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.

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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.  

 

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GIA, M.ED., TUTOR, Reading & Writing

Gia has a BA from Brown University in English and African American Studies and an M.Ed. from Bank Street College in Middle School Special and General Education, specializing in work with English Language Learning.  In addition to teaching, Gia enjoys writing, traveling, cooking and exploring with her two children, ages 2 and 4.  She currently lives between Martha's Vineyard, where much of her family resides, and Essaouira, Morocco. 

Gia specializes in teaching reading and writing across the content areas for students with learning challenges.

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.

RoBin, B.A., TUTOR, Vision Studies

Robin has a B.A. in Anthropology and Russian Studies, and is about to receive her M.Ed. in Vision Studies.  She grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, spending most of her time playing in the wild barrens and woods behind her house.  She went to Memorial University.  She writes, "Now, as I am completing an M. Ed. in Special Education to work with kids who need certain accommodations to learn, I find a lot of the energy and wonder of those early years coming to the forefront and guiding me in my teaching.  There is so much fun in learning to be had!"  Robin's speciality is addressing the learning needs of students with visual impairments, including CVI.

Additional tutors include:

ALI, B.A., TUTOR - ELEMENTARY MATH, READING, & WRITING

Scot, M.A., math specialist (8-12+, international Baccalaureate, Test Prep)

Mr. Bacon, a writing specialist who offers enrichment writing and college application essay help.

Susie, A highly Experienced Mandarin Teacher for both children and adults.