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The Child Study Institute
Bryn Mawr College
Wyndon Avenue & Roberts Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (610) 526-5900
Fax: 610-526-5927

Educational Specialists

Martha Biery


(B.S., University of Connecticut; M.Ed., West Chester University) is certified as a reading specialist and as a Level 1 teacher in the Wilson Reading System. Additionally, she has completed training in the Lindamood-Bell Program and Phonographix. She specializes in remediation of all types of reading disabilities and diagnostic reading testing.

Nancy Crawford

(B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Bryn Mawr College) works with middle school, high school, and college students. Her areas of specialization include reading comprehension, written composition, and study and organization skills.

Jami Goldberg

(B.S., Temple University; M.Ed., Cabrini College) is certified in Early Education, Elementary Education, and Reading. Her areas of specialization include remediation of reading disabilities, creative teaching of reading, and implementing the Orton-Gillingham methodology.

Elaine Kyriacou


(B.A., Rowan University; M.S., Ed.M., Rutgers University) is certified in the elementary grades and in secondary Mathematics.  In addition to experience in Mathematics Education in these grades, she has experience in engineering and in teaching Mathematics in college.  She provides individualized instruction for all grade levels, elementary to college.  This instruction includes SAT preparation.  She also tutors adults who need improved Mathematical skills for career advancement.

Colby Madden

(B.A., State University of New York, Cortland College; M.S., University of Pennsylvania) has Pennsylvania certification as a reading specialist. She specializes in psycholinguistics and reading, and provides educational support services in the remediation of reading difficulties.

Geri Magenheimer

(B.S. West Chester University elementary education; M.S., Drexel University, Human Behavior and Development, Pa. certified Reading Specialist). She also has Wilson Reading System Level 1 certification and additional experience and training in Wilson Fundations for elementary, Read Naturally fluency program, Project Read Phonology and Comprehension, Step Up to Writing, as well as experience teaching remedial Math.

Bev McDonell


M.A., CCC-SLP, (M.A. Speech Pathology, Western Washington University; B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, Penn State University) is the staff speech-language pathologist for the Language Enrichment Preschool Program at the Phebe Anna Thorne School, Bryn Mawr School, and the school speech-language pathologist for Stratford Friends School in Havertown, Pennsylvania. In addition, Ms. McDonnell provides tutoring and individual speech therapy at CSI. Prior to coming to Bryn Mawr College, Ms. McDonnell was a K-12 special education teacher for language impaired students in Southern California.

Rebecca McWilliams

(B.A. in English from Bates College; M.A. in English Education from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University) has dual New York and Pennsylvania certification in secondary English (grades 7-12) and Pennsylvania certification in Elementary Education (grades K-6.)  She has taught English and Humanities at various grade levels throughout her teaching career. She provides individual writing instruction (for all types of writing) to all grade levels, elementary to college, in addition to verbal SAT preparation.

Anne Van Arkel

(B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.S., University of Pennsylvania) has Pennsylvania certification as a reading specialist and Level 1 certification in the Wilson Reading System, as well as training in Project Read and other Orton-Gillingham based programs. Her areas of specialization include beginning reading instruction, reading comprehension, study skills, SAT preparation, writing, spelling, and remediation of reading difficulty with students of all ages.

Bruce Williamson

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M.S. Education, Widener University 1987; (M.S. Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University 1979; B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University 1977) is a Science/Math teacher with training in Orton Gillingham. He currently teaches Chemistry at Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli. His areas of specialization include remediation for mathematics and physical sciences from 5th grade to college.

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