Meet Our Tutors

Adrian C.

graduated from Stony Brook University, where he studied Mathematics and Math Education.  During his academic career, he was accepted into the five-year accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s program, where he finished with a Bachelor’s in mathematics and a Master’s in math education.  

He has taught math including Geometry, Precalculus and Calculus I to middle, high school, and college level students. Currently, he is teaching Geometry and Precalculus at a local charter school.  Additionally, he has tutored various middle school and high school across all math-related subjects.


Math (K-Calculus), ACT (Math), SAT (Math), SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C), AP (Calculus BC/AB).

Alexander K.

has been a high school math teacher for over 11 years. He spent his first nine years in Chicago teaching Precalculus, Algebra I and II, and Geometry. He currently teaches Common Core Algebra. Alex graduated with honors in Mathematics and a minor in Psychology from SUNY Albany. While at Albany, Alexander served as a tutor for math, the GRE, and Praxis. Alexander continued his studies as a graduate student at DePaul University where he earned two master’s degrees in Education and Educational Leadership & Administration. In addition, he earned a superintendents license.


Math (All Levels), ISEE, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C).

Alexander N.

graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He is currently pursuing a master’s in Civil Engineering at Columbia University. Alexander was awarded a place on the Dean’s List at Washington University in St. Louis for five semesters. During his time at Washington University in St. Louis, Alexander worked as a teaching assistant for three engineering courses and tutored students in math and physics. Alexander has taught ACT and SAT Math, Calculus, Algebra, and Physics. His strong educational background in math and science allows him to use his expertise to help students excel in these subjects.


Math (Geometry, Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Calculus, Precalculus), Physics, Mechanical Engineering, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C), AP (Calculus BC/AB, Physics), GRE (Math).

Ashley B.

graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with distinction in her two majors, Italian and International Studies. She grew up in New York City and attended Convent of the Sacred Heart School for 13 years, graduating as the Salutatorian. Ashley is fluent in five languages and has studied all the languages that she speaks in their native countries: Italian at the Università di Bologna, French in Paris while interning at an advertising agency, Spanish at CSA Academy in Guatemala, and German at Goethe-Institut in Hamburg. She has used her languages to facilitate communication while working as an Italian, Spanish, and French medical interpreter in hospitals, as a legal interpreter and as a translator of documents in the medical, legal, arts and culture, and journalism spheres.

Ashley is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others and seeing their excitement when they understand difficult concepts and ideas. While at Sacred Heart, she tutored other students in math and at Yale was part of the Yale College Tutoring Program. She has additional experience teaching Italian at the Dante Alighieri Institute, and private tutoring in languages, math, and English.


English, Math, French, German, Italian, Spanish, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C, Spanish, Italian, French).

Ben D.

received his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Yale University. Earning Distinction in the Ethics, Politics, and Economics major, Ben wrote his thesis on the socioeconomic impacts of China’s state-owned enterprise system. His undergraduate focus on China led him to achieve fluency in Chinese and study abroad in Beijing as a sophomore. As an undergraduate, Ben’s other international pursuits included conducting research in Turkey on the refugee crisis and managing educational programs in Indonesia and in the Middle East.

After earning a score of 179 on the LSAT, Ben has tutored undergraduates and young professionals in the LSAT. Having worked with students at all levels, Ben specializes in one-on-one pedagogy and has often guided students towards score gains of 15 – 20 points. In his professional career, Ben worked at a hedge fund prior to assuming his current research position at a think tank, where he writes regularly about global macroeconomic policy.


English, History, Mandarin, Economics, LSAT.

Ben G.

graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in English and Creative Writing, and he was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. Ben writes fiction and tutors students of all ages in many subjects, ranging from English to Algebra to study skills, and including the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and other standardized tests. He loves pushing students beyond the boundaries of the classroom and standardized tests, using his work with students in essay writing, critical reading, and math as a springboard for introducing more critical ways of thinking, all in the name of developing in his students a love for learning, for exploration, and for rigor.


English (K-12), Reading, Writing, Math (K-Algebra), College Essays, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Literature), AP (English).

Blake P.

graduated cum laude Harvard University with a degree in history and economics. He has a background in journalism and has covered voting rights and election administration at ProPublica, a nonprofit organization in New York City. Blake’s academics focused on the study of 20th-century American social movements, though he also studied math and economics.

While at Harvard, Blake tutored students in civics, government, and politics. He also directed the introductory course for the school’s student newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, editing junior reporters and teaching undergraduates the basics of writing and reporting news stories. He also taught mathematics to K-12 students in a local high school.


English, Creative Writing, Math (All Levels), Economics, Multivariable Calculus, Statistics, ACT, SAT, AP (U.S. History).

Blythe A.

is a native New Yorker who graduated from American University with a B.A. in Education. After graduating, she worked at Avenues: The World School. She currently works at The Windward School in Manhattan teaching language arts and science, while also earning a M.A. in English Literature at the City College of New York. Blythe’s own diverse educational background allows her to use her knowledge in a range of subjects, and she has worked with students in a variety of settings, including the theatre departments at the National Presbyterian School and at Windward, as well as The American Museum of Natural History. Blythe is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction as well as PAF (Preventing Academic Failure).


English, History, Life Science (Middle School), Orton-Gillingham Approach, PAF, ISEE.

Brendan H.

graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Molecular Biology. Following that, he enrolled in a Pharmacology Ph.D. program at Northeastern University. His doctoral research focused on gene therapy treatments for Parkinson’s disease. After obtaining his Ph.D., Brendan has held jobs as an adjunct professor, lab manager, consultant, biology teacher, educational specialist, and most recently is involved in developing and reviewing science material for the summative assessments developed by the College Board. Brendan has tutored a variety of biology, chemistry, and medical subjects, and can also support in standardized test-taking strategies for students of all levels.


Writing, Biology (K-College), Chemistry (K-College), Genetics, Group Science Classes (K-12), Life Science, Neuroscience, NYS Regents, ISEE, ACT, SAT Subject Tests (Biology Chemistry), AP (Biology).

Brendan W.

attended Columbia University’s Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program and works as a Research Assistant in the Pediatric Emergency Department at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. He attended The George Washington University on a Presidential Scholarship, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in mathematics and economics. After graduating, he joined Teach For America in East Los Angeles, teaching high school. In his last year as a teacher, he was recognized as the Teacher of the Year in a district comprised of 27 schools. Additionally, Brendan has worked extensively with students with learning differences, helping to create content and organizational supports, collaborating with resource specialists, and advocating for students at IEP meetings.


Math, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C), SCAT, GRE (Math).

Brooke S.

is a media artist, technologist, educator, and researcher based in New York City with over 15 years of experience teaching new media at the college and graduate levels. As an artist, she has exhibited both nationally and internationally including at MoMA/PS1, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Warhol Museum of Art, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and the Neuberger Museum of Art. She has received commissions from Open Society Foundations, Madrid Council’s Department of the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), among others.

Brooke has been interviewed by NPR’s All Things Considered and Where We Live, along with several other public radio stations. She has contributed chapters to books, such as Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design, as well as articles in peer-reviewed, academic journals. She is currently an Associate Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase and was chair of the department from 20092016.


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Caitlin S.

graduated from Vassar College in 2005 with highest honors in English. Her thesis on Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Book III earned the mark of distinction. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory in 2013. She uses her talents in literature and acting as an award-winning audiobook narrator and is the voice of a number of best-selling young adult fiction series.

Caitlin grew up in Massachusetts, the daughter of a mathematics professor and an academic librarian. In high school, she earned a 4.0 GPA and placed second in the nation in the National History Day Competition for her project on Shays’ Rebellion and its influence on the writing and ratification of the United States Constitution.

In addition to excelling academically, Caitlin was also a varsity level athlete on Vassar’s Swimming and Diving Team. Upon graduation, she combined her love of teaching and the sport of swimming and began teaching private swim lessons for Asphalt Green’s swim program. She has taught children and adults of all ages and abilities, from those working through a strong fear of the water to those trying to earn a place on elite teams. She was a coach for The Chapin School’s varsity and middle school swim teams for five years before leaving to attend graduate school.

Growing up in a family of professors, Caitlin was instilled with a love of learning at an early age. As a tutor, she endeavors to pass on this love to each of her students in addition to helping them attain the tools they need to reach their maximum academic potential.


English, Essay Writing, History, Math, Organizational Skills, Study Skills, Public Speaking, Theater and Performance Studies, ISEE, SSAT.

Carmi M.

was born and raised in North Carolina and attended Duke University (Go Devils!) on the Benjamin N. Duke Merit Scholarship for service and leadership. After graduating cum laude, Carmi joined the communications team on Senator Kay Hagan’s campaign and then moved across the country to work for the President of Television at Disney/ABC. Most recently, Carmi developed the customer service and operations team at Even, a financial services startup in Oakland, California. Carmi is now a student at Harvard Business School.


English (K-9), History (K-9), College Essay Writing, Public Speaking, SAT, SAT Subject Tests.

Caroline H.

graduated with high honors from Vassar College, where she majored in French. She received her M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater. Caroline has been tutoring subjects including French, English and kindergarten readiness for over 10 years.

Caroline works wonderfully with students of all ages and specializes in supporting gifted students as well as those with learning differences. She establishes meaningful connections with students and has a keen intuition for how they best learn.


English, Writing, History, French (All Levels), Latin, AABL, OLSAT, ISEE, SSAT, AP (History, French).

Charlotte K.

graduated from Harvard College, where she studied Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Global Health and Health Policy. While at Harvard, Charlotte worked with CrimsonEMS as an EMT, which she continued professionally in Boston after graduating. She is currently a master’s student at Brown University where she studies Medical Science with a focus on community health. Before attending Brown, she carried out clinical research in the Emergency Department at Massachusetts General Hospital on patients with venous thromboembolisms.


Math, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C, Biology E/M, Chemistry).

Colleen M.

worked at The Churchill School and Center for 11 years where she became the 8th Grade English/Math Teacher, the Head of 8th Grade, and the Head of Middle School Assistants. Her experience at Churchill was invaluable. Through her classroom experiences, Colleen learned how to scaffold concepts as well as breakdown materials and create English, writing, note-taking, reading comprehension, and Math worksheets to assist her students with grasping both simple and more intricate topics. Additionally, her time spent at Churchill allowed her to become proficient with various assistive technological devices.

In September 2009, Colleen was hired by The Dalton School in their Learning Support Services program. For the last 10 years, she has been a learning specialist in the fields of reading comprehension, writing, organization, and executive functioning. In addition to these responsibilities, Colleen teaches two small writing classes where emphasis is placed on students acquiring and mastering the components of the writing process.

For the last 16 years, Colleen has tutored students ranging from preK to 10th grade in reading comprehension, writing, math, history, and science. In addition, she can also assist with executive functioning and organizational difficulties. She is trained in the Windward Writing curriculum as well as the Preventing Academic Failure reading instruction program.


English, History, Math, Science, Executive Functioning, Organizational Skills, PAF, ISEE.

Crystal L.

holds an engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A New York native, she graduated from Specialized High School, the Bronx High School of Science. Crystal comes to Arete eager to help her students to do the best they possibly can! She has worked as a strategy consultant in pharma, launched a start-up, and was even an EMT. She has years of experience with tutoring and teaching students from elementary school level to graduate school students. Crystal is an avid hiker, loves spending time with friends, cooking, and rock climbing.


Math, Biology, Chinese, Spanish, Organizational Skills, Study Skills, Public Speaking, Time Management, ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, ACT, SAT.

Dan S.

received his B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also received his Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy from Johns Hopkins University. Recently, Dan was awarded the Kavil Institute for Cosmological Physics Fellowship at the University of Chicago. In the past few years, Dan has focused his studies on dark energy and the accelerating expansion of the universe. He is currently a faculty member of the Duke Cosmology Group.


Math (K-BC Calculus), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Programming, ACT, SAT.

Daniel R.

graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Classics and Certificate in Theater. He is currently a graduate student at Columbia University, where he is pursuing an M.F.A. in Playwriting. Daniel was born and raised in New York City. He attended the Collegiate School, where he took AP tests in Latin, French, English Language, English Lit, Calculus BC, and US History. At Princeton, Daniel’s studies focused primarily on Greek tragedy. His theater thesis, an original play updating the sister-sister relationships of Sophocles’ plays Antigone and Electra, won the Francis LeMoyne Page Award for Distinctive Achievement in Theater. As a playwright, Daniel is interested in research-based, investigatory theater. For the past few years, he traveled around the country assisting with research for a theater project about the juvenile justice system.

Daniel is excited to work with students of all ages and experience levels, not only on specific subjects but also on organizational and study tools they can carry with them. In his time outside of work, Daniel is an avid theatergoer and volunteers at a youth homeless shelter in the city.


English, History (U.S. History), Math (K-Calculus), Ancient Greek, French, Latin, Essay Writing, Study Skills, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT.

Dominique S.

graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Religion and a minor in Theatre. During her time at Princeton, she received two Senior Thesis awards: the Alex Adam Award for artistic excellence and the Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship for academic excellence. Immediately after graduation, Dominique was awarded a Princeton Project ’55 Fellowship to work with Education Through Music, a non-profit organization, which brings curricular music education to New York City schools.

Dominique designed a curriculum for various ACT programs and created the Citizen Artist Initiative, which encourages M.F.A. students to get involved with education and social justice in the San Francisco community. She taught improvisational comedy to “at-risk” high school students, created a Shakespeare workshop for students with disabilities, and mentored individual students both academically and artistically.

As a classically-trained actor, she has a number of memorization techniques that appeal to visual, aural, and kinesthetic learners.

Dominique has a true passion for tutoring and teaching. She is a dedicated educator who enjoys working with students to unlock their curiosity and help them feel empowered in their studies.


English, Writing, History, Math (K-Algebra & Trigonometry), Social Sciences, Philosophy, Executive Functioning, Public Speaking, ISEE, ACT, SAT.

Elias B.

is a native New Yorker with years of tutoring experience. After attending Collegiate School on the Upper West Side, Elias enrolled at Brown University, where he graduated with honors in Comparative Literature and served as a Writing Fellow. Elias speaks French and Portuguese fluently, and he worked as a travel writer in Reykjavik, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv. In addition to tutoring writing, standardized tests, and academic subjects, Elias has also worked as an ESL tutor.


English, Reading, Writing, History, SSAT, ACT, SAT.

Elizabeth J.

holds a Bachelor of Science in astrophysics with a minor in physics from Villanova University. She was part of Villanova’s Honors Program and was on the Dean’s list for all four years. Elizabeth has an interest in researching cosmology, which includes the study of dark energy and the expansion rate of the universe. She spent the Summer of 2016 researching at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore and spent the following summer researching with NASA astrophysicists at the University of Chicago. Her work has gained praise and recognition, including the Chambliss Undergraduate Achievement Award. She is currently be pursuing her Ph.D. in astrophysics at Johns Hopkins.

Elizabeth is enthusiastic about teaching and mentorship. She has experience working as a teaching assistant for an astronomy lab course at Villanova, volunteering as a tutor at local high schools, and tutoring peers on campus. She especially enjoys discussing physics problems with her students and seeing the aha moments of discovery.


Math (K-Calculus), Astronomy, College Physics (Mechanics and E&M), Study Skills, AP (Calculus BC, Physics 1/2).


Ethan B.

graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he studied Economics and Mathematics. After graduating, he attended Columbia University’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. Ethan was awarded a place on the Dean’s List at Vanderbilt 6 semesters, and all 4 semesters he attended Columbia. At Columbia, he graduated the Post-baccalaureate program at the top of his class. While studying at Columbia, Ethan worked at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. As a Research Assistant, Ethan worked on drug addiction and Parkinson’s Disease studies. Ethan has taught SAT Math and ACT Math and Science courses. His diverse educational background allows him to use his expertise in a multitude of subjects.

Ethan volunteers for the Foundation for Education in Honduras, which builds and refurbishes schools in rural Honduras. He is also a passionate New York sports fan!


History, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish (Levels I-III), Economics, ACT, SAT, GMAT, MCAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math Level 1 & 2, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics).

Felice S.

is a native New Yorker. Felice earned her B.A. in Semiotics at Brown University. From elementary school through college, Felice managed to juggle her studies with a professional acting career, appearing in films, television programs, and plays. At the same time, she studied at the prestigious School of American Ballet, dancing with the New York City Ballet, and the visiting Bolshoi and Stuttgart companies as well.

After years in front of the camera and on stage, Felice moved behind the scenes into film and television production and freelance writing. Throughout her career, she managed to travel and live around the world, gaining fluency in Spanish. Her teaching career began with volunteer tutoring at the East Harlem Tutorial Program and the Red Cross Homeless Shelter, assisting children with reading and homework. These experiences inspired Felice to apply for the New York Teaching Fellows program. As a Fellow, Felice gained hands-on classroom experience working with children with various disabilities, including students with ADHD, dyslexia, autism, speech impairments, and emotional disorders. Her students increased their reading and/or math scores, and some were even mainstreamed out of special education classrooms. Because of her success, she was asked to teach the AIS and Newton after-school programs, assisting children in the general community with test preparation. She was also recruited as the summer internship coordinator at the well-known KIPP Academy charter school in the Bronx, providing high school students with career skills, building opportunities such as resume writing and interview preparedness.

Felice is currently an ABA therapist in New York City. She is passionate about tutoring and is an ERB & AABL specialist. She considers her greatest accomplishment to be that of bringing her son, William, into the world in October 2005.

“Each child learns differently. I believe in empowering children to overcome their individual challenges in order to achieve their unique potential.”


English, Math, Spanish, Organizational Skills, Study Skills, AABL, OLSAT.

Gabrielle D.

is an honors graduate from New York University who served as a Special Education Teacher and Instructional Specialist with the NYC Department of Education for eight years in West Harlem. Gabrielle is trained in Wilson Reading System, Fundations (Wilson Language Basics for K-3), Recipe for Reading, Handwriting without Tears, Orton-Gillingham Approach, Teacher’s College Reading & Writing Program, and Words Their Way Word Study Program.

While at NYU, Gabrielle worked with the America Reads program, helping young students learn to read effectively. Gabrielle also worked at Atlantic Records in Artist Development and as a Junior Publicist for Lincoln Center’s Summer Programming. Gabrielle’s studies took her abroad numerous times studying Art History and the Renaissance in Italy as well as Media and Globalization in Amsterdam and London. Gabrielle also spent considerable time in Italy exploring international education. Particularly, researching the early-childhood educational philosophy behind the Reggio Emilia approach and building a supportive yet exploratory instructional environment.

Gabrielle has served as a keynote speaker in several seminars through NYU Child Study Center around the treatment and understanding of ADHD within the classroom and in the home environment especially in regards to learning and academic achievement.

Gabrielle has also served on the board for three different non-profits over the past eleven years. She is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Chris Sahm Memorial Mentoring Program, a nonprofit program aiming to increase team-building and conflict resolution skills as well as the self-efficacy in underprivileged, at-risk, adolescent African American and Latino boys.


Reading, Writing, History, Math, Early Spanish, Early Italian, Public Speaking, Speech & Debate, Organizational Skills, Orton-Gillingham Approach, Study Skills, AABL.

Gabe R.

graduated Valedictorian of Maimonides High School in Brookline Massachusetts. He was one of only seven students to receive a perfect score on his SATs in the state of Massachusetts and was a National Merit Scholar. Gabe studied economics and classics at Harvard University, receiving the Dean’s award and graduating with honors in both subjects. During his time at Harvard, Gabe was a member of the National Champion Harvard Mock Trial team and performed research at the Harvard Kennedy School. As a senior, he was accepted into the 2+2 program, offering deferred admissions to Harvard Business School to promising candidates. After graduation, Gabe began working in the Asset Management division of Goldman Sachs in New York. He has now returned to Harvard and is enrolled in a joint JD/MBA program at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. Gabe has previous experience tutoring SAT Math and SAT Verbal as well as tutoring college economics.


Science (K-12), PSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Chemistry, Biology, Italian, Math 1, Math 2C), AP (Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Government & Politics, English, Economics, English, Economics, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History), GMAT, GRE, LSAT.

Gila B.

received her Master’s in Education in School Counseling from Teacher’s College at Columbia University and her Master’s in the Science of Education from Johns Hopkins School of Education. She graduated Cum Laude from Cornell University, where she received the Racker Center Hero/Shero Award for Outstanding Collaboration for her math interventions in a public school specialized math classroom. In addition to her work in the local public schools, she was the head teaching assistant for a class at Cornell specializing in the social and political context of American education. Gila has also taught math at North Miami Middle School and at Achievement First in Brooklyn. She believes in building positive mindsets to help students tackle challenging math concepts, making the world of math more accessible.


Math (K-8), ISEE, SSAT.

Heather G.

received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Wheaton College and her Ed.M. in Elementary Education with a concentration in reading from the State University of New York at Buffalo. A 23-year teaching veteran in kindergarten through fourth grades, she has taught in both private and public schools in general education and gifted classrooms. Heather has also provided professional development for teachers, helping them to work more effectively with young writers. In addition, she has many years of experience tutoring students in reading, writing, and math. In reading, she helps students develop strategies necessary for a deep understanding of text. In math, she helps students build a solid foundation of number sense and develop reasoning and problem solving skills. Heather specializes in tailoring instruction to the needs and learning style of each student.


Reading, Writing, Math (K-5), AABL, ECCA.

Jackie K.

has been teaching Latin at the middle and high school levels for the past seven years. She currently teaches grades 5 through 12 (including Advanced Latin Literature) at The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. Prior to Packer, Jackie taught at The Winsor School in Boston, where she also served as a head teacher. Jackie has loved Latin since the moment she walked into her first Latin class in high school. Her teacher inspired her to continue her studies at Barnard College, where she majored in Classics and studied abroad in Rome at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies. After graduating cum laude and with distinction on her senior thesis, Jackie moved to London, where she earned her Master’s degree in Classics at King’s College. Upon returning from London, Jackie enrolled in the Teacher Certification Program at Providence College, earning her teaching certification in Secondary Latin and English.


English, Latin.

Janaina A.

earned a Master’s Degree in Childhood Education from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. She began her teaching career at The Dalton School, where she taught kindergarten and first grade. At Dalton, in addition to teaching she led playgroups for elementary admissions. She has taught first and second grade at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School as well as reading in grades K through 3rd. Most recently, Janaina is teaching kindergarten at Avenues: the World School. Janaina is trained in Fundations, a Wilsons Language Program, and PAF (Preventing Academic Failure), an Orton-Gillingham based reading program. Janaina is trilingual in Italian, Portuguese and English.

Janaina has used many different math and reading curriculums, including Singapore Math, Recipe for Reading and Teachers College Reading and Writing workshop.


Reading, Math, Italian, Portuguese, Early Literacy, Elementary School Enrichment, Playgroup Readiness, AABL.

Janna L.

is a 2nd grade teacher in the NYC public school system, and she currently completing her Masters of Science in Literacy at CUNY Hunter School of Education. As a teacher, Janna has worked on reading, writing, and math skills with students from Pre-K to 5th Grade. In addition to holding a NYS general education license, she also holds a NYS special education license. Janna immensely enjoys working with her students, and takes time to get to know each one as an individual. She believes there is more than one way to teach something and understands that every student learns differently. In her free time, Janna enjoys traveling, swimming competitively, and spending time with family and friends.


Reading (PreK-5), Writing (PreK-5), Math (PreK-5), Kindergarten Readiness Test.

Jessica S.

graduated from Long Island University, where she majored in Elementary education with a minor in Humanities. She graduated with a bilingual extension grades K-12. After graduating, she attended Lehman college where she received her masters in TESOL (Teaching English as a second language and Bilingual Education). Jessica has worked at a public school in the Bronx for 11 years now. She has experience teaching first, third, and fourth grade. She currently works as a 4th grade general education teacher in an ICT classroom. For the past four years, Jessica has been the grade team leader for her grade. She has several years of experience tutoring elementary aged students, in preparation for the ELA and Math State exams as well as one-on-one support to master grade level content areas.


English (K-5), Reading (Pre K-5), Math (PreK-6), Spanish (K-4), NY State Regents ELA and Math (3-4).

Joanna L.

graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in English and Spanish from the Honors Program at The George Washington University in 2005 where she was awarded a full academic scholarship. She spent a semester in Spain, studying Spanish at the University of Sevilla. Born and raised in Manhattan, she graduated with honors from Riverdale Country School. Joanna has always felt very much at home in the classroom. She first discovered her passion for working with children over 20 years ago while spending time volunteering in her mother’s class at All Souls Nursery School. She quickly realized that she has a unique ability to connect with children.

After graduating, Joanna briefly ventured into the corporate world, landing a job as an account executive at Tod’s. Ultimately, she felt an intrinsic pull to be a teacher. She completed the NYC Teaching Fellows program in 2010 and received her Master’s Degree in Elementary General and Special Education at City College. For the past five years she has worked as a Special Education teacher at a public school in New York City. She has focused her work towards students with learning disabilities, speech and language impairments, emotional disturbances, and other mental and physical health challenges. In this role, she has successfully supported her students to overcome academic obstacles by building self-confidence, capitalizing on individual strengths and interests, and enhancing their enjoyment in the learning process. This individualized and flexible approach to teaching coupled with her nurturing, calm, and patient demeanor set her apart from other teachers. She excels at crafting unique and creative strategies to help students overcome academic, social, and behavioral challenges.

“My teaching philosophy is that kids must believe in their ability to succeed. It is important to see kids as individuals with unique gifts and to strategically use their strengths in order to help them overcome obstacles. We must instill them with confidence while providing them with individualized accommodations that will allow them to thrive.”


Reading, Writing, Math, Organizational Skills, Study Skills, AABL. ECAA.

Joanna S.

is a native of New York City, Joanna attended Hunter College High School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. While at Hunter, she achieved 1 of only 50 perfect scores and received numerous Gold Medals for her performance on the National Latin Exam, given each year to over 150,000 Latin students in 14 countries worldwide. Joanna graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University where she majored in Political Science and Sociology. Joanna also explored her interest in Eastern European and Russian literature while at Colgate and spent a semester abroad studying at Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis in Prague. During her final year at Colgate, she went on to receive the Raphael Lemkin prize for her essay on the Hungarian Nobel Prize-winning author, Imre Kertez. Joanna has Master’s of Education degrees in both Childhood Education and in the Education of Exceptional Students. She currently teaches 2nd grade and has taught primary grades on both the Upper East and Upper West Sides. Joanna has worked extensively with students ages 3 through 12, providing support and enrichment in literacy, math, and organizational skills. She has also helped prepare students for kindergarten admissions, as well as the New York City Gifted and Talented exam and the Hunter test.


Reading, Writing, Math, Kindergarten Readiness, Organizational Skills, AABL, NNAT, OLSAT, Stanford-Binet.

Jodi G.

graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.S. in Biology and received her Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from NYU. Jodi has over 10 years’ experience tutoring SAT, ACT, ISEE, Biology and Math.

Jodi also has over 15 years’ experience of college interview prep and currently interviews prospective students for Duke University. After working with Jodi, students have been accepted to top universities across the country including Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Duke and Stanford. Jodi is the author of the book The Little Black Apron: A Single Girl’s Guide to Cooking with Style and Grace. She has appeared on Good Morning America, the CW morning news, radio stations across the country such as Radio Disney and CNN International as well as many publications such as The Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Parenting, Parents and more.

Jodi also has extensive experience working with many elementary students to advance their understanding of standardized test material and offer enrichment and organizational assistance.


Math, Biology, Elementary Enrichment, Interview Prep, Organizational Skills, ISEE, ACT, SAT, ACT.

Josh A.

graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University and earned a Master’s with Distinction from the University of Oxford. After finishing his degrees, Josh moved to New York, where he will begin an MFA in order to earn formal teaching qualification. His academic focus has veered toward literature and the arts, but he has a strong background in STEM and completed substantial coursework in math and science at Harvard (including Linear Algebra and Organic Chemistry). While at Harvard, Josh worked as a facilitator for the Life Sciences 1a and 1b courses; these introductory science courses teach students the basics of biology, chemistry, and genetics. As a facilitator, he worked with students on coursework both individually and in larger group settings.


Writing, Math, Science, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Chemistry, Spanish, Biology, Math, and Literature), AP (Chemistry, Biology, Calculus BC/AB).

Julie H.

graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Chemistry. After graduation, she worked at Weill Cornell Medicine as a Research Technician in the Cancer Center. Currently, Julie is attending the George Washington University and working toward her Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering. During her undergraduate studies, Julie has tutored a range of students from elementary to college level and has worked with high school students tutoring them in SAT math and reading. Her diverse educational background allows her to teach students across a broad range of STEM subjects and she is passionate about education and working with students of all ages.


Math (K-Calculus), Science (PreK-College), Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Genetics, MATLAB, Psychology, Statistics, ACT, SAT.

Katherine C.

graduated from the University of Chicago, where she studied Art History, and went on to receive her M.A. from Columbia University in East Asian Languages and Cultures. While in college, Katherine was on the Dean’s List for four years and received departmental honors for her undergraduate thesis. At Columbia, she presented in multiple graduate student conferences and won an award presenting her M.A. research. In the past, Katherine has worked as an editorial assistant and museum docent. Katherine has also tutored students in SAT Reading and Writing, both in groups and individually. With a strong educational background in the humanities, Katherine is able to provide support in a variety of subjects.


English (K-College), Math (K-Precalculus), Writing, History (World & U.S. History), Art History, Latin, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Literature), AP Tests (English).

Kayla M.

graduated from the Postbac Premed Program at Columbia University, having made the Dean’s List in the sciences for Fall 2016 to Spring 2017. She graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University with Honors in Psychology and a minor in English Literature. Kayla grew up in Aspen, Colorado, where she was part of the National Honors Society and graduated with an I.B. Diploma.

Kayla has experience and interests in a wide array of subjects, from English, and Studio Art, to Biology and Chemistry, making her a well-rounded academic. After graduating from Columbia University, Kayla tutored students at Columbia in Organic Chemistry, Lab, and Biology. During her Postbac program, Kayla taught a nutrition course to middle school students and held various mentoring roles during her undergraduate career. Kayla is passionate about helping students overcome test anxiety and build confidence.


English, Writing, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Biology, Chemistry), AP (Chemistry, Biology).

Kendrick M

graduated from Yale University where he studied English Literature and Creative Writing and completed a thesis entitled “On Ice, In Water.” Kendrick also studied at Cambridge University through the Pembroke-King’s International Program. After graduating, Kendrick worked as an Editorial Assistant for Harper’s Magazine, where he conducted extensive research and editing.


English, Writing, History, Math (K-Calculus), Physics, College Essays, Journalism, College Essays, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Test (Literature, Math Level 1 & 2, Physics), GRE.

Kirini K.

graduated Oxford University with a First (summa cum laude) in Modern History and Politics, coming in fifth in the year. While at Oxford she was awarded a scholarship for outstanding work in the subject of History. She was also a member of the Oxford Union where she served as Chair of Communications Committee and held the position of first-ever Women’s Officer. Kirini was awarded an honorary Master’s from Oxford University. She also holds a Master’s in Contemporary Arts from Oxford Brookes. She has worked with leading tuition organizations in the UK including Greene’s Tutorial College, Oxford; Holland Park Tuition, London; and Bright Young Things, London. For the past six years she has taught students in History, Politics, French, English, Sociology, Arts, Business, Economics, Study Skills, AP/IB/A-Level final exam preparation, SAT and ACT preparation, and college applications. She is a specialist in college counselling, having designed a program of study for students seeking entry to top US universities and presenting at a conference for college counselors in the UK. She is a dedicated tutor, offering not just effective academic support but also pastoral support and strongly believes that the two go hand in hand. In addition to teaching, Kirini is pursuing a career in visual art.


English, Writing, History, Math, French, Art, Business, Economics, Politics, Social Sciences, U.K. College Counseling/Application Writing, Study Skills, ACT, SAT.

Laura K.

is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture department at Harvard University, where she also received her MA degree. She graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University, where she was awarded departmental honors and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. Upon graduation, Laura worked as a grant writer and development coordinator for Printed Matter Inc., a non-profit artist bookstore located in the Chelsea art district of New York. Her teaching experience at Harvard includes the field of modern and contemporary art, as well as working closely with students to improve essay writing and critical reading skills.


Reading, Writing, History, Art History, ACT, SAT.

Laura P.

graduated from The University of Chicago, where she studied Economics. After graduating, she worked as an investment banking analyst on the Loan Capital Markets & Syndicate desk at Societe Generale in New York City and has most recently pursued a career in advertising and digital marketing. Raised in a family with two teachers and owners of a college-prep school in NJ, teaching is a joy and comes naturally to Laura. She has tutored students for over 10 years through college prep summer camps in NJ, in college at UChicago, and most recently in NYC, where she focuses on teaching all levels of Math, SAT and ACT prep, Science, Economics, Japanese and other exams through a personalized approach tailored to each student’s strengths and learning style.


English, Reading, Writing, U.S. History, Math (All levels), Science (K-12), Japanese (Elementary & Intermediate Levels), Phonics, ISEE (All Levels), SSAT, SHSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Japanese, Math 1, Math 2C), IB (Economics, Japanese).

Lauren B.

graduated from Yale University, where she studied Chemistry and Theater Studies. At the age of twelve Lauren was accepted into the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholar Program and remained a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar throughout college. Since graduating, Lauren has been working as a math and science tutor in addition to pursuing a career as a theatrical lighting designer which allows her to use her physics and math skills and her passion for collaborating with other artists. Lauren has been a tutor for eight years and enjoys sharing her love of math and science with students to help them develop skills to excel academically and on standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT.


Math (K-Calculus), Chemistry (K-College), Physics (9-College), ACT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C), AP Tests (Chemistry, Calculus, Physics).


Mary G.

has taught in the classroom as a Spanish and General Education teacher for 15 years. Since she started teaching in 2002, when accepted into Teach for America, Mary has honed her skills as a master Spanish teacher. She is proficient in teaching levels ranging from basic (Spanish I) to collegiate level (AP and IB Spanish Language and Spanish Literature). A Summa Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelors in English Literature and Spanish Language, Mary has earned two Master’s degrees in Education – one from the Hunter College and another from The University of Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain).

In addition to extensive teaching experience, Mary also created exceptional curricula which has contributed to nationally recognized scholastic programs and outstanding student performance on Advanced Placement exams in Spanish Language and Spanish Literature.

Mary has an outstanding reputation with current and former students who most commonly describe her as dedicated, warm, demanding, kind, relatable, and helpful in times of both academic and personal need. Mary feels that teaching is a true vocation; one that she feels incredibly fortunate to hold as it allows her to continually learn from her students as she supports them in their academic and developmental journeys.


English, History, Spanish (K-College), Philosophy, AP Tests (English, Spanish Language & Culture).

Maxine M.

graduated cum laude from Harvard University where she studied Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. She worked at a stem cell lab at Boston Children’s Hospital investigating the genetic basis for colon cancer, seeking to develop a more effective screening method for the disease. She has also shadowed a pediatric HIV physician in rural South Africa and worked as an EMT in Brooklyn. Since graduating, Maxine has been working for a syringe exchange program and developing an independently produced podcast about the opioid epidemic.


Math, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, ACT, SAT, MCAT.

Megan A.

graduated from Georgetown University with a doctorate degree in neuroscience. During her time as a graduate student, she received several awards for her research. Megan’s thesis project focused on defining the functional effects of a signaling pathway initiated by a protein that is elevated in Alzheimer’s disease. Megan is now working at Weill Cornell Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow where she uses stem cells derived from patients to study the cellular mechanisms that cause autism. Additionally, Megan has published her findings in peer-reviewed journals and presented them at several international meetings. Prior to entering academic science, Megan worked as an educator in the San Diego Public School System and tutored math and science to undergraduate students.


Biology (K-College), Chemistry, Life Sciences, Neuroscience, AABL, SAT Subject Tests (Biology), AP (Biology), GRE.

Meredith W.

is an experienced classroom teacher and private tutor with a graduate degree in Literacy Education from Hunter College. She holds a New York and Connecticut certification in both Elementary Education and Literacy Education/Remedial Reading. During her time at Hunter, she participated in a graduate internship, where she served as a small group reading instructor for children grades 2-5. Meredith went on to teach first and second grade in New York, fortifying her skills in early childhood education. Simultaneously, she worked as a Saturday school teacher for students grades 3-5 who had learning differences or needed additional academic support.

As a private tutor, Meredith has worked with children in grades preK through 8th grade providing one-on-one academic support in a variety of subjects and standardized tests. Through her multifaceted experiences, Meredith has mastered assessing students’ individual needs and learning styles to provide individualized instruction. Meredith strives to help her students improve both in work and testing as well as everyday functioning skills.


English, History, Math (K-Algebra), Science (preK-5), ISEE, AAB, ECAA.

Michael F.

grew up in Illinois and graduated valedictorian from Aurora Central Catholic High School with a 36 on the ACT. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with honors in Physics and Mathematics. While there, Michael conducted research on a number of topics within astrophysics, including exoplanets, the formation of the first elements after the Big Bang, and supernova cosmology. He has been a National Merit Scholar, a Goldwater Scholar, a recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He also studied abroad and performed astronomical observations in Chile, and he has presented his research at a number of locations internationally. He speaks Spanish fluently and is a Ph.D. candidate in Astrophysics at Harvard University. Michael is also passionate about a number of causes that seek to increase diversity in STEM, promote medical research, and ensure quality science education for everyone. In his free time, you can find him playing volleyball and soccer, trying to rock climb, and singing. He enjoys helping students discover their talents and passions, and he has mentored students in both classes and applications for college and scholarships.

Michael received over $300,000 in academic scholarships when he applied for college and was named a National Merit Scholar and US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist. For graduate school, he was admitted to Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Cambridge, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins and others, receiving a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship (funded by Bill Gates for full graduate study at Cambridge). He has developed a good eye for what admissions committees are looking for, and offers strategies and advice throughout the entire college essay process.


English, US History, Math, Biology, Physics, Spanish, Astronomy, Economics, World Religions, College Essays, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math, Physics, Biology E/M, Spanish), GRE.

Michelle J.

graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood & Special Education and Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Literacy Education. For the past eleven years, she has worked as a general education teacher with the NYC Department of Education on the Upper West Side and East New York. She has taught in both general education classes and integrated co-teaching classrooms. Michelle is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, Teachers College Reading and Writing Program, Six Traits Writing, INSIGHTS Management, and Words Their Way Word Study Program. While at NYU, Michelle worked with the America Reads tutoring program and in a literacy tutoring intensive program using focused one-on-one assistance to help readers and writers struggling to reach grade level. She also had the opportunity to present at Imagine! Integrating Chris Van Allsburg’s Books into the classroom, Michelle utilized multi-sensory learning and applied relevant texts across subject areas to keep students engaged.

Michelle is a grade leader and a member of the Data Analysis Team, which looks closely at student work and formative/summative assessments to pinpoint learning gaps and the conducive next steps for each student. In addition, she was part of the grant-writing team that won the 2016 Teaching Matters Elizabeth Rohatyn prize.


Reading, Writing, Math, ELA, Executive Functioning, Organizational Skills, Orton-Gillingham Approach, AABL, ISEE.

Nastasya P.

graduated cum laude from Northwestern University, where she studied Literary Nonfiction, Russian Literature and Film. Nastasya was awarded a place on the Dean’s List at Northwestern for nine consecutive quarters. At Northwestern, her films, writing, and research received an Undergraduate Research Grant, a Spring Production Grant from Studio 22, the Krevoy Screenwriting Prize, and numerous English department awards for both Fiction and Nonfiction. She studied closely under professors Gary Saul Morson, Eula Biss, and Megan Stielstra, and earned a Gilman Scholarship to fund the study of writing abroad at FAMU in Prague. Her most recent documentary short was selected for ReeLabs, an initiative with Kartemquin Films and ReelAbilities Chicago, and is a finalist for a Horizon Award at the Sundance Film Festival.


English, Writing, History, Math, Science, Art History, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, AP (English, Psychology), Organizational Skills, Vocabulary Development.

Nick P.

began his teaching path with the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University. He earned his BA and MS degrees from New York University with a concentration in biology, chemistry, economics, and general science, and obtained teaching credentials in science education from Fordham University and City College of New York. Nick has been actively involved in the education sector for over fifteen years, teaching in private and public schools, and providing services to educational institutions in the greater New York City area. He is also a certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor and has been practicing yoga and conscious living for over ten years. As an educator, Nick has had many diverse experiences teaching and tutoring students of all levels, K-college, in many different subject areas, especially in the subject areas of elementary level reading, math and science, including standardized test preparation for the AABL, PSAT, ISEE, SSAT, ACT Math/Science, as well other other standardized tests.

Nick has always had an inclination for the education of others. As far back as he can remember, Nick never turns down the opportunity to explain something when people do not understand, especially when it comes to math and science. He has an intuitive ability to quickly recognize students’ disconnects, and provide support to make those connections for students. To Nick, teaching fulfills a higher purpose. Knowing that the future leaders of this world will face many coming challenges, teenagers and young adults must immediately be guided in such a way that will prepare them for the coming challenges that humanity faces.


English, Reading, Math (Pre K-Pre Calculus), Science (K-8), Biology (9-College), Chemistry (K-12), Earth Science, Life Science (6-8), Physics, Study Skills, AABL, ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Biology, Chemistry, Physics), AP (Biology).

Phoenix G.

graduated Princeton University with a B.A. in Religion and joint certificates in Medieval Studies and Theater. For her Religion, Theater, and Medieval Studies thesis, she received the Stanley J Seeger Fellowship to travel abroad in England and Greece and to stage a production of two medieval mystery plays from the Wakefield Cycle.

She has worked at several technology start-up companies as a product manager and is passionate about the ways in which the performing arts can be made accessible through new business and technological innovations.

Phoenix took AP Calculus, AB and BC (both 5s), and she took multivariable calculus while at Princeton. She also has over five years of experience working as a tutor and mentor. Phoenix is currently working towards her Ph.D. at Yale University.


Spanish, German, Multivariable Calculus, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Literature, History, Math, Spanish), AP (English Literature, Spanish Language, History, Calculus AB and BC), GRE.

Raphael B.

graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve University with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry. After graduating, he worked at the National Institutes of Health as a post-baccalaureate fellow for 3 years. There, he worked on a few projects pertaining to neurodevelopment using human embryonic stem cell models. His work resulted in four peer-reviewed publications, of which he is a first co-author on two, and several posters presented at regional and national conferences. His passion for neuroscience and neurodevelopment led him to a Ph.D. graduate program in neuroscience at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (NYC). He is currently studying the genetic basis of primary microcephaly and the molecular mechanisms involved.

He has years of tutoring and teaching experience, ranging from freelance tutoring in math and science to being a TA for graduate-level neuroscience courses. When he is not doing or teaching science, he enjoys rock-climbing.


Math (Algebra, Precalculus, Geometry), Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemistry (General, Organic, Physical), Biochemistry, Neuroscience, SAT (Math), ACT (Math, Science), GRE (Math), MCAT.

Renee N.

is currently an MBA candidate in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, specializing in Finance. She received a dual undergraduate degree from Boston University majoring in Applied Mathematics (BA) and Mathematics Education (BS). She then continued her educational pursuits, earning an MA in Publishing. Now Renee has returned to teaching high school students because she has a passion for engaging students and helping them learn mathematics to prepare for higher education. She has continued working as a classroom math teacher, with over 15 years of experience.


Math (K-Calculus), Financial Algebra, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C).

Saad F.

is a Research Associate at NYU School of Medicine. He graduated from Cornell University with a BSc in Biology and Society. Saad is a medical student at NYU, he is currently in his final year and to become a surgeon. He has a breadth of experience across subjects including introductory and advanced biological sciences, physiology, microbiology, genetics and more. Saad has tutored students in introductory and advanced biological science and scored in the 97th percentile on the MCAT. He aims to provide individualized teaching for all of his students and finds it incredibly rewarding to see the improvements his students make.


Biology (K-College), Biochemistry, Chemistry, Life Sciences, USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2, SAT Subject Tests (Biology), AP (Biology), MCAT.

Sally B.

graduated with honors from Princeton University, where she studied English as a pre-medical student in the Global Health & Health Policy Program. Her senior thesis was a double award-winning narrative about the impact of an infectious, stomach cancer-causing bacterium on the First Nations populations of Northern Canada. Fluent in French and passionate about medicine, Sally has been involved in a variety of medical research in Canada, France, America and the UK. After completing a Non-Profit Service Fellowship upon graduating from Princeton, she completed Columbia University’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program. Desiring a deeper understanding of the social and historical dimensions of health and medicine, Sally then completed an MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society at Cambridge University, where she received first class honours for her dissertation. She is currently a Research Associate at Cambridge, working on a European Research Council-funded project that aims to better characterize and understand the changing dynamics of diagnostic innovation in the realm of cancer screening. She intends to complete an M.D./Ph.D. combined degree in the coming years.

Sally’s passion for teaching spans across all ages and subjects: as a member of the Arete team, Sally comfortably transitions from grade school learners to graduate students, helping to break down difficult science concepts, while at once working to elevate reading and writing skills. Her experience as a student of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences has equipped her with the ability to recognize and communicate the connection between these seemingly disparate worlds in a way that inspires and energizes her students. As a four-year Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey team member at Princeton, Sally also has extensive experience with the drive, commitment, and skill necessary to excel in elite level athletics. While at Cambridge, she earned her Full Blue (the highest honour that may be bestowed on a Cambridge athlete) for her performance on the Women’s Ice Hockey Team, and rowed in the first boat for her college. Sally’s experience with both the American and British educational systems means that she is well-equipped to advise not only on what Ivy League schools are looking for in a prospective student, but also what a successful Oxbridge application entails.

English, Writing, Math (K-Algebra), Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, French, Group Science Classes, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math 1, Math 2C, GRE, LSAT, MCAT.

Sam W.

graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, where he studied mathematics, new media art, and aesthetic philosophy in the Visual and Environmental Studies program. While at Harvard, Sam was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and designated a John Harvard Scholar. His thesis, which explored government archives related to telecommunications infrastructure and intelligence collection, was awarded the Rudolf Arnheim Prize for its excellence in interdisciplinary studies and its integration of scholarly research with visual communication. Prior to his undergraduate career, he ran the Peer Tutoring program at Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles.


English, Math (K-Statistics), Chemistry, Physics, PDEs, ODEs, Computer Science, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, LSAT, SAT Subject Tests (Chemistry, Physics, Math 1, Math 2C, Literature).

Sar M.

graduated from Princeton University in 2010 with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs. He was born and raised in Greensboro, NC where he attended Greensboro Day School. After graduating from high school in 2005, Sar took a gap year. Turning down an offer to be a professional trainee with the North Carolina Dance Theater, he spent time studying and working in China, France, and Colorado.

At Princeton, Sar directed an SAT tutoring program for underprivileged students in Trenton, was involved with the Entrepreneurship Club, and danced in a student hip-hop/jazz company. During his sophomore year at Princeton, Sar was accepted into the Humanities and Medicine program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

During medical school, Sar tutored high school students in East Harlem, started a speaker series with NYC- based industry leaders, and discovered his love for Emergency Medicine. Toward the end of medical school, Sar simultaneously got his Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, focusing on national and state health policy. Since 2015, Sar has been an Emergency Medicine resident at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he spends his time working in the Grady Hospital Emergency Department, fly fishing on the Chattahoochee River, and playing fetch with his dog.


English, Writing, History, Math (K-Algebra II), Biology, ACT, SAT, GRE, USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2.

Sarah P.

graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Religion and a minor in Theater. She led academic and arts classes at The Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ, as the Alumni Arts Fellow in the Drama Department. While there she taught theater classes. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Harvard University in coordination with The Moscow Art Theater School.

Sarah lives in New York and works as a teacher at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has experience tutoring everything from math to study skills and standardized test prep for students in all grades. Her goal as a tutor is to offer positive support and encourage students while empowering them to reach their goals.


English, Writing, History, Math, Science, Organizational Skills, Vocabulary Development, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, AP (English).


Sharlee T.

attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Linguistics and Theater. After making the Dean’s List two years in a row, Sharlee graduated Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.88 and the Mark Goodson’s Prize for Distinguished Talent. While completing her undergraduate degree, Sharlee had the opportunity to study abroad in both Ecuador and Spain, perfecting her Spanish language skills. Sharlee then attended Harvard University, completing a Master of Fine Arts in Theater. Sharlee has a passion for tutoring and continues to develop myriad tutoring techniques while living in New York City.


English, Reading, Writing, History, Spanish, Economics, ISEE, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Literature, History, Spanish).

Sheena D.

is a graduate of Harvard College, where she studied Government, with a focus on Political Economy and History. She has Master’s degrees in Political Science and Writing from Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence, respectively. As a graduate student, she taught international politics at Columbia, and undergraduate literature and writing at Sarah Lawrence. Sheena has worked with students on English, history, essay writing and general writing skills, planning, and organizational skills. She is currently shopping her first novel to literary agents.


English (K-College), Writing, History (K-College), Social Studies, Politics, Executive Functioning, Organizational Skills, Research, Study Skills, ISEE (Verbal), SSAT (Verbal), SAT Subject Tests (Literature, US History, World History), AP (English, Comparative Government & Politics, U.S. History, U.S. Government & Politics, World History.

Shreyas T.

is a researcher at the University of Cambridge, where he focuses on the intersection of regulation and technology. Prior to his research work, Shreyas received an MBA from the University of Oxford, where he served as an officer of the Oxford Union, and as a speaker at multiple Union debates. He has previously worked at the UN in New York, the Indian Government in New Delhi, and with AI startups in London. Shreyas helps students through the life-cycle of graduate school admissions, with a focus on business and social-sciences programs. He tutors for the GMAT, and has successfully helped students pursue graduate school at Ivies such as Columbia and Harvard and elite European programs such as the LSE and Oxbridge.


Graduate School Admissions (MBA/MPP/MSc Programs), GMAT.

Sophie A.

graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude, where she majored in History with certificates in French, European Cultural Studies, and Dance. She spent summers interning at National Geographic Magazine and the U.S. Department of State. As a junior, she was awarded the Stone-Davis Prize Fellowship from the Department of History to travel to France and Switzerland and conduct archival research. Her thesis, which she wrote about the Paris Opera Ballet during WWII, was awarded two departmental awards. After graduating, she spent a year as a Project 55 Fellow in civic service, mentoring students in grades PreK-8 in all subjects. Sophie is passionate about education and learning, and her background and experience have prepared her to help students reach their potential in a wide range of subjects.


History, Math (K-Calculus), French, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (U.S. History, Math 1, Math 2C, French), AP (Comparative Government & Politics, US Government & Politics, World History, Calculus BC/AB, French).

Susan S.

received a Doctorate in Mathematics in the field of Global Analysis from Stony Brook University. She went on to become a professor of mathematics at Hofstra University where she taught the full range of undergraduate math classes. Subsequent to this, Susan returned to school at the Courant Institute at NYU where she completed an intensive Computer Science Program. From there she worked as a Software Developer in the Equities Division of Goldman Sachs and then later in the Risk and Analytics Department of Open Link Financial as a Senior Software Developer. Susan returned to teaching as a professor of mathematics at The Cooper Union and computer programming instructor for Girls Who Code.


Math, Physics, Computer Science, Coding, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C).


Taylor G.

received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston College where she minored in Chinese. During that time, she worked with children in several different capacities, including tutoring middle school children in basic math, science and literature, reading to children at the local library, and serving as a camp counselor teaching kids aged 6-13 video game programming. Taylor currently works as a marketing manager at an ad-tech start up where her main role is to translate her company’s technology and services into a clear and concise story that she can market to their target audience. The skill set of breaking down complicated methodologies into language that is easy to digest is what helps her succeed as a tutor.


English, Math (All Levels), Science (K-8), Economics.

Teresa F.

graduated from Brown University, where she studied Africana Studies and Education. After graduating, she moved to the island of St. John in the United States Virgin Islands, where she lived and taught for 14 years. She began as a full-time classroom teacher at the Gifft Hill School, covering 9th – 12th grade English Language Arts, 10th grade U.S. History, 7th/8th grade Geography, 12th grade Caribbean History, and Pre-K – 6th grade Library. She then went on to run her own private tutoring business. Her work included a wide range of educational content: pre-K through college-entry core course material, special needs, ELL, homeschooling, literacy intervention, and test-prep. During her time teaching, she was also actively involved in bringing the arts to schools, teaching as a resident artist for Dancing Classrooms, and volunteering her time at the local non-profit St. John School of the Arts.

She is happy to be back in New York City, where she was born and raised, pursuing her education in the Cognitive Science department at Teachers College Columbia University. Her many years of experience, with a variety of students and subjects, gives her the practical know-how skills to help students succeed.


English, History, Math, Science, ACT, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE (Verbal).

Tracey S

received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the College of New Rochelle, and completed the Reading and Writing Institute at Columbia Teachers College. Additional coursework includes: Juilliard: Teaching Opera to Young Children, Metropolitan Opera House: Teaching Drama to English Language Learners and Roundabout Theater: Teaching Theater Techniques to Elementary Students Since 1998, she has worked with the NYC Department of Education both as an Elementary School Teacher and as a Certified NYC Gifted & Talented Test Administrator. She has over ten years scoring ELA and Math State exams, and is an Academic Intervention Provider servicing students struggling in reading and writing. She is trained in Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention, Fundations, PAF (Preventing Academic Failure), Words Their Way, New York Ready Test Prep and Guided Reading. She is not only an AIS provider but one of the coordinators who runs an intervention program for 86 students. She ensures that each child is matched with the most effective programs and she monitors the progress of all 86 students.


Reading, Writing, Math (Pre K-4), AABL, ECAA, KRT, OLSAT, Stanford-Binet.

Valerie B.

is a native New Yorker who is married and has two children and one grandchild. She has had a long and diverse career working with children and families as both a Licensed Social Worker and Early Childhood Teacher. Valerie’s ability to connect with children and their families, coupled with her knowledge of child development, make learning new academic and social skills exciting and fun. Her dual career keeps her busy, as does Arete!


AABL, G&T, OLSAT, Stanford-Binet, Hunter Reading and Writing, Pre-K-5th Grade, Parenting and Socio/Behavioral Concerns.

William B.

graduated from Amherst with a degree in Journalism. After college he wrote for both Forbes Magazine and Newsday. He has taught AP U.S. History and served as the history department chair at the Global Learning Collaborative (GLC). William currently serves as an Assistant Principal. His specialty is working with high school students who need direction, focus and a disciplined course of action. As an Assistant Principal, William helps prepare students for the college application process. Additionally, he is a former College Counselor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

For the last ten years, William has worked with the Department of Education in New York City, focusing on grades 9-12. By creating intense skill-building lessons, William improves students’ content knowledge and attitude towards learning, using various instructional techniques such as cooperative learning, lecturing, discussions, and independent research projects. His lessons differentiate instruction to accommodate needs of all learners, including those with special needs. These forms of instruction with the addition of interdisciplinary lessons help him reach a diverse audience and prove to be a great way of inspiring students to explore historical content and advance their understanding of content. In addition, the usage of different self-assessment tools helped students analyze their performance and set personal goals for mastery.

William received master’s degrees from both Boston College and Fordham University. In 2014, he collaborated with professors at New York University to write Teaching Recent Global History: Dialogues Among Historians, Social Studies Teachers and Students. Once struggling writers, many of his students now have the ability to write powerfully and masterfully across content areas. William teaches advanced placement history courses at the New York Historical Society. In addition to teaching, William has worked to benefit AIDS research, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as those affected by Hurricane Katrina, and he serves an as advisor for the New York Times Upfront Magazine. He is also an avid baseball and football player.


English, Writing, History (U.S. History, Global History, Geography, Government), Economics, Organizational Skills, Public Speaking, ISEE, SSAT, ACT (Verbal), SAT (Verbal), SAT Subject Tests (Literature, U.S. History, World History), AP Tests (English Language & Literature, U.S. History, U.S. Government & Politics, World History).

William R.

Attended Columbia University, where he studied Mathematics-Statistics. While studying at Columbia, he was on the Dean’s List and inducted into the School of General Studies’ Honor Society. William has been privately tutoring a breadth of mathematical subjects for over 11 years, working wonderfully with both secondary and college students. Previously, William worked as a calculus tutor at Columbia’s Academic Resource Center where he was certified as a CRLA Level II Tutor, which focuses on the metacognitive and psychosocial requirements for tutoring. William establishes great rapport with his students and has a keen intuition for how his students learn.


Math (K-College Level Calculus), ACT (Math), SAT (Math), SAT Subject Tests (Math 1, Math 2C). GRE,  GMAT.


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