Meet The Science Team
While at MIT Tioma taught freshman physics courses and fell in love with sharing his passion. He builds mindfulness into all of his lessons and is an expert on executive function development. Tioma is a budding artist and also fluent in Russian and Spanish.
6th Grade - Grad
Yarden has a B.S. in Math and Comp Schi from NYU - Courant and has been a TA for multiple college-level math classes. She loves working one-on-one with students and simplifying the complex.
Yarden hails from Israel, is fluent in Hebrew, and is also a strength and conditioning coach.
Manhattan - Remote Learning
Ari graduated cum laude from Yale University and since moving to New York in 2012 he has worked with students of nearly all ages across a wide variety of subjects. He believes his students academic success is always a priority but remains fiercely committed to cultivating academic independence.
Ari is also an accomplished classical pianist. He received a master's from Julliard and is currently working towards a doctorate in music at CUNY Graduate Center. He also teaches music theory at Hunter College.
Manhattan - Remote
Deborah is a native New Yorker. After graduating from The Brearley School, she went on to earn her Bachelor's degree at Columbia University. She is now working on her M.D. at Stony Brook University. As a student and recent graduate herself, Deborah understands how to navigate the stresses and challenges that students face on a daily basis. Connecting with her students on a personal level, she provides them with not only academic support but also the emotional support necessary to thrive in their educational journey. When Deborah is not studying or teaching, she enjoys exercising, trying new restaurants, and taking care of her plants.
Manhattan - Hamptons - Remote
Biology - Math - ACT/SAT
Jon has been a NYC-based tutor, educational consultant, and college app adviser for the past 30 years. He has worked with families from all over the world.
Jon is a graduate of Cornell with a BA in Chem and a concentration in Physics. After working for a large chemical company he decided to move into tutoring full-time in 1989 and hasn't looked back.
Manhattan - NW Connecticut - Remote
Irvin moved to NYC and earned a Masters in civil engineering from NYU. Influenced by his own experience, Irvin believes “Interest is the best teacher.” With a cheerful and open-minded personality, Irvin instills a passion for learning in his students and makes the lessons challenging but achievable.
Manhattan - Remote
Dustin Long is a novelist, teacher, tutor, and mentor who has over 15 years of experience working with students both one-on-one and in classrooms. The key to Dustin's style of teaching is his ability to tailor his approach to fit the needs of each individual student. Whether students prefer to have their camera off or they prefer to chat through Discord, Dustin is great at keeping them both comfortable and on-task.
Manhattan - Brooklyn - Hamptons
Victor grew up in Boa Esperança in São Paulo, Brazil. He has a background in Chemical Engineering – Nanoengineering, and Biomedical Engineering from the University of California. His expertise lies in the sciences and mathematics subject fields such as; Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Calculus, and Physics. Victor is currently, pursuing his Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University with a Behring Fellowship.