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 Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Precalculus and Calculus I to middle, high school, and college level students. Currently, he is teaching 8th grade math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and AP Calculus AB at a local charter school. Additionally, he has tutored various middle school and high school students 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).

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).

Berit G.

graduated with highest honors from Brown University, where she double-concentrated in music and comparative literature, received departmental prizes all four years, and was an Undergraduate Fellow at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year and studied abroad at the University of Cambridge, earning marks of First with Distinction and winning the Searle Reading Prize. She is an experienced university program director, mentor, and teaching artist, and has worked with students at Brown, Rhode Island School of Design, and DePaul School of Music. An active musician and composer, Berit is currently completing her graduate studies at Yale University. She is passionate about developing the gifts of emerging artists and scholars.


English, Writing, French, History, World Religions, Math, Public Speaking, Philosophy, Research, PSAT, ACT, SAT, AP English, IB Exams, GRE.

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.


Art School Applications

Caci P.

received her BFA from Fordham University of Lincoln Center. She graduated from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham BFA Program as an E. Corrigan Scholar and Sr Leadership Awardee. She was the first student at Fordham to major in Dance with a concentration in Pre-Med studies. From her Pre-Med studies, she began tutoring students in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, etc. In addition to tutoring, Caci also has extended teaching experience working with students in the Arts and as an after school homework aid for ages K-12. Caci is a patient, encouraging, and efficient tutor, well-versed in a plethora of subjects.


English, Creative Writing, Grammar, History, Math, World Religions, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Theater and Performance, PSAT, ACT, SAT.

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.

Carly H.

graduated From Indiana University in Bloomington with a degree in Early Education. She later graduated from Touro University with a dual master’s in Special and General Education. She has worked in the top private schools in NY before fulfilling her passion as a Special Education itinerant teacher. As a SEIT, she works on helping children participate in the classroom. She works closely with parents and classroom teachers to assist in reinforcing and implementing IEP goals. She helps in coordinating monthly meetings with Related Service providers. Carly is a loving, warm teacher who loves to work with students to see their true potential shine!


Early Childhood School Readiness, Pre-K and Kindergarten Prep, Vocabulary Development (K-5), ERB.

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 thromboembolism.


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

Chelsea S.

graduated from The Boston Conservatory of Music where she studied Music and Vocal Performance. After graduating, she attended NYU Steinhardt and received a Masters Degree in Music in Musical Theatre. Chelsea has worked as a performer and music teacher. Most recently, she has taught Math (K-8) and ELA (K-8) in NYC private schools.


Writing, Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Theater and Performance, Math (K-8), AP (US History, English).

Christine C.

graduated from St. Joseph’s College, where she studied Elementary Education. After graduating, she attended Long Island University and obtained a Masters Degree in Special Education and an Elementary Reading Degree. For the last fifteen years, Christine has been an Elementary Special Education Teacher on Long Island. She has taught small group and one-on-one instruction in mathematics, as well as intensive reading intervention programs, such as Wilson Reading. Her diverse educational background allows her to use her expertise in multiple elementary school subjects.


Pre-K and Kindergarten Prep, Early Childhood School Readiness, Kindergarten Readiness, Playgroup Readiness, English (K-8), Reading (K-8), Writing (PreK-5), Math (K-8), Executive Functioning, Handwriting, Organization Skills, Reading Intervention, Vocabulary Development (K-5), AABL.

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 the 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.

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.

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).

Emily S.

graduated with honors from New York University where she studied Philosophy. After graduating, she attended a Bioethics masters program at New York University and received her master’s degree. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has experience tutoring and teaching logic, math, philosophy, and ethics for all skill levels up to college level. She is very knowledgeable about the SATs, GREs, and other standardized tests.


English, Writing, Math (K-Statistics), Grammar, Philosophy, Research, ACT, SAT, AP (English, Psychology), IB (English), GRE.

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.

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.

Grant A.

is an Adjunct Lecturer of Chemistry at Lehman College and is the sole high school science tutor at the Trinity School. He graduated with honors from Lehman College, where he was a Presidential Scholar (full merit-based scholarship) and majored in Chemistry. He developed a strong interest in sharing his methods of success in difficult science classes and was a tutor and workshop leader throughout his college career for students enrolled in General and Organic Chemistry, Biology, as well as Physics. He tutors students in these subjects and enjoys sharing his passion for the sciences with his students.


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, AP (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), SAT Subject Tests (Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics), MCAT.

Haley S.

graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. While studying at Boulder, Haley worked as a Research Assistant in an Evo-Devo laboratory and as an after-school science tutor for young students. Following her graduation, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct an independent research project with the Water Research Institute of Granada, Spain. Throughout her research career, she has written for scientific journals and publishers including Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, and Development. Haley has a strong background in math and science and an enthusiasm for teaching. She prioritizes personal involvement in her students’ academic growth and seeks to inspire genuine interest in the subject material.


Math (K-8), Algebra, Calculus, Pre- Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Life Sciences (Middle School), Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Genetics, Group Science Classes (K-12), ACT, SAT, AP (English, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish).

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.

Isaiah T.

graduated from Boston College, where he majored in Biology on the premedical track. In school, he was heavily involved with extracurriculars centered on medical science and community service. His hard work ethic and dedicated involvement led to his selection for numerous leadership positions at BC including leading several prestigious mentoring groups. Additionally, he served as an Orientation Leader. Prior to his Senior year, Isaiah was awarded a highly coveted scholarship and entrance into BC’s advanced French immersion program where he studied abroad in Bordeaux, France for 2 months. After graduating, he put a hold on applying to medical school to explore his new passion for mentoring and teaching by becoming a private tutor teaching ACT Math and Science courses. Early in 2019, Isaiah traveled to the West African country of Liberia to volunteer at the country’s only teaching program for developmentally challenged children.


Math (K-8), Writing (Pre-K-5), Science (Pre-K-8), Biology, Chemistry, College Essays, Interview Prep, Study Skills, ISEE (Math).

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.

Jake T.

graduated from Princeton University, where he studied Philosophy and Theater. After graduating, he spent five years working at tech companies. He is currently studying Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at The Graduate Center, CUNY and pursuing a certificate in Comparative Effectiveness and Research Training at NYU Langone. In addition to tutoring, Jake works as a researcher at NYU Langone community mental health center and in a lab at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Jake’s interdisciplinary experience and abiding patience enable him to help students improve their proficiency in a broad range of subjects.


English, Math, Philosophy, Statistics, Biology, Study Skills, ISEE (All Levels), SSAT (All Levels), AP Psychology, ACT, SAT, GRE.

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.

Janet L.

has an M.A. in Literary Translation French and English from New York University. There she studied with Dr. Emmanuelle Ertel and spent a semester at NYU Paris. Since graduating she has been invited to read at NYU’s Maison Française and Le Festival Des Cinq Continents and has worked for MacMillan Publishing Group. Janet has tutored students in French, English, ACT, and GRE verbal, and was a consultant at her undergrad alma mater’s writing center.


English, French, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Language Arts, Art History.

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 an NYS general education license, she also holds an 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.

Joanna S.

is a native of New York City and attended Hunter College High School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Joanna graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University where she majored in Political Science and Sociology. Joanna has Master’s of Education degrees in both Childhood Education and in the Education of Exceptional Students. She has spent the last 9 years teaching on the Upper East Side and her classroom has served as a “lab-site” model of exemplary education for teachers, educational coaches, and administrators from around the country and around the world. Joanna has worked extensively with students ages 3 through 12, providing support and enrichment in literacy, math, school readiness, test sophistication, and organizational skills. She is passionate about empowering students and helping children to feel excited about learning.


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.

Jon O.

graduated from New York University with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2019. Before graduation, Jon was a teaching assistant at NYU for four years, teaching both Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry to undergraduates. Jon’s thorough studies in Chemistry and other sciences make him an ideal tutor for anyone pursuing Chemistry or Biology.


Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Math, Science (9-College), AP Chemistry, SAT (Math), SAT Subject Tests (Chemistry, Biology).

Karen K.

graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. She was accepted into the History Honors Program and invited to Oxford University and Brasenose College, where she finished her minor in Geography.  Upon graduation, she was hired by Baker Botts in Austin, TX, where she assisted with litigation in the Environmental Law department. Karen later attended graduate school at Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University where she studied Philosophy, Religion, and Ancient Languages, including Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. While at TCU, Karen was on the Dean’s List, and was awarded a Faculty Book Award for Leadership. Karen holds multiple teaching certifications and has taught students in grades ranging from Pre-K through College for more than 15 years. She also served as Director of Education at Sylvan Learning and as an assistant principal at an elementary school in Dallas. She currently teaches philosophy and logic at Lone Star College and has written a children’s book, among other educational materials.

Karen’s diverse educational background has allowed her to connect with students and help them reach their academic potential, especially on SAT, ACT, and STAAR exams. She has a passion for teaching and is dedicated to helping her students achieve, and surpass, their academic goals.


Math (K-Statistics), Astronomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Art History, Computer Science & Coding (C/C++, Java), College Essay Writing, Economics, Executive Functioning, Interview Prep, Organization Skills, Orton-Gillingham, Playgroup Readiness, Public Speaking, Research & Study Skills, Stanford-Binet, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, STAAR, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Biology, Chemistry, French, Italian, Latin, Physics, Spanish), AP (Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Government & Politics, French, Italian, Latin, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, US Government & Politics), IB (Extended Essay, French, History, Theory of Knowledge) GRE (Math), GMAT, LSAT, MCAT.

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).

Kathleen R.

has worked as a 4th-grade teacher for the past 20 years in Westchester. She has two master’s degrees in School Leadership and in Multicultural Education.

She uses a multitude of teaching strategies incorporating multiple modalities of learning to meet the needs of each student in a way that works best for them. She utilizes a multitude of math and reading programs. She builds academic curiosity in students while developing skills and strategies so that they can become autonomous learners and build confidence in and out of school. She finds methods of engaging students and creating personal goal setting intervention plans to help children meet their learning goals and build confidence in themselves. She also teaches parents skills and strategies to feel more at ease and can better support their children at home.


Early Childhood School Readiness, Pre-K and Kindergarten Prep, Vocabulary Development, Reading, Handwriting, Grammar, English, Math, Writing, AABL.

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).

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 Degree 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 counseling, 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 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).

Mark F.

holds four degrees in social sciences and humanities from U.S. research universities, including an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has taught courses in English, Mandarin, comparative literature, and Asian philosophy and culture at Stanford, University of Washington, University of Auckland, University of Alabama, Trinity College, West Point, community college, and at both public and private high schools. After receiving his B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Chinese Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1978, Mark went to live and study in Taiwan for a total of six years, a period in which he also began traveling extensively in Asia. Following his return to the U.S., he received a full fellowship from Stanford to pursue final graduate work in Chinese language and literature. He was also awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the Blakemore Foundation for further language study in Beijing during the summer of 2006. Mark is a published scholar, translator, and creative writer as well as a continuing China traveler.


English (9-College), Creative Writing, History (World History), Mandarin (All Levels), ACT (Verbal), SAT (Verbal), AP (English, World History), GRE (Verbal).

Matt C.

who is a Boston native, graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a BA in Social Studies. Matt also received an MFA in Acting from the ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard. On-campus, Matt served as an editor for The Harvard Lampoon and a member of The Krockodiles. During his summers in graduate school, Matt was a teaching assistant at Harvard Summer School. Matt has worked with students on a multitude of subjects from math and physics to English. Matt’s primary focus is Writing, ACT, and SAT prep and in fact, he has created practice questions for both standardized tests. Matt’s love of English, literature, and history has helped him instill a passion for learning in his students, and he encourages his tutorees to embrace intellectual curiosity during sessions. Matt enjoys helping students discover new test-taking strategies and witnessing his students arrive at “aha!” moments.

For almost three years, Matt was an associate for L.E.K. Consulting, which is a strategy consulting firm with clients and offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. He also worked at Ziff Brothers Investments where he helped the philanthropy department raise $200M+ in annual giving.


English, History, Writing, Grammar, Math (K-Pre-Calculus), Physics, College Essays, Theater and Performance, Spanish, ISEE, SSAT, AP Physics, SAT Physics, ACT, SAT.

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.

Melanie G.

is a native New Yorker and currently a medical student going into Pediatrics. She graduated from the all-girls Brearley School in Manhattan before attending Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar. At Columbia, she received numerous university-wide rewards for scholarship and leadership and graduated with a double major in Biology and History. As an aspiring pediatrician, she loves working with children of all ages to help them reach their maximum potential. She has intensive teaching experience. She has served as a 3rd and 4th-grade teacher for immigrant children, a science and math tutor, and a teacher for 1st-year medical students. She is also fluent in Mandarin. She enjoys learning and helping others learn better.


English, Reading, Writing, Biology, Chemistry, Science, Math, Genetics, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Psychology, Mandarin, ISEE, SSAT, AP Biology, AP Psychology, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, College/Medical School/PA School/MPH/MPP Applications.

Melissa V.

graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she received a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Marine Conservation and Science, and a Master’s in Biological Sciences. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Comparative Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is co-advised by faculty at both Rockefeller University and Hunter College. Melissa was awarded either honors or a place on the Dean’s List for the majority of quarters/semesters she completed. For her Master’s thesis, Melissa researched marine mammal stress, focusing particularly on the molecular physiology of northern elephant seal pups during development. For her doctoral research, Melissa is currently studying dolphin cognition, conservation, and welfare. Melissa has taught a variety of undergraduate classes throughout her graduate career, including general biology and introductory cell/molecular biology, as well as courses designed to teach scientists how to share their work with children and the general public.


Biochemistry, Biology (All levels), Chemistry (K-8), Science (All levels), Math (K-8), Earth Science, Genetics, Life Science (Middle School), Psychology, AP Biology, SAT Biology.

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.

Miles H.

graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in English. His poetry thesis, “The Candle is Forever Learning to Sing,” won several awards, including the David McCord Prize for unusual creative talent at Harvard College, and the Lloyd McKim Garrison Prize for best poem by a Harvard undergraduate. As a senior in high school, Miles was chosen as a National Student Poet by the Library of Congress.

In the course of writing everything from travel guidebooks to poetry to political campaign statements to PR copy, Miles has come to understand the drafting and editing process intimately. He was a guest instructor at the University of Iowa’s Between the Lines program and as a tutor, Miles’ areas of specialty include all genres and forms of writing, humanities subjects, standardized tests, and literature/language.


English, Grammar, Language Arts, Reading, History (US and World), NY State Regents, Hunter Test, ISEE (All levels), SSAT, AP (English, US History, US Government & Politics), ACT, SAT.

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 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).

Patricia G.

graduated from Western Governors University with a degree in Educational Studies. She is currently a Graduate Student in Western Governors University’s Masters of Elementary Education program. A versatile and dedicated student advocate, Patricia has over 21 years of teaching experience in East Hampton, NY. She possesses a strong focus on the individualized needs of all students including general education students, students with special needs, and second language learners. Patricia is an empathetic tutor and mentor who is flexible and accommodating in the implementation of hands-on lessons to enhance student achievement.


English (Pre-K-8), Writing (Pre-K-8), Reading (K-8), Language Arts, History (K-8), Math (K-8), Science (Pre-K-8), Spanish (K-6), Stanford-Binet, WISC.

Phoenix G.

graduated from 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 is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in the study of religion, with a certificate in performance from the Institute of Sacred Music. She has received numerous awards and fellowships for her work in theater and public speaking, including the Francis LeMoyne Page Theater Award, the Charles S. Mersick Prize, and the Hugh Porter Scholarship. She is passionate about the intersection of environmental activism, technology, and the arts, a nexus around which she recently directed a full play using Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Yale, she is a student associate for the Center for Climate Change and Health and has worked with the CLEO Institute, where she received her certification as a climate speaker. She has also worked at several technology start-up companies in New York 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.


Spanish, German, Latin, Calculus, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Literature, US History, Math 1, Math 2C, Spanish), APs (English Literature, Spanish Language, History, Calculus AB and BC), GRE, GMAT.

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).

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 honors 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 honor 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.

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.

Shruthi D.

graduated valedictorian of her high school before attending Princeton University, where she studied Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and Creative Writing. During her senior year of college, she wrote two theses: one in the neuroscience department, studying the neural mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorder, and one in the creative writing department, which ultimately won the department’s Outstanding Thesis Award. After graduating, Shruthi was awarded a Princeton Class of 1955 Fellowship to work at the New York Center for Child Development, a nonprofit that provides early developmental care to children under the age of five. Following her fellowship year, Shruthi spent a year as a research assistant at Weill Cornell Medical College before beginning medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. 

Shruthi has worked as an SAT tutor prior to and during college and has also tutored biology and math at Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. She is also very passionate about writing and has worked with dozens of students to build and refine their personal statements for college and graduate school.


English, Writing, Geometry, Science (9-College), Biology (All Levels), Chemistry (All Levels), Neuroscience, AP (Biology, Chemistry, English, US History), PSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests (Biology, Chemistry), College Essays, College/Medical School/PA School/MPH/MPP Applications, MCAT.

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).

Spencer C.

graduated from the University of Notre Dame where he studied Physics. After graduating, he was hired as a data scientist by UnitedHealth Group in their Research and Development department, where he currently works in addition to tutoring on improving healthcare using machine learning and mathematics. This past summer, he served as a Teaching Assistant for a data science onboarding program in his office. At Notre Dame, Spencer participated in research in astronomy, writing a senior thesis as part of the Glynn Family Honors Program. He studied broadly in college, earning a minor in Energy Studies and taking many elective courses in a variety of science subjects. Spencer served as a mentor for student-athletes in the football program and tutored others in Calculus and Physics.


Chemistry, Physics, Math, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Algebra, AP (Physics, Calculus), ACT (Math), SAT (Math).

Stanley W.

graduated from Northwestern University, where he studied Biomedical Engineering and received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. While studying at Northwestern, he worked as a Research Assistant in a biochemical engineering lab working on experiments in biomaterials, drug delivery, and systems biology. After graduating, he worked as a technology consultant, designing and implementing IT systems for various health and public service organizations.  Stanley is currently a medical student at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a research fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center performing translational and clinical studies in kidney cancer. His diverse background and strong communication skills allow him to use his knowledge and skills in a multitude of subjects. Stanley is dedicated to helping achieve whatever goals students may have, whether that is improving at a specific subject in school, learning ahead, or preparing for a standardized exam.


English (K-8), Writing (PreK-5), History (K-8), Math (Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus), Science (PreK-8), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Genetics, Neuroscience, Spanish (PreK-8), College Essays, Resume Writing, Research, Interview Prep, AP Biology, SHSAT, PSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT (Biology, Math 1+2), MCAT, College/Medical School/PA School/MPH/MPP Applications.

Stephanie S.

graduated from New York University, where she studied Childhood/Special Education and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She was awarded a place on the Dean’s List and the Excellence in Service Award for her work with refugees in Hungary. After graduating, she became an ESL teacher in a New York City public school, where she has been working for 4 years. She continued spending her summers in Hungary volunteering to teach English to the refugee community in Eastern Europe. She has experience working with cross-cultural relationships, working with students from numerous backgrounds and languages for over 7 years. She has taught English from a Beginner level to Advanced including college and academic reading and writing. She is a seasoned tutor in TOEFL and IELTS preparation and is fluent in both English and Mandarin.


Kindergarten Readiness, English, Writing, Reading Comprehension, Handwriting, Math, AABL, ISEE, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS.

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).

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 of 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 run 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.

Uriel E.

graduated from Yale University where he majored in Global Affairs, focusing on International Security. While at Yale, he published articles in the Yale Daily News, the Yale Globalist, and in other prominent publications. After graduating, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group, a Big 3 management consultancy. After nearly two years, Uriel left BCG to enter the start-up world and applied to Business School, getting accepted to the Chicago Booth School of Business. He has taught SAT and GRE Verbal courses as well as more general essay writing, college application, & college counseling courses. Overall, his diverse educational and professional background gives him a unique perspective for teaching a wide variety of subjects.


English, Creative Writing, History, Politics, French (All Levels), Public Speaking, Interview Prep, Business School Admissions.

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 as an 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 a 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.

Zoe H.

graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Mathematics and English. She is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Columbia. She has taught previously in a variety of contexts, including as a teaching assistant for advanced high school math courses, an instructor for an elementary school math enrichment program, and as a TA for college-level courses. Her background in both literature and STEM allows her to provide academic support in many subject areas.


English, Writing, History, Art History, Math (K-College), Physics, AP (World/U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, Physics, Calculus, English), SAT, SAT (Math 1 +2, World History), GRE.

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