Manhattan Letters is owned and operated by

Brooklyn Letters

Google review, Brooklyn LettersBrooklyn Letters

1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

4.9 48 reviews

  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher, who was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic … More personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Brooklyn Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Aileen was INCREDIBLY helpful to us, both in assessing possible origins of my grandson's food aversions, as well as informing us of various available interventions to consider.
    I can’t thank you and Brooklyn Letters enough for connecting
    … More us with Aileen. In all our feeding therapy journey we have not gotten anything near the kind of benefit that we did from her. Her knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness have put us on the path of progress with my grandson and has also made us feel genuinely well cared for.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kelley Peters-Patel ★★★★★ a month ago
    Melissa was wonderful. Our daughter warmed to her immediately and by the time she left, had already started "practicing" some of the techniques Melissa had shown her. I will not hesitate at all to reach out to Melissa again, should … More the need arise.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were amazed with Allison! She met my son at 2 1/2 years old, not speaking much at all, and over a computer, and she was able to develop a bond and friendship, so much so that he would look forward to his weekly computer time with Allison. … More I was not sure how the speech therapy would go- but we are so happy that we tried it out and continued. It allowed my son to gain confidence in his speech, make a new friend :), and also give him the skills and a bit of understanding of how to shape his mouth or where to place his tongue to make the proper sounds. We were extremely happy with Allison- she was fantastic to work with.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ a year ago
    My sessions with Karen have been extremely helpful. My speech has improved tremendously. In fact, I just finished 2 hours of conducting interviews with a consulting client via MS Teams and I have an upcoming conference call. Both my … More neurologist and neurosurgeon remarked about how good my speech is. Much of the day it is perfect, although I still have some rough spots when I get tired or speak too quickly. One of my granddaughters is a speech pathology student at Ithaca College. She sat in on 2 sessions while she was home for winter break, and she was very impressed with Karen.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jessica C ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ a year ago
    Highly recommend Jill. She is a total pleasure to work with. After a few months working with Jill, my son is reading above grade level and LOVES to read. Mission accomplished!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ a year ago
    Paige was great and we had been really happy with her. I would highly recommend her! I recommend Brooklyn Letters to whomever asks for a speech therapist.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ a year ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Theo was fantastic with our 4yo son. We were very worried that his progress would fall off when we had to switch to remote sessions, but Theo kept our son happy and engaged through the screen. Highly highly recommend!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We've been working with Theo from Brooklyn Letters for close to 4 months now and the results are apparent; our daughter has vastly improved her speech in a relatively short amount of time. We make "Theo Day" a celebration … More in our house with pancakes for breakfast, and the enthusiasm is matched in the sessions. Theo is fun, patient, professional, and caring, and he gives us the tools to take the lessons beyond the session. Thank you Theo, and Brooklyn Letters, for helping our daughter express herself.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous! … More
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her. He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    "I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Michelle Macroy-Higgins. We are extremely pleased with her work with our daughter. I was so grateful for my daughter to have a speech therapist who is a researcher (specialty in late … More talkers), graduate professor and practitioner. Her expertise was clearly evident in our conversations and work with our daughter. She was very responsive to my questions and often sent articles and other materials about language development that I found helpful. Thankfully, my daughter's speech improved tremendously. Michelle developed such a warm relationship with my daughter. My daughter was always excited to see Michelle and would greet her at the door with a big hug. Lastly, I would add that Michelle always demonstrated empathy with me as a mother who was initially worried about her daughter's language development. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with Michelle's work."
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • Google review, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

Yelp (also view our 35+ filtered reviews)

MANHATTAN, NYC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATH TUTORS

elementary school math tutors
As Featured In:

Manhattan Neighborhoods We Travel To

Battery Park City Central Midtown Chelsea Chinatown Clinton East Village Financial District Flatiron District Garment District Gramercy Park Greenwich Village Harlem Hell’s Kitchen Hudson Square Kips Bay Little Italy Lower East Side Midtown Murray Hill SOHO Sutton Place Theatre District Times Square TriBeCa Turtle Bay Union Square Upper East Side Upper West Side West Village and More!
We also travel to the Bronx, Riverdale, Yonkers, Westchester, New Jersey (NJ), and Connecticut (CT)
In-home and at-school Manhattan private pay math tutoring for K-5 students.

TRAVEL TIME IS INCLUDED WITH THESE RATES!

Manhattan Math Tutoring Rates

  • $150-$190 Per Hour

  • $130-$170 for 45 minutes

  • $100-$135 for 30 minutes (online only)

manhattan rates

With Manhattan Letters’ elementary math tutoring, students are assessed using several researched-based programs, such as the EasyCBM and Go Math. These are great tools that allow us to see if your child is caught up to speed with their elementary math skills (click here to see the skills as broken down per grade level).

👉How to Select a Qualified Tutor👈
Training/Certifications
Math Specialists

We travel to you and we also offer remote services. Our Math Specialists work on number lines, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, order of operations, fractions, word problems, and more!

Common Core Math Standards (Kindergarten- 5th Grades)

What is Multisensory Math?

Multisensory math is a three-dimensional sequential way to learn math. Everyone can benefit from multisensory math particularly those who struggle with math.

 

Orton-Gillingham Approach in a Math Setting

 

The Orton-Gillingham approach is a multisensory approach to teaching literacy. It involves using auditory, visual, sensory, and kinesthetic elements to help students understand the connection between language and letters or words.

Multisensory math applies the same principles to mathematics instruction. It encourages the use of touch, sight, hearing, and movement–when learning and teaching a new concept. Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT, a certified academic language therapist and specialist, speaker, and former classroom and demonstration teacher, expanded and developed this approach further. She applied and combined the Orton-Gillingham Approach with evidence-based practices based on neuro-imaging studies and NCTM and What Works Clearinghouse recommendations.

Zecher emphasizes the language of math, stressing that the language of instruction is crucial during the process of concept formation and developing skills towards application. Multisensory math uses the Concrete, Representational, and Abstract (CRA) instructional sequence and explicit language to help learners grasp math concepts more effectively.

To ensure effective instruction using the multisensory math approach, learners must be taught explicitly, practice skills consistently, and learn new concepts through CRA.

Concrete (Touch) – This aspect of multisensory math refers to touch. Teachers use tangible objects to represent concepts or numbers, such as breaking apart foam shapes (or using other manipulatives) to demonstrate fractions.

Representational (Drawing) – After concrete or tactile demonstration, teachers can then introduce the representational or drawing aspect. This technique encourages a learner to create his or her own visualization of the concept learned. It also aids students to facilitate their own connections and allows them to write down what they are thinking.

Abstract (Symbols) – Once they have fully understood the lesson introduced and built up during Concrete and Representational,  the next stage is the abstract or symbols sequence. Traditionally, teachers introduced math lessons using only abstract concepts (numbers and symbols). And while this has worked for some, other learners find it difficult to grasp math ideas without concrete or visual representation.

Learn about Brooklyn Letters’ Multisensory Math Tutoring Services near you.

Math Concepts that Learners Should Master

 

According to Zecher, learners must master four conceptual horizons that lay down the foundation for higher levels of math. These are:

  • Pattern Recognition and Subitizing – Being able to identify quantity instantly or subitizing is a key concept in math and is one of its foundations. The best way to see quantity is through patterns. Having the ability to visualize numbers is crucial in developing a strong number sense. It opens the path to operational fluency and understanding number relationships. An example of subitizing would be recognizing dice patterns: One can visually identify the number or quantity without having to count or tap each dot. Likewise, it is also important to recognize number bonds and understand that numbers can be decomposed or broken down (such as 8 into 3 and 5 or 2 and 6).
  • Place Value – Using craft sticks is a great way to teach place value using multisensory math techniques. As the number gets larger, learners can see the quantity change and feel a heavier weight. Likewise, it helps learners visualize the difference between a number’s standard (the number’s name = 125) and expanded form (what it is made of = 100 + 20 + 5).
  • Distributive Property – This refers to a learner’s ability to act on larger quantities and understanding that those quantities can be broken apart or decomposed and act on those numbers. To illustrate, consider 15 x 3. Learners must first understand that 15 can be decomposed into 10 and 5. They can then distribute (multiply) 3 and add those quantities to find the product of 15 x 3.
  • What is ONE and all its many names – This refers to the concept that any number written over itself is equivalent to one. Hence, multiplying or dividing by some form of one only changes the composition of the quantity and not the quantity itself.

 

Getting Started on Multisensory Math Techniques

 

Multisensory teaching methods were first applied in literacy and reading instruction. But over the years, learning specialists have found that the same multisensory approach can also be effectively used when teaching math. Particularly, when it is applied using the CRA framework.

To get started with multisensory math, it is important to take advantage of skills that a learner has already mastered. From there, new concepts can be introduced using the CRA method. Using manipulatives is integral in multisensory math, but these do not need to be expensive. Some items commonly used are:

  • Craft sticks
  • Beads and string
  • Base ten blocks
  • Interlocking cubes
  • Color tiles
  • Foam stickers
  • Flat marbles
  • Dice/Dominoes (only up to six)

Here are some multisensory techniques for teaching math:

  • Visualizing with manipulatives such as beads, color tiles, or blocks is an excellent technique to teach basic operations like addition and subtraction. By seeing how quantities change, young learners get a better understanding of how math operations work. Visualization also helps children understand amounts and develop number sense.
  • Using cubes or tiles to build shapes lets children have a concrete and physical representation of measurements and properties.
  • Drawing math problems is an excellent way to reinforce hands-on activities as it lets children illustrate their thinking and the concept they learned.
  • Tapping out numbers allows children to “feel” the value of numbers. It helps students better understand and make connections between symbols and actual amounts.
  • Using songs to help memorize math rules and introduce new concepts.
  • Incorporating movement into math through play and games
  • Using bundling sticks or coffee stirrers to teach regrouping and place value. This can also be done using base ten blocks.
  • Using a hundreds chart is an excellent way to teach number relationships to children.
  • Cutting pizza into slices to introduce and teach the concept of fractions. By cutting up a paper or cardboard pizza, you allow children to see what fractions look like as they select slices.

Find more multisensory math information and resources here:

Free, ready-to-use classroom resources for all students

Applying the Orton-Gillingham Approach to Math Lesson Planning

ASDEC Multisensory Math I Course

Math Print and Digital Resources

XtraMath® is an online math fact fluency program and App that helps students develop quick recall and automaticity of their basic math facts. 

Our Manhattan elementary math tutors can help your child with the following:

Number Lines – A number line is the visual representation of numbers such as fractions, integers, and whole numbers. The numbers are laid out evenly on a straight line, which allows students to picture number sequences. Number lines can be used to compare and order numbers as well as to demonstrate techniques for counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.

Addition – As one of the basic arithmetic operations, addition is defined as combining two or more groups of objects into a single group. In math, addition refers to the sum or total of two or more numbers. Learners must also understand the properties of addition in order to work with numbers more effectively.

Subtraction – Subtraction refers to the mathematical operation where an amount is taken away from the total. Like addition, subtraction possesses properties that are key in mastering the operation. Identity property and inverse operations both apply to subtraction. However, it is neither commutative or associative.

Division – This operation refers to the process of sharing a number into smaller groups or distributing into equal parts. It is the inverse operation of multiplication. The commutative and associative properties of real numbers do not apply to division.

Multiplication – In math, multiplication refers to finding the result of two or more numbers by adding the numbers repeatedly. A multiplication sentence contains a multiplicand (the number multiplied by another number), multiplier (the number by which it is multiplied), and the product or result of multiplying. Multiplication possesses the commutative, associative, identity, and distributive properties.

Fractions – Fractions are a way of splitting numbers into equal parts. It consists of a numerator, or the number of equal parts counted, and a denominator that represents the total number of equal parts in one whole. Fractions are classified into three types: proper, improper, and mixed fractions.

Decimals – A decimal is a way to write fractions. It consists of a whole number and a fraction of a whole number (any part less than 1) separated by a dot or decimal point. Decimals are expressed in the scale of tens (tenths, hundredths, thousandths, and so on).

Get Started Now
Craig Selinger, Owner
craig
As Featured In:

Find the right elementary math tutor for your child!

MATH TUTORS IN MANHATTAN, NYC

Dan B.

M.S. ED., NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES 1-6)
Dan Blackburn

Dan has a passion for teaching math and uses kinesthetic/tactile strategies to reach all learners. Dan takes a game-like approach with the aim of eliminating any fear or anxiety that a student may experience. Dan brings a wealth of experience to teaching math and is able to seamlessly assess, plan and differentiate engaging instruction for all learners.

For students with math learning disabilities, Dan can adapt the tutoring sessions to meet the specific needs of the learner. Hedoes this by addressing problems with number sense by helping learners to master basic facts through intensive and interactive games, slow and systematic distributed practice, teaching reciprocal facts (ie. 3+4/4+3, 7×5/5×7) and using concrete representations to further solidify counting/cordiality concepts that are the basis of arithmetic. For students with problems remembering the steps of computational algorithms, Dan teaches number concepts in tandem with the steps involved for computing an algorithm, by making the steps as concrete as possible. Using tactile/kinesthetic place value manipulatives, while simultaneously teaching the algorithmic steps has helped his students to learn computations with the four operations, and has helped them to think flexibly about numbers as a whole. Furthermore, Dan addresses potential math language deficits by bringing engaging, real world situations into his lessons, conversing about the math in chunks the learner will understand while concurrently equating the concepts to concrete representations/manipulatives to make learning as tactile as possible. Slow and systematic practice working to understand the four operations, through language, has helped Dan’s students to grow their problem solving skills.

If necessary, Dan can communicate with the classroom teacher to support the learner with concepts taught in the classroom, in tutoring sessions. He is well versed with the common core and next Gen standards. He has used Into Math, Go-Math, NY Engage, Everyday Math from the University of Chicago and TERC Investigations. Dan has taught math in grades k-8 and, in addition to teaching new concepts, is able to prepare students for standardized tests.

Location: Manhattan/remote
Types of Services: math k-8, math test prep k-8
Expertise: meeting the math needs of all learners through inquiry and direct instruction, multi sensory math instruction
Ages: 5-13

Dan B.

M.S. ED., NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES 1-6)
Dan Blackburn

Dan has a passion for teaching math and uses kinesthetic/tactile strategies to reach all learners. Dan takes a game-like approach with the aim of eliminating any fear or anxiety that a student may experience. Dan brings a wealth of experience to teaching math and is able to seamlessly assess, plan and differentiate engaging instruction for all learners.

For students with math learning disabilities, Dan can adapt the tutoring sessions to meet the specific needs of the learner. Hedoes this by addressing problems with number sense by helping learners to master basic facts through intensive and interactive games, slow and systematic distributed practice, teaching reciprocal facts (ie. 3+4/4+3, 7×5/5×7) and using concrete representations to further solidify counting/cordiality concepts that are the basis of arithmetic. For students with problems remembering the steps of computational algorithms, Dan teaches number concepts in tandem with the steps involved for computing an algorithm, by making the steps as concrete as possible. Using tactile/kinesthetic place value manipulatives, while simultaneously teaching the algorithmic steps has helped his students to learn computations with the four operations, and has helped them to think flexibly about numbers as a whole. Furthermore, Dan addresses potential math language deficits by bringing engaging, real world situations into his lessons, conversing about the math in chunks the learner will understand while concurrently equating the concepts to concrete representations/manipulatives to make learning as tactile as possible. Slow and systematic practice working to understand the four operations, through language, has helped Dan’s students to grow their problem solving skills.

If necessary, Dan can communicate with the classroom teacher to support the learner with concepts taught in the classroom, in tutoring sessions. He is well versed with the common core and next Gen standards. He has used Into Math, Go-Math, NY Engage, Everyday Math from the University of Chicago and TERC Investigations. Dan has taught math in grades k-8 and, in addition to teaching new concepts, is able to prepare students for standardized tests.

Location: Manhattan/remote
Types of Services: math k-8, math test prep k-8
Expertise: meeting the math needs of all learners through inquiry and direct instruction, multi sensory math instruction
Ages: 5-13

Kirsten

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Master’s degree from Touro University in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)
Kirsten

Kirsten is an enthusiastic educator with four years of lead teaching experience. Kirsten obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Nazarene College and went on to receive her Master’s degree from Touro University in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6). She is certified in New York State in both General and Special Education for grades 1-6. Prior to moving to New York City, Kirsten served as a 1st grade student teacher, day camp director, and 2nd grade teaching intern combating summer learning loss in low-income, high-need communities. Most recently Kirsten taught 4th grade for four years in an integrated co-teaching classroom for a high performing charter school network in New York City. Kirsten consistently worked with classes containing up to 30% students requiring Individualized Education Plans. She served as a grade level leader for a team of 5 fourth grade teachers, providing coaching to other adults and spearheading the curriculum planning across the grade. Beginning in the fall of 2022 Kirsten will teach 3rd grade literacy and math at a private school on the Upper East Side.

Kirsten is especially adept at quickly targeting a student’s highest-need area and making an action plan to reach their specific goals. She has worked frequently with students requiring intensive support in math. She prides herself on getting to know each student on both an academic and personal level to not only best drive outcomes, but also to take into account that student’s preferences and interests. She is passionate about making learning engaging, relevant, and fun! Kirsten combines many modalities within her lessons to help students grasp each concept in interactive and age-appropriate ways. She focuses on teaching math conceptually so that students may unpack problems with many strategies and gain independence in their understanding. She highly values open communication with students and families to work together to best support each student as they progress. Kirsten works with students in grades 1-5 and is highly familiar with the NYS elementary math grade-level scope and sequence.

Location: Manhattan – Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown East
Types of Services: Multisensory Math Instruction & Individualized Intervention, Formal and Informal Math Assessments, and Interventions, Test Prep
Expertise: Individualized assessment and intervention in elementary math, targeting specific learning disabilities
Ages: grades 1-5

Kirsten

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Master’s degree from Touro University in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)
Kirsten

Kirsten is an enthusiastic educator with four years of lead teaching experience. Kirsten obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Nazarene College and went on to receive her Master’s degree from Touro University in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6). She is certified in New York State in both General and Special Education for grades 1-6. Prior to moving to New York City, Kirsten served as a 1st grade student teacher, day camp director, and 2nd grade teaching intern combating summer learning loss in low-income, high-need communities. Most recently Kirsten taught 4th grade for four years in an integrated co-teaching classroom for a high performing charter school network in New York City. Kirsten consistently worked with classes containing up to 30% students requiring Individualized Education Plans. She served as a grade level leader for a team of 5 fourth grade teachers, providing coaching to other adults and spearheading the curriculum planning across the grade. Beginning in the fall of 2022 Kirsten will teach 3rd grade literacy and math at a private school on the Upper East Side.

Kirsten is especially adept at quickly targeting a student’s highest-need area and making an action plan to reach their specific goals. She has worked frequently with students requiring intensive support in math. She prides herself on getting to know each student on both an academic and personal level to not only best drive outcomes, but also to take into account that student’s preferences and interests. She is passionate about making learning engaging, relevant, and fun! Kirsten combines many modalities within her lessons to help students grasp each concept in interactive and age-appropriate ways. She focuses on teaching math conceptually so that students may unpack problems with many strategies and gain independence in their understanding. She highly values open communication with students and families to work together to best support each student as they progress. Kirsten works with students in grades 1-5 and is highly familiar with the NYS elementary math grade-level scope and sequence.

Location: Manhattan – Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown East
Types of Services: Multisensory Math Instruction & Individualized Intervention, Formal and Informal Math Assessments, and Interventions, Test Prep
Expertise: Individualized assessment and intervention in elementary math, targeting specific learning disabilities
Ages: grades 1-5

Elizabeth

Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6), Master’s degree in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)
Elizabeth

Elizabeth graduated from Marist College with a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6) as well as she earned a master’s degree from Touro University in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6). She is a member of both the International Honor Society in Education and Psychology.

Elizabeth spent the first part of her career as a Special Education teacher within schools across New York City. As a teacher, she mentored new teachers, served as a grade-level team leader, and led several professional development training sessions for teachers and families. Elizabeth worked with a team of professionals to design elementary math curriculum aligned with NYS Common Core Standards. Elizabeth worked as an Assistant Principal at the elementary level where she worked with students to cultivate their love of learning while building their self confidence as they work to meet their individualized goals.

Elizabeth is a math instructor with years of experience in mentoring as well as tutoring children from diverse backgrounds with various needs. She has a passion for math and uses a tactile approach in order to meet the needs of every child. She has experience implementing TERC Investigations, Go-Math, and EngageNY.

Elizabeth will design individualized lessons to meet the needs of every learner therefore maximizing student outcomes. She uses various instructional tools such as math manipulatives to technological resources which all facilitate academic achievement. Not only does she value her work with her students, she values her partnerships with their families as well. Elizabeth will work together with the families and provide them with strategies to use at home to support their child.

Location: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Types of Services: Multisensory Math Instruction, Formal and Informal Assessments and Interventions, Behavioral Interventions
Expertise: Working with children with specific reading, writing, and math learning disabilities, working with children with ADD and ADHD, NYS Exam preparation, NYS common core tutoring.

Elizabeth

Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6), Master’s degree in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)
Elizabeth

Elizabeth graduated from Marist College with a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6) as well as she earned a master’s degree from Touro University in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6). She is a member of both the International Honor Society in Education and Psychology.

Elizabeth spent the first part of her career as a Special Education teacher within schools across New York City. As a teacher, she mentored new teachers, served as a grade-level team leader, and led several professional development training sessions for teachers and families. Elizabeth worked with a team of professionals to design elementary math curriculum aligned with NYS Common Core Standards. Elizabeth worked as an Assistant Principal at the elementary level where she worked with students to cultivate their love of learning while building their self confidence as they work to meet their individualized goals.

Elizabeth is a math instructor with years of experience in mentoring as well as tutoring children from diverse backgrounds with various needs. She has a passion for math and uses a tactile approach in order to meet the needs of every child. She has experience implementing TERC Investigations, Go-Math, and EngageNY.

Elizabeth will design individualized lessons to meet the needs of every learner therefore maximizing student outcomes. She uses various instructional tools such as math manipulatives to technological resources which all facilitate academic achievement. Not only does she value her work with her students, she values her partnerships with their families as well. Elizabeth will work together with the families and provide them with strategies to use at home to support their child.

Location: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Types of Services: Multisensory Math Instruction, Formal and Informal Assessments and Interventions, Behavioral Interventions
Expertise: Working with children with specific reading, writing, and math learning disabilities, working with children with ADD and ADHD, NYS Exam preparation, NYS common core tutoring.

Maddie

B.S. Occupational Therapy
Maddie

Maddie received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and is currently a full-time graduate Occupational Therapy student at New York University. She plans on specializing in pediatrics after graduation next spring. Prior to graduate school Maddie was the Office Manager of a pediatric clinic offering Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy services. Maddie spent a lot of time working with the Department of Education and learning how to navigate specialized services for children in New York City. While working at the clinic, she was fortunate enough to take the Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR) course and obtain the introductory certificate. Maddie has over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages. She strongly believes in play based learning and feels as though this helps with motivating a child to learn. Maddie encourages movement before and during sessions to help stimulate the child throughout and to keep them engaged.

For math lessons Maddie likes to create interactive games while simultaneously letting the child view math in a fun and exciting way! Math is an extremely tricky subject since it is so black and white and can often be frustrating. Because of this, Maddie not only uses the interests of the child to stimulate motivation during sessions but also increases their self esteem and confidence.

Overall, her biggest priority is individualizing each session for every individual, no two sessions look the same. Maddie is very dedicated to making learning fun and effective!

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens
Manhattan: West Village, Greenwich Village, East Village, Chelsea, Tribeca, Midtown (east/west), Upper East/West Side OR Option of Remote Learning
TYPE OF SERVICES: Handwriting Tutoring, Writing Tutoring, Spelling Tutoring, Reading Comprehension Assistance, Math Tutoring
EXPERTISE: Attention, behavioral, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, emotional disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ADD, Developmental Disabilities & Delays
AGES: 4-18 years of age

Maddie

B.S. Occupational Therapy
Maddie

Maddie received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and is currently a full-time graduate Occupational Therapy student at New York University. She plans on specializing in pediatrics after graduation next spring. Prior to graduate school Maddie was the Office Manager of a pediatric clinic offering Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy services. Maddie spent a lot of time working with the Department of Education and learning how to navigate specialized services for children in New York City. While working at the clinic, she was fortunate enough to take the Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR) course and obtain the introductory certificate. Maddie has over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages. She strongly believes in play based learning and feels as though this helps with motivating a child to learn. Maddie encourages movement before and during sessions to help stimulate the child throughout and to keep them engaged.

For math lessons Maddie likes to create interactive games while simultaneously letting the child view math in a fun and exciting way! Math is an extremely tricky subject since it is so black and white and can often be frustrating. Because of this, Maddie not only uses the interests of the child to stimulate motivation during sessions but also increases their self esteem and confidence.

Overall, her biggest priority is individualizing each session for every individual, no two sessions look the same. Maddie is very dedicated to making learning fun and effective!

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens
Manhattan: West Village, Greenwich Village, East Village, Chelsea, Tribeca, Midtown (east/west), Upper East/West Side OR Option of Remote Learning
TYPE OF SERVICES: Handwriting Tutoring, Writing Tutoring, Spelling Tutoring, Reading Comprehension Assistance, Math Tutoring
EXPERTISE: Attention, behavioral, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, emotional disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ADD, Developmental Disabilities & Delays
AGES: 4-18 years of age

Megan

NYS Certified Educator with Master’s in Special Education/Childhood Education & Certification in Orton-Gillingham
Megan

Megan graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Human Development/Applied Psychology, with a minor in Special Education, and with a Division I Athletic Scholarship to play softball for four years. She then received her Master’s Degree in Special Education & Childhood Education, and a NYS Teaching Certification from Fordham University. Megan received Certification in the Orton-Gillingham method to teach reading to students with reading difficulties. Throughout Megan’s nine years of lead teaching experience, she has taught in various educational settings across Manhattan, meeting wonderfully diverse students. For three years, Megan taught in a general education setting and is experienced in the Common Core curricula, while working with General Education students, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities, teaching core subjects (e.g., reading, writing, math, social studies, science) to second through fifth graders. For the last six years, Megan has been a Special Education Head Teacher at a private special education school. She is responsible for creating and implementing individualized instruction across academic domains to meet the specific needs of students with a variety of learning and physical disabilities, and learning differences including students diagnosed with autism, dyslexia, speech and language impairments, social pragmatic language disorder, ADHD, learning disorder in reading/ math, dysgraphia, developmental coordination disorder, mood disorders, and students with hearing impairments. Due to the pandemic, Megan gained experience teaching remotely, as well as teaching on-ground students simultaneously with remote learners each day.

Megan believes in and gratefully witnesses how all students have the potential to grow and succeed both in and out of the classroom. She understands the importance of getting to know a student as a whole, while building off a student’s strengths, honoring their developing skills or challenges, and including their interests within instruction. Megan believes using this understanding to develop an individualized program for a student, while providing a warm, comfortable and fun environment is essential in supporting a student’s academic success. Megan focuses on positive encouragement as a tool to help students develop confidence and build or continue their love for learning.

Individualized math instruction with a focus on building foundational math skills through the use of manipulatives is the method Megan uses to strengthen a student’s number sense, teach the concept of addition and subtraction, real-world math concepts, and other foundational skills. Incorporating engaging games and movement is important in her instruction.

LOCATIONS: Staten Island, Manhattan; In-Person & Online
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized math instruction (grades Pre-K through 3rd)
EXPERTISE: Math instruction/intervention; learning differences and disabilities; Engage NY; Stern Structural Arithmetic; Singapore Math; individualized instruction
AGES: Pre-K through 3rd Grade

Megan

NYS Certified Educator with Master’s in Special Education/Childhood Education & Certification in Orton-Gillingham
Megan

Megan graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Human Development/Applied Psychology, with a minor in Special Education, and with a Division I Athletic Scholarship to play softball for four years. She then received her Master’s Degree in Special Education & Childhood Education, and a NYS Teaching Certification from Fordham University. Megan received Certification in the Orton-Gillingham method to teach reading to students with reading difficulties. Throughout Megan’s nine years of lead teaching experience, she has taught in various educational settings across Manhattan, meeting wonderfully diverse students. For three years, Megan taught in a general education setting and is experienced in the Common Core curricula, while working with General Education students, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities, teaching core subjects (e.g., reading, writing, math, social studies, science) to second through fifth graders. For the last six years, Megan has been a Special Education Head Teacher at a private special education school. She is responsible for creating and implementing individualized instruction across academic domains to meet the specific needs of students with a variety of learning and physical disabilities, and learning differences including students diagnosed with autism, dyslexia, speech and language impairments, social pragmatic language disorder, ADHD, learning disorder in reading/ math, dysgraphia, developmental coordination disorder, mood disorders, and students with hearing impairments. Due to the pandemic, Megan gained experience teaching remotely, as well as teaching on-ground students simultaneously with remote learners each day.

Megan believes in and gratefully witnesses how all students have the potential to grow and succeed both in and out of the classroom. She understands the importance of getting to know a student as a whole, while building off a student’s strengths, honoring their developing skills or challenges, and including their interests within instruction. Megan believes using this understanding to develop an individualized program for a student, while providing a warm, comfortable and fun environment is essential in supporting a student’s academic success. Megan focuses on positive encouragement as a tool to help students develop confidence and build or continue their love for learning.

Individualized math instruction with a focus on building foundational math skills through the use of manipulatives is the method Megan uses to strengthen a student’s number sense, teach the concept of addition and subtraction, real-world math concepts, and other foundational skills. Incorporating engaging games and movement is important in her instruction.

LOCATIONS: Staten Island, Manhattan; In-Person & Online
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized math instruction (grades Pre-K through 3rd)
EXPERTISE: Math instruction/intervention; learning differences and disabilities; Engage NY; Stern Structural Arithmetic; Singapore Math; individualized instruction
AGES: Pre-K through 3rd Grade

Brian

MAT in Early Childhood Education, Certificate in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
Brian

Brian earned his Masters in Teaching at the University of Georgia with a program focus on constructivist principles within early childhood education. These principles guide his lesson plans which create experiences for students to construct their understanding through important ‘A-ha’ moments. Brian also recognizes the important role of direct and explicit instruction, which is part of a balanced approach to helping any child grow to their potential.

Brian utilizes explicit and cognitively guided instruction (CGI) to drive toward student understanding. CGI meets a child where they are at developmentally and naturally facilitates the transition from concrete to abstract understanding. Brian believes it is essential that children truly master concrete mathematics before moving into the representational and abstract stages. This is accomplished by utilizing a variety of manipulatives and hands on activities and only moving on to new levels of understanding and more advanced strategies when the child is ready. Brian has experience implementing Contexts for Learning Mathematics and TERC Investigations; two powerful curriculums that help children learn math concepts and skills through interesting, real world contexts.

Brian is passionate about helping young learners see themselves as mathematicians. Through a trusting and respectful partnership Brian will help your child in their mathematical journey.

Currently he teaches first grade for a successful charter school network. When he isn’t teaching he enjoys birdwatching with his fiancee, playing guitar, and taking photographs.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Greenwood, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Bay Ridge, Gowanus, Cobble Hill, Boreum Hill, Red Hook, Dumbo,Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights Manhattan: Financial District, Lower East Side, Seaport, Tribeca, Civic Center, Lower Manhattan, SOHO
TYPES OF SERVICES: numeral identification and writing, number sense, math operations, word problems, place value
EXPERTISE: multisensory math instruction, cognitively guided instruction (CGI), Common Core Standards
Ages: Pre-K – 5th grade

Brian

MAT in Early Childhood Education, Certificate in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
Brian

Brian earned his Masters in Teaching at the University of Georgia with a program focus on constructivist principles within early childhood education. These principles guide his lesson plans which create experiences for students to construct their understanding through important ‘A-ha’ moments. Brian also recognizes the important role of direct and explicit instruction, which is part of a balanced approach to helping any child grow to their potential.

Brian utilizes explicit and cognitively guided instruction (CGI) to drive toward student understanding. CGI meets a child where they are at developmentally and naturally facilitates the transition from concrete to abstract understanding. Brian believes it is essential that children truly master concrete mathematics before moving into the representational and abstract stages. This is accomplished by utilizing a variety of manipulatives and hands on activities and only moving on to new levels of understanding and more advanced strategies when the child is ready. Brian has experience implementing Contexts for Learning Mathematics and TERC Investigations; two powerful curriculums that help children learn math concepts and skills through interesting, real world contexts.

Brian is passionate about helping young learners see themselves as mathematicians. Through a trusting and respectful partnership Brian will help your child in their mathematical journey.

Currently he teaches first grade for a successful charter school network. When he isn’t teaching he enjoys birdwatching with his fiancee, playing guitar, and taking photographs.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Greenwood, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Bay Ridge, Gowanus, Cobble Hill, Boreum Hill, Red Hook, Dumbo,Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights Manhattan: Financial District, Lower East Side, Seaport, Tribeca, Civic Center, Lower Manhattan, SOHO
TYPES OF SERVICES: numeral identification and writing, number sense, math operations, word problems, place value
EXPERTISE: multisensory math instruction, cognitively guided instruction (CGI), Common Core Standards
Ages: Pre-K – 5th grade

Esther

Certified teacher with a Childhood Education/Special Education dual certification, Masters in STEM studies and School Building/District Leadership certification
Esther

Esther is a certified teacher with a Childhood Education/Special Education dual certification. She has a Masters in STEM studies and has her School Building/District Leadership certification. She has been teaching math at the middle school level in the NYC public school systems since 2014 where she has been teaching a multitude of populations including Special Education, English Language Learners, and enriched students. Her goal is to meet and support all students to help them reach their highest potential as a student and individual. Esther utilizes data to drive instruction for her students to identify areas of needs and growth.

Esther has experience in giving one-to-one support through tutoring for various goals such as study skills and testing taking strategies for standardized exams. She also has experience teaching different math curriculums such as Illustrative math and McGraw Hill.

Outside of school, Esther loves to give back to her community in Toy Drives and Thanksgiving Drives. She also enjoys being active. She has run the NYC and Boston Marathon.

Location: Queens, UWS
Types of Services: Individualized math instruction and remediation for grades 3-7, Standardized test strategies (i.e. NYS Math Test, SHSAT)
Expertise: Math Instruction for grades 3- 7
Ages: 3rd through 7th

Esther

Certified teacher with a Childhood Education/Special Education dual certification, Masters in STEM studies and School Building/District Leadership certification
Esther

Esther is a certified teacher with a Childhood Education/Special Education dual certification. She has a Masters in STEM studies and has her School Building/District Leadership certification. She has been teaching math at the middle school level in the NYC public school systems since 2014 where she has been teaching a multitude of populations including Special Education, English Language Learners, and enriched students. Her goal is to meet and support all students to help them reach their highest potential as a student and individual. Esther utilizes data to drive instruction for her students to identify areas of needs and growth.

Esther has experience in giving one-to-one support through tutoring for various goals such as study skills and testing taking strategies for standardized exams. She also has experience teaching different math curriculums such as Illustrative math and McGraw Hill.

Outside of school, Esther loves to give back to her community in Toy Drives and Thanksgiving Drives. She also enjoys being active. She has run the NYC and Boston Marathon.

Location: Queens, UWS
Types of Services: Individualized math instruction and remediation for grades 3-7, Standardized test strategies (i.e. NYS Math Test, SHSAT)
Expertise: Math Instruction for grades 3- 7
Ages: 3rd through 7th

Julia

M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education (Grades 1-6), Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6)
julia b. scaled

Julia graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6). She then received her M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education (Grades 1-6) from Nazareth College. Julia has over eight years of experience working with students with ASD, ADHD, processing delays, and learning disabilities. During this time, she has taught in a general education setting (ages -12), special education settings (ages 4-14), and as a literacy specialist (worked with ages 4-14). Throughout her years of teaching, she has utilized a multitude of programs including: Dimensions, GoMath, Math Expressions, and IXL.

During her individual math sessions, she first assesses the student’s abilities using an initial assessment. She then chooses a curriculum that best suits the needs of the student and utilizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Her lessons include the use of manipulatives and hands on learning techniques in order to engage the student and help them acquire new mathematical skills. Over time, Julia will continue to check in with the progress each student has made using formative and summative assessments.

Julia’s personal teaching philosophy is rooted in creating an environment where students feel comfortable celebrating their successes, challenging themselves, and becoming life-long learners. She believes that all students have unique learning styles and through individualized instruction that supports different learning styles, they can reach their full potential.

Beyond the classroom, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, exploring new neighborhoods in NYC, and reading.

LOCATION: Brooklyn- Park Slope, South Slope, Gowanus, Prospect Heights, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene
Manhattan- FIDI, SOHO, East Village, Lower East Side, NOHO, Tribeca, Gramercy Park, West Village, Chelsea, Murray Hill, Midtown, Upper East Side
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individualized reading and math instruction, developing study skills, support with homework, New York State ELA exam prep
EXPERTISE: Working with students with disabilities to improve reading and math skills, has experience writing and implementing IEP documentation.
AGES: Literacy and Math ages 5-12

Julia

M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education (Grades 1-6), Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6)
julia b. scaled

Julia graduated from State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6). She then received her M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education (Grades 1-6) from Nazareth College. Julia has over eight years of experience working with students with ASD, ADHD, processing delays, and learning disabilities. During this time, she has taught in a general education setting (ages -12), special education settings (ages 4-14), and as a literacy specialist (worked with ages 4-14). Throughout her years of teaching, she has utilized a multitude of programs including: Dimensions, GoMath, Math Expressions, and IXL.

During her individual math sessions, she first assesses the student’s abilities using an initial assessment. She then chooses a curriculum that best suits the needs of the student and utilizes a multi-sensory approach to learning. Her lessons include the use of manipulatives and hands on learning techniques in order to engage the student and help them acquire new mathematical skills. Over time, Julia will continue to check in with the progress each student has made using formative and summative assessments.

Julia’s personal teaching philosophy is rooted in creating an environment where students feel comfortable celebrating their successes, challenging themselves, and becoming life-long learners. She believes that all students have unique learning styles and through individualized instruction that supports different learning styles, they can reach their full potential.

Beyond the classroom, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, exploring new neighborhoods in NYC, and reading.

LOCATION: Brooklyn- Park Slope, South Slope, Gowanus, Prospect Heights, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene
Manhattan- FIDI, SOHO, East Village, Lower East Side, NOHO, Tribeca, Gramercy Park, West Village, Chelsea, Murray Hill, Midtown, Upper East Side
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individualized reading and math instruction, developing study skills, support with homework, New York State ELA exam prep
EXPERTISE: Working with students with disabilities to improve reading and math skills, has experience writing and implementing IEP documentation.
AGES: Literacy and Math ages 5-12

Julia J.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, Dual M.S.Ed in General and Special Education for grades 1-6
Julia

Julia graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies. She then joined the Teach For America Corps, where she taught grades kindergarten- fourth grade, while obtaining her Dual M.S.Ed in General and Special Education for grades 1-6. Julia has 4 years experience teaching whole group and small group instruction. During this time, she has taught SEL, writing, math, science and guided literacy in both the General and Special Education setting. She has experience with reading programs like Amplify, CKLA, iReady, NWEA, STEP tool and F&P. In math, she has used tools like Zearn, iReady, NWEA to analyze and target instruction to student needs.

In her most current role, she is a Learning Specialist in which she solely focuses on students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs), for students with processing disorders, learning disabilities and Speech/ Language delays. She uses consistent data tracking to tailor instructional plans that will achieve a student’s IEP and personal goals. Julia progress monitors all of her students frequently to understand what concepts they can grasp and which they need more at bats.

Julia believes in enhancing student’s strengths to target their weaknesses. She knows all learners learn differently, regardless if there is a classification or not. Because of this, she believes students need multiple ways of learning to make concepts stick. This begins with the reteaching of foundational skills that are personalized to the student. To introduce new standards and topics, Julia uses: manipulatives to enhance tactile learning, visuals with graph paper and colored pencils to draw out word problems, audio tools like rhythm and music to access problems through auditory processing, diagrams and colored pencils, and games using real life scenarios to encourage authentic engagement and understanding of math and reading concepts.

She has used Fundations and Wilson’s to target students’ fluency and phonemic awareness needs at the elementary level. It has helped provide a set curriculum that includes hands-on resources for students to engage with while learning the fundamentals of reading and writing.

In her free time, Julia loves seeing theater in NYC, reading, trying new restaurants, and photography.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Park Slope, Crown Heights, Greenpoint) and Manhattan (all of lower Manhattan up to Upper East and West Side)
TYPE OF SERVICES: i.e. Individual tutoring in math and reading, group (2-3 children), state exam test prep
EXPERTISE: i.e. Learning Disabilities, Speech-language delays, Special Education
AGES: i.e. Kindergarten through 6th grade

Julia J.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, Dual M.S.Ed in General and Special Education for grades 1-6
Julia

Julia graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies. She then joined the Teach For America Corps, where she taught grades kindergarten- fourth grade, while obtaining her Dual M.S.Ed in General and Special Education for grades 1-6. Julia has 4 years experience teaching whole group and small group instruction. During this time, she has taught SEL, writing, math, science and guided literacy in both the General and Special Education setting. She has experience with reading programs like Amplify, CKLA, iReady, NWEA, STEP tool and F&P. In math, she has used tools like Zearn, iReady, NWEA to analyze and target instruction to student needs.

In her most current role, she is a Learning Specialist in which she solely focuses on students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs), for students with processing disorders, learning disabilities and Speech/ Language delays. She uses consistent data tracking to tailor instructional plans that will achieve a student’s IEP and personal goals. Julia progress monitors all of her students frequently to understand what concepts they can grasp and which they need more at bats.

Julia believes in enhancing student’s strengths to target their weaknesses. She knows all learners learn differently, regardless if there is a classification or not. Because of this, she believes students need multiple ways of learning to make concepts stick. This begins with the reteaching of foundational skills that are personalized to the student. To introduce new standards and topics, Julia uses: manipulatives to enhance tactile learning, visuals with graph paper and colored pencils to draw out word problems, audio tools like rhythm and music to access problems through auditory processing, diagrams and colored pencils, and games using real life scenarios to encourage authentic engagement and understanding of math and reading concepts.

She has used Fundations and Wilson’s to target students’ fluency and phonemic awareness needs at the elementary level. It has helped provide a set curriculum that includes hands-on resources for students to engage with while learning the fundamentals of reading and writing.

In her free time, Julia loves seeing theater in NYC, reading, trying new restaurants, and photography.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Park Slope, Crown Heights, Greenpoint) and Manhattan (all of lower Manhattan up to Upper East and West Side)
TYPE OF SERVICES: i.e. Individual tutoring in math and reading, group (2-3 children), state exam test prep
EXPERTISE: i.e. Learning Disabilities, Speech-language delays, Special Education
AGES: i.e. Kindergarten through 6th grade