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Jody

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Jody

Jody's talent for explaining complex concepts became apparent in ninth grade, when he began a peer tutoring program in his New York suburban high school. Twelve years later, after receiving a bachelors degree in economics from Yale University and a Masters Degree in interactive education from New York University, he founded Empire Edge. Jody has worked with math students in many of New York City's private and independent schools. He has meticulously selected each advisor based on expertise, enthusiasm, patience, and love of teaching. As a senior advisor, he speaks with each client regularly, answering questions and devising individualized long-range objectives.

Aaron

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Aaron

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Aaron received a BS in Human Biology from UC San Diego, where he was a Teaching Assistant for two upper division Biology courses: Nutrition and AIDS Science and Society. In addition, he was a Research Assistant at The Scripps Research Institute. He later received a MS in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and conducted HIV research in D.C. prior to moving to New York. Aaron is enthusiastic about tailoring his teaching style for each student, developing great rapport, and watching them achieve "AHA" moments on difficult topics. During his spare time, he can be found playing sports (mainly basketball and golf), being a foodie, exploring NY, and volunteering.

Kameron

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Kameron

Kameron is from Lancaster, Ohio. He obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, both from Ohio University. Currently, he is in New York City pursuing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at City College. During his time at Ohio University he had the opportunity to work in the Math and Writing Lab as a Math tutor. This was a great opportunity for Kameron to see how individual students approach problems, so he could begin to tailor his tutoring to each student. For Kameron, the most fulfilling thing about being a tutor is seeing students have that light bulb moment of understanding.

Annalisa

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Annalisa

Annalisa is a New York City native. Her experience growing up in NYC and attending The Dalton School informed her love of writing as well as her understanding of how important good teachers and tutors can be. Annalisa graduated from Sarah Lawrence College after studying psychology and literature. Her tutoring experience began in college helping friends with their essays, eventually working in the writing center, and then after graduating. Her own experience with great advisors has made her want to inspire confidence in young writers. She has a variety of experience tutoring in the humanities as well as verbal SAT/ACT prep.

Rich

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Rich

Rich has had a passion for mathematics and science his entire life. He grew up in Garden City, New York, earned a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Georgetown University in 2005, and earned his Ph.D. in physics from Georgetown University in 2013. He facilitates the learning process by carefully adapting to the students learning pace and needs. He has had a history of success preparing students for a wide range of standardized tests, as well as academic preparation in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, and physics. After years working exclusively for Empire Edge, Rich continues to marvel at the rapid growth in confidence and mathematical skill in all his students.

Zach

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Zach

Zach is a North Carolina native who received his BA from Davidson College and MFA from the University of Georgia, primarily focusing on Shakespeare. His specialties include English Literature, US History, Writing, and Drama, with additional expertise in the SAT/ ACT/ ISEE/ SSAT/ SHSAT/ HSPT Math and Verbal sections. He believes standardized test tutoring helps students build a foundation of discipline and self-awareness that will support them throughout their academic careers. He enjoys offering students organizational tools and creative exercises that jump-start their studying and writing processes and allow them to take ownership over their education. He has worked as a tutor since 2006 and spent three years teaching at the university level.

Carlie

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Carlie

Carlie is from Chicago and studied in the Honors Program at DePaul University, majoring in French and Philosophy and graduating magna cum laude. After college, she taught English in Corsica, where she also spent time improving her language skills and hiking in the maquis. She then enrolled in the M.A. program in Philosophy with a focus on the Arts and Aesthetics at Stony Brook University. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Philosophy while teaching courses in Philosophy and the Humanities. At Empire Edge, she especially enjoys tutoring in French, which helps to keep her connection to the language alive.

Simon

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Simon

Simon grew up in upstate New York and earned his bachelor's degree in economics and English literature from Colgate University. He moved to NYC in 2015 for graduate school, where he earned his master's degree in quantitative methods in the social sciences (applied statistics). He has seven years' experience as a high school mathematics, statistics, and economics teacher, and he currently teaches at Avenues: The World School in Manhattan. As a tutor, Simon 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.

Colin

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Colin

Colin is a proud native of Greenville, South Carolina and later attended Harvard College, where he majored in Economics and earned a citation in Mandarin Chinese. While at Harvard, Colin developed his interest in tutoring by serving for three years as a grading assistant and group tutor to introductory economics students. With Empire Edge, Colin focuses on general studies for elementary and middle school students and algebra, geometry, and statistics for high school students.

Jenna

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Jenna

Jenna is from Farmington, New Mexico and earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from The University of New Mexico. As an undergraduate she served as a teaching assistant for general chemistry, organic chemistry and Biochemistry. This experience working with students drove her to apply and accept a position with Teach for America in 2015. Jenna was selected as one of only two college juniors in all of New Mexico. She taught high school chemistry for two years in Passaic, New Jersey. She currently serves as the Laboratory Operations Manager at the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute in New York. Empire Edge has allowed Jenna to continue her passion of teaching chemistry at the high school and collegiate level.

Ankita

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Ankita

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Ankita earned a bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of California, Irvine. In college, she was awarded the Student Achievement Awarded by Experience (SAGE) scholarship which fostered her interest and passion for tutoring and mentoring. From this experience, Ankita found herself quickly becoming an advocate of health and education for children and young adults. This desire to work with and inspire young people led her to earn her Medical Degree from St. George's University, School of Medicine. In her free time, she's often found cooking gourmet meals, running and racing throughout NYC, indulging in chocolate and of course, forever searching for a new book to read.

Daniel

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Daniel

Daniel was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University, where he studied English and Theater. As an advisor, he works with students across the humanities, with particular interests in writing, English literature, skills development, and test prep. Daniel models his advising approach after those of the great educators in his own life. He takes great pride in fostering the intellectual curiosities, academic interests, and creative impulses of young people. When not advising, Daniel is a theater artist and literary editor, and he has conducted research with scholars and writers in the areas of theater and performance studies.