Hello! As a teacher and professor with 15 years of tutoring experience, I am a total geek about learning and teaching. I'm NJ certified in English, Special Ed and Math, with ten years of experience teaching secondary school and college. I also have my MFA in writing from Warren Wilson College and am a published author. I love to read, write, I love Math, and I love the joys of teaching.
My dual certification and extensive training allows me to work effectively with all skill levels and ages. I do not have a one size fits all approach; I assess each student and use individualized techniques to help students achieve their goals. Also, as a professional teacher, I work well with youngsters, teens and young adults adults, from special needs to honors. I really enjoy helping students learn and succeed. An added benefit to my being a teacher is that I'm familiar with the inner workings of a school system and how to most effectively navigate it. I've helped many students and parents navigate the bewildering maze of college admissions, testing strategies, essay writing, and regular class assignments (which can be confusing!).
I'm also experienced as a college admissions and admissions essay coach. I've successfully coached students get into: Williams, Northwestern, UPenn, NYU, Rowan Engineering, Air Force Academy, RPI, Rutgers-Camden Nursing program, University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State, and many other colleges. For students who wish to go to community college, I can also help prepare for Accuplacer and the GED.
References available. I am committed to your satisfaction and will proceed only if you are satisfied.
I teach a wide range of students, from honors, college aged and adults. My specialty in special ed is Asperger's/Autism Spectrum and ADHD. For instance, I helped one of my students with Asperger's increase his SAT score in English by 300 points. For honors and elite students, I help with scholarships, private and elite colleges, My successes have included NMF and Commended Scholars. If such a scholarship is possible, I recommend starting tutoring early.
I also help with college admission essays, which can be a deal breaker in the process.
I've helped many students reach their dreams and beyond. I have helped raise scores from 100-300 points per subject test. With my tutoring, students feel more confident about themselves. Overall, I teach learning strategies, organization and self-assessment, self-advocacy, and many reading and writing skills.
Areas of expertise: SAT/ACT, college essays and applications, homework coaching and organization, learning strategies for the learning disabled, essay writing and revision, manuscript and essay feedback and editing, and reading and writing strategies at all levels.
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