Educators at Judaics Tutoring NYC are dedicated to individualizing the Jewish learning experience for each learner. These talented tutors have strong Hebrew and Jewish text backgrounds, and are all knowledgeable, creative, and highly enthusiastic about engaging learners in ways that fit each each learner’s questions, interests and learning styles. Read about some of our tutors below.
Roni has taught kids and adults for over 15 years. He was raised in the suburbs of Maryland and attended Jewish day school, after which he spent a year studying in Israel. He has a broad knowledge of Jewish text, and he helps students of all backgrounds connect with Judaism in the way they most feel comfortable. Roni is also proficient in Torah reading, leading prayer services, and Hebrew. He loves creating an engaging learning experience for his students, no matter where they are on their journey or how young or old they may be, making sure they feel supported and celebrated every step of the way.
Rina is a warm, talented, and versatile educator who is currently a first grade teacher at a NYC Jewish Day School. She has worked with students ages 3-10, teaching Judaics, Hebrew, English reading and writing, math, social studies, and science, for over 15 years. Rina has also worked in a variety of informal settings like camps and synagogue schools. She earned her Honors BA in Psychology, with an Advanced Certificate in Jewish Studies and Certificate in Jewish Education and Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and she holds an MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Rina is a highly respected educator who is deeply passionate about facilitating learning experiences that are skill-building, rich in content, engaging, and fun!
Yael graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Religion and Education. She holds an MS in childhood special education and Jewish education and is currently a teacher at The Shefa School, a pluralistic Jewish Day School in New York for kids with language-based learning disabilities. She teaches middle school Judaic studies and Language Arts. Yael is particularly passionate about instilling a love and appreciation for Jewish values and texts in her students. She has a strong background in Hebrew, Bible, and Talmud from a lifetime of Jewish education.
Eliana Chavkin is a PhD student in the History Department at the University of Minnesota, where she studies the way America remembers acts of violence. After completing her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College, she studied at Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and the Hadar Institute in New York. Eliana has been reading Torah since her bat mitzvah and also reads High Holiday, haftarah, Megillat Esther, and Lamentations tropes. She has led tefillah in Jewish communities everywhere she has lived, and has tutored students in Chicago, New York, and Minneapolis.
Didi is a thoughtful and engaging Jewish educator with extensive experience in informal settings. He worked most recently at the Heschel High School in Jewish and student life. Previous stops include Camp Ramah in the Berkshires and Camp Ramah in New England, where he was the program coordinator. Didi has also enjoyed his work as a religious school teacher and b-mitzvah tutor for elementary and middle school children. Didi’s expertise in experiential Jewish education and his work with multiple ages allows him to work with many diverse learning styles and facilitate highly engaging learning experiences. A Jewish day school graduate, Didi has BA in philosophy and psychology and is currently pursuing a PsyD and M.S-ED at Pace University. Didi loves sports and music, and his three favorite books are Genesis, Charlotte’s Web and Anna Karenina.
Tamar is a lead teacher at The Shefa School, a school for Jewish children with language-based learning disabilities. She is a kind and thoughtful educator who works regularly with diverse learners. She is a Nachshon Project Graduate School Fellow who is pursuing an MA in Jewish education and special education at Touro College. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Borns Judaic Studies program and has a BA in Jewish studies with minors in Hebrew and elementary education.
Elana is a compassionate and accomplished educator who has worked with lower school and middle school students. She is currently a middle school Judaic studies teacher at The Leffell School in Westchester. Elana is originally from Kansas City, where she attended Jewish day school and has been passionate about Jewish education ever since. Elana is excellent at building essential Hebrew and text skills while also engaging learners in exploration about the meaning and relevance of our ancient texts. Elana holds an MA in Jewish education from JTS. She has spent significant time in Israel including a year working as a staff member on the Nativ College Leadership Program. In her spare time, Elana likes to run, loves to cook, and will happily share recipes with students, and families.