Staff

 

Jamie

Creator/Owner/Educator Jamie the Scholar private Tutoring LLC

Subject Expertise: Reading and English 4th through adult, ACT/SAT Reading and English/Writing and Language, Business/Professional writing/editing

Educational Philosophy: Students thrive through personalization and connection; pacing, attention, learning modality, interests, rate, and many other factors combine to create a formula for success for EACH student. We take the time to learn the “chemical formula” for each student and deliver engaging, individualized instruction to help students of all ages succeed and move towards their goals.

Evelyn

 Subject Expertise: English, Reading, ACT/SAT, & College Essays

Educational Philosophy: Every tutoring session is a chance to shape a student’s intellectual and personal development. That’s why, along with addressing academic content, I also discuss and model skills like focus, empathy, and self-awareness. In a tutor-student relationship, we naturally see the tutor as having more power than the student, so I balance this power dynamic by prioritizing students’ options and voice in their learning journeys. 

Jacob

 Subject Expertise: English Language Arts, Philosophy, SAT/ACT Reading and English/Writing and Language, College Essay Advising

Educational Philosophy: My philosophy of education is, first, to teach that which is useful. Second, and paramount, is to show students they can succeed beyond their limits. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” If you help a student do something she thought she could not do, you have shown her how to live beyond fear.

Aisha

Subject Expertise: English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, SAT/ACT (Reading & Writing Sections), General Math (up to 6th grade), and GRE (all sections), experience with gifted, dyslexic, learning disabilities, autism spectrum, and ESL.

Educational Philosophy: Students care more about what teachers know when they know that teachers care. Meaning, when students are placed in a learning environment where they feel safe, cared for, and valued, they are more willing to be pushed academically and grow. I am committed to centering student voice in the learning process, including students’ opinion in the learning process, and tailoring my teaching to best fit students’ individual needs.

Tara

Subject Expertise: K-6 All Subjects, ACT/SAT Prep, K-12 Reading/English

Educational Philosophy: Building a trusting relationship with students is the most important part of my philosophy of teaching. Getting to know each student as a human and as a learner while involving the student in conversations about their educational goals proves beneficial. I believe students learn best when they can make connections through real life conversations with their teachers. Establishing a solid foundation and relationship built on trust and respect enables quality learning.

Chris

Subject Expertise: Elementary SPED Math and Reading

Educational Philosophy: As a special education teacher, I have extensive knowledge of developing and implementing students’ accommodations, developing appropriate goals tailored to students’ disabilities, and collecting data to track goal progress. I take pride in finding creative ways to teach concepts to students by incorporating multi-sensory strategies to actively engage them in the learning process. I enjoy learning about students’ interests and hobbies and integrating them into my instruction to make the instruction more meaningful and interesting to them. I look forward to working with your child and seeing the amazing growth they are capable of!

Erica

Subject Expertise: ACT/SAT Math, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, General Chemistry, Algebra, Statistics, and Geometry.

Educational Philosophy: Education is something that should build you up, fuel your passions, and help you become the person you want to be. What we learn in the classroom now will impact our career and personal goals for the future, which is why I strive to ensure that every student feels confident and safe in his/her learning environment. I encourage students to discover their interests and talents while building their knowledge in the areas that they may struggle with. Lastly, I think it is important to note that struggle does not mean weakness, but rather a desire to grow.

Vincent

Subject Expertise: Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry (including honors), Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, SAT, ACT, and Regents exams.

Educational Philosophy: “The only poor student is one who doesn’t try. The only poor teacher is one who doesn’t motivate.”

Dana

Subject Expertise: Middle School Math, Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Statistics, Economics, Business, and SAT and ACT Math

Educational Philosophy: Everyone has their own unique story and deserves a chance to share, create, and expand upon it.  Through education, students can develop individual talents, grow in confidence, expand their story, and contribute to the community around them.
One of my favorite parts of teaching is experiencing each student’s story as it develops.

Tiffany

Subject Expertise: K-8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus & SAT/ACT Math

Educational Philosophy: Once students establish connections, they are capable of acquiring knowledge. Each student has unique needs and abilities. I aim to improve student performance by fostering motivation and confidence while ensuring an enjoyable learning experience.

Adam

Subject Expertise: Physics, SAT and ACT (all sections), and Math through Calculus 1

Educational Philosophy: The principles and practices I espouse, whether for standardized tests or academic coursework, are drawn from a pedagogy of liberation, martial arts, and wilderness survival skills. One must master the subject’s language under consideration and profoundly understand one’s conceptual and procedural strengths and weaknesses. Developing such a mastery requires regular and frequent practice to take advantage of the physiology behind the learning process and employ visual, verbal, mathematical, and kinetic modes of thought to intelligently and efficiently navigate through coursework, standardized exams, and anything else one endeavors to accomplish.

Sophia

Subject Expertise: Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trig., Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Psychology, Chemistry, Biology, Spanish I

Educational Philosophy: “It is never too late to be what you might have been” (19th century novelist George Eliot).  As an educator, I believe patience, encouragement, and the individualization of students’ learning experiences are crucial to fostering comfortable spaces for growth. My role as an educator is to empower students and help them become more confident approaching challenging subject material.

Courtney

Subject Expertise: Chemistry, Biology, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Statistics, ACT Math & Science, & SAT Math

Educational Philosophy: I believe that each student is capable of learning when provided with a safe and growth-fostering environment to help them reach their fullest potential. I approach all of my sessions with optimism and excitement in hopes of igniting or furthering the student’s passion for math and science!

Deondre Jordan

Subject Expertise: Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Precalculus, and Calculus

Educational Philosophy: Fueled by a passion to shape the next generation of scientific thinkers, I succeed at collaborating with students to provide a concept-driven education. Patience, empathy, and excellence are the pillars of my teaching approach.

Chante

Subject Expertise: Biology and Chemistry

Educational Philosophy: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish”. I focus on building a strong foundation in concepts through creative and visual lessons. My hope is to get students excited about science, while also developing them to succeed beyond what they imagined.

Currently on Temporary Leave

Ali

Subject Expertise: SAT/ACT Math, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Algebra 1 and 2 & Arabic

Educational Philosophy:My teaching style is like mixing up a wild experiment in a lab – full of curiosity, ‘aha’ moments, and a dash of fun. I believe in helping the student not just memorize facts but understand the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind them. My goal is to inspire you to love learning, ignite your imagination, and see the world through a scientific lens!

Gresilda

Subject Expertise: Physics, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics

Educational Philosophy: I focus on student weaknesses and encourage students to achieve the best they can via connecting theory with real life, enhancing understanding, and provoking critical thinking. As Socrates says: “I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.”

Vas

Subject Expertise: Physics, SAT/ACT Math, Algebra I & II, Trig., Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Economics/Finance

Educational Philosophy: I believe in striking the right balance between academic rigor (key concepts and theoretical models) and practical experience. Once a student understands the concepts at a deeper level, “practice makes perfect.” I encourage critical thinking and analyzing a problem by viewing it with different lenses and exemplifying with practical applications. I believe teaching to be a noble calling, and with proper guidance and encouragement from a teacher, students can achieve great goals.