Listen and Learn History

Friends, I have taught Advanced Placement and regular level 11th Grade U.S. History and U.S. Government & Politics at Scarsdale High School for more than two decades. I am a Columbia University PhD and a Teachers College graduate who also spent seven years tutoring students from Greenwich in U.S. History (academic support, preparation for school tests and assignments and College Board AP and subject tests) at Advantage Testing in Rye.

On a leave of absence due to Covid concerns and without classes of my own at the moment, I have placed on a website the complete audible U.S. History survey course (accompanied by thousands of visual slides) that I had planned to teach in Scarsdale had we been in a distance learning environment. The site is intended for US History students at any level and can offer help to students in many ways: Some are better auditory learners. Some may need to review material efficiently and comprehensively for exams. Some may be challenging themselves in advanced courses and need to review content at a pace they can control. Some may not be getting a full US History survey course experience with school disrupted by Covid-19. Some students may need academic support but don’t require the time and expense of one-on-one tutoring and prefer just a careful, clearly explained review of important material, from someone with deep expertise, at a time convenient for the student.

On the site you will find free samples of what my lessons sound like, a comprehensive professional biography/resume and dozens of detailed reviews of my teaching, along with individual lessons described and available for purchase.

This project aims not just to help the students and families who purchase lessons but others as well. Substantial proceeds from any lesson purchased are being donated philanthropically and providing tuition assistance to train the teachers of tomorrow (most of whom will work in immensely under-resourced urban schools) through Teachers College, Columbia University.

As an experienced tutor and teacher, I am happy to discuss one-on-one tutoring with you too. For questions about the course or inquiries about my tutoring availability I can be reached at listenandlearnhistory@gmail.com.

Barbara Gersh


I have been a public school teacher for over thirty years. During my teaching years in NYC, I taught Exceptionally Gifted Students in a select program for students in grades 1 through 4. Upon my retirement from NYC, I taught at Old Greenwich Elementary School in Greenwich Connecticut for twelve years. After my retirement, I began tutoring students In reading, writing, and math. I am certified in grades 1 through 6 in both New York and Connecticut. I love teaching and continue to teach until this day. I can supply parents with recommendations from my supervisors and parents from the Greenwich school community. I am anxious to help parents navigate their way through these difficult times.

French Lessons With Dr. Madeline Pampel

Greenwich native Madeline Pampel holds a PhD in French from Emory University and has 39 years of experience with the language. She has lived, worked, traveled, and studied extensively in France, and a major French university press published her first book, which she will present at a Zoom event hosted by the Alliance Française of Greenwich on October 14th at 7 p.m. With experience tutoring both in person and over FaceTime, Madeline centers her lessons around the student, specific interests, needs, and aspirations. Available after school and on weekends. First lesson is free. For more information, please send an email to drmpampel@gmail.com or call 203-862-8942.


Fit Learning

Fit Learning proudly serves students aged 3 through adult in the greater Greenwich area.  For more than 20 years, Fit Learning has produced more than one year’s growth in as little as 40 hours of instruction and we produce these gains with every type of learner: struggling, average, gifted or those classified as learning disabled.  Our science-based approach produces fluency, or true mastery, in essential academic skills, which increases attention span, perseverance, confidence and the ability to effortlessly learn more complicated skills.  We are currently providing a virtual learning experience with weekly enrollments starting at just $375 per week.  Turn this current breakdown into a breakthrough year by giving your child the opportunity to truly master basic skills.  Visit www.fitlearning.com or email us at admin@fitlearners.com for more information.


Private Prep

Have kids stuck at home? We’re here to help create and support academic engagement, no matter where your child’s classroom may be. Private Prep provides a caring, trustworthy team to help students not just succeed but thrive. Private Prep provides its world-class services in person and online to thousands of families domestically and abroad for students from kindergarten through college and beyond. Whether for test prep, subject tutoring, college admissions, or help to complete assigned work, our personalized approach connects students with tutors ready to support them. Contact us today for discounted virtual tutoring lessons and highly discounted group study sessions. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!
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Alliance Tutoring

Alliance Tutoring is a collection of elite private school tutors with advanced degrees and impressive teaching backgrounds, among the best educators available in the United States. They specialize in college process guidance: both standardized test prep and college application support. Their mission also centers on college and private high school retention, providing support both personally and academically to students through regular meetings, focusing on executive and life skills in addition to academics as needed. They offer online one-on-one service, in-center service in Greenwich, and in-home service, and are highly adaptable to circumstance. The age range they cater to is 13-25, and they also have a branch of services devoted specifically to learning differences, anxiety & related conditions, and ADHD.

Call 203-240-0790 or email alex@alliancetutoring.com with further questions.


Browns Educational Academic Summer Programs

Browns Educational Academic Summer Programs offer flexible scheduling with our experienced educators, to ensure your child enters the new school year with success. Teachers keep summer sessions creative and engaging, while meeting the students’ needs. We offer support and enrichment for students with academic tutoring for students K-12 in all subject areas and test preparation for private school admissions ISEE/SSAT and college admissions ACT/SAT. In addition, we offer Private School Placement Services and guidance with all aspects of the College Process.

Phone: 203-661-2483
Address:   19 East Elm Street, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

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