About Simpson Tutors

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Simpson Tutors was created by Pascale Simpson to provide NYC and Miami families with teachers who tutor. As current and former classroom teachers, we understand the expectations in preschool and elementary. By providing private tutoring we hope to make your child’s years in elementary meaningful and enjoyable! Below is a small sample of our many amazing tutors. All of our tutors have classroom experience, degrees in education, and most importantly, a passion for teaching and helping children!

Our Team of Private Tutors and Teachers

Private Tutors

Alla M.

Alla has worked with children for over 11 years. In 2017 she transitioned from a research position at the NYU Child Study Center to a career in education by joining Teach for America. Since then, she has taught kindergarten and 1st grade. Alla has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University. She is also dual certified with a master’s degree in general and special education from the Relay School of Education. Currently she works as a 1st grade teacher at a charter school in Brooklyn. When she is not teaching, she loves spending time with family, traveling, and discovering new street art.

Clorene S.

Clorene has worked with elementary aged students for over 9 years in both charter and public schools, in addition to providing individual test prep help for middle school students. She is currently teaching 1st grade in a Brooklyn public school. Clorene completed her Bachelor’s degree in Early Child Education and has a Master’s in Disability Services in Higher Education. She is dual certified to teach general and special education students from birth to second grade. She is passionate about helping students become intrinsically motivated to learn and helping students build self confidence in their academic skills. Science, technology, engineering and math subjects are her interests. She is currently pursuing her Computer Science Grades 7-12 teaching certification at Lehman college. When she’s not teaching, she practices Bhakti yoga, spends time with family, and loves to explore NYC.

Noraida C.

Noraida has worked with elementary students for six years. She is currently a 4th grade Math teacher in Brooklyn and has previously taught kindergarten and 3rd grade. Noraida received her Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and has a Master’s degree in Childhood Education from Hunter College. When she’s not teaching, she’s out looking for the best pizza spots, cooking, and taking long walks around the city.

Christina K.

Christina has worked in elementary education for six years. She is currently a 1st grade teacher at Avenues: The World School in Manhattan and has previously taught kindergarten through 2nd grade. Christina has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Education in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education. She loves teaching reading, writing and math small group and one-to-one settings. Christina makes a point to use funny books and games to ensure that learning is fun during sessions. When she’s not teaching, she’s playing Dungeons & Dragons, rock climbing, and rooftop gardening!

Jessica S.

Originally from Queens, Jess has been working in education for over 10 years as a teacher assistant, tutor, and lead teacher. Jess specializes in math education in grades 3-8 and is confident that everyone has the ability to learn and love math! She is going into her 5th year as a lead teacher. Jess taught third grade for two years (one year on zoom!), fourth grade for two years, and is moving into sixth grade math. Jess received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a double major in Psychology from the City College of New York and is finishing her Master’s in Elementary Math Education at Brooklyn College. When she’s not teaching she likes to learn new things and play video games. 


Effie is currently a service provider, providing services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing from kindergarten to high school. She has experience working with the special education and general education population. She went to Hunter college for her master’s degree where she received a dual certification in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education and Childhood Education. While tutoring she always incorporates games to make the session as engaging and fun as possible. Fun fact about Effie: She has two cats and a bearded dragon!

Kathleen D.

Kathleen currently teaches third grade in Cobble Hill and has taught elementary children in second through fourth grade. She previously taught at Nest+m and also builds girls’ confidence at Curious Jane. Kathleen loves to bring creativity into her tutoring sessions, making them fun and engaging! When she isn’t teaching she loves karaoke and singing!

Brian B.

Brian is in his tenth year of teaching early childhood. He has taught in private and charter schools, in ages ranging from two years old through first grade. Brian has a warm and calm presence that both delights and captures young children!


Alexandra is currently a high school special education teacher in Brooklyn. Her teaching career began in California before coming to New York to complete her masters program at LIU Brooklyn. She has been with the NYC DOE for four years now, and has experience tutoring elementary, middle and high school. She loves engaging with students from all ages. When she isn’t in the classroom or tutoring, Alexandra enjoys painting and cooking.

Lindsay B.

Lindsay has been teaching for over 14 years in both private and public schools. She currently teaches first grade in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Lindsay has a master’s degree in both special and general childhood education.

Sam R.

Sam is a 1st grade teacher at a charter school in the Bronx! Prior to teaching in NYC, Sam taught in 1st and 3rd grade in Dallas, Texas. He got his degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas. Sam’s passion for education is in early reader’s literacy skills, mathematics, and the importance of building strong relationships with his students! When he is not teaching, he loves to spend time with his corgi, go to concerts, and try out new coffee shops!

Regina R.

Regina is a 2nd grade teacher in Park Slope (and lives there as well)! She received her Bachelor’s degree at St. Joseph’s College in Child Study and is certified to teach from birth through sixth grade in both general and special education. She recently received her Master’s degree at Brooklyn College in Childhood Mathematics. She’s been teaching for six years and has taught pre-k and 2nd grade, in addition to being a special education service provider. When she’s not teaching, she likes spending her time with friends, baking, and cooking!

Lamar D.

Lamar Devine is in his seventh year of teaching a Gifted and Talented class in Manhattan. He is a graduate of Hunter College’s Early Childhood Education Master’s Program and the Gifted and Talented Program. The best part of his day is always working with children on a one-to-one basis. Seeing the joy in their eyes when they finally grasp a concept is the ultimate reward that brought him to teaching in the first place. He specializes in preparing students for the Gifted and Talented exams (OLSAT and NNAT2 and the New York State Exams ELA / Mathematics (Grades 3-5). When he is not teaching, Lamar enjoys visiting family and friends, listening to all types of music, and he is a big movie fanatic! He also likes to take trips with his twin brother around the world.

Samantha C.

Samantha has been teaching for over seven years. She is currently teaching first grade in a public school in Park Slope. She’s worked in both public and charter schools with ages ranging from pre-school up until 3rd grade. She has a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in Early Childhood and Special Education and is finishing up her master’s degree as a reading specialist. When she’s not teaching you can find her trying out new recipes or DYI-ing!

Ashley S.

Born and raised in Queens, Ashley is a current first grade teacher and has previously taught kindergarten. Through her experience in charter schools in both Brooklyn and Queens, Ashley has strong skills in teaching phonics, reading, and writing. She has a passion for early development skills in children. Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Middlebury College and is currently finishing her Masters of Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. Her favorite color is purple and when she’s not teaching she loves trying new recipes in the kitchen. Her latest recipe adventures include pizza from scratch, curry chicken, and pound cake!

Genesis S.

Genesis joined Teach For America in 2014 and since then she has been teaching as a kindergarten and first grade teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree in History as well as a minor in Education from Rowan University and completed her teacher preparation program at Rutgers University. Currently she works as a first grade teacher at a charter school in Brooklyn. Her work in education has revolved around early literacy and assisting English Language Learners. Her interests include traveling, baking and spending time with her family.

Victoria C.

Victoria has been a public school teacher for over 4 years. She currently teaches second grade and has also taught kindergarten and first grade. While teaching, Victoria previously instructed two after school programs to give students extra help with their academics. She has a Bachelor’s degree in childhood education from St. Francis College and a Master’s degree in early childhood education from Brooklyn College. She likes to make her lessons interactive so that her students can enjoy what they are learning and be more hands on! Outside of teaching, she likes to go out and try new places to eat with delicious meals! She also likes to relax with a good book, preferably outside if the weather is nice!

Maya T.

Maya is currently a 3rd and 4th grade Special Education teacher in Flatbush and has been an elementary teacher for three years. She previously taught in the early childhood field for five years. Maya earned her Bachelor’s in Child Psychology and Master’s and NYS Certification in Elementary Education. Maya has a passion for teaching math and reading, and fostering that love and excitement in her students. When she isn’t teaching or tutoring, she is spending time with her pittie pup, trying new recipes, or photographing weddings on weekends!

Courtney M.

Courtney is currently teaching 4th grade gifted and talented in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She also has experience as a 5th grade G&T teacher. In addition to her Childhood Education degree, she has her gifted license and is finishing up her master’s degree as a reading specialist. Courtney is passionate about helping students feel more confident and reach their full potential while having fun and helping them think creatively. When Courtney is not teaching, you can find her at the beach, watching sports, making healthy desserts, but most likely spending time with her puppy, Roo!

Tamar N.

Tamar is a second grade teacher at a public school in midtown Manhattan. Her experience at her current school has given her a strong background in a variety of phonics programs and literacy instruction. Prior to teaching in NYC, Tamar taught fourth grade in Rochester, NY. She received her degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education from SUNY Fredonia. Tamar has also studied Applied Behavior Analysis at Hunter College. Tamar is passionate about making the youngest of learners fluent readers as well as enthusiastic problem solvers. She believes that the most learning happens when students are engaged, feel respected, and loved by their teachers. When she’s not teaching, she loves traveling, reading, dining out, and trying new workout classes.

Melissa P.

Melissa is in her seventh year teaching. She taught kindergarten through second grade for most of her career and this year she’s teaching 5th grade in Park Slope. She has a master’s degree in English as a Second Language. Melissa has a passion for literacy and believes learning is done best when children are engaged, happy, and motivated. She believes in the importance of building a strong relationship and getting to know a student not only academically, but socially as well. On a personal level, she LOVES soccer and played in college! She also loves reading and baking.

Eric L.

Eric has been working with students for over five years and currently teaches 4th grade in Brooklyn. He has a bachelor’s degree from Hunter in psychology and
a master’s degree in childhood & special education (grades 1-6) from NYU. Eri is very passionate about teaching math! In his off time, he love to play video games!

Brianna H.

Brianna currently teaches 3 year olds at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Day School. She grew up in Milford, CT and obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Art Therapy from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Rockland County, NY. She moved to NYC afterwards to obtain a Master’s in Early Childhood Education at Pace University and has lived here since 2016. Brianna has taught in Reggio Emilia inspired and International Baccalaureate programs, working with a range of age groups from 2 year olds to Kindergarteners. In her spare time, she loves to read, stay active, travel, and spend time with her family and friends!

Janelle B.

Janelle has worked as an elementary school teacher for nineteen years. She has taught grades 3-5 and pre-kindergarten, and is currently a 4th grade teacher in Brooklyn. Janelle’s favorite subjects to teach are math, writing and reading. One aspect of tutoring she truly enjoys is building students’ confidence and helping them apply what they’re learning outside of the lessons in school. When she isn’t teaching or tutoring, she is spending time with her two daughters, reading, or taking care of her dozens of plants.

Marisa G.

Marisa has worked in an elementary and middle school for over 15 years. She has taught all subject areas and has an extensive background in Special Education. Marisa has been trained in various reading intervention programs and techniques, such as the Orton Gillingham approach, PAF, and the Wilson Reading Program. She has worked with students individually, as well as in small groups to help develop and improve their decoding and encoding skills. Marisa attended Fordham University for her undergraduate degree as well as her Master’s degree in Childhood and Special Education. She also received her School Building Leader Certification from Hunter College. When she is not teaching, Marisa enjoys spending time in the many parks in NYC with her 2 year old daughter.

Katie M.

Katie has worked in elementary special education for the past six years and has tutored children of various ages for the past 10 years. Currently, Katie is a special education kindergarten teacher in Brooklyn. Her teaching career started on Long Island before coming to Brooklyn. When she is not teaching, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, bake lots of desserts, and read books!


Toby has worked in elementary education for over a decade. He started teaching in the Bay Area but couldn’t resist making an impact in his hometown of New York City, where he has taught across a range of neighborhoods. He is passionate about building students’ academic identities and drawing on the diversity of our city in his work. He received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and master’s degree from Stanford University and now is currently a doctoral student at NYU.

Shantell S.

Shantell has been teaching for three years. She is currently a 3rd grade teacher at a charter school in Brooklyn. Before teaching 3rd grade, she taught 4th grade for two years. She earned her bachelor’s degree and certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) from Pace University and her master’s degree and certification in Middle School ELA (Grade 5-9) from Relay Graduate School of Education. She enjoys instilling a love for learning in all of the students she works with and it brings her joy when she sees students become confident with content that they may have found difficult. During her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and attending poetry slams and spoken word events.

Fiona O.

Fiona currently teaches third grade at a public school in Brooklyn. This is Fiona’s fourth year teaching and she has previously taught both second and third grade. Fiona received her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Childhood Special Education from Fordham University. She is dual certified in childhood education and students with disabilities. When she isn’t in the classroom teaching, Fiona loves to read books, go on walks around the city, and travel with her friends and family!

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Luminita D.

Luminita is originally from Romania and moved to the US when she was twenty-two. She has two kids that are the love of her life. Luminita is passionate about traveling, reading, crafts, and baking. She is dual certified with a master’s degree in Childhood Education from the Metropolitan College of New York and a bilingual license (English and French) from Queens College. Over the years, she has taught students starting in kindergarten to seventh grade in multiple subjects. Currently, she works in Brooklyn at a public school teaching first grade in a dual language French and English classroom. She enjoys working with children, and it warms her heart to see students achieving mastery in school.

Hillary G.

Hillary has collaborated with children (14mo-15yrs) and families for over 9 years across multiple settings of education, arts and sciences. Currently she is working as a private Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) in an early childhood program. She holds a M.S. Ed in Early Childhood and Arts Education from Brooklyn College and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Rochester. She is NYS certified to teach birth-second grade and is currently completing her Bilingual (Spanish/English) and Special Education extensions at Brooklyn College. She has specific training, tutoring and mentoring experience using the Science of Reading method and the comprehensive relationship-based DIR Floortime framework. When Hillary is not teaching she is practicing Iyengar yoga or working with clay at the ceramics studio.

Laura B.

Laura has worked with middle school students for sixteen years teaching English and Social Studies. She is experienced in helping students develop their reading comprehension and writing skills. Laura earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hunter College and a Master’s degree in Education from Mercy College. She tutors elementary and middle school students and has experience helping students prepare for the ELA state tests in grades 4 through 8. Laura is passionate about helping students hone their writing and language skills. When she’s not tutoring, she’s bike riding, gardening, cooking, reading and doing yoga!

Sara S.

Sara has been teaching preschool, kindergarten, and first grade in Brooklyn for 11 years. She has a Master’s in Special Education/Early Childhood Education from Teachers College, studied Literacy at the graduate level at Hunter College, and is in the process of receiving her TESOL certification from Adelphi University. Sara is also a singer, a reader, and a lover of long walks in Prospect Park. She is a mom to two fur babies and one human baby.

Brittney S.

Brittney received her dual M.S.Ed from Hunter College in Special Education and Elementary Education for Grades 1-6. She is currently a 1st grade ICT teacher for the NYC DOE. Brittney’s vision as an educator is to support her students to become independent and motivated lifelong learners. Brittney’s “nest” of services include: Support in all subjects for grades K-5, enrichment in all subjects for grades K-5, social and emotional support, as well as test preparation for grades K-5. When Brittney is not teaching, you can find her enjoying all of the good food NYC has to offer, or spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.

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Sam Z.

Samantha has been working in education for 8 years. She graduated from Hunter College with a masters in childhood education and an early childhood extension. She is currently pursuing her masters in literacy education from SUNY Oneonta. She enjoys teaching students to read and write in ways that feel fun and engaging! She’s taught 1st grade and kindergarten in schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan and she currently works as a kindergarten teacher in Queens. When she’s not teaching she loves spending time with her cavapoo named Lily, working out at barre studios and reading a good book.

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Lily H.

Lily has worked with elementary-aged students for 5 years. She currently teaches second grade at a private school in Manhattan. Lily completed her Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Africana Studies. Then received her masters in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt University. She has a cuddly and playful dog named Snickers and enjoys traveling with him.

Sara R.

Sarah is an experienced tutor and highly qualified educator with 17 years of experience in public and private education, with a deep commitment to student success. She is an education consultant supporting schools with mathematics instruction throughout New York City. Her experience spans from Early Childhood through 8th grade. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Childhood Education from Manhattanville College and Educational Leadership from Baruch College. She possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in literacy and mathematics education.

Sarah and her husband live in Park Slope and love raising their boys in the community. During her free time, you will likely find her spending time with her two boys exploring all the fantastic things New York City has to offer.

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Jessica C.

Jessica has worked as an elementary school teacher for over 17 years. Ten of which were as a first grade ICT teacher. She truly believes that all students can achieve at high levels when given instruction that meets their needs. Tutoring allows her to continue using her gift of teaching to help students reach their academic goals and to excel above and beyond. Jessica graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Education from St. John’s University, and she holds a MS in Literacy Education from Queens College. When Jessica is not teaching, she loves to spend time with her two young daughters.

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Nancy F.

Nancy currently works as a SETSS provider, working with special education students one-on-one in private schools. Nancy has been teaching for over 15 years in charter and private school settings. She has experience teaching kindergarten through 4th grade and enjoys helping students achieve academic goals and build their self confidence. Nancy is licensed in General Education grades 1-6 and Special Education grades 1-6. When she isn’t teaching, Nancy enjoys playwriting, screenwriting and theater.

India F.

India has worked with elementary aged children for 7 years. She is currently a 2nd grade teacher in Brooklyn. She has taught grades 2-4 and has tutored students in grades 3-8. India has a Master’s degree in Education and her professional teaching certificate for grades 1-6. She loves teaching math and phonics, and is a huge book lover. When she is not teaching, she loves to travel, read books, sit in the park, and drink iced green tea lemonades!

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Tina B.

Tina is an enthusiastic and well-practiced educator with over seven years of teaching experience in both public and private settings. Her specialty in elementary education, specifically early learning skills, helps her tailor learner-appropriate and individualized lessons to scaffold students towards meeting predetermined goals. She seeks to collaborate with families to foster a learning environment that can exist beyond the tutoring hours alone.  She is creative, active, and a life-long learner.

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Sara N.

Sara has been a public school teacher for eleven years. She currently is a third grade teacher in Manhattan and has also taught first and second grade. Sara has her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Secondary Social Studies Education.  Throughout her lessons, Sara’s main goal is to motivate and empower students so they are excited to learn.  When she is not teaching, Sara loves to travel, read and go to the beach.

Jenny J.

Jenny is a New York State certified Childhood and Special Education teacher. She has worked in public, private, and charter schools with kids from 1st grade to 7th grade. She earned her dual Bachelor’s degree in Childhood & Special Education and Psychology from New York University and is working on her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Currently, she is teaching first grade in a private school in the Upper East Side. She is passionate about teaching literacy and helping her students succeed both academically and socially. In her spare time, Jenny loves to travel, visit new places, and play video games!

Valeria M.

Valeria has worked with children in various settings for the last 10 years. She has experience teaching in kindergarten through 2nd grade classrooms and has been a tutor for the past 1.5 years. In 2019 she graduated from the City College of New York with a degree in Bilingual Childhood Education and Psychology. She holds a NYS Teaching Certification in grades 1-6 with a Bilingual Spanish Extension. As a Mexican immigrant, Valeria loves to bring cultural awareness into her lessons and share the importance of belonging to her students. Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the city and traveling.

Gabriela R.

Gabriela currently teaches Dual Language Math for 7th grade and 8th grade in Sunset Park. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Brooklyn College in Secondary Education with a concentration in math. She loves tutoring and motivating students to reach their full academic potential. When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending her time with her family, dog, friends and reading.

Rachel K.

Rachel is a kindergarten teacher in Brooklyn. Rachel’s teaching style is fun,
warm, and creative. She especially loves teaching students to read and develop empathy. When she is not teaching, Rachel likes to write, play guitar, and hang out with her two cats, named Tinker and Bell!

Tayyaba T.

Tayyaba enjoys learning, teaching, and playing with science. Her undergraduate is in biology from a small state school where students were encouraged to work in labs and teach other students. Her graduate degree in neuroscience is from Hunter College. Tayyaba worked in academia for a long time before moving to a live cell imaging start-up to develop cell based assays for research labs. Currently she works as a Lab Specialist with a specific focus on healthcare and pharmaceuticals. The one thing that has always driven her is her curiosity to learn, solve problems, and figure out a solution. She loves working with curious students as they figure out how things work!

Eliza K.

Eliza has been working with children and adolescents for the past 8 years. She currently teaches first grade in Brooklyn, but has experience working with students in grades K-4, both in general and special education classrooms. She loves to work one-on-one with students and is committed to helping kids develop and strengthen their own toolbox of academic strategies. Outside of teaching and tutoring she loves to ride her bike and visit new coffee shops!

Aiesha M.

Aiesha has worked with elementary students over the last 6 years in the NYC public school system. She’s currently a 4th grade teacher in the Clinton Hills section of Brooklyn. She has a dual Bachelors in Childhood/Special Education from Medgar Ever’s College and a Master’s in Early Childhood from Hunter College. She’s passionate about helping learners have a fun experience while learning and teaching Math. When she’s not in the classroom she provides Early Intervention and Applied Behavior Analysis services for children with special needs. During her personal time she enjoys brunching, doing hair, traveling and spending time with her loved ones.

Jeanie A.

Jeanie has been teaching for 7 years in both charter and public schools. She currently teaches 3rd grade in Brooklyn. Jeanie graduated from Brooklyn College with her bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education. She also received her master’s degree from Relay GSE with a concentration in grades 1 to 6. When she is not teaching, she loves spending time outside, trying new foods, and spending time with her two furry dogs!

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Karen S.

Originally from Connecticut, Karen has worked with elementary aged students over the past seven years, both in private and public school settings. She is a graduate of CUNY City College where she has earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Elementary Education grades 1-6. She is currently teaching within the New York City public school system in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn as an elementary school teacher. She enjoys working with students to help them improve on their reading, writing and mathematical skills, as well executive functioning, phonemic awareness, and social emotional skills. When Karen is not in the classroom, or tutoring students, she enjoys day trips with her dog, Bonnie, riding her bike throughout Brooklyn, or trying new restaurants in the city!

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Henry W.

Henry taught math at a charter school for the last three years, prior to which he worked in finance and tech. He has over 10 years of experience in tutoring and mentoring, from elementary to postgraduate students. He has an undergraduate degree in Statistics from Harvard University and a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Henry loves working with students to unpack what’s going on in the real world through curiosity and inquiry. When he’s not teaching, Henry loves soccer, biking, and finding the best places in New York to watch the sunset.

Sean P.

Sean has been working with children for almost 15 years. Currently, he serves as an English Language Learner Intervention Teacher at an elementary school in Brooklyn. Prior to that Sean taught Kindergarten and 1st grade in the Pacific Northwest. Sean received his Master of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon with an endorsement for English Speakers of Other Languages. Sean thrives working one-on-one with students to meet their goals. He has also taught Pre-K, directed summer camps, supervised afterschool programs, and instructed youngsters in musical theater. Sean has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from New York University. In his free time, Sean enjoys seeing theater, going to concerts, exercising, spending time with friends, and finding fun new restaurants. 

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Melissa H.

Melissa taught early childhood grades for over 15 years before becoming a school administrator with the New York City Department of Education. Now semi-retired, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and volunteering.

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Kristina H.

Kristina has worked with students for 6 years. Most recently, she was a third grade teacher at a private school in Connecticut. She recently moved to New York to attend NYU for a masters in K-12 School Counseling. Her favorite part about teaching and tutoring is connecting with her students, hearing about their day, and developing deep relationships. When she’s not teaching or taking classes, Kristina loves reading, hanging out with her roommates, and exploring spots around her new home in Brooklyn!



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Pamela K.

Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Teachers College Reading Specialist program and is Orton Gillingham trained. She has been working in the field of reading for 14 years and is currently working with 1st and 2nd grade students as a reading instructor in Brooklyn, NY. Pamela loves working with students one-on-one and in groups, and is motivated to help them all find success. When Pamela is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to soccer games, and reading books! 


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Laurie S.

Laurie has a master’s degree in teaching reading. She taught remedial reading skills and strategies to small groups of struggling readers, grades 1-5, for over 20 years in a public school in Queens. She loves teaching the beginning reading skills of the early grades and enjoys the wide variety of literature used in the upper elementary grades. Laurie has also tutored privately for several years. She is extremely experienced in coaching students in grades 3-5 for the state ELA tests. Gardening, cooking, entertaining, traveling, and reading are some of Laurie’s favorite pastimes, and anything involving cats, as she has four of her own.

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Sarah Y.

This is Sarah’s sixth year as a NYS dual-certified educator. She has taught 4th and 5th grade in both Brooklyn and Manhattan public and private schools. She has experience as both a general education teacher and a special education teacher. Sarah graduated with a Bachelors in Childhood Education/Special Education and History, from New York University. She also graduated with a Masters in International Education from New York University. She is currently teaching 5th grade in an ICT classroom in the East Village. Sarah was born and raised in Queens, NY and is passionate about making learning joyful for all students. When she’s not teaching, Sarah loves spending quality time with her family and friends, traveling, and trying out new restaurants. 



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Lakeyia T.

Lakeyia is a dedicated advocate for students with disabilities, boasting over a decade of experience working with K-8 students across charter schools, private schools, and public schools in the New York City area. Her expertise includes formal training in IEP writing, progress monitoring, and transition data input. At her home school, she holds the roles of a DonorsChoose Ambassador, Model Teacher, and Special Education Coordinator. With a dual masters degree in Childhood Education 1-6 and Special Education, Lakeyia is well-equipped to meet students at their individual academic levels, nurturing strong relationships, boosting confidence, and dismantling any academic barriers they face. Her impressive track record of student success is exemplified by the enduring connection her students maintain, affectionately referring to her as “Ms. T.”


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Charisse was a first and second grade teacher for 25 years. As a new retiree, she mentors new teachers. Charisse has a M.S. in Elementary Education from Hunter College and an M.S. in Instructional Design from Walden University. She’s an avid traveler and a cruise aficionado. In her spare time, she creates adult coloring books and is currently developing her own character development program called Superhero Pathways.

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Linda F.

Linda, a native of Guyana, South America, brings forth more than 10 years of invaluable experience in mentoring and tutoring students ranging from middle school to college. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Columbia University and a Master’s in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. Additionally, Linda is licensed to teach Mathematics to students in grades 5 through 9. When she is not teaching, she enjoys traveling, experimenting in the kitchen and playing table tennis.


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Abby M.

Abby has worked in Elementary Education for almost 10 years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and her Master’s degree in Education. She has always loved math but enjoys teaching all subjects and learning alongside her students. She truly believes that learning new skills can be fun and exciting and loves to incorporate various ways of learning and practicing into her teaching. Abby has had extensive training in curriculum, instruction and social-emotional support. When Abby isn’t teaching or tutoring, she loves to play shuffleboard, spend time with her dad, and travel with her friends.


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Heidi B.

Heidi has been working with children for the past 24 years! She started her career teaching Preschool and Kindergarten at The Goddard School for four years. After moving to Boston in 2009, she began teaching test-prep, tutoring students of all ages, and running an academic after school program. Eventually (after spending a year volunteering in Liberia, West Africa), she ended up in NYC in 2016. Since then, she’s spent her time teaching and tutoring all over the city! She currently teaches Math and ELA at a micro-school for grades K-4 in Dumbo, teaches test-prep and enrichment classes, and works as a tutor.  Heidi specializes in test-prep (NY State Tests, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, PSAT, SAT, Algebra 1 Regents, and Geometry Regents) but also tutors students in Math and ELA. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her five (yes, five) cats!  
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Jennifer G.

Jen’s journey as a special teacher began in September 2005 at PS 131 in Brooklyn and as a private tutor in September 2013. She’s taught grades one through five and tutored grades one to twelve. Becoming a teacher was one of the best decisions she ever made in her life. For Jen, there is no greater joy in teaching than observing a child engage in meaningful learning opportunities with joy and enthusiasm. She strongly believes that self awareness, regulation and advocacy play a crucial role in the success of our students’ development and success. She strongly emphasizes to her students that they can accomplish their goals by taking risks, working hard, and trying different strategies. In unity with parents and stakeholders, students will be equipped with the tools and strategies they need to be independent learners in our ever changing society. She will always do her best for your child to be their best!


Cynthia is a private tutor

Cynthia H.

Cynthia has worked as a teacher in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for 25 years. She is currently the general education teacher in a first-grade ICT classroom. Her master’s degree is in early childhood education, with a specialization in reading. She believes that two major keys to learning are inspiration and creation, and she keeps these in mind when designing and implementing instruction. When not teaching, Cynthia finds her own inspiration in artwork and books as well as through travel.


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Teressa B.

Teressa has been an educator to elementary-aged children for 20 years in public, private and charter schools. She has worked as a classroom teacher in kindergarten through second grades as well as a learning specialist with all elementary grades. Teressa has a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She loves to develop learning experiences from student interests and strengths. She has extensive training in literacy and math for young children. Teressa has a deep passion for neurodiverse children as the mother of two unique kids of her own and also currently works as an IEP Parent Coach, assisting families as they navigate support systems for their children. Teressa loves to play music, take long walks and go bird-watching in her free time.

Jennifer is a private tutor in NYC

Hannah H.

Hannah has been an educator for 12 years and loves working with families to achieve their goals! She has a Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught grades Pre-K through 5th with experience tutoring all subjects up to 8th grade. As a teacher, she loves breaking down complex concepts into developmentally appropriate steps and differentiating her approach for each student’s needs. She finds joy in helping build academic and personal confidence in each of her students and loves connecting with them over their interests and hobbies.

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Taylor C.

Taylor has been working in education for over 10 years. She has worked with students from K-12th grade in a variety of different educational settings and is experienced in helping students access educational materials through differentiation. She currently teaches Special Education in a District 75 program for students with Autism. Taylor earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Teaching from University of South Carolina and a Masters of Education in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. When she is not teaching she enjoys running and coaching with Girls on the Run.

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Barbara W.

Barbara has been a classroom teacher for 5 years, in which she taught as a general education teacher in an integrated classroom and in the gifted and talented program. Prior to being a classroom teacher she studied at Hunter College and has also served as a substitute teacher in classrooms from Pre-K to 5th grade. She has earned two Master’s Degrees in Childhood Education (1 – 6) and as an Elementary Mathematics Specialist, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Studio Art. Barbara loves to engage students in reading, writing, and mathematics (her favorite subject) and provide students with various modes of engagement and support that is individualized to each student’s need. When she is not teaching or tutoring, she loves to create art, write poetry, and spend time with her two dogs outside.

Jennifer is a private tutor in NYC

Emma S.

Emma is an elementary school teacher in the NYC DOE. Currently she spends her days teaching 1st grade in Brooklyn, however she has taught students in all grades K-5. Originally from Tampa, Florida, she graduated from Florida State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and again in 2021 with a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood Education). She has experience with students with disabilities, English language learners, and remediating students working below grade level.
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Tennysha S.

Tennysha is a passionate early childhood educator with a wealth of experience nurturing young minds, specializing in students with exceptionalities, foundational reading skills and math. She has 11 years of teaching experience in NYC. Tennysha believes play-based learning is an impactful approach that promotes children’s development. She was recognized for excellence with the prestigious NYC Big Apple Award, showcasing dedication to inclusive teaching practices.
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Laura S.

Laura is an elementary school tutor with a passion for nurturing young minds. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Strathclyde (2016) and a previous degree in Marketing from Glasgow Caledonian University (2013). After teaching in Scotland, she moved to New Jersey in 2017 and taught 3rd grade at the Waldo School in Jersey City for two years. For the past 5 years, Laura has been teaching first and second grade at Chapin School Princeton. She is committed to creating a supportive and engaging learning environment for every child.

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Brittany P.

Brittany has worked with children for over 15 years. In 2017, she received her master’s degree and teaching certification in Elementary Education. She has since worked in both private and charter schools as a 2nd grade teacher. She has experience with meeting the needs of students with IEPs and different learning styles. Brittany is passionate about finding the best approach to learning for a student. When she is not teaching, she loves working out, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
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Stephanie W.

Stephanie has over seven years of elementary teaching experience, both in Brooklyn and overseas! In her time as a teacher, Stephanie has taught across all elementary grades and a variety of subjects. She also holds a M.S in Early Childhood Education from Brooklyn College. In her free time, she loves to travel, run, and explore new restaurants!
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Kyara U.

Originally from New York, Kyara has been teaching students for the past six years, and loves to show and celebrate culture, knowledge, and pride with students every day! Teaching is a lifelong passion for Kyara and she values building relationships with her students and their families. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the CUNY College of Staten Island. She also has a Master’s degree in Teaching from the RELAY Graduate School of Education. Most days you can find her reading or watching anything about history or dinosaurs, biking, traveling and cooking!