Compass EducationEmpowering the Individual Learner

Languages

andyAndy D.

Spanish, History, general academic support, executive function, expository writing, composition, ESL.

Andy Daitsman holds a Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters from Columbia University.  He has traveled to almost every country in Latin America, and lived in Chile and Mexico. He speaks Spanish with near-native proficiency and since 2007 has been a high school teacher of Spanish. He also has extensive experience scoring the writing portion of the SAT exam. Andy tutors Spanish, history, writing, general studies, and SAT/ACT prep. Andy connects extremely well with high school students, with a caring style that helps them feel at ease with the learning process.

 

 

jessicaJessica G.

English, Spanish, all levels of math, general academic support, executive function, SAT/ ACT test prep, college applications

Jessica earned her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Massachusetts in Boston and her Bachelor of Science in English Education from Boston University.  She is certified teacher in secondary English for grades 6-12.   She has worked with students of all ages from elementary grades through high school in both classroom and one-on-one tutoring settings for over 10 years. Her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction gives her particular insight into the process of developing curriculum for the individualized instruction of her students. Additionally, she has a great deal of experience in preparing students for the all sections of SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE exams.  Even though she studied English, she was a math “geek” in high school and loves to help students struggling in math. Jessica also grew up in a bilingual English/ Spanish household and is able to support students in their Spanish studies.  Helping and teaching students is a passion, and a role she takes seriously.  She believes that all students can achieve their full potential through supportive instruction.

 

george li smilingGeorge L.

Math up through calculus, science including biology, chemistry, and physics, macro/microeconomics, Mandarin Chinese, chemistry, writing composition, SAT/ ACT prep.

George Li is a recent graduate of Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences where he earned a BA in Linguistics while also pursuing a non-degree pre-med track. He is currently taking additional pre-med courses in math and sciences as he prepares for graduate school. George’s teaching experience includes serving as a private tutor for Chinese language students at BU, as well as a working as a teaching assistant in the Middlebury Monterey Language Academy.  He as worked one on one with many students on subjects ranging from math (up through calculus), macro/microeconomics, Mandarin Chinese, chemistry, biology, physics, ESL, writing composition, and SAT/ ACT prep.

 

angeleAngele M.

English, writing, ESL, general academic support, Spanish, SAT/ ACT,  algebra 1 and basic geometry, basic chemistry & biology

Angele earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and her certificate in Teaching English to Foreign Language Speakers from the University of Central Florida. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in International Relations and Global Studies from Northeastern University. She has worked with students of all ages from elementary grades through adults in both classroom and one-on-one tutoring settings for over 5 years. She has two years of experience with classroom support and academic intervention for middle and high school students through the nonprofit education organization City Year and has taught English grammar, reading (including TOEFL test prep), writing and speech to TEFL/ESOL adult students in a formal language school environment. She also has considerable experience in teaching music and performance to students of all ages. Outside of her wealth of experience in instruction, Angele has a career background in journalism and communications; she is a self-professed “word nerd” and loves learning so much that she has vowed to always dedicate a portion of her life to spreading that appreciation for learning to others.  She believes that with the right individualized support and attention, every student has the ability to succeed. 

 

leighLeigh M.

Organization, General Homework Help, Study Skills, Essay-writing, ELA (elementary & secondary), Basic Math, Algebra 1 & 2, Trigonometry, Calculus & Statistics, Basic French, US & World History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science

Leigh Meunier holds a BA in English and is a certified secondary teacher.   She has taught in Brookline Public Schools and is currently a teacher of science and mathematics at Boston Public’s Another Course to College.  She has provided academic support to students in all subject areas including:  biology, chemistry, physics, geometry, calculus, English, writing, history, and French.  She has also supported many students in their college preparatory process including SAT/ ACT prep and college applications and essays.  She has extensive experience working with students with various learning differences, as well as English Language Learners.  For the past two summers she has taught the English portion of the ESL summer camp at International School of Boston.  She believes in the importance of supporting students’ self-confidence and academic engagement. She seeks to foster these traits when working with students in one-on-one and small group settings.

 

MAYAMaya P.

English, writing, Arabic, Spanish (all levels), history, social sciences, general academic support, algebra, geometry, biology, humanities, social science. College admissions and applications, SAT/ ACT prep

Maya is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work at Boston College. Originally from the Boston area, Maya received her B.A. in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Bard College in New York. She has experience teaching and tutoring children of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. She also has experience developing curricula and managing educational programs, which helps her to be a creative tutor and to find the best approach with each student. She is passionate about language-learning and particularly enjoys tutoring Spanish, Arabic, English and Writing.

 

 

amanda picAmanda P.

French, Spanish, English

Amanda is a Magna Cum Laude language professor with an MA in French and Spanish from the University of North Texas, and a BA in foreign languages from the University of Texas.  She has been teaching English, French and Spanish in secondary schools and universities since 2007. Amanda also provides general academic support and helps students study for the verbal and writing portions of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT.  Aside from languages and literature, Amanda has a strong background teaching dance classes including ballet folklórico, ballet, and Zumba to young people and adults. She often uses music in lessons to engage and entertain students. Amanda is a very patient educator with a knack for finding the right strategy for each student to understand and retain information.