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Meet the Team

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Jamie Keyte


Jamie founded both Manhattan Mandarin and M2Tutoring. He has been teaching Mandarin since 2012 and is the Mandarin 1 teacher at Trinity. He loves showing students that they can and will learn Chinese!


All ages

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Jessi Himmelsbach

Reading - Writing - Phonics - Math - Emotional Skills

Jessi is our head of operations and one of the most sought after lower school tutors in Chelsea. She's a former Avenues teacher and universally  loved by her students.


Prek - 6th Grade


Brian Hetzel

Boarding School Application Expert

Brian is the founder of HEC Consulting and has been guiding families through the boarding school and college application process for 15 years. Brian is based in Connecticut and was a D1 track star!


Tioma Maloratsky

Physics - Math - Test Prep

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


Alexis Hernandez

Literature - Reading - Homework help

Alexis is one of those rare educators who can teach at an elementary school during the day and lecture at Universities at night. She's launched schools and developed her own methods of project based homework!


PreK - 12th Grade


Harry Keyte

Mandarin - Lit

Harry has been tutoring in NYC for 5 years and last year logged a staggering 971 hours. He is one of the most sought after Mandarin tutors. He is passionate about literature and is available for reading and writing help.


6th Grade - Adult


Matt Friedman

Math - Reading/Writing - Social Studies

Matt is a full time private educator dedicated to tailoring lessons so students can reach their academic potential. He has a Masters in Childhood and Special Education from NYU and has taught all over the world!


Prek - 8th Grade


Carolynne Fromme

Art - Art History

Carolynne fell in love with painting at 15. She studied at NYU & The National Academy and has Masters in Digital Imagine and Design and in Fine Arts. She brings the art to you with the goal of giving each student a voice through stimulating art activities.


PreK - 5th Grade

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Juan Salazar


Heritage speaker and bilingual educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. Juan has a B.A. in Education Sciences and has completed all courses for an M.A. in Applied Linguistics. Juan earned his Certification in Bilingual, ELL & General Education in Dallas. He has taught at Academic Matters, Manhattan Youth TriBeCa, NYC Department of Education, Dallas ISD, Berlitz, Interlingua, Harmon Hall, and and the University of the Americas.

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Caroline Shoenn

Early Lit - Phonics - Writing - Math - Org Skills

Caroline graduated from Nightingale-Bamford School and then Wake Forest, Cum Laude. She has returned home and is now a first grade teacher at St. Bernard's. Caroline is a passionate educator who seeks to inspire her students and guide them on the path to success.  

Manhattan - Hamptons

PreK - 3rd Grade

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Staci Hyman

Spanish - Math - Reading/Writing

​Staci holds a Master’s degree in Bilingual/Dual Language Education from Bank Street College, is an alumna of Teach For America and earned a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. With over fifteen years of pre-school through university level classroom experience, Staci is currently a head teacher in second grade Spanish immersion at Avenues. She is an avid fair weather runner and will run the NYC Marathon this spring! She also loves traveling to her other beloved metropolis, Mexico City.

Manhattan - Remote

Prek - 12th Grade


Amanda Friedman

Math - Reading/Writing - Social Skills

Amanda Friedman is currently a full time private educator, who creates individualized lesson plans tailored to students interests and needs so they can reach their academic potential.

Formerly, Amanda spent five years as a literacy specialist at Avenues The World School New York Campus. She worked specifically with first and second grade students and coached classroom teachers in reading, writing workshops and the Orton Gillingham Method.

Manhattan - Hamptons

Prek - 6th Grade


Kristie Virtue

English - Reading - Math - History

Kristie is a 3rd grade teacher at St. Bernard's. She takes a “needs-based” approach to teaching, altering her lessons and implementing them in the classroom so that they can meet the needs of every student. Kristie is a dedicated, hard-working professional and her love and passion for education is evident through her work with her students.

Manhattan - Rye

PreK - 5th Grade

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Carli Jaff

Math - Reading - Writing - Spanish

Carli is a graduate of Columbia TC and is one of the youngest head teachers ever at Riverdale. When she's not educating, she is dancing, boxing, reading, or volunterring for the Jewish Big Brothers/Sister organization. 



Yarden Tamari

Math - Coding - Physics - Comp Sci - Logic

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

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Julia Carey

Executive Function - Homework Help  - English - Math - World Studies - ASL

Julia is a fourth grade teacher at Avenues: The World School with over ten years of experience in education. She spent five of those years as a second grade teacher at Shanghai American, where she became a certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and Parent Educator.

Julia has a Master in Teaching and degrees in English and Education from The College of NJ. She is a certified elementary educator as well as a teacher of the deaf/hard of hearing. 


Priscilla Heidmann


Priscilla is the lower school Spanish teacher at The Hewitt School. She has over ten years of experience and a BA in Spanish and a Master's in Education from Montclair. 

Priscilla's love of Spanish culture derives from her Columbian background and she travel to Columbia as often as she can. While she loves travel and baking, her true passion is education. 

Manhattan - Remote


Asher Lack

SAT/SSAT/ACT - English - Math

Asher has tutored privately for eleven years and works as the dedicated substitute teacher for the English department of Stuyvesant High School (where he has worked since 2009). He has worked with students across all levels of writing from simple composition to term papers and college essays, as well as math from basic arithmetic to pre-calculus.

He has years of experience preparing students for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SHSAT. Growing up in New York, Lack attended Stuyvesant High School and received his BFA in screenwriting from NYU’s Tisch School. When not teaching, he enjoys playing music.

Manhattan - Remote


Irvin Liu

Mandarin - Physics - Math - Engineering

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. He is not only imparting knowledge to students but has always been helping students to pursue critical thinking skills and gain self-confidence through learning.

Manhattan - Remote


Layla Deluca

Reading - Phonics - Writing - Primary Math - Homework Help - Special Education

Layla is a New York State certified general education and special education teacher. She has been working for private clients across New York from Buffalo to The Hamptons, since 2017. 

Layla is committed to individualizing instruction to each learner in order to reach every student and their needs. While prioritizing developmentally appropriate instruction, Layla strives to make education an enjoyable experience. 

Layla holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education, from SUNY Buffalo State College. While obtaining her masters degree in Buffalo, Layla worked as a kindergarten special education teacher. Prior to completing her master’s degree, Layla received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Fredonia. 

 Layla is a devoted and diligent educator who believes in maximizing the potentials of each child she works with. 

Manhattan - Hamptons - Remote

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Ari Livne

Math - Science - Bio - SAT/ACT - AP

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


Laura Bradford

SAT/ACT/Test Pre - Math

Laura loves teaching math! She currently splits her time between tutoring and teaching math part-time at The Chapin School in Manhattan. Her favorite part of tutoring is witnessing those moments when students reach their goals in math and in their broader lives.

She began her math journey at Bard College, where she earned her BA and MAT in math. She taught at Exeter for 3 years before moving to NYC. Laura is experienced and passionate about tutoring all kinds of math curricula, but Exeter Math holds a special place in her heart!

In her free time, Laura enjoys strength training, reading, sewing, origami, composing music, walking to places near and far, and spending time with her friends and family.

Manhattan - Remote

Grades 6-12


Claudia Freedman

Math - Writing - Reading - Dance - Drama

Originally hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Claudia survived two Polar Vortexes (and a few milder Midwest winters) at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned two degrees: a regular Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV/Film and a Journalism Bachelor of Arts with a focus on strategic communication (advertising and public relations) through the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

She has experience teaching and tutoring in grades Kindergarten through 5th across all subjects in both California and New York City. Currently, Claudia is a 1st grade head teacher at The Caedmon School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Previously, she was a 1st grade head teacher at Nightingale-Bamford School.

In her spare time, you can find her quoting Kristen Wiig, singing Broadway show tunes, or correcting your grammar.

Westchester - Remote

Grades K-8th

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Vincent DiGeronimo

Math - Writing - Reading

Vincent is a full-time second grade teacher at Riverdale Country School. He has experience teaching and tutoring students from ages 4-9. He has experience with students as young as two in art, music, and dance from his work with Kidville in the Bronx. When Vincent is not working, he loves theatre (he has a BA in Theatre Arts from
Lehman College), songwriting, reading, and taking care of his two cats and dog.

Manhattan - Riverdale - Westchester - Remote

Grades K-5th


Rachel Moskowitz

Math - Writing - Reading - ELA Test Prep - EF

Rachel Moskowitz is a native New Yorker. She grew up on Long Island and has been living in New York City since 2017. Rachel is a graduate from Teachers College, Columbia University, with a Dual Masters in General Education and Special Education grades 1-6. Rachel has taught in the Bronx and the Upper West Side in multiple grades. She currently teaches 6th grade in an Integrated Co-teaching classroom at a public school on the Upper West Side. In her free time, she loves to travel and try all different types of food!

Manhattan Remote

Grades K-6th


Jon Kopita

Math - Chem - Physics - College App

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. 

He has a holistic teaching approach, focusing on a student's entire learning profile while tailoring lessons to individual needs and learning styles. He loves working with families over the entire course of their child's academic career.

Jon is an avid traveler and hopes to reach 100 countries visited in the coming years. 

Manhattan - NW Connecticut - Remote

Grades 6-College


Maya Himmelsbach

Literacy - Math - Test Prep - Ed Tech

Maya holds a Masters Degree from Boston College in Curriculum and Instruction. She is currently working as a Curriculum Specialist for an Educational Technology start up company, and tutors privately in the Hamptons, online and in NYC. She has taught across grade levels in private, public and international schools while earning various teaching certifications.

Manhattan - Remote - Hamptons


Dustin Long

English - Math - Test Prep - History - Science

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

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Elizabeth Lowry

English - Creative Writing

Elizabeth started her teaching career in Namibia in the mid 90's. After returning to the U.S. she taught high school English and ESL, earned her MFA, and began teaching creative writing at the Uni level. 

She holds a BA in English from UPenn, an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, and a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from ASU!

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Luke Himmeslbach

English - Creative Writing - EF

Luke earned a Bachelor's in Journalism and Sociology from UNH and has used his writing skills in Hamptons Magazine and Modern Luxury.

Luke prides himself on pushing his students to unlock their creative potential and instill a passion for writing that will last for years to come. 

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Victor Pereira

Chem - BioChem - Calc - EF

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. 


Natela Mchedlishvili


Natela began her musical studies at the age of six at the Special Music School for gifted children in Tbilisi, Georgia and eventually graduated with a doctorate degree from the Georgia State Conservatory. 

Since 1994, Natela has lived in NYC with her husband and two sons. She teachers at Kaufman Music Center, Lucy Moses, and Manhattan School of Music and now M2!

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