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Matthew Thalasinos, Coordinator

B.A.: Rutgers University
Major: Sociology
Minors: Elementary Education
            English, with a concentration in Journalism, Media, and Writing
            Speech Arts and Drama, with a concentration in Television and Film
M.A.: Georgian Court College
         Educational Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum Planning
NJ State Certificates:
     Teacher of the Handicapped, Elementary Education, English, Speech Arts and Drama, Supervisor, Principal

Experience: I have recently retired with over 30 years of diversified experiences at all levels.  I am a former coach and also referee and umpire various sports. I am also a musician and perform as a guitarist and vocalist.

I do all the initial assessments, and provide instructional services for elementary level students, special education students and some secondary level areas.  I also provide sports instruction, guitar instruction, music theory, and performance advisement.


Lisa Magliano, Lead Teacher for English

BA: William Paterson University
Major: English/Writing Concentration
NJ State Certificates: Elementary Education
                              Teacher of English
 
I have been teaching for 15 Years at the middle school and high school level.
My specialties are in English--SAT and HSPA Prep, and I am also highly qualified in English and have NCLB experience. 
I have been a resident of the Jersey Shore for the past 22 years.
 
Shannon English, Lead Teacher for History

BA: The College of New Jersey
Major: History
NJ State Certificate: Secondary Education

I am currently attending Georgian Court University for a MA in Education, with Media Specialist Certification. 
I have been teaching for 8 years, and my specialty areas are in World History and European History. 
I can also help with research, writing and vocabulary as well as some computer programs.

Jill Flanagan, Lead Teacher for Science

BS:Daemen College, Buffalo, NY
Dual Majors in Elementary Education and Special Education
Minor: Biology

MA: Georgian Court University
Educational Administration and Leadership

I have 6 years of teaching experience, and my specialty is Biology and the Sciences. I have always enjoyed school, and have been tutoring (through school and privately) for 6 years, and will find alternate activities/instructional aids to ensure that the student understands the area(s) that they are struggling in.

Kathy Bennett, Lead Teacher for Business and Computer Applications

B.S. in Business Administration from Monmouth University

Masters of Arts in Teaching from Monmouth University

I have 10 years teaching experience with H.S. business and computer applications courses, as well as 3 years of teaching Computer Applications at Brookdale Community College. I have been teaching at the Pinelands Adult School of the past 2 years as well.

I have coached basketball, and I love sports and gardening. I believe that there are no dumb questions and that anyone can learn how to use a computer effectively.

* The Travelling Tutors * Ocean County * NJ * mrthal@yahoo.com