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Cheryl F.

Reading, Writing, and ESOL Tutor

New York, NY (10012)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$60.00
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I bring to my tutoring an extensive and varied educational and work history. After several years of running a small institute dedicated to professional development and public programs on issues of children, childhood, and education, I returned to teaching and tutoring adults and children, with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL), reading, and writing. I have a background in program development and administration, ranging from a pilot program for graduate students of journalism to a university writing center to weeklong professional development institutes for teachers and other child development specialists. In addition to higher education, I have worked in nonprofit theatre, public library, and retail settings. As a freelance tutor, I have taught both English language learners and native English speakers at all ages and levels. I am a writer, photographer, and audio storyteller/producer, and I seek opportunities to use those tools to encourage and support reading, literacy, and language learning in any format. I hold a Master of Arts from New York University in Teaching English to Non-Native English Speakers at the College and Adult Level and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Law and Society.

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Cheryl’s subjects

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

Elementary (K-6th)

Although I ultimately decided to focus on college and adult education for my master's degree, I also took graduate level courses in child development, observation and participatory experience with children, and elementary education. I completed classroom observations in Pre-K through 6th grade classes.

I returned to teaching and tutoring after several years of working on the administrative side of higher education, running a small institute dedicated to professional development and public programs on issues of children, childhood, and education. In addition to my work as a freelance reading, writing, and ESOL tutor, I have provided after-school homework help to elementary students at a nonprofit writing and tutoring center and taught an after-school reading class for fifth graders. I also taught gymnastics to K-4th grade students in an after-school program for two years. Furthermore, I was the youth coordinator in a public library for two years, working with children, teens, teachers, and parents to meet their literacy and research needs.

I am able to relate well to learners from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of goals. I am familiar with a variety of disciplines and research techniques, from the perspectives of both teacher and learner. Helping people, becoming familiar with new places and ideas, and finding and conveying information have been integral parts of almost every job I have had.

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master of Arts degree from New York University in teaching English to non-native speakers. I have worked with students of all ages and all levels, both individually and in a classroom setting. I love languages and language study, and I tailor my approach to meet the individual learning needs of my students.

Grammar

I am an avid reader, a writer, and an editor. I also studied English grammar and linguistics extensively as part of my graduate degree in teaching English to non-native speakers. My understanding of English grammar has been expanded even further by my own studies of other languages, and that has in turn shaped my teaching of the subject.

Reading

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL.

I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have taught reading to Fifth Grade students in an after-school program. I have also provided one-to-one reading tutoring to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I facilitated book groups for elementary and middle school students, developed reading and homework help programs, and provided reference and readers advisory assistance to all ages. As an avid reader myself, connecting learners to the world of words is a true joy.

Study Skills

I have nearly 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have a master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, and, through that program, I developed expertise in a variety of techniques, strategies, and teaching approaches.

While my focus is on reading, writing, and ESOL tutoring, I have also developed homework help programs in a public library setting and worked with individuals and small groups to scaffold and improve overall organizational and study skills across all subjects. I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the student.

Writing

In addition to my master's degree in teaching English to non-native speakers, I have nearly 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in both formal and informal settings, with a focus on reading, writing, and ESOL.

I have taught academic reading and writing skills to speakers of other languages who were preparing to enter university-level studies. I have acted as the co-director of a university writing center, mentoring student tutors and providing one-to-one writing assistance. I have also provided one-to-one writing tutoring privately to students ranging from Pre-K to graduate school. While working as the youth coordinator in the children's room of a public library, I started a teen literary e-zine/blog and edited book reviews written by teen reviewers for a leading library journal.

I am a writer and an editor, and I have a genuine love of writing, reading, languages, and the teaching and learning process.

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Education

University of California at Santa Barbara (Law and Society)

New York University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cheryl will travel within 40 miles of New York, NY 10012.

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