Tutors

 

Meet Some of Our Tutors:

 

Evan received a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from Columbia University. Since 2002, Evan has taught homework help for after school programs, and privately, in subjects ranging from elementary school basic math through high school calculus, to history, biology, chemistry, and physics, to essay writing, studying techniques, exam preparation, and organization. He has worked with a plethora of students in ISEE, ACT, SSAT, SHSAT, TACHS, and SAT preparation, as well as developed his own material and lateral thinking training to push students to new levels of achievement in their work. Evan is also an actor, improviser, producer, screenwriter/playwright, and tech entrepreneur. Evan specializes in: math through calculus, physics, chemistry, biology, English, and all standardized tests.

 

risaRisa graduated from Brown University in 2004 with a degree in Visual Art.  She has a strong background in math and science, and was admitted to Brown as part of the 8-year Program in Liberal Medical Education.  During her undergraduate years, she worked as a research assistant, publishing papers on scoliosis classification systems and designing instrumentation for spine surgery.  Eventually, she discovered her love for art, and went on to New York University to earn her Master of Fine Arts in 2006.  She tutors the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, TACHS, and math through calculus, physics, and chemistry. In addition to tutoring, she currently works as an interactive sculpture/installation artist, applying trigonometry and physics to practical applications on a regular basis.

 

SashaBan_1Sasha is a biology and earth science tutor who has been studying, teaching, and being fascinated by biology for over 15 years! She majored in biology at Barnard College, where she had the opportunity to TA a number of biology courses, and discovered that she really enjoyed the challenge of helping fellow students understand complex scientific concepts. This led her to pursue an MA in secondary science education at Teachers College of Columbia University, and to subsequently find a teaching job at her high school alma mater (Princeton High School, in Princeton, NJ), where she taught introductory and advanced biology courses. After a few years of teaching, she pursued an MBA at UCLA, with the intention of making a larger-scale impact in education. Presently, when not tutoring, she manages the New York City Department of Education's portfolio of citywide science programs, working with teachers, principals, and scientific institutions around city to create opportunities for students to experience and learn science in engaging and experiential settings.

JenVogelJennifer graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English, having also completed graduate level study in Latin and won awards in the Classics.  She has a J.D. from Washington University School of Law and an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, where she served as a teaching assistant. Additionally, Jennifer has an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  Jen is able to leverage this professional experience--and the standardized tests that her studies required--to guide students in any field and in any area from the humanities to mathematics.  She tutors all subjects to students K-8, including organizational and study skills; specializes in the Humanities and organizational skills for high school and college students; and tutors law and business law to college, business, and law students.  In addition, she has experience tutoring a number of standardized tests including the SAT I and SAT IIs, as well as ELA/State Math, Regents, ISEE, SSAT, TACHS, and SHSAT tests. In addition, she is a master at helping students create and polish their essays for high school, college, and graduate school applications (including medical school applications). Current students and parents praise her patience, dedication, and tireless insistence on students' reaching their full potential.  When she is not tutoring, she lawyers for a small startup.

"She is terrific and we will call her again if the need arises!" -SAT student's parent

ZoeSarnakZoe graduated *magna cum laude* and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard in 2009 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She worked for 3 years in the Sodroski Lab at Harvard Medical School, writing a thesis on HIV's interaction with host cell protein Trim5alpha. Zoe is a playwright and composer; she has several full-length musicals in development and plays concerts throughout New York. She is an experienced tutor in biology, chemistry, geometry, algebra (I and II), calculus, and SATs.

"Greg proved a terrific help to my son as he prepared for his SATs. Greg demonstrated the necessary expertise in all of the sections and developed a study program that suited my son's particular needs. Most importantly, he was always positive and encouraging."

- Parent of a Collegiate School student

JonathanLJonathan lived in Bordeaux and in Paris, France for 9 years while pursuing his graduate university degrees. He has earned a DEA (MPhil., or PhD ABD equivalent) diploma from the Sorbonne in Literature, and a maîtrise from the University of Bordeaux III. He has taught English to elementary (age 7-11, Ecoles de St. Médard en Jalles, Corbiac, Gajac, and St. Aubin de Médoc), graduate, and undergraduate students (Universities of Bordeaux I & III). He is a native of San Diego, CA, and received his B.A. in Literature from the University of California at San Diego. Jon is a passionate cook and wine enthusiast, and is seldom seen without a smile on his face. Jonathan specializes in: French, English.

MirandaMiranda honed her nursery, Pre-K, and ongoing school admissions skills far beyond the halls of Nursery University. Specializing in counseling, application process support, and application attainment aid, Miranda has helped students gain admission to, among others, Caedmon, Park Avenue Christian, Christ Church Day School, and Church of Epiphany. She has helped parents with the nursery school application request process and has a 100% attainment rate of applications. Such schools include, but are not limited to, All Souls School, The Cathedral School, Epiphany Nursery School, Garden School of NY, International Preschools, Madison Avenue Presbyterian, Rhinelander Children's Center, York Avenue Preschool, and many more. Miranda specializes in New York City and Los Angeles school admissions.

 

Danielle [coming soon]

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