Jacob is a husband and father of three. He has many years of teaching and tutoring experience. Currently, Jacob is a fourth year doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a lover of learning!
Brenda Kahn graduated from NYU with a degree in political science. After college, she followed her passion for music, was signed to Columbia Records, recorded several albums, and toured across the US and Europe.
After starting a family in 2008, Brenda transitioned from her professional music career to teaching. She fell in love with teaching when she ran a tutoring company in Center Valley, PA that helped students with reading and writing challenges. She also expanded her educational offerings to include middle school creative writing workshops and elementary special ed support.
In 2018, her family relocated to South Salem, NY where she taught middle- and high-school English and History at Fusion Academy in White Plains, NY.
Fusion Academy caters to students with learning differences, and Bren excels at finding creative learning paths for students with special ed needs including ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, giftedness, ASD, and anxiety. In 2021, she was promoted to Director of Homework Cafe at Fusion, where she was responsible for helping students hone their executive functioning skills, while working with teachers to adopt and tailor best teaching and learning practices.
In 2022, Brenda’s family relocated to Boulder, CO. She is thrilled to be working with Prep Academy Tutors where she will continue to foster joy, creativity, and connection with every student.
Maya graduated from Loyola University Chicago with three bachelor’s degrees – in psychology, history, and international studies. She also holds a master’s degree in marketing from DePaul, a master’s in animal sciences from the University of Florida, and is completing her master’s in clinical psychology from Pepperdine. Maya has experience working with students primarily high school level, but welcomes students of all ages! Additionally, she has experience tutoring students at Loyola University in social studies/history, English, Polish language, literature, psychology, and basic biology/animal sciences. Maya has held various leadership positions for over two years which included: a History Honors Society member, animal welfare advocate, event coordinator, and PR specialist. Outside of her studies, she was a professional ballroom dancer, musician, horseback rider, animal shelter volunteer, and published author. She was most recently published in DePaul’s book, Marketing Cases of Chicago Businesses. Full-time, she is a clinical psychology student with hopes of going into school counseling and therapy.