Meet The Team

edited-resized-kira-headshotKira Bucca is the co-founder of NYC Tutoring, and has a Master’s in Psychology as well as a degree in Neuroscience.

She has been tutoring math since high school, where she was the head of the National Honors Society tutoring program. She also worked as a TA during her graduate studies, and has become a tutor and role model to students of all ages. In addition to having a scientific and technical academic past, Kira also pursues her interests in the arts, especially in fashion photography. Her diverse background allows her to find different real-life references to help a student better understand the material.

Kira enjoys building strong positive relationships with students that continue long after the lessons are over.


headshot-tutoringGreg May is the co-founder of NYC Tutoring. Formerly a technical writer, journalist, and editor, he manages several websites in addition to his work in education.

With perfect scores on the English portion of the SAT and several of the subject areas, he’s also a Telluride Association affiliate and has a degree in Computer Science from George Washington University. Having served as a tutor and teacher for over a thousand students over six years, he’s worked everywhere from the DC Public School system to the elite prep academies of Beijing, China.

As a consultant, he’s worked with organizations including the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. Greg has also helped in the development of smartphone applications, reaching over a million users, and has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Appleā€™s own iPhone ads. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.


tam-headshot-resizedTam Nguyen holds a Master of Science in Biology from New York University. His experience in the Natural Sciences includes working at the American Museum of Natural History as Scientific Assistant. In addition to laboratory experience, Tam also has taken part in several scientific expeditions including field research in Madagascar, Vietnam, and the US South West. He has worked as a TA and as a tutor during his graduate studies. He has taught Biology and Chemistry at the high school level and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in Biology at Medgar Evers College.




gmatStephen Herbert is a math tutor with 10 years experience focusing on standardized tests. He has received a perfect score on the SAT, GRE (3 times), and the GMAT. With a Math degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, he has worked as an Electrical Engineer at startups, a Computer Scientist for IBM, and an IT consultant. Stephen has developed an impressive understanding of the tests, doing thousands of practice tests and problems while helping hundreds of clients over the past decade get into great grad programs.