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Ilene K.

Ms.K- teaches ESL & Math

Brooklyn, NY (11226)

Travel radius
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I have taught kindergarten through 12th grade for over 25 years. Most of this time was in middle school. I taught ESL in the content areas, mostly science and math. In high school I taught American literature and nonfiction.
I enjoy challenging my students, taking them through a problem step by step and having them do the hard work. It is rewarding for all.

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Ilene’s subjects

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling
Special Needs:
ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading


I am a native speaker of English. I have a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from SUNY at Stony Brook. I taught ESL in the NYC public schools for over 20 years. My experience has ranged from kindergarten to 12th grade. I also taught 5th grade in Mexico for a year.

For younger learners, simple one-syllable words are introduced. For more advanced speakers, I introduce and practice the exceptions and abstractions that frequently confuse even native speakers of English.

In all grades and places, I have always used a combination of phonics and whole language. Neither alone is effective. Meaning is first, means comes next.

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SUNY Stony Brook

SUNY at Stony Brook (Other)

TESOL (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

First class is $30.

Travel policy

Ilene will travel within 15 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11226.

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