Homeschool Teachers

Jenny Steichen

For more than 25 years, Jenny Steichen, Ph.D. has enjoyed tutoring and teaching mathematics.  She communicates in a clear, engaging way that is relevant to students.   Her deep mathematical knowledge allows her to pinpoint misconceptions and to emphasize mathematical themes.  Dr. Jenny quickly discovers and shores up students’ weak spots in mathematics. Dr. Jenny teaches, tutors, and designs…

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Shanti Astra

Shanti has been teaching science to homeschoolers for several years. She has designed curricula and taught classes for elementary, middle and high school levels, including Regents Biology, Chemistry, and Practical Science. Her Biology students have scored in the 90s on the Living Environment Regents exam.  Shanti’s homeschool classes are known for their engagement of the…

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Amy Samson

Amy Samson has a playful approach to teaching yoga with teens. She gets them to move and stretch, strengthen, and notice what is happening in their bodies. Amy has practiced yoga for over 20 years, many of which included study at Shree Yoga in Upper Saddle River with Chaya Spencer where Amy took Yoga Immersions…

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Anupama Amaran

Anupama Amaran is an award-winning instructor of young writers. Her students have won national and regional awards, consistently see their writing published in journals, and often continue on to join prestigious writing programs. A poet, critic, essayist, and translator whose work has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Waxwing, Juked, Numéro Cinq, and elsewhere, she teaches at…

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Maya Borowczak

Maya graduated from Cornell University with a bachelors degree in Nutritional Science and is now a first year medical student at RowanSOM. She is studying to become a surgeon and hopes to one day practice medicine at the intersect between clinical practice and teaching. She has 7 years of teaching experience working for several tutoring…

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Lisa Piro-Calamita

Lisa’s expertise in Language Arts, Literature, and Creative Writing is the result of a diverse career in education that began in 1995. She has taught these subjects at the middle school, high school, and college level for over twenty years. At her current position as a Critical Reading and Writing Professor at Ramapo College, she…

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Lauren Rudolph

Lauren Rudolph was born in New Jersey and currently lives in Nyack, NY where she works as a portrait artist and instructor. Lauren began her college education at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and received her BA in art from the University at Albany. Being an art teacher combines both of Lauren’s loves,…

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Nicole Russodivito

Nicole Russodivito has had a passion for Zumba for almost 10 years now… so much she become an instructor 7 years ago! Over the last seven years she has owned her own dance studio, and became certified in other aspects of Zumba including Zumba Kids and Zumba for seniors. Now Nicole teaches Zumba on ZOOM…

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Kat

A graduate of Fashion Institute Technology with a degree in photography, Kat has had a career as a studio photographer along with a career in computer software. With the advent of digital, Kat was able to use those 2 careers in 2003 to open photography by SKY. Specializing in portraiture, Kat has extensive experience in…

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Teagan Blackburn

Teagan Blackburn

Subjects: Civics, Biology, Music B.S. Experiential Education/Women’s Studies from Miami University 2 certificates in permaculture, 1 in biodynamics Ms. Teagan’s Civics classes cover the historical roots of human civilization and government, a review of modern social and political organization, and a call to personal, local civic engagement. She brings to the table her unique experience…

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