** I am currently only accepting students who can be tutored out of my home**
I graduated from the University of Albany with a degree in Honors English in 2005. I taught English, history, and chemistry at a high school in the Bronx for six years. I was promoted to Head of the English Department after my first three months, a position I retained for the rest of my time there. During this time I also tutored students ages 4-18 in reading, analytical writing, SAT, ACT, and the ISEE.
After my first year of teaching, I realized I needed a better way to reach more of my students. So I went back to obtain my degree in Special Education. My focus was on gifted education, pervasive developmental disorders, ED/OD, and ADD/ADHD. I have a wide range of experience with students of all abilities.
My two favorite moments in teaching are the light bulb moments and seeing students LOVE books. The light bulb moments where you see a concept click for a student. You see the joy they have in discovering it for themselves. The second is when a student comes up to me, book in hand, and tells me everything that happened all at once and why I have to read this book right now!
Though I left my school with a library of over 30,000 books (our school did not have our own library) my two proudest moments came from my students. One was a slip of paper unsigned on my desk that said, "I finished my first book ever. Thank you for not giving up on me" and the second was overhearing two of my 10th graders walk out and say, "Now school really has to start."
I miss the passion of those moments and would love to help your students recapture the joy of learning.
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