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About Us


Ellen Cuthrell

Ellen has ten years of experience as a learning specialist at an independent school and has worked as an adjunct professor at Bucks County Community College. She is a  Reading (K-12) teacher and certified English (7-12) in Pennsylvania. She holds BA degrees in English and Psychology, as well as an MS in Reading and a post-graduate certificate in Dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Disabilities. Ellen is also a certified Life Coach with a specialization in ADD/HD, and an accredited Educational Therapist through AET. She specializes in decreasing anxiety in students and helping them to find their inner motivation and ability to learn and progress. She enjoys working with students with learning disabilities and students who struggle with executive functioning skills, anxiety, and depression.


Laura Trachtenberg

Laura Trachtenberg is a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire with an MS in Integrative Biology and a BS in a self-designed major: Integrative Medical Marine Biology. Laura loves science but also enjoys swing dancing, kayaking, going on adventures, and recently Karv Maga. Laura recently acquired certifications as a Life & CBT coach.

Taryn Gates

Taryn is from northeastern Pennsylvania. She moved in 2016 to pursue a degree in Biochemistry and Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University. She believes in an interdisciplinary trajectory of learning and believes anyone can be a successful student. She works with students of all ages and from all backgrounds. I love working with others and learning how to tailor their studying needs to a program that is uniquely them. In her free time outside of seeing students: Taryn loves art, astrology, astrobiology, horror films, acting classes and music production. Taryn's available to work both virtually and in person.


Chase Grabowski

Chase is a psychology major at West Chester University.  He has previously worked as a Tutor for Middle School and High School students. Chase excels in History, Algebra, Writing, Biology and Chemistry, and organization skills. He is caring and personable and helps students to feel comfortable and supported. 

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