Halle obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Music with a certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning from Princeton University, where she graduated with high honors. Halle was awarded multiple prizes for her senior thesis musical and a prize for outstanding work by underclassmen in musical theater. With her strong background in and passion for mathematics, she has had professional employment experience in the data analytics sector. Along with her years of tutoring experience in a variety of subjects, Halle has experience guiding and mentoring students as they approach the college application process. Halle believes strongly in the importance of developing a relationship founded on trust and respect with her students. As a high-achieving student from a rural community, Halle’s passion is providing students with the support and resources they need to succeed, just as her mentors did for her. A fun fact about Halle is that she completed a virtual internship entirely in Spanish for a non-profit organization based out of Argentina, and hopes to visit the country soon!
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Sunny is a prior math and ESL educator with a passion for supporting students to not only think, but create. With three years of experience teaching Algebra 1 using Peter Liljedahl’s Thinking Classrooms model, her priorities are building genuine, encouraging relationships with students, and using that foundation to develop their confidence as mathematicians and problem-solvers.
Sunny grew up in Sacramento, California before attending Brown University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Education. In her spare time, you will find her bouldering, learning guitar, and optimizing her Wordle score.
Lauren is a native New Yorker who spent her life steeped in all the art and culture the city has to offer. She is a born educator, lifelong learner, and giant nerd who is obsessed with music, literature, history, technology, and social justice. Lauren spent her formative years dedicated to writing and visual and performing arts, and still had time to get a perfect score on the SAT. She also worked as the Vocal Director and Science Lab Instructor at a camp for gifted and talented children. While studying studio production and composition at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase she began tutoring students to prepare them for various standardized tests and subjects. Rather than attend law school, Lauren became a full-time tutor, and has been one for over 15 years. Lauren truly loves what she does, and aims for every student to become confident, intellectually curious, and passionate about learning. She believes education is holistic, enthusiasm infectious, and this is what keeps students engaged and excited to pursue their goals as they become better critical thinkers, readers, and problem solvers who are always pushing the boundaries of what is possible. In addition to tutoring and advising, she also teaches a robotics class in which elementary school children build and program their own Lego robots. Lauren’s passions include eating her way across every continent, collecting records, and curling. She has been playing the game, known as chess on ice, for 6 years, is a certified USA Curling instructor, and is also Co-Director of Education at Brooklyn Lakeside Curling Club.
Elena is a dedicated and experienced tutor, committed to fostering a love for learning in her students. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for education, Elena holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education. Having lived in China, she is fluent in three languages, bringing a multicultural perspective to her teaching approach. She also spearheaded a learning management system in China that is currently used worldwide, showcasing her innovative contributions to the field of education.
Her expertise lies in tailoring lessons to meet the unique needs of each student, ensuring a personalized and effective learning experience. As an accomplished educator, Elena has a proven track record of helping students achieve academic success and gain confidence in their abilities.
Adding a touch of humor to her teaching style, Elena creates an engaging and enjoyable environment for her students. She continues exploring new languages and cultures in her spare time, reflecting her lifelong commitment to continuous learning.
Anna S. earned a BA from CUNY Brooklyn College and an MFA from Columbia University. She is a dedicated, adaptable educator who has been successfully providing academic support to students of various grade levels since 2013. While finishing her novel manuscript at Columbia, Anna served as the first Lead Teaching Fellow for her department and completed the Advanced Track of the Teaching Development Program; these experiences solidified her belief that collaboration is essential to effective pedagogy and that guidance is always best offered through a spirit of mutual exploration. She believes that a balance of structure and flexibility is essential to helping students excel. As a writer, she has a special passion for teaching all things related to the English language. She also loves to create tailor-made strategies for test prep— especially the math sections. When she is not teaching or writing, she enjoys playing the flute and making mosaics.
Antonio B. is a certified mathematics teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience. Mr. Bayuk grew up in New York and attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science. He went on to receive Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. While working as an engineer, Mr. Bayuk returned to Stevens and obtained a Masters Degree in Computer Science.
During his career as an engineer, Mr. Bayuk began teaching courses as an adjunct professor. Given the important role that a strong public education played in his life, Mr. Bayuk decided to get his teaching certification from New York University and began teaching high school mathematics.
Mr. Bayuk’s wealth of experience in both the private sector and class room brings a real-world perspective to his students. He is able to teach all levels of mathematics from middle school up through Calculus 3. Mr. Bayuk has a love for teaching and is able to connect well with a diverse group of learners.
Having travelled widely and worked in various countries as a professional as well as an entrepreneur, I wish to now pursue my true calling, helping young minds grow. My five years of experience as an English teacher followed by CELTA qualification in 2014 were steps in this direction.
Before this I have been a global Sales and Marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in Business Development, Sales, and International Finance. I work well in fostering relationships and have a goal-oriented approach with an emphasis on a well-planned path towards the same.
Haley is a former Lead Teacher of five years with experience in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms, both in the U.S. and abroad. She grew up in rural Connecticut and graduated cum laude from Boston College in 2017, where she double majored in History and Psychology. Her love of travel and experiencing new cultures then led her to Thailand, where she earned a TEFL certification and taught several different subjects (including Global Studies, English Language Arts, and Elementary Science) over the course of four years. Most recently, she was an ELA teacher, History co-teacher, and tutor at a public charter school in Brooklyn, where she prepared students extensively for the New York Regents exams in ELA and History. Haley loves literature and makes it come alive with her students, and she is extremely effective at helping her students develop strong writing, language, and editing skills. Haley is a multiple-choice and study trick expert who tailors her tutoring instruction to each individual learner, adding a bit of humor along the way. In her spare time she explores her creative side as a freelance photographer, documenting the streets of NYC and wherever else she travels. She is also a mom—to an adorable Thai street cat named Goose!
Umir is a Miami native currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree at Florida International University, specializing in pre-dentistry. From sixth grade onwards, Umir has harbored a passion for tutoring in various subjects. During high school, he assumed leadership roles in math and science clubs, taking charge of organizing after-school tutoring sessions. Now, at the university level, Umir serves as a Learning Assistant for biology and English classes, in addition to his role as a tutor in the math lab.
Umir’s journey as a tutor commenced during high school when his voluntary assistance to fellow students caught the attention of teachers. Impressed by his dedication, they recommended Umir join after-school tutoring clubs. In university, his professors recognized his outstanding academic record and extended an invitation for him to become a paid Learning Assistant and math lab tutor. Endowed with the trust of professors, the respect of peers, and fuelled by his personal commitment to making learning enjoyable and accessible, Umir draws upon his own love for education to contribute to the success of others.