I have extensive experience as a tutor in New York City, working one-on-one with students at the elementary, middle school, and high school level. I am a product of the New York City school system, and as a Stuyvesant High School alumn, am very familiar with this city's testing systems.
I've worked with many of my students for years, and have been able to see improvements not only in their grades, but also in how they approach their work. I've also noticed how my students have gotten more skilled at evaluating the quality of work they produce, especially their writing assignments.
I believe all students have the capacity to learn, but all students learn in different ways. I always tailor my lessons to each student's individual learning style. Depending on the student, sometimes this means having students go through a more traditional cycle of mini lessons and practice questions, while other times this involves a student acting out vocabulary words to help with memorization. Each student is different, and so too, are the lessons I provide them.
In addition to subject-specific experience in high school writing and literature, and elementary and middle school math, reading, social studies, science, and Spanish I also help students improve their organizational and study skills.
I am a writer, and my published work includes two non-fiction young adult books. This helps me understand how my students think and learn, and also allows me to help them improve their writing skills. I help students proofread and edit their work, teach them how to structure their essays, and help them learn how to understand and respond to the specific requirements of their writing assignments.
I keep my lessons lighthearted, entertaining, but also focused. I hold my students to high expectations, and never allow them to give up on themselves as they work to master their lessons.
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