Hayman has been chairman of the teaching program since Honor’s founding
in 1993. She says she doesn’t need her two law degrees (J.D. from NYU
and L.L.M. from Columbia) to teach bridge but it doesn’t hurt either.
She believes that while learning bridge can be hard breaking it down in
logical steps makes it easier. Many of Honor’s regular duplicate
players who have achieved life Master rank owe their start to classes
with Andrea who has taught literally thousands of students over the
years. Of course she still loves to play bridge competitively and has
won many regional tournaments.
can be sure that if it is bridge related, Gail is there. When it comes
to competing at the highest level (representing the United States and
winning five world championships and numerous National titles) or
teaching bridge over the course of thirty years to hundreds of eager
students in small and large classes, or to establishing two world class
bridge clubs, (Hartes in White Plains and Honors here in Manhattan
which attracts the largest table count of any club in the United
States), Gail does it all. And she manages to accomplish this with a
dedication to the highest standards of professionalism and with what at
times is the most necessary of all attributes, a wonderful sense of
graduating from the Columbia school of Architecture, Mike worked as an
architect, designer, wood-worker, urban planner and painter having
exhibited in a New York gallery. Cards were just a hobby to him until
he encountered bridge. And he was a natural. Combining his high IQ,
competitive nature, with his diversified creative talents made Mike an
immediate winner. And when he turned to teaching bridge, his students
became the winners as well.
(in her own inimitable words)
About your teacher you want to know
Well lets have a brief “Alene” bio
For seven long years I lived in Asia
So, hoping I wouldn’t get aphasia
I took up bridge morning, noon, and night
And kept on playing ‘till I got it right
Teaching, directing and playing some more
And even representing Singapore.
I came home and again worked in Social Service.
Then turned fifty and got real nervous
Decided winning the lottery was truly reaching
So I resurrected my career of bridge teaching
class represents Glenn’s debut as an Honors Teacher. Until now Glenn
has limited his bridge talents to playing and winning many tournaments
and teaching one on one. We are delighted that now he is ready to
spread his knowledge to more then the lucky few. Welcome Glenn.
has been with Honors almost from its inception. Marin is no stranger to
our duplicate players, as he is widely regarded as a top-of-the-line
director. This term, in addition to directing, he will be showcasing
his teaching talents for beginner students. Marin’s easy manner as well
as bridge expertise combine to make him an excellent teacher having
amassed quite a loyal following in the Tri State area.
has been a bridge teacher for about ten years and a director for a few
decades. He is very experienced with one-on-one teaching as well as
small groups, and recently he has been lecturing to large groups on
cruise ships. Elliot’s bridge knowledge and teaching skill are
respected by his peers and students alike.
been teaching bridge for about ten years and is ACBL (TAP) certified.
Like “hubby” she is experienced with one-on-one teaching and for the
past three years has been teaching and directing a large group weekly
at the Rockwood Park Senior Center in Howard Beach. She is a current
member of the American Bridge Teacher Association.
from their credentials as teachers the Grubmans have also had success
as players. In 2005 they realized their dream by winning a National
Has been teaching bridge On and Off since the late 70’s.
Traded options on Amex Floor for 17 years.
Has won numerous Regional Bridge Tournaments.
Editor for a nationally syndicated bridge column.
would be impossible to list all of Jacquis accomplishments and talents
when it comes to bridge. As a player she has won five World
Championships, more national titles then she can remember and was
selected into the Bridge Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed on very few.
As a teacher she is beyond first class. Anyone who has ever attended
her supervised play sessions raves about her ability to communicate,
explain logically and her endless patience.
an excellent knowledge of the game, an ability to express that
knowledge clearly with much wit and you have Jacks credentials as a
supervised play teacher. A retired Tax attorney Jack finds teaching
bridge far less “taxing”.
has been a part of Honors for nine years. He is a Certified Teacher and
a Club Director and has a lot of experience with one-on-one and small
groups teaching. Even when he goes on vacations most of his vacation
time is spent on cruise ships teaching and directing bridge.