence that she believes is vital to a student's success. Rachel gets her students to leave their comfort zone by building trust in their relationship. That makes the students open up and be ready to learn and gain from her sessions. Rachel loves tutoring because she wants to help students succeed and also have them see that Math can be more approachable than they initially thought. She also really loves building relationships with her students.




Meet Elvia


Elvia, one of our esteemed tutors, is passionate about Spanish so much that she pursued a degree in teaching at Ramapo College. She currently teaches Spanish at a local public school in the Bergen County area. Her interest in working with children has grown greatly that she continued her education at William Paterson University for a master’s in School Counseling. She loves helping students in every way developmentally, socially and academically. She lives by Nelson Mandela’s quote that “ education is the most powerful weapon which one can use to change the world.” In her spare time, she is out with her family and friends!




Meet Tiffany


Meet Tiffany, one of our incredible tutors who grew up in North Carolina. She has been teaching English for 7 years. Tiffany loves seeing the progress that students make from the sessions. The way she helps students progress is through a step-by-step process to push them to learn, tailoring the lessons to their personality and making sure that they have consistency. Some of her hobbies are podcasting and being able to hear stories from others. Her favorite quote is “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” Emerson.




Meet Donna


Donna, one of our esteemed tutors from Dumont NJ, has been teaching for over 30 years in public and private settings. She really enjoys working with children and using her educational background to help her students succeed. She creates charts, games and activities to allow her students to thrive. One thing that Donna does to personalize each session is by keeping a notebook for every student and writing down notes during their lesson. This helps her reference the notes to make sure she’s addressing each student and their unique learning style as well as incorporating their interests into each lesson. Donna loves Italy, pasta and scrapbooking. Her favorite quote is “You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!




Meet Sherri


Meet Sherri, a respected tutor at JBE Tutor, who has been teaching full-time for 18 years, working with students in elementary and middle school. In addition to this, she has been working with high school students tutoring them or teaching SAT and ACT test preparation. She enjoys working with all ages whether it is teaching reading and writing or improving conversational skills in English. Her philosophy is that patience and guidance in conjunction with good teaching leads to student success. It is like a recipe, sometimes it needs an adjustment of the ingredients. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and traveling. She is a mom to three children and two Goldendoodles. A quote she often shares with her students, “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you are right.”




Meet Lori


Lori is a treasured tutor at JBE Tutors. Aside from tutoring, Lori loves to hike and would really want to visit Australia one day. A fun fact about Lori is that she loves pizza and believes that pizza brings people together. Lori has a BS in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood, and an MS in Reading. Some of the tactics she uses to help students develop self-confidence is to offer praise, give positive feedback, and lots of encouragement. She believes the most fulfilling part of tutoring is when a student gains trust in me and works hard for themselves. She also encourages students to embrace the power of risk-taking and to take small steps to try something new. We learn from our mistakes and grow from them. Lori personalizes the sessions by figuring out what kind of learner they are and familiarizing herself with the subject matter and their assignments. She then sets goals for each of her students. Goals help to keep a person motivated. Having good communication with your students will also help them to be successful.




Meet Kristen


Kristen is one of our amazing tutors at JBE Tutors. She graduated college with a major in Elementary Education and Psychology with a minor in ESL. Later, she received a masters in ESL and am currently working on her masters in Learning and Technology. After graduating college, she immediately started working in a school district which led to her first official job as a K-3 ESL teacher. Then, in 2016 she started working in a new district (where she currently teaches) for ESL grades K-8. She has trained all of the staff in her district through presentations she created on Sheltered English Instruction for ELs. Some tactics she uses to help students develop self-confidence in learning is to present them with "just right" material that is appropriate for their English Language Proficiency level. After they gain confidence from something they are capable of completing she introduces them to the next level. Krashen explained this as "i+1" where "i" represents the learner's interlanguage and "+1" is the next stage of language acquisition. She helps students leave their comfort zones by presenting them with challenges that she feels like they are capable of achieving. When students feel comfortable around me they are able to push themselves to achieve more while learning. Whether it be asking questions, expressing that they are happy to see Kristen for their session, disappointed the session is over, telling her about positive praise they received in school, etc. Kristen’s favorite food is pasta, specifically spaghetti and shrimp. If she could visit anywhere in the world, it would be Greece and her favorite thing to do is working out and in the summer she loves to go crabbing with her family.




Meet Edna


Edna is one of our esteemed tutors at JBE Tutors. She uses her degree in English Language and Literature, and her masters in Education to tutor English reading, writing, and speaking. One of Edna’s favorite things about tutoring is when students reach the ‘aha’ moment of understanding the concept being learned. Edna is a big believer in tailor-making the tutoring sessions to fit the students needs and also challenging the students to take risks in order to gain a growth mindset. Edna’s favorite activities are watching sports with her husband and twin boys, hiking and being on the beach. Her favorite quote is from Wayne Dyer - “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change”.




Meet Dave


Meet Dave, one JBE’s incredible tutors. Dave is from Oradell, NJ and graduated with a Mathematics degree. His favorite food is Chicken Parm, and he collects baseball and football cards. Dave’s most fulfilling part of being a tutor is hearing when a student did well on a test. Dave helps students gain the most from their tutoring session by making sure that each student is working on the area that needs improvement, in a way that is tailor made for them to succeed. He makes sure the sessions are individually set up for what that student's weakness is.