Private Instruction/Tutoring

Many Compass instructors offer individual instruction and private tutoring. Contact Compass for more information and scheduling.

Language Arts

Catherine Vanlandingham:

  • Reading/Language Arts Specialist
  • Dyslexia, ESOL, special education strategies

Danielle Mercadal:

  • Early childhood literacy
  • Elementary reading (through 2nd grade)
  • School readiness

Katie Fuchs: (summer only)

  • Elementary language arts (reading, comprehension, composition, handwriting, spelling) 3rd-6th grade

Christina Somerville:

  • Middle school writing/composition, research writing, and comprehension
  • High school writing/composition, research writing, and literary analysis
  • SAT/ACT preparation, including optional essays
  • College essay writing
  • AP US History, AP World History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition- essay responses and DBQ prompt writing


Katie Fuchs: (summer only)

  • Elementary mathematics (2nd through 5th grade)

Becca Sticha: (school year only)

  • Mathematics (early elementary through Calculus I)

David Chelf:

  • Mathematics (5th grade through Calculus III)

Sharon Grogan: (school year only)

  • Mathematics (Algebra I through Precalculus)

Ellen Wesocky:

  • Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)


Black Rocket: (school year only)

  • Coding/computer programming

Karen Shumway:

  • Biology (elementary through high school AP)
  • Chemistry (elementary through high school AP)
  • Physics (elementary through middle school)
  • Technical writing (middle school through high school)

Social Sciences/Humanities

Dr. John Kornacki:

  • History (US and World)- high school
  • Political science and the US Constitution- high school
  • Economics (high school)

Foreign Language

Edwige Pinover:

  • French (elementary through high school, plus adults)

Paula Shaibani:

  • Latin (elementary through high school)

Karen Shumway:

  • Latin (elementary through high school Latin II)

Sirdley Taborga:

  • Spanish (elementary through high school, plus adults)

Ruth Wood:

  • Mandarin (elementary through high school, plus adults)

Svetlana Klote:

  • Russian (elementary through high school, plus adults)


Judith Harmon:

  • Sewing lessons (hand or machine, all ages)
  • Costume design/cosplay
  • Technical theater skills
  • Auditioning skills

Mylene Nyman:

  • Private cooking lessons (all ages, special diets, special occassion)

Ney Mello:

  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Ukelele
  • Mandolin
  • Drums
  • Music theory
  • Sight reading music notation.
  • Songwriting and general musical composition.

Peter Snow:

  • Chess (all ages, all levels)

Wyndy Fredrick:

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Trumpet
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Ukulele
  • Recorder

Monika Dorosheff:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello

Academic Advising

Sarah Fraser:

  • Academic advising
  • Executive functioning
  • Study skills
  • College counseling
  • College essay writing
  • SAT/ACT preparation