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Rebecca is an elementary education teacher (grades 1-6) in the New York City Department of Education. She currently teaches 1st grade in Brooklyn. She received her Bachelors in Economics from Northeastern University and her Masters of Science in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Middle School Social Studies from Northwestern University.
Rebecca has experience working with first through third grade math curricula. She supports students in developing number sense, problem solving skills, and varied approaches to problems. She specializes in helping students gain a deeper understanding of the math curriculum through the use of concrete models and manipulatives. Rebecca has experience working with Go Math, TERC, and implementing Metamorphosis Math strategies.
MS. NYS CERTIFIED 1ST -6TH GRADE
Gretchen is Brooklyn based teacher who has taught pre-k through third grade and middle school focusing on all subjects. She has been teaching for ten years and has continued to grow professionally throughout her time teaching. She graduated from Wagner College in 2007 with degrees in psychology and childhood education holding certificates in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities. She received her Masters in Teaching Literacy from Touro College.
Her approach to math is multi-sensory, hands-on, and most importantly…fun! She has used Go Math and Envisions curriculum as well as had math trainging throught the National Training Network throughout her time teaching. She believes in using real world situations to help students get a clear idea of concepts being taught. She also combines her literacy background with her math expertise to help students comprehend what word problems are asking them to do. The students she teaches learn multiple strategies on how to approach a problem, and then reflect and decide which strategy works best for them. Her goal in tutoring your child is to build their math confidence as well as give them a clear understanding of how to use critical thinking to solve math problems.
NYS Certified Childhood General and Special Education Teacher, MS Ed
Andrea loves teaching math and using different strategies for each specific student. She uses a variety of multi-sensory, hands on and visual ways to teach and learn different subjects in math. She brings a variety of manipulatives to see what works best for the specific student. She tutors grades k-4 in math and also provide NYS test prep for grades 3 and 4 in math. Additionally she is trained in the following math programs: Envisions, Go Math and Eureka Math.
M.S. Elementary Education, Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6)
Tatiana is a certified teacher with a track record of success on the NY state exams and over 7 years of experience in NYC schools. She graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and is a Teach for America alumna. During her time as a TFA corps member, she completed a Masters in Elementary Education from the Relay Graduate School of Education and holds a Professional Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).
Tatiana specializes in inquiry-based learning and constructivist teaching methods. She implements Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile (VAKT) strategies in her lesson plans. She uses a Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) approach to teaching math that is rigorous and individualized to each student. Tatiana will incorporate various multi-sensory techniques, including the use of manipulatives, to develop conceptual understanding. She firmly believes that successful math instruction happens when teachers build on students innate number sense and curiosity, making math fun and accessible to all learners.
She recently accepted a role as an educational consultant, coaching teachers and leaders on using data to drive instruction and best practices for effective differentiation. Prior to this, she taught 3rd-5th grade on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, then in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Tatiana has extensive experience with test prep material and is deeply familiar with the Common Core State Standards for Math. She achieved a 100% pass-rate on the NY State Math Test for three consecutive years, exceeding the statewide average by 60%.
Location: Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn (preference for Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Boerum Hill, Park Slope, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill)
Types of Services: Individualized reading and math instruction and remediation, building and strengthening knowledge of math concepts (grades 3-6), developing study skills, support with homework, test prep for ELA and math exams
Expertise: Math instruction for grades 3-6, constructivist teaching practices, test prep for math and ELA
Ages: 3rd through 6th grade
M.S. ED ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION, NYS CERTIFIED IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION.
Colleen is experienced in teaching Math in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. She is trained in GO Math!, EngageNY, Envisions and Exemplars. Colleen has taught upper elementary Math for five years. In addition to in class instruction, Colleen also works an after school New York State test prep program at her school to ensure her students achieve success. Each year the large majority of her students’ New York State test scores have improved significantly from the previous year. Colleen is trained in various Math test prep programs such as iReady, Rally, and EngageNY. Colleen’s expertise is working with students to deepen their conceptual understanding of Math. She uses a multi-sensory approach, especially when teaching students with disabilities. Colleen’s instruction includes the use of manipulatives, real world examples, hands on activities, spiral review, engaging math games and rich math discussion to teach her students. She also uses explicit instruction with the use of visuals and checklists for students to self monitor their learning. Colleen uses these various approaches to eliminate the common conception that Math is hard and boring for students. Instead she opens their minds to enjoy Math and to view it like a puzzle that is fun and engaging. Colleen is an expert in building student’s confidence through using a growth mindset. She teaches students to welcome their mistakes and to learn from them. She believes that a deep understanding of elementary Math is critical for students to achieve success.
Masters in Elementary Education; Orton Gillingham Trained and Experienced
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.
M.A, NY STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD & CHILDHOOD (BIRTH-GRADE 6), NY STATE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (BIRTH-GRADE 6)
Mike has taught math in both classroom settings, as well as in private tutoring sessions. He enjoys teaching math, as “there is always a solution to every problem”! Mike has experience with math from kindergarten through 6th grade. Based on the students’ needs, Mike will employ different strategies, a multi-sensory approach, as well as numerous manipulatives. He has taught test prep for the NYS Math state tests for grades 3-5 and currently teaches in a 5th grade classroom. Mike is also trained in GoMath!, Envisions, as well as using IXL.
SPECIAL EDUCATOR AND CHILDHOOD LITERACY SPECIALIST, PRE-K 4th GRADE, MS, PhD
Peter teaches K-4 math using a constructivist approach rooted in language and conceptualization to achieve number sense. He uses a variety of hands-on methods with visual aids and manipulatives to master the operations. Grades K-4, no test-prep.
Learning Specialist, M.S. Ed., Bilingual, Childhood, and Special Education; Ed. M., Language and Literacy
Maria loves teaching math and uses different strategies for each student. She strives to help students understand that math can be both practical and fun. Her goal is always to build student confidence by providing them with plenty of opportunities for success. She brings a variety of strategies to see what works best for the specific student. She tutors grades 3-9 in math and also provides standardized test preparation in math (ISEE, SSAT, TACHS, SHSAT, ACT, SAT, NYS Tests).
M.S. ED., NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES 1-6)
Susan views math instruction as a process of discovery and experimentation. Through inquiry-based instruction, Susan helps students to access prior knowledge, recognize patterns and explain their thinking using visual models and mathematical language. Susan uses real-world math applications and multi sensory teaching techniques to help students make meaningful connections and improve their mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Encouraging a growth mindset and building confidence are cornerstones to Susan s instruction. She has expertise in teaching EngageNY (Eureka Math) and Terc Investigations and tutors students in grades 2 – 6 in math and provides test prep for students in grades 3-6.
M.S. ED., NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES 1-6)
Dan has a passion for teaching math and uses kinesthetic/tactile strategies to reach all learners. Dan takes a game like approach with the aim of eliminating any fear or anxiety that a student may experience. Dan brings a wealth of experience to teaching math and is able to seamlessly assess, plan and differentiate engaging instruction for all learners. He has used Go-Math, NY Engage, Everyday Math from the University of Chicago and TERC Investigations. Dan has taught math in grades k-8 and, in addition to teaching new concepts, is able to prepare students for standardized tests.
MS Ed., NYS Certified Childhood General and Special Education
Marysia is currently a 3rd grade teacher in a NYC public school. She loves teaching math and shares this love with her students by using different strategies for each specific student. She uses a variety of multi-sensory, hands-on, auditory and visual ways to build conceptual understanding, word problem skills and procedural accuracy in math. She tutors grades 1-5 in math and also provide NYS test prep for grades 3,4, and 5 in math. Additionally, she is trained in the following math programs: Envisions, Go Math, EngageNY, Exemplars, and Ready Math.
SPECIAL EDUCATOR; CERTIFIED ASD TEACHER
Natalie Hale is a New York State licensed Special Educator (Grades 1-6). She received her Masters of Science in Teaching Students with Special Needs from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College.
Natalie is trained and certified in The Spalding Method (K-6), a multi-sensory approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling. Natalie is also trained in the Wilson Fundations Program: a phonics-based program for young children (K-3).
Natalie has completed vigorous Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) trainings at New York University, as well as directly through the NYC Department of Education. She has been appointed as the lead teacher for the ASD Horizon Program at her public school.
Natalie has spent the majority of her career supporting students with autism, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, speech/language delays, and expressive/receptive language challenges. Natalie specializes in reading intervention for struggling readers in grade Prek-5.
LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Carroll Gardens
TYPES OF SERVICES: Initial reading assessments, individualized reading intervention and instruction.
EXPERTISE: Supporting children who struggle with decoding, fluency, comprehension, executive functioning skills, expressive writing skills, and expressive/receptive language development.
MA, NYS Certified Pre-K-6th Grade, NYS Certified Childhood Education And Students With Disabilities
Derek has nine years of Elementary Teaching and tutoring experience. He is currently a 4th grade teacher in Brooklyn and has been tutoring with Brooklyn Letters over the past two 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.
M.S., Dual Certification
Julie is a NYS certified teacher with 19 years of teaching experience. She holds dual certification; PK- Grade 6 Common Branch/General Education and Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6. After changing careers from business, Julie began teaching 4th grade ELA, math, science, and social studies where she also became familiar with the NY state tests in all subjects. When other opportunities arose to teach 4-5th grade math, 6-8th grade science, and 7th grade ELA came her way in the private school where she worked. Julie was excited about the opportunity to work with students at different stages in their academic lives.
Julie joined the NYC Department of Education as a Title 1 math teacher in 2007 and had the opportunity to work with students in Grades 1-8 in both Brooklyn and Queens providing small group, remedial math instruction. The students Julie was able to work with had different learning issues with math ranging from difficulties with number sense, processing/calculating/fluency, word problem language comprehension, math vocabulary, memory, applying abstract concepts to concrete situations, and anxiety and low confidence.
Julie has extensive experience with GoMath, Engage NY, Finish Line Math, 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.
Having the experience of working with students at many grade levels has enabled her 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 and to be successful in their future grades.
Julie is passionate about the “why it makes sense” in math and not just the steps and rote procedures, and she 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 them to take chances and persevere. Julie also believes that ELA has a critical role to play in math instruction as students are required to read and think critically while comprehending math strategies.
Location: Queens, Nassau County, Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint
Types of Service: Assessments, math instruction, remedial math assistance, generalized tutoring (both remote and in-person), state testing preparation
Expertise: Math strategies for processing, critical thinking, scaffolding and differentiation for different types of learners
Ages: Grades 1-8.