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Deborah L.

English Teacher Specializes in Writing, Reading & Test Prep Skills

Fanwood, NJ (07023)

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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 use literature to develop language, writing, and grammar skills, selecting texts and designing assignments that facilitate reading comprehension and literary analysis. Beyond this, I equip students with the skills in argument and critical thinking 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 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 over the last three years. Please read the testimonials on my profile page.

Let me unlock your child's potential and accelerate his or her academic progress and success today!

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Deborah’s subjects

ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
European History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, College Counseling, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, Grammar, Proofreading

ACT English

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.

College Counseling

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

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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Brooklyn College (English)

Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in English, K-12 (Other)

Jump-started my son's interest in reading — 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 ...

— Jing from Westfield, NJ on 9/15/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Deborah will travel within 10 miles of Fanwood, NJ 07023.

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