Ari Fodeman

Ari F.

Marblehead, MA

Lesson Details



Ari delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2006

Hello there! My name is Ari, and I am a MA in Government graduate student living in Marblehead. I have been tutoring for 8+ years and working in education/childcare generally for about 10 years. I have worked with kids of all ages (elementary to college) in all major subjects and several specialties.

I have worked with individuals with several types of learning, social, and emotional complications. I have worked with several learning styles and therein take an adaptive teaching approach. I see tutoring as not pure pedantry, but a constructive process whereby the student, the student's parent(s) (if involved) and myself regularly discuss the style of the tutoring sessions as well as the student's study habits as appropriate by age.

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Dec 2014 - Present

I am an independent contractor for FrogTutoring, through which I tutor all ages in all subjects and for all standardized tests. FrogTutoring finds clients for me, I schedule with them independently, and FrogTutoring takes a cut, much in the same way that I am an independent contractor with

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Oct 2014 - Present
Boston Tutoring Services

I am an independent contractor for BTS, through which I tutor all ages in all subjects and for all standardized tests. BTS finds clients for me, I schedule with them independently, and BTS takes a cut, much in the same way that I am an independent contractor with

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Assistant Camp Director
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Christchurch School

I worked as the Assistant Camp Director until July 1st and then as the Off-Water Director until August 1st. I helped design and implement curriculum/programming as well as catalog and prepare materials for said programming. I also trained staff as well as counseled both staff and campers. I personally ran all Off-Water programming in Sports, Games, Arts and Crafts; I regularly adjusted and improved on programming based on a series of indicators, including age, gender, abilities, interests, and a variable set of restrictions and opportunities.

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Teaching Assistant
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
American University

I was awarded a paid teaching assistantship to help Dr. Stoodley prepare material for, teach, and test 140 students in her Psychology as a Natural Science class. I developed quizzes and supplemental reading materials, ran review sessions, proctored exams, and lead discussions on supplemental material.

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Day Camp Counselor & CIT/LIT Instructor
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Washington DC JCC

I trained, supervised and coordinated the Counselors-In-Training for the JCC's day camp program. I also acted as a counselor myself, therein entertaining, teaching and supervising children. I often worked extra hours to supervise kids who stayed late.

After School Childcare Provider
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Brookwood School

I entertained, taught and supervised young children after school. I also coordinated their transportation inside and outside the school as well as their activity participation.

Family Camp Director & Nerf Sports Instructor
May 2012 - Dec 2012
North Shore YMCA

As the Family Camp Director of Children's Island, I oversaw the Family Camping program where families, boy/girl scouts and other groups could spend the day, evening and/or overnight on the island. I entertained the families, maintained the island grounds and supervised a staff of counselors and maintenance crew.

As a Nerf Sports Instructor, I planned and implemented Nerf class for young children. I taught them discipline with properly firing and aiming the Nerf blasters. I taught them strategy and teamwork via various games and exercises using the blasters. I also cleaned, cataloged, and otherwise maintained the Nerf equipment.

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Overnight Camp Counselor
May 2011 - Aug 2011
GuardUp! Inc.

I worked as an overnight LARP camp cabin counselor for the very 1st session of NERF Camp and 2 sessions of Wizards and Warriors Camp. "LARP" stands for "Live Action Role Play [game]," a improvisational acting, strategy and sports game. As a LARP counselor, I was not only a camp counselor but an actor and referee. We operated with earpieces and radios such that we could interact with the kids while simultaneously receiving updates or instructions from HQ. The plot constantly changed based on the children's choices, and we were given vague instructions and limits within which to adapt to those choices. This was by far the most challenging job I ever worked. I supervised children 24/7, acted for about 12+ hours, and often took a leadership or instructional role. We worked to make the experience safe, fun, and educational.

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Teaching Assistant & Chaperone
Jan 2006 - Dec 2009
Temple Emanu-El

I assistant taught Sunday School at Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead. I also helped with events: set up, cooking, chaperoning, filmography, and clean up.


MA in Government
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
The Interdisciplinary Institute of Herzliya
Interdisciplinary Studies
Aug 2010 - May 2014
American University
Aug 2010 - May 2014
American University
High School Diploma
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Marblehead High School


Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


First Aid & CPR
Jun 2013
American Heart Association


GEFAP paid teaching assistantship award
Aug 2013
American University
Distinguished Diplomat
Dec 2010
American University

Photos & Videos

Photo by Ari F.

A photo from my family trip to Spain this past summer (2014)

A photo from my family trip to Spain this past summer (2014).
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katja Mar 9, 2017
History · Online

Ari is Awesome! My daughter is about to turn 14, and has been having a lot of trouble getting history to "stick". She likes mythology and ancient history, but anything after the Fall of Rome - forget it! In one ear and out the other!
Enter Ari - he's totally turned that frown upside down! She's actually excited about the stuff they talk about, and she feels confident that she'll be caught up and ready to move into high school with some strength in history, instead of dread! In fact, she's even talking about trying for honors history!!
Ari is enthusiastic and engaging, and motivating! YAY!

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