Over 50 tutoring hours

Edna A.

Sunnyvale, CA


Experienced and Effective English, ESL, and Computer Skills Teacher

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/21/14
5.0 average from 46 ratings
Encouraging and helpful
— Mary, San Jose, CA on 4/24/16


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BA Hebrew U Jerusalem, Israel
MA Hunter College NY
JTS New York


BA Hebrew U Jerusalem, Israel (English)

MA Hunter College NY (Master's)

JTS New York (Other)

About Edna

My objectives are to teach reading comprehension, writing, grammar and ESL and basic computer skills .

I enjoy teaching. I am an interesting and exciting teacher. I have excellent people skills and understand the needs of students. I am very good at promoting the use of computer skills in education.

Over the years, I taught, lectured, and conducted seminars and workshops in many areas ranging from ESL and FL, computers skills, study skills, reading comprehension and writing, and Hebrew language and literature.

I hold a BA in English and world history, a master's degree from Hunter College NY in TESOL, and a DHL from the JTS in New York in Hebrew literature.
My objectives are to teach reading comprehension, writing, grammar and ESL and basic Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Encouraging and helpful"

- Mary, San Jose, CA on 4/24/16
Bible Studies,
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer)
ESL/ESOL, Hebrew,
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I hold a DHL- doctorate Hebrew Literature- degree from the JTS in New York.
I lecture on Biblical figures and stories and the way they are portrayed in Modern Hebrew Literature.
I am a poet and a writer and much of my work has to do with Biblical themes.


I am Israeli born, USA and Israel educated, and currently living in the Bay Area. I am an expert on teaching Hebrew as a second and first language as well as Hebrew Literature and Israeli culture.
I wrote textbooks, trained teachers, designed curriculum, served as a consultant, headed the Hebrew department at Ramaz School in NY (years ago) and at Neve Scheter in Jerusalem. I taught at the JTS in NY and at David Yellin School Education in Jerusalem, Israel. I also served as head of Literacy in the Jerusalem District of the Israeli Ministry of education.

Besides my work in Israel and the USA in teaching HSL and Hebrew Literature, I also wrote and implemented the HSL curriculum in the Tarbut School in Mexico, the Herzlia schools in South Africa, and Carmel College in England.

I authored and co-authored books and numerous articles and presented papers in the aforementioned areas. I am also a poet and an artist. I published one book of poetry and many of my poems in Hebrew and in English appear in anthologies and online.

Public Speaking

I am an experienced public speaker:
1. I have been lecturing for the last 40 years on college and university level.
2. I have participated in numerous conferences all over the world and presented numerous papers.
3. I have given numerous public lectures at Haddassa, B'nei Brith ,Wizo,and a few JCC's.
4. For years I used to speak in different programs on the Israeli radio.
5. I gave numerous workshops and seminars in marketing, change management and creativity to executives and professionals.

Study Skills

I have a BA in English Language and Literature, a Master's degree in TESOL from Hunter College.
I taught students 5th-12th grade for 9 years.
For more than 30 years I have been teaching in colleges and universities.
I have been instrumental in tutoring students from all ages in time management, reading and writing including academic papers.

BA Hebrew U Jerusalem, Israel
MA Hunter College NY
JTS New York


BA Hebrew U Jerusalem, Israel (English)

MA Hunter College NY (Master's)

JTS New York (Other)

Encouraging and helpful

I have been working with Edna on Biblical Hebrew, and I have found her knowledge to be solid and the methods she has suggested to be helpful. I enjoy her enthusiasm and appreciate her encouragement.

— Mary, San Jose, CA on 4/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Edna will travel within 20 miles of Sunnyvale, CA 94087.