All of our teachers, tutors, and advisors have degree’s in various forms of education and have worked in traditional classroom settings.

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Kate Leary

Kate Leary graduated from Boston College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology/Human Development and History.

Christine Clark

Christine Clark is a language and literacy specialist. She holds an MS in Language and Literacy from Simmons College. This Graduate Licensure program is one of only nine in the United States to have met the International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Ms. Clark combines formal education as a special needs/ reading specialist, advanced training in language, and direct professional teaching experience in special education to bring evidence-based practices into public and private settings.

Ms. Clark is trained as an educational diagnostician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. She is licensed by the state of MA in Reading (All Levels), Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8), and Elementary Education (grades 1-6). She is well-versed in many research-based structured language programs and has developed the Clark Language-Based Curriculum (CLBC), an evidence-based methodology based on the latest scientific research of how children develop reading skills outlined by the National Reading Panel (NRP).

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Deb Shostek

My name is Deb Shostek. I am a math, science, ACT and SAT tutor with 19 years of experience. I help middle school and high school students tackle and master complex concepts, boosting their grades and their confidence along the way. From 7th grade algebra to AP calculus, I can sensibly explain the subjects that are difficult to grasp. An involved tutor does more than help students pass tests. They empower them to uncover the right answer on their own!

I began my career as a biochemist. After my four children were born, I wanted to find a career where I could use my experience in the same discipline, but that also offered me a flexible schedule as a mother. Once my friend asked me to tutor her son, the pieces fell into place: tutoring was the ideal way to leverage my talent, education and skills and to help kids succeed.

After 19 years, I continue to enjoy my passion for tutoring. I’ve tutored many students throughout their middle and high school years, and in some cases, multiple siblings from the same families. I’ve seen my students follow their dreams and accomplish their goals, all with the help of a solid foundation in math and science, along with a focus on college test prep. I am excited to meet the next generation of students – your student – and support them as well.

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Tom Murphy

A 1993 graduate of Curry College, Murphy earned his Masters of Science in Education from Curry in 1999.