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WHY CHOOSE NEW JERSEY ACADEMY?

New Jersey Academy of Learning offers small-group classes and private lessons, led by experienced teachers, to help your child strengthen their academic abilities and boost their confidence. Our small classes are customized to provide students with dedicated hands-on instruction.

We teach Math and English enrichment classes tailored to meet the needs of your child. We offer expert test preparation classes for middle and high school entrance exams like the ISSE, SSAT, and Bergen Academy exam as well as PSAT, SAT, ACT and College essays. We feature Math Competition preparation classes for Math Olympiad, Math League, Noetic and Math Kangaroo, where our students consistently achieve top scores. In addition, we offer a popular coding class as well as a Writer’s Workshop for both creative and academic writing.

As longtime members of the New Jersey Academy of learning family, our dedicated teachers are certified experts in their fields, boasting degrees from top universities and decades of classroom experience.  Our students benefit from their expertise and passion for teaching, as well as our results-oriented curriculum. Many of our students go on to prestigious high schools and universities, including Bergen Academies, Dwight-Englewood, Horace Mann, Princeton, Columbia, Duke, Harvard and many more.

Meet our New Jersey Academy of Learning Instructors & Staff

Diana Rodriguez
Diana RodriguezOffice Manager
BA, Columbia University

I am responsible for the day to day operations and office management at New Jersey Academy of Learning. I work closely with our instructors and parents to ensure the success of our students. We are open Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 7 PM. I am always available to answer any questions parents have, resolve any scheduling conflicts or assists with registrations.

Cornelius McShane
Cornelius McShaneMath Coach: SAT MATH, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, MOEM, AMC 8, AMC 10
MA, Secondary Mathematics, Montclair State University
BA, The College of William and Mary

Currently teaching as a Math teacher in Jersey City’s public-system system. Taught at Ridgewood High School as a Math teacher and Math coach. Former President of Bergen County Math League from 2000-2006. Coached Bergen County Team participating in the ARML National Math Competition at Penn State University

Christian Recca
Christian ReccaEnglish Coach: SAT Critical Reading, Writing, Debate
BA English, John Hopkins University, Michael Bloomberg Scholarship, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

John Hopkins Honors Graduate with experience as a Princeton Review-qualified SAT verbal test-prep instructor and junior college English lab tutor.
Tutoring of college students in expository writing via online platform for more than 30 institutions.
Freelance Movie, Music and Film Critic

Hana Yun
Hana YunElementary Coach: K-3 Elementary Reading, Writing and Math
MA, Elementary Childhood & Elementary Education, Rutgers University
BA, Psychology, Rutgers University
NJ State Teaching Certificate in K-5, P-3
Jonathan Griggs
Jonathan GriggsMath Coach: K-8
BA, University of Maryland
MA, Educational Leadership, New Jersey City University
NJ State Certification K-5, 5-8 Math Specialization
Math Olympics Advisor
Currently teaching at Glen Rock Middle School
Joseph Giani
Joseph GianiEnglish Coach: K-12
MAT, Secondary English, NJCU
BA, English & American Literature and Language, Harvard University
7th/8th Grade English Language Art Teacher, Jersey City Public Schools
Gifted and Talented (K-3), 6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, Hoboken Public School

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR

Welcome to the New Jersey Academy of Learning! As an instructional leader, I am proud to offer a learning environment that reflects rigor, relevance, and respect for each student enrolled in the New Jersey Academy of Learning. Our faculty and staff are eager to assist students in making their experience here a productive one. In order to personalize the learning experiences for each student at the New Jersey Academy of Learning, our professional learning community designs lessons using data-driven decision making along with a strong focus on improving academic abilities.

Through our connections, we can provide students with lessons and assessments that are aligned with those requirements from the State and district so that students will remain on track to complete their educational goals.

At the New Jersey Academy of Learning, our students do not fear success; they embrace it!

Sincerely,

Jenny Lee

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