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My experiences as an educator have allowed me to develop rigorous curriculum aligned to the Common Core. Through continuous assessment, data analysis, and reflection I tailor my practice to ensure the needs of diverse learners are matched and high expectations are being met. It is my belief that students are most successful when a sound action plan, based on performance data, is developed and pushes them towards mastery of material.

Stephen’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelors, Childhood and Special Education

Graduate Degree: Teachers College at Columbia University - Masters, Sociology and Education


Martial arts, running, scary movies.

Tutoring Subjects

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


Essay Editing


ISEE- Lower Level





Special Education


SSAT- Elementary Level

STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

As a professional, educating and advocating for the success of all children, I challenge myself to create that positive foundation that motivates all learners for their time in my classroom and beyond. As an educator, I also strive to create a student-centered community where students feel comfortable sharing their opinion because they know it will be validated and have a purpose. I want my students to feel connected, engaged, and valued in their education. As a guide for learning and life, I want my students to make their own decisions, feel a sense of civic responsibility, and critically reflect on their roles as learners and participating members of their community.