For students enrolled in traditional schools back home, we work intently to coordinate with their schools’ teachers and administrators so as to mirror their classmates’ routines and curriculums. For those who require online distance learning programs, we develop academic plans that facilitate familiar relationships between tutors and students while maintaining the flexibility of remote learning.  We offer flexible scheduling—both in person or via FaceTime—in our continued attempt to accommodate the distinct needs of our students and their families.

At OMA, we customize each child’s academics within a school-like, social environment that is perfect for young students.  By attending to every component of our students’ scholastic lives, we eliminate any concerns over lessons lost or assignments missed.  We uphold the highest quality of education while engaging young minds in an exciting, fun-filled, and individualized atmosphere.

We founded OMA with the philosophy that all children can achieve success when taught effectively. We individualize and customize every service we offer to target the specific needs of each child. Our certified teachers work arduously to ensure they meet the academic and social-emotional needs of their students. 

Our goal is for everyone to be learning, engaged and having fun!

The Masterminds Behind Open Minds

Sara Frost, M.Ed.

Co-founder & Director of Academics

Sara Frost holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education, grades K-12. She holds her teaching certificate in grade PreK through 3rd Grade. She comes to OMA with many years of experience working with children of all ages in and out of the classroom. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Sara lives in Wellington with her husband, Brian, and children, Ethan and Addison.

Tyler Shernoff, M.Ed.

Co-founder & Director of Operations

Tyler Shernoff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University and a Master’s Degree in Education and School Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in the Wellington Equestrian community since 2010 and is passionate about customizing education programs to accommodate student athletes’ unique needs. Tyler lives in Wellington with her children, Anna and Evan.

Meet the OMA team

Core-Academic Tutors

Katherine Romero, M.Ed.

Jamie Zimmelman

Melissa Dill

Tracy Stuba, M.Ed

Isabel Hernandez, M.Ed

Laurie Radman

Sara Hyams, M.Ed

Hunter Thompson

Enrichment Tutors

Lenny Corrigan
computer coding

Ivana Mlinar

Jennifer Thaw
brain games

Jolie Izenwasser

Melissa Traino

Dara Lustig

After-School Tutors

Rosemary Mastrapa, M.Ed.

Rachel Small

Natalie Bennett, M.Ed

Erica Thompson, M.Ed

Kasey Verneer, M.Ed

Kristen Licht, M.Ed

Melissa Illance Soto, M.Ed

Minka Hoffberg, M.Ed., NBCT.

Jessica Rosenfeld, M.Ed

Anais Armas, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer Valentine, Ed.S., NCSP

School Psychologist