Meet the Staff

School Director

Alice Mauro

Welcome to tutor Time of Selden!
I have been happily working as Center Director of Tutor Time for 13 years. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Business management from Hofstra University and my experience includes over 22 years in the field of Early Childhood Education.
I am CPR and First Aid certified as well as MAT certified(certified to administer medications).

Please feel free to visit us at any time and meet our caring staff and experience our award winning program.

Assistant Director

Barbara Haughn

Hi and welcome to Tutor Time of Selden!

I have been with Tutor Time for 12 years and bring 35 years of experience in Early Childhood Education to my present position. I enjoy the time I spend here each day watching and listening to the children as they grow and learn and seeing how much the staff takes pride in each child's accomplishments. Becoming the Assistant Director has allowed me to use all of the information and tools I learned in my many years as a classroom teacher, knowing that we have an impact on a child's life at the earliest stages. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and your child.

INFANT ROOM

Carol Valetta

My name is Miss Carol and I am a Lead teacher in the Infant Room. I graduated from Saint mary's Hospital for children and worked at North Shore Hospital Pediatrics and Nursery for many wonderful years. I have a terrific husband, two sons and now two grandsons! I've been at Tutor Time for 14 years and love working with our Infants. I enjoy gardening, the beach and my family.

TODDLER ROOM

Rose Cotty

My name is Miss Rose and I am a Lead Teacher in the Toddler room. I've been with Tutor Time for 10 years. I went to school for Early Childhood Development and immediately knew working with younger children is what I wanted to do. I love spending time with my husband and my 19 month old son and reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I enjoy working with my class because everything is so new to them. Watching them explore with sensory projects and perfecting their motor skills always puts a smile on my face.

TWADDLER ROOM

Marie Cavanaugh

My name is Miss Marie and I have been working at Tutor Time for over 10 years now. I went to college to study early Childhood and currently hold a Child Development's Associate. When we sing songs and practice our letters my children always put a smile on my face. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.

PRESCHOOL 3A

Maryann Laudando

My name is Miss Maryann and I am the lead teacher of the preschool 3A classroom. I have been a teacher at Tutor time for over 10 years. I attended St. John's University and hold a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education(n-6). I live in Coram with my husband and 2 children, both who have attended Tutor Time. My hobbies include art and music. My goal is to partner learning with nurturing and building self confidence.

Pre-K 4A

Theresa Racioppo

My name is Miss Terry and i am the lead Teacher of Pre-k 4A. I have been working in the Early Childhood field for over 20 years and my degree is in Education. My class loves to play so many of our learning games. This age group just soaks everything up like a sponge and I am so priveleged to experience it with them. I enjoy quiet nights watching television and traveling.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Erik Haughn

My name is Mr. Erik. I am the Lead Teacher of the After School Program. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education(Birth-Grade 6)and I am dual certified in General and special Education. I've been working with children for 5 years now. We encourage teamwork and positive attitudes in the Village classroom. In my free time I enjoy running and being active with my friends. I also enjoy spending time with my family and German Shepher Abby.

TUTOR TIME KITCHEN

Michele DeFlora

My name is Miss Michele and I am the cook here at Tutor Time. I hold a Food Manager's Certificate and have been with Tutor Time for over 10 years now and love to cook. I am married with 3 children and enjoy spending time with my family. My job here is a fulfilling one for me. I truly enjoy greeting your children each morning and cooking for them. It makes me smile when they greet me excitedly when I deliver their meals to their classrooms. My specialty in my kitchen is my "magic green beans".