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I am an experienced teacher and tutor who has worked with students at all levels for ten years. My students have consistently shown increased test scores and understanding, in part because I make the learning fun. Plus, I am skilled at identifying and addressing other issues that interfere with understanding (such as fear or misunderstanding of basic skills).
My credentials: I hold New York state certification in Chemistry and English. At present I teach test preparation and tutor while I work on a book. In the past, I have taught middle school science, high school English, and elementary math and test-based preparation for the SAT, SSAT, ISEE in English and math. My main background is in English, but I started college in engineering school.
Also I'm a published writer and have been thanked for my contributions to three award-winning novels.
Just in: a student I tutored over the summer raised his Regents English score from a 59 (failing) to a 79, easily passing.
I am the coordinator of religious education at Notre Dame church and have taken two year-long ecumenical courses in Old Testament and New Testament as well as an intense semester-long course in Old Testament through Catholic Bible School. I have also taken the required coursework in Old and New Testament required of Catholic Cathechists in the Archdiocese of New York.
I teach test-prep oriented math and reading comprehension to students on Saturdays to students from 3rd grade through high school. For a year I worked at a charter school working with 3rd to 5th graders in remedial math. I have certification pending in elementary (I am missing two courses, one in geography, one in pedagogy). On Sundays I teach religious education to 3rd and 4th grade students.
I have given presentations to large and small groups including at a national conference about how my program used a College Board program in an after school program. For five years I managed a monthly professional development program for Scoutmasters at the Manhattan Boy Scout district, which entailed monthly presentations as well as work with Scoutmasters and others on public speaking.
I have prepared students for the English and Global regents at several high schools in a Saturday program. As a high school and middle school teacher, I have used the regents exams in each subject area (Earth Science, Chemistry, Algebra) as a guide for test questions and class preparation. The Regents are specific to individual subjects so I believe I am prepared in the ones listed above. Regents tests are offered in other subjects as well.
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