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Lorraine M.

Yonkers, NY

$65/hr

English and Writing Tutor

English and Writing Tutor

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Hello Prospective Students and Parents! My name is Lorraine. I am a Master's Level Psychiatric Social Worker who has worked exclusively with children and adolescents for the past ten years. In the course of my practice, I have effectively taught numerous and diverse groups of acute-care inpatients on a wide range of topics. My patients regularly remark that they enjoy my teaching style, and that they have benefited from the lessons I have imparted. I have an overwhelmingly successful track record in establishing positive rapport with difficult patients, (mostly because I genuinely enjoy working with young personalities). I employ a very creative, easy-going, strengths-based approach in reaching my youngsters. I also interject an appropriate and necessary dose of humor to keep perspectives fresh, and the student well-engaged. I firmly believe that learning should be fun, not a new miserable experience for a student who may already be having difficulty expressing him or herself. I love the satisfaction my students display when they begin to grasp a formerly challenging topic and then apply that understanding to achieve proficiency in the area. On a personal note, I am a writer who has written and participated in local writers' groups and poetry events over the last decade. I have an artistic appreciation for the written and spoken word, and I believe that individuals have a responsibility (to themselves and others) to learn how to communicate effectively, in speech and in written compositions. I possess an orderly and friendly explanatory style and have a flair for presenting concepts in a sequential, understandable yet down-to-earth format. I would be pleased to offer my tutoring services in a dedicated, professional manner. I am now scheduling weekday sessions (afternoon and evening), with some select availability for weekend hours.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Public Speaking

I took a Public Speaking course in college, years ago. I have had the opportunity countless times to successfully employ the concepts gleaned therefrom in numerous personal and professional settings over the last two decades.

I have participated extensively (and effectively) in regular and various local open mic poetry events, an endeavor which necessitates standing at a podium before a group of 30-50 listeners to verbally present original work. My presentations have drawn very favorable feedback from listeners.

Also, I was employed for five years as a psychiatric social worker in an acute-care, stabilization hospital for children and adolescents. In my role there I created and facilitated group therapy sessions, 2-3x weekly, with groups of 8-10 behaviorally-challenged patients. My personal style was a classroom-type, psycho-educational model of teaching. My groups drew the praise of the Medical Director and colleagues alike, and served to keep some of our most challenging patients consistently enthused and engaged.

I am very comfortable speaking before small and large groups of people. I am aware of what constitutes persuasive, articulate communication in a public realm, as well as what problems public speakers may face (technically, emotionally). I possess the knowledge and ability to effectively address and convey the basic (and more elaborate) tenets of public speaking.

Lorraine’s Resources

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By the first week in August, even the most enthusiastic of students can become a bit bored with all those unstructured blocks of summer time off. If you're a school kid, by now you've probably had your fill of 40-plus long, hot endless days of: swimming, sunbathing, going to the beach, bicycling, attending summer camp, picnics, fireworks and backyard barbecues. Sounds impossible, but it does... read more

Mercy College
Business, Finance
Fordham U/Marymount
Master's

Education

Mercy College (Business, Finance)

Fordham U/Marymount (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lorraine will travel within 30 miles of Yonkers, NY 10710.


About Lorraine

Hello Prospective Students and Parents! My name is Lorraine. I am a Master's Level Psychiatric Social Worker who has worked exclusively with children and adolescents for the past ten years. In the course of my practice, I have effectively taught numerous and diverse groups of acute-care inpatients on a wide range of topics. My patients regularly remark that they enjoy my teaching style, and that they have benefited from the lessons I have imparted. I have an overwhelmingly successful track record in establishing positive rapport with difficult patients, (mostly because I genuinely enjoy working with young personalities). I employ a very creative, easy-going, strengths-based approach in reaching my youngsters. I also interject an appropriate and necessary dose of humor to keep perspectives fresh, and the student well-engaged. I firmly believe that learning should be fun, not a new miserable experience for a student who may already be having difficulty expressing him or herself. I love the satisfaction my students display when they begin to grasp a formerly challenging topic and then apply that understanding to achieve proficiency in the area. On a personal note, I am a writer who has written and participated in local writers' groups and poetry events over the last decade. I have an artistic appreciation for the written and spoken word, and I believe that individuals have a responsibility (to themselves and others) to learn how to communicate effectively, in speech and in written compositions. I possess an orderly and friendly explanatory style and have a flair for presenting concepts in a sequential, understandable yet down-to-earth format. I would be pleased to offer my tutoring services in a dedicated, professional manner. I am now scheduling weekday sessions (afternoon and evening), with some select availability for weekend hours.

Education

Mercy College
Business, Finance
Fordham U/Marymount
Master's

Education

Mercy College (Business, Finance)

Fordham U/Marymount (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Yonkers, NY 10710

Lorraine’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, 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.


Lorraine’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 Lorraine. View all of Lorraine’s resources

By the first week in August, even the most enthusiastic of students can become a bit bored with all those unstructured blocks of summer time off. If you're a school kid, by now you've probably had your fill of 40-plus long, hot endless days of: swimming, sunbathing, going to the beach, bicycling, attending summer camp, picnics, fireworks and backyard barbecues. Sounds impossible, but it does... read more


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