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Syeda Abiha Haider

Computer Science & Coding.

Hello!!!
 
I am Syeda Abiha Haider and I am a current senior at Brooklyn College majoring in Computer Information Systems. 
 
My major in technology and computers does not limit me from educating kids in other subjects therefore, I am really excited to teach creative writing, science, sports and robotics!!!
 
I believe schools are more than education, they form a students character and personality. I want to be a part of that amazing process. Just by not teaching them a particular subject but also shaping them into confident leaders they will be tomorrow. 
 

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Yaacov Mayman

Saxophonist & Composer

Yaacov Yon Mayman, a Grammy nominated saxophone player, composer and artistic director has been indulging audiences nationally and internationally in his fascinating performances with powerful, warm sound, dazzling virtuosity, daring interaction and outstanding musicality.
Yaacov has over 30 years of experience in the music industry, especially Jazz. Yaacov has performed and/or recorded with such Jazz greats as Latin-Jazz Bobby Sanabria “Multiverse Afro Latin Big Band”, saxophonist – Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Bill Evans, drums – Al Foster, Dave Weckl, Lenny White, trumpeters – Randy Brecker, Alex Sipiagin, Valery Ponamarev, Joey Morant, Gunhild Carling, guitarist – Mike Stern, bass – Rufus Red, Avishai Cohen, Leonid Ptashka, Valerie Ponamarev and many more…….

Yaacov has performed in the most prestigious venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, Dizzy Club Coca Cola, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Super Jazz Ashdod Festival, NY Latin Jazz Festival, “Made in NY Jazz Festival” and many more.

Yaacov Yon Mayman is an artistic director of the first and most prestigious online Jazz competition in the world called “Made in NY Jazz Competition”. In addition, Yaacov has carried out the project called “Made in New York Jazz Festival” as an artistic director and showed phenomenal success with the ability to carry out numerous successful Jazz competitions in New York with musicians across the world. 

Yaacov Yon Mayman is a president of the Community Concert Network, Inc., not-for-profit organization, and has facilitated numerous musical Jazz programs, high quality cultural events and concerts for low income and fixed income population and provided affordable access to concert halls in the Metropolitan area, New York. Community Concert Network, Inc. has gone directly into the local community and neighborhood centers to facilitate extraordinary professional cultural events in collaboration with famous Jazz musicians.

Finally, Yaacov has composed and recorded a Jazz album “Watercolors” with his Jazz compositions which were also performed with famous Jazz musicians such as Lenny White, Randy Brecker, Valery Ponamarev and many others in prestige venues

 

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Big Band  Ensemble
Rock Band Ensemble
Pop Band Ensemble 
 
Philosophy Statement: Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. Psalm 33:3 
 Music is a gift from God given to mankind to enrich lives and enhance man’s expression of love to Him.  Our desire is that our students focus their gifts and talents into expressions that glorify God and reflect His image. 
 
Course Objective: To play jazz through a variety of different styles of jazz music.These styles are blues, shuffle, ballad, samba, and rock. Students will play and improve upon improvisation through chordal changes and alternative forms, including rhythm changes, and blues form. Finally, the members of the jazz ensemble will prepare for performances, festivals, and contests.  
 
Materials:• Musical instruments  • Improvisational selections
 
Course Content:• Preparation for jazz competitions • Preparation for concerts  Areas to be evaluated:•Attendance at rehearsals • Attendance at performances 
 
 
Instruments 
Saxophone 
Trombone 
Trumpet 
Piano Guitar 
Vocals 
Bass 
Drums 

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Sumita Kohli

Science, Biology Teacher. 

Hi, I’m Sumita!
I am a scientist living in New York City with my husband and two kids, ages 6 and 8.
I have a Master’s Degree in Research in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology, both from Imperial College London. 
 
I have spent most of my professional career working in laboratories, doing cutting edge research in the field of genomics and cell biology. I encourage students to have a deep understanding by challenging their thinking, using models, background information, and examples. I’m excited to work with your child!

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Science is the study of the world around us.
Scientists learn about their subject by observing, describing and experimenting. There are many subjects and branches of science.
I offer courses to elementary and middle school aged kids covering most general
Science areas including
Biology, Life sciences,
Physics and Chemistry.

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Jonathan Baron

English Teacher 

Jonathan Baron is an English teacher who has taught essay writing, grammar, speaking, spelling, punctuation,reading, and writing for children, colleges, and adults all over the world.

He received an American Studies B.A. and English Teaching Certifications from Brandeis University as well as a contract law certification from Harvard.  

He has written on topics including law, technology, science and medicine and has coached MBA and Software Engineering essay writing for successful applicants applying to UPENN, U Chicago, Northwestern and Carnegie Mellon.   

He holds several medical certifications and is author of a copyrighted US Library of Congress memoir.  He has begun his second book.  In his free time he enjoys endurance sports and spending time with his wife and children.

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Nolan Frontera

Global studies, Geography & United States History. 

My Name Is Nolan Frontera. 
 
I spent four years as an undergraduate student studying History and Social Studies at CUNY Brooklyn College  
 
I offer classes in topics such as Global Studies, Geography, and United States History.  I have experience teaching students from grades Kindergarten to High School level. 
 
My work is focused on engaging students in analyzing the past in order to make sense of the present day. History painted us a very vivid picture of how society, culture, government, and technology operated years ago, so we can better grasp the events that are happening in the present day. My goal as a teacher is to teach critical thinking and historical analysis in order for them to observe events through an array of lenses and perspectives. My number one desire is to have students leave with more questions than answers. 
 
 I also offer tutoring services in preparing students for the Global Studies, United States Social Studies, and English Regents. I make it my duty that every student passes their Regent Exams with flying colors. 
 

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OKSANA PRUDNYK

PIANO, VOCAL

 

Born in Lviv(Ukraine)
Graduated Moscow Conservatoire named after P.I.Tchaikovsky
1994-1998 Oksana was Soloist of Opera Theatres in Poznan and Lodz (Poland).
She performed there parts in Verdi ‘s,,Requiem”,,Trubadur,”,,,Rigoletto”, ,,Nabucco”,,,Prince Igor”of Borodin,
,,Evgeni Onegin”of Tchaikovsky,Principal part of ,,Electra”of Mikis Theodorakis World Premiere in Luxembourg.
She graduated Doctorate program toward Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Arts in Lviv State Music Academy.
Oksana performed Portia in oratorium ,,Neofity”of M.Kuzan in Vatican.
Many years Oksana worked as soloist of Ukranian Capella ,,Trembita .”
      She has performed in many concerts,including,,Messiah”by Handel,,,Gloria”by Vivaldi,,,Kindertotenlieder “by G.Mahler
,,Funf Gedichte von Mathilde Wesendonk”by R.Wagner,,,Seven Spanish Folk songs”by M.de Falla etc….  
 
 
 
Oksana is Member of UMI from 2011
Member from UIMA from 2019
 
Courses Piano. Solo Singing.
 
  I m trying to teach my student how to understand and appreciate classical music, how to play or sing with   joy, how to improve his or her skills to reach important goals.

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ALBINA LLESHI

Elementary Reading & Math, Chemistry Tutoring 

My name is Albina Lleshi.
 
I have lived in Albania for most of my life, but I now live in New Jersey.
I have been a teacher for twenty five years. Once I graduated from the University of Tirana with a Bachelors in Chemistry and Biology, I taught chemistry to high school students in Albania for fifteen years. Once I moved to America I began to teach elementary students reading, writing and math. I enjoy reading with my students and leading them in the right direction as they prepare to face challenges throughout their educational careers.
For the past ten years, I have been lucky enough to teach elementary students in different charter schools around New Jersey and watch them grow into intellectually curious and bright individuals. One of my biggest accomplishments as a teacher is watching my students come to class, excited to learn, and walk out having learned something new.
My main goal as a teacher is to help my students understand anything that they happen to be stumbling on and give their parents peace of mind. I understand that learning can be very stressful and if I can help alleviate that stress in any way, I’m more than happy to do so and that is more than enough for me as a teacher. I, of course want my students to learn, but more importantly, I want them to enjoy learning and I will work tirelessly to make that happen for them.
I have taught math and reading to elementary school students and watching them have genuine movements of understanding makes my day. I think it does the same for my students. I see it when they actually understand and are invested in the books we read and in the utter bliss they experience when they can solve a math problem with ease. I would love to tutor students in science, specifically Chemistry, because I have a great passion for the subject and thoroughly enjoyed teaching it to students in my home country.

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1. Science
 
General science course for middle schoolers; with emphasis on Chemistry for high schoolers. Topics such as weather, properties of matter, and stoichiometry will be explored in the course.
 
2. Math
 
Basic math course for elementary level students. Offers help with homework and further instruction on lessons learned in class. Topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and word problems will be covered.
 
3. Reading
 
Course offers assistance to students just learning how to read and those who already know how to read (primarily elementary school students). Topics such as letter sounds and reading comprehension will be covered.
*Course also offered in Albanian.

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Basic Reading

Basic Reading

Duration 8 sessions a month Time commitment Individual, Group Course language English, Albanian Format Group, Individual. Price $30 - $60 ...
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Basic Math

Duration 8 sessions a month Time commitment Individual, Group Course language English, Albanian Format Group, Individual. Price $30 - $60 ...
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Science Middle School

Science Middle School

Duration 8 sessions a month Time commitment Individual, Group Course language English, Albanian Format Group, Individual. Price $30 - $60 ...
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John Tarnavsky

Environmental Engineer

 
My name is  Johnny Tarnavsky, currently an Environmental Engineering major at CUNY hoping to learn useful enough information (while I study) to make a change in the planet, and aspiring to teach biology to young fresh minds apt on learning.
In my class, students will learn to challenge scientific myths, learn methods and expand their way of thinking into one that always seeks more knowledge in a fun interactive way. 
 
The class will consist of several topics, including;
Reusing and recycling materials, environmental city design, comparative anatomy ecology and general fun experiments to help learn chemistry, and much more.
Perhaps we’ll even be able to learn together, as we’ll strive towards new information constantly.
The class will be about expanding new ways of scientific thinking not always presented in regular schooling in an easily recognizable manner to promote health, knowledge, and well being of the planet.   

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Katie Pettit

Musical Theatre Dance  
 
Katharine Pettit is a NYC based Director/Choreographer who served as Susan Stroman’s SDC Observer on BULLETS OVER BROADWAY on Broadway.
She served as Associate Artistic Director of NY Theatre Barn, a groundbreaking theater company whose sole focus is illuminating untold stories. Katharine is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and Bodies in Motion (Parlin, NJ) and was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine November 2015.
She taught for the Peridance Capezio Center and The Studio (Mount Kisco, Westchester).

Katharine is a teaching artist through Astoria Performing Arts Center for their Senior Stars program which curates a full length musical revue for residents of Queens aged 60 and over.

Her professional dance company, Katharine Pettit Creative – KPC, spotlights social injustices using dance as our universal language, changing minds by opening hearts through movement. Founded in 2016, KPC’s resume and history span many dance festivals across the five boroughs, traveling to upstate NY as ambassador to the NY State Recovery Conference, and touring to the Detroit Dance City Festival with our Black Lives Matter piece.

We work with rehabilitation and recovery centers to offer alternative therapy for substance use disorder using movement as a pathway to wellness.

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Katharine teaches all ages, from 6 years old to 96 years old and everyone in between.

She specializes in Jazz, Modern, Tap and Musical Theatre dance with over 20 years of experience in NYC, St. Louis, MO and regional theatres and studios in the Tri-State area.

Katharine’s teaching style is all student-driven. Every class starts with the basics, honing technique, then moving across-the-floor to build more advanced rhythms which will require endurance and strength. Every student will receive one-on-one corrections and advice to push to the level of their desire! We’ll wrap up with a combination that utilizes and expands on what we worked on in class that day. Everyone can dance!

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MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE

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Cassandra Chan

English Teacher 

My name is Cassandra Chan.

 I recently graduated from St. John’s University with my bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education with a concentration in social studies. I love history and find it so fascinating! 

My favorite musical is Hamilton. I once did a lesson on making rap and poems about the American Revolution with 5th graders and they loved it! I love being able to incorporate different subjects into one big lesson. 

Courses I would like to offer :

Poetry writing for ages 6-13. Poems can include free verse, concrete poems, acrostic poems, haikus, etc. 
 
Read aloud with written portions.
 For example:
Hungry Caterpillar with science (learning about the life cycle of a butterfly) or practicing math (sequencing of days and how much food the caterpillar eats).
 
Learning how to write persuasive essays.
(Ages 7 and up) 
 
 

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