Ima Abia, President and Founder of Metutel, LLC, has been educating New York City students since 2010. Ima began her career as a private math tutor after earning a B.A. degree in mathematics at UPenn and an M.S. from New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. She founded Metutel in 2012 with the aim of sharing her passion for math and science with more and more students by providing excellent tutoring, custom curriculum materials, and individualized support in executive functioning skills and test preparation to students in grades four through twelve. Ima’s vision is to run a successful learning company that provides the necessary frameworks, skills, and mentoring to empower students to take control of their own learning processes. In cultivating a top-notch educational team, she finds and trains enthusiastic math minds who are able to “teach as tutors.”
Catherine DeClemente received her B.S. in finance from SUNY Oswego and her MBA from Baruch College. After working several years in the private sector, she decided to channel her passion for math into one-on-one work with students. Since 2014, she has been a Metutel tutor, continuing to educate and empower young people through math. Catherine makes a point of introducing challenging concepts through smaller steps and helps her students find ways of relating to the material so that it “clicks,” building confidence and enthusiasm along the way toward understanding. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys kickboxing and spends time traveling whenever and wherever she can.
Andrea Rommal loves math, computers, and all types of science. She attended Muhlenberg College where she earned her B.S. in Physics and minored in Mathematics. She has two scientific publications in the journal Physical Review: one in High Energy Physics and one in Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology Physics. In 2014, Andrea taught several courses at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, including chemistry, computer science, and SAT Math. While Andrea challenges her students with rigorous curriculum materials, she also adapts her instruction to a wide range of mathematical abilities and reading levels in order to reach students where they are. During her free time, Andrea enjoys etching, printmaking, and painting.
Kevin Gately grew up in San Antonio and attended the University of Texas in Austin. After earning a B.S. in mathematics, he began working as a high school teacher and is now pursuing a master’s degree in mathematics at NYU. As a tutor, Kevin encourages his students to feel comfortable taking risks and making mistakes. He’s excited to work with young people from all walks of life and with all mathematical abilities because he often learns new things from them as well. While he also has a fondness for reading, writing, and the humanities, Kevin’s extensive tutoring experience is purely mathematical, ranging from the middle school level all the way to calculus. When he’s not crunching numbers, Kevin can be found playing basketball, doing crossword puzzles, or beating on the drums in his rock and roll band.
Kyle Baldus has been an educator specializing in Living Environment and Chemistry for a total of seven years. He completed a B.S. degree at Loyola College of Baltimore in Bio-Psychology and continued his academic career at St. Thomas Aquinas College, earning a Masters in Secondary Education with a Biology Concentration. Prior to becoming a teacher, Kyle worked in the neuroscience field at the New York State Psychiatric Institute focusing on schizophrenia, utilizing laboratory skills and applying his knowledge of D1 and D2 receptors. He has experience working with a range of students, some with special needs, others who are learning advanced-level material. In addition to seeing Metutel students, Kyle is currently teaching in a Charter School in Brooklyn, NY.