Since 2002, Steven has been working with students 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.
Steven is also the Project manager of Sue’s Tech Kitchen, a STEM-inspired interactive technology experience that had residence at the Cornell Tech Campus before touring the country.
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 Nexus 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 obtained while a member of the teaching corps of Teach for America.