Brooklyn Math Tutors was founded with a simple guiding philosophy: Make math fun, the process of learning enjoyable, and the rest follows.
To that end, Brooklyn Math Tutors seeks out teachers who are not only strong in math, but are also warm, well-rounded, dynamic human beings, able to inspire and connect with their students on an individual level.
Alexander Friedman – Founder
Alex has enjoyed tutoring math, science, and other technical topics since he was a teenager at Stuyvesant High School.
He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern University, worked as a Researcher at Carnegie Mellon, and did a brief stint as a technology consultant before leaving the corporate and academic worlds to tutor full time.
Having worked with kids, adults, and everyone in between, he came to see that math-phobia, uncertainty, and boredom – not a lack of innate talent – keeps most students from succeeding.
Kathleen Mulready – Director of Education
Kathleen Mulready is a dedicated educator who has worked both in schools and privately with K-12 students in math, reading, writing, and test preparation for almost two decades. Her students have attended district and city-wide public elementary and middle schools, specialized high schools, and private schools in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. Kathleen has guided students and parents through middle school, high school, and college admissions, and remains close with many of the families she has supported over the years. In addition to her teaching experience, Kathleen has developed and edited math content for curricula used by public school districts across the country.
As Director of Education, Kathleen ensures that all BMT students receive the best possible support to achieve their goals. Through comprehensive consultations with every family, Kathleen aims to gain a full picture of each student, matching them with a tutor who can meet their academic needs, as well as connect with them on a personal level.
Kathleen holds degrees from Tufts University and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, has obtained continuing education credits through the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and participated in two yearlong seminars with the National SEED Project. Kathleen serves on the board of directors for Amuse Singers, an NYC treble ensemble, as well as on the advisory board for the Old First Nursery School in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Kathleen lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.
Zeph Paradillo – Digital Content and Outreach Coordinator
Zeph brings a unique blend of creativity and digital expertise to her role at BMT. With a degree in Multimedia Arts, she has honed her skills in graphic design, social media management, content creation, and email outreach.
She produces and edits the ‘NYC Academic Solutions Podcast’ and leads social media campaigns that cleverly intertwine educational content with engaging math puzzles and humor, which you see on our Instagram account. Additionally, she is responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with other tutors and educators, enhancing BMT’s collaborative network, and facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships.
When she’s not creating social media posts or writing emails, you will find her in her cozy workshop, crafting and stitching costumes for conventions – a hobby that fuels her creativity and attention to detail in her work. She also deeply appreciates the beauty of nature, and never misses an opportunity to admire a good sunset from her rooftop.