The tutors at the Center for New Learning MV are highly educated, experienced, and passionate about teaching. We take care to match the strengths of our tutors with the goals and individual learning styles of our students.
Alice Kyburg, Ph.D., M.ED., director, Tutor, Math
Dr. Alice Kyburg has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of Rochester and an M.Ed. in Middle and High School Math Education from UMASS Amherst. She is Mass-certified for High School Math and English as a Second Language (ELL). Alice has taught at the University of Wisconsin for 20 years. She is now an island resident, living in West Tisbury, and the mother of 12-year-old twins. Her husband is a partner at Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway in Vineyard Haven. She and her family enjoy sailing and living aboard their sailboat during the summer months.
Alice specializes in math tutoring, both grade-level and enrichment, and SAT, ACT, SSAT and ISEE test preparation.
LizZY, M.ED., Tutor, Wilson Reading Specialist
Lizzy is a certified Wilson Reading specialist who applies Wilson techniques (an off-shoot of the Orton Gillingham program) in all of her reading lessons. She grew up bilingual, and speaks French and English. She holds a degree in education and an MA in literacy instruction. She has taught reading and English Language Learning for public schools, as well as family and consumer science, yoga, a Capella singing, and farming and gardening. Her passion for helping children overcome difficulty and discover the student within are dual motivations for her educational practice and philosophy.
Angela, M.ED., TUTOR – ELEMENTARY MATH, READING, & WRITING (Unique learners)
Angela has a dual BA degree in Inclusive Elementary Education and Psychology from Nazareth College in Rochester NY, and an M.Ed. in Elementary Education with Certification in Special Education from UMass Boston. She is currently working on her second M.Ed. at UMass Boston, and will earn a degree in Vision Studies and Certification in Orientation and Mobility. Angela is a third grade Learning Specialist and has experience working with students who have learning and behavioral disabilities. She enjoys getting students excited about learning and teaching them organizational strategies. Angela loves outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and going to the beach.
JOnah, B.A., TUTOR, Math, Reading/writing, Computer programming.
Jonah Lipsky has a BA in Psychology and Drama from Bennington College. He has been teaching and tutoring elementary, middle and high school math at the Wheeler School in Providence for two years. He works in the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience lab at Brown University; he was the lab manager there for 3 years. He specializes in teaching math at all levels, teaching computer programming, and tutoring test preparation for high school and college entry exams. He grew up in West Tisbury near Up-island Cronig’s and attended the Charter School and the Regional High School.