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Kathleen W.

ESL & Literacy Specialist, NYS cert K-12

Woodside, NY (11377)

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I am a NYS certified teacher in ESL (K-12th) and as a Literacy Specialist (K-12th). I have experience teaching in private homes, in the classroom, special education, and students from pre-school to adults. I specialize in student-centered learning, while maintaining a structured learning environment to provide measurable results. Each tutoring session is an engaging, fresh take on language and literacy development. I typically use a variety of texts, but predominantly compile original and authentic curriculum for each student- tailored to YOUR needs!

I received my Bachelor's degree from Nyack College in TESOL (2008). I thoroughly enjoy teaching students language, and spent time teaching abroad in northern Italy (first graders) and Quito, Ecuador (middle school). All language levels, beginner to advanced, provide for memorable and teachable moments. I received my Master's degree from SUNY Albany as a Literacy Specialist (2010). While pursuing my degree, I spent time volunteering at charter schools and other private schools for at-risk children and teens. Emphasizing the crucial value of reading and writing was at the core of all instruction (across curriculum, science, math, ELA, history, technology, etc.).

I am available for one-on-one sessions or small group (bring a friend!), and have a wonderful tutoring office in Woodside, NY. It is 2 short blocks from the 7 train!

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Kathleen’s subjects

Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
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Bible Studies

I have studied the Bible since a young child. I have taught children's Sunday school for over 5 years, and am presently the Children's Programs Director at my local church in Queens, NY (City Blessing Church). I have mentored young girls, and lead Bible studies for adults.

Also, I attended a private Christian high school and studied New and Old Testament for 4 years. I then attended Nyack College, and took courses in theology for 2 years.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have my ESL (K-12) NYS teacher's certification and a Master's degree (Literacy Specialist, K-12). I have experience teaching both in the formal classroom (pre-school, first grade, middle school, high school, and adults) and informally (child care, after-school programs, summer counselor).


ESL & literacy specialist with master's degree


I have my Bachelor's degree in TESOL K-12 (with course work in grammar, speech development, and language acquisition), and my Master's degree as a Literacy Specialist K-12 (pre-literate development, print awareness, phonics, Marie Clay, and Fountas & Pinnell).

Public Speaking

With my background in language development and conversation, I teach a public speaking course at an ESL & Literacy Center in Queens. As part of all my curriculum, I include presentation, which propels language acquisition and communication.


I am a Literacy Specialist (Reading & Writing K-12).

Study Skills

I have my NYS public school teacher's certification in ESL (K-12) and Literacy Specialist (K-12). I have my master's degree and have been teaching for over ten years. As an instructor, I work towards enhancing students' performance by redirecting study habits and organization.


Master's Degree - Writing Specialist (K-12) - Focusing on 6 Facets of Writing to enhance every aspect of writing.

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Nyack College

SUNY Albany (MEd)

Very patient! Kathleen W. is helping my son become more organized in his writing and she is helping him think more about what he is reading before he starts to write about it. She suggests books that are on his reading level and ones that he would be interested in reading. She is very patient and so easy to get in touch with! I have seen a big improvement in his work and in his confidence in the short time he h ...

— Anne Marie from Brooklyn, NY on 7/1/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Hourly rate varies depending on the intensity of the materials, curriculum, and study plan established.

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Kathleen will travel within 20 miles of Woodside, NY 11377.

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