I am a university-level Spanish language and English language and writing coach with 22 years of teaching experience. I have a B.A. in Language and Literature from Yale University, and 5 have taught at Yeshiva University, Columbia University, and the New York College of Medicine. About my Spanish coaching first: I wrote my own book on beginning Spanish grammar for medical students at Einstein College of Medicine, and for many years I was a Spanish language curriculum developer at Manhattan's Latin American Workshop language school.
My broad knowledge of Latin American culture has landed me consultant positions on projects for a number of large media companies. and I enliven my Spanish and English classes with music, poetry and art. I teach a lot of adults, but I also tutor high school students on a private basis, helping them to refine their essay writing skills for the SAT and college admissions tests, and I have a strong background in AP Spanish test prep. I have taught at a number of corporations including General Motors, Brooklyn Legal Services, and Trinity Investments. Besides AP Spanish, my specialty subjects include Spanish for Travelers, Medical Spanish, Business Spanish, Legal Spanish, Spanish for Lactation Consultants and Spanish for Social Workers.
Now, let me tell you about my English and writing coaching!
I teach grammar and writing skills to all ages, and enjoy inspiring young people to become passionate about poetry and good literature. I was a professional writer in my former career as a publicist for Sports Illustrated, Time International and Interview magazine, so I am keen on punchy, effective prose! I help my students conceptualize and shape their writing work, develop their creative instincts and learn the fundamentals of standard written English.
In all my classes, I am also sensitive to the fact that different people have different learning styles, so I adapt my approach for each student. IMPORTANT: My cancellation policy is now 48 hours in advance; otherwise, the class will be charged to you, no exceptions. I prefer to schedule weekly or bi-weekly meetings at a regular hour and for a minimum of four meetings in advance except for first lessons which I consider trial meetings for both student and teacher. Please feel free to write me with your questions and goals.
I hope to meet you soon!
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