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 16 years. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Business management from Hofstra University and my experience includes over 25 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 16 years and bring 40 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.


Rose Cotty

My name is Miss Rose and I am a Lead Teacher in the Infant room. I've been with Tutor Time for 12 + 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 children 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.


Lisa Haughn

My name is Lisa Haughn and I am the Lead Teacher of the Toddler room. I have been at Tutor Time since 2008. I have worked with every age group from Infants up to age 12. I am currently completing my CDA in Early Childhood Education. I love watching our toddlers learning new skills, especially talking. It's fun to hear them tell stories. I enjoy spending time with my family and my German Shepherd, Abby. I also enjoy playing soccer with my team, the Stony Brook Elite


Marie Cavanaugh

My name is Miss Marie and I have been working at Tutor Time for over 13 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.


Jennifer Colon

My name is Jennifer Colon and I am the lead teacher of the Twaddler Classroom. I graduated from Dowling College with my degree in Education. I also have experience as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts. I'm looking forward to the excitement on your children's faces when they are learning something new! I also enjoy spending time with my three beautiful children!


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 15 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.

Preschool 3B

Jessica Yacobellis

My name is Jessica Yacobellis and I am the Lead Teacher of Pre-K 3B. I graduated from St. Joseph's College with my degree in Education and have over six years experience working within the field of education. I am very excited about working with your children" I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Pre-K 4A

Kaitlyn Side

My name is Kaitlyn Side and I am the lead Teacher of Pre-K 4A. I have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Cambridge, Massachusetts. I resided in Boston for several years before moving back with my Australian Shepherd, Remington. I am certified in working with ESL children and have spent time practicing all kinds of early teaching methods ranging from Montessori to Reggio. I love working with children and am excited to be a part of the Tutor Time family.


Morgan Lafond

I have always loved working with children and working with your children is a dream. I am currently completing my Early Childhood Degree at Suffolk Community College. I enjoy spending free time with my very large family and all of my friends.


Michele DeFlora

My name is Miss Michele and I am the cook here at Tutor Time. I 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".