Esther Hecht has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Columbia University and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was a U.S. Department of Education Graduate Fellow, a Columbia University School of General Studies Academic Merit Scholarship recipient, a National Science Foundation Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) and an AMGEN Biotechnology Scholar. Her previous jobs include: working as a Clinical Research Associate at the Institute for Technology Assessment at Massachusetts General Hospital, being a Teaching Fellow a the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Mathematics and a Research Assistant focusing on Single-Molecule Biophysics in the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University. Esther has many years of tutoring experience and has helped students on all different levels. She is skilled in technical studies as well as liberal arts subjects. Her tutoring focus is in mathematics, sciences and all standardized test preparations. She has helped her students score in the 90th percentile in the SAT II Physics and Math subject tests.
Derek Milman graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University, and received a Master’s Degree from Yale University. A classically trained actor, a produced playwright, and a full-time fiction writer, Derek has taught at the high school and college level, and tutors in the humanities. Derek has a passion for literature and writing, and enjoys giving his students a fresh perspective into the writing process, both creative and expository, to gain a greater confidence in their voice, and a clarity in the expression of their ideas. Derek tutors high school and college students at all levels, specializing in English, the classics, essay writing, creative writing, reading comprehension, college applications, and interview prep.
Warren Lange received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Columbia University. During his time at Columbia, he worked as a teaching assistant for the chemistry department. As a TA, Warren held recitations and office hours in which he helped students with questions they had and clarified course content. After graduating, Warren worked as a mentor in the Columbia University High School Summer Program. The program exposes high school students to advanced topics in chemistry and materials science. Warren was responsible for ensuring students’ safety in the lab and leading daily discussion sessions about the new concepts learned in the lab. Warren also worked at the National Museum of Mathematics as a docent for two years. It was his responsibility to explain the mathematics of the exhibits in the museum to patrons of all ages and levels of math knowledge, from toddlers to PhD mathematicians. Warren has been tutoring since high school and finds great pleasure in explaining science and math to others. He specializes in chemistry, math and physics.
Randall Klein earned her Masters Degree in Special Education from Hunter College in 2011 She received her Bachelors Degree in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan in 2008 and graduated with Honors. Randall began teaching 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade English in addition to 10th Grade Global Studies and Earth Science. For the past 3 years Randall had been teaching 7th grade ELA and Special Education. She has helped to develop unit plans and adapted curriculum with differentiated instructional materials to meet needs of diverse students. She also created IEPs for students, including long and short-term goals and promotional criteria and monitored students progress towards those goals. She has also worked in an after-school program called Strategies for Success to support students struggling in their core subject classes or with general organizational or behavioral issues. She works with 6-8th graders to give them strategies to improve their reading levels and writing according to the common core state standards. Randall has many years of experience tutoring children ages 5-15 in English reading and writing. She assists children in understanding difficult concepts taught in the classroom, offering multiple strategies and scaffolds as well as additional supports to reinforce skills.
Benjamin Cohen is currently pursuing his Master degree in Percussion Performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He received his Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from Mannes College the New School for music. There he studied orchestral, contemporary, and world percussion with James Preiss, Maya Gunji, Joseph Tompkins, James Baker, and Glen Velez. Ben has performed with orchestras at locations including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. In the realm of contemporary music Ben has performed extensively as well as conducted various works for percussion ensemble. Ben was a participant in the exclusive Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance with renown pianist and conductor Marc Ponthus. Ben began studying drums at the age of 10, and began private studies with Kenneth Piascik. As a middle school and high school student, Ben was accepted into various Region Bands, and was later accepted to the the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, as well as the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory division, where he studied with Jeffery Kraus. Ben is also well versed in various types of music from around the world. This includes Tabla, the drums used in Indian Classical music whom he studied with world renown Guru Samir Chatterjee, as well as Afro-Cuban drumming with Javier Diaz. Ben spent the past year as an assistant teaching artist with the Cultural After School Adventures (CASA) program at P.S. 88 in Queens, and has taught private lessons to students of various ages. Ben offers drum lessons to students of all levels, which includes work on the development of musical abilities such as the reading and comprehension of music, rhythmic development, and ear training.
Joey Weiss has worked for years in museums and public schools in New York City as an art educator. He received his Masters of Fine Art from Parsons School of Design, and his Bachelors Degree from Bates College, where he studied Political Science in addition to Fine Art. Joey Weiss is a resident of the Guggenheim Museum Learning Through art Program, a teaching artist at two New York City public schools, and a substitute teacher at Friends Seminary. In addition, Joey is a practicing painter, who regularly exhibits in New York City.
Eleina England graduated summa cum laude with honors in biological sciences from Columbia University. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, she spent two years working as a research associate at the Sabeti lab at Harvard University. She then received a master's degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Eleina has conducted scientific research in the fields of neuroscience, cancer biology, viral genomic, and microbiology and has coauthored several scientific journal articles. During her studies, she has served as a volunteer lecturer at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Eleina has a natural talent and joy for explaining complicated scientific concepts to all kinds of audiences, young and old. She enjoys the process of learning, teaching, and walking her pupils through a topic step-by-step to ensure complete clarity and understanding! Eleina tutors in all high school academic subjects and is an expert in scientific and technical writing. She also works with students to guide them through the entire High School or College application process.
Sonia Bernstein has a Bachelors in English from Barnard College and a Masters in English from the University of New Hampshire. She has done postgraduate work in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Rhode Island, as well as teaching writing and literature classes both at the University of Rhode Island and at the Rhode Island School of Design. She tutors high school and college students at all levels. She has also scored AP exams and taught English Language Learners in Dresden, Germany. Her specialties are essay writing, exam prep, college applications and close reading.
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