My name is Monica Rodriguez. I am originally from Queens, New York but moved to New Fairfield, Connecticut ten years ago. I live with my mom, dad, and only sister. I completed my freshmen year of college at Naugatuck Valley Community College where my core focus was in the Human Services field. While I was enrolled there, I served in the Human Services Club, volunteering at blood drives and other community events. Later, I transferred to Western Connecticut State University in the Spring of 2011. My plan is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. I chose Social Work because I enjoy helping people and believe I am a personable human being. I aspire to be accepted into Graduate School where I will work to acquire a Master’s degree in Social Work or a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling. I hope one day to be employed in a school system or medical setting.
I am a mother of a 8 yr old girl, I am also a Girl Scout leader and a faith formation teacher. I enjoy camping , gardening. and outdoor activities,and cooking. I was a Fine Arts major in college, where I also took early education classes. I was also assistant nursery school teacher in my early 20s in Briarcliff , NY. I also enjoy photography.
My name is Marc Drouin and I was born in Montreal, Canada. When I was 17 years old, I moved to Massena New York to play hockey and learn English. I was recruited with a full scholarship to Kent State University where I majored in Mathematics. Upon graduating from Cleveland State University with a bachelor degree in Mathematics and a teaching license, I moved to New York City to teach Mathematics at the high school level. I haven been teaching for ten years now and I still love teaching like the first day I started this profession. I also have a Master Degree in Mathematic Education and a minor in Physics. I am still going to school to complete a Doctorate degree in education.
Hi! My name is Jennifer Peragine and I'm a graduate student at Tufts University studying to be a School Psychologist. I grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey and moved to New York City to complete my undergraduate education at NYU. I spent the past two years in Cambridge, MA until moving to Danbury to complete an internship in the North Salem public schools.
I love traveling, biking, and being outdoors. I enjoy all types of sports, but mostly tennis, basketball, and running. Art is one of my favorite hobbies and I recently became a crossword puzzle fanatic.
I've been tutoring throughout my high school and college careers. My goal in working with students is to help them feel good about learning and themselves. Teaching a child to be resilient will help them learn and succeed in school (socially and academically), as well as in life.