Meet the Team at Allan Schneider Tutoring

The team is composed of professionals with experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Our tutors have assisted over 1000 students. We provide academic and test preparation services in Westchester County and nearby communities.

Tara Bandman-Allan Schneider Tutoring Tara Bandman

English, SAT Verbal and Writing, The College Essay

Tara has been teaching students the ins-and-outs of the SAT and the college essay since 1996. She has worked with countless students over the years and takes pride in having helped kids at all levels achieve their goals. In addition to tutoring students in SAT preparation,

Tara is a New York and Connecticut certified English teacher. She currently teaches English and writing at Ardsley High School in Ardsley, NY. Tara holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an Ed.M. from Harvard University and most recently an M.A. in English literature from Hunter College.

Joan Barickman - Allan Schneider TutoringJoan Barickman

English literature and writing; the verbal sections of the SAT I and II, ACT, GRE and MCAT; the verbal and math sections of the SSAT and ISEE, the College Essay; NY State English Language Arts Regents' Exam; and Study skills.

(Students from kindergarten through college)Joan is certified in NY and has taught in both public and private schools; from 1977 to 2004 she taught English in the Bedford, NY, public schools. She has also tutored students from public and private schools for over thirty years; she has demonstrated success with all types of learners. Joan has been recognized nationally and regionally for creating and using innovative methods of teaching, testing and teacher training; she was, for example, selected as the NYSAEA Teacher of the Year and the NIE Outstanding Teacher of Writing. She has also published several books and numerous articles on teaching and testing.

Ira Copperman - Allan Schneider TutoringIra Copperman

Math, Chemistry, and Physics

Since 2004, Mr. Copperman has led classroom and individual activities for PSAT/SAT prep, Regents exams, and SAT subject matter and advanced placement tests for more than 100 students.

Prior to his tutoring activities, Mr. Copperman worked for IBM, Reuters, and as a consultant in a variety of industries. During this time, he developed and delivered commercial education programs for groups and individuals reaching several thousand students. In addition, he managed a number of technical and project teams responsible for implementing several large-scale client activities. Mr. Copperman graduated from Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Il., with a BA in Government.

Judy Gartman - Allan Schneider TutoringJudy Gartman - Learning Coach


Judy provides an individualized, optimistic approach to developing reading strategies from remediation to enrichment.

Judy's approach: *Strategies*Making*Active*Readers*Think

teaches students from ages 5 (pre-kindergarten with readiness needs) to high school students with study skill problems. With 30 years of experience, Judy teaches learning strategies and at the same time, builds self esteem. Teaming with her students' teachers ensures success.

Judy is a caring professional who guides students with low pressure strategies and "a smile" in the following areas:

  • Reading-all levels from remediation to enrichment
  • Writing process and in the content areas
  • Study Skills- How to study for tests?
  • Vocabulary building
  • Orton-trained multisensory approach
  • Learning disabilities
  • NYS ELA (English and Language Arts)
  • Independent School Entrance Exam
  • ITBS prep

Judy started as a classroom teacher, became a parent and teacher trainer for her company, POP., and began her tutoring practice 20 years ago. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Hunter College in education, Judy received a MA in reading and certification in Educational Administration. Since that time, Judy felt her passion was working with students.

As her students say, "Judy makes it fun! With Judy, the words, quit and impossible don't exist!"

Linda Simon - Allan Schneider TutoringLinda Simon

Special Needs Students

Linda has 32 years of experience as a Special Education andCollaboration teacher in both Elementary and Middle School. She has also served many years as an education specialist at both Building and District CSE meetings. She is NYS Certified in Nursery and Elementary (K-6) as well as Special Education (K-12) and holds a Masters + 60 Credits.

Linda Simon can provide a wide range of services to students and their parents including: Special Education Tutoring, Learning Skills Development, preparation for elementary & middle school New York State Tests (ELA and math), Early Childhood Intervention, Educational Evaluations, IEP Assessment and Compliance Reviews, as well as Student/Parent Advocacy (and can be available to attend District Meetings with parents). Linda's geographic area includes Northern Westchester County and Lower Fairfield County. Visit her website for additional information.

I have a tutoring business. I had a problem student (SAT MATH) who had failed to make a connection with two of my tutors. I called Allan and he was able to eectively tutor this child to the delight of her and her parents. Easy grace, confidence and patience are Allan's strengths. He is great in tough situations. He is the man I call when I absolutely need the very best.
~ Larry H. (Scarsdale)

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