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Lois S.

New York, NY

$85/hr

Reading Specialist, Tutor, Literacy Coach

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Reading Specialist, Tutor, Literacy Coach

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I am a Penn graduate, with NYC Certificate of Permanent Appointment & NYS Permanent Certificate Education. In addition to tutoring, I work with the Penn Literacy Network at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education in New York. A Title 1 Reading Specialist for seven years, my passion has always been to help students learn to read & read to learn, from elementary school to SAT preparation. My approach is student-centered, engaging, and fun. I listen, am patient, and encourage. I work one to one, on foundational skills, homework assignments, test preparation & reading for pleasure. My goal is to inspire curiosity, a love of language & learning in what can be a reading-rich world for each student.

Testimonials

"Confidence Builder"

- Annette, New York, NY on 6/27/12

"Reliable and patient!"

- Ann Marie, New York, NY on 9/9/13
History:
American History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
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.

ACT English

Growing up 20 miles north of New York, I was instructed by my teachers and parents, all native English speakers, in the proper use of English grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Let me help you prepare for the ACT English exam. My role as your coach will be to teach you ACT best strategies, with the focus required for your success.

ACT Reading

I am a Reading Specialist and would like to help you prepare for the Act Reading test. When I teach for tests, I stress vocabulary enrichment and comprehension skills. My role as your coach will be to teach you ACT best strategies, with the focus required for your success.

American History

I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in Political Science and International Relations. Growing up 20 miles north of the city, I was instructed by my teachers and parents in American history, government and politics from my earliest years in elementary school.We discussed these subjects at the dinner table, and I continue to teach them, specific facts and language, in my tutoring practice. In celebration of Black History month in February, I introduced my students to the language of the Emancipation Proclamation and Obama's Proclamation 150 years later.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a NYC Certificate of Permanent Appointment and a NYS Permanent Certificate of Education and would like to help you learn everything you need and want to know. Would you like my help in reading comprehension, addition, subtraction, division, or multiplication? Can I work with you to improve your math strategies or learning in social studies?

English

I am a native English speaker and would like to share my language skills with you!

Growing up 20 miles north of New York, I was instructed by my teachers and parents, who were also native English speakers, in the proper use of English vocabulary and sentence structure. I have extensive experience on the business side of media, from Time Inc. to The Washington Post, and I have traveled globally, which allows me to enjoy and be culturally attuned to people from around the world.

Grammar

Let’s work on good English grammar together! Let’s talk. Let’s write. Let me help you with your assignments. I was instructed in proper grammar early on; and my writing skills are grammatical, well thought out, and sophisticated.

Phonics

I am a Title 1 Reading Specialist and have a NYC Certificate of Permanent Appointment and a NYS Permanent Certificate of Education. Let me help you be a better reader! We will study letters together. We’ll learn and practice strategies to connect letters and sounds to decode new words.

Proofreading

Born in New York to native English speaking parents, I was instructed in proper grammar early on. My writing skills are grammatical, well thought out, and sophisticated. Whatever I write, I reread and edit constantly. My goal is always to make sure that what I have written communicates exactly what I want to say.

Reading

I am a Title 1 Reading Specialist and would like to help you be a better reader. We will read out loud and read for comprehension. We’ll use the dictionary to learn new words. Let’s read your homework assignments and your favorite books together. When I teach reading, I stress your experience, vocabulary development, pronunciation and comprehension.

SAT Reading

I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in International Relations, and I have worked as a reading specialist in New York. Let me help you prepare for the SAT reading exam. Growing up 20 miles north of the city, I was instructed by my teachers and parents in reading comprehension and writing skills, the proper use of sentence structure and ways to expand my vocabulary.

SAT Writing

I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in International Relations, and I have worked as a reading specialist in New York. Let me help you prepare for the SAT writing exam. Growing up 20 miles north of the city, I was instructed by my teachers and parents to write with correct grammar and sentence structure from an early age.

Spelling

As a reading specialist, I know that spelling develops alongside the reading and writing process. Sounding out a word, learning word patterns, and the meaning of words, will help you spell a word correctly. At the same time, I always encourage my students to discover new words and learn how to spell and use them properly. Together we will work to develop better spelling habits.

Study Skills

I have a NYC Certificate of Permanent Appointment and a NYS Permanent Certificate of Education and would like to help your child improve study skills. The best way is to integrate study skills into your child's specific material and assignments and then set goals. Is your assignment to write a book report? We will work on skills like: writing an outline, a description of the main idea, a study of the principal characters, the action, what the book has taught your child.

Vocabulary

From my earliest memories, my parents read me stories, teaching me new vocabulary and ways to express myself along the way. Later, as a teen, I expanded my skills at the dinner table, where we had stimulating conversations. Let me help you expand your vocabulary knowledge, from what you read and what you want to write.

Writing

As a native English speaker, I was instructed by my teachers and parents to write with correct grammar and sentence structure from an early age. As a reading specialist, I know that writing develops alongside the reading process. Let me help you become a better writer.

University of Pennsylvania
BA
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Pennsylvania

BA (Graduate Coursework)

Confidence Builder — Lois was a very patient and supportive tutor. She was quite resourceful in using my daughter's tennis background to build her confidence. The goal was to raise my daughter's SAT reading score in three short weeks. I am happy to say that with Lois' help my daughter achieved a score high enough to make the cutoff for her desired college. She could not have done it alone. Thank you Lois. ...

— Annette, New York, NY on 6/27/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $85.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lois will travel within 4 miles of New York, NY 10003.


About Lois

I am a Penn graduate, with NYC Certificate of Permanent Appointment & NYS Permanent Certificate Education. In addition to tutoring, I work with the Penn Literacy Network at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education in New York. A Title 1 Reading Specialist for seven years, my passion has always been to help students learn to read & read to learn, from elementary school to SAT preparation. My approach is student-centered, engaging, and fun. I listen, am patient, and encourage. I work one to one, on foundational skills, homework assignments, test preparation & reading for pleasure. My goal is to inspire curiosity, a love of language & learning in what can be a reading-rich world for each student.

Testimonials

"Confidence Builder"

- Annette, New York, NY on 6/27/12

"Reliable and patient!"

- Ann Marie, New York, NY on 9/9/13

Education

University of Pennsylvania
BA
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Pennsylvania

BA (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of New York, NY 10003

Lois’s Subjects

History:
American History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
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.


Background Check Status for Lois S.

Lois S. passed a background check on 3/5/12. The check was ordered by Lois through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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