Testimonials

Hilleary

“As a math consultant, I found that Hilleary regularly offered support for teachers’ content knowledge and was equally strong in her ability to coach teachers on their pedagogical practices, always aiming to better the needs of the wide range of learners we found in each class…Her diagnostic capacity was consistently on target, and she helped students construct deep meaning rather than simply memorizing procedures.” Dr. Hal Melnick, Bank Street College of Education

“Hilleary excelled in creating differentiated lessons that targeted the specific needs of the students with whom she worked.  While Hilleary is undoubtedly a talented educator, perhaps one of her greatest strengths is her gentle soul. She always has a smile on her face and is personally committed to ensuring that each and every day her students are challenged and nurtured.” Matt Nespole, Head of School at The Key School            

“Hilleary was critical and was a key force to the coordination, design and success of our revised individualized curriculum at the Rippowam Cisqua School.  She had the respect and confidence of all teachers with her insights, guidance and style as she  created individualized lessons to meet the academic needs of every student. Although I never had the pleasure of working professionally with Jamie, I have been blessed with many conversations where we have shared curriculum insights. I have continually been impressed with his dedication to designing and developing student centered curriculum.” Larry Dwyer, Curriculum Coordinator 

Jamie

“In my experience, Jamie is the horse whisperer for middle school boys. As an educator, he sets a calm, measured tone that my son responds to immediately. Jamie comes prepared. He is excellent in correspondence with the parents, prepares the lesson and comes ready to tackle the next challenge. He is interested, he is patient, he is kind. But most importantly, his fondness for my child’s mind and his interest in his growth as an individual is something I could never put a price on.” M.F., Parent

“Jamie connects with our son, age 12, in a way that keeps him motivated & curious enough to be productive, without being overly demanding.  We have complete trust in Jamie’s abilities as a teacher and find him flexible & personable to work with.” P.G., Parent

“Students are drawn to Jamie’s easy going and positive personality. His lessons are engaging, well crafted, and meaningful. All of our students know that Jamie will always go the extra mile for them!” J.P., DHS Colleague

“Mr. Coleman really helped me narrow down my college search by taking the time to listen to me about my interests and aptitudes. I started to look at schools on a deeper level, taking into account athletics, extra curricular offerings, the learning environment, and degree options” J.B., Senior in High School

“Jamie has worked with several of my students over the last few years.  He has really personalized the instruction for the middle school students within a tutoring environment, helping them to feel successful and confident in their capabilities.  He collaborates with both parents and teachers to ensure targeted instruction to support growth in identified areas of development. Jamie is able to quickly assess what the students’ needs are, and can easily build a rapport with all types of learners at many different age levels.  I always look forward to working with Jamie and Hilleary, I know my students will be in great hands!” D.B., Learning Specialist

Gretel

“Gretel is not only a wonderful teacher, but also a great tutor! She is extremely attentive, goal oriented, and kids love working with her both in person and remotely! Finally, she is very communicative with parents which is always a benefit!” R.A., Parent

“Thank you Ms. Coleman! You have really helped me out this year in math. I really appreciate you spending so much extra time with me. Thanks to you, I have found out math is one of my favorite subjects.” H.S. Student

                                                                       

                                                                       

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