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


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!

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


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


Emj Nelson

Math - SAT

EmJ specializes in math and homework help (covering a range of topics including ELA, essay writing, TACHS exam prep, SHSAT prep, ACT/SAT prep, cursive, and typing). EmJ is passionate about giving students an opportunity to work one-on-one and ask questions, especially with young women who want to have more confidence in mathematics and STEM.  She also works as an actor in NYC!


All ages


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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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.


Prek - 12th 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

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. 


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Rachel Cohen

Math - Test Prep - Chem - Psychology - Graduate School Application

Rachel is native New Yorker and after graduating from University College London with a B.Sc. in Psychology returned home to complete her studies at NYU School of Medicine. She began teaching while still at Spence and scored in the 99th% on her MCAT. When not focusing on academics, Rachel can be found boxing or relaxing with her two dogs.



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

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

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


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