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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

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  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ 5 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!
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ a month 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.
  • Math Tutors, 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.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ 9 months 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.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Jessica C ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ 10 months 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!
  • Math Tutors, 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.
  • Math Tutors, 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.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a year 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!
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • Math Tutors, 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
  • Math Tutors, 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.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ 2 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!
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ 2 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.
  • Math Tutors, 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.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ 2 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!
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 3 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.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 3 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."
  • Math Tutors, 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.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 3 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!
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 3 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.

 

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With Brooklyn 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).

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Our Math Specialists work on number lines, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, order of operations, fractions, word problems, and more!

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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:

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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 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).
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Tatiana S.

M.S. Elementary Education, Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6)
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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: Remote only
Types of Services: Individualized math instruction and remediation, building and strengthening knowledge of math concepts (grades 3-6), developing study skills, support with homework, test prep for math exams
Expertise: Math instruction for grades 3-6, constructivist teaching practices, test prep for math
Ages: 3rd through 6th grade

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Jill M.

M.S., Math Instructor (K-5)
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Jill is a certified elementary math instructor with experience helping children in kindergarten through fifth grade achieve a lifelong love of math. Jill creates a nurturing learning environment where children can thrive and develop confidence in their abilities. She believes in a student-centered approach to learning to encourage enthusiasm and autonomy in the learning process. Jill specializes in helping students develop good number sense and mastery of foundational and complex mathematical concepts. Her math lessons incorporate various teaching strategies and resources such as hands-on interactive activities, digital math manipulatives, visual models, and real-world problem- solving, in order to promote student engagement and achievement. Jill is trained in a variety of programs such as Everyday Mathematics, enVision Mathematics, and Go Math.

Jill will design and customize an instructional plan for your child that fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills, maximizes your child’s potential, and delivers successful results. Parents and students love her instructional style and ease of making learning engaging and fun!

LOCATION: Remote
TYPE OF SERVICES: Intervention, enrichment, study skills, homework, test preparation.
EXPERTISE: Multisensory teaching techniques, interactive, differentiated activities,
problem-solving.
AGES: Math (K-5)

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Michelle is a learning specialist who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science with minors in psychology and disabilities studies from the University of Delaware. She went on to complete her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology at Hunter College, and in 2020 she received her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School intending to pursue Education Law in the future. During tutoring sessions, Michelle helps students develop skills from a variety of subjects including reading, math, and writing.

Regarding reading skills, Michelle has provided in-home tutoring to assist students in developing their phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. Michelle’s approach is student-centered, and she makes a conscious effort to plan activities that align with a student’s specific interests to keep sessions engaging and enjoyable. Michelle has provided writing support to students in first grade through eighth grade, with a particular emphasis on the planning stage, and organizational strategies used in writing. She has assisted students in learning to write persuasive, narrative, and informative essays. She utilizes a process-based approach focusing on writing full texts and meaningful ideas. This approach de-emphasizes spelling, punctuation, and grammar in the initial writing stage, coming back to these constructs later in the process.

In the area of math, Michelle has experience working with first through third-grade math curricula. She is skilled at helping students enhance their problem-solving skills, and master mathematical concepts through the use of tangible manipulatives and visual aids. She places emphasis on making sure students fully understand early mathematical concepts, rather than just completing problems in a rote manner, as early concepts are fundamental to complete more complex equations in later years.

Lastly, Michelle has experience helping students strengthen their executive functioning skills. Specifically, she has provided in-home tutoring to address adaptable thinking, helping students adjust to situations when necessary, and how to see situations from another’s perspective. She also has experience improving students’ working memory, by helping students retain and store learned information efficiently and then later put it to use.

Rebecca M.

M.S. . ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, CERTIFIED ELEMENTARY TEACHER (Grades 1-6 )
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Rebecca is an elementary education teacher (grades 1-6). 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 currently teaches 4th grade in Naperville, IL. She previously taught 1st grade in the New York City Department of Education.

Rebecca has experience working with students in kindergarten through fifth grade on their math curricula. She supports students in developing number sense, problem solving skills, and taking varied approaches to problems. Rebecca uses an inquiry-based approach to help students build their math discussion skills and create connections in their work. She specializes in helping students gain a deeper understanding of the math curriculum through the use of concrete models and manipulatives. Rebecca believes in continuing to incorporate foundational skills into all areas of students’ math work, enabling them to gain fluency in their core math skills, while working through new problem solving strategies. Rebecca has experience working with Go Math, i-Ready, TERC, and implementing Metamorphosis Math strategies.

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn: Remote only
TYPES OF SERVICES: math fluency, problem solving, building number sense
AGES: birth through elementary school

Jayne

Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, MSEd in Childhood Education
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Jayne is familiar with TERC Investigations, Engage NY, and Everyday Mathematics. She incorporates various problem-solving methods and helps students best understand the problem at hand. Jayne also works with students to break down multi-step word problems to allow them to understand math word problems.

Jayne begins the tutoring process by getting to know the students on an individual level. Jayne aspires to create a relaxing learning environment, so each learner feels happy and safe. She takes the time to observe and learn about each student’s learning style. Every family she works with has a personalized learning experience. Her students feel supported and encouraged while working with her.

Gretchen M.

MS. NYS CERTIFIED 1ST -6TH GRADE
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Gretchen is Brooklyn based teacher who has taught pre-k through third grade and middle school focusing on all subjects. She has been teaching for ten years and has continued to grow professionally throughout her time teaching. She graduated from Wagner College in 2007 with degrees in psychology and childhood education holding certificates in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities. She received her Masters in Teaching Literacy from Touro College. Her approach to math is multi-sensory, hands-on, and most importantly…fun! She has used Go Math and Envisions curriculum as well as had math trainging throught the National Training Network throughout her time teaching. She believes in using real world situations to help students get a clear idea of concepts being taught. She also combines her literacy background with her math expertise to help students comprehend what word problems are asking them to do. The students she teaches learn multiple strategies on how to approach a problem, and then reflect and decide which strategy works best for them. Her goal in tutoring your child is to build their math confidence as well as give them a clear understanding of how to use critical thinking to solve math problems.

LOCATION: Online/ Brooklyn
TYPE OF SERVICES: individualized math instruction and remediation, building and strengthening knowledge of math concepts (grades K-6),
developing study skills, support with homework, test prep for math exams
EXPERTISE: Go Math, NTN Math, EngageNY, and Envision math trained
AGES: Literacy (K-12), Math (K-5)

Alexa S.

Masters in Elementary Education; Orton Gillingham Trained and Experienced
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Alexa has experience working with kindergarten through fourth grade math curricula. She supports students in various ways, some which include; problem solving, building fluency with addition and subtraction, using standard units of measure, describing and analyzing shapes, multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division, and developing understanding of fractions. She specializes in helping students gain a deeper understanding of the math curriculum through the use of modeling and hands on visuals. Alexa takes a multi-sensory approach. Alexa has experience working with Go Math and state test prep.

Mike W.

M.A, NY STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD & CHILDHOOD (BIRTH-GRADE 6), NY STATE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (BIRTH-GRADE 6)
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Mike has taught math in both classroom settings, as well as in private tutoring sessions. He enjoys teaching math, as “there is always a solution to every problem”! Mike has experience with math from kindergarten through 6th grade. Based on the students’ needs, Mike will employ different strategies, a multi-sensory approach, as well as numerous manipulatives. He has taught test prep for the NYS Math state tests for grades 3-5 and currently teaches in a 5th grade classroom. Mike is also trained in GoMath!, Envisions, as well as using IXL.

Susan V.

M.S. ED., NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES 1-6)
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

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.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: BROOKLYN: Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Bed Stuy, Greenpoint, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Downtown, DUMBO, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus QUEENS: Ridgewood, Glendale, Belle Harbor, Far Rockaway, Howard
TYPES OF SERVICES: Reading comprehension and decoding remediation, Writing instruction, Math Instruction, and Remediation, Executive Functioning, Study Skills, Test Prep, groups (2-3 children)
EXPERTISE: Inquiry-based math remediation, reading comprehension and writing about reading, teaching elaboration and writing organization techniques for expository and narrative writing, spelling difficulties, homework help, test prep
AGES: Grades 2 8

Derek B.

MA, NYS Certified Pre-K-6th Grade, NYS Certified Childhood Education And Students With Disabilities
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Derek has eleven years of Elementary Teaching, Special Education Administration, and tutoring experience. He is currently a CPSE Administrator and previously taught 4 th and 5 th Grade in Brooklyn. He has been tutoring with Brooklyn Letters over the past three years. Derek has a wealth of experience working with curriculum writers in the area of math, specifically focusing on differentiating math concepts for struggling students. He has presented a multitude of math workshops primarily in the areas of math fluency, integrating math manipulatives and technology, word problem skills, and strategies for Special Education students. In this role, he supported teachers in the building with planning and differentiating lessons and finding ways to build on students’ math conceptual and word problem skills to be successful.

Derek is proficient teaching Singapore Math, Go Math, Envisions, and knows many instructional technology platforms. He has also worked with math coaches to support students who need curriculum modifications. Additionally, he has taught math academic intervention services for at-risk students in his building. Derek has a multi-dimensional instructional approach to teaching math to various styles of learners in grades K-6.

Location: Remote only
Types of Services: Individualized math instruction and remediation, building and strengthening knowledge of math concepts (grades 3-6), developing study skills, support with homework, test prep for math exams
Expertise: Math instruction for grades 3-6, constructivist teaching practices, test prep for math
Ages: 3rd through 6th grade

Julie S.

M.S., Dual Certification

Julie S.

M.S., Dual Certification
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Julie is a NYS certified teacher with 19 years of teaching experience. She holds dual certification; PK- Grade 6 Common Branch/General Education and Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6. After changing careers from business, Julie began teaching 4th grade ELA, math, science, and social studies where she also became familiar with the NY state tests in all subjects. When other opportunities arose to teach 4-5th grade math, 6-8th grade science, and 7th grade ELA came her way in the private school where she worked. Julie was excited about the opportunity to work with students at different stages in their academic lives.

Julie joined the NYC Department of Education as a Title 1 math teacher in 2007 and had the opportunity to work with students in Grades 1-8 in both Brooklyn and Queens providing small group, remedial math instruction. The students Julie was able to work with had different learning issues with math ranging from difficulties with number sense, processing/calculating/fluency, word problem language comprehension, math vocabulary, memory, applying abstract concepts to concrete situations, and anxiety and low confidence.

Alyssa B.

MS, NYS CERTIFIED (BIRTH-GRADE 6) GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

Alyssa B.

MS, NYS CERTIFIED (BIRTH-GRADE 6) GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Alyssa graduated from Dowling College with a Bachelor of English and graduated from Touro College with a Duel Masters of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education for Early Childhood PK- 5th grade. Alyssa has almost 10 years-experience in teaching, influencing and enriching students with different needs. She has a strong understanding of the needs of students with learning and physical disabilities. She works with mixed-ability K-5 students to make math fun, interactive, and personalized. Alyssa incorporates a multisensory method to help engage and effectively teach her students. Her expertise includes homework, school curriculum, and test preparation for Math state tests. Alyssa has worked with students to give them a variety of skills and strategies to help improve their mathematic abilities.

Alyssa has vast experience in working with students struggling with math skills and strategies. Prior to working for The New York City Department of Education, Alyssa worked as an Academic Intervention Services Provider. She is experienced in implementing a variety of strategies to teach a single skill and finds the one that best fits her students. needs. Alyssa s individualized, multi-sensory math interventions target Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Number and Operations in Fractions, Measurement and Data, and Geometry.

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