Suzanne Altman is an art educator and art historian who presents Art and
Art History programs throughout Rockland, Bergen and Westchester counties, for both adult and teenage audiences. She has taught Art and Art History in both public and private schools, and has a BFA from Temple University/Tyler School of Art and a Masters in Art Education from Pace University. She taught the AP Art History course for several years at Bronxville HS and has done a great deal of professional development work on the subject.
Suzanne is also a painter who works out of her studio and art school in
Ossining, NY and exhibits frequently.
Danielle, a 27 year veteran of the public school system, has a Master of Science Degree in Special Education with specialization in wide-spectrum learning disabilities. Over her long tenure in education, Ms. Bucolo has taught in the general education setting, teaching both general education students as well as those with various learning difficulties and styles. Ms. Bucolo has extensive training with programs that have given each of her students access to and success with rigorous academic standards. Currently, Ms. Bucolo teaches fifth grade in a general education classroom with five students who have IEPs. Although the majority of her experience has been with students who either have IEPs or who are at risk, she has a passion for teaching all students in all settings. Outside of school, Ms. Bucolo is busy with three children of her own. She enjoys her book club, listening to music and tutoring students privately.
Josephine Logan is a veteran Italian teacher of over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a dual degree in Italian and International Studies and holds a Master’s degree in multicultural education from Iona College. She enjoys sharing her love of the language and culture with others and teaching them all that makes Italian so wonderful! In her spare time she enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her three kids.
Lester has taught mathematics for the past eight years in both public high schools and middle schools. He currently teaches Accelerated Math at Ponus Ridge Middle School. He has taught or tutored all levels of math from Elementary (Singapore Math) through Calculus. Lester attended Carnegie-Mellon University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Duke University. In addition to teaching math, Lester tutors elementary, middle school, and high school math as well as many of the standardized tests including the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and the ISEE. Additionally, Lester has created enrichment programs for elementary and middle school students. He believes in building relationships and empowering students with give and take instruction and discourse with the end goal of building self-reliance and confidence.
Ivor has taught and tutored both in America and overseas. In Bhutan, he taught English at the primary level (Early Learning Centre) and English and Creative Writing at the college level (Royal Thimphu College). In America, he has worked at The Bronxville School for the past several years and has tutored both middle school and high school students.
Ivor holds degrees from Vassar College (BA in English), Columbia University (MA in Journalism) and CUNY-Lehman College (MA in Education).
He has also written for such publications as The New York Times, BBC World Service, Medium, Time Out New York, and is the author of Life on the Ledge. His essay, “Allure of the Ledge”, appears in New York Stories: The Best of the “City Section” of The New York Times.
Silvia is a Spanish Language, Literature and Culture major at SUNY Old Westbury. Silvia is also a skilled foreign language teacher who creates and develops engaging lessons. Silvia has achieved success in well established schools such as Equality Charter School, Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter Schools to name a few.
Silvia Guerrero has over seven years experience working with high-needs students in urban environments. This includes working with English language learners and students with IEPs within the general education classroom to create differentiated tasks in line with the expectations of the common core. Silvia’s personal interest in studying abroad and in Spanish speaking countries and the Spanish language has given her the language skills and cultural knowledge to reach students that struggle with academic success and the English language.
After spending more than 7 years in Education within the urban setting alongside her mother Silvia founded an integrated childcare site in the Bronx “Garden of Eden Daycare” serving children of all learning abilities, in an inclusive setting. Silvia understands the importance of differentiated instruction and accommodations to meet the needs of all learners.
Silvia’s ability to create an engaging student-centered learning environment allows her to build the kind of authentic relationships with students that will improve their chances of success.
During her spare time Silvia loves to travel with her sons: Ángel, Aaden, Adrien and Amar while enjoying a good cup of coffee.
Dhwani graduated from Pace University with a B.A. in Mathematics and studied Astronomy and Astrophysics at Columbia University before deciding to pursue a M.A. in Statistics. She has been teaching since 2004, including in Hong Kong as a Fulbright Scholar. Her areas of expertise include pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and preparation for the SAT, SHSAT, TACHS, ISEE and other standardized exams. She has taught students from Kindergarten to college level.
Ellie is a bilingual (Mandarin Chinese/English) tutor who is passionate about education and mentorship. She has extensive teaching experience and has worked with students of all age groups from toddlers to adults, in a variety of subject areas including Mandarin, ESL, mathematics, English, chemistry, biology, test preparation, and swing dancing. She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Master of Science in Physiology, and Doctor of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and partner dancing.
Elizabeth is in her fourth year of teaching in NYC public high schools. She has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Fordham University and is finishing her master’s degree in 7-12 Mathematics Education at CUNY Lehman College in fall 2021. Elizabeth is a member of the NYC Teaching Fellows who participate in rigorous coursework and classroom training. In her current school, she has taught Algebra 1 and AP Calculus AB. She has tutored students in all levels of math, including geometry, Algebra 2, trigonometry, and precalculus. She has also tutored 11th and 12th grade students for the math section of the SAT.
During the spring of 2020, Elizabeth adapted from in-person instruction to fully remote instruction. She now teaches a hybrid model via Google Meets and Zoom. She has adapted to online learning by organizing work through Google Classroom and Google Sites and creating digital resources via Google Tools, Screencastify, EdPuzzle, and DeltaMath. Her favorite adaptation is the use of Kami, which allows her to give specific feedback on student work and attach video comments to class notes and assignments.
Elizabeth is excited to be a Prep Academy Tutor and to help you reach your math goals this year!
Mbaye is a certified New York teacher for grades 7-12. He attended University Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar (Senegal) and graduated in 2013 with a B.S in mathematics and physics. He moved to New York in 2014, and pursued a B.S. in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education at Lehman College (CUNY). He is currently pursuing a PhD in Mathematics Education at Teachers College (Columbia University). Mbaye is a 7th grade math teacher at South Bronx Early College Academics and an adjunct lecturer at Bronx Community College and Lehman College. He is qualified to teach all middle & high school math courses as well as college-level mathematics. Mbaye also teaches high school physics.
With his 7th grade students, Mbaye uses mathematics as a tool to understand and interpret our world. He believes that in an increasingly technological economy, we must strive to understand and apply mathematics to our lives and our future.