Tutors & Essay Specialists




Arpit earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in Biological Sciences and Chemistry at Rutgers University in 2013. He has researched bacterial photosynthesis and was formerly in EMS. He’s currently pursuing teaching degrees in Biological and Physical Sciences.

ACT Math/Science, SAT Math, GRE/GMAT Math, MCAT: biology, chemistry and physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Honors Physics, Statistics, Linear Algebra and Calculus I-III




Betty has been teaching high school mathematics for more than twenty years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from San Pedro Nolasco University in Argentina, where she also worked for many years writing math curriculum for High School and Adult Education. Throughout her lengthy teaching career, she has taught everything from Pre-Algebra to Calculus and Statistics. Betty feels that at Ivy Ed she found great people who are smart, generous, have a sense of humor and know how to work as a team and at the same time respect individuals. Betty truly feels like Ivy Ed keeps in mind a common goal of putting students first, and this is important to her. Together, she feels that Ivy Ed makes a productive, safe and inspiring place, where kids come with their school issues and college applications. That, to Betty, is amazing.

SAT/ACT Math/Science, Math Curriculum including Statistics and Calculus




Bob has an undergraduate degree in history with a minor in literature and a masters in European history, all from Rutgers. Bob was a member of ROTC during college and then an officer in an elite Army Ranger Paratrooper unit. He has been a history teacher, detective, and horse farmer, in pretty much that order. One of my Bob’s sayings is that “Chance favors the prepared mind,” so he likes to help give students the opportunity to succeed by readying them for their futures.

SAT/ACT Verbal, US History, European History, Study Skills, Writing



Christine graduated from Rider University with a dual undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and American Studies, with minors in Special Education and Middle School English. She is currently a special education teacher in Newark, NJ, where she teaches Wilson’s Just Words program as well as provides additional support for students in literacy and mathematics. She has dual CEAS certifications for elementary education and special education. She absolutely loves meeting new students and working together in order to discover new strengths in every single one of her students! When she is not tutoring or teaching, she loves to travel and explore new places, attend professional development events in order to learn new best practices, and volunteer.

Elementary School Support



Delavar holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree from Amberton University. He works full time as a Program Manager and has earned management and technical credentials including the SCRUM, AWS, and ITIL certifications. Delavar has been a part-time private academic consultant for many years offering support to students preparing for the ACT, SAT, GRE, and GMAT exams. He also has experience with technical writing, graduate school admissions essays, and AP English classes.  At Ivy Ed, Delavar focuses on test prep tutoring and writing. He enjoys working with the diverse and creative Ivy Ed students and especially appreciates the supportive encouraging environment found at Ivy Ed.

GRE, ACT/SAT Verbal, ISEE/SSAT, Writing




Don is a Boston College graduate who has recently begun a freelance writing career after more than twenty years in the publishing industry. He spent seven years as a tutor in the New York City public school system.

SAT/ACT Math and Verbal,  SAT Subject Test/Literature, Curriculum Math



Essay Specialist

Gina is busy collaborating on various musical projects, recording her second album, and working on two different novels. Recently, Gina received airtime on MTV’s True Life series as well as received a scholarship to attend the BMI’s Songwriting Class in New York City.

College Essays




Gustavo is from Argentina, where he graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo as a Professor of Hispanic Language and Literature. He teaches AP Spanish, Spanish 4, and Spanish as a second language at Abraham Clark HS. Gustavo loves to help his students experience the Hispanic language and culture!

Spanish curriculum, AP Spanish, and Spanish subject test

Ivy Educational Services private test prep tutor Jill.


Essay Specialist

Jill has amassed a lengthy career in the world of corporate communications, and yet still has managed to retain a passion for storytelling and appreciation for the power of the written word. Over the years she has made sporadic yet gallant attempts to complete the writing of an original two-hour television movie with six accompanying episodes. It is inches away from completion, and she vows to finish it before her kids do it for her.

College Essays

Ivy Educational Services staff faculty tutor Jon.



Jon earned his BS in Applied Physics from Rutgers University in 2007, graduating with highest honors. Since then, he has tutored high school students privately and at learning centers in both group and individual settings. He began working at Ivy Ed in 2013, an experience that he feels has truly enhanced his understanding of pedagogy, all of the subjects he teaches, and how the teenage brain works.

 GRE Math, SAT/ACT Math/Science, Physics, Chemistry, Math

Ivy Educational Services staff faculty tutor Julian.



Julian graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He completed his master’s in Environmental Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is now working on entrepreneurial pursuits in San Antonio, TX. Only available via Skype.

SAT/ACT Math and Science, Chemistry, Physics


Tutor & Essay Specialist

Karen has a BA in English and Theatre from Bucknell University and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University.  She is an experienced teacher and administrator, and is currently completing the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy through the University of Pennsylvania.  As a member of the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, she was a 2003-2004 grantee to Bergen, Norway. The people at Ivy Ed – families, staff and students alike – are what brings Karen back to work as an essay specialist and tutor after a six-year hiatus.

ACT/SAT Verbal, Writing, College Essays



Luis graduated from Rutgers University with degrees in mechanical and biomedical engineering. He is fascinated by math, science, the human body/mind, and music. He also focuses on increasing his physical performance, at one point reaching a 40inch vertical jump. He believes in the importance of balancing work and leisure activity. His hobbies include reading, yoga/meditation, volleyball, computer programming, and video games. Naturally talented in math and physics, Luis joined the IvyEd team with the notion of providing students with analytical reasoning skills that will enhance their lives and increase their opportunities for success in life and school.

ACT/SAT Math/Science, Physics, Spanish



Luke graduated from William Paterson University, earning a BA in Psychology with highest honors. He enjoys spending time in nature and learning how human beings can best fit into the world around them. A music lover, Luke records his own songs in addition to providing mixing and mastering services for other artists. He hopes to be a supportive resource to students and to help foster the curiosity and skills which will serve them both on and beyond the test.

ACT/SAT Verbal

Ivy Educational Services staff faculty tutor Matt.



Matt has a BA in Classics from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. His dissertation is a global study of oral poetry and music in ancient and traditional cultures. Before coming to Ivy he taught for twelve years at St. Peter’s College, Deep Springs College, Rutgers University, and Whitman College. His translation of the Latin epic poem Lucan’s Civil War is published in the Penguin Classics. When not tutoring, he writes poetry and fiction, plays guitar, watches movies, follows world events, and daydreams about space travel. What’s most rewarding for Matt while tutoring at Ivy are the students. He feels it’s inspiring to be able to help students set goals, challenge and overcome their anxieties, and achieve their aims through discipline and hard work. That and working with a team of caring, devoted tutors and counselors who are also 100% focused on doing whatever they can to help students learn, grow, and master their fears. He feels lucky and proud to be a part of such a marvelous crew of educators.

SAT/ACT Verbal/Math, Writing, Latin, Greek, Study Skills, Literature, History, Philosophy/Rhetoric, Politics, SSAT/ISEE, GRE/GMAT Verbal

Ivy Educational Services staff faculty tutor Melissa.



Melissa graduated from Montclair State University with a masters in Learning Disabilities; she is also certified as a Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant. Melissa has a BS in elementary education from the University of Delaware and is certified in K-8 general education and special education. Melissa administers educational evaluations, including dyslexia screenings. Melissa is certified in Orton Gillingham. Specific programs include Wilson, Project Read, Lindamood-Bell, and Recipe for Reading.

Educational Testing, Reading Comprehension, Study Skills, K-8 Curriculum Tutoring, ESL, LDTC

Ivy Educational Services staff faculty tutor Nancy.


Tutor & Essay Specialist

Nancy is a Ph.D. candidate with Master’s degrees from Brown University in English and Slavic/Comparative Literature. She has a BA in English and Political Science from Boston College and a second BA in Russian from Rutgers. She has published a literary study guide and is currently completing a collection of poetry. Nancy enjoys the warm atmosphere at Ivy that she gets to share with both her colleagues and students. She also values how Ivy encourages her to teach to the person; no two students are alike, and she loves that she can individualize her lessons to meet a student’s specific needs.

SAT/ACT/GRE Verbal, Literature, Writing, Reading, College Essays

Ivy Educational Services staff faculty tutor Paul.



Paul tutors all levels of math, French, economics, and computer science from middle and high school through college. Paul grew up in the Wallonia (French-speaking southern region of Belgium) and graduated from the University of Mons, also in Belgium. Later, he pursued graduate business studies at Michigan State University where he worked as a teaching assistant in French.

SAT/ACT math and science, all curriculum math, economics, statistics, computer science, French and Italian.



Renee graduated from Rowan University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Writing Arts and Communication Studies, and a minor in Journalism. She completed her Master’s Degree in Education and Special Education from Georgian Court University and is currently taking courses to complete her LDTC certificate, while teaching middle school English for students with learning disabilities, as well as the general education population. Renee has been teaching English at the middle school level for several years. Her standard teaching certifications include elementary education, English grades 5-8, and students with learning disabilities. During the summer months, Renee enjoys tutoring and is excited to meet your child at Ivy Ed!

Elementary/Middle School, Study Skills

Ivy Educational Services staff faculty yoga teacher Sabina.



Sabina is a native of Argentina and graduated from Washington University with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has developed Spanish curricula and trained Spanish teachers. As a native speaker from Argentina, Sabina speaks, writes, reads, dreams, and cooks in Spanish. When she is not teaching, you will find her on the tennis courts, in a yoga pose or hiking with her family. Hasta pronto mis Amigos! (Until soon my Friends).

SAT Subject Test/Spanish, Study Skills


Essay Specialist & Staff

Sherri graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in music, urban studies, and sociology. She earned her law degree from Northwestern University, where she is an alumni interviewer. She practiced large firm litigation involving extensive legal writing, as well as healthcare and entertainment law. After retiring from law, she became a Union County Municipal Court mediator and performed classical piano for a period of time with the New York Piano Society. Sherri has always loved writing, both in and outside of the legal profession, and especially enjoys helping students find their voices in college essays. When she is not helping with essays or in the office, Sherri can be found hiking or snowshoeing in Vermont.

College Essays


Tutor & Essay Specialist

Stefanie has been with Ivy Ed for over six years. Before that, she worked at Rutgers University where she earned a Master’s degree in Literacy Education. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Virginia and then studied at universities in Italy, taking courses in Italian language, literature, and art history. Stefanie also worked at a large test prep and admissions company where she spent several years teaching SAT and TOEFL courses and managed various high school and graduate classes. She holds a CE for English at the secondary level. Stefanie enjoys helping students become more independent in their academic journeys and gets excited (along with her Ivy Ed colleagues) whenever a new ACT or SAT is released.

SAT/ACT Verbal and Math/Science, Writing, Study Skills, ISEE/SSAT, College Essays


Essay Specialist

Susan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an honors degree in International Relations and a minor in Japanese, and has been working in publishing & media ever since! Susan‘s an avid reader and writer, a longtime alumni interviewer, a marketing consultant and local resident.

College Essays



Tanner graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Mathematics.  Since college, he has worked for the Department of Public Health in San Francisco as a Project Manager for HIV/STD research.  Last year, he returned home to NJ to begin preparing for medical school. Tanner likes working for Ivy because he feels he is provided with the best training and tools possible to help teach students.

SAT/ACT Verbal and Math/Science, GRE, SSAT/ISEE, Study Skills



Terence graduated from Rutgers with a BS in Applied Science & Engineering, and he also earned a Masters in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University. He has been teaching Mathematics for the past seven years. Terence has written math curriculum and conducted workshops to improve math instruction. During his tenure as a math teacher, he has taught everything thing from Pre-Algebra to Calculus.

SAT/ACT Math & Science, ISEE/SSAT Math, Math Curriculum



Vladimir has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa (Iowa City).  He has many years of experience as a teacher of engineering, science, and math, as well as a rich experience as an engineer in the construction of hydroelectric power plants, water treatment, and solar power plants in many countries. Currently retired, Vladimir enjoys tutoring high school math courses as well as chemistry. He has helped dozens of students overcome the challenges of standardized tests.

SAT/ACT Math and Science, SAT Subject Tests, Chemistry, Spanish

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