Maryellen, Master from Columbia University
Maryellen has several decades of experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. She is a published author of both books and articles and teaches college writing at Suffolk Community College. Previously she taught at Hofstra University, NYIT, and Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. She has a decade of experience as a high school English teacher and has coached many students through writing the college admission essay. Her students have successfully applied to both private schools—including top tier Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Cornell—and state schools. She has also helped students with personal statements for graduate school.
Adjunct Professor of English, SUNY Suffolk Community College, Nassau Community College, and Briaricliffe College, SUNY Farmingdale (writing tutor), NYS English Language Arts Teaching Certification (Grades 7-12). Experience: Grades 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and college.
Employed by The New York City Department of Education (38 years), (grades 9-12), Permanent N.Y.S. Certification in Special Education since September 1979 (grades nursery -college), Permanent N.Y.C licenses in the areas of English and Social Studies, Experience with Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) and Regents Prep.
Gina, BA from Rutgers University, MA in Teaching
She is a highly effective tutor with the ability to bring out the best in your child. Her specialties are SAT and ACT prep (reading comprehension and writing), English language arts, including reading, vocabulary and writing skills, English for foreign language speakers, and social studies. Gina has being tutoring for over 10 years, helping children master the skills necessary for success in school and has taught English in several public high schools in New Jersey.
Peter, aka “Presto Pete”
He is a former Science department chair from the Great Neck School District, who created science programs for the LIU Center for Gifted Youth Summer Camp and is a Public Access TV science program producer.
Barry, PHD in Engineering from Stony Brook
He is the Creative Machine Design and Robotics Design program developer, FLL Team Competition Advisor and Website Design Studio instructor.
Stephanie is a long time pupil to Go Master Nei-Weiping 9 duan (level) professional and Master Yu-Bing 9 duan professional. She became a pro in 2007 by wining 1st place with 11 straight wins. She won the 1st place in 2011 and 2012 at the US national tournaments. She is the first and youngest professional player who studied in a US university. She is the youngest professional player who teaches Go lessons in both Chinese and English in the US. She is on development committee for the American Go Association (AGA).
Permanent NYS Teaching Certification, Elementary Education N-6. She taught 3rd grade at Hobart Elementary School in William Floyd School District, taught 2nd and 3rd grade religion class at St. Edward’s in Syosset, and is an experienced reading, writing and math tutor for all elementary school levels.
Lauren, MA in Literacy and Cognition, grades 5-12, St. Joseph’s College, BA in English Adolescent Education, grades 7-12.
Currently teaches grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 ELA and social studies at Silverstein Hebrew Academy in Great Neck. She strategically incorporates Common Core Learning Standards into lesson planning and believes in a cooperative and group learning environment. She has a passion for teaching and thoroughly involves students in an energized and energetic learning process.
Ms. Rong Lin, MA in TESOL,MA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (K-6).
Experience: 2nd grade teacher at St. James and St. Joseph School, NY (3 years). Kindergarten teacher at St. James School, NY (15 years). English teacher at Anhui Normal University in China (18 years) Chinese teacher at Chinese-English Language Learning Center in NY. After-school Chinese teacher at Grace Church School in NY.
Sensei Adham Sabry, SENSEI ADHAM SABRY, National Karate Champion.
Black Belt in Karate – 3rd Degree. 12 time Egyptian National Karate Champion. 2 time United States National Karate Champion. World Champion – Karate Pro Las Vegas. 1st Place – USA Karate Open. 1st Place – World Continental Champion (Spain). 1st Place – K1 Premiere League (Egypt). 3rd Place – K1 Premiere League (Netherlands).