Meet Our Tutors

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Josh Ackerman English, History, Math, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Social Studies, Test Prep, SAT/ACT, Study Skills, Hebrew

I was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, attended Jewish day schools through high school, and am now majoring in Economics and Political Economy at Temple University. As a student, I am acutely aware of differences in learning styles, the resulting need to tailor lessons to the individual student, and other challenges students face today.

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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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Emmalee Ranner Elementary Level: Any subject, any grade. Grades 5-8: Reading, writing, social studies, science. Grades 5-6: Math, reading, writing, social studies, science.

Greetings! I am a 24 year-old educator with a degree in Early Childhood Education from Bloomsburg University. I have recently moved to the King of Prussia area this August from the Poconos. I am becoming a substitute for the Philadelphia School District and there is nothing else I want more than to help students become all that they can be!

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Sarah Snyder Science, English, Math Elementary, Middle, and Upper Grades

I am a certified teacher and graduate of Teacher's College, Columbia University. My background is in Earth Science and I've taught middle school science for over 5 years. I also taught in India and am comfortable with students of all backgrounds.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Andrew Vuocolo English, Writing, Social Studies, Middle School, High School, Adult, and ESL

My approach to tutoring is to have my students practice their skills as much as possible, instead of emphasizing memorization. I find that this approach helps students build confidence faster, and gives them more memorable reasons to remember new rules or techniques.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seth Schimmel Critical Reading, Writing, Literature, Philosophy, Social Studies, History, Contemporary Digital Applications

I meet my students where they're at, and strive to teach the critical thinking skills that are useful for reading, writing and doing research in today's world. I am deeply passionate about the ways that studying philosophy and history can impact the changing nature of how we learn in the the 21st century. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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.