Hi, my name is Alfonso; I am a Brooklyn-based tutor looking to help you or your child with a variety of academic subjects. I have a BA in English from Beloit College, an MLS from Queens College, and a partially completed M.Ed. from Long Island University. My professional career has spanned the following positions: English tutor and substitute instructor of English at a private college; junior high school and high school English and special education teacher in the New York City school system; English and mathematics tutor for elementary and middle school students; and teacher at a school for students with severe emotional disabilities.
Some of my biggest accomplishments include:
A 50 percent increase in mathematics ability, as measured by pre-testing with the previous grade level test versus post-testing with the current grade level test for an 8th grade student.
The mainstreaming of one 4th grade student who was in special education prior to my assistance.
Glowing recommendations from students and parents for my friendliness, flexibility, and skill set.
My style as an educator is one that frequently uses novel approaches to reach students that need a push in the right direction. I am open to using non-traditional methods when beneficial, having taught reading comprehension through the utilization of biographies of professional wrestlers, and mathematics skills through the use of online games.
Below are a number of quotes from supervisors and students that show why I am the tutor best able to serve your needs:
"Alfonso is among the most creative, innovative, dedicated people I have hired and managed. He cares about the students he works with because he connects with them on personal and intellectual capacities. Alfonso's attitude is always positive, optimistic, and bright." - Mimi L., Director, Monroe College Writing Center
"Alfonso has always conducted himself with the utmost professionalism, dedication, and dependability. He is able to bring students a wealth of experience, vibrant energy, fresh ideas, and information. He has demonstrated great expertise working with foreign students, honors students, and students with ESL issues. In addition, Alfonso had a cult-like following of students who refused to turn in their assignments unless he edited them first. It was a pleasure working with Alfonso because of his wonderful personality and friendly approach to everyone who walks in the door. He also demonstrated on a daily basis his academic ability and work ethic. Although this is an incredibly demanding and highly skilled position, Alfonso has exceeded expectation and always receives glowing reviews by his co-workers. I would highly recommend Alfonso C. for any teaching or tutoring position. His skills, professionalism and dedication are outstanding." - Lauren D., Assistant Director, Monroe College Writing Center
"Alfonso has the drive to change people’s lives." - Shawn H., former student, Monroe College.
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