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Carli Jaff


Math - Reading - Writing - Spanish - Executive Function

K - 5th Grade

Carli comes from Newton, Massachusetts, a town 20 minutes outside of Boston. She attended high school at Beaver Country Day School, and received her Bachelors Degree in Educational Studies and American Studies from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. During her time at Colby, Carli studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain, where she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to local elementary school students. After graduating from Colby in 2016, Carli was accepted to Teachers College, Columbia University, where she received her Masters Degree in Elementary Inclusive Education. Throughout her time at Teachers College, Carli was the Early Learning Creative Arts Assistant Teacher at Riverdale Country School. In addition, she completed her student teaching requirements in two New York City public schools. Once she graduated from Teachers College in 2018, Carli returned to Riverdale as a Second Grade Assistant Teacher. Carli has been an Assistant Teacher for two years, and recently accepted a job as a Second Grade Head Teacher at Riverdale, which will begin in September. Carli has tutored a wide range of students from grades 1 to 9 in math, reading, writing, Spanish, and executive functioning skills. When she is not teaching or tutoring, Carli enjoys reading, boxing, taking and teaching dance classes, writing children's books, and volunteering for the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. 

What I'm reading right now: Sapiens by Yuvah Noah Harari and lots of children's books!

Riverdale Parent

"Carli was highly recommend to us from a fellow school mother who had great success working with her. My son Eli was struggling a bit in 3rd grade so we work with her once a week on reading comprehension, math and vocabulary! Her knowledge of the books Eli is reading is excellent and the tools she uses to seek comprehension make it fun for Eli! The same for her math lessons!  She is so sweet and approachable. Eli looks forward to working with her! She has helped Eli a great deal."

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