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 vanessaofriel@prepacademytutors.com or sarahloader@prepacademytutors.com. We will get back to you shortly.