Bright Kids teachers are cherry-picked by our staff. Many teach at the top public and private schools in the country and administer the very tests for which your children are preparing. At Bright Kids, we believe that students deserve a balance between field expertise and pedagogy, and that bringing these two components together can be the key to their success.
We have over 100+ teachers in the Bright Kids network that we utilize depending on need each year. Some are part-time teachers who work in our offices while others are contracted on a session-by-session basis to serve the needs of our clients. All of our tutors have a Masters in Education and have extensive teaching experience; many of our ISEE and SSAT tutors are Ivy League graduates and have extensive experience in tutoring content and test taking strategies.
Below are a few bios from our Bright Kids teacher staff!
Amy has been teaching in NYC for the past 18 years and tutoring with Bright Kids for the past nine years. Amy is currently a fourth grade teacher at a public school in Manhattan. Previously, Amy taught children from Pre-K to sixth grade and held a supervisory position at an elementary school in Brooklyn. Amy holds two master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University - an MA in Curriculum and Teaching and an MA in School Building Leadership. Amy enjoys helping students prepare for their various examinations, equipping them with the tools necessary to be a successful test taker.
Kerry is a 1st grade special education teacher in a NYC board of education international baccalaureate candidate school. She teaches English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies through inquiry. She is on the curriculum writing team. Prior to NYC DOE, she taught kindergarten at the Bronx Charter School and pre-k at Montessori Progressive school. She received her Masters degree in Elementary and Early Childhood from Queens College, certification in Special Education from The College of St. Rose and her bachelors degree in Forensics Psychology from John Jay College.
Ben taught elementary school for two years in a Brooklyn charter school before pursuing a career in the financial sector. As a teacher, Ben led one of the most high-performing third-grade classrooms in the city. He has an MA in childhood education from Hunter College and a BA from Dartmouth College. Ben enjoys working with children of all ages to help them reach their full potential and develop a lifetime love of learning. Outside of work, Ben enjoys being active outside and traveling to new places.
Wendy is in her 10th year tutoring with Bright Kids NYC. In addition to working with Bright Kids families, she is a second grade Learning Specialist at a Charter School in the Bronx. Wendy also spent two years teaching at a public school in Sayville, NY as a second grade inclusion teacher. Wendy has her MA in Special Elementary Education from Dowling College and her BA in Speech Communication from Saint Joseph’s College, New York.
Lisa is a tenured third grade teacher, where she uses her special education background and ICT experience to create differential instructional plans for her students. She has been a tutor for us for over 10 years. She has worked with a number of educators across the city, such as Toni Cameron of Mathematics in the City and Leah Murmelstein of Read, Write, Connect, to create innovative lessons that engage her students through a variety of strategies and modalities. She holds an MS in Elementary and Special Education and a Master's extension in Early Childhood and Special Education. She is certified in New York State to teach Childhood Education 1-6, Students with Disabilities Childhood Education 1-6, Early Childhood Education Birth-2nd grade, and Early Childhood Special Education Birth-2nd grade. Lisa has administered the OLSAT/BSRA/NNAT exams.