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READING WRITING TUTORS SPECIALISTS

Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
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Serving you since 2010! We are caring Literacy Specialists traveling to you! In-home, at-school, remote NYC metro area private pay literacy tutoring for school-aged students. We work with students of all ages, in private and public schools teaching decoding, spelling, reading fluency, and reading comprehension skills.
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Serving you since 2010! We are caring Literacy Specialists traveling to you! In-home, at-school, remote NYC metro area private pay literacy tutoring for school-aged students. We work with students of all ages, in private and public schools teaching decoding, spelling, reading fluency, and reading comprehension skills.
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Our hourly rate includes both travel and instructional time (you only pay for instructional time!).

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

  • $140-$175 for 45 minutes

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

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Literacy & Math Tutoring Rates
  • $145-$180 Per Hour

  • $120-$155 for 45 minutes

  • $100-$120 for 30 minutes (online only)

Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards & Worksheets
Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Standards & Worksheets

The Five Pillars of Reading

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Just like a house needs strong support and a foundation, developing literacy skills in young learners requires the Five Pillars of Reading. Learn how early literacy benefits from both print-to-speech and speech-to-print instruction. When literacy instruction includes all important aspects of literacy and the students are actively engaged in learning literacy, it’s called structured literacy. To learn more about these structures, the National Reading Panel recommends that the best approach to reading instruction include the following pillars:

Backed by studies and scientific research, these five pillars make up the essential building blocks of reading. And by combining these techniques, teachers and parents can effectively introduce the concept of reading and language. Discover the importance of phonological processing in learning to read and write. Whether you are a young learner or an adult looking to improve your reading and writing abilities, these 12 must-try literacy apps of 2023 help you achieve your goals.

Here is a closer look at how the Five Pillars of Reading work to ensure successful reading instruction:

 

Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness refers to the knowledge and understanding that words are built from and can be broken apart into smaller segments of a sound called phonemes. Phonemic awareness is one’s ability to hear, recognize, and manipulate sounds heard in words- think of it as the ears to brain connection. Learn about phonemic awareness benchmarks.

Phonemic awareness can be taught even before a child learns to read or identify printed letters. When babies are born, they are processing phonemes when parents speak and sing to their bundle of joy. In the English language, phonemic awareness means being able to identify its approximately 44 phonemes. Additionally, teaching letter sounds with letter names is an effective way for students to grasp the concept of phonemes. Learn what is phonology.

 

Phonics

Whereas phonemic awareness refers to one’s ability to recognize sounds or phonemes in words, phonics mastery means understanding that letters (graphemes or printed letters) of the alphabet represent sounds (phonemes)- think of it as the ears, eyes, and brain connection. Learn what are phonological awareness and phonemic awareness.

A child who has mastered phonics can sound out new or unfamiliar words on their own. The child is “cracking the code” and is receiving feedback by listening to oneself sound out words. 

Teaching phonics is all about establishing the relationship between sounds and printed letters or printed letter combinations. Starting with the printed letter-sound correspondence, a child then learns how to match sounds to letters and uses this relationship to understand printed words. 

 

Vocabulary

Vocabulary refers to one’s understanding of words, including their definitions and context. Vocabulary is broken up into oral (speaking), understanding (listening), and print (reading vocabulary).

Needless to say, vocabulary is crucial in strengthening reading comprehension and fluency. In most instances, poor vocabulary can limit and interrupt a child’s learning and reading experience. And while it can grow naturally from daily reading and conversations, it is just as important to explicitly teach and expand vocabulary.

Strategies in teaching vocabulary can include word mapping (graphic display of words/concept relationships), word substitutions, semantic relationships (how words are related), acting out meanings, and focusing on word structure (root words and its derivations).

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Fluency

Learners achieve fluency when they recognize and read words with accuracy, intonation, fluidity, and speed, whether while reading aloud or silently to oneself. Hence, fluent readers are able to read automatically without needing to pause to decode words or look up definitions.

Fluency plays a key role in comprehension and is essential in keeping young learners motivated. When children are reading fluently, it frees up mental resources to allow them to improve their comprehension of what they are reading. 

When developing reading fluency, it is crucial to provide a child with frequent oral reading opportunities and to monitor progress. This involves reading out loud while being guided and receiving feedback from an adult. It is important to provide the student with opportunities to self-correct. This combination of consistent practice and regular feedback is critical in promoting fluency.

Discover the important differences between a ‘speech-to-print’ approach to literacy instruction and teaching based on ‘print-to-speech.’

 

Comprehension

The ultimate goal for literacy is to comprehend well what one is reading.  Reading comprehension enables a child to predict outcomes, evaluate characters, deduce, and make connections to real-world events. 

A child’s comprehension skills can begin to develop before becoming an independent reader. One way to do this is by reading to a child and discussing the story’s main idea, characters, and setting. Explicit teaching, modeling, and guided practice of comprehension skills are also crucial. This is especially true for students whose reading comprehension skills lag behind their peers.

Discover some online phonics materials for struggling readers that can help them develop the five pillars of reading. Read Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong (host: Emily Hanford), and watch Blame It On Gutenberg, a powerful film “about the evolving science of dyslexia, dueling theories of how to teach reading, and one family’s landmark struggle with an unresponsive school system.“

Read this article to learn more about dyslexia, recognize the signs, impact, support, and accommodations, how to identify the indicators, and get a diagnosis, post-diagnosis steps, approaches, assistance, how to boost self-worth, and many more!

Learning his or her ABCs is your child’s first step towards mastering reading and writing. But sometimes, teaching such an important skill can be confusing for parents. Do you start with the letter names or the letter sounds first? Is there a right way to teach a child the alphabet? Click here to read what speech-language pathologist Dr. Jan Wasowicz has to say on our blog!

Learning his or her ABCs is your child’s first step towards mastering reading and writing. But sometimes, teaching such an important skill can be confusing for parents. Do you start with the letter names or the letter sounds first? Is there a right way to teach a child the alphabet? Click here to read what speech-language pathologist Dr. Jan Wasowicz has to say on our blog!

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Jill M.

M.S., Literacy Specialist

BROOKLYN STAFF

Jill M.

M.S., Literacy Specialist
Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Jill is a highly skilled literacy specialist and math instructor, boasting an impressive 19-year tenure dedicated to educating students spanning kindergarten through 12th grade. Her experience encompasses a diverse range of students with varying educational needs and backgrounds. Recognized for her expertise, Jill is frequently sought after by both parents and educational institutions.

Her certifications include Bilingual Elementary Education (EC-4), English Language Arts and Reading (4-8), Special Education (EC-12), and Principal (EC-12). Notably, Jill possesses specialized training to support dyslexic students in enhancing their reading, writing, and spelling skills through engaging instructional methods that leverage multisensory teaching techniques.

Jill is renowned for cultivating a nurturing learning environment tailored to the unique needs of each student, employing a student-centered approach to learning. Her instructional toolkit features diverse strategies and resources, including hands-on interactive activities, manipulatives, multimodal digital texts, and mind mapping. This ensures that every child acquires the essential academic and socioemotional skills for success. Parents consistently express appreciation for Jill’s instructional style, highlighting its effectiveness and the enjoyment it brings to the learning process.

Jill’s instructional expertise spans phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, dyslexia intervention, and elementary math. She excels in crafting customized instructional plans designed to maximize each child’s potential, leading to successful academic outcomes.

Beyond her role as an educator, Jill serves as a leader and role model. She has effectively mentored new teachers, assumed responsibilities as a grade-level team leader, delivered staff development sessions on effective literacy instruction to both teachers and administrators, and spearheaded campus literacy initiatives. Jill holds a Master of Science in Education Law from Nova Southeastern University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Reading Education from Texas Woman’s University, underscoring her commitment to ongoing professional development and scholarly pursuits.

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).

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Tatiana is a certified educator with a proven track record of success in achieving outstanding results on the NY state exams, backed by over 7 years of impactful teaching experience in New York City schools. She graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and is a distinguished alumna of Teach for America. During her tenure as a TFA corps member, she earned a Masters in Elementary Education from the Relay Graduate School of Education and holds a Professional Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).

Specializing in inquiry-based learning and constructivist teaching methods, Tatiana integrates Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile (VAKT) strategies into her lesson plans. Her approach to teaching math involves the application of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), while her expertise in reading includes training in Teacher’s College Reading and Writing, as well as Fountas & Pinnell methodologies.

Tatiana places a high priority on differentiated instruction, crafting lessons that are tailored to address the unique needs of each student. Beyond the classroom, she brings a wealth of experience tutoring English as a Second Language to children aged 7 and older. Recently, Tatiana transitioned to a role as an educational consultant, where she coaches teachers and leaders on leveraging data for instructional decision-making and implementing best practices for effective differentiation. Before this transition, she taught 3rd-5th grade on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and later in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

Tatiana’s proficiency extends to test preparation, and she possesses a deep familiarity with the math and ELA Common Core State Standards. Notably, she achieved a remarkable 100% pass-rate on the NY State Math Test for three consecutive years, surpassing the statewide average by an impressive 60%.

LOCATIONS: 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 math and ELA
EXPERTISE: Math instruction for grades 3-6, constructivist teaching practices, test prep for math and ELA
AGES: 3rd through 6th grade

Jayne P.

Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, MSEd in Childhood Education

Jayne P.

Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, MSEd in Childhood Education
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Jayne is a seasoned educator, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Boston University and an MSEd in Childhood Education from the College of Staten Island. With an impressive 18-year teaching tenure, Jayne has worked across diverse educational settings, instructing students ranging from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade. Currently, she is a tenured fourth-grade teacher in an ICT classroom in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, where she specializes in literacy and excels in ELA and math test preparation.

Jayne possesses a keen understanding of the unique needs of learners with ADHD (executive functioning), dyslexia, and autism. She integrates educational technology and adaptive learning tools to cater to the diverse needs of her students, particularly focusing on grades 1-3. Jayne has received training in Columbia University Teachers College’s reading and writing curriculum, which emphasizes modeling and inquiry to enhance students’ reading and writing skills.

Her teaching approach involves employing multisensory-based modalities for phonics, phonological awareness, reading, writing, and math. Jayne guides her students through decoding exercises, including tapping out sounds, air writing, and writing words in sand or shaving cream. This method facilitates the development of fundamental decoding skills, positively impacting word reading, text comprehension, and spelling.

Additionally, Jayne is proficient in the Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment program, assisting students in honing strategies to answer direct and inferential questions in both fiction and nonfiction texts. She incorporates the Savvas “Words Their Way” curriculum for phonics instruction, employing a structured approach that models, sorts, practices, and assesses word knowledge levels, thereby maximizing differentiated instruction for enhanced learning opportunities.

Jayne places a strong emphasis on developing students’ handwriting skills, addressing the four main aspects of handwriting instruction: pencil grasp, formation, legibility, and pacing. This deliberate focus on handwriting contributes to positive outcomes in overall literacy development.

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Michelle L.

M.S. CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters
Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Michelle is a dedicated learning specialist holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Science with minors in psychology and disabilities studies from the University of Delaware. Furthering her education, she completed her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology at Hunter College, and in 2020, she attained her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School, with a future focus on Education Law. During tutoring sessions, Michelle adeptly guides students in developing skills across various subjects, including reading, math, and writing.

In the realm of reading skills, Michelle provides in-home tutoring to nurture students’ phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, vocabulary, and reading comprehension abilities. Her student-centered approach is marked by a thoughtful incorporation of activities aligned with each student’s interests, ensuring sessions are both engaging and enjoyable.

In the domain of writing, Michelle offers tailored support to students from first grade through eighth grade, emphasizing the planning stage and organizational strategies in writing. She guides students in crafting persuasive, narrative, and informative essays, employing a process-based approach that initially focuses on generating full texts and meaningful ideas. Michelle deliberately de-emphasizes spelling, punctuation, and grammar in the initial stages, revisiting these constructs later in the writing process.

With a focus on math, Michelle brings her expertise to first through third-grade curricula. She skillfully aids students in enhancing problem-solving skills and mastering mathematical concepts through the use of tangible manipulatives and visual aids. Her approach prioritizes ensuring students have a comprehensive understanding of early mathematical concepts, laying a solid foundation for tackling more complex equations in subsequent years.

Michelle also excels in helping students strengthen their executive functioning skills. Her in-home tutoring addresses adaptable thinking, assisting students in adjusting to situations when necessary and fostering the ability to see situations from others’ perspectives. Additionally, she has experience enhancing students’ working memory, facilitating efficient retention and storage of learned information for later practical application. Michelle’s multifaceted expertise contributes significantly to students’ holistic development across various academic domains.

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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Reading Specialists and 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

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Kaitlyn is a dedicated childhood special education teacher in a Brooklyn public school, specializing in Grades 1 through 5. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) from The College of Staten Island, followed by a Master’s Degree in Special Education (Grade 1- Grade 6) from the same institution. Recently, she completed the CITE program at The College of Saint Rose, earning advanced certifications in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership. With six years of experience, Kaitlyn has a proven track record of working with students from diverse backgrounds, including those with ADHD, autism, speech and language impairments, and dyslexia.

Kaitlyn takes pride in her ability to differentiate instruction to address the unique needs of her students, aligning her teaching with both the Common Core Standards and the newly adapted Next Generation Learning Standards. She incorporates the Wilson/Fundation program and applies the Orton-Gillingham approach in her teaching. Currently, she serves as the special education teacher in a 4th-grade ICT setting and has previous experience as a 1st-grade special education teacher. Kaitlyn has also worked as a 4th and 5th-grade test prep teacher at A+ Academy, specializing in math instruction and providing summer school support for the Department of Education in 2018-2019.

Adopting a student-centered approach, Kaitlyn celebrates her students’ accomplishments and focuses on building their self-confidence. She utilizes manipulatives and scaffolds in her teaching, specializing in test preparation skills across reading, writing, and math. Kaitlyn is well-versed in programs such as Go-Math, NY Engage, Envisions, and Everyday Math, teaching students how to apply classroom learning to real-life situations.

Recognizing the importance of communication, Kaitlyn emphasizes its role in forming meaningful relationships with teachers, parents, and service providers to support students’ well-being and development. She firmly believes that every student is a success story, and her teaching philosophy centers around fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: All Areas, Lower Manhattan, Staten Island, New Jersey
TYPE OF SERVICES: Initial Reading Evaluation, Individualized reading, writing, and math intervention, Multisensory Reading, Executive Functioning
EXPERTISE: Working with students with disabilities and building their executive functioning, improving  phonemic awareness, decoding skills, and comprehension, improving understanding of math concepts using manipulatives and real world connections
AGES: Kindergarten-6th Grade
TEST PREP: Grades 3-5 ELA and Math State Tests

Lynsey W.

M.S. Literacy

Lynsey W.

M.S. Literacy
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Lynsey is an accomplished educator, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education (1-6) from SUNY Cortland and a Masters of Science Degree in Literacy (Birth-6) from SUNY Oneonta. With over 5 years of teaching experience, she has taught first-grade general education and currently excels in a fourth-grade inclusion classroom, where she collaboratively instructs both general and special education students. This diverse teaching environment has exposed her to a broad spectrum of intellectual, emotional, and behavioral disabilities, honing her ability to differentiate and scaffold lessons effectively.

Having taught summer school for the NYC DOE over the last 3 years, focusing on second, third, and sixth grades with an emphasis on literacy and math, Lynsey brings a wealth of experience to her role. Additionally, she has taught a STEM after-school program for 3 years, guiding students in utilizing digital tools and devices for enrichment projects.

Coming from a family of educators, Lynsey is deeply rooted in the teaching profession. She strongly advocates for recognizing and catering to the diverse learning styles of each student. Lynsey integrates hands-on, interactive manipulatives to address educational, emotional, and behavioral goals. Her extensive knowledge of the NYS New Common Core learning standards and training in social-emotional support underscores her commitment to providing a well-rounded education.

In literacy, Lynsey employs a variety of techniques, utilizing visuals, hands-on manipulatives, and digital applications to enhance decoding, spelling, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Recognizing the importance of individualized strategies, she tailors her approach to each student’s unique needs. Lynsey places emphasis on repetition and continuous engagement, employing fun and digital methods for learning mathematical skills such as number lines, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Given her experience in an ICT classroom, Lynsey is adept at addressing attention, behavioral, and emotional learning issues. She prioritizes getting to know each student, understanding their strengths, needs, and areas of improvement. Armed with this understanding, Lynsey provides tailored strategies and materials to achieve each child’s educational and emotional goals. Her proficiency in social-emotional support is evident in her use of digital applications and SEL strategies, creating a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment for her students.

Kara W.

Certified Elementary, Special Education Teacher

Kara W.

Certified Elementary, Special Education Teacher
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Kara is a Certified Elementary and Special Education Teacher, as well as a Dyslexia Practitioner, with a six-year history in the public school setting. She proudly earned her Master’s of Science in Education, specializing in learning and behavior disorders, from CUNY Hunter College.

Certified in the targeted Wilson Reading Program designed for language-based learning disabilities like dyslexia, Kara also boasts training in various other multisensory reading and writing programs. Currently, she serves as a dedicated special education teacher in Westchester County, where she supports students grappling with learning disabilities, executive functioning difficulties, ADHD, and autism. In addition to her teaching role, Kara provides valuable assistance to students preparing for local and state exams.

Beyond the academic realm, Kara finds fulfillment in her family life, cherishing moments with her husband and 1-year-old daughter, Avery. An advocate for holistic well-being, Kara incorporates regular exercise into her routine and actively participates in The Girls on the Run running program, showcasing her commitment to a balanced and vibrant lifestyle.

LOCATION: Westchester/Lower Hudson Valley
TYPE OF SERVICES: individual & group sessions, evaluations, parent consultations, etc.
EXPERTISE: Language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, etc.
AGES: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Daria M.

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education

Daria M.

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Daria is a highly qualified, multi-certified teacher specializing in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2) and Special Education. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hunter College and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Brooklyn College. Additionally, she is fully trained in the Orton Gillingham approach, a multi-sensory method designed for struggling readers and writers.

With nine years of teaching and tutoring experience across various educational settings, Daria has worked with students of diverse abilities and needs, ranging from early intervention to 5th grade. Currently, she serves as a special education teacher in a self-contained classroom setting in a New York City public school in Brooklyn. Her expertise extends to working with children ages 2 – 10, addressing challenges such as ASD, processing delays, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, ODD, and speech/language impairments.

Daria employs a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction, utilizing various programs including the Wilson Reading System, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Ready Gen, SRSD, and Orton Gillingham. Rooted in the belief that all children can and want to learn, Daria shapes her teaching philosophy around creating a safe and inclusive environment. She endeavors to meet students where they are and facilitate their progress through personalized, multi-sensory lessons targeting decoding/encoding, fluency, and reading comprehension. Specializing in phonemic awareness, letter/sound identification, blending sounds, word memory, and writing, Daria is recognized for her patience, kindness, and nurturing demeanor. Understanding the significance of knowing each child as a whole, she values establishing partnerships with families to provide the best possible support for their child’s educational journey.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Marine Park, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individualized reading, writing, and spelling instruction including phonemic awareness, phonics, sight word recognition, fluency, reading comprehension, and decoding/encoding
EXPERTISE: Students with disabilities; Orton Gillingham-based literacy instruction
AGES: Birth – 5th grade

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Lauren is a dedicated educator within the NYC Department of Education, boasting proficiency in five 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 earned her Master’s Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language) from Hunter College in Manhattan and holds a B.A. in Child Study/Mathematics from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn.

Currently serving as an ENL (English as a New Language) teacher in Brooklyn, NY, Lauren specializes in working with English Language Learners, tailoring her instruction to ensure her diverse students comprehend the content effectively.

With a rich background working with students representing 27 different languages and diverse cultures, Lauren excels in small-group guided reading instruction, addressing specific needs of individual students. Recognizing the diversity in learning styles, she incorporates a variety of approaches, including visual, linguistic, and kinesthetic methods. When addressing reading challenges, Lauren employs multi-sensory instruction, utilizing hands-on techniques like play-doh, sand writing, air writing, and magnetic letter tiles to enhance word memory and building. Additionally, she engages students in interactive shared reading experiences.

Lauren is well-versed in various assessments and curriculum, including Teacher’s College, Words Their Way, Fundations, Fountas and Pinnell, Go Math, Metamorphosis Math, and Envisions. She specializes in working with students who struggle with decoding, spelling, and writing, tailoring her approach to build on each student’s current skill level. Lauren brings valuable experience in supporting students with 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

Alexa S.

Masters in Elementary Education; Orton Gillingham Trained and Experienced

Alexa S.

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

Alexa is a dedicated childhood education teacher in a New York City public school located in Brooklyn, bringing her passion for teaching since 2015. She earned her undergraduate education degree with a minor in math from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, followed by a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College. Additionally, she is fully trained in the Orton Gillingham approach, a multi-sensory method designed for struggling readers and writers.

Commencing her teaching journey as a second-grade teacher in a Brooklyn elementary school, Alexa has developed expertise in working with children facing processing delays, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and speech/language impairments. Employing a personalized approach, she differentiates instruction for each student, employing multi-sensory lessons to address challenges in decoding/encoding, fluency, math, reading, and reading comprehension. Specializing in phonemic awareness, letter/sound identification, blending sounds, guided reading, reading comprehension skills, and writing, Alexa is well-equipped to meet the diverse needs of her students.

Over the past four years, Alexa has been teaching in a general education classroom setting, consistently having an ELL (English Language Learner) class each year, catering to students ranging from beginner to advanced proficiency. Within her school, she teaches ReadyGen, Go Math, and Orton Gillingham.

Known for her patience, compassion, and creativity, Alexa is committed to helping each child grow as a reader, writer, and learner in a way that best fits their unique needs.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Park Slope, Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill, Marine Park, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend and Borough Park
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individualized instruction in reading, decoding/encoding (spelling), phonics, reading comprehension, reading fluency, and writing
EXPERTISE: Orton Gillingham, individualized lessons in decoding/encoding, Leveled Literacy Instruction, reading comprehension, writing, and math
AGES: birth through elementary school

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

Natalie H.

Special Educator; Certified ASD Teacher

Natalie H.

Special Educator; Certified ASD Teacher
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Natalie is a highly qualified and New York State licensed Special Educator (Grades 1-6) who is dedicated to enriching the educational experiences of her students. She earned her Masters of Science in Teaching Students with Special Needs and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, both from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College.

Natalie is a certified practitioner of The Spalding Method (K-6), a renowned multi-sensory approach that enhances proficiency in reading, writing, and spelling. Additionally, she holds certification in the Wilson Fundations Program, a phonics-based curriculum designed for young children (K-3).

In her commitment to professional development, Natalie has undertaken comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) training at New York University and through the NYC Department of Education. Acknowledging her expertise, she has been appointed as the lead teacher for the ASD Horizon Program at her public school.

Throughout her career, Natalie has demonstrated a passion for supporting students with diverse needs, including autism, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, speech/language delays, and expressive/receptive language challenges. Her specialization lies in providing targeted reading interventions for struggling readers in grades PreK-5. Natalie’s extensive training, coupled with her dedication to fostering an inclusive learning environment, positions her as a valuable asset in supporting the academic success of her students.

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.
AGES: Prek-5

Lauren T.

Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist

Lauren T.

Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Lauren is an independent literacy/dyslexia tutor and instructor. She has earned the Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy and Language from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is also a CERI/IDA Certified Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist, and a Certified Wilson Reading System instructor. She is well-versed in both Structured Literacy approaches to reading instruction, such as Orton-Gillingham and Wilson, and Structured Linguistic Literacy approaches, which forefront spelling as a pathway to “breaking the code.” She has also trained in The Writing Revolution program. Finally, she is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor, through Mindful Schools and MINDFL.

Lauren specializes in teaching critical literacy skills as well as simple mindfulness activities to ease anxiety, regain focus, and regulate their emotions. Her motto is, “A Calm Mind Is a Mind that Is Ready to Learn.”

Lauren tutors students in grades K through 8 who need help with reading (from decoding to comprehension) and writing (from brainstorming to revision). She has worked successfully with students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, processing issues, executive function deficits, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD. She has also effectively supported students who are twice-exceptional, that is, gifted and also struggling learners. She provides individualized, comprehensive, multisensory, direct instruction with patience and a sense of fun.

Lauren has found that brief, age-appropriate mindfulness activities bring an empowering tool to children who regularly experience frustration due to their different ways of learning and understanding the world. Every session begins and ends with the sound of a small bell and a short practice. Kids love that bell! Lauren’s experience raising her son, who is gifted and also has ADHD, through New York City public schools and other academic settings, has given her a deep appreciation for the great effort that struggling learners put forth every day, and also for the concern that parents harbor about how to help their child. She is a sympathetic guide through the twists and turns, both logistical and emotional, of supporting a differently-learning child. She is also a veteran children’s book editor and a published author of more than 30 children’s books. Among other hobbies, such as watercolor painting, she reads literacy research articles in her spare time. (True!)

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Park Slope, South Slope, Greenwood Heights, and Windsor Terrace; parts of Prospect Heights, Ditmas Park, and Prospect Lefferts Garden. She lives in Windsor Terrace and commutes by e-bike.
TYPES OF SERVICE: Initial informal reading assessment; one-to-one tailored, explicit, direct remediation, including individualized instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, and decoding/encoding strategies; individualized instruction in reading fluency and comprehension instruction; writing instruction, including the recursive process of brainstorming, organizing, writing, revising, editing, and final presentation; contextual grammar instruction.
EXPERTISE: Orton-Gillingham-based literacy interventions. Working with children who have language-based learning disabilities and students with executive function issues and attention difficulties (ADD/ADHD). Strengthening phonics knowledge, improving fluency, teaching comprehension strategies, teaching writing, including expository, narrative, and poetry genres.
AGES: K through 8th grade

David K.

Masters in Special Education. Teaching credential in Multiple Subjects (General Education, Elementary K-6) and Special Education (mild-moderate disabilities). Trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to Literacy.

David K.

Masters in Special Education. Teaching credential in Multiple Subjects (General Education, Elementary K-6) and Special Education (mild-moderate disabilities). Trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to Literacy.
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

David brings a wealth of experience to education, having worked as an elementary school special education teacher in California for four years before transitioning to focus on individualized student support in New York. His dedication spans various age groups, from elementary to teenagers, with a specialization in teaching literacy to students facing challenges like Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, NVLD, and other learning disabilities.

David’s success lies in his ability to tailor instruction to the unique needs of each student. While he has experience teaching full general education classrooms, his favorite practice involves working with small groups of special needs students and conducting one-to-one sessions. Central to his teaching philosophy is the belief that building strong relationships based on mutual trust is a key component of effective education.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, and earned his general education teaching credential at Mills College in Oakland. His pursuit of continuous learning led him to complete his Master’s degree in Special Education at California State University, East Bay.

David’s extensive training encompasses the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy, guided reading, Fountas and Pinnell, Barton and Sonday systems, Do the Math, reading comprehension, Assistive Technology, Executive Function and study skills, functional behavioral assessments, and various instructional practices for teaching English language arts, math, and behavior.

When working with students grappling with reading disabilities, David employs a multi-sensory approach to build a robust foundation in phonics. Subsequently, he guides students to enhance their comprehension skills through reading, questioning, and dialogue. Recognizing the uniqueness of each student, David conducts informal assessments to precisely determine their needs.

In addition to literacy, David provides comprehensive support in writing, covering aspects such as handwriting, spelling, sentence structure, editing, pre-writing planning, paragraph structure, story structure, essay structure, grammar, and the development of complex ideas.

LOCATION: Remote
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual tutoring, small groups (2-5 students), IEP consultation
EXPERTISE: Literacy and writing for students with dyslexia and/or ADHD, Orton-Gillingham, Executive Function, struggling readers, multi-sensory math, making learning fun and rewarding
AGES: Pre-K through 12th grade

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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Reading Specialists and 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

Isabel F.

M.S. Education for General & Special Education, NYS Certified Educator of Childhood General & Special Education

Isabel F.

M.S. Education for General & Special Education, NYS Certified Educator of Childhood General & Special Education
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Isabel is a dedicated and tenured New York State public school educator with a diverse background in teaching various elementary school grades. Her professional certifications include special education, bilingual education (Spanish), and general education. Currently serving as a 1st-grade teacher, Isabel provides special education teacher support services in both English and Spanish. Her educational journey comprises a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo State College, a Masters of Science in Education for general/special education from Pace University, and an additional advanced certificate in bilingual education from CUNY Hunter College.

Isabel is well-versed in teaching the New York Common Core Standards and has received training in various research-based intervention frameworks, programs, and curricula, including Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, Teachers College Reading/Writing, and Fountas and Pinnell. In her teaching and tutoring approach, she places a high emphasis on delivering explicit instruction, employing a multisensory approach, and tailoring lessons to the child’s learning style and interests to ensure engagement and meaningful learning experiences.

With a track record of success, Isabel has effectively taught students with diverse needs, including those with learning disabilities, ADHD/executive functioning difficulties, processing or auditory delays, speech/language impairments, and delays in early literacy behaviors. She recognizes the importance of adapting her teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles, incorporating fun and tangible tools during sessions, and establishing strong partnerships with families to provide optimal support for students. Additionally, Isabel explicitly teaches organizational strategies to help students improve their grades. Her commitment to creating a supportive and engaging learning environment reflects her passion for ensuring the success of every student she works with.

LOCATION: Brooklyn (Red Hook, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Fort Hamilton)
TYPES OF SERVICES: leveled literacy intervention, decoding/encoding, fluency, sight word/vocabulary recognition, reading comprehension, strengthening reading/writing stamina, academic/homework help, informal assessments, Spanish tutoring, math tutoring for grades K-3, third-grade test prep
EXPERTISE: working in the Special Education field, individualized, differentiated, and explicit Orton Gillingham instruction, Wilson Fundations grades K-2, public school framework/curriculum
AGES: Pre-Kindergarten 5th Grade

Darielle P.

B.S. in Childhood Education, Masters in General and Special Education (grades 1-6)

Darielle P.

B.S. in Childhood Education, Masters in General and Special Education (grades 1-6)
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Darielle is an accomplished elementary school Principal within the charter network in NYC, holding NYS certification for grades 1-6 in both General and Special Education. Her academic background includes a B.S. in Childhood Education from SUNY Oneonta and a Masters in General and Special Education (grades 1-6) from Touro College. Darielle is deeply passionate about working with children and providing them with comprehensive support.

Throughout her career, Darielle has taught various grades, including 1st, 2nd, 7th, 9th, and 10th grade, demonstrating her versatility. Her teaching experience spans grades K-7 and 9-12, and she has also tutored elementary students in grades K-6. Darielle has a wealth of experience working with students who have diverse needs, including those with ADHD, autism, and speech and language impairments.

Darielle specializes in assisting students with challenges in decoding/encoding, fluency, reading, reading comprehension, and mathematics. Her focus lies in supporting scholars with phonemic awareness, letter/sound identification, blending sounds, guided reading, reading comprehension skills, and writing. She is trained in Success For All, a literacy program designed to enhance phonemic awareness, and has received extensive training in best practices for guided reading. In the realm of mathematics, Darielle employs a progressive, hands-on approach, fostering critical thinking skills rather than mere memorization of equations. Her dedication to empowering scholars with a holistic understanding of subjects reflects her commitment to nurturing well-rounded and critical thinkers.

LOCATIONS: Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Flatbush.

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.

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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

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.

Location: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
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.

Nicole M.

M.A. in Secondary Education English Teacher Specialization

Nicole M.

M.A. in Secondary Education English Teacher Specialization
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Nicole is a dedicated New York State certified Middle School English Teacher based in Brooklyn, NY, with extensive experience working with diverse students ranging from 5th graders to undergraduate college students. She earned her master’s degree with distinction from CUNY Brooklyn and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Honors from Seton Hall University. Guided by the words of the late educator Rita Pierson, Nicole believes that “every child deserves a champion” and is committed to fostering an inclusive, respectful, and safe learning environment where all students receive an equitable education tailored to their individual needs.

With nearly eight years of teaching experience, Nicole has provided support to students with various learning needs, including autism, ADHD, auditory processing disorders, visual processing disorders, dysgraphia, and struggling readers and writers. She has received training in programs such as Engage NY, Google Apps for Education, and Expeditionary Learning. Nicole is a Level 1 Google Certified Educator, having alpha and beta tested Google Classroom during its inception in 2013. In her classroom, she emphasizes students’ intrinsic motivation, inquiry-based learning, student-centered approaches, technology integration, and an enjoyable learning atmosphere.

Nicole specializes in English Language Arts, NYS English Regents Prep, and standardized test preparation tutoring. Her approach involves individualized instruction with leveled texts, connecting lessons to students’ interests, and assessing progress through data-driven methods. She employs various strategies, including dialogue, text questioning, self-to-text connections, annotation, chunking, and summary, to enhance comprehension and strengthen vocabulary skills.

Additionally, Nicole offers coaching in Public Speaking, tutoring in Drama, and assistance with speech writing. With eight years of experience as a high school Speech and Debate coach, her students have achieved notable successes, winning tournaments and achieving high rankings at prestigious events. Nicole’s own performance as St. Monica in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot was praised by a Broadwayworld critic. Her commitment to student success is evident in the accomplishments of her students, who have gained admission to specialized programs and high schools in the NYC area.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Park Slope, Mill Basin, Sheepshead Bay, Bergen Beach, Marine Park areas/communities
Staten Island: Bay Terrace, West Brighton, Castleton Corners, Old Town, Great Kills, Westerleigh, Historic Richmondtown, Grymes Hill, and Todt Hill areas/communities
TYPE OF SERVICES: Initial reading assessments, individualized reading intervention, and instruction, essay writing assistance, test prep
EXPERTISE: Assessment and intervention for those struggling with reading comprehension and writing
AGES: 6th grade to undergraduate college students

Fotini L.

Master’s Degree in Secondary Education for English

Fotini L.

Master’s Degree in Secondary Education for English
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Fotini holds a Master’s degree in Secondary Education for English and a Bachelor’s degree in English with a Minor in Dance from the College of Staten Island. With certifications in English general education and Special Education, she is dual certified. Over her nine-year tenure with the NYC Department of Education, Fotini initially taught at Franklin D. Roosevelt high school for seven years, gaining experience in self-contained, ICT, ESL, and resource classrooms. Her work included students with emotional disorders, speech and language disorders, ADHD, dyslexia, oppositional defiant disorder, and autism.

Seeking diverse experiences and growth, Fotini transitioned to Dyker Heights Intermediate School, where she has been teaching General Education, ICT, and self-contained ELA, Health, and Drama for grades 6-8 for the past two years.

As an ELA teacher has helped students from grades 6-12 on all levels with decoding, spelling, reading fluency, reading comprehension skills, and writing skills. She has prepared students for the ELA regents for high school students and ELA state exams for Junior high school students. Fotini has been given the opportunity in learning how to become an educator since she was eighteen years old. She has been teaching Dance for ages three to adult at various studios till today. This has helped her learn how to differentiate in many ways based on level, age, personality, interest, and skills. She has an open and unique teaching philosophy in teaching Dance, English, and Special Education from her years of experience. This has enabled her to be creative with her instruction by using visual, auditory, tactical, and kinesthetic learning styles to engage and reach all students. She is always reaching out to be as diverse and creative as possible to engage students. She adapts and adjusts her instruction to individual learning styles. One of Fotini’s strong attributes is her rapport with her students. She is there for them for their education and their social-emotional support.

Christine G.

Handwriting Specialist and an Occupational Therapist

Christine G.

Handwriting Specialist and an Occupational Therapist
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Christine is a dedicated Handwriting Specialist and Occupational Therapist committed to imparting the principles and mechanics of handwriting to children of all ages and learning styles. She earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Long Island University in 2014 and currently serves in the Department of Education in NYC, where she supports students with handwriting, sensory processing, fine motor, and visual perceptual needs.

Proficient in the Handwriting Without Tears program, Christine integrates elements of TV Teacher and the Zaner-Bloser Method to craft personalized learning plans for each student, tailored to their skill level and learning preferences. Drawing from her occupational therapy background, she incorporates sensory modalities to teach pre-writing skills and letter formation in a dynamic and engaging environment, ensuring sustained interest and participation.

Christine focuses on improving children’s pencil grasp by addressing fine motor skills and hand manipulation. Recognizing the impact of posture on learning and handwriting, she emphasizes the importance of good posture, incorporating posture-improving exercises and making seating recommendations as needed during her sessions.

With extensive experience working with children with various learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorder, and visual motor deficits, Christine employs diverse learning techniques to provide necessary adaptations based on individual learning disabilities.

Christine is also well-versed in working with children with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other developmental and intellectual disorders. She is adept at using augmented communication devices with non-verbal children. Trained in the Keyboarding Without Tears program, Christine utilizes various typing programs to teach typing skills to students who may be unable to write or form letters. As children progress, Christine introduces cursive writing, leveraging studies that demonstrate its positive impact on spelling, fluidity, and speed.

Rachel H.

School Psychologist & Reading Specialist

Rachel H.

School Psychologist & Reading Specialist
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Rachel is a dedicated School Psychologist within the New York City Department of Education, holding certification in the Wilson Reading System. Committed to fostering academic, social, and emotional growth in children, she earned a B.S. in Marketing from the Rutgers School of Business and a Master’s in Education with an Advanced Certificate in School Psychology from CUNY Brooklyn College.

In her role as a School Psychologist, Rachel has engaged with a diverse student population in both general and special education at the elementary and middle school levels. Her responsibilities include conducting psycho-educational assessments and providing counseling services. Rachel actively cultivates collaborative relationships, involving children, parents, school staff, and external agencies to maximize students’ potential and create a positive and conducive school environment.

As a reading tutor with Brooklyn Letters, Rachel employs the Wilson (Grade 3 and above) and Fundations (Grades K-2) programs to enhance children’s decoding fluency, comprehension, and spelling skills. Her focus is on establishing a nurturing and supportive learning environment that encourages students to persist and challenge themselves. Rachel tailors lessons to each student’s unique learning style, emphasizing their strengths to create a positive and effective learning experience.

Location: MANHATTAN: All areas; BROOKLYN: Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope
Types of Services: Assessment and intervention for children struggling with decoding, reading comprehension, fluency, and spelling; developing and implementing behavior intervention plans
Expertise: Initial reading assessments, individualized reading and spelling intervention, and instruction

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 holds certifications in General Education and Special Education for birth through sixth grade. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s Degree from Manhattanville College. Alyssa is currently in her fifth year as a Kindergarten Special Education teacher in an Integrated Co-Taught (ICT) class within the NYC DOE. In addition to her experience in Kindergarten, she has also served as a Pre-kindergarten enrichment teacher and taught first and second grade. Alyssa has taken on leadership roles as a Grade Team Lead, where she differentiated lesson plans for diverse learners based on data, and as a New Teacher Coach, guiding new teachers in planning engaging and meaningful lessons. Her diverse experiences include working with English Language Learners, students with autism, ADHD, behavior disorders, speech and language disorders, and other learning differences

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Alyssa holds certifications in General Education and Special Education for birth through sixth grade. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland and her Master’s Degree from Manhattanville College. Alyssa is currently in her fifth year as a Kindergarten Special Education teacher in an Integrated Co-Taught (ICT) class within the NYC DOE. In addition to her experience in Kindergarten, she has also served as a Pre-kindergarten enrichment teacher and taught first and second grade. Alyssa has taken on leadership roles as a Grade Team Lead, where she differentiated lesson plans for diverse learners based on data, and as a New Teacher Coach, guiding new teachers in planning engaging and meaningful lessons. Her diverse experiences include working with English Language Learners, students with autism, ADHD, behavior disorders, speech and language disorders, and other learning differences.

Alyssa is known for her friendly, enthusiastic, and caring approach. She constantly seeks to expand her knowledge to better support her students, emphasizing the importance of leveraging individual learning styles and strengths. Alyssa meticulously tracks students’ data and progress to tailor engaging and hands-on lessons, aspiring to inspire her students to become lifelong learners with 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

Emily B.

Masters in Elementary Inclusive Education (Grades 1-6)

Emily B.

Masters in Elementary Inclusive Education (Grades 1-6)
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Emily graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education. She continued her education at Teachers College, Columbia University, earning a Master’s in Elementary Inclusive Education (Grades 1-6). With seven years of teaching experience in various educational settings, Emily has worked closely with English Language Learners, students with ADD and ADHD, and those in need of support with executive functioning skills. Emily incorporates Teachers College’s Reading and Writing Curriculum into her teaching, focusing on modeling and inquiry-based instruction. She prioritizes establishing positive student-teacher relationships, tailoring instruction to students’ strengths and interests.

Emily’s background includes five years of teaching third grade, providing her with a solid understanding of New York State standards in upper and lower elementary levels. She is proficient in using programs like Go-Math, NY Engage, Envisions, and Everyday Math. Emily’s patient, calm, warm, and enthusiastic demeanor aims to build students’ confidence, encourage risk-taking, and nurture their curiosity and love for learning.

LOCATION: Brooklyn – Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Clinton Hill.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individualized instruction in reading, phonics, reading comprehension, reading fluency, and math. ELL support, support with homework, and test prep for NY State ELA and Math exams.
EXPERTISE: Inquiry-based math remediation, reading comprehension and writing about reading, teaching elaboration and writing organization techniques for expository and narrative writing, homework help, and test prep.
AGES: 1st – 4th Grade

Janeese C.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree in Special Education

Janeese C.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree in Special Education
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Janeese is a dedicated educator with a robust academic background, holding a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Hartford. With over a decade of teaching experience in New York City public schools, Janeese has demonstrated expertise in catering to students of all ages. Her focus on specialized teaching strategies for students with disabilities underscores her commitment to inclusive education.

Currently serving as a fourth-grade special education teacher, Janeese brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has contributed as a scorer for the Common Core New York State math and ELA exams. Her credentials include a school building and district leader license obtained from the College of Saint Rose.

Janeese’s passion for education is deeply rooted in her understanding of diverse learning needs. Growing up in Rockaway Beach, she developed a profound analogy, viewing people as seashells—some more fragile than others, requiring additional care. This realization inspired her to pursue special education as her field of study.

Recognized as the Teacher of the Year by Community Board Three in 2019, Janeese specializes in employing the science of reading to enhance students’ comprehension skills. Her approach to teaching mathematics focuses on instilling lifelong problem-solving skills, utilizing manipulatives, visual aids, and explicit models to guide her pedagogy.

Currently working with students facing emotional disorders, speech and language disorders, dyslexia, executive functioning disorders, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and autism, Janeese prioritizes adapting her instruction to individual learning styles. She leverages multimedia platforms and innovative tools to create a context for deeper understanding, firmly believing in the uniqueness of every child. Her commitment to fostering a caring, inspiring, and engaging atmosphere reflects her belief that positive elementary education is crucial for shaping successful lifelong learners. On her one-year anniversary, Janeese continues to make a lasting impact in the field of education.

LOCATION: Queens/Brooklyn
TYPE OF SERVICES: One-on-one academic support, Group academic support,
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral and Emotional disorders, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Multiple disabilities
AGES: Preschool through Middle School

Clint K.

Master’s in General and Special Education

Clint K.

Master’s in General and Special Education
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Clint is a highly qualified Childhood Education and Students With Disabilities teacher, boasting nearly a decade of invaluable experience in the education sector. He holds a B.S. from Siena College and a Master’s in General and Special Education (grades 1-6) from Touro College, demonstrating his commitment to both foundational and inclusive teaching practices.

Firmly believing in the transformative power of empathy, patience, and meaningful relationships, Clint has served in various roles, including ICT teacher, general education homeroom teacher, and TESOL teacher. His diverse experience extends to working with students facing specific challenges, such as reading, writing, and math learning disabilities, speech and language delays, ADD, ADHD, and general learning disabilities.

Understanding the unique needs of each student, Clint emphasizes personalized education plans tailored to individual differences. His expertise shines in assisting students struggling with decoding/encoding, fluency, reading, and reading comprehension. Clint adeptly supports phonemic awareness, letter/sound identification, blending sounds, guided reading, reading comprehension skills, and writing.

In the realm of mathematics, Clint’s proficiency spans second to fifth-grade curricula. He employs tangible manipulatives and visual aids to enhance students’ problem-solving skills and ensure a robust conceptual understanding of mathematical fundamentals. Clint prioritizes mastery before progressing to more advanced material or strategies, ensuring that each student receives a solid foundation for future academic success.

LOCATION: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
TYPES OF SERVICES: Multisensory Reading Instruction, Multisensory Math Instruction, Formal and Informal Reading Assessments, 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.

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Julia is a highly qualified educator, having earned her Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Special Education (Grades 1-6) from the State University of New York at Fredonia and her M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education (Grades 1-6) from Nazareth College. With a wealth of experience spanning over nine years, Julia has demonstrated her dedication in working with students with ASD, ADHD, processing delays, and learning disabilities. Her diverse teaching background includes roles in general education settings (ages 5-12), special education settings (ages 4-14), and as a literacy specialist (working with ages 4-14).

Throughout her teaching career, Julia has employed a range of programs, including Orton Gillingham, Wilson Fundations Program, Fountas & Pinnell, Reading Street, Wonders, SPIRE, GoMath, and Math Expressions. In her individual reading sessions as a literacy specialist, she conducts comprehensive assessments of decoding, encoding, fluency, and comprehension skills to tailor future sessions to each student’s needs.

Julia adopts a well-balanced approach rooted in the Five Pillars of Reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency) in her teaching philosophy. Individualized math sessions mirror this approach, incorporating manipulatives and hands-on learning techniques for a multi-sensory learning experience.

Beyond academics, Julia is passionate about creating an inclusive environment where students can comfortably celebrate successes, embrace challenges, and cultivate a love for lifelong learning. She recognizes and supports the unique learning styles of each student through individualized instruction, fostering an atmosphere where they can reach their full potential.

Outside the classroom, Julia enjoys activities such as hiking, rock climbing, exploring new neighborhoods in NYC, and reading. Her commitment extends to tutoring and preparing students aged 12-15, including those with disabilities, for their ISEE exams. Julia’s multifaceted expertise and dedication make her a valuable asset in both educational and extracurricular settings.

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
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 comprehension, phonemic awareness, decoding, and encoding skills. Has experience writing and implementing IEP documentation.
AGES: Literacy and Math ages 5-12

Alicia C.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Education

Alicia C.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Education
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Alicia holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Hampshire and brings a wealth of experience as an educator across diverse settings, including public and independent schools, small group tutoring, and personalized 1-on-1 sessions within students’ homes. Her primary focus lies in teaching young children, spanning from toddlers through 3rd grade. Alicia has honed her skills in differentiating instruction, fostering safe learning environments, and assessing and supporting students across all developmental domains.

In her approach to teaching math, Alicia integrates manipulatives like ten frames and double-sided counters. She employs follow-up questions to deepen students’ understanding, and she values discussions on math topics to establish connections between various concepts, enhance retention, and promote reflective thinking (metacognition). Notably, Alicia has utilized programs such as Math in Focus and Bridges in Math.

Alicia’s approach to reading involves multisensory activities that engage sight, hearing, and touch, fostering deeper learning experiences that feel like play for the child. She curates book collections tailored to motivate and inspire each student, aiming to instill a love for reading. Utilizing programs like Wilson/Fundations phonics and Heggerty’s phonemic awareness, Alicia ensures a comprehensive approach to literacy.

Building strong connections with each child, Alicia takes the time to understand their interests, guiding them to build confidence in their skills. She creates an individualized, engaging experience for every child, allowing their curiosity and inquisitive nature to shape the lessons. Prioritizing positive relationships with both families and students, Alicia believes in the innate curiosity and eagerness to learn within every child. Currently teaching at an independent school in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, Alicia specializes in reading, writing, phonics, and math instruction. Her passion for education is evident in her commitment to structuring individualized education plans for students with learning differences, and she finds profound fulfillment in working collaboratively with students and their families.

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

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Evanthia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Pre-K-6) from Brooklyn College and later completed her Master of Science Degree in Special Education at Touro College. With a robust career spanning over 20 years, she has served as both a tutor and an early childhood teacher in various settings, including ICT and Dual Language programs. Her expertise extends to working with children facing challenges such as ADD/ADHD, speech and language impairments, and dyslexia.

Evanthia has undergone comprehensive training in various pedagogical approaches, including the Orton-Gillingham Approach, Wilson Fundations Program, Handwriting Without Tears, SRSD, ReadyGen, and Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She is also proficient in the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment.

Embracing differentiated instruction, Evanthia tailors each lesson to meet the unique needs of individual students. She employs multi-sensory teaching methods to enhance phonemic awareness, letter name/sound identification, decoding/encoding, sight word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. As a patient and nurturing educator, Evanthia is dedicated to fostering growth in reading, writing, and overall learning for every child under her guidance.

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: Orton-Gillingham, decoding/encoding, sight-word recognition, leveled literacy instruction, reading fluency and comprehension, writing, math
EXPERTISE: Orton-Gillingham, reading readiness, decoding/encoding support, improving reading fluency and comprehension, strengthening writing skills
AGES: 3K through elementary school

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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Reading Specialists and 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 and is trained and experienced in the Orton Gillingham method of literacy. 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.

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

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Maribell earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University at Albany, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Education at Hunter College. Discovering her passion for teaching, she pursued a Certificate in Special Education, accumulating years of diverse experiences working with students with varying needs. Her teaching journey includes instructing grades 2-5, both with and without learning differences. For three years, Maribell served as the lead Special Education Classroom Teacher for Second Grade, including two years as a lead in the United Arab Emirates, teaching 62 Third Grade English Language Learners.

Currently, Maribell is a Primary Years Program Educator at a private school in New York City, dedicating two years to fifth-grade PYP teaching. Her expertise extends to implementing the Singapore Math curriculum, with a focus on reading comprehension and mastery-based problem-solving. Beyond mathematics, Maribell is dedicated to fostering overall student growth, centering her teaching approach on the “WHY” within academic and social contexts. She firmly believes that understanding the purpose behind assignments, problems, or situations makes students’ goals achievable.

Maribell’s extensive background also encompasses roles such as Clinical Instructor at an East Harlem Charter School, guiding new educators in modifying lesson plans for students with distinct needs. Additionally, she served as a Grade Team Leader, facilitating language arts curriculum planning. Maribell holds certification for working with students across the spectrum of 13 disability disorders, viewing teaching not just as a job but as a profoundly rewarding and enjoyable daily pursuit.

LOCATION: 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, reading comprehension, writing about reading, Singapore Mathematics, vocabulary, fluency, writing, spelling patterns and word recognition.
LANGUAGES: English and Spanish (fluent, reading, and writing)
AGES: Grades 1 – 6, open to other ages depending on client’s preferences and needs

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Lillian brings twelve years of teaching experience to her role, having taught 5th and 6th-grade ICT for students with mild to moderate disabilities, worked in a 2nd-3rd grade self-contained classroom for students with moderate disabilities, and currently serves as a math and reading interventionist for general education students. Currently serving as the Special Education Liaison and Lead IEP teacher at a public elementary school in Manhattan, Lillian 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.

Believing in the inherent capacity of all students to learn, Lillian emphasizes research-based methods coupled with compassion, understanding, and engaging instructional approaches. She supports students in reading, writing, math skills, and executive functioning strategies, tailoring her methods to each individual through personal connections. In math intervention, Lillian concentrates on developing number sense and fluency through number talks and games while reinforcing conceptual understanding with manipulatives and tools. In literacy, she focuses on building strong phonics and phonological awareness through multisensory approaches to enhance decoding and encoding abilities. Recognizing the importance of self-perception in learning challenges, Lillian also prioritizes building student self-confidence and advocacy.

Lillian has extensive experience working with students facing diverse learning challenges, including Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD/ADD, executive functioning needs, ASD, dyscalculia, and other learning issues. She is proficient in Fundations, TC Reading and Writing Workshop, Heggerty, SPIRE, and other literacy programs. In math, she participated in the Algebra For All NYC initiative and possesses proficiency with EngageNY and Metamorphosis strategies.

Outside of her professional commitments, Lillian enjoys reading, attending concerts, indulging in prestige TV, and gardening. Originally from Maine, she now resides 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

Jennifer P.

M.S. ED., NYS Certified Childhood General (Grades 1-6), English as New Language (Grades K-12)

Jennifer P.

M.S. ED., NYS Certified Childhood General (Grades 1-6), English as New Language (Grades K-12)
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Jennifer holds dual certification in general education and English as a New Language (ENL), boasting a decade of teaching expertise. Her professional journey encompasses various educational settings, including general education, English as a New Language, integrated co-teaching (ICT) classrooms, and specialized work with students on the autism spectrum. Proficient in instructional methodologies such as Fundations, Zoo-Phonica, and Fountas and Pinnell, Jennifer is committed to providing a comprehensive and inclusive education. Jennifer is a Hofstra University alumna, holding a Master’s Degree in Childhood Education (Grade 1-6) and an Advanced Certificate in English as a New Language (ENL). She earned her bachelor’s degree from Hunter College in New York and maintains professional teaching certificates for both Childhood Education and ENL.

Her instructional approach is characterized by the implementation of multisensory-based teaching modalities. Jennifer adeptly covers areas such as phonics, phonological awareness, letter/sound identification, decoding/encoding, fluency, reading comprehension, and writing. A focal point of her teaching philosophy is guiding students through the identification and manipulation of phonemes. Emphasizing fundamental decoding skills, Jennifer believes this foundation enhances word reading, text comprehension, and spelling.

As an ENL teacher, Jennifer employs scaffolding techniques, incorporating visuals, word banks, sentence starters, and sentence frames to effectively deliver content. She aligns grade-level standards with each student’s unique needs and skillfully implements Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. Jennifer excels in working with students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, tailoring her approach to identify individual preferences and utilizing positive reinforcement to teach specific skills. Her commitment to personalized, inclusive education underscores her dedication to the success and development of every student in her care.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Park Slope, Bensonhurst and Sunset Park
TYPE OF SERVICES: Initial, Medial, and Final informal reading and writing assessments, Extra support with Homework Help, Administration and Analyze of formal and informal Reading Assessments for individual students and groups (2-3 students), teach English as a second language and ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), Leveled Literacy Instruction (Fountas and Pinnell).
EXPERTISE: Working with children who have difficulty with phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, encoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing (composition and handwriting), homework help and building positive study habits. Jennifer can also work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and using the ABA methodology. She is also a fluent speaker in conversational Cantonese.
AGES: Kindergarten through 3
rd 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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Brianne is a dynamic and empathetic educator with a wealth of experience. Holding degrees in Childhood Education, Special Education, and Literature, she has also earned a Master’s Degree in Literacy. With a decade of teaching in New York City, Brianne has been dedicated to special education, working in both integrated co-teaching and self-contained settings for grades 2-5.

In her work with diverse learners, Brianne has honed skills, strategies, and tools to ensure that students at all readiness levels can access content. She excels in connecting with students who have learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, anxiety, behavior disorders, and dyslexia. Brianne is a specialist in creating accessible entry points for all students by implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies and tools.

Brianne places a strong emphasis on building robust relationships with students, fostering organic connections to learning to make education a personal investment for each individual. As a lifelong reader, she enjoys pairing readers with their new favorite books and dispelling the myth that Math is any less exciting. Parents and students alike have expressed anticipation for sessions with Brianne, appreciating her engaging and effective tutoring style. One parent noted, “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.”

With training in Wilson, Fountas & Pinnell, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and Reading Rescue, as well as experience with Orton Gillingham and supplemental reading strategies, Brianne’s literacy instruction encompasses decoding strategies, phonological and phonemic awareness, spelling, fluency, and reading comprehension. Her passion for literacy extends to helping students create and solve real-life math problems, emphasizing the fun in foundational math skills.

Believing in play for all ages, Brianne incorporates math games focused on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, making abstract concepts like decimals and fractions accessible for all students. Through engaging games, students not only deepen their mathematical understanding but also develop a love for learning.

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

Taneeka J.

MS School Leadership and Administration

Taneeka J.

MS School Leadership and Administration
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Taneeka earned her master’s degree in School Leadership & Administration from Touro College. With an impressive 23-year teaching career within the New York City Department of Education, she has taught grades Kindergarten through 8th grade, specializing in phonics, English Language Arts, and mathematics. Taneeka serves as both a lead teacher and classroom teacher, leveraging extensive training in phonics and mathematics. As a lead teacher, she employs data-driven strategies, implements best practices, and scrutinizes student data to enhance teacher and student growth.

In her additional role, Taneeka fosters collaborative work among teachers, developing monthly unit plans in phonics, reading, writing, and mathematics. She ensures alignment with The Next Generation Standards, showcasing her commitment to maintaining a high-quality curriculum. Taneeka excels in working with struggling students, using engaging methods to elevate learning outcomes. Witnessing students reach their goals is what fulfills her the most.

LOCATION: Queens, Nassau County, Brooklyn: East New York, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Flatbush, Clinton Hill,
TYPES OF SERVICES: Multisensory  Reading Instruction, Administration and Interpretation of formal and informal Reading and Math Assessments, Math Instruction and Remediation, Executive Functioning, Study Skills, and Common Core Homework Help.
EXPERTISE: Taneeka has experience working with children who have difficulty decoding (reading words correctly) including those with dyslexia, reading fluently, spelling difficulties, reading comprehension, expository and narrative writing instruction. She also has expertise providing grade level and remedial math instruction, homework help,
common core tutoring, building executive functions.
AGES: Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Jessica T.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Education

Jessica T.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Education
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Jessica is a dedicated elementary school teacher with three years of teaching experience in Ireland, covering 4th grade, 1st grade, and special education. For the past two years, she has been teaching 2nd grade in a New York City school. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University College of Cork, Ireland, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Limerick, Ireland. With a focus on assessing children’s learning styles and needs, she strives to find the best approaches to boost their grades and confidence. Jessica employs various suitable teaching strategies and resources to cater to individual needs, creating a positive and safe learning environment. Passionate about education, Jessica utilizes technology, visual aids, games, inquiry-based activities, manipulatives, and graphic organizers to ensure children’s understanding. With four years of experience tutoring children individually and in small groups, ranging in ages from 5 to 12 years old, Jessica provides support for students struggling with mathematics, reading, and writing.

Jessica excels in test preparation and provides study skills to help children succeed. Her instructional expertise spans phonics, phonological awareness, reading comprehension, fluency, decoding, and elementary mathematical skills. She is trained in Fundations, Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention, and Jolly Phonics. Jessica brings extensive experience working with children facing various needs, including anxiety, ADHD, autism, Down syndrome, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and children for whom English is an additional language. Fluent in Gaelic, she offers tutoring to children interested in learning the Irish language.

Beyond the classroom, Jessica’s passion for education extends to volunteering with various children’s groups, such as The Ronald McDonald House and Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. With nine years of experience as a youth club leader, she has built strong relationships with both children and parents, creating a fun learning experience for the children she serves.

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.

Shamica B.

Master’s degree in special education and Master’s degree in Business Management

Shamica B.

Master’s degree in special education and Master’s degree in Business Management
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Shamica holds a Master’s degree in special education from CUNY Brooklyn College and has accumulated five years of teaching experience across various age groups in NYC public schools. Alongside her specialization in teaching strategies for students with disabilities, Shamica currently serves as a second-grade special education teacher. Her commitment to education is further highlighted by her Master’s degree in Business Management from Long Island University.

Understanding the diverse learning needs of children, Shamica is an active member of her school’s instructional leadership team, allowing her to identify and address areas where students may face challenges.

Originally from Guyana, Shamica’s upbringing instilled in her the belief that she needed to be the change she wanted to see. This realization led her to pursue a career in special education. Shamica’s instructional focus lies in using the science of reading to enhance students’ comprehension and fostering a love for mathematics by imparting lifelong problem-solving skills.

Shamica employs a variety of teaching tools, including manipulatives, visual aids, and explicit models, to guide her pedagogy. Working with students exhibiting a range of challenges such as emotional disorders, speech and language disorders, dyslexia, executive functioning disorders, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and autism, Shamica prioritizes adapting and adjusting her instruction to individual learning styles. She leverages multimedia platforms and innovative tools to create a context for deeper understanding.

Embodying the belief that every child is unique and deserving of a caring, inspiring, and engaging atmosphere, Shamica emphasizes the importance of positive elementary education in fostering successful life-long learners. Her dedication to creating an environment that nurtures emotional, intellectual, and social growth reflects her profound passion for education.

LOCATION: Queens/Brooklyn
TYPE OF SERVICES: One on one academic support, Group academic support,
EXPERTISE: Speech-language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral and Emotional disorders, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Multiple disabilities
AGES: Preschool through Elementary

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Jana Ulanoff is an accomplished educator with a B.A. in English Literature and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an M.A. in TESOL from Hunter College. Her time at Hunter College allowed her to refine her skills in developing multisensory instructional methods and social-emotional skill-building practices. Jana is dedicated to forming authentic connections and creating nurturing spaces where students can comfortably grow and learn.

Having worked in both public and private educational sectors, Jana brings a unique 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 career, she has championed accessibility and acquisition by tailoring the curriculum to the differing proficiencies of her English Language Learners (ELLs).

Jana’s commitment to tailored education and connecting with her students led her to private tutoring, where she has thrived for over 5 years. She has experience working with students facing various learning differences, including challenges in math, reading, writing, attention, social-emotional and behavioral skills, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and Executive Functioning Disorder. Currently, Jana excels in remediating 4th and 5th graders with dyscalculia, employing playful yet strategic multisensory exercises using manipulatives, color-coding, base ten blocks, and 100s charts. Her dedication is evident in her ongoing dyscalculia research to enhance support for her students.

Jana’s tutoring experience extends to neurotypical students aged 4 to 11. From preparing preschoolers for kindergarten interviews to working with upper elementary students, she employs multisensory reading and writing techniques, such as Orton-Gillingham and Handwriting Without Tears. For math, she utilizes real-world examples via manipulatives like math-link cubes to make content more accessible and meaningful.

Beyond traditional education, Jana has taught ELL adult students at Brooklyn College, fostering learning through interactive, role-playing activities based on everyday life skills.

Jana’s teaching methods are built on positive reinforcement and interactive exercises to promote whole-child education. She firmly believes in unlocking the untapped potential within every student, igniting their passions through a mix of research-based tools and personalized strategies. As an advocate for her students, Jana also serves as a transparent and supportive partner to the families she works with.

Outside of her educational pursuits, Jana enjoys engaging her mind with reading and puzzles, exploring NYC with friends, going on walks, baking, and spending time 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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Christopher is an accomplished educator with a Bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Special Education and Literacy from The State University of New York at Albany. Certified as a Literacy Specialist, Special Education Teacher, and General Education Teacher in New York State, Christopher has dedicated twelve years to teaching students in grades K-5 within New York City Public Schools. His roles have included Schoolwide Literacy Specialist, Special Education and Movement Teacher, and extensive experience in tutoring students of all ages.

In the realm of Special Education, Christopher excels in developing specialized instruction, conducting professional development seminars for fellow educators, and employing an individualized approach to learning. He embraces asset-based, social-emotional, and growth-mindset methodologies that recognize and amplify each student’s strengths and interests. Christopher fosters purposeful goal-setting, emphasizing tools and resources to achieve them, while instilling patience, self-regulation, confidence-building, and essential executive functioning skills.

With a decade of expertise in preparing students for New York State standardized exams and a deep understanding of various programs, including the Wilson Reading System, Fundations, Fountas and Pinnell, SMILE, and current ELA and math curriculum, Christopher ensures a supportive learning environment. Beyond the classroom, he serves as a Teacher Leader for a national nonprofit, integrating music and visual art into English Language Arts, Math, and Social-Emotional learning. In his free 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)

Taryn T.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Special Education

Taryn T.

Master’s Degree in Elementary Special Education
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Taryn’s passion for supporting children with learning differences was ignited during her own struggle with learning at a young age. Inspired by stories of famous individuals overcoming similar challenges, she dedicated her career to making a difference. Taryn began her journey by volunteering at YAI, an organization for children and young adults with developmental disabilities, a commitment she continued for many years.

A graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in Communications and French, Taryn earned recognition as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with highest honors. Her academic achievements were further acknowledged when she was named a winner of the “Who’s Who Among American Teachers 2007.” Taryn holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Special Education from New York University and is trained in The Orton Gillingham Approach, a multisensory method for teaching literacy, as well as The Judith Hochman method of writing. With extensive experience working with children with dyslexia and behavioral needs, Taryn has become a dedicated advocate for their educational success.

Over the past 23 years, Taryn has held various roles, including reading specialist, headteacher in self-contained 3rd and 4th-grade classes, headteacher in an ICT 4th and 5th-grade classroom, and over 10 years as an elementary school teacher in a private school for children with learning differences. In addition, she has successfully run a tutoring practice for children aged 4 through 12 with various learning needs, including dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning delays, and behavioral concerns. Taryn’s outstanding teaching work has earned her numerous accolades over the years.

Central to Taryn’s approach is a focus on a child’s self-esteem, teaching them at their own educational and developmental level. She firmly believes that a child’s self-confidence is pivotal to their learning journey. Taryn advocates that every child can succeed when provided with the right tools and nurtured with multi-sensory techniques. Embracing child-centered education, she employs techniques that support students both academically and emotionally. Taryn collaborates closely with the entire team, both professionally and within families, ensuring a holistic and effective approach.

Whether working one-on-one with children at home or school or collaborating with teachers to adapt instruction, Taryn’s personal experience as a mother to three boys with diverse learning and behavioral needs enhances her understanding of individual differences. Her dedication extends beyond her professional life, as she is passionate about her family, cherishing time with friends, and helping children reach their full potential.

Location: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope
Manhattan: lower Manhattan
Type of Services: individual, small group (2-3 children)
Expertise: Orton Gillingham, ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Training
Ages: 4 to 12 years old

Jurga C.

Special Education Teacher, Certified Orton-Gillingham Literacy Specialist

Jurga C.

Special Education Teacher, Certified Orton-Gillingham Literacy Specialist
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Jurga brings over a decade of experience as an early childhood special education teacher, specializing in various roles such as SEIT, Early Intervention teacher, reading specialist, and special education teacher. Trained in Orton-Gillingham and well-versed in curricula like Wilson Fundations, Eureka Math, Go Math, and Teachers College’s reading and writing, Jurga tailors her approach to meet the needs of students with speech and language disabilities, autism, ADHD, dyscalculia, and other learning challenges.

With a keen understanding of diverse learning needs, Jurga employs a range of approaches, using literacy or math games to make learning enjoyable. Her expertise lies in selecting activities that match each student’s functional level, progressing from basic to more complex skills. Jurga’s commitment to making learning fun and meaningful underscores her dedication to supporting students in their educational journey.

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

Gabrielle D.

Masters in Special Education, Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Gabrielle D.

Masters in Special Education, Kindergarten – 2nd grade
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Gabrielle earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island, laying the foundation for her effective and impactful approach to education. Building on this, she pursued a master’s degree in Special Education at New York University, further honing her skills in delivering quality education.

Throughout her career, Gabrielle has been dedicated to teaching first grade in a DOE public school, gaining valuable experience with students ranging from Kindergarten to 2nd grade. Additionally, she has actively contributed to various after-school programs, enriching the educational experience for her students.

In her role as a tutor, Gabrielle specializes in essential areas such as phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, fluency, reading comprehension, and elementary math. Her expertise lies in making the learning process more accessible for students with specific needs. Trained in the Wilson method of literacy, Gabrielle has successfully implemented this evidence-based program in both whole group and small group settings, providing targeted intervention for students.

Gabrielle excels in explaining math concepts clearly and concisely. She goes beyond traditional teaching methods by helping students develop a strong sense of numbers and offering culturally relevant word problems to enhance understanding.

Employing a multi-sensory approach to math, Gabrielle provides students with tools like manipulatives, counters, and ten frames. Her familiarity with various math curriculums, including Engage NY, Envisions, and Illustrative Math, allows her to tailor instruction to meet the diverse needs of her students.

As both a teacher and tutor, Gabrielle is committed to customizing education for each student, ensuring a tailored approach that addresses individual needs. Her dedication and passion shine through in her role, where she consistently strives to create well-rounded educational experiences for young learners. Gabrielle’s strong commitment to helping all students learn and succeed is evident in her approach and impact.

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Zachary is a seasoned 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. Additionally, he possesses a NYS Professional teaching certificate in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and a school building leader license.

With a background in teaching first and second grades, Zachary has transitioned to a school leader role, bringing with him extensive expertise in the Science of Reading, foundational skills in early literacy, and math. Over the years, he has consistently demonstrated the ability to make significant improvements in student achievement, particularly for those facing challenges. Zach is well-versed in various curricula, including Success For All (phonics), Reading Mastery (phonics), Great Minds/Eureka Math, Math In Focus, Singapore Math, and Cognitively Guided Instruction. He is trained in the University of Chicago’s STEP Assessment and Fountas and Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System.

Zachary fosters a trusting environment that encourages students to take risks and apply their learning. His strength-based approach builds upon the existing capabilities of students. With extensive experience working with children with exceptionalities and neurotypical learners, Zach employs a variety of research-based strategies, hands-on activities, and direct instruction to support each learner. This includes diverse phonics practices focused on decoding/encoding and comprehensive approaches to numeracy, cardinality, and understanding how numbers work in math.

Beyond K-2, Zachary has experience working with upper elementary school students (3rd and 4th grades), preparing them for NYS assessments in both ELA and Math. In addition to coaching students on test-taking strategies, Zach places a strong emphasis on comprehension, ensuring a well-rounded and effective educational experience for his students.

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

Nicole F.

M.S ED, NYS Certified Early Childhood and Special Education

Nicole F.

M.S ED, NYS Certified Early Childhood and Special Education
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

For over two decades, Nicole has found immense joy in working with children, and her commitment to their growth remains unwavering. In 1998, she embarked on her journey into education as an assistant teacher for students with learning differences while pursuing a degree in psychology at Hunter College. Today, Nicole’s dedication to teaching and supporting children remains as strong as ever.

Nicole holds a Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education (Dual Certification) from Touro College (May 2007) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College. She further enhanced her expertise through a Post Graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology. Currently, Nicole is in the process of preparing for the BCBA national exam to become a Licensed Behavior Analyst. Her recent training includes certification from the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), where she gained the skills to serve as an ADHD and Executive Functioning Coach for both children and adults. As a mother of two children with executive functioning deficits, Nicole’s ADHD coach training has not only strengthened her effectiveness as a teacher but also enriched her understanding and compassion as a parent.

Nicole’s diverse professional background encompasses roles as a Teacher (Classroom, SETSS, SEIT), Supervisor, Behavior Specialist, Consultant, Parent Trainer, and ADHD Coach. She has provided remediation to individuals ranging from birth to young adults in both public and private sectors. Nicole has worked with students facing challenges such as reading, writing, and math disabilities, Autism Spectrum, ADHD, EF Disorders, significant behavior issues, and speech and language delays. Notably, her exceptional skill lies in customizing school curriculums to suit the unique needs and challenges of her clients.

Employing a multisensory approach, Nicole tailors her teaching methods to each learner by integrating approaches like Orton Gillingham, the Hochman Method of writing, and behavioral methods through Applied Behavior Analysis to address maladaptive behaviors and enhance positive ones. Creating a safe and nurturing space is at the core of Nicole’s approach, fostering an environment where students can thrive and build trust.

Nicole’s passion revolves around equipping her students with the essential skills needed for success, drawing from the wealth of resources, skills, and knowledge she has acquired throughout her teaching journey.

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Martha is a seasoned educator with a wealth of experience spanning 16 years, 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.

Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University, Martha has laid a robust foundation for effective teaching. Committed to inclusive education, she earned a Master’s in Special Education from the University of Michigan – Dearborn, accompanied by a Certificate in Special Education from DePaul University. As a licensed teacher in Illinois, Martha stays at the forefront of educational practices.

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

Presently, 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 traversed various educational landscapes, working with children at all elementary grade levels (K-5) in schools in Chicago, NYC, and internationally in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil.

Martha is 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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Sophia is an enthusiastic, goal-oriented teacher, dedicated to helping your child fall in love with learning. A New York State certified teacher with a master’s in Elementary education and certification in Special Education from Relay School of Education, Sophia earned her bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University, where she studied government. Currently a first-grade teacher for the New York Department of Education, Sophia previously taught third grade in an ICT homeroom and second-grade science at Zeta Charter Schools from 2021-2023.

Having struggled with engagement as a student, Sophia takes pride in making learning fun and exciting. She believes in a whole-child approach to learning, emphasizing that students require confidence, joy, and trust to be academically successful. Sophia is passionate about building trusting relationships with students and parents, bringing her vibrant presence from the performing arts to the classroom and tutoring sessions.

Sophia’s experience spans diverse learners, including English Language learners, students with various learning disabilities, and general education students. In her ICT classroom, Sophia creates and implements targeted instruction across academic components to meet the needs of her diverse students.

Utilizing a multisensory approach to phonics, reading, writing, and math, Sophia employs decodable texts, sand, sound boxes, foam letters, magnets, base ten blocks, ten frames, foam chips, whiteboards, and number lines. She emphasizes explicit, individualized instruction, making learning “sticky” for her students.

Highly organized, trustworthy, approachable, and detail-oriented, Sophia’s interests extend beyond teaching to activities like running on the West Side Highway, petting every dog she sees, and exploring the best restaurants in the city. An ex-Bostonian who has fallen in love with New York, Sophia brings a dynamic and engaging energy to her teaching approach.

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

Mariel G.

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education

Mariel G.

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Mariel is a special education teacher with over ten years of experience working with young children. She graduated from Hartwick College in 2010 with degrees in Music Education and German and then spent three years working at the Henry Viscardi School where she was responsible for creating and distributing augmentative communication options for children with varying physical and cognitive disabilities. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Brooklyn College and, subsequently, earned a post-master’s Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education from Queens College in 2016.

Mariel has worked in both public and private schools throughout her career and has spent the past five years working as a Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT), special instructor, and ABA therapist for children five years old and younger. Mariel teaches children with autism, expressive language delays, and behavioral challenges in New York City. She is a strong advocate for helping all of her students reach their optimum potential and believes in collaborating with parents, school staff, and colleagues in an effort to provide the best environment and interventions to help children have a positive educational experience.

In her work with each child, Mariel employs the use of prompts, errorless learning strategies, and visual cues to help children achieve independence in the classroom and home environments. Mariel uses basic sign language and prompts to help students engage with both adults and peers so that they can effectively communicate their needs and frustrations. With extensive experience in applied behavior analysis (ABA), Mariel is skilled in developing programs and strategies within the child’s natural environment to help them overcome social challenges, reduce inappropriate behaviors, and engage in classroom and family activities.

TYPES OF SERVICES: Special Instruction (SI), SEIT & SETSS; individual and small group (2-3 children)
EXPERTISE: Autism Spectrum Disorder & Speech-language delays
AGES: Birth- 5 years old

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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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

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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Reading Specialists and 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

Ashley M.

Master’s Degree in Humanities and Elementary Education, Literacy Specialist,  Associates in Orton-Gillingham

Ashley M.

Master’s Degree in Humanities and Elementary Education, Literacy Specialist,  Associates in Orton-Gillingham
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Ashley is a highly skilled literacy specialist who possesses extensive experience in providing personalized tutoring to students across a wide age range, from 1st grade to 8th grade, and with diverse neurodiversity profiles, although this isn’t a prerequisite for her services. She excels in fostering a supportive and enjoyable learning environment where students feel empowered to take risks, learn from mistakes, and progress.

With a degree in Humanities and Elementary Education from the University of Colorado, Ashley has a strong foundation in educational theory and practice. To further enhance her ability to support neurodiverse learners, she pursued additional training, earning her Associates in Orton-Gillingham, a specialized approach to literacy instruction for individuals with dyslexia. This training has equipped her with valuable strategies to address the unique needs of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, ASD, ODD, anxiety, and executive function deficits.

Drawing from her passion for neuroscience, Ashley incorporates insights from experts like Dan Siegel into her teaching methodology. She is committed to helping students understand and manage their stress responses, fostering a sense of safety and regulation in the learning environment. By utilizing multisensory techniques tailored to each student’s learning style, Ashley facilitates the development of deep neurological connections that enhance comprehension and retention of material.

Before commencing tutoring sessions, Ashley conducts comprehensive assessments to identify each student’s strengths and areas for growth across various literacy domains, including phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and handwriting. This individualized approach ensures that instruction is precisely targeted to meet the needs of each learner, maximizing their progress and success.

Through her structured, engaging, and challenging lessons, Ashley empowers students to build confidence in their abilities and develop essential literacy skills. By prioritizing a student-centered approach and fostering a collaborative learning partnership, Ashley creates a supportive atmosphere where students can thrive academically and personally.

LOCATION: Online or in-person at the Brooklyn Public Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza
TYPES OF SERVICE: Assessments and literacy instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach individual or small group (2-3 students)
EXPERTISE: Phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, vocabulary, morphology, reading comprehension, handwriting, and paragraph/essay writing
AGES: K-8th grade

Omolade O.

M.S. in Teaching, Certified Special Education and Generalist teacher, Certified in High School Social Studies, TEFL Certified

Omolade O.

M.S. in Teaching, Certified Special Education and Generalist teacher, Certified in High School Social Studies, TEFL Certified
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Reading Specialists and Tutors, Brooklyn Letters

Omolade is a dynamic and committed educational leader with an extensive background in both instructional and leadership roles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master of Science in Teaching from Pace University, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership from SUNY Stony Brook. She is certified in New York State as a Special Education and Generalist teacher, working with students in grades 5 – 9; certified in High School Social Studies in New Jersey and TEFL certified.

Omolade has worked in public and private schools, teaching students of all ages and abilities. She specializes in Math and ELA and has worked as a Learning Specialist Coordinator/Math Learning Specialist at KIPP NJ, where she pioneered math assessment accommodations in standardized test prep for students with disabilities.

She also taught math at PS 36 in Brooklyn, grades 4 – 8, GED preparatory math and Algebra I. She has also taught Biology at Maple Leaf Educational Systems in China and served as an Assistant Principal of Special Education at Harlem Village Academies and Uncommon Schools in New York City. Omolade’s pedagogical philosophy is student-centered, and she believes in tailoring instruction to meet the unique needs of each learner.

She is experienced in working with students who have a variety of learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, ADD, and executive functioning disorders. She is committed to creating a supportive learning environment where students feel safe to take risks and learn from their mistakes. Omolade enjoys developing innovative programming, mentoring and coaching teachers, and providing in-class support. When she is not teaching, she enjoys traveling and writing poetry.

TYPES OF SERVICES: 1:1, SETSS and small group
EXPERTISE: Learning Disabilities and Autism
AGE: 8 – 17

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