Our tutors have the intellect and skills required to teach subjects in effective ways to many types of learners. We only employ tutors from top universities who have had previous professional teaching or tutoring experience. To secure a position at Mind Full Tutors, candidates undergo a rigorous hiring process that includes demonstrating the ability to tutor many subjects and adjust to a student's learning style and pace.
  
 
Alex Batkin is currently working toward his MFA in poetry at Brooklyn College, where he also teaches composition to undergraduate students. Before joining Mind Full Tutors, Alex worked as a student tutor at Bard College (where he graduated with a B.A. in English) and ran the tutoring center the year after he graduated. While at Bard, he also taught and tutored English for the Bard Prison Initiative, which provides college-level educational opportunities to incarcerated men and women. When he's not writing, or talking about writing, Alex is an assistant librarian, an urban beekeeper, and an avid yogi.
  
 
Ellen Haun graduated magma cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Theatre major and Spanish minor. While in Los Angeles, she spent several years tutoring middle and high school students from private schools in Beverly Hills and mentored ESL students in South Central Los Angeles. Ellen tutors elementary and middle school math, Algebra I, Geometry and Spanish. Ellen loves making math accessible and easy to understand. She's also a marathon runner and, for better or worse, a Jets fan.
  
 
Lia Bersin graduated from Columbia University in 2011 with a BS in chemical engineering. In addition to her work with Mind Full Tutors, Lia works full time at a green technology startup conducting alternative energy research. In her free time, Lia enjoys running, biking, and exploring all that New York City has to offer. She is a finisher of the New York City Marathon and 5 spring distance triathlons. For the past academic year she has volunteered as an SAT tutor for high school students through New York Cares. Lia most enjoys tutoring math and science, specifically chemistry and geometry.
  
 
Mollie West graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2009 with a degree in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship. After graduating, she worked as a research associate for the Dean of Harvard Business School and Professor Michael Porter, conducting a study on leadership. While at Brown, she tutored for Kaplan Test Prep and Ivy Insiders (now Revolution Prep). She is now completing her master's in business design at Parsons. Mollie tutors the SAT as well as college essay writing. In her free time, she likes to film short documentaries, write, play guitar, and travel.
  
 
Sungsoo "Fred" Kim graduated from NYU with B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Chemistry wi th a pre-medicine concentration. He has extensively tutored undergraduates in pre-medicine science courses at NYU's University Learning Center for two years. He currently volunteers and shadow doctors at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan and plans on applying to medical school in the summer of 2014. At Mind Full Tutors, Fred tutors Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics, Algebra, and Pre-Calculus.
  
 
Tom Haviv graduated from Pomona College in 2009 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Media Studies. In addition to working for Mind Full Tutors for the last few years, Tom has worked as a writing tutor at Harlem Village Academy charter school. Tom is a writer of fiction and poetry as well as a filmmaker. He most recently finished a children's book. Tom tutors the SAT/ACT & ISEE as well as English, History, French, Spanish, Algebra, Geometry and Pre-Calculus.
  
 

Janna Taylor has a Masters of Education in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and 17 years experience tutoring students from the nation's best schools. She is a former part owner of a successful tutoring company, Potomac Tutors, located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Janna has reviewed after school science programs for the Science After School (SAS) Consumer Guide. In 2008, she was a judge for Harvard University's Education Enterprise Competition and her article, "Getting Schooled: Tips on Choosing a Tutor" was featured in Parent Guide News. Janna’s career profile is also included on Lookilulu.com, a website designed to help young women learn about various career pathways. In May 2012, Janna's story of starting Mind Full Tutors was published in Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream by Whitney Johnson.