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Helaina Altabef

Founder
Tame the Teen

Helaina Altabef is the founder of Tame the Teen, virtual coaching and education for parents of teens who want to do more than (barely) survive the teen years. She began her career in 2001 as a New York City Teaching Fellow, which provided the foundation for the role of teacher and mentor. Her teaching career is diverse: She has worked in both public and private schools in New York, Oregon, and New Jersey. Her expertise is in writing and reading. Since 2011, Helaina works privately as an educator through Pique Learning, which aims to prepare students with reading, critical thinking, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills. Her experience is that by fostering greater understanding, establishing boundaries and expectations and increasing clear communication, families become less stressed and remain connected. Helaina received a Bachelor’s degree with honors in English from the State University of New York, Fredonia, a Master’s degree in Education from Pace University, and a coaching certification from the International Coaching Academy.


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