PEL Prep combines four distinctive elements:
Gospel-centered worldview
Classical curriculum
Collaborative Learning
Cultivation of joyful discovery

Each student is important to us at PEL Prep, and we see the part we play in their education as a true privilege. Read on to find out more about the benefits of our courses, or contact us to learn more.

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PEL PREP will equip students to become discerning scholars, faithful leaders, compassionate servants, and instruments of light to the Long Island area and beyond.

PEL PREP seeks to partner with parents to prepare students for a lifelong pursuit of learning through classical methodology and joyful discovery; developing depth of character, wisdom, and a desire to engage their world for the glory of God.

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PEL PREP is a Classical Christian Homeschool Community that meets three days a week at Compass Church in the beautiful town of East Northport.  Our community is blessed to support parents with a complete curriculum plan and the expertise of local tutors.

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To inspire each member of our community to live a life empowered by the gospel.

For the word of the Lord is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18​

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable,

if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.​ Philippians 4:8

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  • Desire to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding

  • Develop a God-centered, Biblical worldview

  • Display Christ-honoring character and humility

  • Demonstrate respect and honor for their elders and fellow classmates

  • Learn to communicate persuasively and eloquently

  • Cultivate creativity


  • Assume the responsibilities of the primary educator of their children in each course of study

  • Live out their role as the most influential spiritual advisor for their children

  • Encourage one another in training children to glorify God


  • Display a love for God, a love for children, and a love of learning

  • Demonstrate a passion for classical education and excellence in teaching

  • Assist parents in their role as spiritual and academic mentors

  • Cultivate effective communication skills to motivate and inspire students toward learning

  • Demonstrate Christ-honoring character and humility

  • Serve as a positive role model for students, parents, and the community


Cassandra Mulligan

Founder, dialectic tutor, wife, mother of five, homeschool mom, BA in business from New York University Stern School of Business, passionate about sharing the way, the truth and the life with our students and their families


Rachel Mulligan

Associate director, upper grammar tutor, pursuing BS from Liberty University in Business, homeschooled through high school, passionate about Jesus, and educating children truthfully and beautifully


Kristen Fennelly

Lower grammar primary tutor, wife, mother of three, studied children's ministry at Central Bible College, Former youth and children's pastor with my husband, current ministry director at Compass Church, lover of Jesus and His people

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Erica DiBartolo

Lower grammar secondary tutor, graduate of Liberty University with B.S. in elementary/special education, teacher licensure in NY State, passionate about teaching and learning in truth and love

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Jennifer Tuosto

Lower grammar secondary tutor, wife, mother of four, homeschool mom, dual MA in special/elementary education from Hofstra University, BA in business education from Frank G. Zarb school of business, children's ministry teacher at Compass Church.

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Eve Gerbano

Middle grammar tutor, wife, homeschool mom, graduate of NYIB, mother of four, licensed medical esthetician, lifelong seeker and speaker of God's truth


Julia Sorrentino

Middle grammar tutor, pursuing BS in psychology from Stonybrook University, board member and Sunday school administrator at Compass Church


Judith Iannone

Dialectic and rhetoric tutor, wife, mother of three, homeschool mom, BS in microbiology from SUNY Plattsburgh, bible study leader at Gospel Community Church in Sayville

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Wendy Kaler

Dialectic tutor. BS, Journalism/English, Syracuse University; MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberty University. Professional writer/editor 15+ years. Mom to 2, Mimi to 3. She’s passionate to see today’s young people educated in truth and built up to be tomorrow’s godly leaders!

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Jayson Toth

Rhetoric and dialectic tutor, husband, homeschool dad of six, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Holbrook, graduate of Maranatha Baptist University and Seminary

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Chloe Mulligan

Art tutor, professional graphic designer, homeschooled through high school, musician with the Compass worship team


Kirsten Seeberger

Music tutor, BA in music education from Lee University, homeschooled through 9th grade, worship team coordinator and young adult ministry leader at Church on the Sound in Stonybrook

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Danielle Kerr

Assistant tutor, pursuing a degree in early childhood education from SCC, homeschooled through highschool, vocalist with the Gospel Community Church worship team


Noelle Kerr

Assistant tutor, attending Suffolk Community College Fall 2021, homeschooled through high school, dancer and dance instructor

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