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 vocabulary enrichment, reading speed and comprehension, and English as a second language.
In addition, unlike many tutors, I also teach my students how to write clear, concise, coherent sentences, paragraphs and essays. I have found over the years that inadequate writing skills are often just as much an obstacle to academic success as poor reading skills. I have also always included study and organizational skills, since my goal is for my students to become independent learners.
For the past five years, I have been using of interactive computer programs that give practice in the skills I teach. These programs have significantly added to my ability to monitor and pinpoint progress. The lessons are rigorous, intense 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.
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