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Brooklyn College (English)
Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in English, K-12 (Other)
My career as a writer and educator spans more than 25 years. I have published hundreds of articles for magazines in New York and New Jersey and am certified to teach English in both states.
I've got a passion for teaching and put a great deal of thought and prep work into tutoring. You will find me professional, nurturing, creative, and dedicated.
I develop language arts skills using high-quality books and hands-on assignments that facilitate reading comprehension and literary analysis. Beyond this, I equip students with the practical writing and critical thinking skills they’ll need to navigate the world in college and during their careers.
I also provide test preparation for NJ ASK, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP English, and Praxis I and II exams using proven strategies, texts, sample exams, and my own specially-created study materials.
When students require assistance with school exams, projects, and essays, I adapt lessons to meet their immediate needs. I also offer expert editing/writing services for junior research papers and college application essays.
Before I moved to New Jersey, I worked as a copywriter/director for Newbridge and Scholastic educational book clubs in New York City. I graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College and am certified to teach grades K-12 English in New Jersey.
My mission: build confidence and boost skills. I've helped many clients raise their grades and test scores as you can see from the client testimonials on my profile page.
Motivating students to learn and progress takes a partnership between student, parent and tutor. Let's begin the process today to build your child's future academic success. My career as a writer and educator spans more than 25 years. I have published hundreds of articles for magazines in New York and New Jersey and am certified to teach English in both states.
I've got a passion for teaching and put a great deal of thought and prep work into… Read more
My son is a 10th grader and didn't enjoy reading before having Mrs. Deborah as his tutor. Mrs. Deborah chose books carefully according to his interests, and improved his ability to read deeply. Recently, he has shown interest in reading, and bought a book for casual reading for the first time in his life. His grade in language arts has also improved since the tutoring started. We are very pleased with the progress and appreciate Mrs. Deborah's personalized teaching.
It was nice to meet Deborah, and I felt she was well organized and truly wants to help me out in passing my Praxis exam. I feel lucky to have Deborah help me in essay writing and grammar. Thank you.
Very experienced tutor. Deborah tutored both of our 9th graders. Deborah is patient, compassionate and comes prepared. Deborah knows her subject matter. She helped my daughter improved her grades.
Deborah was my tutor for the English Praxis; she gave me an immense amount of help. I had taken the Praxis a number of times and was still having trouble getting the few extra points I needed to receive a passing score. Deborah laid out everything I needed to know and provided me with information that I could study from. With Deborah's extensive knowledge in English, study materials, and my own hard work I finally passed the Praxis. I would definitely recommend Deborah as a tutor. She is professional, prompt, and patient.
Deborah is without a doubt the best tutor I've had. She is patient and always willing to devote her time to helping me with any problem I have, regardless if it is on her time or not. She is in many ways the English teacher I've desperately needed this year and I'm so glad I've had her to guide me before my exams.
Deborah is an amazing tutor! I highly recommend her to anybody who is struggling with any sort of Language Arts (elementary, middle and high school) issues. She is has great study technique, is extremely fluent in all genres, and has read hundreds of authors and remembers almost all of them! I worked with Deborah over the past few weeks, she is always on time, always near her phone to respond to any of the questions I struggled with while I studied. She is prompt, patient, nice, and above all, professional.
Deborah has been tutoring my son for a few weeks now. The sessions have been informal, yet still challenging. This is an important aspect as my son was initially apprehensive about the idea of being tutored. However, he has been completing the homework he gets, and even works a little harder to quickly finish the books he's reading. There is no question that his resolve to work this hard is due to a friendly learning environment, and his respect for Deborah.
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I received a CEAS in English in March 2011 and have been tutoring students in language, reading, writing, NJ ASK/SAT/ACT/PRAXIS test preparation for WyzAnt for over two years. I also taught English for two months as a maternity leave replacement at the Magnet High School in Scotch Plains, NJ, in October 2012. I've got a passion for language and literature and an insight into how students learn best. I enjoy watching clients progress and have helped many improve their skills, grades, and test scores.
I'm a certified English teacher and published journalist with twenty-five years experience. I've helped many students write imaginative and concise college app essays which reflect their voice and words. Here's my approach: I interview students to capture the highlights of their lives and offer insightful essay writing strategies. Once clients prepare a draft of their essay, I edit their writing, and working together, we create a memorable essay to impress college administrators.
I have worked with many students from grades 3 through 6 and helped them improve writing, reading, and language arts skills. I'm a certified, experienced English teacher and professional journalist with extensive knowledge of quality children's literature and NJ curriculum standards. I develop engaging lessons which motivate students to learn and make connections between texts and their own lives. I teach to the multiple intelligences, varying skills and interests of all my students to facilitate success.
I am qualified to prepare students for the 0041 Eng Lang Lit Comp Content Knowledge Praxis test needed for certification to teach English in grades K-12. It is a two-hour test with 120 questions in three major content areas: Literature and Understanding Text, Language and Linguistics, Composition and Rhetoric. I took the exam in January 2011 and passed by over twenty points. I could provide essential coaching, timing and sample exams.
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