Meet Our Tutors

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Gina Tomaine English, Reading, Writing and Composition, College Application Essays, Social Sciences (Economics, Government), Latin

I am an enthusiastic lover of learning with 7 years of writing tutoring experience. I have an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Emerson College in Boston, and a B.A. in English and Economics from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. I am currently an adjunct instructor in Composition and Literature at Saint Joseph's.

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Susan Lynette Comitalo Reading, Writing, Social Studies, History, Science, Study Skills

I am certified in Middle Level, Reading and History.  I am also certified in Elementary Education. I have been a public school teacher for the past nineteen years teaching at various levels throughout my career. 


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Emily Rose Elementary Reading Elementary Math Middle School Reading  Middle School Math

I am a certified in grades K-6th and an ESL teacher within the School District of Philadelphia. I have been teaching since graduating from Millersville University in 2009. I have taught all grades from Kindergarten to 6th grade. Coming in December of 2015 I will have my masters from Temple University. My experience has given me the tools to feel comfortable tutoring all elementary and middle school students. 

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Tiara Swinson

I am a recent graduate of the Johns Hopkins University with a degree in math and a minor in physics. I have been tutoring friends and family for years in math and physics and have continued on to tutor with Tutor Delphia. I have passion for teaching and am currently working toward my PhD for a professorship.

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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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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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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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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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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. 

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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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David Aronia Standardized Tests, Math, Reading, Writing, College Essays

I love teaching, and have experience teaching students from different backgrounds and experiences. My priority is to instill a love of learning in my students, and help them discover the thrill of solving academic puzzles. 

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Lyndi R. Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Algebra I

As a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a cancer biologist, I use many scientific and math concepts on a daily basis.  I have taught several college and graduate level classes and mentor junior scientists daily.  I can clearly explain and break down complex concepts to make them more understandable.  I enjoy working with others and teaching!

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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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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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Tara Mendola Writing, English, History, Social Studies, French, Arabic, AP exam prep, GRE and SAT reading/verbal.

As a tutor, I help your child to reach their full potential as both a student and a critical thinker. As a published writer and college professor, I have the skills and experience to guide your child through a range of scholastic challenges, from AP exam prep, to French grammar, to English essay assignments.

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Arnold Barr Physics (all levels), Math (all levels)

To relive the excitement of discovery is the most effective means of learning.

I use discovery learning to illuminate the discoveries that allow us to become more real to the world. This study has a long and glorious history. What people believed often bent their views. We use the scientific method to guide our discoveries and help reveal truth.

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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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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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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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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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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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David Klebanoff Elementary and middle school math

I am a physician who recently closed his medical practice after 30 years and am looking forward to new rewarding opportunities. I have been helping my own children, as well as my nieces and nephews, for many years with their math questions. I enjoy watching children succeed

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Nefertari Adams Adult Tutoring, English Tutoring, Math Tutoring, Test Prep , Elementary Tutoring, Middle School Tutoring, High School Tutoring

Given my extensive educational background coming from boarding school in Connecticut, then obtaining my bachelors degree at Howard University and now pursuing my MBA at Wharton, I have found that it has always been those people who were willing to mentor and tutor me, in my greatest times of need, that made some of the greatest impacts on my life. It is for this reason that I have aimed and will continue to aim to pay it forward!

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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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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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Christopher Curcio English/Language Arts, Middle Years Math, Business Math, Social Studies, Microsoft Office

I am an 8th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher at Roosevelt Elementary in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. I am 28 years old, a newly christened father to Evan Thomas, and am currently working on a Master's degree in Academic Leadership at Drexel University.

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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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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.