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Our coaches

Extensive experience working with students of all levels

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Melissa Corey

Owner, Head Coach

  • Veteran teacher with extensive experience teaching all ages

  • BA in Economics from Fairfield University 

  • M.Ed from University of Saint Joseph

  • Owner of The Schoolhouse since 2010

  • Expert in multiple subjects through college 

  • Specialist in college entrance exams and college admissions

  • Passionate and dedicated teacher

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Susan Dolisi

Mathematics & Test Prep Coach 

  • Degree in Math Education from Bloomsburg University

  • NJ Certified Teacher

  • Developed ACT Boot Camp at The Schoolhouse, an intensive course for students with limited time

  • Specializes in beginning math skills through advanced algebra, as well as organizational skills and study help

  • ISEE, SSAT, ACT and SAT specialized


Angela Schwartz
English, Writing & Test Prep Coach

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Master of Fine Arts Degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts

  • NJ Certified Teacher

  • Adjunct English professor at both community and university levels

  • Tutoring for over 10 years with students of all ages

  • Published writer

  • Specializes in ISEE, SSAT, ACT/SAT test prep, as well as essay composition and study help

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Neal Carrozza
Language Coach


  • Degrees from St. Francis College, PA, Rutgers University, and Montclair State University

  • NJ Certified Teacher

  • Lived abroad in Madrid, Spain

  • 21-year veteran middle school language teacher in Essex Falls

  • Member of the Association of Foreign Language Educators

  • Recipient of the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Award

  • Specializes in Spanish and Italian

Math Formulas

Vera Vitali
Mathematics & Test Prep Coach


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Physics from University of Shkodra

  • Master of Arts in Education from Saint Peter’s College

  • NJ Certified Teacher

  • Specialized in middle school and high school mathematics

  • ACT/SAT, ISEE/SSAT test prep

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