FYI Tutoring Program

Hey nation! FYI is now offering virtual tutoring for your children.

Our overarching mission is to make children’s lives better. What better way to do that than to match a coalition of educated young adults that are passionate about teaching with families that need help continuing their children’s education during this national crisis?! Below you will find four bios, including mine. During this unusual time we can try to accommodate the hours that would work best for you. In our bios we have put a link to our resumes and booking system. Tutoring sessions are set up to be booked per hour. If you'd like to book a session with one of our tutors for longer than an hour, please book the hours needed separately. For example: 3-4pm, 4-5pm, etc. Please see policies in the drop down menu for information on payment, cancellations and privacy. If you are experiencing hardship, please don’t be discouraged, we would love to help.

For more information and special accommodations please email

Please note that some of our tutors are on the East Coast and some are on the West Coast. 


My name is Zayanne Rifai. I graduated from Pace University. My major is English Literature. I have been working with children since I was eleven years old, both socially and academically. I have truly enjoyed that journey. I live in New York City and in terms of grade level and subject, I can tutor elementary students in English and Math, and middle school and high school students in English.
Availability: Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm EST. Please contact me at
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My name is Juan Pimentel. I have a BA in Music Education from Berklee College of Music. My principal instrument is the trombone. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) music educator, performer, and music advocate from the Bronx, NY. My goal is to make music accessible to every student. I have traveled several places throughout the United States in effort to fight for that opportunity. I am knowledgeable and have experience playing musical instruments that include bass, piano, guitar, all woodwind and brass instruments, xylophones, marimbas, vibraphones, congas, timbales, and West African drums. I have incorporated most of these instruments in lessons throughout my past year of experience as a K-12 classroom teacher.
Availability: Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm EST to tutor or provide private lessons to students in elementary, middle and/or high school, as well as adults. For more information or any questions please contact me at
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My name is Maria Restrepo and I am a Berklee College of Music Alumni. I am currently a music instructor and substitute teacher at several schools in Miami, FL such as Let it Beat! Music Academy, Temple Judea, and Centertone Music School. I have 4 years of experience with youth education teaching private lessons, group music lessons, aftercare, homeschooling and working as a camp counselor. I can assist with the following subjects: English, Spanish, math, vocal coaching, music theory, guitar, and piano.
Availability: Mondays-Fridays from 1:00pm to 8:00pm EST. If you have any questions, you can reach me by email at
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My name is M.J. Mounla. I am currently a student at Laney College in the Bay Area, CA. I have 2 years of tutoring experience in math and English. I can provide tutor sessions to middle and elementary school students for math, English and/or history.
Availability: Monday-Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm PST, and Fridays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm PST. For any inquiries or further information please contact me at
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