HCDC continues to EXCEL!

Hampton Country Day Camp is excited to announce that we have teamed up with four experienced, highly-respected New York City tutors for the upcoming summer and camp parents can now sign-up for private, individualized, supplemental education services for their children AT CAMP! As we continually look to improve our camp program, we recognize the importance of “continued education” and look forward to providing our camp families with the option to connect with a tutor for any preparation needed over the summer. Each of the tutors below are well-versed in a wide array of disciplines and offer specially designed test preparation. In everything we do at Hampton Country Day Camp, building self-esteem and self-confidence is at the forefront of our mission – each of the tutors share our philosophy on child development and are eager to help develop skills for success. If you are interested in learning more about our tutors or have questions about our ‘EXCEL’ tutoring program, please call us and we’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please note there is an additional charge for this service.

Frieda’s philosophical approach is to teach students to learn to read so that they will have the ability to read to learn. She utilizes an organized and detail-oriented approach and creates individualized and original learning materials for students. Frieda’s work empowers students to “try” by using positive reinforcement by instilling confidence and a love of reading in her students in the early grades.

As a former NYC K-6 teacher, Frieda understands the necessity of getting a solid reading foundation as early as possible. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are a perfect time to implement a comprehensive literacy model – one that blends phonics, fluency, and comprehension through engaging materials and activities. Frieda has successfully utilized this approach with my students who attend or have attended various independent schools, such as Horace Mann, Dalton, Fieldston, Riverdale, Grace Church, Stephen Gaynor School, Abraham Joshua Heschel, etc.

Frieda has worked in collaboration with a literacy consultant for nine years and a school psychologist for eight years. Her work with these two literacy professionals involved establishing and implementing both intervention and enrichment programs. Through this collaborative effort, Frieda has become familiar with various reading benchmark assessments, test preparation and the interpretation of results which enable her to customize instruction with creative and inventive materials. Frieda has been very successful in assisting children to reach their academic potential.

Renee Baritz has been a private tutor since 2004. She works with children in Pre-K-Eighth grade. Renee specializes in the creation of tailored programs for individual students in reading, math and English. Her goal is to help her students achieve academic competence, while building their self-esteem and confidence. Renee is certified in Stern Mathematics Program and Wilson Language Training Program. She also provides a full range of test preparation for all ages.

Renee loves working with children of all ages and maintains an easy-going atmosphere to ensure the best success. Prior to private tutoring, Renee was a Special Education for children with learning disabilities. She also worked as an Elementary School teacher.

Renee holds an MS in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education, a BA in Elementary Education from George Washington University and an MSW from Hunter School of Social Work. Renee is married with two children.


Robin Keslonsky-Jahoda comes from a family of educators, teaching is in her blood and so becoming a classroom teacher has been a natural progression in the development of her professional career.

Robin graduated from college with a degree in Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology. After working as a teacher of speech and language improvement in several New York City schools and subsequently receiving her Master’s Degree in English and Writing, Robin worked as an educator in Japan. It was during this international experience that Robin realized her true passion for educating children.

Robin has worked as a high school English teacher in the New York City public schools. For the past eleven years, Robin has tutored children in elementary through middle school in all academic subject areas. Robin believes in the importance of developing a strong rapport with her students. By creating a calm and encouraging environment Robin can bring out the best in her students academically. She recognizes that her students may have different learning styles and tailors her instruction to meet their individual needs.

Robin strives to help students develop strong organizational and independent study skills. She provides academic support for all test preparation, remediation and enrichment.

Robin is so pleased to be able to combine two avenues of her life that bring her such joy… Teaching and Camp.

Jessica Korenblatt is a Kindergarten teacher at Rodeph Sholom School in New York City. She has been teaching there since 2007. Additionally, she has been working as private tutor for many children who attend the New York City private schools. She received her Master’s Degree in reading and literacy specialty from Teachers College, Columbia University and her undergraduate degree in Education and Psychology from Skidmore College. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham, a program that is designed to help children who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing. Her passion and love for working with children creates an environment where children can have fun, take risks and feel confident.

Her specialty is working with early childhood children and preparing them for their upcoming school year. She has experience working with children in preparation for the ERBS and teaches them important skills that can help children be successful in school, home, and different environments. Jessica has a lot of experience working with young children and teaching the introductory skills on how to become independent readers and writers.

Jessica feels strongly that children need to feel a love and an excitement for learning to be successful. She individualizes each program to meet a child’s needs and develops instructional games to teach specific skills. She develops each program based on a child’s needs to be successful and does informal assessments to make sure they are progressing.

Communication is key to success. Jessica communicates frequently with parents and, during the school year, teachers and learning specialists. She believes that this communication ensures that everyone is working together to meet the child’s needs. Jessica has many clients who attend Buckley, Allen Stevenson, Collegiate, St. Bernards, Spence, The JCC, Episcopal, 92 St Y, etc. She has many colleagues and relationships with the learning specialists at many NYC private schools and is very familiar with their programs and curriculum.

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