Maryellen, MA in English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University 

Maryellen has several decades of experience as a writer, editor, and teacher. She is a published author of both books and articles and teaches college writing at Suffolk Community College. Previously she taught at Hofstra University, NYIT, and Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. She has a decade of experience as a high school English teacher and has coached many students through writing the college admission essay. Her students have successfully applied to both private schools—including top tier Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Cornell—and state schools. She has also helped students with personal statements for graduate school.

Allan, Bachelors Degree in English/Writing, Masters Degree in Secondary Education

Allan has worked as a high school English teacher in the New York City public school system for 29 years, providing instruction in AP English, Journalism, Regents English, and Creative Writing. Before he was a teacher, he wrote health education literature for a large medical group and edited advertisements for a Fifth Avenue ad agency. He has published one novel under the pseudonym Allan W. Azouz and is hoping to finish his next major work this summer.


Meilin, Science Teacher, MA in Education from Stanford University, BS from Duke University

Meilin graduated from Duke University in 2019 with a BS degree in Chemistry and obtained a secondary science teaching credential as well as a MA degree in Education from Stanford Teachers Education Program. She has taught high school chemistry and is currently a middle school science teacher in California.

Nohman Sakhi, Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education from SUNY College at Old Westbury

Nohman is a certified teacher in Childhood education grades 1-6. He is currently a graduate student at SUNY Old Westbury. Nohman has worked in many different districts as a teacher, substitute teacher, and teachers aide. 

Barry, PHD in Engineering from Stony Brook

Barry is the Creative Machine Design and Robotics Design program developer, FLL Team Competition Advisor and Website Design Studio instructor.

Joan,  MS in Elementary Education from Hofstra University, BA from Iona College.

Permanent NYS Teaching Certification, Elementary Education N-6.  She taught 3rd grade at Hobart Elementary School in William Floyd School District, taught 2nd and 3rd grade religion class at St. Edward’s in Syosset, and is an experienced reading, writing and math tutor for all elementary school levels.

Ms. Rong Lin, MA in TESOL,MA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (K-6).

Experience: 2nd grade teacher at St. James and St. Joseph School, NY (3 years). Kindergarten teacher at St. James School, NY (15 years). English teacher at Anhui Normal University in China (18 years) Chinese teacher at Chinese-English Language Learning Center in NY. After-school Chinese teacher at Grace Church School in NY.

Helene,  M.S, B.S. Learning Disabilities Specialist

Employed by The New York City Department of Education (38 years), (grades 9-12), Permanent N.Y.S. Certification in Special Education since September 1979 (grades nursery -college), Permanent N.Y.C licenses in the areas of English and Social Studies, Experience with Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) and Regents Prep.

Gina,   BA from Rutgers University, MA in Teaching

She is a highly effective tutor with the ability to bring out the best in your child. Her specialties are SAT and ACT prep (reading comprehension and writing), English language arts, including reading, vocabulary and writing skills, English for foreign language speakers, and social studies.  Gina has being tutoring for over 10 years,  helping children master the skills necessary for success in school and has taught English in several public high schools in New Jersey.

Peter, aka “Presto Pete”

He is a former Science department chair from the Great Neck School District, who created science programs for the LIU Center for Gifted Youth Summer Camp and is a Public Access TV science program producer.

Lauren, MA in Literacy and Cognition, grades 5-12, St. Joseph’s College, BA in English Adolescent Education, grades 7-12.

Currently teaches grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 ELA and social studies at Silverstein Hebrew Academy in Great Neck.  She strategically incorporates Common Core Learning Standards into lesson planning and believes in a cooperative and group learning environment.  She has a passion for teaching and thoroughly involves students in an energized and energetic learning process.