I am very discriminating about the tutors I recommend to my patients and their families. The professionals listed below demonstrate the highest level of compassion, expertise, professionalism and success with my students. I only recommend academic tutors and coaches to whom I would refer my own family members.
David Gottesfeld, Psy.D.
David Gottesfeld, Psy.D.
Arete Educational Consulting and Nikki Geula
Arete Educational Consulting is based in Manhattan and works with students throughout the tri-state area offering full service academic coaching. Arete's coaches work with students of all ages and skill levels building and bolstering fundamental academic aptitudes, focusing on current curriculum, preparing students for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), SAT, SAT 2, and ACT, and guiding high school juniors and seniors through all aspects of the college application process.
Their mission is to ignite self-motivation within students, to help them reach their academic potential and to move beyond what they think is possible. Arete’s commitment to students balances the immediate need for excellent grades and scores with the long-term relationship the student develops with learning.
The Arete coaching process ultimately allows for students to become autonomous and not tutor dependent. Arete’s coaches are trained and qualified to identify the roadblocks keeping students from reaching their maximum potential and guide them towards success and the skills they teach encourage complete ownership of studied material as well as impart critical tools essential for boosting confidence throughout the learning process.
Arete Educational Consulting was conceived by Nikki Geula, a graduate of Vassar College and the Dalton School in New York, NY. In 1994, Nikki began tutoring students and found that many of them misperceived tutoring as a “band-aid,” a short-term solution to fix a poor grade. Nikki discovered an often-unmet need for students to be taught how to address the root of their academic struggles by learning strong study skills, creative thinking, and personal responsibility.
Nikki developed a proprietary technique and philosophy for tutoring and coaching that ingrains in her students’ accountability for achieving commitments and goals. Each student faces unique challenges in reaching his or her academic potential: from poor organization and weak study habits to more serious learning disabilities.
In addition to her tutoring and supervisory responsibilities, Nikki is also renowned for guiding parents in finding the school that best fits their child's learning style, academic level, character, and personality.
Contact Nikki Geula and Arete Educational Consulting at 212-691-1479 or visit their website.
Carol Stella, M.A.
A science teacher at The Windward School in White Plains, New York since 2005, Ms. Stella tutors students privately, specializing in middle and high school level sciences and mathematics. She has expertise in helping students develop efficient organization, time-management, and homework skills and helps families understand and constructively advocate for their child’s unique learning needs.
She earned her Bachelors Degree at Cornell University and Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. She worked as a hospital clinical nutritionist before channeling her love of science into teaching. Ms. Stella completed a Post Masters Certification Program at Manhattanville College and possesses New York State Teaching Certification in 7-12 Biology with Middle School Extension.
As a learning specialist and educational consultant, she is experienced and skilled at working with students who have learning disorders, executive function deficits (such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), or other issues that impact academic self-confidence and performance.
Ms. Stella’s tutoring practice spans Westchester, Rockland, and Dutchess Counties in New York, Manhattan and the Bronx, as well as Fairfield County Connecticut.
She can be reached directly by phone at 914-391-4299 or via email at email@example.com.