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1139 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn

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  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Heather Liljengren ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    We cannot say enough good things about Effie, the ASL teacher, who was so engaged and effective with our 2 year old daughter from the very first session! Effie gladly included our whole family in the sessions! Her expertise and fantastic … More personality gave our daughter a way to communicate that she was so desperately seeking. The coordinators at Brooklyn Letters were so helpful and communicative…I would highly recommend their services!
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters R Elmore ★★★★★ a month ago
    Aileen was INCREDIBLY helpful to us, both in assessing possible origins of my grandson's food aversions, as well as informing us of various available interventions to consider.
    I can’t thank you and Brooklyn Letters enough for connecting
    … More us with Aileen. In all our feeding therapy journey we have not gotten anything near the kind of benefit that we did from her. Her knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness have put us on the path of progress with my grandson and has also made us feel genuinely well cared for.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Christine Weiher ★★★★★ a year ago
    We were amazed with Allison! She met my son at 2 1/2 years old, not speaking much at all, and over a computer, and she was able to develop a bond and friendship, so much so that he would look forward to his weekly computer time with Allison. … More I was not sure how the speech therapy would go- but we are so happy that we tried it out and continued. It allowed my son to gain confidence in his speech, make a new friend :), and also give him the skills and a bit of understanding of how to shape his mouth or where to place his tongue to make the proper sounds. We were extremely happy with Allison- she was fantastic to work with.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Saffady ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    My sessions with Karen have been extremely helpful. My speech has improved tremendously. In fact, I just finished 2 hours of conducting interviews with a consulting client via MS Teams and I have an upcoming conference call. Both my … More neurologist and neurosurgeon remarked about how good my speech is. Much of the day it is perfect, although I still have some rough spots when I get tired or speak too quickly. One of my granddaughters is a speech pathology student at Ithaca College. She sat in on 2 sessions while she was home for winter break, and she was very impressed with Karen.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Jessica C ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Theo was wonderful and his work with my son has produced some progress. I am grateful for the services Theo provided.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Melissa Stevens ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Highly recommend Jill. She is a total pleasure to work with. After a few months working with Jill, my son is reading above grade level and LOVES to read. Mission accomplished!
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Jacob B ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were delighted with Christie. First, and most importantly, our son made great strides under her guidance. So great, that we felt he no longer needed help! She was incredibly patient and kind with him and our son really responded to … More her. Christie was also great with me and my wife. She provided thorough and informative updates on our son's progress and which exercises she was using with him, so we could reinforce what she was teaching him. All in all, we had a fabulous experience with Christie and would highly recommend her.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Demet Evren ★★★★★ a year ago
    Paige was great and we had been really happy with her. I would highly recommend her! I recommend Brooklyn Letters to whomever asks for a speech therapist.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Jeizel Rosenthal ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Isabel was WONDERFUL and our son absolutely adored her, and he is making great progress with his reading and writing.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Lesley Duval ★★★★★ a year ago
    Theo was fantastic with our 4yo son. We were very worried that his progress would fall off when we had to switch to remote sessions, but Theo kept our son happy and engaged through the screen. Highly highly recommend!
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Samantha Packard ★★★★★ a year ago
    We've been working with Theo from Brooklyn Letters for close to 4 months now and the results are apparent; our daughter has vastly improved her speech in a relatively short amount of time. We make "Theo Day" a celebration … More in our house with pancakes for breakfast, and the enthusiasm is matched in the sessions. Theo is fun, patient, professional, and caring, and he gives us the tools to take the lessons beyond the session. Thank you Theo, and Brooklyn Letters, for helping our daughter express herself.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Travis Ricca ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I worked with Alina to enhance my pronunciation, tone, and pacing while communicating socially and in a work environment. She was great to work with and clear about goals and learning objectives. The improvement from day 1 has been tremendous! … More
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Enrico Bermudez ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Cathy has been excellent with us and our son. We will sorely miss her. He has improved significantly with Cathy’s help. Cathy was a true partner with us, especially as we pursued additional help through our son’s school system.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Kayne Elisabeth Wilk ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    We really loved working with Alina, she is so fantastic. Patient yet firm, and determined the best course of action very clearly and succintly for us. And it all transitioned so well to Zoom as well. I will definitely be back in touch for … More services for our other child after summer break!
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Jen S ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Vera was amazing! My 11 yo daughter made progress so quickly and really looked forward to her sessions. She was kept motivated and engaged.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters susie tofte ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    The work that Allison P. did with our daughter over the years has been invaluable to us. Our daughter had such a good relationship with Allison, and it allowed them to work really well together - even remotely these past 6 months. This … More year, Allison went above and beyond by helping us throughout the neuropsych eval we did, trying to re-open our daughter's IEP at her school, and eventually landing her at our chosen school. She was in contact with our daughter's teachers, with the neuropsychologist, and made herself available as a reference to speak on behalf of our daughter's learning differences.
    Allison stopped by our house last week to give our daughter cupcakes and say goodbye, and I literally cried with appreciation for what an amazing speech therapist she has been. She has been our daughter's biggest champion. The new families that she will work with this year are lucky to have her.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Alicia Perez-Katz ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Sydney was great! Our son was sad to end his sessions with her, which says a lot. We appreciated her honest assessment of his skill level, and he now has materials to self monitor and practice. Thank you!
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Kristin Ames ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Our experience with Theo was terrific. Theo was great with my son. He developed a positive relationship with him based on sincerity, respect, trust and a deep personal connection. In their lessons, Theo was encouraging, creative and kind. … More He helped our son understand how to differentiate the sounds he made when he spoke, and gave him great exercises to practice every week between lessons. Our son was sorry to have the lessons come to an end, but recognized that Theo had helped him as much as possible and it was time for him to stop. Theo explained to him (and us) how to keep working to get the last 5%, and encouraged him to keep working on the exercises on his own. I have recommended Theo to another parent who noticed my son's improvement and inquired for her own son.
    We are all grateful to have gotten to know Theo, and we greatly appreciate all the work he did to help our son.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Aisha Holder ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    "I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Michelle Macroy-Higgins. We are extremely pleased with her work with our daughter. I was so grateful for my daughter to have a speech therapist who is a researcher (specialty in late … More talkers), graduate professor and practitioner. Her expertise was clearly evident in our conversations and work with our daughter. She was very responsive to my questions and often sent articles and other materials about language development that I found helpful. Thankfully, my daughter's speech improved tremendously. Michelle developed such a warm relationship with my daughter. My daughter was always excited to see Michelle and would greet her at the door with a big hug. Lastly, I would add that Michelle always demonstrated empathy with me as a mother who was initially worried about her daughter's language development. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with Michelle's work."
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Andrea Peartree ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Theo is a wonderful Clinton Hill speech therapist. We were really pleased with him. Our son showed drastic improvement, not only in his speech but in his confidence.
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters mario costa ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Alexa has been an enthusiastic, reliable, well prepared and caring teacher for our 6 year old daughter. She has been able to improve and increase our daughter's confidence lesson by lesson with patience and competence; through varied … More and productive didactic practice. Alexa has engaged our daughter in several activities that always kept her motivated and eager to learn literacy. My wife and I, both of us are educators, feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to observe Alexa's pedagogical skills. Alexa has had a big impact on our daughter literacy growth. Thank you Brooklyn Letters!
  • Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters Lily Alt ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We were absolutely DELIGHTED with Marsha's services. She was wonderful. We found her to be kind, fun, engaging, very knowledgeable. She provided us with clear instructions and additional written handouts each week. She engaged our … More son with different techniques and toys, and showed us how to use her techniques when we were interacting with him. I actually just texted her on Saturday - Our son finally said "more" - one of the target words we had been working on with her. It was a total joy to hear, and I had to share it with her - she wrote back immediately to congratulate us. I am so appreciative of her expertise, and wish we could have seen her for longer. I recommended her to another family in our neighborhood who is looking for a speech therapist.

 

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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 Concrete-Representation-Abstract 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)

Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn LettersHere are some multisensory techniques for teaching math: 

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

 

Students are assessed using several researched-based programs, such as the EasyCBM and Go Math,  Anecdotally, here’s a great way to see if your child is caught up to speed with their mathematics skills (this breaks it down by grade level).

We also use the i-Ready assessment to supplement and to fill in for learning gaps you might need to be addressed to supplement your child’s academics. When you sign up for lessons through Brooklyn Letters, you will have access to the i-Ready Personalized Instruction offering your child engaging online lessons, intuitive instructional reports, and a motivating student dashboard that encourages student involvement, ownership of learning, and a growth mindset. When needed for mathematical instruction, we recommend manipulatives (we will provide you with a list from Amazon) and digital manipulatives.

Here’s an example of an i-Ready assessment you will receive for your child.

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Tatiana S.

M.S. Elementary Education, Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6)

Tatiana S.

M.S. Elementary Education, Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6)
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Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

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

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Jill M.

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

Jill M.

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

Jill is an expert literacy specialist and math instructor with 19 years of experience educating students from various backgrounds with diverse educational needs in kindergarten through 12th grade.  She is sought after by parents and educational institutions for her expertise and is certified in Bilingual Elementary Education (EC-4), English Language Arts and Reading (4-8), Special Education (EC-12), and Principal (EC-12).  

Jill creates a nurturing learning environment and tailors her instruction to meet the individual needs of each student.  She believes in a student-centered approach to learning and incorporates various teaching strategies and resources into each math lesson, such as hands-on interactive activities, digital math manipulatives, visual models, and real-world problem solving, to ensure that each child acquires the skills necessary to succeed academically and socioemotionally.  Jill is trained in Everyday Mathematics, enVision Mathematics, and Go Math!  Parents find their children love her instructional style and ease of making learning engaging and fun! 

Jill is skilled at helping students grasp mathematical concepts and develop number sense.  She will design and customize an instructional plan for your child that maximizes their potential and leads to successful outcomes.

In addition to her extensive experience as an educator, Jill is also a leader and role model.  She has mentored new teachers, served as grade-level team leader, provided staff development on effective literacy instruction to teachers and administrators, and led campus literacy initiatives.  She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Science in Education Law and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Reading Education from Texas Woman’s University

LOCATION: Online
TYPE OF SERVICES: Assessments and literacy and math instruction for individual students and groups (2-3 students).
EXPERTISE: Phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing (composition and handwriting), dyslexia intervention, and elementary math.
AGES: Literacy (K-12), Math (K-5).

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Michelle L.

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

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

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

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

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

Rebecca M.

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

Rebecca M.

M.S. . ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, CERTIFIED ELEMENTARY TEACHER (Grades 1-6 )
Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

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.

Jayne

Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, MSEd in Childhood Education

Jayne

Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, MSEd in Childhood Education
Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

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

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

Gretchen M.

MS. NYS CERTIFIED 1ST -6TH GRADE

Gretchen M.

MS. NYS CERTIFIED 1ST -6TH GRADE
Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Online Math Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

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

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

Alexa S.

Masters in Elementary Education; Orton Gillingham Trained and Experienced
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Alexa S.

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

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

Mike W.

M.A, NY STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD & CHILDHOOD (BIRTH-GRADE 6), NY STATE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (BIRTH-GRADE 6)
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Mike W.

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

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

Susan V.

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

Susan V.

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

Susan views math instruction as a process of discovery and experimentation. Through inquiry-based instruction, Susan helps students to access prior knowledge, recognize patterns and explain their thinking using visual models and mathematical language. Susan uses real-world math applications and multi sensory teaching techniques to help students make meaningful connections and improve their mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Encouraging a growth mindset and building confidence are cornerstones to Susan s instruction. She has expertise in teaching EngageNY (Eureka Math) and Terc Investigations and tutors students in grades 2 – 6 in math and provides test prep for students in grades 3-6.

Derek B.

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

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

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.

Julie S.

M.S., Dual Certification
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Julie S.

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

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

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

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.

Alyssa B.

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

Alyssa is calm, patient, nurturing, and playful. She develops relationships with all of her students and uses their specific interests to plan individualized lesson plans to maintain her students attention, engaging and keeping them excited about math. Her ultimate goal is to create confidence in mathematics.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Fort Green, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Bed Stuy
Long Island: Nassau County
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized and differentiated mathematics instruction, focusing on a variety of strategies and skills to solve equations and word problems.
EXPERTISE: Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Number & Operations in Base Ten, Number & Operations in Fractions, Measurement and Data
AGES: Pre-K 5th Grade
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