"We originally hired Swan Mai to tutor our 8 year old to help strengthen his math skills. Within a few month, he improved his skills and confidence to a point where he was exceeding grade expectations in most math areas. Swan is very thorough, conscientious, caring and proactive in her approach. Following an initial evaluation, she planned and implemented daily homework in line with his needs and measured progress. We have been very happy with Swan's work and as a result, have hired her to help our other two children as well (ages 5 and 10)." August 26, 2014



"I hired Swan to tutor my 11 year old son in math. My son was having difficulty grasping some 5th-grade math concepts in school, particularly breaking down word problems and understanding what was being asked and how to set up the appropriate equations. Swan's creative, research-based, visual and tactile approach, coupled with her obvious high intelligence, wonderful interpersonal skills, and spirit of fun facilitated my son to discover alternative ways to approach the curriculum he's currently learning in school, but also to prepare him for the curriculum he'll be encountering in subsequent grades. Swan worked well beyond the tutoring hour, thoroughly preparing for each session and providing after-session summaries of what was accomplished during the hour and also providing specific strategies for my wife and me to work with my son going forward ("practice, practice, practice" is her mantra!). Swan does not "give a fish;" instead, she teaches pupils and parents" how to fish." March 6, 2013



"Swan has been tutoring my 6 year old son for the past few months and we are extremely pleased with the results. She helped us to evaluate the areas we should focus on with him and then creatively structured lessons to suit his interests. She was further able to work closely with my son's school thus maximizing the efficiency of both settings. It is also worth noting how incredibly helpful and flexible she has been with scheduling our sessions.” July 10, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Swan as a tutor in 2012


“Swan is a dedicated educator with a deep understanding of children, and effective pedagogical techniques. She focused on each child as a unique individual and partnered with parents to develop their child's individual abilities and character. Swan created an effective learning environment in her classroom which was caring, thoughtful, and open to exploration.” February 2, 2012 



“Swan was our son's Montessori teacher for three years. In those three years, specifically because of Swan's incredible knowledge, experience and partnership, our son blossomed - growing not only intellectually, but just as importantly, both socially and emotionally.

I am so excited for Swan to begin this next phase of her career. Her work, I think, will result in a deeper and broader understanding for us all on some of the most effective methodologies for teaching young students.

Swan is an amazing individual. Extremely hard-working and very bright. My husband and I - as well as our son - have all been inspired by her and appreciate the opportunity that we had to work with and learn from her.” October 12, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

hired Swan as a Montessori Teacher in 2007


“As a parent, I think that Swan's keen interest in neuroscience has offered her students the advantage of a teacher who had a multi-faceted enthusiasm for their well-being and education. With a one-year gap when Swan moved within the school to establish her own classroom, for the past seven years each of my children in turn has had the privilege of being a student of Swan's. While my eldest was influenced by Swan's role in the classroom as an associate, I also saw how Swan grew into a confident lead teacher in her own classroom when she taught my younger two children as well.” October 12, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

hired Swan as a teacher in 2004, and hired Swan more than once


“Swan was our son's teacher from Pre-school through Kindergarten. She was absolutely incredible and our son just loved having her as his teacher. Swan was very patient with him and taught him to be more independent. He was able to focus his energy and be calmer and more focused. She worked very closely with us on his areas of development and I don't think we could have had a better experience with another teacher.
Our son still fondly remembers Swan as his favorite teacher and terribly misses the time he spent in her class.” October 10, 2011

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

hired Swan as a Child Care Provider in 2006


“Swan has taught each of my three daughters (10, 7 and 4 years old) during their preschool and kindergarten years at Kingsley Montessori in Boston. I've known her since 2004, and her dedication to Montessori methodologies over the years has given me the confidence that Montessori has been an excellent foundation for my girls. Testimony to her influence, has been my eldest started reading at the early age of 4. I can honestly say Swan's influence has positively directly impacted my daughters future, and for that I will forever be grateful to her.” October 9, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

hired Swan as a Educator in 2004, and hired Swan more than once


“Swan taught my son for two years and the progress he made in that time period was beyond our expectations. Our son went from a shy boy to a confident little boy who truly loves learning. Swan worked closely with him through the entire two years and especially the last six months of the second year where we saw the most dramatic increase in his learning curve. Swan utilizes traditional Montessori learning mixed with newer educational techniques that really worked well for our son.” October 6, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

hired Swan as a Educational in 2009


“Swan's ability to take research and studies on child development and translate it to the day to day of her Montessori classroom has always impressed me. She had the respect and attention of her multi-age, multi-level classroom at all times during my classroom observations and was able to successfully impart the various lessons she taught. As a Montessori practioner, she also taught the children how to teach themselves (empowered them as leaders of their own learning) as well as how to teach each other.” October 5, 2011



“Swan Mai is an experienced Montessori teacher. I have know Swan as a colleague at Kingsley Montessori School for 7 years. Her knowledge of each student and their learning styles ensures that she is able to bring out the best in each child. She is a thoughtful colleague, encouraging collaboration with the fellow teachers at Kingsley. It is a pleasure to work with her.” May 10, 2011

Tanya, Lead teacher, Kingsley Montessori School
worked directly with Swan at Kingsley Montessori School


“I have worked as Swan's assistant for the last two years. She is a knowledgeable educator that allies the Montessori philosophy with the latest brain research. She knows and treats her students individually and is able to guide and challenge them through their social, emotional and academic development.
Swan is an active listener, strong leader and trustful partner. I hope to inspire and encourage my assistant in the way she did with me.” August 11, 2010

Anna, Assistant Teacher, Kingsley Montessori School
worked directly with Swan at Kingsley Montessori School


“We have known Swan for 6 years and we have had the pleasure of having her teach both of our children at the preschool level. Swan is an amazing teacher because she balances the emotional side of the child with the intellectual side to get great results with all different types of kids. Swan is just one of those special people that knows what makes kids "tick." Our first son was needy for attention and an over-achiever - he had a special relationship with Swan, a special trust that she knew him and understood him. She has a kind firmness that the kids respect. Geoffrey (now 8) thrived with her teaching and direction. Our younger son Teddy (now 5) was a bit more rebellious and independent - she let him explore, find his own way to accomplish things, yet insist in the right timing that he come back and focus on the task at hand. Her ability to work with him, earn his trust in a very different way and get him to feel he was in control allowed Swan to "get into his world" and push his boundaries and thinking. Teddy is a confidant and creative kid proud to be entering kindergarten - Swan has done wonders to prepare him for his next adventure. We requested Swan as a teacher once we had her for our first son. We know we made the right decision. Swan is soft spoken, but incredibly powerful in her delivery. She has the respect and attention from the kids and parents - what more could we have asked for in an education specialist!” July 23, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

hired Swan as a Education in 2005


“Swan is a fantastic teacher! Her students respond to her approach, which is a blend of compassion and interest with an eye to challenging her students to the next level. Swan views the parent-teacher relationship as a collaboration to advance the best interest of the child. I can't say enough about how my daughter benefitted from Swan's teaching style.” May 16, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

hired Swan as a Child Care Provider in 2007


“Swan is an amazing early childhood education teacher. She is committed to her students and is able to use her expertise in teaching along with her knowledge of the brain's development to build programs that help children. She is kind and supportive of children and their families. I was fortunate to have her as my son's teacher.” May 7, 2010

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

hired Swan as a Teacher in 2003


“I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing, working and supervising Swan for 4 years. Swan is an intelligent, caring, energetic early childhood professional. Her priorities when with the children is their well being and education, she is able to see each child as an individual and work with their strengths and develop areas of challenge for the children. Swan is a teacher who seeks to learn all she can about the field of early childhood and education and has spent considerable personal time and resources learning about brain development and she has been able to incorporate what she has learned to impact her teaching style.

Swan is a teacher that challenges herself to be the best she can be in the classrooms with children, parents and her colleagues.” February 19, 2010

Myra, Director of Early Childhood, Kingsley Montessori School
managed Swan at Kingsley Montessori School

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