Eddie Amato is the STEM-based, hands-on, build-it-from-the-ground-up tutor of our dreams! With a BS in Technology Education from Oswego State University and an MS in Technology Education from Ball State University, it is safe to say that Eddie has always known exactly where he’d feel most at home… working with students on STEM projects that expand their creativity and thinking. Eddie has spent the last 10 years as a Technology & Engineering teacher at Somers High School in Lincolndale, NY, and has served as an instructor for elementary aged students at Discover Camp in Hawthorne, NY, for 5 of those years.
EDDIE’S PHILOSOPHY & APPROACH
Eddie is passionate about honoring each unique student’s creative process and creating space for authentic inquiry and self-exploration that empowers their curiosity and interest in learning. He believes that developing a meaningful connection and relationship with each of his students is necessary for authentic instruction and learning to take place. Eddie looks at creative empowerment as a balance between challenge, mastery, and play. Each individual has preferences and comfort zones; some students prefer well-defined rules and structures while others gravitate towards imaginative and flexible play. Eddie enjoys working with and supporting every type of student and meeting them where they are!
EDDIE’S AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Here are a few of the STEM-based platforms Eddie can work with students on:
Below you’ll find just a few examples of the ways Eddie has helped his students push their thinking beyond just a curriculum!
We are honored and proud to have won Best of Gold Coast again this year. This is our 15th award. Thank you to everyone who has voted for us throughout the years. We rely on word of mouth, so your support means everything to us!