Supervisory Team

The Organizational Tutors Supervisors

Our supervisors are experts with backgrounds in psychology, literacy, cognition, and education with additional ongoing training to help our teams be at the forefront of the field. They’re responsible for matching students with their ideal tutor after assessing the student’s cognitive, developmental, and academic needs, as well as their personality and interests. Supervisors also oversee and mentor our tutors in order to help them learn and grow, and to ensure our students are receiving the most effective interventions. Get to know the people behind the Organizational Tutors supervisory team.

Anna Levy-Warren, Ph.D.

Founder, CEO, & Supervisor

Born and raised in New York City, Anna attended Bank Street School for Children and the Dalton School. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the City University of New York.

In 2005, she established a network of individuals with advanced degrees in cognition and education to help students and adults with executive functioning difficulties and other complex learning profiles. The student-centered aspects of this network later came to be known as Organizational Tutors. As the head of the network, Anna serves as matchmaker to connect individuals with the right tutors and actively supervises and manages the network.

Anna is published and licensed in the field of psychology and a member of the American Psychological Association. She co-founded Dwellness, which provides in-home therapy and teletherapy for individuals and families. She also offers executive functioning and leadership training for adults to executives, entrepreneurs, educational and business teams, and other professionals through an affiliated company, STEEL Advising. She enjoys giving talks to PTAs, parent groups, teachers, and learning teams.

Operations Director

Katie Barzee

Katie Barzee is Operations Director at Organizational Tutors. She is a graduate of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics...

Katie Barzee is Operations Director at Organizational Tutors. She is a graduate of the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics and Duke University where she earned a B.A. with Distinction, magna cum laude in Earth & Ocean Sciences and Minors in Environmental Science & Policy and French Studies. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Her professional experience includes three years as a Litigation Paralegal at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, two and a half years on the Investment Team at a Midtown hedge fund, and several years running her own business management consultancy practice. A dancer at heart, Katie teaches Zumba and group fitness classes at local gyms and at the invitation of other groups. Katie also directs Operations at OT’s sister company Dwellness In-Home Psychological Services PLLC.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR & SUPERVISOR

Samantha Fair, MA

Samantha Fair is a New York State professionally certified educator, former school administrator, and early learning consultant with over twelve years...

Samantha Fair is a New York State professionally certified educator, former school administrator, and early learning consultant with over twelve years of professional experience working with children, parents, and educators. Samantha received her MA in Early Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2010 and later joined Organizational Tutors in 2015 as an executive function coach. In this role, she utilizes her extensive background in progressive pedagogy to help her students gain crucial executive function skills, develop a growth mindset, and maintain their love of learning by feeling more confident at school. In 2018, Samantha became Organizational Tutors’ Program Director, working closely with Anna Levy-Warren to ensure the smooth functioning of the professional network and acting as a resource for tutors, supervisors, and families. Samantha approaches her work from a holistic perspective, taking into account a child and family’s full system: academic, social, emotional and even nutritional (as a certified child and family health coach).
SUPERVISOR

Bari Hillman, Ph.D.

Bari (Scheckner) Hillman attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Biological Basis of Behavior, and then went on to receive her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis)...

Bari (Scheckner) Hillman attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Biological Basis of Behavior, and then went on to receive her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She has worked for Organizational Tutors since 2016.

As an Organizational Tutor, Bari tailors interventions to maximize clients’ progress, awareness of barriers, and sense of self-efficacy. Her strength-based approach highlights students' intrinsic motivations to foster rapport, confidence, independence, and increased understanding of the learning process. Similarly, Bari’s approach to supervision utilizes a problem-solving and team-based approach that supports tutors in working effectively with families, schools, and other supports and maximizes students’ success.

SUPERVISOR

Robert Cox Jr., Ph.D.

Robert (Bobby) Cox Jr. earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. There he specialized in neuropsychological testing...

Robert (Bobby) Cox Jr. earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. There he specialized in neuropsychological testing of children and adults, in providing bilingual and bicultural therapy, and in investigating and working towards the integration of physical health and mental health. Bobby holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and a BA in English Literature and Hispanic Linguistics, with a Minor in Psychology, from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Bobby has taught Spanish and English literacy to children in grades PK-8 in New Orleans through Teach for America and has also taught in New York City magnet elementary schools. Bobby integrates his experience as a classroom teacher and as a psychologist-in-training to tailor tutoring to the unique needs of each student, attending to psychological, biological, and academic factors that influence a student's ability to excel in educational settings.

Bobby supervises NYC-based tutoring and supervises or coordinates supervision of all tutoring in New Jersey.

SUPERVISOR

Julia Niego, MS

Julia Niego holds a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience and an MS in Neuroscience and Education from Columbia University/Teacher’s College, the country’s first integrative graduate program...

Julia Niego holds a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience and an MS in Neuroscience and Education from Columbia University/Teacher’s College, the country’s first integrative graduate program to link educational theory with cognitive neuroscience research. In 2007 she co-founded a private preschool in Brooklyn, New York, and spent the next eight years developing and teaching progressive curricula and working school-wide as a developmental support specialist. Since 2012 she has worked as an Organizational Tutor and consultant, supporting children in preschool through fourth grade in building executive functions, a growth mindset, and strong academic selves.
SUPERVISOR

Elizabeth Geiger, Ph.D.

Elizabeth (Liz) Geiger earned a Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology department at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has extensive training and experience working both clinically...

Elizabeth (Liz) Geiger earned a Ph.D. from the Counseling Psychology department at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has extensive training and experience working both clinically and educationally with individuals with learning disabilities, attentional/executive functioning difficulties, as well as more generalized academic struggles. Liz has experience working clinically with clients who experience anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. She is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Vivian Mougios, conducting neuropsychological evaluations for students with learning difficulties and providing individualized remediation planning to optimize learning. Liz is trained in the Wilson Reading System, which targets areas of phonological awareness, spelling, and reading comprehension.

Liz looks forward to working with clients and their family members to best meet the client’s individual needs, to cultivate the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work, and in life.

SUPERVISOR

Megan Gaffney, MFA

Megan Gaffney holds a certificate in Educational Therapy from the University of California, Riverside, and is currently pursuing board certification as an educational therapist...

Megan Gaffney holds a certificate in Educational Therapy from the University of California, Riverside, and is currently pursuing board certification as an educational therapist. She has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in English and Theatre Arts and an MFA in Classical Acting from George Washington University and the Shakespeare Theatre.

In her ten years as an organizational tutor and executive functioning/academic coach, Megan has employed a strength-based approach, building students’ confidence while simultaneously teaching and fine-tuning the skills that will lead to academic independence and deeper intellectual engagement. Megan has worked with students with a range of complex neuropsychological profiles such as ADHD, dyslexia and reading impairment, and processing issues.

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