Nora Mantell, MEd

Director, founder & owner

Lexington Tutoring, LLC builds self-confidence and fosters academic success by patient, expert, individualized homework coaching, remedial tutoring and enrichment in almost all academic subjects, including support for students whose academic difficulties are associated with learning disabilities. Here's what students and parents are saying about our work.

Nora, the owner, creator and director of Lexington Tutoring, LLC, is a veteran Massachusetts teacher with over 3 decades of high school and college teaching experience. Under Nora's guidance, Lexington Tutoring, LLC has served students at almost all of the public and private K-12 schools and colleges in MetroWest, MetroNorth and the Greater Boston area.

Nora can be reached directly at 781-652-9649 or at

Greg Andrus, BS

Pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, probability & statistics; fourier series & partial differential equations, differential equations, multivariable calculus, physics (w/ & w/o calculus), electricity & magnetism, circuit theory, power electronics, chemistry; standard levels of biology & earth science; economic decision making; basic Chinese, Spanish & homework coaching across the high school & some college curriculums; music theory & introduction to computer science

SAT, ACT & SAT II Subject Tests: Math I, Math II & Physics

AP tutoring & exam prep: Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Physics 1 & Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

GRE prep

Greg Andrus graduated in 2013 with a 3.86 GPA from Northeastern University with his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in mathematics (Summa Cum Laude). He will complete his MS in Engineering Management and become a Fellow of the Gordon Engineering Leadership program at Northeastern in July 2016. When he is not homework coaching and tutoring math and science with Lexington Tutoring, LLC, Greg is a printed circuit board design engineer at Bose where he works in the Product Development team of the Automotive Systems Division.

Among Greg's many talents are his impressively diverse skill set, his passion for math and physics and his effectiveness as an executive function coach.

During his high school years, Greg earned a 3.6 GPA, acquired the rank of Eagle Scout, scored 740 on his Math I SAT II test, 750 on his Math II SAT II tests, 5 on his AP Calculus BC test and 5 on his AP Statistics test. He received the Tau Beta Pi Forge Scholarship No. 2 in 2012.

Greg has been much praised by his co-workers and former professors for his superb organizational skills, the breadth and depth of his knowledge base, his energetic, positive attitude, his genuine desire to help others and his varied enthusiasms, which include playing piano and guitar and designing electronic equipment.

Victoria Zeuner, BS

Biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, meteorology, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus & multivariable calculus; writing coaching, including lab/technical writing; K through grad school homework coaching; college & graduate school selection, application & essay support

SAT, ACT & SAT II Subject Test prep: Math I, Math II, Chemistry & Biology

AP tutoring & exam prep: Biology, Chemistry, Statistics,  Psychology,  Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Calculus AB, Calculus BC

GRE prep

International Baccalaureate exam prep: English Literature (A/B), Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, ITGS (Information Technology in a Global Society), World History, Japanese for Beginners, TOK (Theory of Knowledge Essays), Extended Essay

Victoria Zeuner received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and is working on her Masters in Chemical Engineering and on a Gordon Engineering Leadership Fellowship at Northeastern. As an undergraduate she was a recruited scholarship athlete for Div 1 Women’s rowing. She was the 2015 recipient of the Huntington 100, Outstanding Co-op Award. Among her many other accomplishments at Northeastern are her inclusion on the International Co-op, Deans List (Spring 2014), The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Freshman Recognition Award for Northeastern University 2010-2011, the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Award--Women’s Rowing (2011, 2012) and the Kappa Delta Outstanding New Member Award 2012. Victoria has been much lauded for her work as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate chemical engineering courses Thermodynamics and Process Safety.

In her professional life, Victoria works at Sanofi Genzyme (a biotech specializing in rare diseases) in their operational excellence department. Here, she drives continuous process improvement from a chemical engineering perspective. Previously, Victoria worked for Sanofi’s Engineering Documentation Group and for their Global Quality Department where she wrote operational standards for ~114 manufacturing sites around the world. Victoria also worked at a genetic engineering lab at the University of Heidelberg to help develop the game-changing Crisper/Cas-9 technology for DNA editing.

Victoria has a passion for math and science and a unique ability to translate complex science and engineering processes into succinct knowledge that can be shared with people who are unfamiliar with such technical fields. Victoria is a native speaker of English; she is fluent in French (business conversational) and German (basic). She delights in helping her students select and apply to college and grad school. Her students and her colleagues have given her consistently high marks for her passion, her patience, her intelligence, the breadth of her experience and the vast array of her accomplishments.

Brad Lewis, MEd

Biology, chemistry, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, world history, US history, US government, psychology, English, introductory physics, writing coaching & homework coaching,

MCAS, ACT & SAT prep; SAT II Subject Tests: Math I & II, Biology, Chemistry & US History

AP tutoring & exam prep: Biology, Chemistry, US History & Psychology

MTEL prep: Mathematics (47), Mathematics (09), Mathematics (53), Chemistry (12), Biology (13) & General Science (10)

Brad Lewis graduated from Boston University magna cum laude with a BA in neuroscience and a GPA of 3.75. He then completed his MEd at UMASS Boston. When he's not working with our students, Brad is teaching chemistry at West Roxbury HIgh, coaching wrestling at Boston Latin and competing in endurance races and triathlons.

Prior to becoming a teacher and tutor, Brad held an EMT license, and worked on both ambulance crews and medical response teams for special events. He earned his EMT license at age 16 through a special program at his high school, and held positions for different emergency medical services throughout high school and college.

Brad's passion for tutoring began in college when he worked as an academic tutor for varsity athletes through the BU athletic department. As a varsity athlete himself on the wrestling team, he won the award for the highest GPA on the team every semester. After finishing undergrad, he worked as a student teacher for a full academic year as part of an accelerated master's program. Today, Brad utilizes his skills to help students excel in science and math, and succeed academically.

Nevin Katz, MEd

Biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, meteorology, world history, U.S. history, ancient history, English, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus & calculus; writing coaching, web design & front-end web development (HTML, CSS, Adobe Tools--Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign & Photoshop); homework coaching K-12 & college & executive function coaching

MCAS, SAT, ACT & SAT II Subject Test prep: Math I, Math II, Physics, Chemistry & Biology

AP tutoring & exam prep: Biology & Chemistry

MTEL prep: Mathematics (47), Mathematics (09), History (06), Biology, Earth Science & Chemistry

GRE prep

Nevin Katz graduated from Swarthmore College, where he majored in biology and did additional work in chemistry. After earning his EdM. in Teaching and Curriculum at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he taught at the secondary level for eight years. Nevin Katz is an ace homework coach and science/math/humanities tutor. When he’s not working with our students, he is an online curriculum specialist at EDC in Waltham, where he conducts online professional development for educators and develops content, graphics, and multimedia for online courses in science, math, history and language arts.

Nevin, is an experienced writing coach and SAT/ACT/SAT II prep coach. He is the author and illustrator of the Dr. Birdley Teaches Science series, a nationally published set of teacher resource books for secondary school classrooms.

Some of the many thank-you emails we have received from Nevin's students and their parents are posted on this page of our website.

Michael Bertini, MS

Algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, calculus, statistics, chemistry, physics, college &  graduate school selection & application essay support; finance, accounting & MBA courses; English, government &  politics, macroeconomics, microeconomics & history; honors &  standard levels of biology & earth science; executive function coaching; homework coachingwriting coaching

GMAT & GRE prep

MCAS, SAT, ACT & SAT II Subject Tests: Math I, Math II, Physics & Chemistry

AP tutoring & exam prep: Chemistry, Physics 1 & 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics & Statistics

Michael Bertini holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a MS in Management from Rensselaer, and a MS in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in International Economics and Finance at Brandeis University.

After graduating from WPI, Michael worked as an engineer for Otis Elevator. While working full-time time, he earned his masters part-time. With the encouragement of his professors, Mike decided to pursue a PhD in Economics at Brandeis. He has served as a Brandeis International Business School Leadership Fellow for two years, welcoming new graduate students to Brandeis. Last year he won Outstanding Teaching Assistant award for his work with incoming masters students. He has taught undergraduate economics courses at both Brandeis and Boston College. While at Boston College, he built and taught a novel elective course called, “The Economics of Social Security and Healthcare,” which received much praise from his students. Michael is always looking for opportunities to combine theory with practical applications to make material come alive.

When he is not tutoring or in the classroom, Michael enjoys spending time farming the land that he rents every year, playing squash, jogging, and reading the classics.

Ajay Ghadiyaram, MS

Pre-algebra, algebra 1 & 2, matrix algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, calculus, multivariate calculus, physics & US history; standard levels of biology & chemistry; homework coaching across the high school & some college curriculums

SAT, ACT & SAT II Subject Tests: Math I, Math II & Physics

AP tutoring & exam prep: Physics 1, 2 & C, Computer Science A, Calculus AB, Calculus BC & US Government

Ajay Gadiyaram has his BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. His students appreciate his easy going personality,  impressively diverse skill set and contagious enthusiasm.  By day, Ajay is a cyber security engineer with a firm in Bedford.

Ajay is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County, Va, widely known as the most selective high school in the USA, recently called, by Newsweek, "the number one high school in America,” renowned for its talented faculty and high SAT and ACT scores and ranked by US News and World Report as the 4th best selective high school for the gifted and talented in the USA. At Jefferson, Ajay was inducted into the National Honor Society based upon cumulative GPA, leadership, and community service. He scored above 700 on all three sections of the SAT and in the Math II, Physics, and US History SAT II tests. He received a score of 5 on both the AP Calculus BC (AB subscore - 5) and AP Government exams.

In addition to tutoring, Ajay also enjoys working with DSO Global, a non-profit startup that works with international development clients on various causes such as sustainability, education, health, and human empowerment. 

Amy Berninger, MPh

Algebra, geometry, trig, precalculus, statistics & probability; psychology; English & American lit & composition; American & world history; earth science, biology, health & epidemiology; art history; anatomy; anthropology

Homework coaching in all of the above plus chemistry & physics; executive function coaching college selection & application essay support

SAT, ACT & GRE prep; SAT II Subject Tests: Biology

AP tutoring & exam prep: Statistics, Biology, U.S. History, Art History & English

Amy Berninger has her BS in Human Biology from the State University of New York at Albany and her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Boston University. When she is not homework coaching and tutoring science and math with Lexington Tutoring, LLC, Amy is a senior policy analyst at Abt Associates in Cambridge, where she works in program design, implementation, and evaluation. She has contributed to several large-scale, domestic health projects at the Federal, state, and local levels, where her work has focused on substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Amy’s patient nature, enthusiasm for helping her students to succeed, experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods, top-notch writing, organizational, planning, and communication skills, competence in assessing priorities, her excellent interpersonal skills, and strong project management skills all contribute to her effectiveness as a tutor and homework coach.

Brandon Robinson, MEng

Algebra, geometry, trig, pre-calc, calculus, statistics, college selection & application essay support, economics, negotiation, accounting, financial literacy & investment, writing (creative, technical, essay, research papers), English & American lit & composition, history & executive function coaching; homework coaching in a vast array of courses including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, cinematography & philosophy

SAT, ACT & GRE prep; SAT II Subject Tests: Math I, Math II, Physics, United States History & World History

AP tutoring & exam prep: Physics 1 & 2, Physics C, Calculus AB, World History, European History & United States History

MTEL prep: Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics (Elementary), Mathematics (Middle School) & Technology/Engineering

Concierge tutoring

When he's not working with us as a math and history tutor, an absolutely stellar homework coach with a talent for adding substantially to his students' organizational skills and a top-notch writing coach, Brandon Robinson is the principal partner and asset manager at a MetroWest investment firm. See this page of our website for some of the thank you emails we've received from the parents of Brandon's students.

Before settling in finance, Brandon worked on large-scale national defense projects as a systems engineer at Raytheon and General Dynamics. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Systems Engineering from Cornell University. At Cornell he founded and ran the CU Snake Arm Team, a for-credit student robotics project to advance highly articulated robotic arms for use in nuclear, aerospace, and medical industries. Brandon has authored and presented papers at the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE - Toulouse, France 2004) and various American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) conferences. His other enthusiasms include football, vocal performance and flying.

Megan Joiner, BS

Algebra 1 & 2; geometry; trigonometry; precalculus; calculus; linear algebra; matrix theory; probability; statistics; physics (w/ & w/o calculus); writing coaching; homework coaching K-12 & college, including Spanish I & II & executive function coaching

SSAT, MCAS, SAT, ACT & GRE prep; SAT II Subject Tests: Math I, Math II &  Physics

AP tutoring & exam prep: Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC & Physics 1, 2 & C

When she's not homework coaching, math tutoring or providing GRE, SAT, ACT, and SAT II prep to our students, Megan Joiner is an engineer at iRobot where she specializes in optimizing their line of household care robots.  

Megan has her BS in Electromechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology. She graduated valedictorian of her class, Dean's List, recipient of the Arioch Scholarship (awarded to students who have demonstrated both academic achievement and active involvement in their school and community), the Presidential Award and Wentworth’s Beatty Award for academic excellence. 

Megan's passion for math, science and engineering, her commitment to academic excellence and her superb planning, communication and organizational skills all contribute to her effectiveness as a tutor and homework coach.

Jonathan Langford, BS

Biology, chemistry & physics; honors & standard levels of earth science, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus & statistics; psychology; math, science, history & Spanish homework coaching, 9-12 & college & executive function coaching

ACT & SAT prep; SAT II Subject Tests: Physics, Chemistry & Biology

AP tutoring & exam prep: Physics 1, Chemistry & Biology

Jon Langford has dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Neuroscience and Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was Dean’s list and a member of the National Honor Society of Neuroscience. When he's not working with our students, Jon is a research scientist in the drug discovery department of Hydra Biosciences, where he screens novel compounds for potential pharmaceutical agents involved in the treatment of pain, inflammation, anxiety, and renal and pulmonary disease. Jon is on an eventual path to his doctoral degree in pharmaceutical sciences. Jon is also an avid outdoorsman, botanist, and musician.

Jon offers tutoring in the biological sciences, chemistry, neuroscience, psychology, math, and physics and provides math, science, history and Spanish homework coaching, SAT prep and SAT II Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Berenice Mace-Diaz, MAT

Pre-Algebra, algebra I, geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus & statistics; Spanish

SAT math prep; SAT II Subject Tests: Math I & II

AP tutoring & exam prep: Statistics

MTEL prep: Elementary Mathematics, grades 1-6 (53), Middle School Mathematics, grades 5-8 (47), Mathematics, grades 8-12 (09)

Bernice Diaz has been teaching math at Malden High School for the past 9 years. She has her BA with a double major in Spanish and math from Tufts University. She has her MAT in Mathematics from Tufts. Bernice was the 2013 recipient of the Tufts Mary Ann Mulcahy Service in Education Award. Bernice is currently pursuing a a CAGS at UMass Boston. She is College Prep certified to teach AP Statistics. Bernice speaks Spanish and is proficient in Italian and French.

Bernice tells her students “in this classroom there are no wrong answers, just misconceptions. We cannot work with wrong answers, but misconceptions show us a great deal of understanding.” Bernice’s positive attitude gives her students the confidence they need to persevere through challenges in her classroom.

Bernice’s many accomplishments include her founding of the Math Team and the Relay for Life clubs at Malden High. She has also worked with the Malden District and School Assistance Center (DSAC) Math Protocols Leadership team which promotes collaboration between mathematics and special educators to improve math instruction and outcomes for students with disabilities. Bernice is not a learning disabilities specialist, but she has had a good deal of experience working with students with learning disabilities and is very good at tailoring sessions to the needs of her students.


Members of our learning disabilities team

Jenna Guensburg, MEd

Executive function coaching, learning disabilities support, support for students with social/emotional needs & homework coaching, grades 1 through college

Pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, biology, earth science, writing coaching & English

MCAS Biology & Mathematics

MTEL prep: Communication & Literacy Skills (01)--Reading Subtest & Writing Subtest, Foundations of Reading (90), General Curriculum (03)--Multi-Subject Subtest & Mathematics Subtest

Jenna Guensburg is the newest addition to our learning disabilities team, having been selected from quite a few applicants for her executive function coaching experience, her extensive training and her can-do approach to learning challenges. Jenna is currently serving as the science department chair at Learning Prep School in West Newton, a school specially designed for students with language-based learning disabilities. She has her MEd in Special Education from Cambridge College and her BA in Biological Aspects of Conservation and Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin. She holds a Massachusetts teaching certification in Moderate Disabilities in both PreK-8 and 5-12. She is trained in Thinking Maps, Social Thinking, and Applied Behavior Analysis.

Jenna is passionate about helping each student build on his or her strengths and is expert at providing strategies to overcome challenges in the learning process. Her approachable personality and talent for encouragement allow students to gain confidence and to achieve success. She has considerable experience teaching students who have executive functioning deficits, autism spectrum disorder, ADD and/or ADHD, anxiety, dyslexia, emotional disabilities, and processing disorders, as well as those with other complex learning needs.

In her personal time, Jenna enjoys being outside, whether she is on the ski slopes, biking, or kayaking the Charles. She has helped many individuals with physical disabilities find enjoyment in activities such as these.

Courtney Cooper, MEd

K-10 homework coaching across the curriculum, K-college language arts, social studies/history, human studies & psychology tutoring; K-10 math & science; K-college writing coaching; college: tutors courses leading to a degree in human development & literacy, language arts, history, human development & psychology

AP tutoring & exam prep: World history


Praxis I prep; Praxis II prep: Reading: 5710, Writing: 5720 & Mathematics: 5730

Courtney holds an MEd from American International College, an MS in Literacy from the University of New England, and a BA in Human Development from Wheelock College. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Psychology at American International College. She is trained in the Wilson Reading Program, Lindamood Bell Learning Processes, Sharma Math, Lucy Calkins' Writing Workshop, Singapore math and Everyday Math

Previous to joining our team, Courtney had several years of teaching experience in Maine and Massachusetts independent primary, elementary and middle schools and K-12 private tutoring. Her passion for identifying students’ learning styles and assisting in student growth and understanding are at the forefront of her focus and drive her instruction. When she is not working with our students, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her husband and young daughter.

Bailey Hanek, PsyD

Executive function coaching, learning disabilities support & homework coaching, grades 6 through 12 & college

Pre-algebra, algebra 1 & 2, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, statistics, chemistry,biology, physics, anatomy & physiology  & language arts tutoring; Spanish I & II & writing coaching

MCAS, SAT, ACT & SAT II Subject Tests: Math I, Math II, Biology  & Chemistry

AP tutoring & exam prep: Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Psychology

Concierge tutoring

When she's not homework coaching, tutoring or providing standardized test prep to our students, Bailey is a psychologist at Y.O.U., Inc. and Cambridge Counseling Services. In her role as a psychologist, she provides both empathic understanding and education regarding learning style differences, including those learning styles that are impacted by behavioral and/or social/emotional issues.

Bailey has her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Prior to attaining her doctorate, Bailey completed several years of medical school. She also earned a BS from McGill University. Prior to joining our team, Bailey has 5 years of experience tutoring math, science, English, history, and Spanish at the high school and college levels. In addition, she has worked as a learning disabilities support professional at Chelmsford High School, where she was honored with Chelmsford High’s Unsung Hero Award.

Bailey combines her love of math and science with her compassionate understanding of the challenges that today’s student faces. Her coaching philosophy is centered around maximizing success by tailoring sessions to each student’s individual needs and building upon already present strengths.

Joshua Sanford, MEd

Pre-algebra, algebra I, world history, ancient history, U.S. History, English & language arts, writing coaching & homework coaching K-12 & college; executive function coaching & learning disabilities support

HiSet, MCAS, SAT & ACT prep

MTEL prep: Communication & Literacy Skills (01): Reading Subtest; Writing Subtest General Curriculum (03): Multi-Subject Subtest Multiple-Choice Question Analyses; Mathematics Subtest, Foundations of Reading (90), Mathematics (Elementary School) (53), Middle School Humanities (English/History), English (07) & History (06)

Praxis I prep; Praxis II prep: Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont & Rhode Island--English & Social Studies

Josh Sanford, MEd is a seasoned, certified special education teacher with a long list of present and former students who have soared under his guidance. He has his BA from Bates College in Classical and Medieval Studies with a secondary concentration in Educational Studies, his Masters in Education from Lesley University, Special Education – Moderate 5-12 and History 8-12 licensure, 12 years of experience in working in Special Education, solid credentials for tutoring social studies, science, math, language arts and 4 years of absolutely outstanding work with us. His demanding liberal arts undergraduate education has given him a strong base in United States history, pre-algebra, algebra, American literature, life skills and emotional/social coping skills.

Josh has considerable experience with a variety of disabilities, including ADD, ADHD, executive function disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia and autism spectrum disorders including Asperger’s syndrome, mood disorders and other learning disabilities characterized by slow processing speed. Josh is adept at developing strong communication skills, fostering and promoting student strengths, and focusing on problem solving to internalize academic skills. He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Theory and crisis intervention. His warm, friendly-but-firm manner, his use of humor and engaging questions to build rapport and his impressive academic background are very conducive to productive and effective homework coaching.

When he's not working with our students, Josh teaches at Mansfield High School. His previous experience includes 5 years teaching at The Gifford School in Weston, Massachusetts, 2 years teaching at Casa Pacifica, in Ventura, California and 1 year teaching at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, in New Hampshire.

Lauren Jeannetti, BS

Biology, earth science, U.S. history, ancient history, reading, writing & learning disabilities support for students with special needs including developmental delays, autism, ADD & ADHD; primary literacy--phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary & comprehension, writing & spelling, study skills & homework coaching & executive function coaching 5-12

MTEL prep: Communication & Literacy Skills (01)--Reading Subtest & Writing Subtest & Foundations of Reading (90), Sheltered English Immersion (56)

Lauren Jeanetti has her BS in Special Education and Elementary Education, cum laude from Salve Regina University. She is currently working on her practicum at Endicott College for her MEd in Moderate Special Education. She holds Rhode Island certifications for Special Needs K-8 and Elementary Education 1-6, along with her Massachusetts certification for Special Education Moderate Disabilities 5-12. She completed her Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Teacher Endorsement in 2014. SEI is an approach to teaching academic content in English to non-native speakers of English who are generally in the same classrooms as native English-speaking students. She is trained in the Empower Writing Program, Thinking Maps, Social Thinking and the Wilson Reading Program

Lauren Jeannetti is the English department chair at the Learning Prep School in West Newton, a school for language-impaired students. She has 13 years of experience working with students who have executive functioning disorder, pervasive development disorder, language disorder, neurological disorder, social/emotional disorder, dyslexia, ADD and/or ADHD. As English department chair, she regularly participates in IEP meetings, supports staff with implementing programs and placements for students, coordinates testing and diagnostic procedures and facilitates communication between parents, outside agencies and communities Lauren is committed to student success; building on student strengths and teaching strategies and techniques to assist them in continuing to grow and learn more independently. During her personal time, Lauren is kept busy by her four year old son, spending time by the water, learning new recipes and reading books.

Bryan Rotundo, MEd

Homework coaching K-8; American history & world history; algebra I & II, English & Spanish 1; writing coaching, learning disabilities & executive function support, support for students with social/emotional needs

HiSet & MCAS prep

MTEL prep: Communication & Literacy Skills (01): Reading Subtest; Writing Subtest; General Curriculum (03): Multi-Subject Subtest Multiple-Choice Question Analyses & Mathematics Subtest; Foundations of Reading (90), Mathematics (Elementary School) (53)

Bryan Rotundo has his MEd in Special Education from Lesley University and his BA in Marketing from Siena College. When he's not working with our students, Bryan teaches at a Metrowest middle school where he runs an academic support and executive function intervention program. He is experienced at designing individualized instruction and at identifying the learning styles and strengths of his students, including those with ADD, ADHD, anxiety, executive functioning issues, and emotional disabilities.

Bryan combines a broad knowledge range with a kind, approachable personality and a genuine love for teaching. Along with academic tutoring, Bryan focuses on skills such as organization, time management, prioritization, test taking, and goal-setting. He also provides instruction on non-cognitive student skills such as resiliency, grit, adaptability, self-advocacy, and the development of a growth mindset.

Before pursuing his career in education, Bryan led African safaris, worked with teachers to plan educational trips throughout the U.S., and performed musically throughout New England as a acoustic rock guitarist and songwriter.

Elissa Sanford, MEd

K through 5 reading, writing, math & learning disabilities support for students with special needs including developmental delays, deafness, hearing loss, autism, ADD & ADHD; primary literacy--phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary & comprehension, writing & spelling; American Sign Language

MTEL prep: Early Childhood (02)

CSET: Multiple Subjects Test prep

Elissa holds an MEd from California State University Northridge, a BA in Communication Disorders from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Post-Masters Certificate in Early Education and Care: Research, Policy and Practice from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Massachusetts Educator’s certification as a Teacher of the Deaf-All Levels (Pre/K-12). She is trained in Applied Behavior Analysis and Handwriting Without Tears.

When she is not providing early education services and learning disabilities support to our students, Elissa is an educational consultant with The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham. Elissa is also a Developmental Specialist for infants and toddlers with a variety of language and developmental needs at Criterion Middlesex Early Intervention, in Framingham. Elissa's previous experience includes 12 years teaching in early education and care, working primarily with Deaf and hard-of-hearing students and students with special needs, including learning disabilities, developmental delays, autism, ADD and ADHD.

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