Welcome students and parents and thanks for visiting my profile! I am an experienced and motivating tutor who focuses on one-on-one and group tutoring that is mindful of individual goals and fun, but also rigorous and effective. I have a gentle and patient manner and a high success rate getting my students to achieve their goals.
After graduating with a bachelor of arts from Yale, I spent over 20 years working in several large financial companies where I was an educator and writer. I changed my career, however, so that I could help others to understand English
better and write with greater ease. I am now enrolled in Hunter College's TESOL (Teaching of English to Students of Other Languages) Certificate program where I am learning the latest techniques for teaching reading
and conversation to non-native English speakers. I plan to earn a Certificate in TESOL from Hunter.
I currently tutor all levels and ages in Reading and Writing English as well as kindergarten
through 4th grade
. I can help with New York State tests, (ELA
and Math). I tutor “English as a Second Language
) students, helping them with their difficulties in reading, writing, conversation, grammar
. Finally, I assist business
people looking to enhance their writing and communications skills as well as high school, college, and graduate students with essays and presentations.
My work for financial companies involved writing clear and concise communications as well as explaining complex financial products and concepts to clients. My experience in education includes working in a charter school where I helped elementary students improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling
; I also helped them to sharpen their math skills, i.e., addition, subtraction, and with understanding such applied mathematical concepts as fractions
, symbols, telling time, and making change.
I go about my work gently, with lots of patience, sympathy and a sense of humor. I am happy to help my students develop a sense of their own worth and independent judgment. You will find me to be communicate, warm, and attentive to details, quick to ascertain where you need help, but not judgmental. You will feel comfortable with me easily. I will help bring out the best in you but you will not feel unnecessarily pushed. For these reasons, I believe I am able to see solid improvements in my students.