OUR

TUTORS

A sample of our

talented tutors.

Meet Robyn R


Robyn has been teaching elementary school children for 20 years. She received the honor of being named Teacher if the Year in 2016-2017 and feels that teaching is part of what makes her enjoy life! Robyn currently teaches third grade and coaches JV High School Cheerleading. In her spare time you can find her practicing yoga or relaxing at the beach




Meet Suzanne C


Suzanne is a highly effective and experienced teacher and tutor who has more than
20 years of combined experience teaching General Education English Language Arts
and Special Education English. She has worked with students in all grades and on all
levels, from special education to honors.

Throughout her years of teaching and tutoring, she has proven to be a highly effective
educator who has helped her students to significantly improve in reading comprehension, grammar usage, vocabulary comprehension/usage, creative writing, essay writing, and SAT/ACT test preparation. Furthermore, Suzanne has experience helping students to prepare for standardized tests including GED, GRE, NJ ASK, PARCC, PSAT, and ELA Regents Exams. In addition, she has worked extensively as a college essay writing and application consultant.
When she is not tutoring, Suzanne works at a high school ranked one of the best high
schools in New York by U.S. News and World Reports. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys reading, traveling, writing, and especially spending time with her husband, three children, and their two dogs!
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead




Meet Julie K


Julie teaches math (algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus), science (biology, chemistry, and physics), and SAT/ACT. She started her teaching path as a private tutor when she was a high school student and has continued to engage herself in teaching/tutoring since then for her love of working with students. She believes the best teaching is done not through just merely passing on knowledge but through guiding students to understand and arrive at answers on their own. In other words, she prefers helping students gain problem-solving skills and learning strategies rather than just showing them how to arrive at the correct answers. In her spare time, she enjoys reading good books with a cup of coffee or tea.




Meet Susan G


Susan cares about people and the environment. Her mission is to help individuals of all ages learn more about science, and to teach everyone how to protect our shared home, the Earth. She tries to demonstrate this through her own efforts and by teaching others how to live more sustainably. She is a trained member of the Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps founded by Al Gore. She is a past chairperson of the Paramus Environmental Commission and a current board member of the Hackensack Riverkeeper Organization where she volunteers for their school programs and river clean ups. Susan has more than 20 years experience teaching STEM subjects and the environment. She has tutored math and sciences for all of her adult life. She began by studying Engineering Sciences at Dartmouth College and started her career with Control Data Corporation where she taught clients how to use a proprietary 3D CAD/CAM System.
She went on to earn a Masters in Teaching spent the next 13 years in classrooms in Washington State and New Jersey, teaching a variety of math and science classes. She continues to tutor students, speak on environmental issues and volunteer
with local conservation groups. She also hikes and bikes and reads.




Meet Mara G


Mara was born in Manhattan and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA in Sociology, minor in Psychology, and a Master’s in Education. She has also completed post Master’s work in Education. She has experience as a teacher, mentor, and supervisor in the NYC Department of Ed ucation K-12, in Regular Education, English Language Learning, and Special Education. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them identify and reach their goals. When not working, Mara enjoys traveling with her husband.
“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”
Isaac Asimov




Meet Diane N


Diane taught Basic Skills for 7 years. She then taught 4th/3rd grade 3 years each,
and this last past 3 years she taught World Cultures/ World Language. She is now going
up to 5th grade teaching all subjects, but will be the primary Science teacher for the
grade level.
She loves hanging outside with a nice fire pit and enjoying nature. She is always on the go and love spending time with her family, (when they are around...all adults now). She has a new puppy named Beau, who is 10 months old and occupies all of our time. They lovingly call him "The Beast";...he keeps them busy. Her teaching philosophy is take responsibility and accountability for your work. No excuses! She loves a good laugh with my students, but they need to know that there is always a time
and place for that. She loves when the school year ends, but gets a thrill getting things rolling for the new year. She can never relax! A great Idiom that represents her is "Don't beat around the bush";...She doesn’t like knowing things up front with surprises.




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 Saelina K


Saelina K completed her B.A. degree in Economics and minored in Japanese from Rutgers University. Upon graduation, she briefly worked in a financial firm trading foreign exchange currencies. She began teaching/tutoring students with a test prep company. She enjoyed teaching and this aligned with her life circumstance so she has been doing so since then. She has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of age group of students mainly tutoring for math and test preps. Working with students gave her an insight to which methods work better for different individuals so she uses a tailored approach. She believes that in order to do well in math, practice makes it perfect. Patience and hard work are required and there is no short cut to it. But then mastery in anything requires practice.
On a personal note, she loves travelling to remote places where the civilization hasn't
reached yet, and to learn about different cultures and people. She’s a minimalist who
cares about efficiency, environment and truly appreciate performing arts. Her favorite quote:
Books will open your mind, change your views and build your character. Time leads to
maturity and sophistication of your mind.




Meet Shana J


The feeling of satisfaction a student gets when he finally understands the material cannot be adequately described in words, which is why Shana loves teaching. The most rewarding part about teaching is helping a student discover the material on his or her own. Providing a child with the skills he or she needs to learn independently is priceless. This way, the child does not need to be spoon-fed; he can refer back to his skills and come up with questions and answers without the help of adults. Furthermore, when a child feels success in his learning, he will soon come to love that subject. Everyone can be a "math brain" or "science brain"; It just needs to be explained well. Shana teaches ESL focusing on vocabulary, grammar, accents, and most importantly, the reasons why we speak English the way we do. Again, when a student understands the whole background of a subject, he can come to discovery of learning independently.




Meet Sharyn K


Sharyn has 37 years of teaching experience in grades K-8. Her greatest achievement is having been presented NJ teacher of the year twice and the great accomplishment she felt is when a student achieves his/her very best! She has a strong background in teaching reading/ writing workshop and thoroughly enjoys seeing the successes of so many of her students!
Sharyn truly believes that in order to achieve higher learning as an educator, one must be light and humorous and make sure collaboration with the children is imperative. They must be a great part of the learning experience! Engaging children in the process of learning can be fun as well as academic! Use of games, songs and a variety of multi-sensory materials is critical to address various learning styles.




Meet Lynne G


Lynne has been teaching for 26 years. She is a mother of two boys. Her goal as a teacher is to provide her students with a safe learning environment that encourages students to make discoveries, extend their learning, take risks, and make mistakes. When She is not teaching, she loves to exercise, spend time with friends and family and take long walks with her dog, Karli. Throughout her career she has taught grades K-5 in multiple capacities. In addition, she has been trained in Orton Gillingham which is a multi sensory approach to reading.




Meet Joseph D


Joseph 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. Joseph 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, Joseph 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 Michel T


Michele moved to the USA from Ireland 25 years ago this year. She has been teaching for 30 years and really enjoys helping and watching children learn and progress in all areas of their development. Her background is in the Montessori Method of teaching and she enjoys teaching phonics and watching the whole process of learning how to read.
When she is not teaching, she enjoys walking, scrapbooking and spending time with her
family.




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 Mike K


Mike is currently tutoring elementary school students to improve their Math and Language Arts skills. His experience working in NY and NJ schools has included grades 4-8 math, language arts and environmental science. Some of his most rewarding opportunities have involved helping students with learning or physical challenges to have meaningful experiences at school and to excel and thrive academically. Mike is patient, approachable and enjoys a good story. He is a father of, two, loves animals, drawing, canoeing and trail riding. His approach to students is individualized and focused on
their learning curricula.




Meet Lori W


Lori has been teaching for 18 years. She currently teaches Creative Writing and English Language Arts in a Special Ed school. Her undergraduate degree is in elementary education with a minor in early childhood and she earned her Masters in Reading. She believes that children are a gift and possess diverse talents and capabilities. She considers teaching a privilege to help facilitate their learning and academic growth and that each student learns in their own way and style. It is her goal to help students look beyond the four walls of a classroom. She hopes to instill in them a desire to become lifelong learners.




Meet Maya G


Maya is a senior at Northern Valley Demarest High School. In her free time she enjoys reading, singing, volunteering, and hanging out with her friends and two dogs. She also enjoys tutoring because she is able to connect with the students and see their progress over time. For her, teaching is important because she believes that everybody deserves an equal opportunity to learn and understand what they’re being taught, and tutoring is a great way for her to give others this opportunity. She tutors subjects such as English, Math (Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus), Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), History (US, World), Spanish, and more! She identifies with a quote by Galileo, “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself,” which is very inspiring because a tutor’s job should be to inspire a student to want to learn and give them necessary tools for later on in life.




Meet David M


David loves bicycling, trying foods from all around the world, and traveling. He also loves
languages and can understand a bit of Spanish, Japanese, and Hebrew. He is a big fan of thrilling movies too. Teaching opens up opportunities for others to do things they might not have thought possible. He wants to inspire his students to be able to do what they did not think they could do, as teachers have inspired him. He teaches English; reading, writing, grammar and speaking skills to beginners and advanced students alike. The most important thing for him is to get to know his students’ interests and learning styles. From there, anything is possible. He identifies with this saying by Federico Fellini - “A different language is a different vision of life.”




Meet Kathy L


Kathy has been teaching full time for 4 years. She has taught 5th grade, 3rd grade, and is
currently teaching on her second year of teaching kindergarten special education. Teaching is her passion as she loves to see how much students progress and grow throughout the years. She would always try to teach her students to stand tall and never lose hope in themselves. Although, she teaches all subjects, she especially likes teaching reading, writing, and math. When she is not teaching, she loves spending time with her 5 year old Yellow Labrador Retriever. She does not have children of her own yet so he is like her child!




Meet Noah C


Noah an Indian American high school student who enjoys playing soccer and frisbee in his free time. He is a general tutor who trachea all academic areas, but his strongest subject is science, and Latin. He enjoys teaching, because it allows him to help other people improve in school, and hopefully be happier as a result. Noah makes sure that work gets done during lessons, but tries to make the students he tutors feel like hanging out with a friend, since he realizes that school can be very tiring.




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.





 

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