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ANDREA P.

NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, MS ED

Andrea loves teaching math and using different strategies for each specific student. She uses a variety of multi-sensory, hands on and visual ways to teach and learn different subjects in math. She brings a variety of manipulatives to see what works best for the specific student. She tutors grades k-4 in math and also provide NYS test prep for grades 3 and 4 in math. Additionally she is trained in the following math programs: Envisions, Go Math and Eureka Math.

Giana M. S.

NYS CERTIFIED in Childhood Education and Special Education (1-6)

Giana Marie Schenone enjoys teaching math and using different strategies for each specific student. She uses a variety of multi-sensory, hands on and visual ways to meet the needs of each learner. She also uses a variety of manipulatives to see what works best for the specific student. She tutors grades K-3 for and is trained in the following math programs: Go Math and Envisions.

Michelle C.

M.S. EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

Michelle loves teaching math and using different strategies for each specific student. She uses a variety of multi-sensory, hands on and visual ways to teach and learn different subjects in math. She brings a variety of manipulatives and games to see what works best for the specific student. She tutors grades k-4 in math and also provide NYS test prep for grades 3 and 4 in math. Additionally, she is trained in the following math programs: Envisions and Go Math.

PETER W.

SPECIAL EDUCATOR AND CHILDHOOD LITERACY SPECIALIST, PRE-K 4th GRADE, MS, PhD

Peter teaches K-4 math using a constructivist approach rooted in language and conceptualization to achieve number sense. He uses a variety of hands-on methods with visual aids and manipulatives to master the operations. Grades K-4, no test-prep.

Alyssa C.

NYS Dual Certified in Early and Childhood Education, MS in School Counseling

Alyssa enjoys teaching math and using different strategies for each specific student. She was a math teacher in an integrated classroom of 30 students. She uses a variety of strategies, visuals, hands on activities, and tools to help children have a deeper understanding of math concepts. She also provides NYS test prep for grades 3-5. She is trained in the following math programs: Envisions, Go Math, Exemplars, and Engage NY Curriculum.

Derek B.

MA, NYS Certified Pre-K-6th Grade, NYS Certified Childhood Education And Students With Disabilities

Derek has nine years of Elementary Teaching and tutoring experience. He is currently a 4th grade teacher in Brooklyn and has been tutoring with Brooklyn Letters over the past two years. Derek has a wealth of experience working with curriculum writers in the area of math, specifically focusing on differentiating math concepts for struggling students. He has presented a multitude of math workshops primarily in the areas of math fluency, integrating math manipulatives and technology, word problem skills, and strategies for Special Education students. In this role, he supported teachers in the building with planning and differentiating lesson’s and finding ways to build on students math conceptual and word problem skills to be successful.

Derek is proficient teaching Singapore Math, Go Math, Envisions, and knows many instructional technology platforms. He has also worked with math coaches to support students who need curriculum modifications. Additionally, he has taught math academic intervention services for at-risk students in his building. Derek has a multi-dimensional instructional approach to teaching math to various styles of learners in grades K-6.

Julie S.

M.S., Dual Certification

Julie is a NYS certified teacher with 19 years of teaching experience. She holds dual certification; PK- Grade 6 Common Branch/General Education and Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6. After changing careers from business, Julie began teaching 4th grade ELA, math, science, and social studies where she also became familiar with the NY state tests in all subjects. When other opportunities arose to teach 4-5th grade math, 6-8th grade science, and 7th grade ELA came her way in the private school where she worked. Julie was excited about the opportunity to work with students at different stages in their academic lives.

Julie joined the NYC Department of Education as a Title 1 math teacher in 2007 and had the opportunity to work with students in Grades 1-8 in both Brooklyn and Queens providing small group, remedial math instruction. The students Julie was able to work with had different learning issues with math ranging from difficulties with number sense, processing/calculating/fluency, word problem language comprehension, math vocabulary, memory, applying abstract concepts to concrete situations, and anxiety and low confidence.

Julie has extensive experience with GoMath, Engage NY, Finish Line Math, using manipulatives to aid in conceptual learning, and the use of online resources to support Common Core and Next Generation Learning standards in math, Grades 1-8.

Having the experience of working with students at many grade levels has enabled her to understand the developmental needs and abilities of her students not only at their current level but also how and what they need to be prepared for and to be successful in their future grades.

Julie is passionate about the “why it makes sense” in math and not just the steps and rote procedures, and she works with her students so they have those “oh- that’s why!” moments. Her excitement is something her students see and feel from her as she encourages them to take chances and persevere. Julie also believes that ELA has a critical role to play in math instruction as students are required to read and think critically while comprehending math strategies.

Location: Queens, Nassau County, Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint
Types of Service: Assessments, math instruction, remedial math assistance, generalized tutoring (both remote and in-person), state testing preparation
Expertise: Math strategies for processing, critical thinking, scaffolding and differentiation for different types of learners
Ages: Grades 1-8.

Dwaina S.

M.S. Mathematics Education, Professional Certificate in Secondary Mathematics (7-12)

Dwaina is a professionally certified NYC DOE mathematics teacher who has taught grades 6 – 12 over the eight years of her career. She works to grow professionally by engaging actively in several mathematics education communities, most recently as a Math for America Master Teacher and a Knowles Teacher Initiative Fellow. Dwaina received her degree and certification in secondary mathematics education from Queens College in 2013. She continued her studies at Teachers College Columbia University, and earned her Masters Degree in 2015.

Dwaina’s approach to differentiation includes multi-sensory manipulatives such as base ten blocks, algebra tiles, and lab gear. She always encourages students to write out what they know and identify what they need to know, with visual aids to help organize their understanding. Models such as tables, graphs, drawings and counters are some of her favorite ways to enforce content knowledge. While her differentiation is not limited to students with math disabilities, she has had many successes with students who require additional support.

Dwaina has worked in a plethora of classroom situations, including settings with students with disabilities (learning disabled, ADHD, autism, etc.). Her teaching philosophy includes discovery learning and cooperative engaging curriculum. She has taught and tutored since college with a variety of curriculums including iReady, New Visions, Go Math, and Connected Mathematics. She has tutored grades 4 – 12 both one on one and in small groups, and has provided test prep for NYS exams for grades 4 – 8, Algebra 1 Regents and other standardized tests.

LOCATION: Brooklyn: Bushwick, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bedford Stuyvesant, Park Slope, Downtown Brooklyn, Sunset Park; Manhattan: Harlem, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Midtown West, Chelsea, The Village Queens: (all neighborhoods)
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individualized mathematics instruction, test prep, executive functioning, study skills
EXPERTISE: Secondary education, special education
AGES: Elementary school through high school

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