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Bo Smeureanu

President, Owner | Math and Physics Tutor
What's the best advice you've ever given a student?

"Don't be afraid of failing. It's the only thing that makes us stronger."

Why do you do this?

"Being able to pass on the teachings of my mentors and the lessons I have learned on my own to young minds is what I was meant to do. Of that, I am convinced, and that is why I do this."

How do you like working at Academic Resources?

"When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to go out and play ball, regardless of the weather. Although I am a lot older now, I feel the same way every day I get ready to come in to Academic Resources."
(Editor's note: Bo once read a Statistics textbook in his spare time because he wanted to see how many mistakes he could find.)

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Bo Smeureanu

Bo Smeureanu

President, Owner | Math and Physics Tutor

Russ Vitale

Director of College Planning
What's the best advice you've ever given a student?
"Life is about options. Create options for yourself, learn from every experience and define happiness without the influence of others."

Hi from the College Guy!

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Russ Vitale

Russ Vitale

Director of College Planning

Stephanie Crook

Math Tutor, Website Guru
What's the best advice you've given a student?
Don't rush things. Missing easy questions to struggle through hard questions is not a winning strategy.

Side note: Please let me know if you have recommendations to make the website better!

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Stephanie Crook

Stephanie Crook

Math Tutor, Website Guru

Sebastian Smeureanu

Associate Director | Math and English Tutor | Learning Habits Instructor
What's the best advice you've ever given a student?

"You don't control your score. You only control your decisions."

Why do you do this?

"I've needed help in school, on tests. And I was lucky enough to be able to get help. So I'm just paying it forward."

How do you like working at Academic Resources?

"Academic Resources has the efficiency and effectiveness of a Fortune 500 company, with the vibe and heart of a mom-and-pop. I love it."
(Editor's note: In addition to working at AcadRes, Sebastian is an actor, dancer, and professor.)

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Sebastian Smeureanu

Sebastian Smeureanu

Associate Director | Math and English Tutor | Learning Habits Instructor

Michaele Esposito

Math Tutor
What's the best advice you've ever given a student?

"Every student hears about 'Ester,' who took the SAT one fall. We spoke after the test and 'Ester' said that she probably did not improve. There was one particularly tough math section. When she got the scores back, she called me immediately. Up 100 points! The tough math section was the experimental section. 'Ester' never quit but kept trying to get as many right as possible."

Why do you do this?

"I enjoy being a catalyst in helping students reach or even exceed their goals. In addition, I learn from the students. So, you see, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks."

How do you like working at Academic Resources?

"Academic Resources has a very relaxed professional environment. Everyone here is treated with the utmost respect and is always willing to help someone else."
(Editor's note: Teaching became much easier for Michaele when they moved from chisel and stone to papyrus.)

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Michaele Esposito

Michaele Esposito

Math Tutor

Katrine Singhbaba

English Tutor
What's the best advice you've ever given a student?

"The most valuable advice I share with students is to trust themselves, as they are much more inclined to fall for distractor answers if they haven’t an established foundation of truth."

Why do you do this?

"Teaching English is more than just a job – it is my vocation."

How do you like working at Academic Resources?

"There are few institutions like Academic Resources that have such a rigorous academic focus yet maintain an incredibly relaxed environment! Both tutors and students love being here!"

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Katrine Singhbaba

Katrine Singhbaba

English Tutor