The school year for 2020-2021 is without a doubt looking a little different this year. With all of the uncertainty for the new way of learning, some families are looking for tutors, educational support services, and before/after school care. To assist families in navigating this new way of learning, FairfieldMoms has partnered up with some outstanding local private tutors, learning centers, and educational leaders in Fairfield and surrounding areas who are all available to help your child (pre-k through college) during this academic year! We’ve also provided some information on before/after school care, helpful links as well as locations that are opening up their spaces to host tutors / students (TBD on these locations). Read more below and check back here for more info as it is made available during the school year!
Lindsay Begonja is an experienced elementary school teacher in Fairfield, certified to teach all subject areas in grades K-6. She holds both a Masters and Sixth-Year degree in Elementary Education with a focus in Remedial Reading and Language Arts, as well as a Language Arts Specialist certification. Lindsay is available during the school day to provide assistance with distance learning or early afternoon for specialized academic tutoring. One-to-one or small group options available.
Email: [email protected]
Is your child facing unexpected learning challenges? Have they tried tutoring with limited results? Do you know your child has enormous potential, but their grades are not reflective of that? It is time to look for a new solution. While traditional tutoring focuses on reteaching academic content, PACE focuses on identifying the root of the problem. PACE concentrates on developing the foundational and fundamental skills needed for learning, known as cognitive and processing skills. These skills are most often the source of learning challenges. The brain, and these skills, can change throughout a person’s life
Through our Processing and Cognitive Enhancement (PACE) program we teach strategies that enhance the use of Cognitive Skills in a fun and engaging manner. We work on core skills like memory, attention, processing speed, visualization, logic and reasoning. These skills are the foundation of learning in any subject. When one of these skills are weak they affect academic performance. We offer assessment to determine the strength of each of these skills and develop an individualized program to fit the needs of each of our students. We also offer a program that helps those who struggle with reading and spelling called Master the Code (MTC). This program develops skills that make reading and spelling easier. MTC is unique because it is the only reading program that teaches children reading the same way language is learned. Through our programs we aim to make learning easier, thinking faster and performance better for our students. Brain Gain is the sole provider of PACE and MTC in Connecticut.
Dana Greenman is a high school math teacher who is certified in grades 7-12. She has twelve years of experience teaching in the New York City Public Schools and most recently in Fairfield County. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Syracuse University and a Master’s Degree in Math Education from Lehman College. She is available to help your child succeed in math and build their confidence in the subject. She can also provide additional assistance with organization and study skills.
Certified for grades 7 – 12
Email: [email protected]
I offer virtual English tutoring and college essay assistance for $35/hour. The first tutoring session is free of charge. I am a high school English teacher and I have over five years of experience tutoring. I can tutor English to students of all ages. I also offer college essay assistance for any part of the essay process.
Emily is a dedicated Education Consultant located in Fairfield, CT who has worked for over 10 years as a college counselor in New York City providing comprehensive college counseling support including essay review, guided application support and timelines, interview preparation, financial aid and college fit guidance. Available to work with students individually or provide structures to guide small groups of students through the application process in this unique time.
Credentials: Trinity College, B.A. Sociology; Teachers College, Columbia University, Ed.M. Psychological Counseling
Email: [email protected]
Learning Right is located in New Canaan Connecticut. Co-directors Linda Wieland, Psy.D and Barbara Boller, Ed.D, have years of experience as school psychologists with advanced training in diagnostic assessments that provide comprehensive, individualized learning profiles used to guide educational and instructional decisions.
We also offer individualized tutorials in reading and executive skills, as well as educational counseling for those students who struggle with barriers to learning. We provide consultation services for parents who need support navigating the educational process, and can help create educational goals that support and facilitate distance learning. We are currently offering a free consultation session for parents who have questions about their child’s learning profile.
Since 2000, The Learning Consultants has been providing families with education solutions, including college guidance, standardized test prep, subject based and executive functioning tutoring, and academic enrichment to students in elementary school through college. We hold classes, small group sessions, and private individual meetings. Our emphasis is on providing individualized attention and ultimately building sustaining relationships with our students and families. Our focus is on finding educators who are not only masters of their fields of study, but most importantly they are good communicators with both students and parents, connectors, and motivators. We become not just academic tutors, but advisors, mentors, and confidants. We strive to forge long-term relationships with our families, and the result is more engaged and happy students.
Is Your Child Struggling to Learn How to Read? As a K-3, SPECIAL EDUCATION public school teacher for 30 years, I have worked with children identified with learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, language impairments, and ADD/ADHD. For struggling readers and Special Education students, I often incorporate the Preventing Academic Failure program into tutoring sessions.
PAF is a multisensory, explicit phonics program which has made a huge difference for many children. Establishing a warm rapport, helping children to build a foundation of skills, and ensuring fun sessions are my priorities. Available for homework and reading support weekdays after 3:30pm and on Saturdays.
Certified with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Special Education. She also obtained an additional 30 education credits above Master’s.
Email: [email protected]
At Pleasantville, Armonk & Scarsdale Prep, we provide the highest-quality ACT, SAT, and academic tutoring and college advising services in a warm, supportive environment. We focus on building confidence and skills. Our students’ scores and grades quickly follow. Interactive online tutoring is available for students in 5th grade up through high school and college level. Call or text us at (914) 495-8648 to plan for the year ahead.
Alliance Tutoring is a collection of elite private school tutors with advanced degrees and impressive teaching backgrounds, among the best educators available in the United States. They specialize in college process guidance: both standardized test prep and college application support. Their mission also centers on college and private high school retention, providing support both personally and academically to students through regular meetings, focusing on executive and life skills in addition to academics as needed.
They offer online one-on-one service, in-center service in Greenwich, and in-home service, and are highly adaptable to circumstance. The age range they cater to is 13-25, and they also have a branch of services devoted specifically to learning differences, anxiety & related conditions, and ADHD.
Salt Water Yogis
Shannon is a middle school math teacher turned kids/family yoga teacher after seeing first hand the amount stress kids experience each day. She is a 200hr certified yoga teacher, twice certified kids yoga teacher, certified special needs yoga teacher and certified holistic health counselor. Her classes are designed to help kids strengthen their bodies, improve flexibility, cultivate kindness and inner peace, and learn to calm themselves through breathing (while also having lots fun along the way)! She lives in Fairfield, CT with her husband and 6 year old son, currently offering private and group kids & family classes outdoors.
Before / After School Care
These locations are still in discussion, but we will keep you posted when we learn more!
If you are interested in being a part of this 2020-2021 Tutor Guide, please send us an email to [email protected]