Our dedicated education professionals have served students and their families around the world since 2002 and have a combined 50 years of experience as academic tutors and consultants. By employing career educators with a broad range of expertise, we aim to serve as the nexus, the center, of each student’s educational life.
Steven has been working with students for fifteen years at the most competitive schools in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in standardized testing, advanced math, and academic writing and has counseled dozens of students who have been admitted to Stanford, Harvard, Brown, and other leading universities. Steven graduated with honors from Harvard University and applies his training in psychology to understanding the social and emotional contexts surrounding his students’ academic work. Through further work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and UC Berkeley, he has explored how rigorous understandings of mindfulness, intrinsic motivation, and gender can augment educational outcomes.
Rebecca received a B.A. with high honors in Linguistics and Italian from McGill University in Montreal, and an M.A. and Ph.D. with distinction from NYU. For three years she acted as a research and teaching assistant at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the department of Communication Studies at Rutgers University. Prior to that, she served as head of the foreign language department and teacher of French and Spanish at a progressive private school in Manhattan and spent five years tutoring for one of the premier global standardized test preparation agencies. She also holds the certificate of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Rachael started her career in education as a ninth-grade Special Education teacher in Washington DC. A position managing school operations lured her to NYC where she now works on program development and implementation for a nationwide personalized middle school math program. She loves having the opportunity to work with students one-on-one as they build and refine their learning habits that will propel them to all of their future successes. Beyond working with students on middle and high school content, she also has prepared students for the SHSAT, ISEE, ACT, SAT and LSAT. Rachael is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Political Science and has an M.Ed. degree from George Mason University, which she obtains while a member of the teaching corps of Teach for America.
Manabu received a B.A with high honors in Comparative Literature from the University of Rochester and an M.A in Art History from Columbia University. He specializes in the history and practices of visual arts and has worked for museums and galleries in New York, Beijing, and his hometown Tokyo. Believing that education is integral to all cultural activities, he has demonstrated his passion in teaching by serving as a docent tour guide for art institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also held a teaching assistant position for a college level Japanese conversation courses at the University of Rochester and acted as a private English tutor for high school students in Japan. He is a 2017-18 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program.