Sampling of PJL Tutors

Marina L.
B.A., summa cum laude, Amherst College (majors: Mathematics, Theater & Dance). M.A., NYU (Performance Studies). Former teacher of mathematics (grades 3 – 11) at a New York City private school. Raised in Brazil and Washington D.C. area. Divides time between New York City and Philadelphia. Choreographs, directs, performs, and researches theater/dance. Tutoring specialist in mathematics (all levels), standardized tests, including SAT, ACT, SAT II Subject Tests (Math 1 and 2), ISEE, and SSAT.

Daniel P.
B.A., summa cum laude, Harvard University, major in English and American Literature and Language. Master’s of Arts in Playwriting, The New School for Drama. His plays have been produced and developed at Lincoln Center Theater, Primary Stages, INTAR, and Theatre Row. Trained in classical voice, piano, and composition. Has tutored students grades 8-12 in Los Angeles and New York City. Tutoring specialist in English (all levels), SAT, ACT, ISEE, SAT II subject tests (Math 1, Literature), and college essay preparation.

Susan R.
Graduate of Princeton University, with a major in Chemistry. Received the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry for research combining chemistry and archaeology to study artifacts from Pre-Columbian Peru. Received an M.A. in Anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Graduate research used chemistry to study the composition of prehistoric pottery and the makeup of the human genome. McKinsey & Company, management consultant for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Experience teaching in NYC private schools (middle school and high school chemistry and biology) and served as Visiting Professor at Manhattan College during the 2011-2012 academic year. Currently teaching 7th and 10th grade chemistry, and developing science curricula linking chemistry and broader trends in education. Tutoring specialist in chemistry (all levels), English (all levels), and SAT II subject test in chemistry.

Joel P.
M.P.A. Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. B.A. with honors, University of Chicago, in political science and international studies, broad coursework in math and science.  National Merit Scholar. Received an Olga and Paul Menn award for Fiction. Study abroad experience in India (with a focus on Indian politics, religion, and history), travel experience in over 65 countries spread across every continent. Bilingual (Spanish). Three years experience as a professional actor including one year as resident artist of NYC-based theater company, The Shakespeare Forum. Professional IT experience with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android systems as well as small office and home networks. Experienced academic tutor to middle school, high school and undergraduate students, specializing in academic and professional writing, high school calculus and physics, as well as SAT and ACT preparation. Skilled in tutoring students with challenging home or school situations.

David M.
BA in Physics, University of Chicago. PhD in Neuroscience, Columbia University. National Merit Scholar. Currently teaches physics in a private high school in Manhattan. Tutoring specialist in Physics (Regular and AP), Calculus (Regular and AP), Statistics, Pre-calculus, and SAT/ACT Math and SAT II in Physics and Mathematics.

Michael M.
A.B. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. Current candidate for Ph.D. in Pathobiology at NYU School of Medicine. Experienced as a tutor for the SAT (verbal and mathematics sections), as well as for course work (science and humanities) at the middle through graduate school levels. Tutoring specialist in mathematics (all levels), science (all levels), and standardized tests (SAT and ISEE).

Gillian B.
B.A. cum laude, Yale University. M.F.A. candidate in fiction writing at Columbia University School of the Arts. Awarded an Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship and a 2011 Henfield Prize in fiction. Has taught creative writing at high school and college levels. Experience tutoring SAT/ACT, English, and Writing.

Aaron S.
B.A. in Chemistry, Brown University. Currently works as a management consultant. Extensive travel experience in Europe and Asia, with fluency in French and competency in Russian. Worked as a visiting professor at Hallym University in Seoul, Korea, and recorded a 20-hour video lecture series on high school chemistry. 6+ years experience tutoring mathematics (all levels), high school and college level chemistry, French language, AP, SAT, SAT II subject tests, and ACT standardized tests. Experienced in tutoring students using Skype, WizIQ, and other internet programs.

Katie T.
B.A., with honors, Wesleyan University, in French Studies. M.S. in Environmental Studies and training in progressive science education for middle school students from Antioch University New England. Middle school science teaching certification. Currently training at the Certified level in Orton-Gillingham tutoring for students with dyslexia or reading/writing difficulties. Experienced tutoring elementary through college students, providing academic, enrichment and ISEE tutoring. Skilled in tutoring students with learning, attention, emotional and behavioral issues.

Lauren M.
Graduate of Barnard College, majoring in Physics. Recruited in Junior year of college to do astrophysics research at the American Museum of Natural History�s Hayden Planetarium. Funded by NASA to present her research at the American Astronomical Society Conference in Seattle. Recipient of a Howard Hughes Science Grant to continue her research at California Institute of Technology and presented the results at a Women in Physics Conference at Yale University. Experienced tutor in the fields of math (all levels), science (physics, chemistry and biology), and standardized tests (including APs ACT and SATs).