Currently focusing on writing
for grades 4 and up. Using examples from mentor texts, improve your writing and practice in all different styles--narrative, opinion, persuasive, informative, expository, etc.
I have over five years of tutoring experience. I have tutored students from kindergarten
through seven grade. I have tutored children who can't read yet and those who are in accelerated gifted programs. I also have experience in the classroom environment. I have taught reading
and writing to a class of multi-aged students. I have also taught adult ESL
students in multiple classes at a language
school in New Jersey. I devised my own curriculum that revolved around teaching American history
and culture as a discussion base for intermediate and advanced speaking and conversation classes.
Reading and Writing (K-8) Using non-fiction children's books and creative projects, my lessons are personalized for each individual student to match their ability and help them grow to the next level. Students are encouraged to read aloud to promote pronunciation, vocabulary
development, and comprehension. Reading is followed by a writing assignment or creative project focusing on the themes of the book. My students and I read, discuss and write about books on many different subjects. Here is a small sample: space, the Fibonacci sequence, skyscrapers, jellyfish, Komodo dragons, Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, hawks in Central Park, the Winter Solstice, the "chocolate pilot" of the Berlin airlift, and diver Sammy Lee (the first Asian-American to win a U.S. Olympic Gold Medal). Writing projects include everything from creative writing to standardized essay
formats found on the NJASK. Focus on structure, grammar
, vocabulary and spelling
as well as expressing ideas clearly and writing persuasively.
Enrichment Projects Using Critical Thinking. For children whose minds need stimulation beyond what is offered in school. Learn how to evaluate data, evaluate text, analyze facts, and synthesize information. Think well and think creatively. Creative projects allow kids to research a subject and tackle a large scale undertaking. For Example: Read about New York City and what makes a city function well. Become an urban planner and designer: create a city map and build the tallest skyscraper you can with the materials provided. Learn about Muppet creator Jim Henson and explore the art
of storytelling and puppet making: create a character, give your puppet personality traits and writing a script for a show. Art lessons combine Art History
and artist biographies with hands-on projects. Read and discuss books about famous artists and their work; then create your own art in their style.
ESL and English
Language for Adults or Children I specialize in speech
, conversation, and American culture. I also teaching writing and grammar separately or as part of the other lessons. I have been a private tutor for many years and also taught classes of 10-15 adults in a language school.