Meet Our Tutors

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Caitlyn Benonis Elementary level Math, Statistics, Economics, Differential Equations, K-8 Reading and Writing. 

Hi, my name is Caitlyn Benonis! I am looking forward to completing my degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and receiving my Teaching Certificate this Fall. While I am always first a lover of Math, the field of education has been my passion for many years and I am so excited to begin my career. I love guiding individuals through their own learning experience and leading them to realize the understanding which they've always been capable of; there is little more rewarding than that! 

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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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Zachary Mankoff MCAT, SAT, ACT, highs chool and college math and science subjects.

I am a medical student in Philadelphia and I have worked with students of all grade levels and abilities. I care deeply about teaching and tutoring and I enjoy helping students gain an understanding and a drive for their studies. I have a thorough understanding of strategies to excel in both general academics and standardized tests.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Katharine C. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced Spanish, GED test prep, ESL, Reading, Writing, elementary school Math.

Social worker by education, teacher by nature. I've been studying Spanish for 16 years, and I enjoy teaching it to learners of all ages. I meet students where they are, design lessons to fit their needs and learning styles, and support them in setting and reaching goals. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.