Deidre is a science teacher from Upper Westchester, New York. She graduated from Mary Louis Academy in 1984 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science and Elementary Education in 1991 at Queens College, and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science at City University and recently completed 60 + professional credits in science curriculum education. She started her career as a paraprofessional in high school special education and became a science teacher working for the New York City Board of Education until 1993. She raised two beautiful daughters and was an Adjunct professor at St. John’s University, Westchester Community College and Bronx Community College in Biological Science. Her professional journey continued as the Science Chairwoman at Solomon Schechter School in Westchester, and is currently teaching as a tenure track science teacher in the Yonkers Public School system. In addition, she was a cofounder of a non-profit beautification commission called “Keep Rockland Beautiful” which educates students in the preservation of nature and prepares and inspires youth to address the tremendous challenge of protecting our natural resources and providing for healthy, sustainable communities and started a 4H club in her town and fulfilled her interest in raising farm animals and teaching agriculture science.
She believes students learn science by doing science. Her classes are a medium through which her students will learn life skills that are critical for their success in college and future careers.
Rishanthi is completing her Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacovigilance and Medical Writing at theJames Lind Institute. She holds her BSc from McGill University, and her Diplome d’etudes collegiales in Health Sciences from Vanier College.
She was the recipient of both the Wager Scholarship (top 3 students with highest academic average) and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 97 Scholarship. She has received the Commissioner’s Prize Award for the highest academic average in science, the History Award for Excellence, the Chemistry and Physics Award for Excellence and the Vanier College Entrance Scholarship.
Rishanthi served as the Medical Director/Editor/Writer for Advertise Health, and as a Research Assistant at the McGill University School of Communication Sciences & Disorders. She currently works as the Research Coordinator/Assistant at McGill University’s Transcranial Stimulation Lab
She has worked at A1 Tutorial, and has over ten years of tutoring experience in subjects ranging from maths to sciences to History up until the University levels. She was also a classroom volunteer at The Mackay Center, where she assisted children with special needs, and helped them with homework, assignments, and reading.
Her incredible patience, combined with a deep understanding of the material and a knack for making it accessible, makes her a fabulous tutor.