Paul Baly brings Prep Academy Tutors to Manhattan, NY

We are thrilled to announce Paul Baly as our newest partner at Prep Academy Tutors in downtown Manhattan!

With years of experience in the education industry, Paul comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in helping students achieve their academic goals. He deeply understands the unique challenges that students face in today’s fast-paced world and has developed innovative teaching methods to help them succeed.

Prep Academy Tutors is committed to providing our students with the highest quality tutoring services at Prep Academy Tutors. Every student has the potential to succeed, and we are dedicated to helping them unlock their full potential. With Paul on board, we are confident that we can better support our students.

Paul’s passion for education and commitment to helping students succeed make him a perfect fit for our team. We are excited to have him on board and look forward to working with him to help our students achieve their academic goals.

If you or someone you know requires tutoring services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to discuss how we can help you achieve your academic goals. With the addition of Paul to our team, we are more committed than ever to providing our students with the best possible support and guidance.

To learn more, contact Paul directly at or call 347.503.0444.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Prep Academy Tutors is Open for Business in New York

Prep Academy Tutors is proud to announce that we have teamed up with partners Vanessa O’Friel and Sarah Loader to offer in-home and online tutoring in Westchester County and across New York. 

The new franchise of Prep Academy Tutors is based in Bronxville, New York. We support children and families in Manhattan and across Westchester County, including Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Eastchester, Pelham, Scarsdale, White Plains, Larchmont and Rye. 

Our Westchester County franchisees are passionate about education and boast ample experience with the New York curriculum. At Prep Academy Tutors, we provide students with the personalized education they need to succeed. Prep Academy Tutors of Westchester marks our first ever American franchise.

Who We Are: Prep Academy Tutors of Westchester 

Prep Academy Tutors is a private in-home and online tutoring company that boasts a team of elite tutors dedicated to fostering your child’s best academic self. We provide one-on-one tutoring and both small group and micro-classroom tutoring to support students and families during these challenging times. 

We tailor all our services to provide safe social-distancing and compliance with State and CDC regulations. We support our students in both remediation and enhancement and support traditional or alternative curricula.  

Meet the Owners: Vanessa O’Friel & Sarah Loader


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Vanessa O’Friel

Vanessa began her career in education as an assistant teacher at the
Buckley School in New York City, where she grew up. Vanessa joined the
science department at Buckley, where she taught environmental science
in the elementary school and health science to middle school students.

After teaching for many years at Buckley, Vanessa transitioned to the
Collegiate School, where she taught 9th-grade biology. Vanessa
currently works part-time in admissions at the Rye Country Day School.
She resides in Bronxville with her husband and four children. She has
children in all three school divisions and is very familiar with the
school curriculum, core curriculum, and faculty.


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Sarah Loader

Sarah is a long-term Prep Academy Tutors client turned franchisee. She is excited to launch in the US. Sarah is a trained lawyer and brings a strong work ethic and solid entrepreneurial background to her business.

She has excellent interpersonal, client service and communication skills. Sarah was born in Toronto, Canada and currently lives with her husband and 3 children in Bronxville, NY.


Meet Our Westchester Tutors

Prep Academy Tutors of Westchester are excited to grow our roster to provide compassionate and personalized tutoring services in New York. We’re looking for tutors who boast the experience and skills necessary to provide the level of education that Prep Academy Tutors is known for.


Maci Gumbs

Maci Gumbs

Specializes In: English, Geography, History, Math, Science & Social Studies for Grades K-6

About Maci: Maci graduated from Concordia College with a bachelor’s degree in childhood education and a master’s degree in special education While studying at Concordia, she spent time living and teaching in Chennai, India. Maci is currently completing her NY teacher certifications while teaching third grade.

Learn more about Maci


Nancy Gill

Nancy Gill

Specializes In: English & Special Education for Grade K-8

About Nancy: Nancy has 12 years of experience being a special education teacher and family advocate. She has both a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in special education. Nancy is currently working towards a master’s degree in education: learning and technology.

Learn more about Nancy


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Maureen Darcy

Specializes In: Languages (English, French, Spanish) for Grades 1- 8

About Maureen: Maureen was born and raised in Southern California before she moved to New York to study at New York University. Here, she majored in French and Linguistics with a minor in Arabic.

Maureen boasts a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, which she earned from Columbia University’s teacher’s college. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is a French and Spanish teacher at the Professional Children’s School.

Learn more about Nancy


What to Expect from Prep Academy Tutors of Westchester:


Support: We support parents and families who work from home and the growing community of families moving from Manhattan to Westchester. We work to help bridge the gap between school curricula.

Curriculum-Based Educational Support: We use a growing online platform to provide curriculum-based educational support.

A Commitment to Academic Excellence:: We are committed to academic excellence and work to ensure our students stay at and above grade level, especially during remote-learning or transition periods.

Services: We provide one-on-one, small group, and micro-classroom tutoring online, at your home, in your backyard, or a safe public space.

Targeted Tutoring: We target executive functioning skills to help students during remote learning when they are outside of supervised classrooms and resource rooms.

Communication: We prioritize communication between tutors and families.


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Work with Prep Academy Tutors of Westchester

To work with Prep Academy Tutors, you can call us at 914.303.7661 or email us at or We will get back to you shortly.

Prep Academy Tutors is Open For Business in Manitoba

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Prep Academy Tutors is Open For Business in Manitoba

Prep Academy Tutors is excited to announce that we have joined forces with new partners, Suzi and Kyle Friesen, to offer private tutoring services in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. Suzi and Kyle will provide students and families with exceptional tutors in-home or online in the heart of Canada — the prairies of Manitoba.


The need for education and remote tutoring is growing, and we are always looking to expand our scope to help students learn at their own pace in the comfort of their homes. At Prep Academy Tutors, we are committed to bringing personalized education to the homes of students in Manitoba.


We boast a team of local tutors who provide curriculum-based online tutoring as well as in-home tutoring as permitted by the Manitoba government. All of our teachers are ready to get started and are prepared to bring education to your home when it’s most convenient for your at-home student.


As educators and parents of two, Suzi and Kyle know that building confidence in children, plays an essential role in helping them to achieve academic success. The tutors at Prep Academy Tutors are highly qualified and skilled teachers who are dedicated to personalized education. This approach aligns with the nurturing individualized environment that Suzi and Kyle know is beneficial when providing students with educational support.


We have tutors located across Manitoba. You can find your local tutor, call 204-410-1181, or email to find the closest tutor to you. Get started with Prep Academy Tutors Manitoba today!


Meet The Manitoba Owners: Kyle & Suzi Friesen

About Suzi:

Suzi is excited to be part of the Prep Academy team, as she has always been passionate about teaching. Helping her parents learn English, as they immigrated from Portugal, was when she first learned about the rewarding feeling of empowering others.


At 13 years of age, she started her own summer camp and at 16 she started working with children aged 6 months to 12 years old at The Wellness Institute (W.I).  Her 11 years at W.I. is where she built on her teaching practices, writing curricula and learning how to lead a team while planning and teaching various children’s programs.


Suzi is known for always being mindful of putting students’ individual needs first.  Providing students with opportunities to succeed and build on their confidence and problem-solving skills. Suzi’s great listening skills and love for teaching is what made her a successful teacher in Manitoba.  She completed her 5 year – Integrated Bachelor of Education program at the University of Winnipeg and completed each year’s practicum, in schools in disadvantaged communities.  This prepared her for her 8 years of teaching in Winnipeg, which then led her to her role with the True North Youth Foundation.  Since 2014, Suzi has been the Director of Educational Programs, focusing on the development of the TNYF’s mental wellness program, Project 11.  Promoting mental health awareness has always been a meaningful area of focus for Suzi.  The importance of helping students turn challenging moments into resilient moments and helping them find their inner-strength to inquire, become self-aware and build on their self-esteem, is what she truly loves to do.


About Kyle:

Kyle is excited to be part of the Prep Academy Tutors Team and is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s five-year integrated Bachelor of Education program. He taught Adapted Math and Physical Education for 7 years in Winnipeg and coached various grade 7-12 sports teams for 11 years, specializing in varsity volleyball.


As a teacher, Kyle was known to create a positive environment for all of his students and prided himself in his ability to modify and adapt his teaching skills to meet his students’ individual needs. It has always been important for Kyle to provide opportunities for all students to explore their capabilities and to help them find their voice as they grow independently.


All types of learners felt heard and felt empowered in Kyle’s classes. Kyle has seen the benefits of tutors in his students’ lives, whether it is inspired students who continue to understand the importance of goal-setting and hard work or students who just simply benefit from the fact that they feel relieved to not have to figure everything out on their own. Kyle explains to his students that it is okay to ask questions. Being able to bring high-quality tutoring services connecting remarkable educators to Manitoba students so that they can reach their academic goals is truly rewarding for Kyle.


Meet Some of Our Certified Winnipeg Tutors


Our certified local tutors are available to provide personalized curriculum-based education to students in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. Prep Academy Tutors pairs each student with the right tutor who can meet their unique needs based on the subjects they need support with, their grade level, and their academic goals.

Nibert Saltibus


Specializes In: Math (Including Calculus), Physics, Engineering Courses Grade 9th,10th,11th,12th & College


About Nibert: Nibert has seven years of combined teaching experience at the High School and University level. He taught Technical Drawing (Engineering Graphics) and Visual Arts at the High School level (St. Lucia), and many Construction and Engineering Technology courses at Sam Houston State University in Texas.


David Townsend


Specialties: Math, Science, Technology, Business and English


About David: David is in his 15th year as a high school and university educator. He graduated with his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Winnipeg.


David is married and has 2 children. In his spare time, David loves to hang out at the cabin with his family and friends. David has a natural love of teaching and enjoys watching students achieve their personal educational goals.


Rebekah Johnson


Specialties: English, French, History, Social Studies K-12, K-6 Everything  K-12


About Rebekah: Rebekah is currently studying to be an early year’s French Immersion teacher. She will be entering her final year of studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg in the fall. She looks forward to starting her career next Spring and teaching in her own classroom. Before entering the Faculty of Education, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Rebekah believes that teaching all aspects to meet the emotional, social, academic and physical needs of her students is essential for complete learning.



David Johnson


Specialties: ELA Social Options


About David: David is a resourceful teacher with experience teaching students who have a strong focus on academic excellence. He is skilled at building relationships within a multidisciplinary team in order to support students facing various academic and cultural challenges. He’s demonstrated the ability to adapt to dynamic environments and remain calm during crisis situations. David is recognized as a skilled communicator and effective planner to coordinate internal and external resources for students.




Daniel Plourde



Specialties: Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Economics


About Daniel: Daniel has been teaching and coaching for the past five years. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in

Mechanical Engineering and he is currently pursuing his Masters degree, both at the University of Manitoba.

His teaching experience includes being involved in several science and engineering courses at the University of Manitoba ranging from highly technical courses such as Machine Design or Statistics, to “soft skills” courses like Professional Communication and Technical Writing courses.


Daniel loves working with others to solve problems, and one area where he enjoys volunteering his time is with the Provincial U19 boys Ultimate Frisbee team as a head coach. He also plays Ultimate himself, competing at national and international tournaments.


Work With Prep Academy Tutors Winnipeg Today


Get in touch with Prep Academy Tutors to get paired with the tutor closest to you who can provide your child with the support they need. We are excited to be expanding into Manitoba and look forward to making our services available to help more students learn at their own pace, and set and reach their academic goals.

Welcome to Prep Academy Tutors of Calgary Christie!

Owner of Prep Academy Tutors of Calgary

Prep Academy Tutors is happy to announce our new partner, Christie Martin. Christie will be bringing premium in-home tutors to families in Calgary, AB.

Christie has always had a keen interest in children’s education. She spent many years working as a tutor to young students while completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Laws. After practicing corporate law for 12 years, Christie is excited to return to her first passion by bringing highly qualified, exceptional tutors into Calgary families’ homes to deliver personalized teaching in all subjects.

Prep Academy’s emphasis on tutoring conducted by professional teachers ensures the highest quality of one-on-one instruction, which Christie believes is an excellent complement to formal schooling. Having three young children of her own has shown her how individualized learning in the comfort of a student’s home can quickly build the confidence and skills necessary to thrive inside and outside the classroom.

Click here to learn more about Prep Academy Tutors’ Education Philosophy and How we Work.

Contact Christie today to learn more about our services.