To all students, from first through eighth grade, who want some help with a range of subjects, this is what I can offer: I graduated from Harvard University with a BA in English Literature
quite some time ago but my language
skills are sharp and I believe I can do what it takes in terms of basic grammar
and sentence structure as well as the finer points of essay writing
to bring you up to the level at which you should be performing.
From my more than seven years experience as a teacher at the Ravenswood Learning Center in Long Island City, where I helped to run an after-school homework help and enrichment program for students from the surrounding schools, I feel I can reach you and assist you regardless of your level.
As well as skill in ELA
, I can offer solid competency in science
and social studies
(which I wish was still called history
). While I am not a big fan of the NYC DOE's over-reliance on standardized testing as the way of measuring student achievement, we have little choice but to try and make it as painless an ordeal as possible; as much test prep as is needed and/or desired will be available for third grade
I have many years of experience as a professional touring and recording musician (my main job for most of my life), and can offer instruction in guitar
and bass guitar. At Ravenswood I organized a band and led sessions in songwriting
which resulted in several exciting performances as well as providing a boost to language skills and the elevated cooperative abilities fostered by ensemble playing.
I look forward to working together.
4 hours notice required
Travels within 40 miles of Long Island City, NY 11101