NYC Executive Functioning Tutors for All Grade Levels

Does your child struggle with time management, studying techniques, organization, or efficient homework habits? An executive functioning tutor can help your child improve their academic progress across subjects like math or English at any grade level. For example, if you suggest that your child should study for a test, they may have little idea of how to do so effectively. Some students have desks cluttered sky-high with a jumble of papers, binders, and notebooks. Or perhaps they only crack open a book to prepare the night before a major test.

We know how stressful this can be for you and your child, and we’re here to help. Our NYC executive functioning tutors understand that homework is most effectively navigated when students learn and maintain strong organizational skills.

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Our Organizational Tutors Focus On:

  • Time Management
  • Study Skills (A customized study plan for your child)
  • Organizational Systems
  • Preventing Distractions from Technology and Devices

Our executive function tutors are experts at teaching these skills. We focus on supporting students with every aspect of organizing, planning, time management, prioritization, and seeing a task to completion—skills that are integral to each child’s success both in and out of the classroom.

Our NYC organizational tutors teach and then model an effective executive function framework, helping your child develop an individualized plan of action and a strategic approach to homework. Learning how to manage these challenges is crucial. As adults, we constantly need to manage multiple tasks, problem solve, and plan ahead.

At Teachers Who Tutor NYC, we take great pride in providing the best student tutors for time management that New York City has to offer.

Meet Our Executive Functioning Tutors

Ali Fieber

Ali graduated magna cum laude and received her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology and a minor in Education from Colgate University. She received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Columbia University, Teachers College. Ali holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as a New York State license to practice Speech Pathology. Additionally, she is TSSLD Certified (Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities) in New York State. Ali currently works at a private school in Manhattan for students with various learning disabilities. Over the past eight years, Ali has split her day between teaching math, science, history, and one-on-one remediation sessions. Ali has gained experience in both classroom and one-on-one instruction with students with executive functioning deficits, nonverbal learning disorders, and dyslexia. Ali is passionate about all that she does and she prioritizes building a positive rapport with all of her students.

Brooke Barnard

Brooke has taught a variety of student populations in grades Pre-K through 7th, including students with disabilities, children with autism, and gifted and talented students, for the past thirteen years. She graduated with a Master’s in Elementary Education and a Specialization in Literacy from the University of Florida and obtained a second Master’s in Special Education at Touro College. She has been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method and has a deep passion for reading and writing. Brooke currently works as a 7th Grade SETSS teacher at 75 Morton, where she helps her students improve executive functioning skills and build academic self-confidence. Additionally, she is a Director of Curriculum and Instruction at The GO Project, an NYC non-profit where she collaborates with teachers to provide positive academic, social, and emotional experiences to under-resourced and academically struggling students. When she is not teaching, Brooke enjoys yoga, barre class, historical fiction books, and trying different sushi restaurants around the city.

Corey Miller

Corey taught sixth, eighth, and twelfth grade English at Headwaters, an IB school in Austin, Texas, before transitioning to full time tutoring in a range of subjects. He previously taught math to student athletes throughout undergrad; poetry and fiction to children and adults through the Austin Public Library’s continuing education program; and the ACT, SAT, and GRE at Endeavor Academics. Corey enjoys tutoring one-on-one because he can meet students where they are while teaching to their specific needs and considering their specific learning style. He particularly enjoys helping a student find their idiosyncratic voice in writing, whether that be through research essays, personal essays, or poetry and fiction. He received his MFA in Poetry at the Michener Center at the University of Texas and has published work in the Best New Poets series, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, and Narrative among other journals. In his free time, he likes to write, play the guitar, and roam Prospect Park with his partner Katherine and their dog Goose.

Danielle Lewis

Danielle is a history and English teacher at the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan. Additionally, she has tutored New York students aged 10 and above for over 25 years, helping them master English, History, French, Biology, research skills, IB curriculum, and standardized tests. Her specialties also include executive functioning, time management and study skills, and writing instruction. Danielle has encountered students with diverse backgrounds, hopes, talents, and challenges. What she loves most is helping each one find success and joy in learning. When not teaching or tutoring, she can be found singing, hiking, learning languages, working with animals…and reading!

Jess Wall

Jess has spent over a decade in New York City charter schools in Harlem teaching special education courses, ranging from phonics and foundational literacy, to Regents-aligned ELA and AP literature. She has also taught pre-algebra, algebra 1, and geometry, as well as biology, global history, and US history. She specializes in working with young people to develop their executive functioning skills (such as communication, time management, and organization) alongside their academic skills, and was the founder and director of special class settings at her previous charter network. Jess holds a BA from Amherst College in Anthropology and French, as well as an MS from Hunter in Special Education, and a Masters of Education in School Leadership from Columbia University-Teachers College. As a former collegiate athlete, she enjoys staying active by coaching a middle and high school girls competitive soccer team and hiking with her young son and rescue mix.

Jacqlyn Telford

Jackie is a full-time teacher with 10+ years of experience in private and public schools in NYC. She has also worked as a private tutor, SAT prep program director, and executive functioning coach. Over the years, Jackie has worked with students in grades 4-12, and she currently teaches middle school humanities at The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn. Previously, Jackie taught middle school ELA (reading and writing) at KIPP. As a tutor, she primarily works with students who want to boost their literacy skills (analytical reading and writing), as well as with students who want to firm up their organizational and executive functioning skills. Jackie believes in empowering students to take ownership over their learning in order to feel more confident and successful in school. When she works with students, Jackie is a one-on-one coach, cheerleader, and accountability buddy. Jackie is a Columbia University and Trinity School alum, an NYC-native, a travel aficionado, and a total bookworm. She holds a B.A in Sociology from Columbia University and an M.A. in education from Relay GSE.

Kate Hall

Kate Hall is the learning specialist for grades six through twelve at York Prep. She earned her B.S. from Meredith College in Child Development with a North Carolina teaching license for kindergarten through sixth grade. Upon graduating and moving to New York City, she earned her masters in General and Special Education at Touro College and received a New York teaching license. Prior to York, Ms. Hall worked at Success Academy Williamsburg for three years and Girls Prep Bronx Elementary for four years, teaching various grades from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Throughout the years Ms. Hall has tutored and supported children outside the classroom. Kate is currently working toward certification in Orton Gillingham as well. Ms. Hall spends her summers visiting family in North Carolina, and traveling. During her free time, she enjoys walks in the park with her husband Drew, visiting museums, spending time with family and friends, and reading on her patio.

Katrina Johrden

Katrina has taught for more than 10 years in NYC public high schools. As a teacher of students with disabilities, she has taught a variety of courses and grade levels, including 9th Grade-11th Grade in Algebra I, Global History & Geography 1 & 2, English Language Arts, and Geometry. Additionally, she leads the Advisory planning at her school which emphasizes Social Emotional Learning and Executive Functioning skills to build competency cross-curricularly. Katrina co-leads the Access & Inclusion Department to support students and families in developing the strongest individualized plans for their academic journeys. Katrina has a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Spanish and Communications from St. John’s University and a M.S. in Education in Teaching Urban Adolescents with Disabilities from Long Island University.  Katrina’s goal is to provide access to all learners and build the confidence and self-advocacy necessary for post-secondary pursuits. Katrina is an avid hiker, National Park enthusiast, and museum wanderer.

Kim Abrams

Kim is the Middle School Counselor at Grace Church School. Before coming to Grace, she was an Elementary School Social Worker in Brooklyn. Kim graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Psychology and then moved to New York to receive her MA in School Counseling from NYU. She has a lot of experience working with students on executive functioning and study skills. In her current role as a Guidance Counselor, she is supporting students with different needs. By focusing on developing systems around organizing academic workload, she has found that students feel more confident in their ability to be successful in school. Kim also has experience working with students on core subjects, specifically Expressive Writing and English. She has assisted students with annotating texts, creating outlines for papers and assignments, and proofreading texts. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She is also getting married in December!

Leah Scrivner

Leah has been teaching high school students in Brooklyn since 2008. As a special education teacher, she has co-taught a wide range of courses including Earth Science, Global History, US History, and ELA among others. She teaches a course that focuses on Executive Functioning by utilizing materials from students’ core classes to reinforce and teach executive functioning skills. She has worked with a wide variety of students, but has spent the last 7 years working closely with neurodiverse students by learning their specific needs and meeting them where they are. For the last 7 years, Leah has worked at Millennium Brooklyn High School where she facilitates the school’s Nest Program as their Nest Coach. Leah holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Florida State University and a Masters Degree in Secondary Special Education from Long Island University: Brooklyn. In her free time she enjoys taking advantage of all museums the city has to offer, traveling and the great outdoors.

Ly Dang

Ly Dang is in her third year of teaching history in NYC public high schools. Prior to starting her teaching career, she attended Brown University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree, and Teachers College at Columbia University, where she received her Masters Degree. Ly has extensive experience working with middle and high school students across a variety of content areas, from writing to math and science to foreign language, and everything in between. She has worked with young people and their families who may have learning differences and/or need support with executive functioning skills. Outside of teaching and tutoring, Ly is a classically trained pianist of almost two decades, is an avid runner, and enjoys designing and creating her own clothes.

Patrick Buzzell

Patrick is currently an Upper School Learning Specialist who works one-on-one with neurodiverse students at a private school in Brooklyn. Patrick previously taught humanities courses as a special education teacher for the NYC DOE public schools for eight years, where he worked with a wide range of student profiles. Patrick holds a Professional License from New York State as a Special Education Teacher for grades 7-12. Patrick entered into the field of education through the New York City Teaching Fellows program where he earned a MS in Education from LIU Brooklyn and is currently ABD in the Urban Education PhD program at CUNY Graduate Center. Patrick uses his own experiences as a neurodiverse learner with Inattentive ADHD to connect with students who are also neurodiverse and co-creates working relationships centered around transferable skills and classroom content.