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.
Karoline has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She has a wide range of experience with different age groups from elementary to high school. She currently works at a high school as a World Language Educator. She enjoys spending time with family and playing volleyball. She is very passionate about her work and hopes to be a big asset in the success of her students.
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.
Veronica F. is a math teacher with 18 years of experience at Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck, NY. She holds a master’s degree in Mathematics Education from New York University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from St. John’s University. She has taught and tutored all levels of mathematics from grade 7 – AP Calculus. She specializes in both AP Calculus AB & BC, as well as ACT and SAT prep. She has helped many students build confidence by delivering instruction with diverse approaches and representations.
Ben earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow and a top instructor with the university’s Writing Program. Over the past seven years, his teaching has helped students achieve their highest potential in the verbal sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT exams, as well as college essay writing. Ben’s focus on building mastery of core strategies, modeling positive feedback, and inspiring self-confidence has delivered outsized results across a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and ability levels. By adapting his approach to fit the unique needs of each student, he has helped students place in the 99th percentile of test takers and go on to study at universities including Princeton, NYU, Brown, and the University of Chicago. Outside of the classroom, Ben enjoys backpacking, playing piano, and spending time with his four nieces and nephews.
Caroline has over 10 years of early childhood and elementary teaching experience at both independent and public schools in Connecticut and New York City. She is currently based in Norwalk, CT. Caroline believes learning should be a joyful experience and she creates thoughtful, engaging, hands-on lessons for young learners! She has a master’s degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education from Manhattanville College and is currently pursuing a Sixth Year certification program in Reading and Literacy at University of Bridgeport. She also has experience with direct, explicit instruction for teaching reading using the Orton-Gillingham approach to elementary students. Caroline loves working with young learners and is passionate about helping children develop confidence. She believes each child learns and develops in their own way and feels teaching with excitement and making learning fun is the key to success.
Alyssa is a dedicated educator who pursued her master’s degree at Manhattanville College and continues to take classes to further her expertise. With over six years of experience, she has guided students across elementary, middle and high school levels. Alyssa’s specialization in mathematics showcases her passion for the subject but her versatility extends to teaching various subjects.