Our tutors/specialist provide educational support in their certified educational area. They are fully compliant with Project Save, which certifies that they have met the mandated NYSED fingerprinting policies for educational clearance. Each tutor gives personalized and individual attention to student educational needs. They are expected to work with district personnel to follow NYS Education expectations. Certifications and degree information are available upon request.
Dr. Salvatore Bellafiore
Over the past thirty years, Dr. Salvatore Bellafiore has been a mathematics teacher, guidance counselor, summer school principal, principal of an alternative high school, program director for CTE programs, director of guidance services, director of instruction, and a university adjunct professor. He is a known speaker and lecturer on summer school programs through the organizations of New York State Education Department and School Administrators Association of New York State. In addition, because of Dr. Bellafiore’s mathematical, counseling, and business background, along with his most recent study and publication of the topic: Long Island School District budgets’ during times of recession, he can be found as a guest lecturer at St. John’s University.
Since 1980, Dr. Bellafiore has been tutoring students in the areas of mathematics (6-12) and business curricula. In addition, because of his New York State counseling license he has counseled well over a thousand students towards their high school and post-secondary career success. Within that time and concurrently, he has worked with a dichotomous student and parent population and has consulted extensively with non-for profit student agencies along with school administrators, counselors, and teachers – throughout New York State.
Dr. Bellafiore’s commitment to education is the foundation of his motivation to provide exceptional educational services to private and public school students. His belief is that all students have the ability to learn and to be successful productive citizens. In addition, because of his commitment to students he will only provide the best education that they deserve. This means that he holds every teacher accountable for their delivery of education.
Dr. Bellafiore holds permanent New York State Licenses in mathematics, school counseling, administration and supervision, and as school district business administrator. He has earned his Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in mathematics/psychology from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master of Science (M.S.) in school counseling from LI University-CWPost, a Professional Degree (P.D.) in school administration from LI University – CW Post and his Ed.D. in School Leadership and Supervision from St. John’s University.
Dr. Alesia Olsen
As a student who struggled in school, Dr. Olsen understands the importance of connecting real experiences to enhance a students success rate. She has worked in education since 1985 and has had unique experiences that have developed her professional career. Her early years began in a local school for the Deaf, as she worked with elementary level students. While completing her Elementary Education and Special Education degrees, she became involved in the middle school – high school experience as an interpreter for the Deaf.
This experience led her to continue her education at Teachers College, Columbia University towards her Masters in Teaching American Sign Language (ASL). Dr. Olsen applied her at the high school level as a Special Education and ASL teacher. These experiences in education inspired her to seek her Administration degree from Stony Brook University and continued at St. Johns University to obtain her doctoral degree in Leadership and Accountability. She is a published author currently sold on Amazon, a motivational presenter at national conferences, professional professor at the graduate level and respected colleague in the field of education.
Dr. Olsen began tutoring as a way to earn some extra money as her children grew. She quickly found that home bound students were not receiving the level of education they deserved. She believes she has found her purpose in providing quality education to every student.