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REBECCA M.

Rebecca is an elementary education teacher (grades 1-6) in the New York City Department of Education.  She currently teaches 1st grade in Brooklyn.  She received her Bachelors in Economics from Northeastern University and her Masters of Science in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Middle School Social Studies from Northwestern University.

Rebecca has experience working with first through third grade math curricula.  She supports students in developing number sense, problem solving skills, and varied approaches to problems. She specializes in helping students gain a deeper understanding of the math curriculum through the use of concrete models and manipulatives.  Rebecca has experience working with Go Math, TERC, and implementing Metamorphosis Math strategies.

GRETCHEN M.

Gretchen is Brooklyn based teacher who has taught pre-k through third grade and middle school focusing on all subjects. She has been teaching for ten years and has continued to grow professionally throughout her time teaching. She graduated from Wagner College in 2007 with degrees in psychology and childhood education holding certificates in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities. She received her Masters in Teaching Literacy from Touro College.

Her approach to math is multi-sensory, hands-on, and most importantly…fun! She has used Go Math and Envisions curriculum as well as had math trainging throught the National Training Network throughout her time teaching. She believes in using real world situations to help students get a clear idea of concepts being taught. She also combines her literacy background with her math expertise to help students comprehend what word problems are asking them to do. The students she teaches learn multiple strategies on how to approach a problem, and then reflect and decide which strategy works best for them. Her goal in tutoring your child is to build their math confidence as well as give them a clear understanding of how to use critical thinking to solve math problems.

ANDREA P.

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.

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.

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.