Meet Our Tutors

Meet Our Tutors

Becky Cummings

Becky has been providing a variety of educational experiences to children for over a decade.  She received her Bachelors and Masters degree from he Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut where she double majored in elementary and special education.  During college she was employed as a residential assistant, graduate assistant and spent her summers as an assistant director of a Girl Scouts’ camp.  In her graduate year of college, Becky created her own internship based on the ideas of Project Adventure, where she designed and implemented an adventure-learning program to high-risk children from the inner city. 

Once she graduated with honors from UConn she became a fourth grade teacher for the town of Wethersfield.  During her time in Wethersfield, Becky created many before and after school programs including a salsa program, yoga program, recycling program, and newspaper club.  She also went back to college to obtain her 6th year degree.  After teaching fourth and fifth grade in Wethersfield for 7 years, Becky decided to leave the classroom setting so she could start her own business and raise her family.  Becky started Boundless Movement LLC. in 2010 and has privately tutored over 50 clients ages 5-18.  She enjoys getting to know each child on a personal level so she can make learning fun and meaningful.  Becky’s hope is that her students feel passionate about learning and empowered by new knowledge!

In her free time Becky teaches Zumba classes and dances salsa.  She loves being outside hiking, biking or traveling to new places!  In 2015 she became licensed to be a foster parent with the intent to adopt...a lifelong dream.  The best part of her day is spending quality time with her two sons and daughter, Tyson 6, Calvin 2 and Faith 1.   

Miranda Wojnar

Miranda loves teaching children.  She received her Bachelors in Biology and Child Development from Tufts University.  She had hands on training as an educator for two years at the Tufts’ Eliot Pearson School. She collaborated with the Tufts Engineering School developing units of study integrating Lego Mindstorms, and traditional classroom curriculum to support young girls confidence with STEM learning.  Miranda also volunteered as a science and engineering instructor in neighboring schools. In all her free time, she competed on Tufts Swimming and Diving Team and rowed for the Crew team.   While pursuing her masters, she taught full time in the Cambridge Public Schools as a 1st/2nd Grade teacher.

After graduating Miranda taught in a variety of classroom settings from preschool through high school, but spent most of her time as a third grade teacher in the Wethersfield Public Schools. Miranda continued to pursue her passion for science education attending courses at UConn to earn her Biology certification, and participating in the Inquiry Institute at the Connecticut Science Center. Before leaving Wethersfield to raise her three sons, Miranda was employed as their Science Curriculum Specialist working to integrate literacy and math instruction into inquiry based science education.

For the past few years, Miranda has taken time off to enjoy her three boys Andrew, Matthew and Benjamin. She has completed 4 triathlons, a biathlon, and a Disney Scavenger Hunt and Obstacle Race.

Lauren Wabble

Lauren graduated from the University of Saint Joseph with a Master's Degree in Special Education. She also completed her Bachelors Degree in Communication Disorders at  Southern CT State University. Lauren's professional experience includes teaching students with special needs for over 2 years in Simsbury and is currently working in Wethersfield as a Reading and Math tutor with students in grades 3 through 6. Lauren has a great understanding of the Common Core state standards and has worked with a wide variety of students with regular education and special education needs. She enjoys incorporating technology into instruction and believes in finding ways to make learning fun so students remain engaged and excited to learn. In her free time Lauren loves to exercise, spend time with her son Jaxson, and enjoys going out to dinner with family and friends.

Christopher Fox

Christopher Fox graduated from CCSU in 2009 with his Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in History/ English Writing. Right after student teaching 1st grade at Naylor School in Hartford, CT, he was offered a position as a kindergarten teacher at that same school. He continued to teach Kindergarten for 3 years and then taught 3rd grade for 3 years. After getting his Master's Degree in Natural Sciences with a concentration in Science Education, Chris decided to change things up and obtained a position at Highcrest Elementary School in Wethersfield, CT as a kindergarten teacher. Chris also completed his 6th year degree in educational leadership from SCSU this past May. 

Chris hopes to bring his knowledge and experience from his different teaching settings to help students continue the learning process after a busy day at school by providing an environment that encourages comfort, confidence, and ownership.  He is a firm believer in the sciences and feels it is very easy to get students engaged in learning if science is incorporated into any subject. Chris states, "students tend to become more invested and dedicated in their learning if they have a high level of self-confidence and a sense of ownership in their learning. My goal is to provide this to my students in the classroom and to the students that I will tutor."

Jennifer Martinez

Jenn graduated from University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts. While there she majored in both history and sociology and minored in education. Later that year, she attended Lesley University and earned a Masters degree in Education in December 2007. During graduate school Jenn student taught in both third and fourth grade classrooms in Somerville and Hanscom AFB, MA.  Upon graduation she was offered a position as a fifth grade teacher at Hanscom Middle School, where she taught for 6.5 years.

She has a passion for teaching and keeping her students engaged and learning. Jenn has training in EmPOWER writing program, Responsive Classroom 1 & 2, and was a Summer Scholar for the National Endowment for the Humanities in both 2010 and 2011.

Jenn has been a stay at home mom to her children, Benjamin, 3.5, and Caroline,

1.5, since the summer of 2013. She recently celebrated her 5 year anniversary with

her husband, Jason. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, swimming and


Emily Cyr

Emily is a recent graduate from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in mathematics.  After student teaching in a second grade classroom at Linden Street School in Plainville, she was offered a job as a Numeracy Tutor within the building.  During her time at CCSU, Emily tutored students in Algebra, Geometry, Calculus and Trigonometry.  She has a true passion for math!  Emily makes it engaging and enjoyable for students, while also making it understandable.  She values her one-on-one time with her students in her position as a Numeracy Tutor.  Emily is eager to bring her passion for math to all the students she tutors. In her free time, she loves being with her family and friends, going to the beach, baking and trying new restaurants!

Darcy Parmelee

Darcy graduated cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and English. She was inducted into the English Honors Society and was a Student Teacher of the Year Nominee. While a student, Darcy also studied abroad in Alicante, Spain to further her knowledge of Spanish.

After student teaching in third grade at East Haddam Elementary, Darcy became a long-term substitute teacher for RSD #17. Over the next 3 years, Darcy continued to be a long-term substitute in Kindergarten, third grade (2 different classrooms) and first grade.  Teaching multiple grade levels has allowed her to gather a better understanding as how unique each student is and how different learning styles can truly be.  She loves to make learning as engaging and rewarding as possible, and present students with the opportunity to flourish. 

Darcy decided to become a stay-at-home mom after having her first son Tucker in September 2013 and welcomed another baby boy, Elliott in August 2015.  In her spare time, Darcy loves to bake, make new crafts, and spend time with her boys. She loves to try new adventures with her family and is a proud supporter of the March of dimes in honor of her son, Elliott. 

Rebecca Mondo

Rebecca recently graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Master’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English.  After completing her Bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Connecticut in 2014, Rebecca completed her student teaching in a seventh grade Language Arts classroom at Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School in Moodus, Connecticut.

Currently Rebecca works for Connecticut Public Television as a freelance writer and a member of the Traffic Department. Rebecca is passionate about her career and writing and aspires to become a full-time teacher in the near future. After her experience in the seventh grade, Rebecca is eager to work with students of all ages. Rebecca is determined to share her love for reading and writing with all. In her free time, she loves to travel, learn about different cultures, spend time with family and be outdoors. Rebecca loves to incorporate current events into her classroom instruction.  Her mission is to make learning enjoyable and relatable to all.  

Sarah Carlson

Sarah graduated from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut with a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in School-Wide Positive Behavior Support.  Sarah also received her Bachelors in Special Education and English at the University of Connecticut.  Throughout her time at the University of Connecticut, Sarah participated in many volunteer opportunities, worked as a supported living coach for an organization that supports people with disabilities of all ages and taught swimming lessons.

After graduating, Sarah obtained a special education teaching position in Madison, where she’s worked with 6th grade students for four years. Sarah has a passion for teaching and learning!  She understands how important building effective home-school communication is for student success.

In her free time Sarah enjoys traveling, going to the beach, off-roading, and spending time with her family. She has two Plott Hounds, Remington and Raleigh and volunteers/fosters for several dog rescues.