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Esther F.

Miami, FL

$60/hr

Esther, expert English teacher and tutor

Background check passed as of 11/20/14
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Esther, expert English teacher and tutor

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I have a BA in English and Latin from New York University, an MA in English and Remedial Education from Columbia University and a New York State and New York City teaching license. For over three decades, I have been teaching and tutoring students of all ages and all levels of English competence, including non-English speakers.

My specialties are reading fluency and comprehension, vocabulary enhancement, and English as a second language. I also teach my students how to write clearly, concisely, and coherently. I have found over the years that inadequate writing skills are often just as much an obstacle to success as poor reading skills. I also include study and organizational skills in my teaching, since my goal is for my students to become independent learners.

I use interactive computer programs, which give practice in the skills I teach. These programs help me pinpoint problem areas, monitor progress, and make lessons both rigorous and enjoyable.

When you sign up for lessons with me, you get not only a tutor, but a mentor as well. Your success is just as important to me as it is to you.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Latin
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Latin, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have a Master's degree in learning disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. This course included methodology in teaching children with ADD and ADHD, such as concentration skills and the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach. I have taught students with this condition for over three decades. Most of my experience has been teaching in small groups, but I have also taught individual students who have an attention deficit with or without hyperactivity.

Dyslexia

I am qualified to teach people with dyslexia because I completed the following courses at Teachers College, Columbia University: Psychology of Reading Difficulties and Practice in Diagnosing Reading Difficulties. I also have many years experience teaching in this field in the King David school system in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, I have taught children with dyslexia in my private practice both in America and in South Africa.

Phonics

I have a Master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York in learning disabilities. This course included training in phonics. I have taught phonics successfully to many students.

Study Skills

I have a Master's degree from Columbia University Teacher's College in English and Learning Disabilities. I have taught Study Skills to elementary and high school as well as university students. I have also assisted students with SAT and ACT preparation.

New York University
Columbia University
Master's

Education

New York University

Columbia University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Esther will travel within 10 miles of Miami, FL 33180.


About Esther

I have a BA in English and Latin from New York University, an MA in English and Remedial Education from Columbia University and a New York State and New York City teaching license. For over three decades, I have been teaching and tutoring students of all ages and all levels of English competence, including non-English speakers.

My specialties are reading fluency and comprehension, vocabulary enhancement, and English as a second language. I also teach my students how to write clearly, concisely, and coherently. I have found over the years that inadequate writing skills are often just as much an obstacle to success as poor reading skills. I also include study and organizational skills in my teaching, since my goal is for my students to become independent learners.

I use interactive computer programs, which give practice in the skills I teach. These programs help me pinpoint problem areas, monitor progress, and make lessons both rigorous and enjoyable.

When you sign up for lessons with me, you get not only a tutor, but a mentor as well. Your success is just as important to me as it is to you.

Education

New York University
Columbia University
Master's

Education

New York University

Columbia University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Miami, FL 33180

Esther’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Latin
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Latin, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Esther F.

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