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.
Christopher has been teaching for 15 years. He holds a Master’s degree in Childhood Education for grades 1-6, as well as for students with disabilities in grades 1-6. He is New York State certified in these areas. Christopher attended SUNY Oneonta for his undergraduate degree, and Mercy college for his graduate degree. Throughout his years in education, Christopher has worked as a teacher’s assistant, after school teacher, head teacher, and head special education teacher. Christopher and his wife enjoy traveling, hiking, and sports.
A fun, knowledgeable, and energetic tutor, Benjamin loves learning and sharing knowledge with others. With 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience, he will be able to help your student with all their science learning needs.
Benjamin has his undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton where he majored in Geology and minored in Biological Anthropology. Furthermore, he has two master’s degrees. His first is from CUNY Queens College in Secondary Earth Science Education and his second is from Fordham University in Educational Leadership.
Throughout his teaching career, Benjamin has worked with countless students with various educational needs. He has taught English Language Learners, to students with IEPs, and even talented and gifted students.
Benjamin is very excited to be a tutor at Prep Academy Tutors and looks forward to working with you!
Shawn is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and Pace University where he received his undergraduate degree in History/Adolescent Education and a Master’s in Special Education. Shawn loves teaching and he feels lucky to be able to teach students. He has taught every grade level from 7th through 12th and for the past 6 years, he has been teaching both 9th and 10th grade Global History. Additionally, for the past 4 years, he has taught AP World History.
Shawn believes that history should be an incredibly interesting and engaging topic. Learning about why real people made decisions and how those decisions impacted people is truly fascinating. He truly enjoys portraying history as a story where there are characters and a plot and a setting. Shawn enjoys using his passion for history to better help students understand topics.
Deidre is a science teacher from Upper Westchester, New York. She graduated from Mary Louis Academy in 1984 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science and Elementary Education in 1991 at Queens College, and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science at City University and recently completed 60 + professional credits in science curriculum education. She started her career as a paraprofessional in high school special education and became a science teacher working for the New York City Board of Education until 1993. She raised two beautiful daughters and was an Adjunct professor at St. John’s University, Westchester Community College and Bronx Community College in Biological Science. Her professional journey continued as the Science Chairwoman at Solomon Schechter School in Westchester, and is currently teaching as a tenure track science teacher in the Yonkers Public School system. In addition, she was a cofounder of a non-profit beautification commission called “Keep Rockland Beautiful” which educates students in the preservation of nature and prepares and inspires youth to address the tremendous challenge of protecting our natural resources and providing for healthy, sustainable communities and started a 4H club in her town and fulfilled her interest in raising farm animals and teaching agriculture science.
She believes students learn science by doing science. Her classes are a medium through which her students will learn life skills that are critical for their success in college and future careers.