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In-home and at-school Manhattan private pay math tutoring for K-5 students.
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Rebecca is an elementary education teacher (grades 1-6) in the New York City Department of Education. She currently teaches 1st grade in Brooklyn. She received her Bachelors in Economics from Northeastern University and her Masters of Science in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Middle School Social Studies from Northwestern University.
Rebecca has experience working with first through third grade math curricula. She supports students in developing number sense, problem solving skills, and varied approaches to problems. She specializes in helping students gain a deeper understanding of the math curriculum through the use of concrete models and manipulatives. Rebecca has experience working with Go Math, TERC, and implementing Metamorphosis Math strategies.
M.S. . Elementary Education, Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6)
Tatiana is a certified teacher with a track record of success on the NY state exams and over 7 years of experience in NYC schools. She graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and is a Teach for America alumna. During her time as a TFA corps member, she completed a Masters in Elementary Education from the Relay Graduate School of Education and holds a Professional Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).
Tatiana specializes in inquiry-based learning and constructivist teaching methods. She implements Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile (VAKT) strategies in her lesson plans. She uses a Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) approach to teaching math that is rigorous and individualized to each student. Tatiana will incorporate various multi-sensory techniques, including the use of manipulatives, to develop conceptual understanding. She firmly believes that successful math instruction happens when teachers build on students’ innate number sense and curiosity, making math fun and accessible to all learners.
She recently accepted a role as an educational consultant, coaching teachers and leaders on using data to drive instruction and best practices for effective differentiation. Prior to this, she taught 3rd-5th grade on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, then in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Tatiana has extensive experience with test prep material and is deeply familiar with the Common Core State Standards for Math. She achieved a 100% pass-rate on the NY State Math Test for three consecutive years, exceeding the statewide average by 60%.
Location: Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn (preference for Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill)
Types of Services: Individualized reading and math instruction and remediation, building and strengthening knowledge of math concepts (grades 3-6), developing study skills, support with homework, test prep for ELA and math exams
Expertise: Math instruction for grades 3-6, constructivist teaching practices, test prep for math and ELA
Ages: 3rd through 6th grade
M.S. EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION
Michelle loves teaching math and using different strategies for each specific student. She uses a variety of multi-sensory, hands on and visual ways to teach and learn different subjects in math. She brings a variety of manipulatives and games to see what works best for the specific student. She tutors grades k-4 in math and also provide NYS test prep for grades 3 and 4 in math. Additionally, she is trained in the following math programs: Envisions and Go Math.
SPECIAL EDUCATOR AND CHILDHOOD LITERACY SPECIALIST, PRE-K – 4th GRADE, MS, PhD
Peter teaches K-4 math using a constructivist approach rooted in language and conceptualization to achieve number sense. He uses a variety of hands-on methods with visual aids and manipulatives to master the operations. Grades K-4, no test-prep.
Learning Specialist, M.S. Ed., Bilingual, Childhood, and Special Education; Ed. M., Language and Literacy
Maria loves teaching math and uses different strategies for each student. She strives to help students understand that math can be both practical and fun. Her goal is always to build student confidence by providing them with plenty of opportunities for success. She brings a variety of strategies to see what works best for the specific student. She tutors grades 3-9 in math and also provides standardized test preparation in math (ISEE, SSAT, TACHS, SHSAT, ACT, SAT, NYS Tests).
M.S. ED., NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES 1-6)
Susan views math instruction as a process of discovery and experimentation. Through inquiry-based instruction, Susan helps students to access prior knowledge, recognize patterns and explain their thinking using visual models and mathematical language. Susan uses real-world math applications and multi sensory teaching techniques to help students make meaningful connections and improve their mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Encouraging a growth mindset and building confidence are cornerstones to Susan’s instruction. She has expertise in teaching EngageNY (Eureka Math) and Terc Investigations and tutors students in grades 2 – 6 in math and provides test prep for students in grades 3-6.
NYS Dual Certified in Early and Childhood Education, MS in School Counseling
Alyssa enjoys teaching math and using different strategies for each specific student. She was a math teacher in an integrated classroom of 30 students. She uses a variety of strategies, visuals, hands on activities, and tools to help children have a deeper understanding of math concepts. She also provides NYS test prep for grades 3-5. She is trained in the following math programs: Envisions, Go Math, Exemplars, and Engage NY Curriculum.
M.S. ED., NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES 1-6)
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. He has used 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.
New York State Certified Literacy Instructor, M.S.ed, Wilson Trained
Amy earned her Masters of Education at Bank Street College of Education. She is experienced with students who have a broad array of learning issues including Dyslexia, and works one-to-one with students in decoding, fluency, reading comprehension, spelling, phonological awareness and language delays. She also works with general education students needing extra support.
Amy has extensive experience with supporting pre-literacy skills such as letter identification, phonics, kindergarten readiness, and performs formal and informal assessments. She is trained in multiple Orton Gillingham programs including Wilson, Fundations, PAF, and IMSE. In addition to her work with these structured, multi-sensory approaches, she has extensive experience with teaching comprehension skills and filling in gaps for students needing support with specific concepts. She is experienced in Seeing Stars and Lindamood Bell methods used frequently for students needing greater language support.
Amy has a warm, intuitive nature and specializes in individualizing her plan of action for each student. She has experience teaching within Manhattan’s private k-3 schools as a reading teacher and learning specialist and has tutored students through middle school. She has worked with students ranging in age from 3-14.
LOCATION: Manhattan, including Harlem
TYPES OF SERVICES: Orton Gillingham individualized lessons, reading comprehension, formal and informal reading assessments, phonological awareness, sound-symbol association, decoding strategies, fluency, and reading comprehension, spelling, sight word recognition, pre-literacy, and kindergarten readiness.
EXPERTISE: Developing individualized remediation for struggling readers
AGES: Pre-school through middle school