Our Scholars

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Judy Amburn

  • Experienced secondary mathematics educator Palm Beach County School District
  • Master in Education
  • Mathematics Certified (Elementary through High School)
  • Dwyer Awards Finalist in the Senior High category for the year 2014
  • AP Statistics and all math courses through Pre-Calculus
  • Available to tutor in Central Palm Beach County, including Wellington
  • Flexible hours
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Joshua Bush

  • M.A. Students with Disabilities (Middle Grades)
  • B.A. Liberal Arts
  • Florida Certification in the following areas:
    • Exceptional Student Education (Grades K – 12)
    • Elementary Education (Grades K – 6)
    • Social Science (Grades 5-9)
  • 6+ years of experience teaching various subjects in grades 6-12 in a New York City Public Schools
  • Currently a 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher in Coconut Creek
  • Well versed in FSA test taking skills. (Both Language Arts and Math Grades 6-8)
  • 5+ years of coaching varsity sports. (Baseball and Basketball)
  • Available to tutor in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach & Boca Raton.
  • Weekdays after 4:00; Most Weekends; Throughout Summer
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Jennifer Bush

  • Advanced Certificate – School Building Leadership and Technology
  • M.A. Exceptional Student Education
  • B.A. Elementary Education
  • Florida Certification in the following areas:
    • Educational Leadership (ALL LEVELS)
    • Exceptional Student Education (Grades K – 12)
    • Elementary Education (Grades K – 6)
    • English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
  • 7+ years of experience
    • Taught various subjects/classes in grades 7-12 in a New York City Public School for 7 years
  • Currently the Assistant Principal in a Charter Elementary School in Boynton Beach
  • Most passionate about Math – Elementary, Middle, Algebra & Geometry
  • Available to tutor in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach & Boca
  • Weekdays after 4:00; Most Weekends; Throughout Summer
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Michaelle M Baptiste

  • B.A in History
  • ASD endorsed
  • Certified in k-6 General Education
  • Certified in 6-12 Social Science
  • Certified in K-12 Special Education
  • 12 years teaching experience in ESE and Gen. Ed
  • Significant experience in applied Behavior Analysis/Behavior Mod.
  • Autism Specialist
  • Well-versed in FSA test taking strategies
  • Speak French and Creole Fluently
  • Available to tutor in wellington, Royal Palm, Lake worth, West Palm.
  • Weekdays after 4:00
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Cristina R Bonasso

  • M.A. Elementary Education
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Science, and Education
  • Math certification K-Geometry
  • 6+ years of experience
  • Currently teaching high school Geometry
  • Easy-going with passion to put confidence back into your math skills
  • Basketball lessons
  • Available West palm to Boca
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3.00pm-8.00pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday 5:30pm-8.00pm
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Ellie Boyarski

Ellie Boyarski, LCSW, BCD: I provide a myriad of psychological services to adults, adolescents and children including Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Mediation, and Life Coaching.

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Tracy Carruthers

  • Experienced educator of 31 years with Palm Beach County School District
  • Science chairman for 15 years
  • Biology/Chemistry certified in grades 9-12
  • Specializes in AP Biology, Biology I Honors, AP Environmental, Marine Science Honors & Anatomy and Physiology
  • Available to tutor Monday-Thursday afternoons in Central Palm Beach County, including Wellington.
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Kate Coyne

  • Licensed and certified speech-language pathologist for 7 years
  • Specialized in articulation, fluency and receptive and expressive language disorders Pre K-5
  • K-5 reading and writing tutor
  • Available to tutor in Boca, Delray, and Deerfield
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Maria Curreri

  • Experienced patient Italian tutor with 17 years of experience
  • BA in Italian Language and Civilization, Summa Cum Laude
  • Studied in Italy four semesters from continuous scholarships
  • Available to tutor all ages and levels of Italian
  • Reading, Writing and English Language Arts tutor K-6
  • ESOL all ages
  • Available to tutor in all of Palm Beach County
  • Mondays, Wednesday, Friday 3:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am – 2:00pm
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Matthew J. Dietz

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Math and Science for kids K-12.
  • SAT Prep
  • Advanced Placement Maths up to Calculus
  • Percussion Teacher
  • Available to tutor in Palm Beach Gardens.
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Shari C. Davidsmeier

  • Bachelor of Science in Elem Ed.
  • Master of Science in Teaching & Learning
  • Gifted, Reading, and ESOL endorsed
  • Certified grades 1-6
  • Over 20 years of private and public school experience, including Math & Science Resource Teacher
  • Currently teach 3rd grade gifted math, science, and writing
  • Afterschool 5th grade science tutor
  • Summer school reading teacher
  • Focus on hands-on math and science activities and experiments
  • Available for Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton (M-F) after 4:00 PM
  • Available throughout summer
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Sarah Elizabeth Moore

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Certified K-6)
  • Masters of Science in Educational Leadership
  • Gifted & ESOL Endorsed
  • 9 years of Experience in both Broward and Palm Beach County School Districts
  • Currently teaching 3rd Grade Gifted Reading, Writing, and Social Science
  • Focus on Foundational Reading Skills, such as building accuracy, fluency, comprehension, and expanding vocabulary to build successful readers.
  • Available to tutor in Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, & Delray Beach.
  • Weekdays after 3:30 pm
  • Available throughout the Summer as well.
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Susan J. Feldbaum

  • Certified in Elementary Education K-6
  • Certified in Gifted Education
  • 12 years of experience in Palm Beach County
  • Currently teaching 5th grade gifted Math, Science and Writing
  • Previously taught 3rd grade gifted Math, Science and Writing and Science Resource 3rd– 5th grade
  • Rated highly effective with excellent evaluations and consistent learning gains
  • Hands-on Mathematics
  • Science Experiments
  • Well-versed in FSA test taking
  • Available to tutor in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach & Boca Raton
  • Weekdays after 3:30 and Sundays

“Learning should be a positive, self-esteem building adventure!”

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Nathan Forsyth

  • Florida Certified Educator Mathematics 5-9
  • ESE Certified
  • Reading Endorsed
  • Swim America Level 2 Instructor
  • Private Baseball Coach
  • Head Coach: Men’s Varsity Swimming – Santaluces HS
  • Assistant Coach: Men’s Varsity Baseball – Santaluces HS
  • Head Coach: FOS Eagles – South Florida Collegiate Baseball League
  • Areas Available – Palm Beach Gardens to Delray Beach
  • Monday –Thursday 4-6 & morning hours during summer
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Kerri Fouchet

  • Bachelor of Science from FSU, Major: Environmental Science and Minors: Mathematics, Communication, Meteorology
  • Certified Mathematics 6-12
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Dancing for 19 years
  • Dance Teacher for all ages
  • Tutor Middle and High School
  • Available to tutor in Boca, Delray, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Wellington
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Stephanie Gilliam

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Certification in Language Arts and Social Studies Grades 6-9
  • Currently 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Palm Beach County
  • Fifteen Years Experience Teaching Elementary School in Oklahoma and Texas
  • Teacher of the Year 2009 for my Elementary School
  • Trained by Marilyn Burns, Professional Mathematics Educator
  • Specializes in Elementary Math
  • Also Available for reading and writing K-8
  • Flexible Availability
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Marissa Gerasci

  • Florida licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
  • ASHA certified – Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Certified K-12
  • Specialize in articulation/phological disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders
  • Experience working with children with developmental delays, genetic syndromes, and intellectual disabilities preschool-12th grade.
  • Available to tutor in Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach
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Tricia Gerard

  • Masters Degree in Exceptional Student Education
  • B.S. in Early Childhood & Elementary Education
  • Certified PK – 6 General Education
  • Certified K-12 Special Education
  • Preschool Handicaps endorsed
  • National Board Certified in ESE
  • 25 years teaching experience in ESE and Gen. Ed.
  • Significant experience in Applied Behavior Analysis/ Behavior Mod.
  • Wilson Reading Level One Certification
  • International Dyslexia Association Certified- Dyslexia Practitioner
  • Autism Specialist
  • Conference speaker- International Dyslexia Association presenter, FL Governors Summit on Disabilities- Family Café presenter, Palm Beach County Public Library Guest Speaker.
  • Assistive Technology trained
  • Founder of Dyslexia, Learning and Support Group Fl
  • Available to tutor in Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, and Delray Beach
  • Available afternoons & weekends
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Michael Gustman

  • MBA Nova Southeastern University
  • Experienced EMT-D for over 8 years
  • American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor for over 12 years
  • Available in Palm Beach County to Broward County
  • Winner of the 2015 and 2016 “Best Of” award by Thumbtack based on customer reviews
  • Evening and weekend private classes available
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Alison Grubman-Collman

    • M.Ed. Elementary Education
    • M.Ed. Reading Education
    • Over 10 years tutoring k-12 students
    • Over 9 years tutoring college students
    • Over 6 years teaching English, Reading, Writing and college prep to college students
    • Fluent in American Sign Language
    • Available to tutor the following subjects:
      • English grammar
      • Reading comprehension
      • Writing skills
      • ACT English and Writing
      • SAT Reading and Writing
      • American Sign Language
      • College prep
    • Available between Boynton Beach and Boca Raton Monday through Thursday 4-8 and Saturdays 10-3
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Leslie H. Giblin

  • M.Ed. Educational Leadership
  • 17 years of teaching
  • ESOL endorsed
  • Reading Endorsed
  • Available to tutor the following subjects:
  • Reading comprehension
  • ACT/SAT Reading
  • College prep
  • Available in Boca Raton Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4:00-7:00p.m, and occasional weekends.
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Danielle Haber

  • Bachelor of Science, Major: News Print Journalism & Creative Writing
  • Certified Florida teacher 6-12
  • ESOL certified grades 6-12
  • Journalism certified grades 6-12
  • Florida educator for over 18 years
  • Advanced Placement Language & Composition teacher (ENC1101 and ENC1102)
  • Collegeboard SAT tutoring certified
  • College/career planning & college essay writing tutor
  • Scholarship specialist
  • Tutors English grades 6-12
  • Available to tutor: Sundays 4-5pm. Tuesdays 6-7 pm, and select Saturdays
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Jacqueline L. Leahy

  • K-6 Tutor, Specialized in Reading, Writing and Word Study
  • 10 years of Private Tutoring experience through the college level
  • Will travel to Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Coconut Creek, and Parkland
  • Weekdays after 12pm and Saturday Mornings
  • 5 year teaching experience, including 5th grade inclusion, Private school, NY Westchester County Elementary School
  • NY/FL Certified Elementary Education, Master’s in Elementary Education (MST)- Pace University NYC
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Elsa Lubin

    • Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication from UF
    • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
    • Reading Endorsement
    • Certified in English (6-12)
    • Certified in Social Science (6-12)
    • Educational Leadership (All Levels)
    • Currently a Reading/Literacy Coach in Palm Beach County School District
    • Specialized areas: K-12 Reading and K-8 Language Arts & Writing
    • Taught high school Reading for five years
    • Available to tutor from Boynton Beach to West Palm Beach (including Wellington)
    • Monday – Thursday after 4:00 P.M.
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Kyle Mechmet

  • Master of the Arts in Saxophone Performance
  • Beginning through Advanced level saxophone
  • Beginning through Intermediate level clarinet
  • Beginning piano
  • Available forMusic Theory for high school students and college students
  • Monday & Tuesday day & evening hours
  • Thursday &Friday evenings after school
  • Sunday afternoons & evening
  • Available from Boca Raton through West Palm Beach
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Christopher Patsis

  • B.M.E in music education from FSU
  • Professional bassist
  • Multi-instrumentalist
  • Experienced in variety of music styles (classical, jazz, rock, etc.)
  • Teach Bass Guitar, Guitar, French Horn, and Trumpet
  • South Palm Beach (Delray, Boca Raton)
  • North Broward (Deerfield, Lighthouse Point, Pompano, Coral Springs & Coconut Creek)
  • Monday- evenings/nights
  • Tuesday -evenings/nights
  • Wednesday- 5-7pm
  • Select Thursdays- evenings/nights
  • Saturday and Sunday- 11-3
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John Provenzano

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Florida Atlantic University
  • Professional Saxophonist and Clarinetist
  • 7 years of performing and teaching experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Jazz and Classical Styles
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Stephanie Quinto

  • B.S. and M.S. in Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
  • Florida Certified Educator K-6 Elementary Education and K-12 ESE
  • Significant experience in individualized interventions for reading and math
  • Taught grades K-5 in general and special education setting
  • Tutoring for all subjects K-5
  • Available to tutor in Lake Worth, Boynton, Wellington and West Palm Beach
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Nancy Rich

  • M.Ed 2014
  • Candidacy for Ph.D. program in Education 2017
  • College counseling and admissions essay writing.
  • ACT/SAT Verbal tutoring
  • Florida Certified in K-12 2015
  • ESE
  • Essay writing for Scholarships
  • Certified Scholarship counselor at FAU
  • Director Readiness Roundup-Individual/Small Group School Readiness Development.  Curriculum designer.
  • Owner Playing Parent Inc: Parent participation school Miramar, Florida.
  • Director Swept Away Media: New Media video television production program for high school students. (12 years)
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Nanette Streit Saraga

  • BS in education from Lesley College in Mass.
  • Certified in Florida
  • Reading Endorsement
  • ESOL
  • ESE
  • Currently Reading Specialist at Olympic Heights
  • Grade 11 and 12 reading
  • I am able to get students to pass FSA & ACT for high school graduation.
  • Available Mon – Thursday 5 to 8 pm Boca Raton area.
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Amanda Sarasua

  • B.S. Microbiology
  • Florida Certified Biology and Chemistry grades 6-12
  • 6 years teaching experience
  • Available Monday-Thursday 5:00 – 8:00 pm and occasional weekends
  • Happy to travel between Hollywood and Boca
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Laney Schulte

  • Special needs services 
  • piano lessons 
  • Elementary, Middle, High school tutoring 
  • Hebrew, Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring 
  • SAT/College Prep 
  • Standardized Test Prep 
  • Available to tutor in Delray, Boca, Boynton 
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katie Sheridan

  • M.A. Secondary Education with a concentration in History
  • B.A. History
  • Florida Certified Social Studies 6-12
  • Reading Endorsed
  • 10th year educator
  • Tutors grades 6-11, Specializes in AP US History and US History
  • Available in Central Palm Beach County, including Wellington
  • Monday-Thursday afternoons, occasional weekends
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Danielle Sherman

  • 1st grade teacher for 7 years
  • Experience in 2nd & 4th grades
  • All subjects K-5th grade
  • Math K-8th grade
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Doreen Shetsky

  • B.A. Elementary Education Certified K-6
  • Gifted Endorsed
  • ESOL Endorsed
  • Tutors grades PreK-4 in all subjects
  • Specialize in teaching reading- Wilson Fundations trained
  • Differentiates instruction
  • Available to tutor in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach
  • Flexible hours, available Monday-Friday 8AM-7PM
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Julie Spilfogel

  • Florida Certified Educator K-6
  • ESOL endorsed
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
  • 1st grade teacher
  • Tutor for grades K-3
  • Available to tutor in Boca, Delray, Boynton Beach, and West Palm Beach.
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Jasmine Sylvia

  • B.A. Psychology from FAU
  • Certificate in Women and Gender Studies
  • Experienced guitarist with over 10 years of practice and gig playing time
  • CPR/AED certified
  • Crossfit and exercise enthusiast
  • Available to tutor in Broward County from Davie to Parkland and Deerfield Beach
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate different hours Monday-Sunday
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Victoria 'French' Toste

  • All levels of French/All ages
  • French/Technology/Study Skills
  • Certified French K-12
  • Master ABT in French, B.A. in Social Science, Minor in French
  • 10 years PBC French Teacher, all levels (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AP, PIB 2)/2years FAU French 1/FLVS French 1/Rodez, France Language Assistant
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Tracy Torchon

    • Experienced Secondary Mathematics Educator Palm Beach County School District for 12+ years
    • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction in Secondary Math
    • B.A. in Math Ed.
    • Mathematics Certified (K-12)
    • All math courses through Pre-Calculus
    • Available to tutor from Boynton Beach – Lake Worth, Wellington
    • Days/Hours: Mon./Wed. 3-6pm, Tues/Thurs. 3-7pm, some Saturdays, summer time (mornings)
    • Take Stock in Children Mentor
    • Junior Varsity Cheer Coach – Santaluces HS
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Susan Moldow

    • M. Ed. Secondary Education
    • M.A. English
    • Over 20+ years tutoring students in SAT/ACT/SSAT/GRE preparation
    • Over 20+ years teaching public and private middle and high school
    • Former instructor for the Princeton Review — a nationwide test preparation organization
    • Certified former secondary education teacher (Maryland)
    • Available to tutor the following subjects:
      • ACT/SAT All Subject Areas
      • Reading comprehension
      • Writing
      • Pre-Algebra
      • Algebra I
      • GRE preparation
      • College essay planning, support and editing
      • Resume planning, writing and editing
      • Available in Boca Raton and surrounding areas (depending on location and time/day) on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons and some weekends.
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Jennifer Karvaski

    • B.S. in Human Services with specialization in Elementary Education
    • Florida Certification in the following areas
    • Elementary Education (Grades 1 – 6)
    • ESOL (Grades K – 12)
    • 11 plus years of teaching experience in Palm Beach County
    • Awarded High Impact Teacher by State of Florida
    • Well versed in FSA test taking strategies
    • Specialize in
      • reading strategies and comprehension
      • essay writing, the writing process and writing as a response to reading
      • common core math skills
    • Available to tutor in Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach and West Palm Beach
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays after 3:30, Wednesdays & Fridays after 5, Saturdays & Sundays
    • Available throughout the summer
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Delfina Camilo-Arroyo

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    • Certified grade 1-6
    • Certified Spanish K-12
    • Over 11 years of experience teaching Spanish
    • Native Spanish speaker
    • Currently teach 2nd grade Dual Language
    • Summer school reading teacher
    • Available to tutor in Boynton Beach, Delray, Lake Worth, Wellington, Boca Raton
    • Available throughout summer Monday –Thursday after 4:00 pm
    • During the school year available Tuesday, Thursday after 3:30 and Saturday from 9-12
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Melissa L. Pirchio

    • M.S. in Marine Science University of Georgia
    • B.A.E. Secondary Education: Biology University of North Florida
    • Certified Biology 6-12
    • Specializes in Biology, Environmental Science and Marine Science
    • 15 years total teaching experience; 11 years teaching in Palm Beach County Schools
    • 5 years of experience in the Cambridge AICE curriculum
    • Available for Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Wellington, and Delray Beach
    • Flexible scheduling available: weekdays 4pm-7pm; weekends possible
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Emily White

    • BA in English Literature (with a focus in writing)
    • Minor in 17th cent. Lit
    • Certified Florida teacher (English, grades 6-12)
    • Currently teaching ENC 1101 & creative writing at Florida Atlantic University
    • Also currently working on my MA in creative writing
    • Specialities in tutoring include:
      • Reading / literature in context
      • FSA reading and writing prep
      • College/ career planning + college essay prep
    • Available for Palm Beach Gardens to Boca Raton
    • Open Schedule
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Erin Pokabla

  • B.S. in Biology
  • Florida Certified Biology grades 6-12
  • National Board Certified Teacher Adolescent Biology
  • Dwyer Award Finalist for STEM Education, High school
  • Specializes in A.P. Biology and Honors Anatomy & Physiology and Biology
  • 96% pass rate in AP Bio
  • 19 years total teaching experience: 17 years teaching in Palm Beach County Schools
  • Available for Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Wellington and Delray Beach
  • Flexible scheduling: weekends possible
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Thomas Hallowell

  • Physics and Earth science educator Palm Beach County School District
  • 13 Years experience
  • B.S. in Meteorology and Earth Science
  • Earth science Certified (Middle through High School)
  • GED Math Instructor (Adult and Community Education)
  • Pre- Algebra & Algebra I
  • ECET committee member
  • Available to tutor in Central Palm Beach County, including Wellington
  • Flexible hours
  • Available for Palm Beach Gardens to Boca Raton
  • Open Schedule
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Daniel Alexander

  • Current English teacher, former Reading teacher, at John I. Leonard HS
  • Working with 9-12 with emphasis on SAT/ACT prep, ESOL, and FSA
  • Worked as substitute teacher across Palm Beach and Broward County
  • serving all grade levels and ESE
  • Bachelors from FAU in English
  • Second Degree Black Belt in Aikido
  • Flexible availability for tutoring from West Palm to Boca
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Marisa Beck

  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Florida
  • Holds Certificate of Clinical Competence in CCC-SLP by ASHA
  • Specializes in articulation, fluency, receptive/expressive language disorders, and pragmatics
  • Experience in: working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, and developmental delays
  • Works with students in preschool through high school
  • Available in Boca Raton, Delray, and Deerfield
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Amber Haber

  • Ed. Educational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Law from Western Carolina University
  • Minor in Economics
  • Certified Mathematics 6-12
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Varsity Volleyball Coach
  • Junior Class Sponsor
  • Athletic Academic Advisor
  • Flexible Availability
  • Available to tutor from Lake Worth/Wellington/Boca