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Iris R.

Saint Petersburg, FL

$55/hour

Mindful, Effective English Tutor for Writing, Reading and Test Prep

5.0 average from 16 ratings
Extremely caring and patient
— Wendy, Mount Laurel, NJ on 5/24/15

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City University of New York, Brooklyn College
English
New York University
Master's
National University
Graduate Coursework

Education

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (English)

New York University (Master's)

National University (Graduate Coursework)

About Iris

I teach with Mindfulness and my goal is to motivate you and have you enjoy learning while you untangle all those cobwebs that have accumulated over time. I love what I do and that will make all the difference to you. My teaching style is interactive and you participate fully in the learning process.

What are my credentials? I am a college professor (10 years) who has taught the following classes: English, History, Ethics, Literature, Philosophy, Critical Thinking ( you will learn really helpful skills), Communication, and the course you love to hate, Writing. It's really a breeze. I can also help you with Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary.

I have also taught students how to discover what it is that may be their career path which is important to discover at an early age. I knew that I would be a teacher since I was in first grade and would insist that all my little friends sit in a mock classroom while I taught them to write plays. As far as my educational background, I have a Bachelor of Arts in English; a Masters of Arts in Education and Theater from New York University; upper level graduate work in World Literature from National University and University of North Carolina and an Associate of Science in Marketing from Miami Dade College. I have practiced Mindfulness for the past 30 years. I have a certification in The Fundamentals of Mindfulness and will teach you techniques that will help you relax, de-stress and focus. If you are in Junior high or high school, or an adult preparing for state examinations, I can and will see to it that your time will be well spent. You will be motivated and look forward to our sessions!

One more important point. I use different tools to make the subjects come alive. I want my students to feel confident and prepared. We are a team and we will do whatever it takes to learn, enjoy and create a satisfying and successful experience.
I teach with Mindfulness and my goal is to motivate you and have you enjoy learning while you untangle all those cobwebs that have accumulated over time. I love what I do and that will make all the difference to you. My teaching style is interactive and you participate fully in the learning process.

What are my credentials? I am a
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33715
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely caring and patient"

- Wendy, Mount Laurel, NJ on 5/24/15

"Very Patient and Accommodating"

- Samer, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 5/19/15
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History,
Classics, Religion
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

As an assistant professor, I have taught contemporary history and worked privately with many students who needed the extra help in their studies. My teaching style is very creative and interactive so we will be watching film, learning about everyday life, how people dressed and what their day was like, etc. all centered around the time in history you are studying. My students rated this class as one of the most interesting they have taken!

Study Skills

I have taught courses in Communication Skills, Management Skills and general time management classes. The following study skills were covered: how to use a dictionary, communication skills, outlining, organizational skills, time management, how to take notes and study skills. Test taking strategies were also covered.

Writing

As a literature and composition teacher, my students were required to write essays and complete a research paper as part of their final grade. My teaching methods are interactive and creative and my students learned how to approach writing with a positive attitude. Students loved my classes. I myself am a writer who has written both articles for publication and short stories with a humorous twist! I also critique other writer's work and they critique mine.

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
English
New York University
Master's
National University
Graduate Coursework

Education

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (English)

New York University (Master's)

National University (Graduate Coursework)

Extremely caring and patient — Iris has been a tremendous help to my company. I hired her to tutor an employee who is having trouble with some basic skills and Iris has done a fantastic job working with me to create a plan. It's been a huge help having her evaluate my employees' skills and put an action plan together for improvement. My employee also likes working with Iris and looks forward to her sessions and feels very c ...

— Wendy, Mount Laurel, NJ on 5/24/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Iris will travel within 6 miles of Saint Petersburg, FL 33715.