Meet Our LD/2E Specialists

Navigating schoolwork, homework, and tests can be a challenge for any student, but this process is especially difficult for a student who has learning differences. Noodle Pros understand how to support students with learning disabilities, AD/ADHD, twice-exceptionalism, and executive functioning disorder, while teaching skills that will lead to lifelong independence and a love of learning.

Read on to learn about some of our learning difference, executive function, and twice exceptionalism specialists.


Helen Waldron

Helen Waldron

Helen has been tutoring for 32 years, and is a noted educational therapist, executive functioning coach, and 2E specialist. She has a Masters of Education in Special Education and Learning Disabilities from the University of Hartford, and was formerly the Associate Head of School and Director of the Institute for Cognition & Learning at the Forman School in Connecticut. Helen works with students of all ages, and specializes in ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, general learning differences, twice-exceptionalism, and executive functioning.


Joanna Loewi

Joanna Loewi

Joanna has been tutoring for 10 years, and has a Masters Degree in General and Special Education. She understands that children who are in need of special attention in developing their academic skill set also need a strong social and emotional foundation, and part of her goal as an educator is to bridge this gap by addressing the whole child. Joanna specializes in kindergarten readiness, confidence building, ECAA, AABL, and the ISEE. She works with students from kindergarten through 6th grade.


Gabrielle Deveaux

Gabrielle Deveaux

Gabrielle began her career working in children’s mental health at the NYU Child Study Center, and later served as a special education teacher and instructional specialist with the NYC DOE. She has been a keynote speaker in several seminars surrounding the treatment and understanding of ADHD, and she tutors many students who have behavioral disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and general learning differences. She specializes in kindergarten readiness, life skills, executive functioning, and the AABL, ISEE, and ECAA for students 2 to 9 years old.


Shlomete Yoo

Shlomete Yoo

Shlomete coaches executive function skills and strategies for students diagnosed with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, expressive or receptive language disorders, nonverbal learning disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down’s Syndrome, neonatal drug addiction, Familial Dysautonomia, executive dysfunction, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. She most recently taught for four years as a Focus Instructor at Winston Preparatory School in New York City, working with a caseload of eight students who were exhibiting the full spectrum of executive function issues. She has been a tutor for 24 years, and students range in age from kindergarten through 12th grade.


Jenn Bagnall

Jenn Bagnall

Jenn has been tutoring for 16 years. She is mom to a twice-exceptional child herself, and personally understands the value of an individualized approach to help both child and parent through academic challenges. She works with students ages 4 and up who have a broad range of learning differences, including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, Asperger syndrome, anxiety, nonverbal learning disorders, and executive function disorder. She strives to form a team with her students and their families, and pledges to always work as hard as her students are working. 


Bill Oliver

Bill Oliver

Bill has been tutoring for 12 years, and specializes in working with students of all ages who have ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and general learning differences. A Princeton graduate with experience tutoring all k-12 tests from the Lower Level ISEE to the ACT to SAT Subject Tests, Bill brings a patient approach and a calming demeanor to tutoring no matter the subject. He cultivates a student’s unique learning style to get results, and always includes a student’s parents and family in the learning process.


Catherine Ko

Catherine Ko

Catherine has been an educator for 21 years. Her expertise is in Kindergarten and Elementary Admissions, teaching reading to Pre-K through 3rd grade students, and test prep for 4th-5th graders. Catherine creates and maintains a safe space where students feel encouraged and successful, and uses a multi-sensory approach to reach students of all abilities. She has experience working with students who have Asperger syndrome, autism, behavioral disabilities, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and general learning differences.


Garrick Trapp

Garrick Trapp

Garrick has been a tutor and teacher for 17 years. He has degrees in Astrophysics, Comparative Literature, and History; at the University level, Garrick has taught in the Physics, Astronomy, and Music departments at UC Berkeley, and in the Biological Sciences department at Columbia University. He has experience working with students who have ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and general learning differences on all middle and high school level standardized tests. 


Jonathan Arak

Jonathan Arak

Jonathan has been a full-time tutor for 28 years. As one of the most knowledgeable high school admissions specialists in the very competitive New York City market, Jonathan has experience working with students who require a wide array of test-day accommodations. He helps parents understand the testing needs of students with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and hearing impairments, and works with students to bring out their very best in these high stakes settings. He tutors students ages 10+.


Kelly Clement

Kelly Clement

Kelly has worked with students one-on-one and in classrooms internationally for over a decade. In this time, she has worked with countless students with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other executive functioning challenges. She has read numerous ed psych reports and guided families through the process of applying for testing accommodations, and has liaised with educational psychologists and special needs teachers to help identify and support students with learning needs. Kelly works with students from k-12.


Brendan Mernin

Brendan Mernin

Brendan has been an educator for nearly 30 years; in that time, he has worked with students experiencing a wide range of learning and/or physical differences, including ADHD, 2E, dyslexia, dyscalculia, deafness, cerebral palsy, anxiety disorders, depression, drug and alcohol addiction, bipolar disorder, anorexia, bulimia, self-harm, sensory disorders, executive functioning, and more. He frequently consults with neuropsychologists on reports and regarding applications for testing accommodations.  An experienced tutor for all tests and subjects from kindergarten through graduate school, Brendan has an intimate understanding of the ways in which students can be set up for success at every phase of their academic lives.


Lisa Cornelio

Lisa Cornelio

Lisa has been tutoring for 26 years, and also co-writes and edits nonfiction books on parenting and learning differences. She works with students ages 10 and up, many of whom have Asperger syndrome, behavioral disabilities, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and general learning differences. Lisa concentrates on students’ strengths, increasing their confidence, understanding, and efficiency. She identifies behaviors that may be contributing to other issues, and implements strategies such as mindfulness exercises, daily check-ins, and more multifaceted approaches. Parents are always included as essential partners in this process, and many find Lisa’s coaching personally beneficial as well.

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