Our Team

Reena Joglekar, the founder of Enrich Learning LLC, has more than a decade of experience in one-on-one teaching and academic consultation. Reena holds a Master’s degree in Education from College of Saint Elizabeth, New Jersey. She also holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics from University of Mumbai, India.

Reena hails from a family of teachers and hence, teaching comes naturally to her. Reena started her career as an early childhood teacher where she was able to observe child psychology. Later during her experience as a one-on-one tutor, she realized how important a student-teacher relationship is in shaping a student’s future. She also published a research paper while at College of Saint Elizabeth focused on why student-teacher relationship is important for effective learning. She strongly believes “No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship.”

Throughout her experience, Reena built a strong rapport with her students and their parents. Often she would come home elated with the joy she saw on a student’s face when they scored well on tests or when they learned a new concept. This joy and the positive encouragement she received from many parents built the confidence to start her own learning center; Enrich Learning!

Sindhu Jacob, a patron of Enrich Learning LLC has decades of experience in education, finance, and computer science. Sindhu graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, along with a minor in Education from the City University of NY- City College. She completed her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Taxation from Seton Hall University, New Jersey. Sindhu is a master of all trades; she holds multiple licenses in different fields of study. Her expertise and dedication to sharing her experiences with others will serve as a great career resource for Enrich students.

As a mother of three young and vibrant daughters, Sindhu understands firsthand the stress that students and parents face every day about school. Being both a parent and an educator, Sindhu can provide valuable insight that will be helpful to aid students in achieving their goals. Enrich Learning has been Sindhu’s vision for years. As the Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis once said, “true teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” Sindhu will serve as a resource counselor at Enrich; her guidance and tenacity to work harder each day will serve as a great resource in pushing students to try their best and achieve their maximum potential.

Barbara O’Toole-Kivlon, the Education Director of Enrich Learning LLC. received her B.S. in Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude, from Seton Hall University in 1979. Barbara began teaching in the West Orange School District as an elementary teacher. She enjoyed a most successful teaching career, including a year teaching teachers about effective classroom instruction. Barbara received the Governor’s Teacher of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1988. Barbara holds a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University and, consequently, she was interviewed and hired to the Principal of West Orange’s Redwood Elementary School in 2002. Truly this opportunity to be the principal of such a fine school with an outstanding faculty, and wonderful students and parents for thirteen years, was most rewarding. The school enjoyed, and still does, a fine reputation for academic excellence and high achievement ratings. Upon retirement in June 2015, Barbara shared how fortunate and blessed she was to have spent her entire professional career in West Orange, New Jersey. Currently, Barbara is an Adjunct Professor at Caldwell University for the Department of Education.

Barbara believes that all students can learn. Students learn at different rates and in different ways. Students have different talents. Educators must determine the best practices and instructional strategies to support each student’s learning style. When students succeed and do well in school they develop the confidence in themselves to work conscientiously and to work to their potential. As John Dewey believed,” Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Students need to be taught so the learning is retained, connected and enjoyed. Students must be able to make real-life connections to their learning, to apply the learning to new situations and to think using higher levels of thinking.

As a member of the Enrich Learning team, Barbara looks forward to students developing their talents through enrichment opportunities and growing academically in varied subject areas. Becoming the best student is a journey that never ends. Even after retiring from a most successful education career, Barbara continues her learning journey working with her new students and new families at Enrich Learning.

Yuriy Choliy, Mathematics, Science and Chess Instructor at Enrich Learning, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry with minor in Mathematics from Rutgers University. He also pursued PHD program in Physical Chemistry from _September 2006 through January 2013. During this time, Yuriy has taught Physical Chemistry sequence as a Teaching Assistant at Rutgers University. He has a well-versed teaching experience that includes college-level mathematics (calculus sequence, probability, ordinary differential equations), physics (mechanics, electricity, and magnetism, introduction to quantum mechanics) and chemistry (General chemistry, Thermodynamics, Molecular Modeling ).

Yuriy is passionate about helping students excel in mathematics and natural sciences. He believes success in STEM area can be achieved by development of strong critical, analytical and problem-solving skills. Yuriy is also an avid Chess Player. It is commonly believed that practice of chess promotes brain growth by exercising both sides of the brain and will also raise IQ, memory improvement, and creativity. These are all skills that can be used throughout life to help kids get through tough times and take advantage of new opportunities.

In addition to teaching Yuriy is interested in research. He published several research papers in chemistry and mathematics, including a paper in prestigious magazine Science. Yuriy is looking forward to flourish creativity, curiosity, and imagination for Enrich students by raising new questions, viewing old problems from a new angle and thus opening a new door of possibilities.

Sarita Marthala, the Public Speaking and Communication instructor, received her master’s degree in Strategic Communication from Seton Hall University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Higher Education Leadership, Management & Policy and working on her dissertation. She is also an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University where she teaches Oral Communication and Oral Rhetoric courses to undergraduate students.

Sarita believes that public speaking and communication skills are paramount to student success academically as well as socially. She teaches kids the skills to overcome their fear of public speaking while communicating assertively, which she believes, not only improves their public speaking skills but also empowers them by boosting their self-confidence and can change how they view themselves. Strong public speaking skills and assertive communication techniques can help students build a positive self-concept that can influence every aspect of their life.

Ryan Gilligan, With his Masters Degree in Educational Technology, and years of experience teaching a variety of subjects at the elementary and middle school levels, Ryan is constantly looking for new ways to make learning fun for his students. Ryan began his career in education as a k-6 science and technology teacher in Garfield before finding a more permanent home in Oakland, NJ for four years as a 5th grade science specialist, and another five years as a technology and STEM / Robotics teacher. He is a firm believer in the tremendous benefits that come from a collaborative, project based learning approach to learning, and sees these experiences as wonderful simulations of the every day challenges that people face in the real world.

Kiana Davis, graduated from Montclair State University in January of 2017. While there, she received a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Studies with a School Concentration K-6. With her degree, Kiana also earned a NJ Teaching Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing for Elementary Education grades K-6. Kiana has been working with children since the young age of fourteen. She is a private tutor and child care provider with over 10 years of educational and child care experience. Her first day care center position as a teacher’s assistant was in the same daycare center she attended as a young toddler.

Her time working in her childhood daycare center inspired Kiana to later become a teacher and begin a career of working with children. Education and the overall betterment of children are Kiana’s passion. She has continued to dedicate her time to touching the lives of children since she was a teenager. She has worked in multiple day care centers, summer enrichment programs, been a one on one paraprofessional, and a substitute teacher. Kiana’s belief is that each child is special and possesses their own unique learning style. Therefore, her instruction is based on building children’s confidence, challenging them academically, and focusing on their specific educational needs. Kiana plans to continue educating children at Enrich Learning and teaching them that they can do whatever they set their minds to.

Kevin Mathew ,SAT, Math, and Robotics Instructor, alumni of the Academy for Math, Science, and Engineering in Morris County. He will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School and a potential Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania School of Applied Science and Engineering. He has taken math classes ranging from Statistics to AP Calculus and has attained 99th percentile scores in both the SAT and the ACT.

Kevin is passionate about robotics and is the captain and co-founder of the World Championship FTC team, eBorg Robotics. He believes that every child has the capacity to do well in all that they put their mind to whether it is taking the SAT or building a robot from scratch. Kevin enjoys teaching SAT because it kindles the creative side of the brain, with the critical reading questions, and the logical side with the word problems in math. He has also given presentations about his alma mater high school to prospective students and enjoys sharing the experiences he has had.