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Virginia M.

Oakland Gardens, NY

$60/hr

English Teacher- writing, reading comprehension, and study skills!

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English Teacher- writing, reading comprehension, and study skills!

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Hello! I am an English student and teacher, enjoying both of both worlds for the time being. I have a bachelors degree in English literature from St. Joseph's College, a masters degree in English literature from St. John's University, and am currently working on my doctorate. I also work as a teacher for the Institute of Reading Development and have had the opportunity to teach in over 13 states! As well as working as a teacher, I have had years of experience tutoring students in areas of English such as reading, writing, and grammar. I have tutored elementary and intermediate French students during high school and college as well.

I am passionate about reading and an enthusiastic motivator! Since 2010 I have worked for a reading company teaching hundreds of students from ages 4-64 to achieve fluency in reading and writing English, improving my students' reading speed and comprehension skills. My personal policy for working with children and teens is to work with them warmly, but also directly to really address problem areas. I want to set students up with study skills and help build motivation and enthusiasm so learning can be an enjoyable experience in a relaxed atmosphere instead of an anxious battle!

While in grad school I tutored many students in many genres of literature including American, Medieval, Biblical and Renaissance although my specialty is Victorian. I have worked with students on their grammar and general writing help when putting together papers and doing research. I am passionate about literature and am very well read. I am able to help young students just learning to read, to older students who need focus and motivation while reading and writing about the classics.

Testimonials

"Couldn't be happier!"

- Meredith, Coram, NY on 4/17/12

"Really made the lesson fun!!"

- Joanna, Oakland Gardens, NY on 2/9/14

"Great tutor on every aspect!"

- AlexandraSolton, New York, NY on 4/12/12
Math:
SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
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.

ESL/ESOL

I have received a certification in TEFL/ESL from Intesol Worldwide Incorporation. I work as a teacher at The Institute of Reading Development and often tutor children in these classes that are behind in English skills because it is their second language.

St. Joseph's College, Patchogue NY
English
St. John's University
Master's

Education

St. Joseph's College, Patchogue NY (English)

St. John's University (Master's)

Couldn't be happier! — Virginia has been working with my 12 year old son and I couldn't be happier with the progress they are making. His grades have improved but, even more importantly, his whole attitude towards reading has improved! He seems to be a more confident reader and this has begun spilling over to his other subjects as well. She is very flexible, patient, kind and even fun! I am so happy that we chose Virgin ...

— Meredith, Coram, NY on 4/17/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Travel policy

Virginia will travel within 15 miles of Oakland Gardens, NY 11364.


About Virginia

Hello! I am an English student and teacher, enjoying both of both worlds for the time being. I have a bachelors degree in English literature from St. Joseph's College, a masters degree in English literature from St. John's University, and am currently working on my doctorate. I also work as a teacher for the Institute of Reading Development and have had the opportunity to teach in over 13 states! As well as working as a teacher, I have had years of experience tutoring students in areas of English such as reading, writing, and grammar. I have tutored elementary and intermediate French students during high school and college as well.

I am passionate about reading and an enthusiastic motivator! Since 2010 I have worked for a reading company teaching hundreds of students from ages 4-64 to achieve fluency in reading and writing English, improving my students' reading speed and comprehension skills. My personal policy for working with children and teens is to work with them warmly, but also directly to really address problem areas. I want to set students up with study skills and help build motivation and enthusiasm so learning can be an enjoyable experience in a relaxed atmosphere instead of an anxious battle!

While in grad school I tutored many students in many genres of literature including American, Medieval, Biblical and Renaissance although my specialty is Victorian. I have worked with students on their grammar and general writing help when putting together papers and doing research. I am passionate about literature and am very well read. I am able to help young students just learning to read, to older students who need focus and motivation while reading and writing about the classics.

Testimonials

"Couldn't be happier!"

- Meredith, Coram, NY on 4/17/12

"Really made the lesson fun!!"

- Joanna, Oakland Gardens, NY on 2/9/14

"Great tutor on every aspect!"

- AlexandraSolton, New York, NY on 4/12/12
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Education

St. Joseph's College, Patchogue NY
English
St. John's University
Master's

Education

St. Joseph's College, Patchogue NY (English)

St. John's University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Oakland Gardens, NY 11364

Virginia’s Subjects

Math:
SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GRE, SAT Math, SAT Reading, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
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.


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