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 Business Development, Christopher Baginski
Christopher 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, 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.
Program Manager, Kwabena Boaten-Adusei
Kwabena came to Tutors for All in the Fall of 2012 as a lead tutor. The following Fall, he became a Program Coordinator and in January of 2014, he was promoted to Program Manager. Kwabena is set to graduate from Tufts University in May 2014 with a BA in Clinical Psychology and Spanish. Having emigrated from Ghana to attain a better education, and a former Massachusetts public school student, Kwabena hopes to use his experiences in both urban and suburban public schools towards bridging the achievement gap in the city of Boston.
Tutor Recruitment Coordinator, Charlotte Mostertz
Charlotte graduated from Tufts University in 2013 with magna cum laude honors in both History and English literature. As an undergraduate she was appointed the Head Writing Fellow at Tufts Academic Resource center, which helped her to discover her passion for education and teaching. Charlotte is honored to join the Tutors for All team and to begin her year of service as a VISTA—she is fully committed to promoting social justice and bridging the achievement gap!
Tutor Support Coordinator, Samantha Nardi
Samantha joins Tutors for All as the 2013-2014 Micah Fellow, filling the role of Tutor Support Coordinator. Samantha graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in May 2013 with a degree in Psychology. She found that her service and campus ministry experiences at Holy Cross were the most joyful and fulfilling. Samantha is thrilled to be spending a year with Tutors for All and excited to contribute to closing the achievement gap for the students of Boston.
Development Coordinator, Esther Gonzalez
Esther graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Political Science in 2013. While at Wellesley she worked in the Office of Annual Giving and served as the General Manager of WZLY, the college radio station, managing an annual operating budget of $36,000. She was also a Marketing and Communications Intern at St. Johns Regional Medical Center in California and a Support Person with the international education non-profit Global Learning. Serving with Global Learning inspired her interest in nonprofit capacity building.