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Deborah L.

Effective English Teacher Specializes in Reading, Writing, PRAXIS, ESL

Effective English Teacher Specializes in Reading, Writing, PRAXIS, ESL

$55/hour

  • 252 hours tutoring

  • Westfield, NJ 07090

"Great ESL teacher!!"

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About Deborah


Bio

I'm a certified English teacher with over 20 years of experience and a passion for teaching, an extensive knowledge of literature, and an engaging style that puts students at ease. I have developed a reputation as a professional, positive tutor dedicated to the success of my students. Please read my client testimonials below.

I customize lessons based on the individual needs and strengths of my students, using quality literature and current teaching resources as the means for improving...

I'm a certified English teacher with over 20 years of experience and a passion for teaching, an extensive knowledge of literature, and an engaging style that puts students at ease. I have developed a reputation as a professional, positive tutor dedicated to the success of my students. Please read my client testimonials below.

I customize lessons based on the individual needs and strengths of my students, using quality literature and current teaching resources as the means for improving language, reading comprehension, writing, literary analysis, and grammar skills. In addition, I provide test preparation for the SAT, ACT, AP English and English PRAXIS exams, and have helped many students build essential skills, raise their test scores, and pass exams.

My mission: build confidence and boost skills. I develop a relationship with students to maximize their strengths and motivate them to learn new skills. Whether you need help sharpening a specific language arts skill, developing a study guide for an exam, writing a compelling college app essay, or mastering basic ESL conversational and grammar concepts, I'll provide the practice and support you need to accomplish your goals.

Feel free to email me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Together we can achieve great things!

Thank you.


Education

Brooklyn College
English
Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in English, K-12
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Westfield, NJ 07090
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/4/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with many students from grades 3 through 6 and helped them improve writing, reading, and language arts skills. I'm a certified, experienced English teacher and professional journalist with extensive knowledge of quality children's literature and NJ curriculum standards. I develop engaging lessons which motivate students to learn and make connections between texts and their own lives. I teach to the multiple intelligences, varying skills and interests of all my students to facilitate success.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I received a CEAS in English in March 2011 and have been tutoring students in language, reading, writing, NJ ASK/SAT/ACT/PRAXIS test preparation for WyzAnt for over two years. I also taught English for two months as a maternity leave replacement at the Magnet High School in Scotch Plains, NJ, in October 2012. I've got a passion for language and literature and an insight into how students learn best. I enjoy watching clients progress and have helped many improve their skills, grades, and test scores.
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

History

European History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with many students from grades 3 through 6 and helped them improve writing, reading, and language arts skills. I'm a certified, experienced English teacher and professional journalist with extensive knowledge of quality children's literature and NJ curriculum standards. I develop engaging lessons which motivate students to learn and make connections between texts and their own lives. I teach to the multiple intelligences, varying skills and interests of all my students to facilitate success.
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with many students from grades 3 through 6 and helped them improve writing, reading, and language arts skills. I'm a certified, experienced English teacher and professional journalist with extensive knowledge of quality children's literature and NJ curriculum standards. I develop engaging lessons which motivate students to learn and make connections between texts and their own lives. I teach to the multiple intelligences, varying skills and interests of all my students to facilitate success.
English, Reading, Writing

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I'm a certified English teacher and published journalist with twenty-five years experience. I've helped many students write imaginative and concise college app essays which reflect their voice and words. Here's my approach: I interview students to capture the highlights of their lives and offer insightful essay writing strategies. Once clients prepare a draft of their essay, I edit their writing, and working together, we create a memorable essay to impress college administrators.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with many students from grades 3 through 6 and helped them improve writing, reading, and language arts skills. I'm a certified, experienced English teacher and professional journalist with extensive knowledge of quality children's literature and NJ curriculum standards. I develop engaging lessons which motivate students to learn and make connections between texts and their own lives. I teach to the multiple intelligences, varying skills and interests of all my students to facilitate success.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I received a CEAS in English in March 2011 and have been tutoring students in language, reading, writing, NJ ASK/SAT/ACT/PRAXIS test preparation for WyzAnt for over two years. I also taught English for two months as a maternity leave replacement at the Magnet High School in Scotch Plains, NJ, in October 2012. I've got a passion for language and literature and an insight into how students learn best. I enjoy watching clients progress and have helped many improve their skills, grades, and test scores.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I'm a certified English teacher and published journalist with twenty-five years experience. I've helped many students write imaginative and concise college app essays which reflect their voice and words. Here's my approach: I interview students to capture the highlights of their lives and offer insightful essay writing strategies. Once clients prepare a draft of their essay, I edit their writing, and working together, we create a memorable essay to impress college administrators.
Praxis,

Praxis

I am qualified to prepare students for the 0041 Eng Lang Lit Comp Content Knowledge Praxis test needed for certification to teach English in grades K-12. It is a two-hour test with 120 questions in three major content areas: Literature and Understanding Text, Language and Linguistics, Composition and Rhetoric. I took the exam in January 2011 and passed by over twenty points. I could provide essential coaching, timing and sample exams.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.7 (69 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledge tutor

Deborah is a very patient and expericed tutor.She helped my daughter about vocabulary expansion,grammar learning.She also recommended books to my daughter that is what we wanted exactly.We are very glad that she would be our tutor.

Sally, 1 lesson with Deborah

AMAZING tutor

Deborah is FANTASTIC! For Praxis I, I struggled so much with the Reading portion. As soon as I had a few sessions with Deborah, I passed the exam the next time I took it. For Praxis II 5038, I tried to study on my own and was unable to pass the exam. Once I started having weekly sessions with Deborah, she not only helped me understand where I needed to focus the most/what was challenging for me, but she also boosted my confidence! The next time I took the exam, my scores went up TWENTY points and I passed. Personally, being someone with learning disabilities and someone who has always struggled with reading comprehension, Deborah helped me really break down the passages I had to read to truly comprehend what I was reading. I would HIGHLY recommend her - best tutor I have ever had.

Katie, 3 lessons with Deborah

Nice Tutor

It was nice to meet Deborah, and I felt she was well organized and truly wants to help me out in passing my Praxis exam. I feel lucky to have Deborah help me in essay writing and grammar. Thank you.

Carlos, 1 lesson with Deborah

Jump-started my son's interest in reading

My son is a 10th grader and didn't enjoy reading before having Mrs. Deborah as his tutor. Mrs. Deborah chose books carefully according to his interests, and improved his ability to read deeply. Recently, he has shown interest in reading, and bought a book for casual reading for the first time in his life. His grade in language arts has also improved since the tutoring started. We are very pleased with the progress and appreciate Mrs. Deborah's personalized teaching.

Jing, 16 lessons with Deborah

Very knowledgeable tutor

Very experienced tutor. Deborah tutored both of our 9th graders. Deborah is patient, compassionate and comes prepared. Deborah knows her subject matter. She helped my daughter improved her grades.

Felicia, 9 lessons with Deborah

Extremely knowledgeable and patient!

Deborah was my tutor for the English Praxis; she gave me an immense amount of help. I had taken the Praxis a number of times and was still having trouble getting the few extra points I needed to receive a passing score. Deborah laid out everything I needed to know and provided me with information that I could study from. With Deborah's extensive knowledge in English, study materials, and my own hard work I finally passed the Praxis. I would definitely recommend Deborah as a tutor. She is professional, prompt, and patient.

Renee, 4 lessons with Deborah

Great tutor!

Deborah is without a doubt the best tutor I've had. She is patient and always willing to devote her time to helping me with any problem I have, regardless if it is on her time or not. She is in many ways the English teacher I've desperately needed this year and I'm so glad I've had her to guide me before my exams.

Marvi, 10 lessons with Deborah

Absolutely Amazing!

Deborah is an amazing tutor! I highly recommend her to anybody who is struggling with any sort of Language Arts (elementary, middle and high school) issues. She is has great study technique, is extremely fluent in all genres, and has read hundreds of authors and remembers almost all of them! I worked with Deborah over the past few weeks, she is always on time, always near her phone to respond to any of the questions I struggled with while I studied. She is prompt, patient, nice, and above all, professional.

Maria, 5 lessons with Deborah

Highly recommended

Deborah has been tutoring my son for a few weeks now. The sessions have been informal, yet still challenging. This is an important aspect as my son was initially apprehensive about the idea of being tutored. However, he has been completing the homework he gets, and even works a little harder to quickly finish the books he's reading. There is no question that his resolve to work this hard is due to a friendly learning environment, and his respect for Deborah.

Steven, 17 lessons with Deborah

$55/hour

Deborah L.

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