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
  • ISSE/SSAT Test Prep
  • Independent School Application Process
  • Executive Function Coach

Hilleary and her husband, Jamie, live in Bedford, NY where they raised their two daughters and several dogs. For the last 27 years, she has worked at Rippowam Cisqua School as both the Lower School Math Specialist and the Reading Specialist. In addition, she provides test prep and guidance for students applying to independent schools. Hilleary quickly identifies her students’ learning profile, 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 students 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
  • 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 High School as a Learning Specialist. Recently, Jamie transferred to Darien’s Middle School where he is the 8th Grade Learning Specialist.  Outside of school, 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. Currently, she teaches reading, writing, and math at Eagle Hill School where she uses multisensory instruction to provide engaging and effective 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. Recently, Gretel has started to support Fairfield and Westchester families as they navigate eLearning and seek to fill in educational gaps caused by school closings.

More About Us

The Colemans 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


Gretel: (914) 523 2498