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.
Ms. Rosario - Bronx
Ms. Rosario 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. 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.
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.
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."
Ms. Angela - Bronx
Hello, I live in the Bronx. I have 6 years of experience working for the Department of Education. And I also have over 20 years of experience in volunteer work on one one one tutoring helping the community. All these years have helped me to acquire qualities needed to help our youth. I firmly believe the youth are the future and for that reason it is my pleasure to help them to succeed in life. It is with great happiness that I accepted the opportunity to be a tutor and mentor at Success4Life.
Ms. Selina - Bronx
I have worked as an inner-city educator for over seven years. I am equally passionate about my community, as I am the youth I work to serve. In spite of my years experience, nothing has been more rewarding than my current role as a tutor. It has been a joy to watch the growth and determination of the youth I work along with. Life is bigger than one’s past choices, and helping youth to contribute to their brighter futures embodies this fundamental truth.
Ms. Nia - Bronx
Hello, my name is Nia! For 8 years, I’ve had the privilege in using my BA in psychology to accomplish much success with students that have special needs. This experience as a NYDOE educator has charged my desire to further my efforts to those who may be struggling in other aspects to reach their fullest potential. Working with these students has been such a rewarding experiencing. Mentoring, teaching, and nurturing their strong suits has brought me joy like no other. Every student deserves to be seen and to experience the fun in learning. I’m motivated to inspire all my students to feel this way with Success4life.
Ms. Castillo - Bronx
Ms. Castillo is an attentive and motivating tutor with work experience in both the ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) and ESL field. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Deaf Studies (SUNY New Paltz ‘17). During her last year of undergrad, she began working with students on the Autism spectrum and continued for two more years before working as an ESL Tutor-Advocate and part time K-12 tutor. While working for the Migrant Education Program, she has had the opportunity to provide Regents Prep, academic advocacy, manage a caseload of 30-40 students and assist new families in adjusting to the US. Ms. Castillo appreciates 1:1 and small group work, along with guiding students to see that they are assets to themselves and the world around them. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and is currently in the process of applying for a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology.
Mrs. Celi - Bronx
I am very excited to Join Success 4 Life Ged team as a tutor. I’m looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventures! I was born in Mexico but moved with my parents to CA when I was in 1st grade, then I moved to NY in 2015. I earned my bachelor’s degree of Principles and Methods of Language Education and a certificate of Teaching English, TESOL Course from United States Institute of Language and Clerical Studies.
True the years I have had the privilege to help Children and adults to improve their reading skills. I also helped students with other different subjects like, world history and how to achieve a good quality life. I used various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. I truly enjoy working with the students and staff! I believe that all students are capable of learning, and I hope to make a difference in their lives, I do my best to help them achieve success. I am caring and compassionate, but also professional and organized.
A few of my favorite things are, watch movies, play tennis, swimming, and I love to travel around the world!
Mr. Campa - Bronx
My name is Isaiah Campa. I believe that acquiring knowledge and applying wisdom are fundamental to creating a meaningful and fulfilling life and I enjoy sharing what I've learned with others. My background working in behavioral health and rehabilitation programs has given me a heightened understanding of the effects that pressures of daily living and adverse life experiences can have on an individual. Along with my lived experience, it has taught me compassion, empathy, and patience, how to draw people out, and how to listen. I am excited to work with these youth and help them achieve their academic goals by using all of my experience and continually showing them that I genuinely care. I count it a privilege to be a part of their personal growth and continued success.
Mr. Radek - Bronx
I am an experienced Math and Science tutor, who has been helping students achieve academic success for over eight years. With a strong foundation in these subjects, I have a unique and personalized approach toward each student, helping them succeed from middle school to college. I understand that learning can be challenging, and I work to create a safe and comfortable environment where my students can ask questions and receive the guidance they need. I make learning fun and engaging, leaving my students feeling motivated and ready to conquer any challenge that comes their way.
Ms. Cynthia - Bronx
The prospect of helping my peers on a wider scale was what drew me to joining City Tutors in my junior year of college. Now as a tutor of over three years I have spent countless hours getting to know students and the reasons they face difficulty in their learning. I have tutored students grades 1-12, of all backgrounds and of many disability statuses, in all subjects, and my goal for each session is the same. I get to know each student and what they are capable of, and do my best so that, by the end, they can leave with a greater understanding of the skills required to find a solution to a certain problem, and a greater confidence in their own abilities to solve these problems on their own. In my years tutoring I have never given up on a student, and, more importantly, have never allowed a student to give up on their potential for success in their education. I am excited to use my growing experience in tutoring in supporting youth of Success4Life.