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. Inspired by the power of individualized instruction, he left Match in June 2004 to found Tutors for All. 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 have 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.
Director of Operations Christopher Baginski
Chris began his career at Tutors for All in the fall of 2009 as a Program Coordinator. He was promoted to Program Manager in the Spring of 2010 taking over at the Smith Leadership Academy Program. Before working with Tutors for All, Chris attained his Masters of Arts in International Relations from the University of Nottingham and worked as an ESL Teacher in Russia. In 2010-11 Chris handled grant writing and fundraising in conjunction with Executive Director Mark Destler. Together they successfully raised over $90,000 in operational funding through competitive grants and private donations.
Program Manager, Hannah DeAngelis
Hannah graduated from Colby College with a degree in Anthropology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies in 2012. After graduating she taught conflict resolution curriculum in two Boston Public Schools with the non-profit Peace First. She then went on to teach third grade at Edward Brooke Charter School in Roslindale. Hannah joined the Tutors for All team as a Program Coordinator working at the MGH Program in the spring of 2014. She is committed to bringing a social justice lens to her work developing curriculum and professional training for tutors.
Program Manager, Luisa Baginski
Luisa began her career at Tutors for All as a Math and Literacy Lead Tutor at Smith Leadership Academy and Community Charter School of Cambridge in Fall 2009. She went on to fill several roles, including Program Coordinator and Assistant to the Director of Programs before becoming the Program Manager of Prospect Hill Academy in Spring 2012. Prior to working at Tutors for All, Luisa graduated from the University of Derby in England with a Bachelors in Creative Writing. She went on to teach English as a Second Language in England, Russia, Italy, and finally Boston. She is currently spearheading our new Academic Success and College Readiness program in conjuction with the MGH Youth Scholars program, and has taken on the additional duties of Head of Curriculum and Training.
Tutor Support Coordinator Elizabeth Marshall
Liz graduated from Gettysburg College in May 2014 with a major in Religious Studies and minors in Education and Peace and Justice Studies. While in college, Liz spent time studying and working in Nepal and Kenya focusing on female empowerment through education. These experiences along with coordinating the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Gettysburg led her to want to pursue a career in the field of education. Liz is very excited to be serving at the Micah Fellow for 2014-2015 at Tutors for All and being part of a team that is working to close the achievement gap!