Montclair-West Essex, NJ

Chao Huang

Chao is the director of Breakaway Prep’s office in Montclair-West Essex, NJ. He received his fundamental math training in China, and he later graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from University of Maryland.

Tom Newman

Tom has been the language arts tutor for Breakaway’s Montclair-West Essex office since 2016. An avid reader and writer, he is fascinated by the English language and the various ways its writers utilize its structures and conventions.

Chao Huang

Chao received his fundamental math training in China, where he amassed an enormous arsenal of math tricks and mastered the art of test-taking. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from University of Maryland with a degree in mathematics. While at Maryland, he received a prestigious scholarship and became one of the very few undergraduate teaching assistants. He imparted the wisdom of calculus to his fellow Terrapins and won their loyalty with his skills in breaking down intimidating problems, giving adrenaline-inducing pep talks and organizing mouth-watering pizza parties. He has been helping students ace their math exams ever since, and he still enjoys watching their eyes light up when they have their “Aha!” moments. Chao listens to classical music and believes that a proper car should have manual gears and three pedals, just like a proper piano.

Tom Newman

Tom has been the language arts tutor for Breakaway’s Montclair-West Essex office since 2016. An avid reader and writer, he is fascinated by the English language and the various ways its writers utilize its structures and conventions. Tom studied English at Rutgers University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2013 after completing a senior thesis on the intersections of psychoanalytic theory and critical race theory in American literature. He is also a licensed social worker who does clinical therapy with youth and their families. When helping with test prep, he’s ready to cover everything from gerund clauses to test anxiety. In his free time, Tom consumes copious amounts of NBA content, and he always roots for LeBron James.