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Victoria C.

Brooklyn, NY

$45/hr

Reading and Writing Tutor for Grades 6-12 + College Students

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Background check passed as of 9/30/12

Reading and Writing Tutor for Grades 6-12 + College Students

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Hello!

I am an experienced reading and writing tutor currently enrolled in graduate school for my Master's degree in Creative Writing. I work part-time as a tutor at an after school program in Brooklyn and am looking for additional tutoring opportunities.

Currently, I tutor middle school students in humanities subjects. I assist students with reading comprehension, short- and long-form writing, test preparation, and writing mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation). In the past, I helped high school students with college essay applications while volunteering at 826NYC and assisted a college student with creating a thesis and outline for a research paper.

My literacy and writing experience includes my certification as an ESL teacher. I taught ESL at a middle school in Thailand and taught ESL to adults in New York. In both roles, I assisted non-English speaking adults and children with grammar, pronunciation, listening, and reading comprehension.

Additional experience includes:
- working with at-risk youth at underperforming NYC public schools
- working with students who have an IEP
- tutoring elementary and middle school students at 826NYC (youth organization in Park Slope)
- leading writing workshops for young adults with disabilities and for senior citizens
- working with students on arts and crafts projects at Free Arts NYC, an arts education organization

My patient, supportive demeanor along with my critical thinking skills and writing experience allow me to assist students in their studies. I use supplementary materials and lesson plans to create the most constructive and engaging sessions possible. I believe the best tutors are positive, calm, creative, specific, and, of course, have an excellent sense of humor!

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University and am now pursuing my Master's degree in Creative Writing at University of New Orleans' online program.

I look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,
Victoria

"Great tutor!"

- Christine, Brooklyn, NY on 9/26/12
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

In 2008, I completed my TESOL certification with American TESOL Institute in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Completion of the course required a teaching placement at a Thai school. For six months, I taught five levels of ESL to over 200 children. I created all lesson plans, quizzes, and tests, and designed my own grading system. The students ranged from ages ten to eighteen.

I currently teach intensive ESL courses at Zoni Language Center. I design each lesson plan to emphasize speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. In addition, I have taught English to immigrants in Bushwick and to victims at a domestic violence shelter.

Reading

I have worked with several middle school and elementary school students on their reading comprehension and pronunciation skills.

Boston University

Education

Boston University

Great tutor! — Victoria is a great tutor! She came prepared to our 1st try-out session having already read and edited my college paper. She was articulate, informative and very comfortable to work with. I would recommend her to anyone seeking an accomplished critical writing analysis tutor. ...

— Christine, Brooklyn, NY on 9/26/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Victoria will travel within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11232.


About Victoria

Hello!

I am an experienced reading and writing tutor currently enrolled in graduate school for my Master's degree in Creative Writing. I work part-time as a tutor at an after school program in Brooklyn and am looking for additional tutoring opportunities.

Currently, I tutor middle school students in humanities subjects. I assist students with reading comprehension, short- and long-form writing, test preparation, and writing mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation). In the past, I helped high school students with college essay applications while volunteering at 826NYC and assisted a college student with creating a thesis and outline for a research paper.

My literacy and writing experience includes my certification as an ESL teacher. I taught ESL at a middle school in Thailand and taught ESL to adults in New York. In both roles, I assisted non-English speaking adults and children with grammar, pronunciation, listening, and reading comprehension.

Additional experience includes:
- working with at-risk youth at underperforming NYC public schools
- working with students who have an IEP
- tutoring elementary and middle school students at 826NYC (youth organization in Park Slope)
- leading writing workshops for young adults with disabilities and for senior citizens
- working with students on arts and crafts projects at Free Arts NYC, an arts education organization

My patient, supportive demeanor along with my critical thinking skills and writing experience allow me to assist students in their studies. I use supplementary materials and lesson plans to create the most constructive and engaging sessions possible. I believe the best tutors are positive, calm, creative, specific, and, of course, have an excellent sense of humor!

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University and am now pursuing my Master's degree in Creative Writing at University of New Orleans' online program.

I look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,
Victoria

Testimonials

"Great tutor!"

- Christine, Brooklyn, NY on 9/26/12

Education

Boston University

Education

Boston University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11232

Victoria’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Victoria C.

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