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  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Emily Matles ★★★★★ a week ago
    We would highly recommend Ally! Our son always asks about her, so very thankful to Brooklyn Letters for introducing us.
    ~ Emily, mom of Brooklyn 2 year old
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters T Ainsley ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I cannot express how grateful and rewarding my experience with Brooklyn Letters has been. Her tutor Ms. Daria is so knowledgeable, amazing, kind and awesome. My daughter has made so much progress in Literacy and Math and it's all … More thanks to Ms. Daria. I know my daughter is sad that she can no longer work with Ms. Daria, as she looked forward to their sessions every week. Thank you again!
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Natalie Levon ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Nicole has been an amazing therapist!! She played a tremendous role in our daughter’s speech progress and overall development. She has come such a long way and we are so happy with the therapy she received!
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Colin Peters ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We could not be happier with the services Valerie provided! She is very thoughtful and knowledgeable and provided significant guidance to support our daughter's speech development outside of our scheduled sessions. She established … More a great working relationship with her, and she will definitely be missed! Your business model is amazing and it was an absolute pleasure working with Valerie. I've referred your organization and Valerie to the Executive Director of our daughter's school and friends/colleagues who are in need of speech therapy services.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Lil Amatore ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Christina was absolutely wonderful. She went out of her way to win my son over and it worked. He looked forward to her visits and his speech improved so much under her care. She was super flexible and it’s clear she truly cares. We adore … More Christina and we’re going to miss her. Almost sad he improved so much! She’s simply amazing and we can’t say enough how great she is. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone, without hesitation. Thank you so much for connecting us with her!
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ a year 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 Brigid Bower ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Samantha Dalmas was fantastic! We saw her for a feeding therapy evaluation and while she doesn’t think my daughter needs more feeding therapy sessions at this time, but she gave me lots of tips to try. If my daughter's doctors want … More to see more progress at her next appointment, I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Samantha again.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Duygu Başaran ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Brooklyn Letters was recommended to me through a friend's speech therapist friend in NJ. The articulation evaluation for my daughter went well. We were pleased with Kristin's services.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Kelley Peters-Patel ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ 2 years 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 ★★★★★ 2 years 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 Jacob B ★★★★★ 4 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 Jessica C ★★★★★ a year 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 ★★★★★ 2 years 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 Demet Evren ★★★★★ 2 years 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 ★★★★★ 2 years 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 ★★★★★ 3 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!
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ 3 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.
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 3 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 ★★★★★ 3 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 3 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 ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 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.
  • Math Tutors, 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."
  • Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 4 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 ★★★★★ 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!
  • Math Tutors, 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.

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In-home and at-school Brooklyn private pay math tutoring for K-5 students.

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 & Worksheets (Kindergarten- 5th Grades)

Check out these simple activities for kids to build early math skills at home, and some helpful information for parents and early childhood educators to help kids thrive in math. Discover the best math apps for elementary students in 2023 to empower elementary students to actively engage with mathematical concepts, cultivate a deeper understanding, and achieve academic success.

Give your child a fun way to practice Math. Try Monster Math It is a fun K-5 math program with games with really fun characters and storylines, combined with offline math activities in printable, providing really fun and complete Math Practice. Learn practical strategies and activities for teaching math fluency to elementary students

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"Ethan was very happy with the sessions." I could see his increased confidence in Math classes at school. Ethan’s grades were generally improved in his IB maths assessments and his MAP percentile ranking increased from 78 to 87%. During this time, Ethan missed 2 of his 5 school Math classes each week for tennis training. Sam provided the math support we needed at home to cover the curriculum but also worked well to fill gaps in his knowledge from previous years.”

- Caroline B.

We’ve been working with Maddie on English and math for our daughter. It’s been great and Maddie has been absolutely amazing.

- Ilan B

Chris has been wonderful working with U on math for the past few months, she adores him!

- Z.K.

We hired Natalie for summer bridge math tutoring for our son. Natalie was great. She was punctual, friendly, and quickly put our son at ease. We asked her to work on reinforcement of the math concepts our son just finished in 5th grade and she was very knowledgeable of the grade-level material. From my observations, she helped him understand the math concepts better. She worked with us on scheduling around conflicts and was very flexible to schedule sessions so he wouldn't have too much time between sessions. Overall, we were pleased with Natalie and her work with our son. Would certainly recommend her to others and request her services again.

- Staten Island parent-Roberto G.

Alissa was really wonderful and we hope to work with her again in the fall. Our daughter loved her and their work together really helped turn around our daughter’s performance in Algebra.

- Kate & Andrew

Our hourly rate includes both travel and instructional time (you only pay for instructional time!).

Manhattan, Connecticut, Westchester, & New Jersey Rates
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  • $160-$195 Per Hour

  • $140-$175 for 45 minutes

  • $110-$140 for 30 minutes (online only)

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What is Multisensory Math?

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What is Multisensory Math?

Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

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.

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.
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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 makeconnections 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.

Our math tutors can help your child with the following:

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Our math tutors can help your child with the following:

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Adding and Subtracting Decimals – To add two decimal numbers, First check if they have the same number of digits to the right of the decimal point. If they don’t, add zeros to the right of one of the numbers until they do. Then, write one number on top of the other, lining up the decimal points vertically. Add as you would with whole numbers, and bring the decimal point straight down.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators– When adding and subtracting fractions, the First thing to check is if the denominators are the same. If the denominators are the same, then it’s pretty easy: just add or subtract the numerators, and write the result over the same denominator.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators – If the denominators are not the

same, then you have to use equivalent Fractions which do have a common denominator. To do this, you need to Find the least common multiple (LCM) of the two denominators.

Adding and Subtracting with Negatives – Circle Graphs Adding any number to its opposite also called the additive inverse—always gives zero as the result.

EXAMPLE: -999+999=0, 2.54(-2.5)=0, 14(-1)=0

Once you know this, there are several ways to think about addition.

Addition Whole Numbers– Addition, written using the symbol +, is the mathematical operation that represents the total number of objects together in a collection.

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.

Area– The area of a plane figure, measured in square units (or units 2), is the number of squares required to cover it completely.

Bar Graphs– Bar graphs can be used to compare numerical data. Suppose you want to compare the average temperature in a certain city on a ~ certain day across a Four-year period.

Basic Operations– There are four basic operations are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Circles– A circle is the set of all points in a plane at a given distance (called the radius)

from a given point (called the center.) A line segment connecting two points on the circle and going through the center is called a diameter of the circle.

Circles: Area– A circle is the set of all points in a plane at a given distance (called the radius) from a given point (called the center.) A line segment connecting two points on the circle and going through the center is called a diameter of the circle.

Circle Graphs– A circle graph is a way to organize data using the sectors of a circle.

Circumference– The circumference of a circle is the distance around the outside.

Common Ratio– The constant Factor between consecutive terms of a geometric sequence is called the common ratio.

Congruent Triangles– Congruent Triangles are triangles with three pairs of corresponding sides congruent and three pairs of corresponding angles congruent.

Convert Units of Area and Volume– The objective of the lesson is to convert units of measure between dimensions including area and volume.

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).

Different Bases– We tend to think it’s perfectly natural to use 10 symbols to write out numbers: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 . But the only reason we do this is because we grow up counting on our Fingers, of which we happen to have ten. There’s no real reason why ten

is any better for math than another number, say 2,5,12 0r 16.

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.

Exponents– There’s one more operation besides addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. That’s exponentiation, notated by superscript (e.g. x? or ¢*), or sometimes – especially on calculators and computers — using the symbol .

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 typ

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 nor associative.es: proper, improper, and mixed fractions.

Line Graph– To draw a line graph, First draw a horizontal and a vertical axis. Age should be plotted on the horizontal axis because it is independent. Height should be plotted on the vertical axis. Then look For the given data and plot a point for each pair of values. Draw a line connecting each pair of consecutive points. Then title the graph and label the horizontal and vertical axis.

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.

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.

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Tatiana S.

M.S. Elementary Education, Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6)
MEET OUR BROOKLYN MATH TUTORS WHO TRAVEL TO YOUR HOME

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

Services Pages:

UNDERSTANDING FRACTIONS

STRATEGIES FOR MULTIPLICATION

WORD PROBLEMS

PLACE VALUE

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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

Services Pages:

UNDERSTANDING FRACTIONS

STRATEGIES FOR MULTIPLICATION

WORD PROBLEMS

PLACE VALUE

Jill M.

M.S., Math Instructor (K-5)

Jill M.

M.S., Math Instructor (K-5)
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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)

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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)

Rebecca M.

M.S. . ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, CERTIFIED ELEMENTARY TEACHER (Grades 1-6 )

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

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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

Alexa S.

Masters in Elementary Education; Orton Gillingham Trained and Experienced
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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.

Alexa S.

Masters in Elementary Education; Orton Gillingham Trained and Experienced
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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.

Susan V.

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

Susan V.

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

Derek B.

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

Kaitlyn R.

Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Master’s Degree in Special Education (Grade 1- Grade 6)

Kaitlyn R.

Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Master’s Degree in Special Education (Grade 1- Grade 6)
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Kaitlyn is a childhood (Grade 1- Grade 5) special education teacher at a public school in Brooklyn. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) from The College of Staten Island. She continued at The College of Staten Island to obtain a Master’s Degree in Special Education (Grade 1- Grade 6). Kaitlyn has advanced certifications in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership. Kaitlyn has seven years of experience working with students with diverse backgrounds. She has experience working with students with ADHD, autism, speech and language impairments, and dyslexia. She specializes in differentiating her instruction to meet her students’ unique needs.

Kaitlyn believes that connecting math to the everyday lives of her students has many advantages. She incorporates problem-solving tools and enjoys showing her students multiple strategies to find what works best for them. She believes in teaching with the use of manipulatives and scaffolds. Kaitlyn displays a teaching style that strives to build her students self-confidence and celebrate their accomplishments. Kaitlyn has experience using the programs Go-Math, NY Engage, Envisions, Eureka, Bridges and Everyday Math. She has experience in teaching math test prep in grades 3-5.

LOCATION: Brooklyn/Staten Island/Central New Jersey (Remote Sessions Also Available)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Homework, intervention, state test prep, enrichment,
EXPERTISE: Multi-sensory approach, explicitly teaching mathematical vocabulary, making real-world math connections, differentiated instruction
AGES: Math (K-5)

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Kaitlyn is a childhood (Grade 1- Grade 5) special education teacher at a public school in Brooklyn. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) from The College of Staten Island. She continued at The College of Staten Island to obtain a Master’s Degree in Special Education (Grade 1- Grade 6). Kaitlyn has advanced certifications in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership. Kaitlyn has seven years of experience working with students with diverse backgrounds. She has experience working with students with ADHD, autism, speech and language impairments, and dyslexia. She specializes in differentiating her instruction to meet her students’ unique needs.

Kaitlyn believes that connecting math to the everyday lives of her students has many advantages. She incorporates problem-solving tools and enjoys showing her students multiple strategies to find what works best for them. She believes in teaching with the use of manipulatives and scaffolds. Kaitlyn displays a teaching style that strives to build her students self-confidence and celebrate their accomplishments. Kaitlyn has experience using the programs Go-Math, NY Engage, Envisions, Eureka, Bridges and Everyday Math. She has experience in teaching math test prep in grades 3-5.

LOCATION: Brooklyn/Staten Island/Central New Jersey (Remote Sessions Also Available)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Homework, intervention, state test prep, enrichment,
EXPERTISE: Multi-sensory approach, explicitly teaching mathematical vocabulary, making real-world math connections, differentiated instruction
AGES: Math (K-5)

Alyssa B.

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

Alyssa B.

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

Elizabeth L.

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 L.

Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6), Master’s degree in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)
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Elizabeth is an accomplished educator with a strong foundation in both Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Marist College and a master’s degree from Touro University, with memberships in both the International Honor Society in Education and Psychology. Throughout her career, Elizabeth has played pivotal roles, starting as a Special Education teacher in various New York City schools. She has excelled in mentoring new teachers, taking on leadership roles such as grade-level team leader, and conducting professional development training sessions for teachers and families. Currently serving as an Assistant Principal at the elementary level, Elizabeth is dedicated to cultivating students’ love for learning while fostering their self-confidence to achieve individualized goals.

As a literacy and math instructor, Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience in mentoring and tutoring children with diverse backgrounds and needs. Her instructional expertise encompasses phonics, phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and elementary math. Elizabeth is well-versed in implementing multisensory programs such as Wilson Fundations, Success For All (SFA), and Guided Reading Leveled Literacy, all designed to promote reading, writing, and oral language development.

Elizabeth is particularly passionate about math, employing a tactile approach to cater to the unique needs of each child. She has successfully implemented programs like TERC Investigations, Go-Math, and EngageNY. Elizabeth’s approach involves designing individualized lessons to maximize student outcomes, utilizing a range of instructional tools, from math manipulatives to technological resources. Beyond her work with students, she places significant value on building partnerships with families. Elizabeth collaborates with families, providing them with effective strategies to support their child’s learning at home. Her holistic and individualized approach reflects her commitment to creating an environment where every learner can thrive academically and personally.

Types of Services: Multisensory Reading Instruction, Multisensory Math Instruction, Formal and Informal Reading 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.

Lynsey W.

Bachelors Degree in Childhood Education (1-6), Masters of Science Degree in Literacy (Birth-6)

Lynsey W.

Bachelors Degree in Childhood Education (1-6), Masters of Science Degree in Literacy (Birth-6)
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Lynsey is a certified General Education teacher who has successfully prepared students for NY State exams for the last 7 years. She has prepared students for both Math and ELA state exams by using effective tools, strategies, and scaffolds for test-taking tips. Lynsey is a highly effective teacher based on her students’ NY State test scores and teaching practices. Lynsey has experience in grades 1-5 and has worked summer school, after school, and with Math and STEM intervention programs.

Lynsey specializes in inquiry-based learning as well as focusing on every child’s needs, strengths, and unique ways of learning. Lynsey has attended a variety of professional development workshops and is continuously collaborating with peers to master teaching test prep material as well as implementing new mathematical techniques.

Lynsey is a certified General Education teacher who has successfully prepared students for NY State exams for the last 7 years. She has prepared students for both Math and ELA state exams by using effective tools, strategies, and scaffolds for test-taking tips. Lynsey is a highly effective teacher based on her students’ NY State test scores and teaching practices. Lynsey has experience in grades 1-5 and has worked summer school, after school, and with Math and STEM intervention programs.

Lynsey specializes in inquiry-based learning as well as focusing on every child’s needs, strengths, and unique ways of learning. Lynsey has attended a variety of professional development workshops and is continuously collaborating with peers to master teaching test prep material as well as implementing new mathematical techniques.

She strongly believes that providing students with ways that help them learn, in ways that are unique to them, helps them to succeed. Teaching children multiple problem- solving strategies is one of her strong suits and ensuring students understand problems, instead of just memorizing them, is an essential learning skill she strongly believes in.

Lynsey has taught fourth grade math for 5 years, first grade math for 2 years, and is now currently teaching third grade math. She also taught second and fifth grade math at summer school.

Lynsey differentiates math instruction for different learners by using scaffolds and different techniques that are unique to the student. After she assesses a students mathematical skills, she will then find strategies to use that meet the students needs. Some types of scaffolds she uses are different techniques to break down word problems, hands on manipulatives, songs and or stories that help students to remember problems and highlighting/underlining tricks. Lynsey is also a strong believer in relating real life problems and scenarios into math to help students gain a better understanding for critical or deeper thinking problems/questions.

Types of services: Individualized math instruction, mathematical study skills, homework support, NYS Math, and ELA test prep.
Expertise: Math instruction for grades 1-4

Julia B.

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

Julia B.

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

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

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

Evanthia K.

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Pre-K-6), Master of Science Degree in Special Education

Evanthia K.

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Pre-K-6), Master of Science Degree in Special Education
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Evanthia received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Pre-K-6) from Brooklyn College and then completed her Master of Science Degree in Special Education at Touro College. She has over 20 years of experience working as a tutor and as an early childhood teacher in various settings such as ICT and Dual Language. She has extensive experience working with children with ADD/ADHD, speech and language impairments, and dyslexia.

Evanthia incorporates different multi-sensory techniques to teach math concepts, such as the use of manipulatives, drawings, songs, and movement, in order for students to develop conceptual understanding.

Evanthia teaches students key vocabulary and how to break down problems step by step in order to gain an understanding of problems and how to solve them. She is familiar with GoMath and enVisions Mathematics. Evanthia is a patient and nurturing educator that will help your child grow as a reader, writer, and learner.

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn: Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights,
Queens: Whitestone, Flushing, Bayside, Fresh Meadows, Douglaston, Little Neck
Long Island: Great Neck, Manhasset, Roslyn, New Hyde Park
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized math instruction and remediation, building and strengthening math concepts in grades K-5th. Help with homework and test preparation.
EXPERTISE: Using a multisensory approach to teach math concepts
AGES: 3K through elementary school

Maribell G.

Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Education, Certificate in Special Education

Maribell G.

Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Education, Certificate in Special Education
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Maribell is a fifth grade classroom teacher with six years of experience teaching at elementary schools. She has five years of experience in New York City schools and one year abroad. She graduated with honors from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Soon after, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Certificate in Special Education from Hunter College. To earn her New York State Teaching License, Maribell was a part of the East Harlem Teaching Residency. This residency focused on effective, data-driven teaching practices for elementary-aged students.

Maribell has used CGI (Cognitively Guided Instruction) to teach mathematics in the past and has now shifted her focus to Singapore Math at her current school. Taking on the Singapore Math curriculum has driven her to focus on in-depth understanding around mastery-based problem-solving.

She strongly believes that if students are not engaged, they will not retain what they are taught. This view is the center of Maribell’s practice as she routinely uses engaging icebreakers, manipulatives, music, kinesthetic movement, and a multitude of visuals to teach her students.

Maribell has experience teaching students of different socioeconomic backgrounds and academic levels. She also has three years of experience creating lesson plans with the NYS Common Core Standards woven into them. All in all, she is a flexible and determined educator who is eager to meet students where they are01 and help them grow exponentially.

LOCATION: Remote and in-person. MANHATTAN: Battery Park City, Tribeca, FiDi, all neighborhoods below 100th Street (including the East and West side)
BROOKLYN: Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope.
NEW JERSEY: Hoboken, Jersey City
TYPE OF SERVICES: one on one tutoring, Small group tutoring (2-3 students), test prep
EXPERTISE: Elementary math, CGI, Singapore Mathematics, math vocabulary, problem-solving, study and testing skills
LANGUAGES: English and Spanish (fluent, reading, and writing)
AGES: Grades 1 – 6

Marielle B.

Dual-certified Elementary and Special education teacher

Marielle B.

Dual-certified Elementary and Special education teacher
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Marielle is a dual-certified Elementary and Special education teacher with 10 years of classroom experience. Marielle’s enthusiastic, caring, and engaging personality helps to build relationships with her students, which in turn helps motivate them to learn.

Marielle has worked as a Special Education teacher from kindergarten through 6th grade, with students of varying abilities. Her school has students with learning, social, and emotional challenges. Marielle does everything she can to make learning fun, from singing songs to playing games. She looks for the best in every child, and wants to help them be the most successful student that they can be.

Marielle can work with students in any subject, including reading, writing, math, STEM, and social studies. She is Orton-Gillingham trained, and her school uses the OG PAF program daily. Her school uses the Saxon math program; a spiral approach to learning which consistently reviews previously taught material. Marielle has run the after-school programs at her school, as well as mentored new teachers to help train them in school systems and policies.

LOCATIONS: Online or Hoboken
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized reading and math instruction, building and strengthening knowledge of math concepts, support with homework, reading comprehension
EXPERTISE: K-6th grade reading, writing, and math- general and special education
AGES: Kindergarten through 6th grade

Jana U.

B.A. in English Literature and Spanish, M.A. in TESOL.

Jana U.

B.A. in English Literature and Spanish, M.A. in TESOL
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Jana Ulanoff is an educator who has B.A. in English Literature and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.A. in TESOL at Hunter College where she honed her craft at developing multisensory instructional methods and social-emotional skill-building practices. She prides herself on forming real connections and creating a nurturing space where students can comfortably grow and learn.

Jana has worked in both the public and private educational sectors, offering a unique educational perspective as an ENL [English as a New Language] classroom teacher in NYC’s DOE supporting self-contained classes of 1st-graders, 7th-graders, and 10th-12th graders. Throughout her time as a classroom teacher, she promoted accessibility and acquisition by tailoring the curriculum to promote her ELLs’ [English Language Learners] differing proficiencies.

Tailoring the curriculum and connecting with her students led her to private tutoring for 5+ years and she is absolutely loving it! Jana has experience working with students with varying learning differences such as math, reading, writing, attention, social-emotional, and behavioral skills, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and Executive Functioning Disorder. Currently, she thrives in remediating 4th and 5th graders who have dyscalculia through playful yet strategic multi-sensory exercises via manipulatives, color-coding, base ten blocks, and 100s charts. She is currently doing dyscalculia research to better support and level-up her students’ learning. To ensure students’ confidence and comfortability with the content, she likes to preview material beforehand.

Additionally, Jana has experience working with neurotypical students from ages 4 to 11. Her experience in tutoring varies from preparing preschoolers for their kindergarten interviews which include phonological and phonemic awareness and early math skills e.g. identifying patterns and number recognition. She uses multisensory reading and writing techniques via Orton-Gillingham and Handwriting Without Tears; for her lower and upper elementary students, she uses real-world math examples via manipulatives e.g. math-link cubes to make content more accessible and meaningful. Jana has also taught ELL adult students at Brooklyn College. There she promoted learning through interactive, role-playing activities based on everyday life skills that varied from introducing greetings to writing professional emails.

Jana’s teaching methods are constructed upon positive reinforcement and interactive exercises to promote whole-child education. Jana believes every student has untapped potential waiting to be unlocked. She takes pride in igniting students’ passions through a mix of research-based tools and strategies that work for them, so they can seize their potential. While Jana is an advocate for her students, she also serves as a partner to her families she works with by being transparent and supportive.

Lastly, when Jana is not supporting her students, she loves to engage her mind with reading and puzzles. She loves to explore NYC with her friends, go on long walks which vary from relaxing to rigorous hikes, bake, and play with her two beautiful cats!

LOCATION: i.e. BROOKLYN: Online, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.
TYPE OF SERVICES: i.e. Individualized math instruction (ages 5-12), Kindergarten readiness assessments e.g. phonological and early math assessments, math and literacy private school entry assessments for lower to upper elementary schoolers (ages 5-12), and parent consultations.
EXPERTISE: i.e. Math reading, writing, attention, social-emotional and behavioral skills, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and Spanish.
AGES: i.e. Pre-K (ages 2.5-4) through upper elementary school (ages 5-12).

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Jana Ulanoff is an educator who has B.A. in English Literature and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.A. in TESOL at Hunter College where she honed her craft at developing multisensory instructional methods and social-emotional skill-building practices. She prides herself on forming real connections and creating a nurturing space where students can comfortably grow and learn.

Jana has worked in both the public and private educational sectors, offering a unique educational perspective as an ENL [English as a New Language] classroom teacher in NYC’s DOE supporting self-contained classes of 1st-graders, 7th-graders, and 10th-12th graders. Throughout her time as a classroom teacher, she promoted accessibility and acquisition by tailoring the curriculum to promote her ELLs’ [English Language Learners] differing proficiencies.

Tailoring the curriculum and connecting with her students led her to private tutoring for 5+ years and she is absolutely loving it! Jana has experience working with students with varying learning differences such as math, reading, writing, attention, social-emotional, and behavioral skills, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and Executive Functioning Disorder. Currently, she thrives in remediating 4th and 5th graders who have dyscalculia through playful yet strategic multi-sensory exercises via manipulatives, color-coding, base ten blocks, and 100s charts. She is currently doing dyscalculia research to better support and level-up her students’ learning. To ensure students’ confidence and comfortability with the content, she likes to preview material beforehand.

Additionally, Jana has experience working with neurotypical students from ages 4 to 11. Her experience in tutoring varies from preparing preschoolers      for their kindergarten interviews which include phonological and phonemic awareness and early math skills e.g. identifying patterns and number recognition. She uses multisensory reading and writing techniques via Orton-Gillingham and Handwriting Without Tears; for her lower and upper elementary students, she uses real-world math examples via manipulatives e.g. math-link cubes to make content more accessible and meaningful.
Jana has also taught ELL adult students at Brooklyn College. There she promoted learning through interactive, role-playing activities based on everyday life skills that varied from introducing greetings to writing professional emails.

Jana’s teaching methods are constructed upon positive reinforcement and interactive exercises to promote whole-child education.
Jana believes every student has untapped potential waiting to be unlocked. She takes pride in igniting students’ passions through a mix of research-based tools and strategies that work for them, so they can seize their potential. While Jana is an advocate for her students, she also serves as a partner to her families she works with by being transparent and supportive.

Lastly, when Jana is not supporting her students, she loves to engage her mind with reading and puzzles. She loves to explore NYC with her friends, go on long walks which vary from relaxing to rigorous hikes, bake, and play with her two beautiful cats!

LOCATION: i.e. BROOKLYN: Online, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.
TYPE OF SERVICES: i.e. Individualized math instruction (ages 5-12), Kindergarten readiness assessments e.g. phonological and early math assessments, math and literacy private school entry assessments for lower to upper elementary schoolers (ages 5-12), and parent consultations.
EXPERTISE: i.e. Math reading, writing, attention, social-emotional and behavioral skills, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and Spanish.
AGES: i.e. Pre-K (ages 2.5-4) through upper elementary school (ages 5-12).

Christopher M.

B.S in Sociology and his Master’s degree in Special Education and Literacy, Certified Literacy Specialist, Special Education Teacher and General Education Teacher

Christopher M.

B.S in Sociology and his Master’s degree in Special Education and Literacy, Certified Literacy Specialist, Special Education Teacher and General Education Teacher
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Christopher is an experienced tutor who received his Bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Sociology and his Master’s degree in Special Education and Literacy from The State University of New York at Albany. Christopher is a New York State certified Literacy Specialist, Special Education Teacher, and General Education Teacher. He has been teaching students in grades K-5 in New York City Public Schools for the past twelve years in many capacities including Schoolwide Literacy Specialist, Special Education Teacher and Movement Teacher, and has taught and tutored students of all ages. Within the field of Special Education, Christopher also continues to develop and design specialized instruction and facilitate professional development seminars to support the professional growth of fellow New York City educators.

According to Christopher, there is no one-size-fits-all learning method. Whether one learns best with visual, auditory, kinesthetic or tactile supports, Christopher is prepared to support every student’s individualized needs and to meet them at their current level of performance. Christopher employs an asset-based, social-emotional and growth-mindset approach to learning that incorporates and highlights each student’s strengths and interests.

He works diligently with his students in creating purposeful goals with the tools and resources to obtain them. He models and promotes patience, self-regulation, confidence-building and executive functioning skills such as time management, organization and problem-solving. With Christopher’s instructional support, students feel excited to take ownership over their learning, are willing to take positive academic risks, and build self-efficacy and self-esteem along the way!

Christopher has over a decade of experience preparing students for the New York State standardized English Language Arts exams in Grades 3-8 (of which he also has years of experience administering and grading), New York State English Language Arts Regents exams, and the New York State Mathematics exam in Grades 3-8. He also has vast knowledge and experience with the New York State Alterative Assessment (NYSAA) and the Gifted and Talented exams. Christopher is well-versed in numerous highly-acclaimed programs including the Wilson Reading System, Fundations, Fountas and Pinnell, SMILE and current ELA and math curriculum used throughout New York City.

Christopher has extensive experience teaching students with anxiety, executive functioning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, ADHD, emotional disturbance, depression, processing disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and other learning challenges. He prides himself on making every learning experience fun, exciting and meaningful. He believes in building and maintaining strong, trusting rapport with his students and their families and is committed to working closely together to obtain success.

Beyond his time in the classroom, Christopher holds the role of Teacher Leader for a national nonprofit organization that supports teachers in developing differentiated instructional strategies that integrates music and visual art into English Language Arts, Math and Social-Emotional learning. In his spare time Christopher enjoys writing, playing guitar, and coaching for the Special Olympics.

LOCATION: IN-PERSON AND REMOTE
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Prospect Heights Red Hook, Fort Greene, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Brighton Beach, Midwood
Manhattan: Lower East Side, Chelsea, Financial District, Battery Park, Lenox Hill, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, SoHo, West Village
TYPES OF SERVICES: Administration and analysis of (informal and formal) literacy and math assessments, reading, writing and math instructional support for individuals and groups (2-3 students), Response to intervention services, exam/test preparation, homework assistance, executive functioning, study skills, social-emotional (SEL) skills, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Early childhood and general education, special education and related supports, literacy (reading comprehension, phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling fluency, writing composition, reading and writing stamina, etc.), Elementary math skills, social-emotional and behavioral development, New York State standardized and alternate assessments.
AGES: Literacy (Pre-K to Adult), Math (Pre-K – 8th grade)

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Christopher is an experienced tutor who received his Bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Sociology and his Master’s degree in Special Education and Literacy from The State University of New York at Albany. Christopher is a New York State certified Literacy Specialist, Special Education Teacher, and General Education Teacher. He has been teaching students in grades K-5 in New York City Public Schools for the past twelve years in many capacities including Schoolwide Literacy Specialist, Special Education Teacher and Movement Teacher, and has taught and tutored students of all ages. Within the field of Special Education, Christopher also continues to develop and design specialized instruction and facilitate professional development seminars to support the professional growth of fellow New York City educators.

According to Christopher, there is no one-size-fits-all learning method. Whether one learns best with visual, auditory, kinesthetic or tactile supports, Christopher is prepared to support every student’s individualized needs and to meet them at their current level of performance. Christopher employs an asset-based, social-emotional and growth-mindset approach to learning that incorporates and highlights each student’s strengths and interests.

He works diligently with his students in creating purposeful goals with the tools and resources to obtain them. He models and promotes patience, self-regulation, confidence-building and executive functioning skills such as time management, organization and problem-solving. With Christopher’s instructional support, students feel excited to take ownership over their learning, are willing to take positive academic risks, and build self-efficacy and self-esteem along the way!

Christopher has over a decade of experience preparing students for the New York State standardized English Language Arts exams in Grades 3-8 (of which he also has years of experience administering and grading), New York State English Language Arts Regents exams, and the New York State Mathematics exam in Grades 3-8. He also has vast knowledge and experience with the New York State Alterative Assessment (NYSAA) and the Gifted and Talented exams. Christopher is well-versed in numerous highly-acclaimed programs including the Wilson Reading System, Fundations, Fountas and Pinnell, SMILE and current ELA and math curriculum used throughout New York City.

Christopher has extensive experience teaching students with anxiety, executive functioning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, ADHD, emotional disturbance, depression, processing disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and other learning challenges. He prides himself on making every learning experience fun, exciting and meaningful. He believes in building and maintaining strong, trusting rapport with his students and their families and is committed to working closely together to obtain success.

Beyond his time in the classroom, Christopher holds the role of Teacher Leader for a national nonprofit organization that supports teachers in developing differentiated instructional strategies that integrates music and visual art into English Language Arts, Math and Social-Emotional learning. In his spare time Christopher enjoys writing, playing guitar, and coaching for the Special Olympics.

LOCATION: IN-PERSON AND REMOTE
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Prospect Heights Red Hook, Fort Greene, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Brighton Beach, Midwood
Manhattan: Lower East Side, Chelsea, Financial District, Battery Park, Lenox Hill, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, SoHo, West Village
TYPES OF SERVICES: Administration and analysis of (informal and formal) literacy and math assessments, reading, writing and math instructional support for individuals and groups (2-3 students), Response to intervention services, exam/test preparation, homework assistance, executive functioning, study skills, social-emotional (SEL) skills, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: Early childhood and general education, special education and related supports, literacy (reading comprehension, phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling fluency, writing composition, reading and writing stamina, etc.), Elementary math skills, social-emotional and behavioral development, New York State standardized and alternate assessments.
AGES: Literacy (Pre-K to Adult), Math (Pre-K – 8th grade)

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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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.

Alyssa L.

M.P.S. ED., NY State Certified Early Childhood and Childhood General and Special Education

Alyssa L.

M.P.S. ED., NY State Certified Early Childhood and Childhood General and Special Education
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Alyssa is certified in General Education and Special Education for birth through sixth grade. She received her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s Degree from Manhattanville College. Alyssa teaches within the NYC DOE and is going on her fifth year as a Kindergarten Special Education teacher in an Integrated Co-Taught (ICT) class.  She also has experience as a Pre-kindergarten enrichment teacher, and in first and second grade.  Alyssa has worked as a Grade Team Lead, where she differentiated lesson plans for all types of learners based on data and led development sessions for teachers.  She has also worked as a New Teacher Coach, helping new teachers plan engaging and meaningful lessons.  Alyssa has experience working with children who are English Language Learners, have autism, ADHD, behavior disorders, speech and language disorders and other learning differences.

Alyssa prides herself in being a friendly, enthusiastic and caring individual who is constantly striving to gain more knowledge on how to effectively support her students. She believes students learn best when their specific learning styles and strengths are leveraged to assist them in meeting their goals.  Alyssa will track their data and progress to further customize their engaging and hands-on lessons.

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Alyssa is certified in General Education and Special Education for birth through sixth grade. She received her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s Degree from Manhattanville College. Alyssa teaches within the NYC DOE and is going on her fifth year as a Kindergarten Special Education teacher in an Integrated Co-Taught (ICT) class.  She also has experience as a Pre-kindergarten enrichment teacher, and in first and second grade.  Alyssa has worked as a Grade Team Lead, where she differentiated lesson plans for all types of learners based on data and led development sessions for teachers.  She has also worked as a New Teacher Coach, helping new teachers plan engaging and meaningful lessons.  Alyssa has experience working with children who are English Language Learners, have autism, ADHD, behavior disorders, speech and language disorders and other learning differences.

Alyssa prides herself in being a friendly, enthusiastic and caring individual who is constantly striving to gain more knowledge on how to effectively support her students. She believes students learn best when their specific learning styles and strengths are leveraged to assist them in meeting their goals.  Alyssa will track their data and progress to further customize their engaging and hands-on lessons.

Alyssa aspires to be a teacher who inspires her students to be life-long learners and find confidence and joy in learning!

LOCATIONS: Manhattan, Brooklyn (Downtown, Williamsburg) and Jersey City
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized reading, writing, phonics and math instruction for individuals and groups (two to three)
EXPERTISE: Reading, Writing, (Teacher’s College) Phonics instruction (Fundations, Science of Reading based approaches), Grade level math
AGES: birth through second grade

Carlos O.

Bachelor’s degree in French and Francophone Studies, a DUEF level C1 diploma, and an M.S. ED

Carlos O.

Bachelor’s degree in French and Francophone Studies, a DUEF level C1 diploma, and an M.S. ED
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Carlos is a resolute, multilingual educator with seven years of teaching experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton in French and Francophone Studies, a DUEF level C1 diploma from the Université de Rennes II, and an M.S. ED from City College in Bilingual Education. Carlos prides himself in accommodating the varied learning styles and aptitudes of his students in his sessions. He believes students learn best when they are understood and when learning materials are adjusted to meet their needs. This has prompted him to cultivate a safe space so students can openly discuss the content of the sessions and solidify their learning. He consistently makes use of visual aids and varies the amount of structured and creative assignments so students have ample opportunities to exercise their creativity and formulate their arguments. Carlos designs his instruction around student interests and provides them with engaging assignments that speak to them.

Carlos has taught fourth grade in French in a dual-language program for seven years. His instructional expertise covers all elementary subjects including math, writing, grammar, fluency and comprehension, and state test-prep. He has experience working with students with ADHD, behavior disorder, and anxiety. Beyond the elementary level, Carlos has provided students with language instruction in French and Spanish to target the areas of oral expression and comprehension, fluency, composition, and the study of literature. Carlos has also taught English as a new language to children and adults.

In addition to his rich experience as an educator, Carlos enjoys being a student himself. He is actively pursuing a Doctoral degree in French from the CUNY Graduate Center where he seeks to expand understanding of other people’s lived experience through the study of world literature. His primary academic interests include life writing, translation, and contemporary francophone and hispanophone literature. He is also an avid soccer player, cyclist, cinephile and (vegetarian) foodie.

LOCATIONS: BROOKLYN: Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope Windsor Terrace, Sunset Park. MANHATTAN: Upper East Side, Murray Hill, Lower East Side
TYPE OF SERVICES: i.e. Individual therapy, group (2-3 children), Parent consultations, Test preparation, Conversational tutoring (foreign language)
EXPERTISE: i.e. Spanish, English, French Language instruction, Elementary curriculum (reading, writing, math, test-prep), ENL instruction
AGES: Upper elementary school (3-5) – Adults

Lillian O.

MA, NYS Certified in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6

Lillian O.

MA, NYS Certified in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6
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Lillian has been teaching for twelve years teaching both 5th and 6th grade ICT for students with mild to moderate disabilities, in a 2nd-3rd grade self-contained classroom for students with moderate disabilities, and currently math and reading intervention for general education students. She is currently the Special Education Liaison and Lead IEP teacher at a public elementary school in Manhattan. She holds a BA from Tufts University in Peace and Justice Studies and a dual MA from New York University in Child Education and Special Education.

Lillian believes that all students have the capacity to learn, and it is the job of educators to use research-based methods partnered with compassion, understanding, and games. She supports students with reading, writing, and math skills, as well as executive functioning strategies. By getting to know students on a personal level, Lillian is able to connect the material to the individual learner and find the best methods to strengthen areas of need. When tutoring in math, Lillian focuses on building number sense and fluency with number talks and games, while simultaneously strengthening conceptual understanding using math manipulatives and tools. For literacy, Lillian focuses on building strong phonics and phonological awareness through multisensory appraochess to grow students’ decoding and encoding abilities. Self-perception is often a significant piece of learning challenges, so she also focuses on building student self-confidence and advocacy.

Lillian has experience working with students with many different types of learning challenges including: Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD/ADD, executive functioning needs, ASD, dyscalculia, and other learning issues.

She has proficiency with Fundations, TC Reading and Writing Workshop, Heggerty, SPIRE and other literacy programs. For math, she participated in the Algebra For All NYC initiative and has proficiency with EngageNY and Metamorphosis strategies.

In her free time, Lillian enjoys reading, going to concerts, prestige TV, and gardening. She is originally from Maine and now lives in Northern Brooklyn.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (preference for trains off L or G but flexible), Manhattan (Downtown or Midtown), and Queens (Long Island City)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultations
EXPERTISE: learning difficulties in literacy and/or math; attentional needs, executive functioning, mild ASD
AGES: Grades K-7

Stephen S.

BA in English and History, MA in Teaching, MA in Liberal Studies

Stephen S.

BA in English and History, MA in Teaching, MA in Liberal Studies
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Stephen is a highly qualified educator with a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to student success. He holds a New York State Social Studies teaching license for grades 1–12 and a New York City Department of Education Common Branch license for grades 7–12. His educational journey includes a BA in English and History from Marquette University, an MA in Teaching from Teachers College at Columbia University, and an MA in Liberal Studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Throughout his career, Stephen has played a pivotal role in various educational settings. He has founded charity schools in Tijuana, Mexico, and Mzuzu, Malawi, where he taught elementary school and pre-K, respectively. Since 2003, Stephen has been a dedicated educator at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies (BCS), where he teaches middle and high school reading, social studies, and film electives.

As a founding member of both the BCS and The Brooklyn New School communities, Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and a special gift for building community. He serves as an advisory teacher for a high school “crew,” offering mentorship and guidance in social-emotional learning, scholarly development, and college counseling. Stephen has assisted thousands of high school juniors and seniors in preparing for college, applying his expertise from NYSACAC, the state association of college counselors.

Beyond the traditional classroom, Stephen has extensive experience working with students of varying abilities, including those with IEPs, in general education and Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT) classes. He also contributes to the NYC Department of Education’s after-school Home Instruction Corps, providing in-person and virtual learning for students granted home instruction due to physical and/or social-emotional injuries and conditions.

Stephen is well-versed in multiple teaching methodologies, including the Orton-Gillingham method, Wilson literacy method, Fundations, Running Records, and is a specialist in Phonics and Phonetics. He is also a handwriting expert trained in Handwriting Without Tears. His mission is to re-center the core idea of Phonics in reading and writing education, and he conducts workshops for teachers in NYC on how to teach with Phonics and Phonetics.

Recognizing the importance of executive function skills, Stephen employs a multi-sensory approach to address the unique needs of each student. He is particularly skilled in helping students with organizational challenges, utilizing tools such as google classroom and IXL.

As a teacher and tutor, Stephen’s bedrock strategy is rooted in the belief that every student is someone’s child, possessing special gifts worthy of care, kindness, humor, and level-headed expectations. He strives to know his learners well, engaging them through instruction, discussion, and praise. In his free time, Stephen is actively involved in charity work and enjoys exploring Park Slope with his wife, Randi, a librarian.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope; Clinton Hill; Windsor Terrace; downtown Brooklyn, Ft Greene; Kensington; Bk Heights, Midwood; Manhattan: anywhere on the island: Bergen County on Sundays
TYPE OF SERVICES: Phonics; reading acuity; handwriting; math skills; social studies, science enrichment
EXPERTISE: language improvement; math spiral;
AGES: Grades: 1-6, middle school and high school

Gabrielle D.

Masters in Special Education, Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Gabrielle D.

Masters in Special Education, Kindergarten – 2nd grade
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Gabrielle attended the University of Rhode Island for her undergraduate degree, equipping herself with the knowledge and skills necessary to impart education effectively. She continued on to get her masters in Special Education at New York University. While getting her masters, she worked as a teacher at Chelsea Piers Kids. Since the start of her career she has been teaching first grade in a DOE public school and has experience with students in Kindergarten – 2nd grade, as well as being a part of many after school programs.

As a tutor, Gabrielle specializes in phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, and elementary math. Gabrielle assists students in various ways to help them in their studies, making the learning process more accessible to students with specific needs. Gabrielle is trained in the Wilson method of literacy and has administered the program in both whole group and small group settings, using it’s evidence-based processes for intervention for students.

Gabrielle explains math concepts in a clear and concise manner. She also helps students develop number sense and provide word problems that are culturally relevant for them to have a better understanding.

Gabrielle uses a multi-sensory approach to math providing tools such as manipulatives, counters, and ten frames for student use. Gabrielle has experience in the following math curriculums: Engage NY, Envisions, and Illustrative Math.

As a teacher and tutor Gabrielle customizes education specifically for each student. She tailors instruction to the needs of each student she works with. She is a dedicated and passionate tutor with a primary focus in creating well-rounded educational experiences for young students. She has developed a strong passion for helping all students learn and succeed.

LOCATION: Manhattan
TYPE OF SERVICES: individual therapy, group (2-3 children), assessments, literacy and math instruction
XPERTISE: phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, and elementary math
AGES: K-2

Zachary Z.

NYS Professional teaching certificate in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6

Zachary Z.

NYS Professional teaching certificate in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6
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Zachary is an experienced educator with over a decade of experience in the K-2 learning space.  He holds an Ed.M. and M.S.Ed from Teachers College, Columbia University and The College of St. Rose.  He has a NYS Professional teaching certificate in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6 and his school building leader license, as well.

Zach has taught first and second grades for over a decade prior to transitioning to a school leader role.  Throughout his work he has had extensive development on the Science of Reading and foundational skills in early literacy and math and has consistently been able to move the needle on student achievement with struggling leaders. Zach has experience with the following curricula:  Success For All (phonics), Reading Mastery (phonics), Great Minds/Eureka Math, Math In Focus, Singapore Math and Cognitively Guided Instruction.  Zach has been trained in the University of Chicago’s STEP Assessment and Fountas and Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System.

Zach creates a trusting environment in which students are not afraid to take risks and apply their learning.  Zach takes a strength based approach and builds on the capitol students already have. Zachary has extensive experience working with children with exceptionalities and neurotypical learners.

Zach will employ a variety of research based strategies, hands-on activities and direct instruction to support your learner:  this includes a variety of phonics practices focused on decoding/encoding, in math numeracy, cardinality and how numbers work.  Additionally, Zach has experience with upper elementary school students (3rd and 4th grades) in preparing them for NYS assessments, both ELA and Math.  In addition to coaching students on test taking strategies Zach also focuses on comprehension.

LOCATION: Manhattan:  All neighborhoods, Westchester County, Yonkers, Bronx: Riverdale
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual tutoring, group tutoring, Foundational Skills in Literacy and Math, assessment
EXPERTISE: Increasing fluency and comprehension with emergent readers and mathematicians.
AGES:  Kindergarten through Grade 4

Lauren C.

M.A. & NYS Certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language), Special Education, Early Childhood Education, and Childhood Education

Lauren C.

M.A. & NYS Certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language), Special Education, Early Childhood Education, and Childhood Education
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Lauren is a NYC Department of Education teacher and holds 5 NYS Certifications: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Pre K to Grade 12), Students with Disabilities (Birth to Grade 2), Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6), Early Childhood General Education (Birth to Grade 2), and Childhood General Education (Grades 1-6). She received her Master’s Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language) from Hunter College in Manhattan. She also received a B.A. in Child Study/Mathematics from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. Lauren is currently an ENL (English as a New Language) teacher in Brooklyn, NY. She works with English Language Learners and modifies instruction so that her diverse students can grasp the content being taught.

Lauren has experience working with many diverse cultures and backgrounds, currently working with students speaking 27 different languages. Lauren specializes in small-group guided reading instruction working on specific students’ needs. She understands that students learn in different ways and incorporates a variety of learning styles in her instruction such as, visual, linguistic, and kinesthetic. For reading struggles, Lauren uses multi-sensory instruction with various hands-on techniques (play-doh, sand writing, air writing, magnetic letter tiles) to aid in word memory and building and engages with the students in interactive shared reading.

Lauren is trained using multiple assessments and curriculum including Teacher’s College, Words Their Way, Fundations, Fountas and Pinnell, Go Math, Metamorphosis Math, and Envisions. She works with students who struggle with decoding, spelling, and writing by building on each student’s current skill level. Lauren has experience working with students who have learning disabilities, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Flatbush (Ditmas Park, Flatbush Park South), Williamsburg, Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park
Queens: Woodside, Astoria, Sunnyside, Glendale, Middle Village, Forest Hills, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights
TYPE OF SERVICE: ENL support, Administering reading and writing assessments, phonics work, individualized reading instruction, providing math help, language building, vocabulary instruction, test prep for NYSESLAT and State ELA & Math exams
EXPERTISE: Working with English Language Learners and helping them build language, Intervention for children struggling with decoding, comprehension, and fluency
AGES: Preschool-4th Grade

Julie S.

M.S., Dual Certification, NYS Certified teacher

Julie S.

M.S., Dual Certification, NYS Certified teacher
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Julie is a NYS Certified teacher with over 20 years 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 Math to 4-5th graders, 6-8th grade Science and 7th grade ELA in the private school where she worked, Julie was excited for 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.

While in this program, Julie became very comfortable with different Math series , using manipulatives to aid in conceptual learning and the use of online resources to support Common Core and Next Generation Learning standards in Math, Grades 1-8.

Julie became a SETSS provider after leaving the DOE and has worked with students in grades 1-8 in ELA , Math and the content areas of Science and Social Studies which rely heavily on ELA skills. She works closely with the student’s IEP and works towards all goals and within accommodations to help the students be successful in their classrooms.

Julie is passionate to the “why it makes sense” in Math and not just the steps and rote procedures and works with her students so they have those “oh- that’s why!” moments. Her excitement is something her students see and feel from her as she encourages taking chances and persevering.

She believes strongly in the value and importance of phonics and knows that good readers also make good writers. She knows how to help students organize their thoughts and ideas and uses hands on approaches whenever possible in learning.

Having the experience of working with students at many grade levels has enabled Julie to understand the developmental needs and abilities of her students not only at their current level, but also how and what they need to be prepared for to be successful in their future grades.

Location: Queens, Nassau County, Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint
Expertise: strategies for processing, critical thinking, scaffolding and differentiation for different types of learners in Grades 1-8 in Math and ELA/ELA related subject areas.

Alicia C.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Education

Alicia C.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Education
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Alicia holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Hampshire. She has worked as an educator in various settings, from public and independent schools to tutoring small groups and providing 1-on-1 services within students’ homes. Alicia specializes in teaching young children, toddlers through 3rd grade. Within her repertoire of experience, she has learned how to differentiate instruction, create safe learning environments, and assess and support students across all domains of development.

When teaching math, Alicia incorporates manipulatives such as ten frames and double-sided counters. She uses follow-up questions in response to a student’s work to further support their understanding. Equally important are the discussions she leads on math topics, which create connections across different concepts, support greater retention, and encourage reflection on one’s learning (metacognition). Alicia has utilized the Math in Focus and Bridges in Math programs.

Alicia incorporates multisensory reading activities that use sight, hearing, and touch for deeper learning. Furthermore, these multisensory activities often feel like play for a child, allowing them to engage and connect with their learning naturally. Alicia supports every child by curating book collections that motivate and inspire them. Alicia wants children to develop a love for reading and does so by finding fiction and non-fiction books that her students relate to and find interesting. She has utilized the Wilson / Fundations phonics program and Heggerty’s phonemic awareness program.

She takes the time to build a rapport with every child, getting to know their interests and guiding them to find confidence in their skills. Alicia holds space for the child to let their curiosity, fascination, and inquisitive nature guide the lessons, creating an engaging, unique, individualized experience for every child. She prioritizes fostering strong and positive relationships with families and her students. Alicia believes all children are curious and eager to learn, and she loves to facilitate learning in ways that support their needs and foster their interests and skills.

Alicia currently teaches at an independent school in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. She specializes in reading, writing, phonics, and math instruction. Alicia has experience working with students with learning differences and knows how to best benefit those students by structuring individualized education plans. She is passionate about education and finds working with her students and their families to be deeply fulfilling.

LOCATION: Queens (Astoria, Long Island City), Manhattan (Chelsea, West Village, East Village, Upper East Side), Brooklyn (Greenpoint, Williamsburg)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Tutoring, homework help
EXPERTISE: Personalized instruction; Multisensory reading, phonics, writing, and math instruction; Early emergent literacy; Executive functioning skills coaching
AGES: Toddlers – 3rd grade

Jessica T.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Education

Jessica T.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Education
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Jessica is an elementary school teacher who has three years teaching experience in Ireland where she taught the 4th grade, 1st grade and special education. She has been teaching the 2nd grade for the past two years in a New York City school.

Jessica received a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University College of Cork, Ireland. She graduated with a Master of Education degree from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has had the opportunity to educate students with various educational needs from different backgrounds. She focuses on assessing children’s learning styles and needs and strives to find the best approach to boosting their grades and confidence. Jessica utilizes various suitable teaching strategies and resources in order to cater to children’s individual needs. She is extremely passionate about educating children by establishing a positive and safe learning environment. Jessica utilizes technology, visual aids, games, inquiry based activities, manipulatives and graphic organizers in order to ensure children’s understanding. Jessica has four years experience tutoring children individually and in small group settings ranging in ages from 5 years old to 12 years old.  She supports students struggling with mathematics, reading and writing.

Jessica assists children with test preparation and provides them with study skills in order to succeed. Jessica’s instructional expertise includes phonics, phonological awareness, reading comprehension, fluency, decoding and elementary mathematical skills. Jessica is trained in Fundations, Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention and Jolly Phonics. She has extensive experience working with children with various needs such as anxiety, ADHD, autism, down syndrome, dyslexia, dyscalculia and children for whom English is an additional language.  Jessica is fluent in Gaelic and offers tutoring to children wishing to learn the Irish language.

Jessica is extremely passionate about educating children by establishing a positive and safe learning environment. She understands that all children learn differently and takes the time to work with children at a pace that is beneficial for the children. Jessica loves to volunteer with various children’s groups such as The Ronald McDonald House and Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Jessica was a youth club leader for 9 years where she built strong relationships with both the children and parents in order to create a fun learning experience for the children.

LOCATION: i.e. BROOKLYN: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Park Slope, Dumbo. MANHATTAN: Downtown, Midtown, Upper East Side, Upper West Side. QUEENS: Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Tutoring elementary children (Kindergarten to 5th grade) in academic areas such as math and literacy. State exam preparation services.
EXPERTISE:  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Education, Special Education, dyslexia, English language learners.
AGES:  Elementary school- Kindergarten to 5th grade.

Jurga C.

Special Education Teacher, Certified Orton-Gillingham Literacy Specialist

Jurga C.

Special Education Teacher, Certified Orton-Gillingham Literacy Specialist
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Jurga is an early childhood special education teacher. She has been teaching since 2009 as a SEIT, an Early Intervention teacher, reading specialist, special education teacher in an ICT classroom, as well as a teacher in a self-contained special education classroom. She is experienced to work with students from kindergarten through middle school. Jurga has completed the Orton-Gillingham training, practicum, and certification through Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE). She has extensive knowledge of Wilson Fundations, Eureka Math, Go Math, and Teachers College’s reading and writing curriculum. Jurga has experience working with students with speech and language disabilities, autism, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, dyscalculia, and learning disabilities. Jurga’s knowledge of a variety of approaches helps her find the right activities for each student. She works at the student’s functional level and progresses in sequential order from basic to more complex skills. Jurga loves to use literacy or math games whenever possible to make learning fun.

LOCATION: Bronx, Riverdale, Upper and Midtown Manhattan, Northern New Jersey
TYPE OF SERVICE: Initial reading assessment, phonics, phonemic awareness, blending, syllabication, reading comprehension, fluency, math intervention
EXPERTISE: Orton-Gillingham, Eureka Math, Fountas & Pinnell, Teachers College Reading, and writing

Martha S.

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree in Special Education

Martha S.

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree in Special Education
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Martha is a seasoned educator with a wealth of experience spanning 16 years in successfully teaching both neurotypical and neurodiverse children. Her teaching philosophy centers around addressing individual needs, creating a positive learning environment, and empowering students to recognize their influence on the world around them.

Equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University, Martha has built a strong foundation for effective teaching. Committed to inclusive education, she pursued and achieved a Master’s in Special Education from the University of Michigan – Dearborn, along with a Certificate in Special Education from DePaul University. As a licensed teacher in Illinois, Martha continues to stay at the forefront of educational practices.

Martha has undergone specialized training in Orton Gillingham IMSE, covering both Comprehensive and Morphology modules. Her commitment to meeting diverse learning needs is further demonstrated by her training in Multisensory Math.

Currently, Martha is making a significant impact in the private sector, teaching 5th-grade math and social studies. She dedicates specific attention to honing the executive functioning skills of twice-exceptional students. Her career has taken her across various educational landscapes, having worked with children at all elementary grade levels (K-5) in schools in Chicago, NYC, and internationally in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil.

Marthais deeply involved in supporting students across a spectrum of needs, including math, reading fluency and comprehension, phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, writing, attention, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ASD, ADHD, ADD, EF, as well as behavioral and emotional disorders. Her approach is characterized by a holistic understanding of each student, fostering an environment where they can flourish academically and personally. Martha’s passion for education and commitment to student success make her an invaluable asset in shaping the futures of the young minds she guides.

LOCATION: Online and in person: BROOKLYN: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Flatbush, Fort Green, Lefferts Gardens, Park Slope, Prospect Heights. MANHATTAN: Battery Park City, Bowery, Chinatown, Downtown Manhattan, Financial District, Little Italy, Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, Tribeca, Wall Street, West Village.
TYPE OF SERVICES: multisensory math, reading fluency and comprehension, phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, writing.
EXPERTISE: twice exceptional, attention, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ASD, ADHD, ADD, EF, as well as behavioral and emotional disorders.
AGES: K-8th grades (5-14 years old)

Sophia R.

Master’s degree in Elementary Education, Certificate in Special Education

Sophia R

Master’s degree in Elementary Education, Certificate in Special Education
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Sophia is an enthusiastic, goal-oriented teacher, who is sure to help your child fall in love with learning. Sophia is a New York State certified teacher, with a masters in Elementary education and a certification in Special Education from Relay School of Education. She earned her bachelors of the arts at Wesleyan University, where she studied government. Sophia is currently a first grade teacher for the New York Department of Education. She also taught third grade in an ICT homeroom as well as second grade science at Zeta Charter Schools from 2021-2023. 

As someone who struggled with engagement as a student, Sophia takes great pride in making learning fun and exciting. Sophia also believes in a whole-child approach to learning, in which students require confidence, joy, and trust to be academically successful. In this capacity, Sophia is passionate about building trusting relationships with students and parents. With a history in the performing arts, she has a vibrant presence in the classroom and brings this magic to tutoring. 

Sophia has experience working with many diverse learners. She has supported English Language learners, students diagnosed with various learning disabilities, and general education students. In her ICT classroom, Sophia is responsible for creating and implementing targeted instruction across academic components to meet the needs of her diverse students. 

Sophia uses a multisensory approach to phonics, reading, writing, and math with her students. For reading instruction, she uses decodable texts, sand, sound boxes, foam letters, and magnets to solidify learning. In math, she utilizes a variety of hands-on tools such as base ten blocks, ten frames, foam chips, white boards, and number lines. She believes in the importance of explicit, individualized instruction and making learning “sticky” for her students. 

Sophia is highly organized, trustworthy, approachable and detail-oriented. Outside of teaching, you will find Sophia at the gym, running on the West Side Highway, petting every dog she sees, and eating her way through the best restaurants in the city. She is an ex-Bostonian who has fallen in love with New York.

LOCATION: Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, Dumbo, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Long Island City, In-person and online
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual and group instruction in reading, writing, phonics, math, and science instruction (levels: K through Sixth grade)
EXPERTISE: Phonics and Reading intervention, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Math Skills/Concepts, Wiley Blevins/Science of Reading-based approach, Fontas and Pinnell, and Guided Reading Leveled Literacy 
AGES: K-6th Grade

Brianne L.

Bachelor degrees in Childhood Education, Special Education, Literature, as well as a Masters Degree in Literacy

Brianne L.

Bachelor degrees in Childhood Education, Special Education, Literature, as well as a Masters Degree in Literacy
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Brianne is a strong, empathic, and lively educator. She has degrees in Childhood Education, Special Education, Literature, as well as a Masters Degree in Literacy. Brianne has been teaching in New York City for ten years, as a special educator in both integrated co-teaching and self-contained settings, grades 2-5. In working with students over the years, Brianne has developed many skills, strategies, and tools so that students at all readiness levels can access content. Brianne pairs well with students with learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, anxiety, behavior disorders and dyslexia. Brianne specializes in creating accessible entry points for all students by implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies and tools.

Brianne firmly believes in building strong relationships with students, and finding organic connections to learning so that students are intrinsically invested in their education. A lifelong reader, she loves matching readers to their new favorite books, as well as convincing those readers that Math is just as important! Parents and students have proclaimed they look forward to sessions with Brianne. One parent shared, “Brianne made each tutoring session highly engaging, yet jam-packed with tricks and techniques that my daughter could use independently. As a bonus, we often heard laughter throughout her sessions; all great signs that my little one was happy and invested in the tutoring.” 

Brianne has training in Wilson, Fountas & Pinnell, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and Reading Rescue. She also has experience with Orton Gilingham, as well as supplemental reading strategies and tools. Brianne’s literacy instruction focuses on decoding strategies, phonological and phonemic awareness, spelling, fluency, and reading comprehension. Pairing this with finding just right books with readers makes Brianne the perfect literacy tutor. Correspondingly, Brianne is passionate about helping students create and solve real life math problems that show the fun in foundational math skills. A firm believer in play for all ages, Brianne implements math games that concentrate on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division so that more abstract concepts (such as decimals and fractions) are attainable for all students. As students engage in games, they have room to explore and deepen their mathematical understandings. 

Location: In-person & Online
Types of Services: Assessments, Literacy & Math Instruction, SEL skills; both individual and groups
Expertise: Special Education, Differentiating content to suit individual needs, Elementary Math skills, Reading Comprehension, Phonics, Phonological awareness, Decoding, Spelling, Fluency, Writing.
Ages: Birth through 6th grade

Erica S.

Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6) and MSEd in Behavioral Disorders

Erica S.

Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6) and MSEd in Behavioral Disorders
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Erica graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6). Afterward, she completed her MSEd in Behavioral Disorders at Hunter College. Erica has nine years of teaching experience in various educational settings with students of different abilities and needs for k-5th grades. She has a strong understanding of the needs of students with ADD, ADHD, and students who have difficulty with executive functioning. Her expertise is in grades 3-5. In math, Erica is familiar with TERC Investigations, Engage NY (Eureka Math) and interactive supplements like 3-Act Tasks. She is familiar with various problem-solving methods and helps students use the method that works best for them and their understanding. Erica also works with students to break down multi-step word problems in a way that helps the student understand the problem.

Additionally, Erica also incorporates a variety of instructional strategies in reading and writing. Erica teaches with a strong emphasis on modeling and guided practice to support students with skills such as elaboration and organization. Erica also supports students with homework help and test prep in math and ELA.

Erica has strong training in Columbia University Teachers College’s reading and writing curriculum. This program relies on using modeling and inquiry to help students improve their reading and writing skills. Erica is also trained in the Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment program that helps students work on specific strategies to improve their ability to answer direct and inferential questions in fiction and nonfiction texts.  Erica begins the tutoring process by getting to know the students on a personal level. Erica strives to create a calm learning environment so each learner feels comfortable and safe. She takes the time to observe and learn about each student’s learning style and create a personalized learning experience. This helps her students feel supported and encouraged while working with her. 

Erica has experience working with students who have different academic backgrounds and needs. Prior to working for the New York City Department of Education, Erica worked as a looping teacher (stayed with the same class for three years) for a Charter School in Harlem, New York. She traveled with her class from first grade to third grade. Currently, Erica is working as a 4th grade English teacher in a French Dual Language program. 

Erica is calm, energetic, and enthusiastic. She makes it a priority to develop positive relationships with all of her students. Erica makes learning about her students a priority and uses their specific interests to plan individualized lesson plans to keep learning fun and engaging. Her goal is to make her students gain more confidence in taking risks and working through the hard parts of learning to get to the sweet parts!

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill  
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized reading and math instruction and remediation, building and strengthening knowledge of math concepts (grades 3-5), developing study skills, support with homework, test prep for math, and ELA.
EXPERTISE: Inquiry-based math remediation, reading comprehension and writing about reading, teaching elaboration and writing organization techniques for expository and narrative writing, homework help, test prep.
AGES: 3rd- 5th Grade

Madison P.

Master’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education, NYS Certified

Madison P.

Master’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education, NYS Certified
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Madison brings over six years of invaluable experience to the education sector, specializing in grades K-8. Her commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive learning atmosphere is evident in her work. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education (1-6) and is NYS Certified, reflecting her extensive educational background.

Her approach to teaching is hands-on and multi-sensory, catering to the diverse learning styles of her students. Madison is known for her warm and engaging manner in the classroom. Her expertise covers essential areas including phonics, early reading skills, letter sounds, writing fundamentals like pencil grip and letter formation, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and elementary mathematics.

As an advocate for inclusive education, Madison has extensive experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, ADD, other learning disabilities, and Speech and Language needs. Her empathetic approach, combined with specialized knowledge, has significantly contributed to the development of a wide range of learners.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Madison has taken on leadership roles within the educational community. She has mentored new teachers, aiding in their professional development and transition into the teaching field. Madison has also served as a literacy coach for her peers and played a pivotal role in spearheading literacy growth initiatives on her campus. Her dedication and experience make her a passionate professional, deeply committed to fostering student success and growth.

Location: Brooklyn and Online
Types of Services: group and individual tutoring in ELA and Math, SETSS, SEIT
Expertise: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, Speech and Language Impairment
Ages: Birth through 4th grade

Tricia Z.

Master’s degree in English Literature, Master’s in Philosophy and Education

Tricia Z.

Master’s degree in English Literature, Master’s in Philosophy and Education
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Tricia is a seasoned elementary teacher with a decade of valuable experience. Holding a Masters degree in English Literature from Queens College, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Tricia’s teaching journey has spanned various independent schools across New York City, where she has contributed to the academic growth of students ranging from Kindergarten to 3rd grade, catering to diverse needs within families.

From the earliest learners to upper elementary school children, Tricia dedicates herself to supporting literacy instruction through personalized one-on-one sessions, small group activities, and comprehensive whole group lessons. Proficient in literary programs such as Orton Gillingham, Fundations, and Spell-links, she employs a range of methods firmly grounded in the science of reading to impart essential literacy skills. Trained in the Writing Revolution, Tricia excels in guiding students through the intricacies of the writing process, including brainstorming, cohesive idea planning, note-taking, sentence structure, syntax, and grammar.

Tricia’s approach revolves around building positive, growth-oriented, and respectful learning environments. She leverages her students’ passions to establish connections both personally and within the curriculum, ensuring they are actively engaged in their own educational journey. Employing diverse learning modes such as kinetic, tactile, and auditory methods, Tricia tailors her instruction to resonate with each student, making the learning experience more engaging and effective. As a continuous learner herself, she actively seeks out additional resources beyond designated learning times to empower students in fortifying and enhancing their skills.

In her leisure time, Tricia indulges in her love for reading, cooking, and exercising. She also finds joy in listening to podcasts that challenge and expand her thinking, as well as those that bring laughter. As a proud native New Yorker, Tricia embraces the opportunity to explore the city, consistently captivated by the joy and wonder it continues to inspire.

TYPE OF SERVICES:  Individual & Group sessions (2-3 children), Individualized reading, writing, and math intervention, Multisensory Reading, teaching elaboration and writing organization
EXPERTISE: Working with students to build phonemic awareness, strengthen decoding and encoding skills, comprehension, fluency, improving understanding of math concepts using manipulatives and real world connections, homework help, Orton Gillingham-based literacy instruction, Wilson
AGES:  4 through 10

Madia L.

Orton Gillingham and S.P.I.R.E. certified, Wilson/Fundations experienced, reading and math intervention for special education student, Twice Exceptional students, and students with ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Language Processing Disorder, and Dyslexia.

Madia L.

Orton Gillingham and S.P.I.R.E. certified, Wilson/Fundations experienced, reading and math intervention for special education student, Twice Exceptional students, and students with ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Language Processing Disorder, and Dyslexia.
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Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Madia, a highly qualified reading interventionist, believes in the transformative power of literacy. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership, along with certifications in students with disabilities and School Leadership. Her commitment to educational excellence is underscored by a range of certifications, including students with disabilities (birth to 12th grade) and School Leadership.

Madia’s specialized training in programs such as SPIRE, Fundations, Orton Gillingham, and Sound Sensible reflects her dedication to the science of reading. This comprehensive skill set equips her to empower struggling readers with the tools necessary for success. As an IEP – Reading Intervention Special Education Teacher, Madia has had the privilege of working with students of diverse ages and abilities, guiding them through significant challenges in the realm of reading.

What sets Madia apart as an educator is her unwavering dedication to creating individualized, nurturing, and empowering learning environments. She believes in establishing strong rapport with each student, tailoring instruction to address their unique needs, and adapting teaching methods to ensure continuous progress for every child.

Madia is a seasoned writing specialist dedicated to fostering young writers’ growth. With expertise in the Writing Without Tears program, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) curriculum, and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Madia brings a dynamic and effective approach to writing instruction. Utilizing the Writing Without Tears program, Madia helps young students develop foundational writing skills. The HMH curriculum enhances their reading-writing connection, while the workshop model from the Teachers College Project encourages students to see themselves as authors, engaging in personalized and collaborative writing processes. Committed to creating a supportive learning environment, Madia empowers students to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills, making a significant impact on their academic confidence and growth.

Madia’s organizational skills and attention to detail are evident in her meticulous tracking of student progress. She adjusts interventions as needed to facilitate continuous growth, emphasizing the importance of collaborative relationships with parents and classroom teachers. Madia understands that a holistic approach to a student’s education is essential for success, and her commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of struggling readers is reflected in her comprehensive approach and unwavering dedication to the field of reading intervention.

Location: BROOKLYN – Bay Ridge, Canarsie, East Flatbush, East Midwood, East New York, Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park, Midwood, Mill Basin, Sheepshead Bay QUEENS – Rockaway Beach. LONG ISLAND –  Nassau County – Long Beach, Merrick, Bellmore, Freeport, East Meadow, Hicksville, Levittown, Wantagh, SeafordType of Service: Reading and Math intervention for individual students.
Expertise: Dyslexic intervention, Orton Gillingham and S.P.I.R.E.  certified, reading and math intervention for special education students.
Ages: Pre-K to 6th grade

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