Ruchi Kumar is a learning specialist, private tutor and executive functioning coach who works with students both in general and special education. Ruchi specializes in supporting the maths and sciences in addition to other areas of the curriculum. Moreover, she is a certified health coach who promotes wellness through nutrition, self-esteem, and self-confidence enhancement.
Ruchi has worked over eight years in the New York City independent school system as a middle and high school learning specialist in schools that include Winston Preparatory School, the Hewitt School, and York Preparatory School. At the Winston Preparatory School, she worked as a learning specialist within the Math and Sciences department, teaching math and science to both middle and high school students. At the Hewitt School, she established the upper school learning services department, working as their primary upper school learning specialist, and at York Preparatory School, she worked as a middle and upper school learning specialist in the school’s Jump Start program.
Ruchi is a graduate of Cornell University and Teacher’s College Columbia University. She is well versed in areas of social, emotional, and mental health as well, obtaining her first Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (a second Master’s in Teaching Students with Disabilities). She was the coordinator of the first Mindfulness Camp in Romania, the summer of 2014, where she supervised the camp and served as a private health coach for campers as well as a dance and yoga teacher. Overall, Ruchi uses the tenets of Positive Psychology to help her students use their strengths to work on their weaknesses. Ruchi specializes and enjoys working with adolescents and young adults and is skilled to work specifically with students with learning challenges or weaknesses as well as those without.
As a side interest, Ruchi is a certified fitness instructor and has taught adult and child dance classes. She has also taught yoga to both children and adults and is currently working towards getting her yoga teacher certification.