Success4Life Tutors:

Joseph Foust -  Bronx


Credentials: BS in Education, Licensed Tutor, Certified in Teaching English as a Second Language

As a professional educator, I strive to help my students to achieve their goals and develop new ones, while helping them to aspire to become a person who will contribute positively to the global society. This challenge has been my professional and personal life's work. I have had the privilege to work with all ages of students, from 4 years old to 80 both in person and virtually, teaching them how to get the words off the page and use them in a practical way. Seeing them develop their character and skills in this way gives me an immense reward. 


Rosario Rosales - Bronx

Rosario Rosales is a Tutor at Horizon Juvenile Center. She is currently working as a teacher assistant at MS80 in the Bronx working in intervention groups for those who need extra help for 7th Grade Math. Rosario graduated with honors from John Jay College majoring in Criminal Justice with a focus in Juvenile Delinquency. Through her research, she has learned that lack of support in education can play a huge role in Juvenile Delinquency. Rosario has found a true passion in her mission to support young talent find their own potential by supporting them in securing their GED as a roadmap to higher education. One of her favorite things about tutoring is being able to be there when her students get their 'Aha!' moments!


Ms. Crystal - Bronx


Ms. Crystal is a Sarah Lawrence graduate who focused on Psychology and Creative Arts while obtaining her bachelor’s degree. She uses the empathic attitude she studied in college along with her experience as an in-home tutor and substitute public school teacher to foster an engaging and exciting environment for learning.  Ms. Crystal also has a background as a children’s entertainer, making her lessons especially enthusiastic! She started work with Sucess4LIife at Horizons Juvenile Detention Center helping youth study for the GED, get classwork done and obtain credits available to earn from previous school years. Currently, Ms. Crystal is a tutor at the Bronx Hope location. 

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Mr. Soto -  Bronx


Dedicated Tutor with 5+ years of experience improving student grades by focusing on total comprehension with targeted lessons in a variety of subject areas. Able to identify individual student learning styles to tailor exercises to their needs


Ms. Cheryl - Bronx

Hello, my name is Cheryl. Growing up in diverse Brooklyn and being hungry for the world has nurtured my desire to be exposed to a variety of cultures and backgrounds. These interests have inspired my studies of TESOL methodology and youth counseling. From one-on-one tutoring to assisting ESL immigrants, my priority is making each person feel seen and inspired. The youth we assist often feel like just another number in the system, but tutoring gives them a chance to be an individual. Once they see that their personal successes really do matter, they are inspired to work harder. Working with our amazing team at S4L accomplishes that and helps me give back to the community I came from. 

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Mr. TJ - Bronx


My affinity for tutoring stems from a natural innate empathy for people that I strongly believe has the power to change the world. From being raised in the urban areas of Brooklyn, to my love of travel exposing me to countless cultures, ideologies, languages and even dialects, my past experience continues to aid my fundamental work of teaching. True empathy, understanding and patience are essential building blocks to every and any teacher-student relationship as they need to know we truly care. In fact, with a background of over 10 years teaching and a secular background in education, some would say that makes me the right candidate to motivate youth. However, not only do these actually youth motivate me but the privilege is really mine as I participate in Success4Life's effort to help students as they reach their goals.

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Mr. Kim -  Bronx

My passion to support youth development has led me to use my B.A in Communications to teach students how to think critically, communicate effectively and strategize for their future. I believe that patience and keen attention to the needs of each student is key to building excitement for personal growth. Experience as an educator within the NYDOE and 5 years as a private tutor has shown me the importance of teaching each youth how to adapt to their learning styles and gain confidence with learning strategies. I am honored to fuel the success of the youth in my community with Success4Life and strive to encourage a contagious desire to learn.



Ms. Kim - Bronx

Having worked all over New York with the Department of Education for over 6 years, I have cultivated a variety of methods that have helped my students become more skilled and confident in their abilities. It is my conviction that youths need someone to believe in them, which will give them the motivation to change their lives for the better. With patience and empathy, I endeavor to build positive mentoring relationships with youth so that it may ensue optimism and accomplishment within their educational experience. 


Ms. Catherine - Bronx

My name is Catherine and I am a native New Yorker. Passion for life and people, led me to my studies of Special Education and TESOL certification. I have had the pleasure of being a team leader and project managing in several industries including Retail, Construction, Hospitality and Education.


When an opportunity for a new adventure opened, to help others through volunteering and teaching abroad, I took it! Since then Puerto Rico has been my home base, yet travel has been a consistent feature of my journey.


Working with Success4life, I am dedicated to learning, educating, and inspiring all who i am surrounded by. My motto- “To know one life has breathed easier because you have lived…that is the meaning of success."