Independent school teachers specializing in summer learning

Upper school

Reading

Cassandra D.

Cassandra is both an upper school English teacher as well as a member of the academic support department at an independent school in Waltham. Currently, she teaches 11th grade English and Honors English. A graduate of Holy Cross, Cassandra double majored in English and Psychology. She recently received her Masters of Education specializing in Secondary English Education from Boston College. In her academic support role, 

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Cassandra spends time with students working on skills such as note taking, organizational strategies, time management, and executive functioning. Cassandra is happy to tutor students on developing their analytical and creative writing, and she can also tutor students as they manage the challenging content of summer reading. In addition, Cassandra has experience tutoring the verbal, reading, and writing sections of the SSAT and SAT. Cassandra loves to read, watch the Patriots and Celtics, and engage in numerous outdoor activities such as biking, golfing, tennis, and running. Cassandra is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from her home in Brighton, MA or 30-45 minutes from her location in Dennis, MA (Cape Cod).

Conor M.

Conor is the Chair of the English department at an independent school in Waltham. He is a 12 year veteran of the independent school world, 9 of which have also been in a variety of educational and administrative roles. Conor has taught every grade from 7th to 12th and has experience with a variety of pedagogies and subject matters. A graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Conor also holds a masters degree from Middlebury College. He enjoys reading, woodworking, and the New England Patriots. Conor is willing to drive 30 minutes from his home in Waltham.

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David C.

David is a high school English teacher at an independent school in Brookline, MA. He has 26 years teaching experience and has taught all high school grades. He has extensive experience teaching AP English Literature and IB English A1 SL and HL. He will work with your son or daughter on reading comprehension, analytical writing, or SAT preparation. He also has experience helping students develop college application essays and supplements. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, he holds a Master’s Degree from Middlebury College. 

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Outside teaching, David loves spending time with his wife and three children, reading, and running. He is willing to travel up to 30 minutes from his home in Walpole.

Kelsey M.

Kelsey is a ninth grade science teacher at an Independent school in Waltham. A graduate of Smith College, Kelsey majored in Chemistry, but has experience teaching many different kinds of science, such as Physics, Earth Science, and Biology. Kelsey works closely with her students to help them develop skills such as note taking, organization strategies, time management, and executive functioning. She collaborates with the learning 

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specialists at her school to help each and every student reach their full potential in the classroom. She currently works as a tutor at her current school twice a week for students who are having trouble keeping up their grades. She helps to guide them in learning effective time management and organization skills, and acts as a liaison with their teachers to help support them with their assignments. Kelsey is happy to tutor students in different science disciplines, various levels of math including Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus, or in navigating summer reading and AP assignments. She is able and willing to help with the development of effective note taking skills and organization of content. In addition, Kelsey has experience tutoring the math and verbal sections of the SSAT and SAT. In her free time, Kelsey loves to read, sing a cappella, and do crossword puzzles. Kelsey is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from her home in Medford, MA.

Erni J.

Erni has taught English, history, study skills, and creative writing for over 30 years at both the Middle and Upper School level. She also designed and implemented academic assistance programs at independent schools in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, and has provided private individual tutoring services for both Middle and High School students. For the last 18 years, Erni has worked with students in grades 9 through 12 in an independent school on Cape Cod, instructing these academic subjects, as well as guiding the older students through the college admissions process, assisting them in preparing personal resumes and constructing effective essays. Erni graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in English, and received an MA

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 in Comparative Literature from Western Connecticut State University. She is a published short story writer, and the author of four novels, Scraps of Eternity, Some Things are Better Left Unsaid, Home to Trout River, and Taking Flight, and is currently working on a collection of short stories and poetry. Erni is willing and able to tutor/assist middle and upper school students in writing and reading skills (including support for summer reading assignments), Vocabulary strengthening, Basic Math up to and including Algebra I, first year French or Spanish, and Study Skills, as well as College Admission Essay preparation. She is willing to drive up to 30 minutes from her Centerville home.

Deirdre R.

Deirdre teaches 7th-12thgrade Art History, Studio Art and has taught 9thgrade Literature at an independent all-boys school in Needham where she has worked for 15 years. After earning her B.A in English at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, she went on to earn a M.A in Irish Literature & History at Boston College. Deirdre approaches courses with an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and has worked to integrate successful organizational strategies, note-taking, study techniques and pacing to her 7thand 8thgrade curriculum. Teaching Art History 

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has provided Deirdre with a broad and unique approach to tutoring. Over the years she has tutored English, History/Social Studies, SAT prep, and college-prep essay writing. In recent years, she has worked with ESL students on reading and grammar and is happy to read whatever texts students may have on their school summer reading. She has worked with students challenged by learning disabilities, intellectual challenges and emotional struggles. It gives her great joy to motivate, cheerlead and empower a young person with confidence and to foster a life long joy of learning! A co-moderator of the school newspaper and literary magazine, Deirdre enjoys working with students on their creative, expository, and persuasive writing. She has taught A.P Art History and Drawing & Painting Studio Art for 13 years and is happy to work with any aspiring artist. Active in various student life activities, Deirdre is also the Varsity Alpine Skiing and Varsity Sailing coach and enjoys outdoor activities and sports, cooking, and photography. She is willing to drive an hour from her home in Brookline, MA but also within Scituate, MA where she often visits her folks in summer months.

Jeremy A.

Jeremy is a high school ESL teacher at an independent school in Reading. He has taught English for eight years, including AP Literature, American Literature, and British Literature, and he has taught ESL for two years. This included ABE (Adult Basic Education) and TOEFL Prep. He has also tutored students in SAT, ACT, and college essay writing. A graduate of Brown University, Jeremy holds a master’s degree in English Education from BU and possesses his TEFL certification. He enjoys playing songs on guitar/piano and listening to live music. Jeremy is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from his home in Woburn.

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Writing

Cassandra D.

Cassandra is both an upper school English teacher as well as a member of the academic support department at an independent school in Waltham. Currently, she teaches 11th grade English and Honors English. A graduate of Holy Cross, Cassandra double majored in English and Psychology. She recently received her Masters of Education specializing in Secondary English Education from Boston College. In her academic support role, 

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Cassandra spends time with students working on skills such as note taking, organizational strategies, time management, and executive functioning. Cassandra is happy to tutor students on developing their analytical and creative writing, and she can also tutor students as they manage the challenging content of summer reading. In addition, Cassandra has experience tutoring the verbal, reading, and writing sections of the SSAT and SAT. Cassandra loves to read, watch the Patriots and Celtics, and engage in numerous outdoor activities such as biking, golfing, tennis, and running. Cassandra is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from her home in Brighton, MA or 30-45 minutes from her location in Dennis, MA (Cape Cod).

Conor M.

Conor is the Chair of the English department at an independent school in Waltham. He is a 12 year veteran of the independent school world, 9 of which have also been in a variety of educational and administrative roles. Conor has taught every grade from 7th to 12th and has experience with a variety of pedagogies and subject matters. A graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Conor also holds a masters degree from Middlebury College. He enjoys reading, woodworking, and the New England Patriots. Conor is willing to drive 30 minutes from his home in Waltham.

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David C.

David is a high school English teacher at an independent school in Brookline, MA. He has 26 years teaching experience and has taught all high school grades. He has extensive experience teaching AP English Literature and IB English A1 SL and HL. He will work with your son or daughter on reading comprehension, analytical writing, or SAT preparation. He also has experience helping students develop college application essays and supplements. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, he holds a Master’s Degree from Middlebury College. 

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Outside teaching, David loves spending time with his wife and three children, reading, and running. He is willing to travel up to 30 minutes from his home in Walpole.

Erni J.

Erni has taught English, history, study skills, and creative writing for over 30 years at both the Middle and Upper School level. She also designed and implemented academic assistance programs at independent schools in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, and has provided private individual tutoring services for both Middle and High School students. For the last 18 years, Erni has worked with students in grades 9 through 12 in an independent school on Cape Cod, instructing these academic subjects, as well as guiding the older students through the college admissions process, assisting them in preparing personal resumes and constructing effective essays. Erni graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in English, and received an MA 

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in Comparative Literature from Western Connecticut State University. She is a published short story writer, and the author of four novels, Scraps of Eternity, Some Things are Better Left Unsaid, Home to Trout River, and Taking Flight, and is currently working on a collection of short stories and poetry. Erni is willing and able to tutor/assist middle and upper school students in writing and reading skills (including support for summer reading assignments), Vocabulary strengthening, Basic Math up to and including Algebra I, first year French or Spanish, and Study Skills, as well as College Admission Essay preparation. She is willing to drive up to 30 minutes from her Centerville home.

Deirdre R.

Deirdre teaches 7th-12thgrade Art History, Studio Art and has taught 9thgrade Literature at an independent all-boys school in Needham where she has worked for 15 years. After earning her B.A in English at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, she went on to earn a M.A in Irish Literature & History at Boston College. Deirdre approaches courses with an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and has worked to integrate successful organizational strategies, note-taking, study techniques and pacing to her 7thand 8thgrade curriculum. Teaching Art History 

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has provided Deirdre with a broad and unique approach to tutoring. Over the years she has tutored English, History/Social Studies, SAT prep, and college-prep essay writing. In recent years, she has worked with ESL students on reading and grammar and is happy to read whatever texts students may have on their school summer reading. She has worked with students challenged by learning disabilities, intellectual challenges and emotional struggles. It gives her great joy to motivate, cheerlead and empower a young person with confidence and to foster a life long joy of learning! A co-moderator of the school newspaper and literary magazine, Deirdre enjoys working with students on their creative, expository, and persuasive writing. She has taught A.P Art History and Drawing & Painting Studio Art for 13 years and is happy to work with any aspiring artist. Active in various student life activities, Deirdre is also the Varsity Alpine Skiing and Varsity Sailing coach and enjoys outdoor activities and sports, cooking, and photography. She is willing to drive an hour from her home in Brookline, MA but also within Scituate, MA where she often visits her folks in summer months.

Jeremy A.

Jeremy is a high school ESL teacher at an independent school in Reading. He has taught English for eight years, including AP Literature, American Literature, and British Literature, and he has taught ESL for two years. This included ABE (Adult Basic Education) and TOEFL Prep. He has also tutored students in SAT, ACT, and college essay writing. A graduate of Brown University, Jeremy holds a master’s degree in English Education from BU and possesses his TEFL certification. He enjoys playing songs on guitar/piano and listening to live music. Jeremy is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from his home in Woburn.

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Math

Kelsey M.

Kelsey is a ninth grade science teacher at an Independent school in Waltham. A graduate of Smith College, Kelsey majored in Chemistry, but has experience teaching many different kinds of science, such as Physics, Earth Science, and Biology. Kelsey works closely with her students to help them develop skills such as note taking, organization strategies, time management, and executive functioning. She collaborates with the learning 

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specialists at her school to help each and every student reach their full potential in the classroom. She currently works as a tutor at her current school twice a week for students who are having trouble keeping up their grades. She helps to guide them in learning effective time management and organization skills, and acts as a liaison with their teachers to help support them with their assignments. Kelsey is happy to tutor students in different science disciplines, various levels of math including Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus, or in navigating summer reading and AP assignments. She is able and willing to help with the development of effective note taking skills and organization of content. In addition, Kelsey has experience tutoring the math and verbal sections of the SSAT and SAT. In her free time, Kelsey loves to read, sing a cappella, and do crossword puzzles. Kelsey is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from her home in Medford, MA.

Mike G.

Mike is an upper school mathematics teacher at an independent school on Cape Cod. His background is in pure math, having earned a BA and MA in the subject from Providence College and the University of Montana, respectively. He has worked with over 150 families in Massachusetts and Montana while working for private tutoring companies in both states. Mike’s passion for math makes for a fun yet informative tutoring session; he 

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is able to meet students at their level and quickly identify any gaps in learning. Mike is available to tutor all math subjects from Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus and beyond, as well as standardized tests like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and SAT II subject tests. He can also help students prepare for high school chemistry and physics. Outside of the classroom, Mike enjoys hiking, cooking, rock climbing, and doing recreational math. He lives in the mid-region of the Cape and is willing to drive up to 45 minutes for a tutoring session.

Teresa C.

Teresa is an upper school mathematics teacher at an independent school in Brookline. She has been an independent school math educator of 30 years (M.Ed), both in boarding and day schools. Teresa specializes in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Geometry Honors. She is also a qualified ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT test prep teacher. Outside of the classroom, Teresa enjoys walking, cooking, and crocheting. She lives in Newton and is willing to drive 30 minutes.

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Erni J.

Erni has taught English, history, study skills, and creative writing for over 30 years at both the Middle and Upper School level. She also designed and implemented academic assistance programs at independent schools in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, and has provided private individual tutoring services for both Middle and High School students. For the last 18 years, Erni has worked with students in grades 9 through 12 in an independent school on Cape Cod, instructing these academic subjects, as well as guiding the older students through the college admissions process, assisting them in preparing personal resumes and constructing effective essays. Erni graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in English, and received an MA in 

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Comparative Literature from Western Connecticut State University. She is a published short story writer, and the author of four novels, Scraps of Eternity, Some Things are Better Left Unsaid, Home to Trout River, and Taking Flight, and is currently working on a collection of short stories and poetry. Erni is willing and able to tutor/assist middle and upper school students in writing and reading skills (including support for summer reading assignments), Vocabulary strengthening, Basic Math up to and including Algebra I, first year French or Spanish, and Study Skills, as well as College Admission Essay preparation. She is willing to drive up to 30 minutes from her Centerville home.

Standardized Testing

Cassandra D.

Cassandra is both an upper school English teacher as well as a member of the academic support department at an independent school in Waltham. Currently, she teaches 11th grade English and Honors English. A graduate of Holy Cross, Cassandra double majored in English and Psychology. She recently received her Masters of Education specializing in Secondary English Education from Boston College. In her academic support role, 

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Cassandra spends time with students working on skills such as note taking, organizational strategies, time management, and executive functioning. Cassandra is happy to tutor students on developing their analytical and creative writing, and she can also tutor students as they manage the challenging content of summer reading. In addition, Cassandra has experience tutoring the verbal, reading, and writing sections of the SSAT and SAT. Cassandra loves to read, watch the Patriots and Celtics, and engage in numerous outdoor activities such as biking, golfing, tennis, and running. Cassandra is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from her home in Brighton, MA or 30-45 minutes from her location in Dennis, MA (Cape Cod).

Conor M.

Conor is the Chair of the English department at an independent school in Waltham. He is a 12 year veteran of the independent school world, 9 of which have also been in a variety of educational and administrative roles. Conor has taught every grade from 7th to 12th and has experience with a variety of pedagogies and subject matters. A graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Conor also holds a masters degree from Middlebury College. He enjoys reading, woodworking, and the New England Patriots. Conor is willing to drive 30 minutes from his home in Waltham.

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David C.

David is a high school English teacher at an independent school in Brookline, MA. He has 26 years teaching experience and has taught all high school grades. He has extensive experience teaching AP English Literature and IB English A1 SL and HL. He will work with your son or daughter on reading comprehension, analytical writing, or SAT preparation. He also has experience helping students develop college application essays and supplements. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, he holds a Master’s Degree from Middlebury College. Outside teaching, David loves spending time with his wife and three children, reading, and running. He is willing to travel up to 30 minutes from his home in Walpole.

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Jim B.

Jim is a history teacher at an independent school in Waltham. Currently, he teaches 11th grade US History, but he will be expanding his course-load next year to include 10th grade World Civilizations II and a senior elective, Criminal Justice. In his courses, Jim emphasizes writing skills. He is happy to tutor students to improve their analytical and creative writing. He also tutors the verbal, reading, and writing sections of the SSAT and SAT. In addition to teaching, Jim coaches soccer, basketball, and softball. He is also an avid skier, mountain biker, and chess player. Jim is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from his home in Charlestown.

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Kelsey M.

Kelsey is a ninth grade science teacher at an Independent school in Waltham. A graduate of Smith College, Kelsey majored in Chemistry, but has experience teaching many different kinds of science, such as Physics, Earth Science, and Biology. Kelsey works closely with her students to help them develop skills such as note taking, organization strategies, time management, and executive functioning. She collaborates with the learning 

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specialists at her school to help each and every student reach their full potential in the classroom. She currently works as a tutor at her current school twice a week for students who are having trouble keeping up their grades. She helps to guide them in learning effective time management and organization skills, and acts as a liaison with their teachers to help support them with their assignments. Kelsey is happy to tutor students in different science disciplines, various levels of math including Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus, or in navigating summer reading and AP assignments. She is able and willing to help with the development of effective note taking skills and organization of content. In addition, Kelsey has experience tutoring the math and verbal sections of the SSAT and SAT. In her free time, Kelsey loves to read, sing a cappella, and do crossword puzzles. Kelsey is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from her home in Medford, MA.

Teresa C.

Teresa is an upper school mathematics teacher at an independent school in Brookline. She has been an independent school math educator of 30 years (M.Ed), both in boarding and day schools. Teresa specializes in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Geometry Honors. She is also a qualified ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT test prep teacher. Outside of the classroom, Teresa enjoys walking, cooking, and crocheting. She lives in Newton and is willing to drive 30 minutes.

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Deirdre R.

Deirdre teaches 7th-12thgrade Art History, Studio Art and has taught 9thgrade Literature at an independent all-boys school in Needham where she has worked for 15 years. After earning her B.A in English at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, she went on to earn a M.A in Irish Literature & History at Boston College. Deirdre approaches courses with an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and has worked to integrate successful organizational strategies, note-taking, study techniques and pacing to her 7thand 8thgrade curriculum. Teaching Art History 

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has provided Deirdre with a broad and unique approach to tutoring. Over the years she has tutored English, History/Social Studies, SAT prep, and college-prep essay writing. In recent years, she has worked with ESL students on reading and grammar and is happy to read whatever texts students may have on their school summer reading. She has worked with students challenged by learning disabilities, intellectual challenges and emotional struggles. It gives her great joy to motivate, cheerlead and empower a young person with confidence and to foster a life long joy of learning! A co-moderator of the school newspaper and literary magazine, Deirdre enjoys working with students on their creative, expository, and persuasive writing. She has taught A.P Art History and Drawing & Painting Studio Art for 13 years and is happy to work with any aspiring artist. Active in various student life activities, Deirdre is also the Varsity Alpine Skiing and Varsity Sailing coach and enjoys outdoor activities and sports, cooking, and photography. She is willing to drive an hour from her home in Brookline, MA but also within Scituate, MA where she often visits her folks in summer months.

Jeremy A.

Jeremy is a high school ESL teacher at an independent school in Reading. He has taught English for eight years, including AP Literature, American Literature, and British Literature, and he has taught ESL for two years. This included ABE (Adult Basic Education) and TOEFL Prep. He has also tutored students in SAT, ACT, and college essay writing. A graduate of Brown University, Jeremy holds a master’s degree in English Education from BU and possesses his TEFL certification. He enjoys playing songs on guitar/piano and listening to live music. Jeremy is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from his home in Woburn.

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Mike G.

Mike is an upper school mathematics teacher at an independent school on Cape Cod. His background is in pure math, having earned a BA and MA in the subject from Providence College and the University of Montana, respectively. He has worked with over 150 families in Massachusetts and Montana while working for private tutoring companies in both states. Mike’s passion for math makes for a fun yet informative tutoring session; he is able to meet students at their level and quickly identify any gaps in learning. Mike is available to tutor all math 

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subjects from Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus and beyond, as well as standardized tests like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and SAT II subject tests. He can also help students prepare for high school chemistry and physics. Outside of the classroom, Mike enjoys hiking, cooking, rock climbing, and doing recreational math. He lives in the mid-region of the Cape and is willing to drive up to 45 minutes for a tutoring session.

Learning Skills

Cassandra D.

Cassandra is both an upper school English teacher as well as a member of the academic support department at an independent school in Waltham. Currently, she teaches 11th grade English and Honors English. A graduate of Holy Cross, Cassandra double majored in English and Psychology. She recently received her Masters of Education specializing in Secondary English Education from Boston College. In her academic support role, 

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Cassandra spends time with students working on skills such as note taking, organizational strategies, time management, and executive functioning. Cassandra is happy to tutor students on developing their analytical and creative writing, and she can also tutor students as they manage the challenging content of summer reading. In addition, Cassandra has experience tutoring the verbal, reading, and writing sections of the SSAT and SAT. Cassandra loves to read, watch the Patriots and Celtics, and engage in numerous outdoor activities such as biking, golfing, tennis, and running. Cassandra is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from her home in Brighton, MA or 30-45 minutes from her location in Dennis, MA (Cape Cod).

Kelsey M.

Kelsey is a ninth grade science teacher at an Independent school in Waltham. A graduate of Smith College, Kelsey majored in Chemistry, but has experience teaching many different kinds of science, such as Physics, Earth Science, and Biology. Kelsey works closely with her students to help them develop skills such as note taking, organization strategies, time management, and executive functioning. She collaborates with the learning 

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specialists at her school to help each and every student reach their full potential in the classroom. She currently works as a tutor at her current school twice a week for students who are having trouble keeping up their grades. She helps to guide them in learning effective time management and organization skills, and acts as a liaison with their teachers to help support them with their assignments. Kelsey is happy to tutor students in different science disciplines, various levels of math including Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus, or in navigating summer reading and AP assignments. She is able and willing to help with the development of effective note taking skills and organization of content. In addition, Kelsey has experience tutoring the math and verbal sections of the SSAT and SAT. In her free time, Kelsey loves to read, sing a cappella, and do crossword puzzles. Kelsey is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from her home in Medford, MA.

Erni J.

Erni has taught English, history, study skills, and creative writing for over 30 years at both the Middle and Upper School level. She also designed and implemented academic assistance programs at independent schools in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, and has provided private individual tutoring services for both Middle and High School students. For the last 18 years, Erni has worked with students in grades 9 through 12 in an independent school on Cape Cod, instructing these academic subjects, as well as guiding the older students through the college admissions process, assisting them in preparing personal resumes and constructing effective essays. Erni graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in English, and received an MA in 

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Comparative Literature from Western Connecticut State University. She is a published short story writer, and the author of four novels, Scraps of Eternity, Some Things are Better Left Unsaid, Home to Trout River, and Taking Flight, and is currently working on a collection of short stories and poetry. Erni is willing and able to tutor/assist middle and upper school students in writing and reading skills (including support for summer reading assignments), Vocabulary strengthening, Basic Math up to and including Algebra I, first year French or Spanish, and Study Skills, as well as College Admission Essay preparation. She is willing to drive up to 30 minutes from her Centerville home.

Deirdre R.

Deirdre teaches 7th-12thgrade Art History, Studio Art and has taught 9thgrade Literature at an independent all-boys school in Needham where she has worked for 15 years. After earning her B.A in English at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, she went on to earn a M.A in Irish Literature & History at Boston College. Deirdre approaches courses with an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and has worked to integrate successful organizational strategies, note-taking, study techniques and pacing to her 7thand 8thgrade curriculum. Teaching Art History 

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has provided Deirdre with a broad and unique approach to tutoring. Over the years she has tutored English, History/Social Studies, SAT prep, and college-prep essay writing. In recent years, she has worked with ESL students on reading and grammar and is happy to read whatever texts students may have on their school summer reading. She has worked with students challenged by learning disabilities, intellectual challenges and emotional struggles. It gives her great joy to motivate, cheerlead and empower a young person with confidence and to foster a life long joy of learning! A co-moderator of the school newspaper and literary magazine, Deirdre enjoys working with students on their creative, expository, and persuasive writing. She has taught A.P Art History and Drawing & Painting Studio Art for 13 years and is happy to work with any aspiring artist. Active in various student life activities, Deirdre is also the Varsity Alpine Skiing and Varsity Sailing coach and enjoys outdoor activities and sports, cooking, and photography. She is willing to drive an hour from her home in Brookline, MA but also within Scituate, MA where she often visits her folks in summer months.

The Arts

Lloyd D.

Lloyd is a graduate of Ithaca College and has worked as a band director for various schools for various levels. While living in Vermont, Lloyd had numerous leadership experiences as the lead conductor in multiple district level festivals. He is currently the Band/Jazz Director at an independent school in Southborough. As a trombonist, pianist, percussionist, and vocalist, Lloyd is able to tutor beginning piano, beginning wind, brass and percussion and advanced brass and percussion. Lloyd can also tutor beginning to advanced music theory and jazz improvisation. His specialty is brass instruments and percussion. As a drum set player, Lloyd can tutor all styles. Beginning band students looking to get a head start before they begin instruments can study and learn the basics before starting in the fall.  Lloyd is willing to drive 30 minutes from his home in Southborough. 

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Deirdre R.

Deirdre teaches 7th-12thgrade Art History, Studio Art and has taught 9thgrade Literature at an independent all-boys school in Needham where she has worked for 15 years. After earning her B.A in English at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, she went on to earn a M.A in Irish Literature & History at Boston College. Deirdre approaches courses with an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and has worked to integrate successful organizational strategies, note-taking, study techniques and pacing to her 7thand 8thgrade curriculum. Teaching Art History 

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has provided Deirdre with a broad and unique approach to tutoring. Over the years she has tutored English, History/Social Studies, SAT prep, and college-prep essay writing. In recent years, she has worked with ESL students on reading and grammar and is happy to read whatever texts students may have on their school summer reading. She has worked with students challenged by learning disabilities, intellectual challenges and emotional struggles. It gives her great joy to motivate, cheerlead and empower a young person with confidence and to foster a life long joy of learning! A co-moderator of the school newspaper and literary magazine, Deirdre enjoys working with students on their creative, expository, and persuasive writing. She has taught A.P Art History and Drawing & Painting Studio Art for 13 years and is happy to work with any aspiring artist. Active in various student life activities, Deirdre is also the Varsity Alpine Skiing and Varsity Sailing coach and enjoys outdoor activities and sports, cooking, and photography. She is willing to drive an hour from her home in Brookline, MA but also within Scituate, MA where she often visits her folks in summer months.

Foreign Language

Erni J.

Erni has taught English, history, study skills, and creative writing for over 30 years at both the Middle and Upper School level. She also designed and implemented academic assistance programs at independent schools in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, and has provided private individual tutoring services for both Middle and High School students. For the last 18 years, Erni has worked with students in grades 9 through 12 in an independent school on Cape Cod, instructing these academic subjects, as well as guiding the older students through the college admissions process, assisting them in preparing personal resumes and constructing effective essays. Erni graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in English, and received an MA 

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in Comparative Literature from Western Connecticut State University. She is a published short story writer, and the author of four novels, Scraps of Eternity, Some Things are Better Left Unsaid, Home to Trout River, and Taking Flight, and is currently working on a collection of short stories and poetry. Erni is willing and able to tutor/assist middle and upper school students in writing and reading skills (including support for summer reading assignments), Vocabulary strengthening, Basic Math up to and including Algebra I, first year French or Spanish, and Study Skills, as well as College Admission Essay preparation. She is willing to drive up to 30 minutes from her Centerville home.

Kara M.

Having served in a variety of administrative and teaching capacities in independent schools for the last 13 years, Kara brings a wide variety of experience to Spanish language and ESL. Born in Mexico and having studied in Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and Spain, she possesses both an understanding of the language as well as the best methods for learners to develop their language skills. She has taught students in grades four through nine and is excited to work with Spanish learners of all levels. Kara believes firmly that students succeed best when they find excitement in their learning. She works diligently to help students discover what they are passionate about and to guide them in their journey as lifelong learners. Kara currently teaches Spanish at an independent school in Southborough, and she is willing to drive up to an hour away from her home in Lunenburg.

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Jess D.

Jess has a BA and MA in Spanish from the University of New Hampshire. She also studied for a year at the Universidad de Granada in Spain, and for a summer she studied at the Universidad de San Jose in Costa Rica. Currently, Jess teaches at an independent school in Osterville, MA where she teaches both middle and upper school Spanish (6-12). Her love of traveling has inspired her to take students abroad to Mexico, 

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Spain and Costa Rica. She also coaches soccer and lacrosse, and she advises the Pink Ribbon Club, helping students to fundraise and raise awareness for breast cancer research. In her free time, Jess loves to get outside and play! She is a yoga instructor, she enjoys paddles on her SUP, and she plays in a summer lacrosse league. Jess also dedicates her time to volunteering at Falmouth Commodore games, the Falmouth Library Book Sale and the Wood’s Hole Film Festival. Jess lives in Falmouth and is willing to travel to towns of Falmouth, Bourne (on the Cape side of the bridge), Sandwich, Mashpee, Cotuit, Marstons Mills, and Osterville.

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Kara M.

Having served in a variety of administrative and teaching capacities in independent schools for the last 13 years, Kara brings a wide variety of experience to Spanish language and ESL. Born in Mexico and having studied in Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and Spain, she possesses both an understanding of the language as well as the best methods for learners to develop their language skills. She has taught students in grades four through nine and is excited to work with Spanish learners of all levels. Kara believes firmly that students succeed best when they find excitement in their learning. She works diligently to help students discover what they are passionate about and to guide them in their journey as lifelong learners. Kara currently teaches Spanish at an independent school in Southborough, and she is willing to drive up to an hour away from her home in Lunenburg.

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Jeremy A.

Jeremy is a high school ESL teacher at an independent school in Reading. He has taught English for eight years, including AP Literature, American Literature, and British Literature, and he has taught ESL for two years. This included ABE (Adult Basic Education) and TOEFL Prep. He has also tutored students in SAT, ACT, and college essay writing. A graduate of Brown University, Jeremy holds a master’s degree in English Education from BU and possesses his TEFL certification. He enjoys playing songs on guitar/piano and listening to live music. Jeremy is willing to drive 30-45 minutes from his home in Woburn.

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