I am a certified Massachusetts grade 7 – 12 teacher with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature and a Master's degree in Education. I have 11 years of experience teaching high school and middle school English. I am also a certified ESL teacher. I have been a writing consultant to the Boston Public Schools and a technical writer and project leader in the software industry. The most gratifying work I have done, however, is my current work as a free lance tutor teaching reading, writing, language arts, literature, math, history and organizational skills to students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Here are some comments from my clients and supervisors:
“I can’t cancel lessons with you because, when I do, [my son] gets mad because he enjoys working with you so much… I’ve asked for you to be his tutor next year." – 2011, Parent of a 9th grader placed in a school with severe behavioral problems.
“Thank you so much. I don’t know what I would ever have done this year if you hadn’t tutored [my son]. He learned so much and he has gained so much more confidence in his ability to do the work.” – 2011, Parent of a kindergartener with behavioral problems in school.
“Thank you so much for your continuous support of our son over the past 2 years. We know that he is a challenging kid and your willingness to stick by him has been much appreciated.” – 2010 From a card given to me by a Middle School Parent whose son was diagnosed with moderate to severe ADHD.
“I just want to tell you before you go that you are by far the best volunteer we’ve ever seen at The Catholic Charities” - Andrew A., 2010, about an ESL computer course I taught for The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston.
“...I am truly amazed, among other things, by your rugged commitment to your students. It seems that no bureaucratic hoop, no mutually exclusive administrative demand could dent your focus on the student’s learning. And learn they really did. It was a pleasure to see the learning in the classroom and in their work...” – Debbie R., 2005, from a card received from the dean of faculty and my teaching supervisor at The Rashi School.
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