Meet Our Tutors

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Brian McGinly Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Middle School Science & Math, Algebra 1&2, French

I have been teaching for 3 years at the high school level, as well as the past 8 years in dance and theater. I have a passion for learning. All students learn differently because they are unique individuals. I strive to journey with students to discover how they learn, while also encouraging passion and wonder for knowledge in all areas.

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Angelyce Purnell All levels of Spanish, Interpretation and Translation skills, Portuguese, ESL

I have tutored and taught Spanish to people of various ages at the beginner and advanced levels for over 4 years. I have studied Spanish for over 10 years and Portuguese for over 3, with special attention to applied Spanish linguistics and Spanish literature. I enjoy seeing a student realize that learning Spanish isn't half as difficult as it may seem!

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Steve Scarfone SAT, MCAT, Physics, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, General and Organic Chemistry, Biology

I am a recent Penn graduate, with a Bachelor's degree in Biophysics. I have 6 years of tutoring experience, mostly with high school and college students, but I also taught science to elementary students in the Philadelphia School District for 4 years. I am comfortable and experienced with all ages, and committed to helping you or your child succeed!

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Nancy Moore Reading, Math through Algebra and Geometry, Writing

I am an innovative tutor with strategies for anxious and/or underachieving students. I have specialized in researching and developing strategies for students who have learning difficulties, or find learning in a structured classroom a poor fit for the way they learn.  

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Tim Dudinyak Elementary Math, Elementary Reading, Elementary Writing, Elementary Science and Social Studies

I am a certified elementary teacher who is passionate about education.  I have worked in many roles for the past 19 years - teacher, camp counselor, after school program coordinator, tutor, and group home case worker.  After recently completing my 10th year of teaching in Philadelphia, I look forward to more 1:1 work with students.

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Maddy Zaleski Any level of math from Algebra to Differential Equations. Physics. 

I am a substitute teacher in charter schools around Philadelphia with 5-6 years of tutoring/teaching experience. I recently finished my Master's in physics from Brown University. My background in science has given me a strong foundation in math from algebra to calculus and beyond! I enjoy getting to know my students and teaching them the little tricks that make hard math concepts easier. 

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Lee Burwasser Math, Chemistry, Physics, English, US History, Standardized Test Prep, Writing, French

I have over four years tutoring experience and a Bachelor's in Physics. I love working with students to both improve their understanding of the material and to lower their anxieties (and those of their parents!). Though I specialize in Math, Chemistry, Physics, and SAT prep, I cover most other subjects as well.

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Darshan J. Bhalodia Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, DAT exam, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, SAT exam.

Hi, I am currently a senior at Temple University. Go Owls! My studies are in biology and have been in the accelerated dental program with Temple. I will be attending Temple Dental fall 2017. After rigorously learning science and math, I want to share my knowledge, tips, and tricks for you to succeed!

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Daniel Badgio Math: Geometry; Calculus I and II; Multivariable/Vector Calculus; Linear Algebra and Diff. Equations. Philosophy.

I tutor many levels of Math, offering compassion and a love of learning to students. By engaging natural curiosity I help develop conceptual understanding and mathematical intuition. My own academic interests include Philosophy of Physics and Cognitive Science, which offer insights to make math even more interesting and exciting.

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Raphael Enow Science, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Test Prep, SAT Math, Middle School Science.

I am a seasoned tutor, teacher and college professor. I am preparing to switch my career from Professor of Chemistry to Professor of Pharmacy. Presently, I teach Chemistry to 19 teenagers (13-18) at Mt. Airy Home School Cooperation in Philadelphia.

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Corey Cohen Elementary and Middle School English, Writing, Reading, Social Studies, Math, Science, Computer Applications

I pride myself on working with students on a personal level to ensure their success. As a tutor I encourage good study skills and a positive attitude about the subject at hand. Learning should be engaging, interesting, and ultimately thought provoking. My goal is to improve students understanding, as well as their attitude towards the subject at hand. 

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Jane Wiedmann K-8 Writing, Elementary Reading, K-3 Math, Elementary Social Studies, Elementary Science

A writer and artist by vocation, I began sharing my talents with children in 2007. In 2013, I became a certified K-6 teacher and served the School District of Philadelphia for two years. Serving inclusive classrooms taught me the skills and heart it takes to adapt lessons to each individual’s needs.

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Dina Zaret Biology, chemistry, physics, health, mathematics

I recently graduated from Penn and am interning at a community health center while applying to medical school. I have tutored everything from the SAT to chemistry to health and I enjoy it all, yet I love when I find myself learning from students as well.

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Robyn GurnariElementary and Middle School subjects; Science; all levels of Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, and English/Writing.

My name is Robyn Gurnari and I am studying the speech-language-hearing sciences at La Salle University looking to pursue a career of speech therapy with all ages upon graduation. I specialize in sciences but can work with most subjects. My philosophy is that all subjects can be learned by varying teaching and learning methods. Adaptation is the key to success.

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Daaiyah A. Green All elementary and middle school subjects, GED prep, ESL, English, writing, algebra.           

My name is Daaiyah Ali Green and I was born to teach! I am a results driven teacher with eighteen years of teaching experience.  I believe that every person has the ability to learn. I enjoy helping students discover how they best learn. Through the use of best practices and differentiated instruction I help students make notable academic growth.

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James IngoldsbyGRE, SAT, ACT, AP English Tests., Middle and High School Language Arts, Spanish (all levels), Elementary French, Elementary Italian, Writing and Composition, Rhetoric, Literature & Philosophy, Math (through Pre-Calc)

I’m a PhD Candidate studying 20th-century American poetry and literary theory. I have worked with individual students and classrooms for over a decade and focus my efforts on sharpening critical thinking and writing skills as well as giving students the tools to start where they are and develop their knowledge in many subject areas. 

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Per Faaland SAT, ACT, GRE, GED; K-12 Reading, Writing and Math; Critical Thinking and Public Speaking

In my 20+ years as an educator, I have enjoyed working with students and helping to guide them to turn confusion into clarity, inability into mastery, and intimidation into confidence. I have enjoyed assisting and coaching students across ages, levels and abilities to attain these objectives in many diverse subjects.

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Adam Levin Algebra, Algebra II, Computer Applications, Elementary Math, New SAT and ACT, and more!

I have ten years of tutoring experience and am the founder of Tutor Delphia. I find that I am able to connect with students and help them learn at an accelerated rate through one-on-one tutoring.

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Monica Harbison Reading, English, Language Arts & Writing - Grades K-12 Math - Elementary

I'm a certified Reading Specialist and English teacher with experience teaching students from kindergarten to high school. My title as an Improvement of Reading teacher has given me the expertise to prepare lessons for individual and small group instruction. I'm also a concerned community member who volunteers on Saturdays tutoring students at the neighborhood recreation center. 

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Damilola Giwa Math  Algebra  Algebra 1  Statistics  Early Elementary Math Upper Elementary Math

I recently graduated with a Masters in Economics from Drexel University, where I worked as a tutor and teaching assistant during my graduate program. I also have experience tutoring and mentoring high school students as well as elementary students. I enjoy learning and creating learning opportunities for others in turn. I am patient and able to adjust to individual learning abilities.

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Nick Tannen Middle School Math, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Calculus, Computer Applications, Java Programming

I recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh where I was a math tutor and a teaching assistant for college algebra. I love being friends with my students and maintaining a comfortable environment where I can show them how to grapple with challenging concepts and come out on top.

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Gregg Stubberfield Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus, Computer Programming, All Math!

I've been tutoring all math and statistics subjects for the past 5 years to students young and old. Tutoring math now comes as natural to me as sleeping. In fact, I eat numbers for breakfast!

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Ms. Kimberly Alburger Elementary Education (K-6th Grade); All elementary academic areas Special Education (N-12th) Reading Specialist (N-12th)

Hello! I am a certified elementary education and special education teacher. I graduated Temple University with a degree in Elementary/Special Education in 2006.  Although I have been teaching for the School District of Philadelphia for the past nine years, I have been working with children for over fifteen years. I am truly devoted to meeting the needs of diverse learners!

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Mattia Perozzi Any middle school or high school math topic: Algebra, Calculus, and Trigonometry. For college students: Calculus I.

My main goal is for my students to be happy about the work we do together. This includes achievement of their personal goals, like tests and exams. But also the feeling that they are making progress during the lessons, that their specific issues are being addressed. The most important quality I have as a tutor, is that I care.

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Robin Joy Finkelstein Reading, Writing, Elementary Education for 1st grade to 4th grade, Hebrew

I've been teaching for 36 years. For the past 11 years I've taught 1st to 4th grades in all subjects. I'm certified in elementary education and Hebrew and have taught many students, including those with special needs and English language learners. 


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Cathy G. Adult, teen & child in: math; English; science; admissions test prep (SSAT/ISEE; PSAT/SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, GRE)  

I love helping people of all ages to move from "I can't" to "I can" when it comes to academic challenges. I use students' strengths, 25 years of teaching experience, age-appropriate praise, and attentive observation to replace students' cloudy understanding with joyful confidence in their knowledge of the subject matter and ability to learn.

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Andrew Kinney Elementary Math, Reading and Writing and Middle / High School Reading, Writing, Sp Science and Social Studies  

I am a dedicated educator with a certification in Biology 7-12. I care what each student is learning and how each individual learns. No two students are the same in the way they learn or the way they think. With this knowledge I craft lessons and practice to enhance the way your child can learn and grow as a student and foster life long learning.  

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Anna Coufal Writing, Reading, Algebra I, and Social Studies for upper elementary through high school students as well as first- or second-year college students

Hello, my name is Anna. I am an Anthropology student at Temple University with a background in theatre. My writing and math skills are very strong, and I have provided childcare for many years, so I am very skilled at working with children and teens. 


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Abigail Appleton I can currently tutor High school English High school writing

As a current tutor at Community College of Philadelphia, as well as a current student finishing up the tail end of my degree at Temple University, I am very in tune with schoolwork and the school atmosphere. I work with students daily and am always striving to make sure they put their best foot forward and produce the best work. 

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Vince McNeil Jr. Spanish, Portuguese, English Grammar, Linguistics, ESL, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalc, Calculus

I graduated from Temple University and studied mathematics and linguistics. I'm multilingual with proficiency in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and some ASL. I'm well-versed in mathematical reasoning and Hispanic linguistics. As an adult educator, I've taught language to teachers  parents in Philadelphia & I've been music director for an adult choir out of Villanova University.