Math Tutors
Teachers Who Tutor NYC

Math can be intimidating, hard, and stressful for many students, but it doesn’t need to be! At Teachers Who Tutor NYC, we pride ourselves on having the most qualified, professional, and kind tutors to help children and teens tackle math with the goal of improving attitudes and grades. Our tutors are all teachers themselves with master’s degrees in education or their subject of expertise.

Why Have a Math Tutor?

If your child is struggling with math, a private math tutor can turn things around and make a real difference. Math can be complicated at first, but our tutors strive to make it understandable and fun for every grade level. Our middle school math tutors prioritize fundamental concepts and teach them as part of a custom learning plan tailored to your child’s specific goals. Additionally, our high school math tutors provide customized tutoring services and prioritize the rigorous high school-level math curriculum, standardized tests, and more.

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What to Expect from Our Math Tutors

Study Techniques and Feedback

Our tutors aim to provide your child with the skills they need to work autonomously and efficiently. Eventually, your child will build confidence and not have to rely on the constant support of a private math tutor. Our goal is to foster independence in a warm and welcoming learning environment so that your child will go on to solve difficult math problems using the tools we provide.

We provide exceptional math tutoring in:

  • Emergent Numeracy
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten Basic Math Concepts
  • Elementary Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
  • Fractions, Decimals, Negative Numbers
  • Middle School Math including Algebra and Geometry
  • High School Trigonometry, Pre-Calc, and Calculus
  • And more!

As a parent, you will receive weekly feedback from your child’s private math tutor. You can rest assured knowing how your child is progressing and gaining confidence in the subject.

Test Prep

Standardized tests like the SATs are highly competitive and stressful for most teenagers – especially when dealing with tough subjects like math. Our high school math tutors aim to help students get the best results possible.

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Help your child reach their full potential in math and beyond the classroom. Our tutors will work with you, your child, and your child’s school to ensure success.

Meet Our Math Tutors

Benjie Messinger-Barnes

Benjie previously taught Middle School Math at the Friends Seminary School, and High School Math and Economics at the Rutgers Preparatory School the previous four years. He completed his undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics at Wesleyan University where he was the captain of the Squash team and active in Wesleyan’s local mentoring program. Benjie has an Ed.M in Mathematics Education from Rutgers University, and approaches mathematics with great energy, enthusiasm, and rigor, all of which he hopes to instill into his students. Born and raised in New York City, Benjie loves snowboarding, running, golf, playing tennis, and anything else that will keep him outdoors and active.

Caile Martinez

Caile Martinez teaches middle school earth science and physical science at Speyer Legacy School, where she coaches track and field and advises the environmental club. She has a B.A. in Biology from Providence College, where she competed on their division I track and field and cross country team. She has experience teaching math at a middle school and high school level as well. Caile lives in the Upper East Side and just recently moved back from Maui, where she worked at Kihei Charter High School teaching field science and Algebra I while instructing the math component of summer programs at the University of Hawai’i. Caile has her master’s degree in Secondary Education and enjoys running and spending time in nature during her spare time.

Claire Wang

Claire has been a high school math and chemistry teacher for over 5 years. She has taught in both public and charter schools. She has taught math courses ranging from algebra 1 to AP Calculus AB. Claire has experience tutoring students in math from grades 3 – 12 and in chemistry. Claire graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied chemistry. She earned her master’s degree in secondary education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is fluent in Chinese and is currently learning Spanish. In her free time, Claire enjoys hiking and traveling.

David McDonough

David currently teaches geometry and algebra 2 in an ICT setting at Millennium Brooklyn High School in Park Slope. He has worked with students in grades 5-12, in public and charter schools, teaching math, social studies, and ELA in General Education, ICT, and SETTS settings. He received a BA in art from Brooklyn College, and an MS in Urban Special Education Grades 7-12, from Long Island University. As a special educator, David has experience creating individualized student support plans, with a particular focus on helping students understand and value their strengths. When tutoring math, David encourages students to find solution pathways they can get excited about through practice, intuition, and creativity.

Dominique Voso

Dominique teaches upper school math at Riverdale Country School. Prior to this, she taught math at Greenwich Academy and coached swimming. She received her bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from Harvard University and her master’s degree in Secondary Education from University of Pennsylvania. She serves as an advisor for the Riverdale math team. Her experience spans the range from middle to high school levels in math, science, and computer science. Her goal as a tutor is to build confidence and thinking skills, and she believes that math problems can be approached in a variety of valuable ways beyond just one set solution path. Outside of teaching and tutoring, she enjoys doing triathlons, cooking, and reading.

Elli Simonen

Elli Simonen teaches secondary mathematics at Special Music School on the Upper West Side. She currently teaches Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and AP Calculus and in alternate years teaches AP Statistics. She has been teaching high school math for 16 years in New York City and started her career teaching math in Tanzania as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Elli has a BS in Mathematics from James Madison University and a MA in Mathematics Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also instructs a Secondary Mathematics Methodology Graduate course at Hunter College. Through these varied experiences, she has developed a vast teaching toolkit to reach different types of learners. Elli believes that through focused and hard work, everyone can do math at the highest levels.

Eric Abrecht

Eric is a ten-year math educator currently serving as an educational consultant. Eric began his career as a corps member with Teach For America where he taught third and fourth-grade math in the Bronx. Following Eric’s time in the corps, he taught at DREAM Charter School and Brownsville Ascend Middle School, where he served as a special and general educator for grades 5, 6, and 7. Eric served multiple leadership roles throughout his school career including Mentor Teacher, Grade Team Leader, Department Chair, and Math Dean of Instruction. Eric loves common core math and considers upper elementary and middle school math a fun puzzle that can be solved in multiple different ways. Eric specializes in differentiated instruction and is a true believer in the powerful effects of embracing a growth mindset. Eric earned his BA from Loyola University Maryland and his MS in Special Education from CUNY Hunter College. Outside of the classroom, Eric enjoys traveling, watching soccer, and all things Marvel-related.

Ethan Savel

​​Ethan Savel currently teaches 5th grade Math and homeroom at Achievement First Charter Apollo Middle School in Brooklyn, New York. Ethan, who is currently in his 4th year of education, got his Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in American Studies and Mathematics. Before teaching at Apollo MS, Ethan taught history courses in Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Fiji through the University of Oregon for students on a gap semester. In his spare time, Ethan is an avid outdoorsman who loves backpacking, kayaking, climbing, and scuba diving.

Garrett Teague

Garrett currently teaches 7th Grade Math in two integrated co-taught classes at Girl’s Prep Middle School in The Bronx. Prior to his current position, he has worked in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in both general education and special education classrooms. Over the course of his 12-year teaching career, he has had extensive training with various common core aligned Mathematics and English Language Arts programs. Through his training and experiences, he has been able to create engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environments for his students, which have led to growth and success. This has also allowed him to develop an understanding of strategies for differentiated instruction and the means to address misconceptions that children possess in core subject areas, as well as the ability to design multi-tiered learning opportunities that allow children at different stages of their development to access and master content. He is deeply committed to education and very much enjoys working with students of all ages. He looks forward to helping your child accomplish all of their goals and do their very best.

Hannah Madoff

Hannah has been a high school math teacher for 12 years. She got her start as a Teach for America Corps Member in Washington, DC where she taught 9th grade Algebra, and has spent the last 10 years teaching every course in the high school math sequence at Achievement First–Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus, and SAT Math. Six years ago, she also got certified as a special educator, broadening her skill set to support exceptional learners. In addition to teaching, she is now an instructional coach, leading the Math Department and coaching math teachers to improve their pedagogy. Hannah has 6 years of private tutoring experience, tutoring middle school math up through Precalculus, both in person and on Zoom (after a year and a half of Zoom school during the pandemic, she’s gotten quite comfortable using all that the internet has to offer to create powerful digital math learning experiences!). Hannah graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Political Science, then got an MA in Teaching from American University (Secondary Math) and an MA in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education (Middle School Generalist). Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, reading, exploring the outer boroughs, and finding the best donuts the city has to offer.

Hannah Morse

Hannah is a sixth-grade math integrated co-teacher at 75 Morton. She previously taught high school math at a special education private school. She has tutored math to students from grades 6 through 12. Due to her special education background, Hannah has experience working with children who are below grade level to help them understand grade-level work. She also has had success helping students improve their executive functioning skills and become more confident in their academic abilities. Hannah holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education with a minor in American Sign Language and a master’s degree in Special Education, both from New York University. When Hannah is not teaching, she enjoys traveling, reading, playing the piano, and listening to music.

Jennifer Preissel

Jennifer teaches secondary mathematics to juniors and seniors at Millennium Brooklyn High School, one of the New York Post’s “eight hidden gems in the NYC school system.” In this role, she designs and implements rigorous inquiry-based curricula aligned to Common Core standards for differentiated learners in an inclusive educational environment. She is trained in the instructional practices of the ASD Nest Model, a framework for inclusive education for higher functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through the ASD Nest Support Project, NYU Steinhardt, Hunter College, and the NYC Department of Education. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in film studies and English from Columbia University and a master’s degree in secondary mathematics education from St. John’s University. She loves traveling, cooking, and biking throughout all five boroughs of the city.

Jeff Reeder

Jeff teaches math at the NYC iSchool in Soho and has taught high school and college math for ten years. Jeff earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in math from Cal State Fullerton and taught in California for five years at the high school and college level before moving to NYC. In his free time, Jeff enjoys working out, playing video games, seeing live music/DJ sets, and exploring green spaces in the city. He also enjoys traveling around the world, with a current goal of going to every continent (only two more to go!).

Joseph Tadros

Joe currently teaches AP calculus AB, physics, and algebra at Hillside Arts and Letters Academy in Jamaica, Queens. Joe has taught for seven years and tutored for five, serving students in different boroughs across NYC. He’s also completed over 80 hours of culturally responsive training to continuously develop his pedagogy. Joe received his master’s degree at St. John’s University in Adolescent Education in Mathematics and his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering at Rutgers University. His goal is to ensure all students find excitement and purpose in each lesson that he teaches. He continues to promote STEM by giving students access to opportunities through mentorship and project-based learning activities.

Josh Haimowitz

Josh has eight years of classroom teaching experience, having taught Physics and Math at various schools, including Trinity most recently. He has a B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology and Physics, and an M.A. in Physics Education (7-12) from Columbia’s Teachers College. A lifelong learner, Josh has studied all of the fundamental sciences and still continues to delve deeper. He is also an avid musician and certified yoga teacher, hobbies that tend to be featured in Physics lessons that involve relevant concepts.

Joshua Rosa

Joshua is a high school math/special education teacher at A Philip Randolph. He is currently in his 6th year of teaching. He started out teaching at the middle school P.S. 72 The Lexington Academy before transitioning into a high school setting. He has taught math courses in the middle school level (6 -8), and currently teaches Algebra I & Geometry at the high school level. Josh completed his undergraduate degree at SUNY New Paltz and obtained his master’s degree from CUNY City College. Josh is fluent in Spanish. When not teaching, Josh enjoys automotive related activities, physical training, along with traveling and trying different foods.

Leah Harris

Leah has taught math to middle school students, or led middle school math teachers, for the better part of the past 16 years to students all over the city in grades 4-9. She currently works as an Academic Dean, supporting math and science teachers to be even better instructors. She has also tutored many middle school students in math and science and helped create and refine mathematics curricula that are now used at charter schools across the country for students in grades 5-8. These experiences have helped her develop a deep understanding of where and why students struggle as well as the approaches necessary to untangle students’ confusion and address their misconceptions. She earned her B.A. from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, in French Language and Literature and Economics. She then received her master’s degree in Education from Lehman College and has been working with middle school mathematicians ever since.

Madeleine Prenner

Madeleine Prenner, Tutor, has been a math teacher for ten years, most of which she has taught at Riverdale Country School. Madeleine has been working as a math tutor for the past 14 years, starting at Wellesley College. Since completing graduate school with a Masters of Arts in Teaching, Madeleine has not only been a math classroom teacher and tutor, but she is also the school math support specialist, meeting individually with students from all grades. She works helping students to form connections and build intuition about mathematics. When not tutoring or teaching, Madeliene loves to spend time cooking and relaxing with her two cats.

Megan Butterworth

Beginning in 2013, Megan has taught various subjects ranging from grades 4-12. She specializes in Middle and High School math and has a passion for numbers, having taught pre-algebra, algebra 1 and 2, geometry, SAT Prep, social studies, and science. Megan graduated from Molloy College with a master’s degree in Adolescent Math Education. She is currently completing a program to become an Educational Technology Specialist through Molloy. She has privately tutored students of all ages for over 10 years and works with young athletes doing softball clinics and private lessons. Megan enjoys working one on one with students and looks forward to bringing math from the classroom into everyday experiences.

Will Roble

Will Roble currently teaches 7th and 8th grade math at Greenwich Academy, and runs the math team and math club for students in grades 5-8. Will has extensive tutoring experience in topics ranging from basic operations to Algebra II and Trigonometry. Will previously taught middle school math at Avenues for many years. Prior to teaching at Avenues, he was Senior Director of Middle School for Achievement First Charter schools for five years, an 8th grade teacher and math coach at Achievement First Bushwick Middle School for one year, a 6th grade teacher and math coach at Rise Academy, a KIPP School in Newark, NJ for four years, and a 6th grade math teacher at the Thomas C. Giordano Middle School 45 in the Bronx for two years. He earned his MS in Teaching (grades K-6) from Pace University and his B.A. from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) in Anthropology and Italian studies. He has worked with students of all academic and socioeconomic backgrounds and loves helping students deeply understand math concepts.

Rebecca Graham

Rebecca currently teaches Algebra I and Geometry at Millennium Brooklyn High School in Park Slope, and has also taught Advanced Algebra, Statistics, and College Readiness there. She received her master’s degree in Urban Special Education, Grades 7-12, from Long Island University. She also serves as the IEP coordinator and specializes in developing a curriculum that is responsive to various learning disabilities and learning styles and developing the executive functioning skills of her students. Prior to teaching at Millennium Rebecca worked at Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts, teaching English, Geometry, Algebra, Economics, History, Literacy, and Public Speaking. Rebecca’s goal as a tutor is to bring joy to learning, build confidence in students and help them develop problem-solving strategies that foster independence, as opposed to rote memorization of steps and facts.

Richard Koo

Richard has taught math in New York City independent schools for ten years, working with students in both lower and middle school. He graduated from St. John’s University with a master’s in childhood education. Prior to starting his career in teaching, he worked in the financial services industry and earned an M.B.A. in finance from N.Y.U. Stern School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University. He discovered his love for working with children while volunteering through Learning Leaders as a parent volunteer at his daughter’s elementary school. He believes that solutions to math problems can be approached from many different ways, and not through just one set algorithm and encourages his students to always test their thinking.

Simon Jarcho

Simon currently teaches tenth-grade math at Avenues: The World School in Manhattan and has more than seven years of experience as a high school teacher of mathematics, statistics, and economics. Simon previously taught Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, Statistics, and Discrete Math Topics (TSDMT) to high school students at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and AP Economics, AP Statistics, and FST to high school students at Vermont Academy. He has tutored math to students ranging from grades 6-12. After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics and English literature from Colgate University, Simon received his master’s from Columbia University in quantitative methods in the social sciences (applied statistics). As a tutor, he enjoys working with students in a one-on-one setting, as it allows him to tailor his lessons to their individual needs. He believes that learning should be fun, and takes pride in creating a relaxed and comfortable environment, where his students can learn and build confidence.

Thomas Anderson

Thomas currently teaches ninth grade math at Avenues: The World School in Chelsea, Manhattan. In a career spanning nearly 25 years, he has taught all levels of high school mathematics from Algebra I through AP Statistics and AP Calculus AB and BC. Before joining Avenues New York, Thomas was a member of the founding faculty of the school’s Brazilian campus in São Paulo where he taught for two years. He also taught in Viterbo, Italy with School Year Abroad for two years. Before that, Thomas spent 16 years at boarding schools in Pennsylvania and Virginia as a teacher, chair of the math department, dorm parent, coach, and advisor. Throughout his career, he has tutored high school students in mathematics, and has supported them as they prepared for standardized testing. Thomas has an Ed.M. in Private School Leadership from Teachers’ College at Columbia University. He also holds an M.S. in education from Lehigh University, and he graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in mathematics and a minor in secondary education. Thomas appreciates the opportunity to work with students individually that is afforded by tutoring, and he enjoys monitoring students’ progress as they gain confidence.