Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

Hilleary Coleman
  • Lower & Middle School Academic Tutoring
  • ISEE/SSAT Test Prep
  • Independent School Application Process
  • Executive Function Coach
  • Learning Pod Consultant

Hilleary and her husband, Jamie, live in Bedford, NY where they raised their two daughters and several dogs. For the last 27 years, she worked at Rippowam Cisqua School as both the Lower School Math Specialist and the Reading Specialist. Recently, Hilleary left the classroom in order to further expand upon her growing tutoring and test prep practice. Hilleary quickly identifies her students’ learning profiles, makes a plan, and provides targeted instruction. Areas of expertise include reading comprehension and writing for students in grades 2-9, and math concepts for students in grades K-6. She is devoted to educating the whole child, and strives to help each student develop the growth mindsets necessary for optimal learning. Hilleary is accustomed to working with a wide range of students and offers both remediation and enrichment. 

Jamie Coleman
  • Middle & High School Academic Tutoring
  • ISEE/SSAT Test Prep
  • College Counseling
  • Executive Function Coach
  • Financial Literacy

Jamie and his wife, Hilleary, live in Bedford, NY where they raised their two daughters and several dogs.  For the last 26 years, he worked at Darien Public Schools as a Learning Specialist at both the middle and high school. Currently, Jamie works with students in grades 6-12 and supports their growth in reading comprehension, written expression, executive function, and financial literacy. He also provides guidance with the college application process, and is currently enrolled in a UCLA’s College Advisory Certificate Program. Jamie easily establishes a positive rapport with students and uses his deep knowledge of learning to teach a wide variety of students.

Gretel Coleman
  • Pre K-6th Grade Academic Tutoring
  • Early Literacy and Emergent Reading Skills, including Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, and Phonics   
  • Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension
  • Number Sense and Computational Efficiency

Gretel grew up in Bedford, NY and now resides in Stamford, CT.    She achieved high honors at Bank Street College while earning a dual Masters degree in both special and general education at the elementary level.  Gretel has taught in private schools in Manhattan and Greenwich Ct where she gained valuable classroom experience teaching a wide range of learners. She uses multisensory instruction to provide engaging and effective reading, writing, and math lessons for her young learners. She is certified in both yoga and mindfulness techniques and uses this background to enhance the learning readiness of her students. This fall, Gretel is teaching a home-based pod school for 1st and 3rd graders, and also supporting Fairfield and Westchester families as they navigate eLearning and seek to fill in educational gaps.

Margot Bush
  • High School Academic Tutor
  • ISEE, SSAT, and ACT Test Prep
  • Essay Writing for College Application
  • Executive Function Coach

Margot is a lifelong resident of Greenwich, CT where she is a highly sought after tutor. She attended Greenwich Country Day, The Taft School and Middlebury College and is familiar with the rigor of competitive schools. After a successful career as an 18th century American Furniture and painting dealer with GKS Bush, Margot transitioned to education. For the last 20 years, she has worked with students from Brunswick, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich Country Day, Convent of the Sacred Heart, and Greenwich High School. Margot has developed many techniques to help older students grasp difficult concepts and internalize the executive function skills necessary for school success. She is quick to assess her students’ learning styles, and then customizes an approach  based on the student’s strengths. Margot’s positive and engaging personality, combined with her deep content knowledge, make her a highly effective tutor.

More About Us

Each of our educators have extensive training in their field and their reputation is very positively regarded by many schools in Westchester and Fairfield. They have earned the highest respect of the families for whom they have provided support, and they look forward to working with your family.

Contact Information

Hilleary: (914) 523 8918


Jamie: (914) 523 8914


Margot: (203) 252 6551


Gretel: (914) 523 2498