MEET THE FOUNDER
When I left a teaching job I loved to be home with my young children, I was worried I’d really miss the classroom. And then I had the good fortune of meeting Rory, my first private student. Almost instantly, Rory helped me to see that the one-on-one nature of tutoring would allow me to teach each student in the ways that best helped him or her to make sense of the material.
Before long, more and more parents came to me seeking help for hardworking kids who were nonetheless struggling in school. Increasingly, these requests were in areas outside my expertise. So in 2006, in order to help as many kids as possible, I invited a small group of talented teachers to join me in launching a new, comprehensive tutoring service. Our name came from a thank-you note I received from a mother that summer: “You don’t just see a struggling student,” she said. “You really see the whole kid.”
At the heart of what we do is the individual student. When one of our private tutors sits down with one of our students, magic happens. All the tutors on our team share a craving for those “light bulb” moments when students see beyond the work due tomorrow to the skills they are learning and the knowledge they are gaining, through their own hard work.
I find it very gratifying that parents see fit to call us back over and over, sometimes even twelve or eighteen months after the end of a tutoring engagement, because they know that they can count on me to listen carefully, to work with them to develop a sound action plan, and if needed, to match them with a great-fit tutor.
MEET THE TEAM
"When I was teaching and coaching soccer in NJ, some of my soccer players decided it would be fun to pull a prank. They went to the faculty parking lot, picked up my VW Beetle, and moved it into the woods near the lot. No harm was done, so we had a good laugh and no additional hill sprints were required!"
"I was on two dance teams during my time in undergrad, though I had never regularly danced before going to college!"
"I'm interested in exploring sensory feedback and dexterous motor control for people with disabilities through brain machine interfaces. Unusual sports I've tried include synchronized swimming, fencing, and archery."
"After playing the piano for 13 years, I received the opportunity to perform a piano concerto with a full orchestra during a concert."
"I sang in an acapella group in college. My interest in teaching others was fostered by my work throughout high school with children with special needs."
"I have a highly eclectic group of hobbies including cooking, sewing, language learning, physical fitness and nutrition, and tabletop role-playing games."