Think Tutoring Staff

At Think Tutoring, we maintain the highest standards for our instructors.  We use only certified teachers, many who hold advanced degrees in education and who have broad and deep experience as professional educators.  

We match our instructors specifically with the needs of each child, from reading specialists to kids with learning disabilities (for which we have numerous special-ed certified instructors on staff) to instructors who pass rigorous SAT and ACT assessments. All of our tutors receive ongoing training in  Think Tutoring instructional systems.

Center Director

Kimberly Hermanns, B.A, M.A.   Kim is  passionate about teaching and helping kids.   Within New Jersey, she’s taught in the Chatham and Pompton Lakes school districts.  She has a B.S. Degree in History from Fairleigh Dickinson University, summa cum laude, as well as an M.A. in Education, also from Fairleigh Dickinson.   She is the recipient of the Peter Sammartino Education Scholarship for outstanding achievement in Education, and was accepted into Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, Phi Omega Epsilon Senior Honors Society, and Phi Zeta Kappa Junior Honors Society.  

Instructors (Partial List)

Mary Ellen Murray  B.A, M.A.  - MaryEllen is a highly experienced elementary education teacher and reading specialist.  She’s taught  in the South Orange-Maplewood school district for the past 15 years, tutored privately, and is a certified Orton Gillingham instructor.   Maryellen is a graduate of Boston College, Summa Cum Laude, and received her M.A. in Reading from Kean University.

Deanna Micallef B.A. M.A. -- Deanna is a highly experienced elementary and special education teacher.  She has taught in the Pennsville, New Providence, Glen Ridge and West Orange school districts.

Deanna holds a B.A. in elementary education from the College of Saint Elizabeth, with a concentration in special education.   She holds the following teaching certifications:  Teacher of the Handicapped, Elementary Teacher, and Teacher of Art.  She is currently working towards an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an Art Therapy specialization at Caldwell College in Caldwell, NJ.  In her spare time, she is a freelance artist and muralist.  

Meghan Bodek, B.A.  Meghan is a distinguished graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  She received her BA in Literature and Education in addition to her NJ teaching certification.  Since 2005, she has taught in the Woodbridge Public School District, UC Teams Charter School in Plainfield, and has tutored many students in a wide variety of subject areas.  She has taught mathematics, language arts, reading, science, and African-American history.  One of her latest achievements was creating an after-school parent workshop on NJASK preparation for both reading comprehension and mathematics.  Meghan has an appreciation for learning and always willing to offer extra assistance to her students.

Christy Mongak, B.S.  For the past ten years, Christy has worked as teacher’s assistant for a private special education elementary school.  She has worked directly with kids with a variety of learning disabilities. 

Christy currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Felician College, and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Montclair State University.  At Felician, she earned many awards including Scholar Athlete of the Year and Woman of the Year.  In her spare time, Christy coaches children in soccer clinics, participates in Pompton Lakes’ annual river clean up, and volunteers for the Diabetes Foundation.

Michael Splendorio, B.A., M.A.  Michael has taught High School and Middle School Mathematics in Irvington, Florham Park, and Chatham. He has been involved in many Scholarship and tutoring volunteer programs working with inner city schools. Michael has also taught advanced and basic computer skills to children and adults.

Suzanne DiTaconni, B.S. MA. Suzanne earned her BA in psychology and MA in special education from the College of Saint Elizabeth.  She additionally achieved teaching certifications in both elementary and special education.  At the College of Saint Elizabeth, Suzanne became a member of Pi Chi, the national honor society for psychology students and Keep Delta Pi, the national honor society for teachers.

In her first six years of teaching, Suzanne taught autistic children in all grade levels. For the past three now,  she has gained experience working with deaf and hard of hearing children at an early intervention preschool. Lastly, she has tutored elementary and middle school children specializing in reading, language arts, and math.

Art Meisler, Owner

Prior to opening Think Tutoring, Art enjoyed a diverse career in Technology & Management Consulting. He delivered business solutions for Fortune 100 and mid-tier companies in Life Sciences, Health Care, Media, Entertainment, and Sports.

He is a graduate of Boston University as well as Coach University where he trained as Life Coach. Art takes great pleasure in helping students reach their potential – academically and in all aspects of their lives.