I tutor all ages (children and adults) including those with physical disabilities or learning disorders. What distinguishes me most from other educators is I have a Master's degree in Art
Therapy. In public and private schools, I taught use of computers, English grammar
, visual arts and elementary math
especially for struggling elementary students. I hold NYS and NYC teaching licenses. I am an experienced drawing
teacher. In addition to using books and worksheets, I can offer my students hands-on multi-sensory art activities to reinforce learning or to strengthen weaknesses.
I have taught thousands of lessons in public and private schools, to professionals and as an academic tutor; in private homes, and schools and at rehab or assisted living facilities. Lessons are always customized to meet the needs of the students/client and they tend to be multi-sensory.
While I taught many years with the general classroom population, I also have much experience with bi-lingual classes, adult English as a second language
, children with dyslexia
, severe-moderate autism
spectrum students, NS learning disorders, anxiety, cognitive delays, physical disabilities including stroke and injury recovery victims, recovery of small motor control and motivating the "unmotivated" student. I can offer insights into advocacy for your IEP child from both an educator and parent's point of view. I also taught basic computer
skills and Power Point
on the MS level, grammar, writing, English, social studies
, elementary science
and math. I have taught visual arts to k-adults, including HS/college drawing and painting.
I am also interested in bridging cultures. As a program developer and teacher ambassador of Kids to Kids International, I have presented to the American Literacy Association, National Arts Club, and several Westchester libraries. As a therapeutic educator I have presented at BOCES to Westchester schools' social workers and psychologists. I spent a month in South America where I brought U.S. student-created picture books and school supplies to schools along the Amazon river, the desert, coastal and mountain regions of Peru. I also met with ministers of education there and members of the World Bank trying to gain support for educational programs to the poor. I have also been an invited writer and presenter for Catholic Charities.
In addition to academic and special needs
growth, I can offer home school arts lessons and home-bound arts and crafts visits. I am a professional development presenter for educators, parents, nurses, school social workers and psychologists. I am currently traveling to individual students within an 11 mile radius from Katonah. Re Small groups, I will travel up to 16 miles. I can meet students who are outside that circumference at: civic centers, schools, libraries and coffee shops within a 10 mile radius from Katonah and for a slightly higher fee.
Please take a few moments to read parent and students' comments. I thank you.