JM Learning

A revolutionary program in education, focusing on College Preparation from Kindergarten to the 12th grade and pushing students to excel academically
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Our Services

SAT Private
SAT Math Private
SAT English Private
SHSAT Private
SHSAT English Private
SHSAT Math Private
Math State Test Prep General Grades K-5
Math State Test Prep General Grades 6-8
English State Test Prep Grades K-5
English State Test Prep Grades 6-8
Science State Test Prep General Grades K-5
Science State Test Prep General Grades 6-8
Biology General Grades 9-12
Biology General Grades 9-12 AP
Chemistry General Grades 9-12
Chemistry General Grades 9-12 AP
Physics General Grades 9-12
Physics General Grades 9-12 AP
English General Grades 9-12
English General Grades 9-12 AP
College and Beyond English
Homework Help Grades K-8
Calculus General Grades 9-12
AB/BC Calculus General Grades 9-12
Algebra 1 General Grades 9-12
Algebra 2 General Grades 9-12
Geometry General Grades 9-12
English College Level
Earth Science General Grades 9-12
College and Beyond Physics
College and Beyond Chemistry
College and Beyond Math
Pre Calculus General Grades 9-12
Pre Calculus College Level
SAT 2 Math Level 1&2
SAT 2 Biology
SAT 2 Literature
College and Beyond Biology
Mark Twain Science Talent Exam Pre
Mark Twain Math/Computer Talent Exam Pre
Mark Twain Creative Writing Talent Exam Pre
Calculus College Level
History General Grades 9-12
History General Grades 9-12 AP
Organic Chemistry College Level
Economics College Level
Spanish Language General Grades 9-12
SSAT Private General Grades K-5
SSAT Private General Grades 6-8
History General Grades 6-8
History General Grades K-5
LSAT Private
Essay Advising
Computer Science General Grades 9-12
Computer Science General Grades 9-12 AP

Our Staff

Alen Shalmiyev
I am a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) graduate from St. George’s University, currently in the process of applying to a Medical Residency position. I graduated from Adelphi University in Long Island with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology. During my time in college, I enjoyed the many different fields of science, including general and organic chemistry, biology, physics, and even psychology; studying for the MCAT further strengthened my knowledge and love for these subjects. In Medical School, I have taught Immunology as well as Physiology to small groups of medical students. I tutor Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. In addition to traditional tutoring, I prepare PowerPoint slides, give practice worksheets/homework and ask engaging questions in order to build rapport and allow for an interactive experience. This allows learning to take place via communication, as well as visual and auditory stimuli.
Allen Vilensky
I'm a writer, born and raised in South Brooklyn. I attended Stony Brook University, graduating in 2013 with a degree in Cinema and Cultural Studies. At JM Learning, I help students write their college and graduate school entry-level essays, including both personal statements and supplements. My approach is to assist them in writing unique, well-structured, and personal pieces. I believe it is important to leave a powerful impression on the admissions officer by not only focusing on the context but the subtext of a student's essay. By combining the elements of classic storytelling, poetic language, and uniquely tailored subject matter, I assist each student in memorably conveying their desired story. Outside of work, I am a musician and a published author. I write music, sing, and perform all over NYC as both a solo act and with my band. I also write and sell poetry. My two biggest joys in life are traveling and playing music.
Anton Cernokulshi
In 2019, I graduated from Baruch College with a BA in Mathematics. My primary fields of interest are probability and combinatorics. I’m currently taking a break, but I am planning on returning to college to pursue a PHD in Mathematics in the future. As a tutor it is my responsibility to not only teach math, but also to inspire and encourage my students to see mathematics not as an enemy but as a challenge from which joy and excitement can be drawn. Originally, I started as a peer tutor at my high school and have since been constantly improving, growing my knowledge, and advancing my mission of making mathematics vernacular. Apart from constantly improving my understanding of mathematics I have interests in skateboarding, archery, video games, and film studies. I tutor Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB/BC, and Calculus I/II/III.
Bao Nguyen
I graduated from Georgetown University where I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology in 2013. I then received my Masters of Science in Teaching in 2016 and taught AP biology as a NYC teacher at NEST+m for 4 years. I have been tutoring privately and professionally for over 6 years which includes homeschooling as well as working for several tutoring companies in the past. I love being able to work with students one or one or in small group settings and seeing them build confidence in their academics. I try to break down complex ideas into simple analogies or relatable ideas so it is easier to remember and apply. Outside of tutoring, I love to rock climb and work out. You can find me at the Cliffs in LIC or on my youtube channel “Failing to Send.” I tutor Living Environment, AP Biology, College Biology, Regents Chemistry, Regents Physics, Geometry, and Algebra 1.
Faith Pak
I graduated from Harvard in 2019 with a manga cum laude degree in Comparative Literature, with Language Citations in Korean and French. I am an aspiring writer working on my first novel. In college, I was Arts Editor of the Harvard Crimson and a Choral Fellow in the Harvard University Choir. Prior to joining JM Learning, I was an editorial assistant working in publishing and writing fields. At JM Learning, I teach SAT and SHSAT English and essay-writing to middle and high school students. In my spare time, I enjoy caring for my three kittens, playing guitar, and reading tarot cards.
Gabriella Kizhnerman
I am currently a Macaulay Honors student at Brooklyn College and a part of the BA/MD program. The BA/MD program is a combined program in which students automatically matriculate into SUNY Downstate for medical school after their undergraduate studies. I graduated from Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in the top 10% percentile of my class. Throughout my high school experience, I took part in almost every extracurricular while still focusing greatly on my studies. I was the Treasurer of Key Club, Secretary of Programming club, and a part of many other clubs. I hope to influence my students to be as involved in their academics as I was in mine starting from a young age. Outside of my academic life, I enjoy traveling and dancing. I tutor elementary and middle school students with the goal of strengthening their academic ability using simple and thought-provoking methods.
Jennifer Komlyk
I graduated from NYU within the top 5% of my graduating class with a degree in economics and business. After self-studying, I scored within the top 98% on The Law School Admission Test (LSAT), achieving admission, with substantial scholarship, to multiple top 14 law schools. I accepted an offer to NYU Law, a top-six law school. I have been tutoring a range of subjects from second-grade math to SAT English at centers since I was a high school sophomore. I have since developed an LSAT and pre-LSAT curriculum. In my spare time, I paint. My favorite medium is oil, as it achieves seamless bendability, and my favorite subjects are humans and fruit. I tutor primarily SAT math and English, Economics, Pre-LSATs, LSATs.
Jessica Taft
I am currently a freshman at the Macaulay Honors College at Baruch with an anticipated graduation in June of 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and Business Administration (BBA). I plan to continue my education in law school in pursuit of a career as a Corporate Lawyer. When I’m not at school or working, I love to paint, take kickboxing classes, and am a huge hockey fan (Let’s go Rangers!). I have been tutoring grades K-8 for four years now in Math, English, and History. I am a passionate writer and offer help with college narratives, creative writing, and other various types of essays from an elementary to college level. I also tutor students prepping for the ACT in the English and Reading subject areas. For students looking for help in language studies, I studied Spanish for 6 years, ending on an AP level, and received my Seal of Biliteracy in May of 2019.
Kevin Bernstein
Mariya Kasiyanyk
I’m currently a senior at Hunter College majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Chemistry. I have had experience working in a Prostate Cancer biology lab at Weill Cornell, where I presented my research at two conferences. I also got accepted into medical school and will be attending the end of summer 2020. Prior to working at JM, I have had experience working as a Physics tutor, biochemistry teacher’s assistant, and private tutoring chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physics, and biochemistry. I have had years of experience teaching various subjects of different difficulty levels, so I understand that every student learns differently and its important to tailor your teaching style for everybody. During my free time, I love to travel and experience different cultures. At JM Learning, I currently specialize tutoring elementary, middle, and high school mathematics. Additionally, I tutor English and the Sciences.
Melanie Mirenberg
I am a N.Y.C., licensed and state certified, DOE, instructor of elementary grades. I hold a master’s degree in reading and literacy.I provide after school tutorial workshops for students, teaching them test prep strategies, to help them meet with success in their performance on the E L A exam. I have been teaching and providing tutorial instruction for many years , during my journey in the field of education.I work with students of all levels of ability. I facilitate instruction for students performing at all levels of ability, providing remediation and intervention reading support.My goal is to guide students to master comprehension skills and strategies. In addition,I work closely with gifted and talented students, helping them to prepare for their admission exams in the school of their choice. I pride myself in encouraging students to develop a love for literacy and writing skills.
Nicholas Buhta
I graduated from Wagner College with a BS in Biology. I was at the top student in my major and received the college’s most prestigious award at graduation — the Dr. Donald Spiro Award — for academic and co-curricular achievement. I also conducted biological and medical research at my alma mater and at Johns Hopkins University. Outside of tutoring, I work as a socio-therapist at a foster care agency in Brooklyn. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, lifting weights, running, playing guitar, and building IKEA furniture. I specialize in teaching Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Algebra II, and Geometry at both the high school and collegiate levels. I enjoy using my research and academic experiences to transform challenging a curriculum into digestible bite-sized pieces. I accomplish this by getting to know each of my students as an individual and constructing relatable and practical examples and analogies that align with their own interests.
Nina Hudak
I am currently a senior at Fordham University where I am pursuing a major in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. While studying at Fordham University, I have independently studied for and passed the first exam to become an actuary. Following this exam, I was given the opportunity to apply my mathematical knowledge in an actuarial internship at AXA XL in which I was able to contribute to the development of several models. Prior to working at JM Learning, I have had experience working as a Computer Science Lab Teacher’s Assistant, as well as coaching various sports and group exercise classes. My range of teaching experiences, both in academic and non-academic settings, has prepared me with the tools to be versatile in my tutoring approaches. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym and staying active. Drawing and painting have also been a lifelong passion of mine. At JM Learning, I specialize in tutoring high school students in math.
Rita Pozovskiy
I am currently a junior in the Macaulay Honors College program at Hunter College, majoring in economics and biochemistry. In my free time, I volunteer at hospitals as well as do laboratory research at Weill Cornell. Outside of school, I have been tutoring elementary school aged children professionally for 2 years. Before, I used to volunteer at an after-school program helping special needs students complete their homework. I like to engage the students in the topic that they’re learning in a way that would better appeal to their interests and learning style. I try out a couple of different teaching methods with each student before settling on the one that works best with their strengths. Outside of my academic and professional life, I love to read, travel, and immerse myself in the culture. I visit museums and galleries whenever I get the chance. I tutor Mark Twain entrance exams, SHSAT, as well as individual subjects for grades 3-8.
Robert Gullery
I graduated from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College with a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in African, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies. I have extensive and varied experience in terms of education. Working in Kindergarten programs from East Harlem to Kingston, Jamaica and providing free science-based health education to underfunded NYC schools has given me the opportunity to work with all types of students. Serving as a conservation educator with the Wildlife Conservation Society and training new assistants in the Bargonetti Oncology lab at Weill Cornell Medical School allowed me to hone my skills teaching science and math. I take pride in watching my students grow and progress into future scientists, doctors, lawyers or whatever they intend to use their skills to achieve! During my personal time, I enjoy keeping up with domestic and foreign affairs and snapping nature photography of local wildlife. I am the director of the SHSAT Program at JM Learning.
Spencer Hortsman
After growing up in Los Angeles, I attended Columbia University, graduating with a degree in American Studies and Music in 2014. Beginning in 2016, I began tutoring. I started as just an SAT/ACT tutor and quickly expanded my skill set to include tutoring for the SHSAT, ISEE, and exams for all ages of students. I also have a great deal of experience working with students from middle school to college on English, writing, and a whole host of other subjects, such as film, philosophy, history, science, and math. I am excellent at distilling complex ideas and communicating difficult concepts to any type of student, and my teaching adjusts to accommodate the unique learning style of each individual student that I work with. When I’m not tutoring, I’m working on my career as a music artist and film composer, performing at venues around the city and working with filmmakers in both New York and Los Angeles.
Steven Mirochnik
I graduated from NYU in 2016 with a degree in History and I am currently completing my premed postbac with a major in Biology at Brooklyn College. I plan on enrolling in Medical school in the fall of 2021. I am a research associate at Maimonides Medical Center and work directly with the Vice Chair of the Pediatrics department to develop and implement new hospital-wide quality and safety initiatives. Prior to joining JM Learning I worked for two years as a project supervisor for a large construction company where I refined my communication, patience, and teaching skills as I assigned daily tasks to my team and directly trained new members. At JM Learning I currently focus my effort on instructing elementary, middle, and high school students in history, mathematics, and the sciences. In my free time I enjoy exercising and traveling.
Veronika Dean
I am currently a senior at Leon M. Goldstein high school for the Sciences. I am taking AP Calculus BC, AP Literature, AP Statistics, and AP Spanish. I previously have taken AP Calculus AB as well. I am planning on studying accounting in my undergraduate. At JM Learning I offer homework help for subjects such as Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and Spanish. Outside of tutoring, I love to dance and provide younger students the same experience that I have received here at JM Learning as a student.
William Yu
I graduated from Brooklyn College in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. I have been a tutor for 7 years. My main focus is helping my students try to enjoy reading. If students read more, then writing skills (grammar, structure, spelling...etc.) will improve. We would spend most of the time reading and small writing assignments each week. On my free time, I read as much as I can and play basketball. I am a big NBA fan and love sports (eSports too) in general. I tutor elementary and middle school English and SHSAT.
Ylona Gelfman
I graduated from the yalow scholars program at hunter college with a bachelor’s degree in human biology Outside of tutoring I enjoy trying new restaurants and baking. I tutor high school and college students in subjects such as biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
Zachary Chanmin
My educational background started from Mark Twain Middle School, where I was in the Science talent. For High School, I attended Midwood High School and studied Medical Science Institutes. I am currently in New York University, College of arts and sciences, studying Pre-Med. Outside of education, my greatest passion is playing hockey. I’ve been playing for many years at a highly competitive level and it has brought me together with almost all of my closest friends. I tutor Math and English classes up to 8th grade as well as Regents Algebra.
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