Search 73,291 tutors
FIND TUTORS
Over 50 tutoring hours

Jack W.

New York, NY

$20/hr

Effective English Language Arts and Drama Tutor

Background check passed as of 7/20/14
Usually responds in about 12 hours

Effective English Language Arts and Drama Tutor

Message Jack

Send Jack a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Jack or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

My name is Jack, and I am a secondary school teacher with over five years of teaching experience in New York City. I taught a range of subjects before choosing English language arts. I have a degree in theater and have completed honors level graduate work in English. In addition to teaching, I am an award-winning playwright, published writer and experienced tutor.

I have a range of experiences as a student to draw on as a teacher, including public and boarding school, alternative college, and an urban graduate school. I also studied in London, where I experienced a theatre immersion program. I encourage collaboration with my students to co-author their education, and work to make students feel comfortable and supported, as this approach tends to foster authentic learning and a satisfying educational experience.

Every student has the potential to be outstanding, whether they are naturally studious and disciplined, or easily distracted and reluctant learners. As a graduate student, I have conducted supervised research into various learning styles and am interested in assessing my students' aptitude for English and their natural approach to learning. I tailor my lessons and overall approach to teaching according to the individual needs of each student.

I consider my job as an educator to be a great responsibility as well as a wonderful opportunity with immense rewards. I am passionate about perpetuating enthusiasm for English language arts in my students, as literature and literacy are essential to the curious mind and help foster an enthusiasm for life-long learning.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Hector, Jackson Heights, NY on 7/19/12
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

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.

English

Experience teaching ELA and ESL on the elementary and secondary school level.

Literature

Experience teaching English and American Literature on the elementary and secondary school level.

Theatre

I am an experienced theater professional who is enthusiastic about teaching Theatre for actors, directors, and playwrights. I have a BA in Theater from Antioch College, where I staged an original play as my senior project. Additionally, I spent a semester studying in London in a Theatre intensive program. My curriculum in London included Acting, Shakespeare, Playwriting, and Dance. I subsequently trained as an actor in New York, where I have been involved in numerous stage productions in various capacities, including actor, director, playwright, stage manager, and box office manager. I have experience both acting and directing a variation on the legendary Method acting technique and am also adept at comedy.

Writing

Experience teaching writing and composition on the secondary school level. Also a published writer and blogger with an international readership.

Jack’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Jack. View all of Jack’s resources

Summer is indeed over, and with the arrival of fall is the beginning of the new school year. I am happy to hear from and see old students and new, and look forward to fitting new students into my schedule. I enjoyed getting out of New York City to visit friends at their beach house in July, and look forward to a planned visit upstate before Thanksgiving. Christmas should find me down in sunny... read more

Greetings, This is my first blog entry. I recently started tutoring with WyzAnt and am very pleased with my current students. I was initially qualified to tutor in English, but am now also qualified to tutor in Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Literature. I have a background in Alternative Education, and thus am dedicated to modeling my tutoring style according to the needs... read more

Antioch College
Theater
City University of New York, Queens College
Master's

Education

Antioch College (Theater)

City University of New York, Queens College (Master's)

Great Tutor — Jack W is an exceptional tutor. Very understanding and patient. I really enjoyed learning from him. Furthermore, it was a great experience working with Jack. ...

— Hector, Jackson Heights, NY on 7/19/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $20.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Group rates are available for two or more students. Discounts are also available for more than five hours of lessons booked in advance. Please ask me for details. Thanks.

Travel policy

Jack will travel within 15 miles of New York, NY 10002.


About Jack

My name is Jack, and I am a secondary school teacher with over five years of teaching experience in New York City. I taught a range of subjects before choosing English language arts. I have a degree in theater and have completed honors level graduate work in English. In addition to teaching, I am an award-winning playwright, published writer and experienced tutor.

I have a range of experiences as a student to draw on as a teacher, including public and boarding school, alternative college, and an urban graduate school. I also studied in London, where I experienced a theatre immersion program. I encourage collaboration with my students to co-author their education, and work to make students feel comfortable and supported, as this approach tends to foster authentic learning and a satisfying educational experience.

Every student has the potential to be outstanding, whether they are naturally studious and disciplined, or easily distracted and reluctant learners. As a graduate student, I have conducted supervised research into various learning styles and am interested in assessing my students' aptitude for English and their natural approach to learning. I tailor my lessons and overall approach to teaching according to the individual needs of each student.

I consider my job as an educator to be a great responsibility as well as a wonderful opportunity with immense rewards. I am passionate about perpetuating enthusiasm for English language arts in my students, as literature and literacy are essential to the curious mind and help foster an enthusiasm for life-long learning.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Hector, Jackson Heights, NY on 7/19/12
}

Education

Antioch College
Theater
City University of New York, Queens College
Master's

Education

Antioch College (Theater)

City University of New York, Queens College (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Group rates are available for two or more students. Discounts are also available for more than five hours of lessons booked in advance. Please ask me for details. Thanks.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of New York, NY 10002

Jack’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Art:
Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

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.


Jack’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Jack. View all of Jack’s resources

Summer is indeed over, and with the arrival of fall is the beginning of the new school year. I am happy to hear from and see old students and new, and look forward to fitting new students into my schedule. I enjoyed getting out of New York City to visit friends at their beach house in July, and look forward to a planned visit upstate before Thanksgiving. Christmas should find me down in sunny... read more

Greetings, This is my first blog entry. I recently started tutoring with WyzAnt and am very pleased with my current students. I was initially qualified to tutor in English, but am now also qualified to tutor in Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Literature. I have a background in Alternative Education, and thus am dedicated to modeling my tutoring style according to the needs... read more


Background Check Status for Jack W.

Jack W. passed a background check on 7/20/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

After sending a message to Jack, you will be able to order a new background check for $7.99. As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.