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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.

MICHELLE F.

MS ED., NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES 1-6)

Michelle is a tenured New York City Special Education teacher. She holds both General Education and Special Education certifications for 1st-6th grade. She received her undergrad degree from New York University and her Master’s degree in STEM education from Hunter College. She has over 7 years of experience teaching students with disabilities in Brooklyn in both inclusive and self-contained classroom settings She has worked with a wide variety of students, including those with Autism, processing delays, ADD, ADHD, speech and language impairments, as well as learning disabilities. She has also worked closely with ESL students of varying ability levels. Michelle currently teaches in an inclusive 1st grade classroom with a wide variety of ability levels helping those with disabilities access the General Education curriculum and Common Core Standards. She uses multisensory approaches in math focusing on math fluency. She also teaches problem solving approaches, multiple ways to access problems, and concepts of number. She is well-versed in strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and geometry. Additionally, she is a member of the School Implementation Team (SIT), which helps develop Behavior Intervention Plans and progress monitors the students with disabilities at her school.

Michelle is familiar with the following curriculums: Go Math, Envisions, Eureka, Engage NY, Investigations, and TERC. She also offers homework help and test prep.
EXPERTISE: Working with all students with disabilities, improving math fluency, increasing problem solving stamina, and understanding concepts of number.

COLLEEN H.

M.S. ED ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION, NYS CERTIFIED IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION & SPECIAL EDUCATION.

Colleen is experienced in teaching Math in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. She is trained in GO Math!, EngageNY, Envisions and Exemplars. Colleen has taught upper elementary Math for five years. In addition to in class instruction, Colleen also works an after school New York State test prep program at her school to ensure her students achieve success. Each year the large majority of her students’ New York State test scores have improved significantly from the previous year. Colleen is trained in various Math test prep programs such as iReady, Rally, and EngageNY. Colleen’s expertise is working with students to deepen their conceptual understanding of Math. She uses a multi-sensory approach, especially when teaching students with disabilities. Colleen’s instruction includes the use of manipulatives, real world examples, hands on activities, spiral review, engaging math games and rich math discussion to teach her students. She also uses explicit instruction with the use of visuals and checklists for students to self monitor their learning. Colleen uses these various approaches to eliminate the common conception that Math is hard and boring for students. Instead she opens their minds to enjoy Math and to view it like a puzzle that is fun and engaging. Colleen is an expert in building student’s confidence through using a growth mindset. She teaches students to welcome their mistakes and to learn from them. She believes that a deep understanding of elementary Math is critical for students to achieve success.

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.

Maria D.

Learning Specialist, M.S. Ed., Bilingual, Childhood, and Special Education; Ed. M., Language and Literacy

Maria loves teaching math and uses different strategies for each student. She strives to help students understand that math can be both practical and fun. Her goal is always to build student confidence by providing them with plenty of opportunities for success. She brings a variety of strategies to see what works best for the specific student. She tutors grades 3-9 in math and also provides standardized test preparation in math (ISEE, SSAT, TACHS, SHSAT, ACT, SAT, NYS Tests).

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.

Marysia W.

MS Ed., NYS Certified Childhood General and Special Education

Marysia is currently a 3rd grade teacher in a NYC public school. She loves teaching math and shares this love with her students by using different strategies for each specific student. She uses a variety of multi-sensory, hands-on, auditory and visual ways to build conceptual understanding, word problem skills and procedural accuracy in math. She tutors grades 1-5 in math and also provide NYS test prep for grades 3,4, and 5 in math. Additionally, she is trained in the following math programs: Envisions, Go Math, EngageNY, Exemplars, and Ready Math.

Dan B.

M.S. ED., NYS CERTIFIED CHILDHOOD GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION (GRADES 1-6)

Dan has a passion for teaching math and uses kinesthetic/tactile strategies to reach all learners. Dan takes a game like approach with the aim of eliminating any fear or anxiety that a student may experience. Dan brings a wealth of experience to teaching math and is able to seamlessly assess, plan and differentiate engaging instruction for all learners. He has used Go-Math, NY Engage, Everyday Math from the University of Chicago and TERC Investigations. Dan has taught math in grades k-8 and, in addition to teaching new concepts, is able to prepare students for standardized tests.

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.