Natalia has lived and worked in four of New York City’s five boroughs, settling for now in Astoria, Queens. She received her BA in History from the City College of New York, focusing her studies on American History and graduating summa cum laude. After college, she pursued her passion for education at the Bank Street College of Education, where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA and a Master’s of Science in General and Special Childhood Education. Her thesis on the effects of federal education reform was selected by the department to serve as a model for future candidates.
Natalia has worked with students of all ages across the city. She cut her teeth providing homework help and literacy support in a variety of after-school and classroom settings before teaching for five years in independent school settings. Natalia has taught numerous students with learning differences, including AD/HD and other challenges with executive functioning, and she feels a special excitement reading a student’s writing or watching a new math concept click into place. In addition, she’s worked professionally to develop practice tests and other content for the SAT, a test she now knows inside and out.
In her spare time, Natalia can be found pitching in with local volunteer projects in her community, writing essays on her fire escape, or reading up on the history of New York.