Executive Director and Founder Mark Destler
Mark oversees Tutors for All’s programs, staff, and relationships with client schools. In the summer of 2000, he left his job teaching 8th grade English and reading to join The Match School as a founding teacher and administrator. As consultant and then as Director of Title One and Tutorial at City on a Hill, he built Tutors for All programs that closed the achievement gap between African-American students at CoaH and Caucasian students state-wide. For this work he was named Boston Partners in Education’s Educator of the Year. As Director of Tutorial at Codman Academy, his programs contributed to student growth among the top seven districts in the state for three years running. Mark received his Bachelors in Religious Studies from Williams College in 1992 and his Masters in Teaching English from Brown University in 1995.
Program and Operations Manager Joseph Alvarez
Joseph manages our MGH Program and Operations for all of our program sites. After graduating from Boston University in 2013, Joseph spent two years an AmeriCorps service member. His first year he worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Waukesha, Wisconsin helping to oversee a youth mentorship program run through Carroll University and Waukesha County. His second year brought him back to Boston to serve as AmeriCorps fellow with Tenacity, serving at the Mario Umana Middle School in East Boston. His experiences from his service have made him passionate about education and bridging the achievement gap that exists here in Boston. In his spare time, Joseph loves to play soccer and tennis at Moakley Park or spend a nice day reading out on the Esplanade.
Program and Marketing Manager Sahar Hakim
Sahar is currently the Program Manager at Codman Academy. A Boston native, Sahar received a B.A. in English from Simmons College, and an M.A. in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. After spending a few years as a private tutor in Arabic and Qur’an studies for young children, Sahar came aboard in 2015 as a Program Coordinator at Codman Academy and Boston Green Academy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games with her mother.
Special Projects Associate Kyle Bejnerowicz
Kyle has recently come aboard as the Special Projects Associate at Tutors for All. A former Tutor and Lead Tutor at Codman Academy for three years, he is passionate about the work Tutors for All puts into ensuring its students’ success. Kyle recently received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from New England Conservatory, and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at both NEC and Northeastern University. In his free time, Kyle composes music in many styles and for a variety of instruments; but his real non-musical passion is cooking.
Marketing and Data Associate Aaron Hume
Aaron is a newer member of the team managing data collection and analysis as well as supporting our marketing efforts. As a former tutor with Tutors for All and lifelong Bostonian, he is committed to the continued growth of the program within the city. Aaron received a B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology from Columbia University, and would like to channel these interests into an expertise with advanced statistical modeling and data analytics. When away from work, Aaron enjoys traveling the world, coming home to his kittens, and hosting board game parties.