Tangelica Crates

Tangelica is an experienced and passionate educator.

Tangelica has a B.A. in English from California State University, Sacramento, a M.Ed in Multicultural Education from National University, a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in English with an ELD endorsement and Reading Specialist endorsement.

She has taught at the junior high school level for over 15 years and for three years as a Certificated Student Learning Coach (working with more than 1,000 students). Today, Tangelica is a full-time online English teacher and tutor.

Tangelica strives to help students achieve the self-confidence they need to succeed in school — and beyond. She supports students with their academics (reading, writing, and grammar), but also with their motivation, organization, study skills, self-reliance, and perseverance.

She thrives on helpings students learn how to fill in their learning gaps, because the skills learned in overcoming those “gaps” are often the ones that will help them succeed in all their future endeavors.


Jenny holds a Master’s degree in Childhood Education and Literacy, and is NYS professionally certified in these areas. Additionally , she holds a NYS professional certificate in Early Childhood Education. She has over six years of teaching and tutoring experience. While working at a charter school in the Bronx from 2019-2023, she was a lead teacher who taught 4th grade during the school year and rising 2nd graders in the summer. She also worked as a math and ELA curriculum writer. She is currently teaching 5th Grade at a private school in Westchester.

Ashley W.

Ashley W. was born and raised in a small town in Vermont. She discovered her passion for teaching at a young age and has devoted her life to nurturing young minds ever since.

Ashley is a certified elementary school teacher with 22 years of classroom experience. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Lesley University and has taught every grade from first through eighth.

For the last 10 years, Ashley has been teaching abroad in both Rome and Barcelona, working with students and families from many different cultures and countries.

Ashley’s superpower is supporting students that need reinforcement with foundational skills in reading, writing, and math.

As a tutor, Ashley brings a wide variety of disciplines and learning styles to each lesson — and finds unique ways to make learning fun and enjoyable.

Wherever possible, Ashley works closely with families and classroom instructors to ensure her students make as much progress as possible.

By choosing Ashley as your child’s elementary tutor, you are investing in a dedicated, experienced, and passionate educator who is committed to unlocking your child’s full academic potential and fostering a lifelong love of learning.


Jaclyn is an Ontario and British Columbia certified teacher. She received her Bachelor of Education in 2021 following her undergraduate degree in psychology. After teaching grades 1-8 in Ontario for the past two years she is now enjoying her third year of teaching and her first year as part of the Vancouver School Board.

Jaclyn also has over three years of tutoring experience including a diverse range of students and subject areas. Jaclyn prides herself on really getting to know her learners. When tutoring she creates individualized, engaging and hands-on educational opportunities catered to the learning styles of each learner she works with.

Jaclyn is an easy-going, patient and reliable individual. In her free time she enjoys reading, board games, watching sports and any activity outdoors.


Colleen Slattery has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a major in History and also has a Master’s degree in Literacy Education. She has been teaching social studies and tutoring students across all grade levels and subject areas for the past ten years.  She currently teaches at a public school in Westchester, NY.  Colleen’s passion for Literacy fuses with her passion of incorporating reading and writing strategies that help students comprehend various levels of texts, apply new vocabulary words in discussions, and enhance their educational experience. In addition, she is also the facilitator in a ‘Steps to Success’ Program for middle school students. This program helps students transition into middle school with the primary focus on homework help, reviewing for upcoming tests and projects, learning the best study strategies, and executive functioning. Colleen is a lifelong learner who is caring, patient and who strives to build trusting and productive relationships with her students and to motivate them to accomplish their goals.


Erin is a highly passionate and nurturing educator with 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience. Erin possesses a dual Master of the Arts Degree in Childhood Education and Special Education from New York University and spent over 10 years as a New York City public school teacher. Throughout her career, Erin has taught 1st, 3rd and 5th grade and has served as a grade team leader. She has a passion for differentiating material according to a child’s interests, strengths and needs and  believes that the key to successful instruction is making it fun and engaging. Erin is thrilled to be a Prep Academy Tutor, which allows her to help children develop confidence in their abilities and a lifelong love of learning.




Stephanie has a B.A. in History, and minor in English from Simon Fraser University. She is also a qualified EAL instructor. Her specialty has been supporting middle and high school students in Humanities and English composition as well as Primary/Junior students in literacy and remedial reading support.  She has also worked with many students internationally on English acquisition.


Michael possesses a Master of Childhood Education and Literacy from Pace University, along with an extension in Middle School Social Studies. He graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of Hartford. He has been working as a teacher for the past seven years and has experience teaching elementary and middle school.




Matt holds a master’s degree in Special and Childhood Education for Grades 1-6. He has worked with a wide range of students. In fact, Matt has worked with students with severe autism as well as students with moderate learning disabilities. He has worked as an ABA therapist, Teacher’s Assistant, coach, 7th grade ELA teacher/tutor, as well as a Special Education ELA teacher for Grades 1-6. In addition, Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in History Honors from Manhattanville College and served as a two-year captain on his Cross Country and Track Team.