“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 

“After many unsuccessful Zoom tutoring attempts, we finally found the Colemans. Hilleary and Jamie made it possible for my children to engage in a way that made them forget they are on zoom. Thankfully, both their grades and confidence are back to where they were before the pandemic – even better!  C.O., parent, Greenwich, CT.

“The Colemans have worked successfully with all of of my children: one for upper elementary reading, two for middle school writing, and one for SSAT prep and the independent school application process. I have complete trust in the Colemans!”  N.S., parent, New York City, NY.

“Until meeting Hilleary, my daughter dreaded tutoring sessions. Hilleary taught my daughter the writing skills essential for success in high school, and at the same time helped her develop self advocacy her executive function skills. My daughter recently commented that she wants to take Hilleary to college with her!”  H.R., parent, Dorset, VT.

“This fall, we learned that our son had missed out on some essential reading, writing, and math skills during the pandemic.  After working with Hilleary for the last six months, he is now back on grade level in all areas. Most importantly, he feels proud and wants to continue working with Hilleary throughout the upcoming academic year!”  D.M, parent, Manchester, VT.


“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, Bedford, NY.

“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, Dorset, VT.

“My son struggled to learn during the pandemic and I am so grateful we found CEG. Jamie carefully structures each session so that real learning takes place. We are so relieved to have Jamie just a button away!”  H.S., parent New Canaan, CT.

“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 works with our 9th grade son on zoom three nights a week for short sessions geared towards improving executive function skills.  Our son is learning to plan ahead, self advocate, and stay on top of his assignments. We are thrilled with his progress!” N.R., parent Greenwich, CT.

“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 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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