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Irene V.

Mahopac, NY

$65/hr

26 Years of Experience in Helping Students Succeed!

Background check passed as of 12/6/13
Usually responds in about 6 hours

26 Years of Experience in Helping Students Succeed!

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I have taught a diverse population of students, grades six through twelve, for the last 26 years. Most of my career was spent in an inner city Middle school in the Bronx where I worked with Honors students, remedial students, and special needs students. I am familiar with the Wilson Phonics program as well as SAT prep and creative writing. Most importantly, I really enjoy working with students. I retired from my Middle School job on July 1st, 2011. The students had nothing to do with my retirement--rather, it was the adults that got on my nerves! Many of my students have told me that I am like a kid in an older lady's body. I consider that a compliment! I believe that true, lasting learning goes hand in hand with humor!

Testimonials

"A Real Gem"

- Rose, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 1/3/14

"Great writing lesson!"

- Cathy, Carmel, NY on 2/6/14

"Excellent choice for a tutor - pleasant, patient and genuine."

- John, Patterson, NY on 5/7/13

"Great tutor"

- Jennifer, Putnam Valley, NY on 12/25/12
English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, College Counseling, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I was the general education teacher in a collaborative team teaching 8th grade reading class. I planned and taught collaboratively with the special education teacher.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught 6th grade for at least five years during my career as a Middle School teacher.

Phonics

I taught the Wilson language phonics system for two years to semi-literate and illiterate sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. I received 2 weeks of training in Wilson language systems, a phonics-based instruction.

SAT Reading

I have experience with SAT reading prep from my time at the Sylvan Learning Center.

Special Needs

I have recently worked at Stony Lodge Hospital in Ossining NY, an adolescent inpatient psychiatric hospital, and at Green Chimneys in Brewster NY, a residential working farm/school for children with special needs.

Writing

I worked as Writing Coordinator at Middle School 80, Bronx NY. I taught two classes in Writing across the curriculum at Herbert H. Lehman College, Bronx, NY

C.U.N.Y Herbert H. Lehman College
Fordham Univ
Master's

Education

C.U.N.Y Herbert H. Lehman College

Fordham Univ (Master's)

A Real Gem — Irene has been a real lifesaver. My son is a difficult student to deal with and she has been the soul of patience and kindness. Having Irene come twice a week has radically lowered the stress level in our home and we are beginning to see real progress in terms of work/time issues. ...

— Rose, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 1/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Irene will travel within 25 miles of Mahopac, NY 10541.


About Irene

I have taught a diverse population of students, grades six through twelve, for the last 26 years. Most of my career was spent in an inner city Middle school in the Bronx where I worked with Honors students, remedial students, and special needs students. I am familiar with the Wilson Phonics program as well as SAT prep and creative writing. Most importantly, I really enjoy working with students. I retired from my Middle School job on July 1st, 2011. The students had nothing to do with my retirement--rather, it was the adults that got on my nerves! Many of my students have told me that I am like a kid in an older lady's body. I consider that a compliment! I believe that true, lasting learning goes hand in hand with humor!

Testimonials

"A Real Gem"

- Rose, Cortlandt Manor, NY on 1/3/14

"Great writing lesson!"

- Cathy, Carmel, NY on 2/6/14

"Excellent choice for a tutor - pleasant, patient and genuine."

- John, Patterson, NY on 5/7/13

"Great tutor"

- Jennifer, Putnam Valley, NY on 12/25/12

Education

C.U.N.Y Herbert H. Lehman College
Fordham Univ
Master's

Education

C.U.N.Y Herbert H. Lehman College

Fordham Univ (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Mahopac, NY 10541

Irene’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics,
Special Needs
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, College Counseling, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Irene V.

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