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Michele H.

New York, NY

$60/hr

Compassionate, experienced, easy-going English and Writing tutor

Usually responds in about 5 hours

Compassionate, experienced, easy-going English and Writing tutor

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I strive to be the kind of writing and English tutor I would want to work with: seasoned, curious, encouraging, honest, flexible, organized, clear, easy to talk to, fun to work with, attentive to both detail and the big picture, and ready with lessons, tips and inspiration to supplement whatever is happening in your classroom.

The first thing I do is make the task manageable. I know that grammar and the blank white page can be scary, but I'm ready with ways to get you itchy to write and simple examples to help you understand the logic behind the rules of grammar. I will also point out the specific spots in the writing that are and are not successful, explain why, provide examples and suggestions, and send you off focused, hopeful and ready to do your best.

In college I was part of a year-long peer-tutoring program and I won a college-wide writing award. I then became a high-school English teacher and then a writer and editor at many national magazines. I never left my teaching roots. I still love teaching so much that I teach writing in the online program of The Writers Studio and work with many private students on their grammar, expository writing, short stories and essays. I love helping people write more clearly and expressively! I think students respond best when they feel respected and heard and relaxed.

English:
English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I spent years volunteering in elementary school classrooms, where I helped teach various lessons including knitting (which involved a lot of arithmetic and spatial concepts). I have my certification as a high-school English teacher. I worked with elementary-aged kids for years as a camp counselor. I did extensive research on elementary after-school programs for Scholastic.

English

I used to teach high-school English, the real kind with lots of grammar! I'm also a long-time writing teacher, an award-winning writer, and an AP English tutor.

Grammar

With a background as a high-school English teacher, I have helped dozens of students and aspiring writers with their grammar, punctuation and style. I am proud to say I have established a good working relationship with each student and helped many of them publish their first books.

Public Speaking

I have taught high-school English, and written and delivered many speeches in my capacity as a PTA executive board member and school leadership team representative. I have also spoken out at large community hearings, and given many public readings of my fiction. In other words, I have overcome my own nerves and uncertainty and have loads of wisdom to share on ways to come across as confident, clear and entertaining.

Reading

High-school English teacher, creative writing teacher, tutor for NYC students, longtime elementary-school classroom volunteer, part of an innovative program in the NYC libraries involving kids practicing their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs.

Study Skills

I spent a year of college in an intensive peer-tutoring program that involved teaching a freshman remedial student how to write and how to study, I have taught high-school English and I currently teach writing in an online program. I have also taught the hardest student -- myself. My old methods included severe procrastination followed by locking myself into a room and completing my work at the last minute when enough desperation had built up. Now I approach my projects calmly and thoughtfully, with a plan, a schedule, a calendar, and a lot of faith in my own ability to come through. I would love to help you to do the same.

Michele’s Resources

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Skidmore
Education English
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Skidmore (Education English)

Columbia University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michele will travel within 2 miles of New York, NY 10014.


About Michele

I strive to be the kind of writing and English tutor I would want to work with: seasoned, curious, encouraging, honest, flexible, organized, clear, easy to talk to, fun to work with, attentive to both detail and the big picture, and ready with lessons, tips and inspiration to supplement whatever is happening in your classroom.

The first thing I do is make the task manageable. I know that grammar and the blank white page can be scary, but I'm ready with ways to get you itchy to write and simple examples to help you understand the logic behind the rules of grammar. I will also point out the specific spots in the writing that are and are not successful, explain why, provide examples and suggestions, and send you off focused, hopeful and ready to do your best.

In college I was part of a year-long peer-tutoring program and I won a college-wide writing award. I then became a high-school English teacher and then a writer and editor at many national magazines. I never left my teaching roots. I still love teaching so much that I teach writing in the online program of The Writers Studio and work with many private students on their grammar, expository writing, short stories and essays. I love helping people write more clearly and expressively! I think students respond best when they feel respected and heard and relaxed.

Education

Skidmore
Education English
Columbia University
Master's

Education

Skidmore (Education English)

Columbia University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of New York, NY 10014

Michele’s Subjects

English:
English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


Michele’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 Michele. View all of Michele’s resources


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