Margot graduated with Honors from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Psychology and Spanish. She earned dual Master’s degrees in General and Special Education from Bank Street College. Margot taught with Teach For America (TFA) in New York City public schools for three years. She also served as a TFA manager and coach for new teachers for four years.
As a classroom teacher and tutor, Margot has taught subjects including reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies in both special and general education programs in elementary, middle, and high school. Margot has taught in a variety of classroom settings including self-contained, team teaching, and SETSS (Special Education Teacher Support Services).
In addition to subject-based tutoring, she provides test preparation for the New York State Testing Program, SHSAT, ISEE and SSAT. She is also certified in the Wilson Reading System, an Orton-Gillingham based reading intervention program. In addition to her work with content teaching, Margot also provides executive function coaching and organization support.
Margot believes in customizing her approach to meet students’ specific needs, and she views learning differences as assets rather than obstacles on the road to personal success. Her work in different educational capacities has allowed her to see children in school, social and home settings. She strongly believes that a child’s family is the number one expert and works closely with all the stakeholders in each student’s life. She works alongside parents, teachers, and mentors to create and implement learning plans tailored for each child.
While not teaching, Margot enjoys reading, being with friends and famiy, and traveling. She spent a year traveling through Southeast Asia recently, which only fueled her desire to travel more! She is also a certified yoga teacher and CrossFit coach.